Florah Tshonisa, who joined Ron Smith Care Centre as a professional nurse in 2019, has been promoted to the position of charge professional nurse on the care centre’s Cedar Park wing.
Prior to joining RSCC, Florah was a care worker at the Netcare N17 private hospital in Springs. She worked part-time at the hospital, while completing her first- and second-year practical training at the same time.
Before this, she was a care worker at Esda Frail Care and Community Centre, also in Springs.
Florah, who attended Lungile Nursing School in Rosebank in 2015/16, is looking forward to her new role, which sees her now being the sister in charge of Cedar Park.
“I have learnt a lot at RSCC, especially when it comes to looking after residents who have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia,” says Florah.
“My mom battled dementia from 2009 to 2015, but I knew very little about it at that time and didn’t understand it. RSCC sent me on a training course about dementia, which really helped me to understand more about it and how to better help the residents,” she adds.
Florah started in her new position on 1 September. “I’m also really looking forward to continue learning from the people here, some of which have been here for many years,” she says.