Angela Joseph – Kaiwhakahaere Paerewa Ngaio – Director Professional Standards
Angela (Ngāti Tukorehe) is responsible for providing strategic and policy advice on professional nursing issues and leads the Registrant Quality and Education team.
With more than 30 years’ nursing experience, including as an Emergency Department Charge Nurse leading a team of 80 nurses at MidCentral – Te Whatu Ora, Angela has an acute clinical knowledge of emergent and urgent care requirements, and is well versed in the importance of professional standards.
Prior roles included as ED Associate Charge Nurse and ED Nurse Educator. Angela has contributed to Emergency specialty practice as a member of the College of Emergency Nurses NZ Knowledge and Skills Framework group and the Manaaki Mana Kaikōkiri network which promotes excellence in emergency care for Māori. She was also a project facilitator for Ngā Pou o te Oranga, a cultural framework for whole of hospital service delivery to promote wellbeing for patients, whānau, and staff.
As a member of the Central Region Strategic Trauma Network, Angela has participated in work on nursing and service improvement goals and supported these in practice through role modelling expert practice, driving quality improvement initiatives, facilitating nurses’ professional development, and collaborating across specialist services to optimise patient care delivery.
Angela is collaborative, motivated and likes to problem-solve complex issues. She is driven to improve nursing standards and quality assurance and enjoys working with colleagues to advance practice and service provision.