Sharon holds the position as a clinical support analyst, supporting an electronic nursing documentation system used in the Perioperative area. This includes all nurses working in the Preadmission clinic, Pre-operative Day Surgery, Operating Room and Recovery units within the Halifax area of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She is the nursing voice that links the IT department with the clinical side to ensure each understands the needs and requirements of each area. In addition to this role, Sharon also pulls reports on OR utilization efficiencies.
Sharon started her nursing career, graduating from St Martha’s School of Nursing in Antigonish, NS in 1984. In 1995, she graduated with her BsN from the University of British Columbia. Her nursing experience ranges from Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency, and Out Post Nursing. While in Vancouver, Sharon had her first taste of nursing informatics, by training and supporting all staff within the Vancouver General Hospital in using a new Patient Care Information System. Before moving back to Nova Scotia, Sharon also worked within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and assisted in rolling out a community based informatics nursing documentation system.
Sharon has been involved within the Nova Scotia’s Nursing Informatics Group since 2007 and is the current President of NSNIG.