Meet the team
Carol Mioduchowski, Northern Area Health Manager
Carol is a registered podiatrist and has been with Barwon Health for many years.
For the past eight years, Carol has been manager of the Corio Community Health Centre, overseeing the delivery of a range of services including allied health, psychology, social work, dental, smoking cessation, cardiac rehabilitation, refugee health, community nursing services and diabetes education.
Growing up in the Northern suburbs, Carol is a passionate advocate and supporter of health service delivery and improving health outcomes in the area.
Since funding was announced in 2014, Carol has played a fundamental role in the planning and development of Barwon Health North.
Julie Parsons, Nurse Practitioner
Julie Parsons began her career in healthcare in the UK in 1992. She has extensive experience in multiple healthcare environments including emergency and primary healthcare settings, focusing on adult and paediatric care. Julie continued her professional education and development commencing the role of Registered Nurse Practitioner in 2002.
"As a Nurse Practitioner I work autonomously, assessing, diagnosing and managing most acute common and chronic illnesses. I am authorised to perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests or advanced health needs assessment, which are not usually exercised by nurses.
I moved to Australia in 2018 to continue working as a Registered Nurse Practitioner where I continue to draw on my diverse range of knowledge and clinical reasoning and decision making to determine evidence-based therapeutic interventions (which will include prescribing medication and actively monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
I plan and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, and delegating and referring as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resource use, as well as providing direct support to patients.
I use my professional judgement in managing complex and unpredictable care events and capture the learning from these experiences to improve patient care and service delivery."
Jarrod Hunter, Nurse Practitioner
"I joined Barwon Health in April after working in intensive care units and emergency departments in Horsham and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. I used to live in Bacchus Marsh and worked in Geelong as a paramedic, so I wanted to come back for a sea change and an opportunity to work to my full scope as a nurse practitioner. As a registered nurse and a paramedic, I wanted to provide more for my patients and that's what the nurse practitioner role has allowed me to do. Working at Barwon Health North is challenging and exciting, but it's also very rewarding. We've got a really good mix of different patient presentations from areas around Geelong, as far as St Leonards and Drysdale. I think the Urgent Care Centre is really helping take some stress off the Emergency Department. As people learn about our service, the trust will build and the work at Barwon Health North will grow."
Grant Peacock, Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) - Barwon Health North site supervisor
Grant has been a radiographer with Barwon Health for 15 years after working at several major hospitals in Melbourne.
"I look after the Barwon Medical Imaging site at Barwon Health North and liaise with the other departments for the the overall management of the site. That means working out what's best for everyone with patient and staff flow, and providing an efficiency of service.
I'm motivated to help people get the best service and outcomes they can, and I want things to run as efficiently as they can so that access is improved for everyone. Earlier treatment means earlier diagnosis.
We have the ability here to service the local community out-of-hours now with the walk-in service, and the access here is amazing. It's such a contrast to the hospital and the parking is so easy that you could be finished here and on your way home in the time it takes you to find a park in the city."
Last Modified: Wednesday, 02 September 2020