Vision Hospital Group has appointed Kylie Bennett to the pivotal role of National Director of Nursing. Ms Bennett, who first joined Vision Hospital Group in January 2022 as National Quality and Risk Manager, and was previously Director of Clinical Services at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in New South Wales for over seven years, said she is passionate about quality improvement.
“Quality improvement has been a passion of mine since I became responsible for it in a former role – and having the opportunity to continue working in that capacity at Vision Hospital Group has been an extremely rewarding experience.
I’ve relished the opportunity to lead teams and enact positive change, while still retaining oversight and management of the quality system – it allows me to combine the best of everything I enjoy in management
The Best of Everything
Since taking on the National Director of Nursing role here at Vision Hospital Group, Ms Bennett said she has “relished the opportunity to lead teams again and enact positive change, while still retaining oversight and management of the quality system.”
“It allows me to combine the best of everything I enjoy in management,” she observed.
To her, several aspects of Vision Hospital Group’s culture make it a great place to work. “Aside from being part of such a well-structured service provider, it’s been wonderful getting to know so many extremely knowledgeable people. And a real feature of Vision Hospital Group is the professionalism with which it conducts its processes, from research to marketing, business development and patient engagement – so it’s been very fulfilling to be part of this organisation.”
She said a strong emphasis on ongoing professional development is also appealing. “Vision Hospital Group is very focussed on the development of its people, and there are numerous opportunities for staff to visit different facilities and learn from each other. I think I’m a perfect example of the organisation’s commitment to giving people opportunities to step up into new roles, and I am very grateful for that.”
In terms of career advice that she’s been given over the journey, Ms Bennett recalled some wise words that have stayed with her: that it’s OK to not have all of the answers at any given moment, that trust and respect are earned, and that it’s important to always have something to look forward to away from work.