Adelaide Bariatric Centre

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Jane Collins - Clinical Nurse / Research Coordinator

Bariatric Surgeon - Jane Collins

Jane received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 1996. In 1999 Jane made a decision to focus her career on caring for the bariatric patient. She has worked on all aspects of the patient’s care from the ward to working in the operating room and post anaesthetic care unit. In 2005 she was one of the original team members at the Adelaide Bariatric Centre where she assumed the role of clinical research coordinator and clinical nurse.

Through her research work, Jane has presented at local and international obesity meetings with particular focus on the patient care element of bariatric surgery. At a clinic level Jane is involved in many aspects of patient care, from weighing patients at appointments, visiting patients after their surgery and providing phone support for medical and other needs, along with the administration of the patient support groups. Additionally Jane provides support to the hospitals aligned with our team and provides in-service education and training to their staff. Jane is enthusiastic about the patient and their journey and is always motivated to help the patient achieve their best outcome from surgery.

Jane has recently become the first nurse in South Australia to complete the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) Bariatric Nurse Certification programme.  This certificate validates a high level of knowledge and clinical competence within the field of bariatric surgery.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Nursing