How long have you worked at Caci?
I have worked for Caci for 2 years now. I have however been a Registered Nurse for much longer, 9 years in fact.
Can you tell us a bit about your Caci journey since you’ve been working here? (have you moved clinics/changed roles/learned new skills/gone away and come back)
I am based at Caci Kapiti in the Wellington region, but I have previously helped out in Caci Nelson.
I have learnt so many awesome skills at Caci as an appearance medicine nurse, not just in relation to procedures itself and how to do them but also customer service and managing difficult scenarios. Probably the greatest skill I have attained is the ability to work autonomously.
Can you tell us a bit about how you got started in the industry?
I have always had a passion for appearance medicine & makeup. I have wanted to work for Caci for a long time.
I had no injecting or appearance medicine experience prior to working at Caci but that was never an issue! I had appearance medicine procedures myself prior to becoming an injector. I feel like this is so important. It enables you to understand procedures from the customer's perspective and also really helps when it comes to explaining procedures. I got full intensive training at Caci by our clinical director, Brandy.
What makes working at Caci so special for you?
When you ask a nurse why they became a nurse the answer often is around wanting to help others. Being an appearance medicine nurse is no different. You have specialised knowledge and skills that enables others to feel good about themselves, and that in my opinion is very special! You have the power to help someone feel more confident.
What are your future goals while working at Caci? (any role progression/personal development/new skills)
My future goals at the moment are around finishing my second Masters degree! I have a Master of Nursing & am currently working on a Master of Health Service Management.
I really want to do my thesis for this second Masters in appearance medicine. This is a one-to-two-year goal, I still have one more paper to go before I’m ready to do my second thesis.
What does #skinconfidence mean to you?
Skin confidence to me is about feeling comfortable in your own skin without makeup.
Primary skin goal or skin concern?
My skin goals and concerns change with the season. In winter my skin tends to be very dry and in summer my skin goes very oily. It’s so important to change up our skincare needs and products according to seasons.
Go-to coffee order?
Oh a mocha! Every-time and with marshmallows!!!
Holy grail product?
Murad's Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil! Absolutely love it.
Are you interested in joining us at #TeamCaci ?