“I feel extremely fortunate and lucky to be the new occupational health nurse,” Allison Milley says. “I have always heard the IWK is a fantastic place to work and now I’m seeing that firsthand.”
Karen Green, IWK occupational health and safety nurse, is retiring on May 24 after 35 years. Milley has been hired as her replacement and has spent the past few weeks training up.
“I have big shoes to fill,” Milley jokes. “But I’m excited about being here and passionate about ensuring staff are healthy and safe.”
Originally from Bedford, Milley attended St.FX, worked at the Victoria General for a while, and then spent some time in Fort MacMurray and Edmonton. Like many Nova Scotians, she and her husband are happy to be back in their home province and closer to family.
Her main duties will be to support health and wellness for staff, pre-placement screening for new employees, influenza vaccine program administration, and any follow-up required whether it be for communicable diseases or blood and body fluid exposures.
“I’m really looking forward to getting to know current staff and meeting new staff,” Milley says.