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A quick chat with… Kim Gotos – a clinical midwifery educator

Which hospital do you work at and what do you do there?

Liverpool Hospital Postnatal Ward CC1A, I am a registered nurse/midwife and job share clinical midwifery educator.

What is your education background?

Nursing and midwifery.

Why did you choose this career path?

I had been a nurse for four years in the aged care ward at Liverpool Hospital and decided that I had seen the 'end of life' and wanted to see the 'beginning of life'. So I studied midwifery and have never looked back.

What does a typical day on the job look like for you?

My day is focused on educating women with their babies, working with staff and collaborating with the extended family of the women.

What do you love about your job and what would you change?

I love my job because I help women throughout the postnatal stage and interact with many babies. I also love being a mentor to student midwives.

What advice would you give to nurses entering the profession?

Have good time management and really love the job.

What advice would you give yourself on your first ever day?

Relax and calm down as extra support is just around the corner.

What is the next step in your nursing career?

Educate more students and mothers.

What books are you reading at the moment?

None. At the moment, I have been reading DIY forums/tutorials for building furniture, interior design or even automotive. I also watch DIY videos to expand my learning and skills.

What was your first concert?

First concert was Winter Beats (R’n’B artists in one concert) and most recently Justin Timberlake.

What's your ideal meal?

It's a Filipino dish: crispy pork binagoongan with rice.

What's the best holiday you've ever been on?

Japan – when I proposed to my fiancée. It was exciting and nerve-racking. It was at Tokyo Disneyland, in  front of the castle. I told her: “ I can’t give you a big castle or a massive house, but I can give you a happily ever after…”

What’s your ultimate day-off activity?

DIY stuff for my house. I pretty much built everything in my house. This includes my dining table and refurbished seats, the ottoman for the living room, the feature wall made out of old vintage pallets for the living room, the vintage barn door set-up and shelving for the laundry room, the Aztec feature wall for the hallway, and the lists go on.

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