Young achiever honoured in LASA Excellence in Age Services QLD Awards

Talented employee John Sison has been named the 2020 Rising Star at the LASA Excellence in Age Services QLD Awards.

Clinical Support Officer John was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the age services sector, using innovation and initiative to deliver high quality care that improves the lives of senior Australians.

“As the youngest member of our team, John leads by example and shows respect and integrity beyond his years,” Sheelagh Henson, General Manager Clinical and Care Governance, said.

John started with Churches of Christ in Queensland on its graduate nurse program in 2016. The program saw him working across multiple clinical streams in our Residential and Home Aged Care services, in both metropolitan and rural areas.

This experience, combined with his advanced IT knowledge and a passion to make a difference, inspired him to design and implement clinical governance tools that collect and present data in a more meaningful way.

Building on his earlier ideas, he then developed a dynamic in-house tool that spans the clinical governance fields to analyse and map together a variety of clinical areas. This includes incident analysis and recommendations to assist our services in developing strategies and care planning for older people.

The information from these tools is provided to both the aged care services and senior management to drive change in practice. This enables us to deliver best practice care and support that achieves improved outcomes for our residents and clients.

“John’s interaction with both residents and families is sensitive and empathetic. His ‘can do’ attitude and calm demeanour reassures the most anxious of residents and staff,” Ms Henson said.

“Residents enjoy his company and feel safe and valued by him. We frequently receive requests for John to attend services to assist with clinical support.”

“Churches of Christ in Queensland is delighted that John’s range of initiatives to improve our aged care services have been recognised, and we’re all extremely proud of him,” Gary Edwards, Chief Executive Officer said.

  Posted 10 August, 2020 in News