Kath Paine (RN) Bolton Clarke (formerly known as Royal District Nursing Service RDNS and RSLcare)
After 25+ years ‘On the road’ as a primary nurse, Care Manager, Palliative Care specialist, DVA Community Nursing Program resource nurse, Kath embarked on a new direction leading the RDNS Active Service Model (ASM) pilot projects 2007-2009. The ASM Caring for Continence with Care Planning pilot was led by RDNS in partnership with the Municipal Association Victoria and Community Health Services across multiple municipal areas of Metro Melbourne.
Following the successful ASM pilot projects Kath was seconded for 8 years into the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) working on the HACC Active Service Model initiative across Victoria. As a Senior Project Officer in the DHHS from 2009 until 2017, Kath was responsible for the development and coordination of a virtual team of ASM industry consultants across Victoria that worked to support the implementation of the ASM approach.
In 2017, Kath returned to the world of service provision and took up the role of Principal Advisor Wellness and Reablement at Bolton Clarke. The key focus of this role is to develop and support the implementation of the Bolton Clarke Model of Care for Optimising Health and Wellness within both the community and residential aged care settings.
Kath has recently received a LASA Team Achievement Award 2019 (Vic/Tas) for the Model of Care work and has also presented at National conferences. The Principal Advisor role within the Care Innovation Team at Bolton Clarke is about translating policy into practice. Kath holds a Graduate Diploma in Ambulatory and Home Care Nursing. At the end of the day, what is most important to Kath is that all work with consumers is done with purpose and meaning and has a positive impact.