Ellie McCann is the Manager of the Surgical Education Research and Training Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has an extensive career in healthcare holding senior leadership and management positions at the national, state-wide, local health district and hospital level.
Her nursing career, substantial experience and can do attitude created opportunities to lead national and state-wide reform strategies for The Organ and Tissue Authority, DonateLife and NSW Organ Donation and Transplant Services, the National Centre for Immunisation, Research and Surveillance, and NSW Ambulance, leading their Statewide Workforce Enhancement Program (SWEP) prior to joining the SERT Institute. In WSLHD Ellie Worked in the Research Education Network (REN) managing Education and Training Services in addition to corporate, management and leadership development.
As a Nurse Manager she has managed surgical services, operating theatres, interventional procedural units and gained nursing experience in acute care, medical and palliative care.
She is passionate and driven to provide safe and high quality healthcare services, underpinned by clinical research, quality improvement and a positive workplace culture that strives for excellence in patient care.
In 2020 she was awarded a scholarship with the Australian College of Nursing for the Executive Leadership Mindset Program which she completed in February 2021. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) and has enrolled in the RNSH Nursing Research Program.
We are very pleased to have Ellie join the SERT Institute leadership team as we move forward, strengthening surgical academic activities, clinical research, leadership and education at RNSH.