Rita Lazzarotto is an ICU/HDU/CCU/A&E/Recovery and ANA Registered Nurse with a wealth of experience. Having nursed all around Australia in the past 20 years, from Melbourne CBD to remote islands in Northern Queensland, Rita has an enviable passion for life which she can attribute to working as an Agency Nurse with HCA.
Since deciding back in year 10 that nursing was the field of study for her, Rita’s profession has helped her tick quite a few things off her bucket list, having travelled across 176 countries and even being an intruder on the reality show ‘Big Brother’ back in 2005. As an Agency Nurse for 17 years, Rita has been able to live life to its fullest. Rita explains that working as an Agency Nurse has been “…the best thing ever. I will never go back to a permanent position!”
Rita joined ASEPS, Healthcare Australia’s division for Theatre and ICU nurses in February 2015 and has never looked back. “I should have joined ASEPS years ago. They have been so amazing from day one!” she says.
As part of our Agency Nurse team, Rita has experienced the freedom to work whatever shifts she chooses. “My work revolves around my life, not my life around my work. If I’m busy during the day I’ll do a night shift, if I have something on at night I’ll do an early shift,” says Rita. I have the flexibility to do more and have more time for leisure.”
Rita’s is driven by her passion for people and caring. “When I’m practicing it’s a reflection of who I am, there is nothing more rewarding than being yourself in what you do,” she explains.
Rita’s advice to anyone in the nursing field is very simple “The day you start working for money is the day you quit nursing, nursing is not a job you do for money. As soon as you lose your passion for caring and helping others, it’s the day you’re ready to move on”.
Considering taking on the flexibility of Agency Nursing?
Healthcare Australia is the nation’s leading healthcare recruitment agency. With over 1,500 Agency Nursing shifts a day across the country, you have the freedom to work wherever you want and whenever you want. From Sydney, Brisbane or Perth CBD, to more regional locations such as Taree, Geelong and Bega, Agency nursing with HCA delivers work, life and choice.
Contact the HCA consulting team on 1300 422 247 or click the registration button below to find out more about Agency Nursing with HCA.