Meet the BTCMP Nurses. Anita, Julie, Poonam and Lilian
Anita Toma, RN
Anita completed a four-year Diploma in Nursing, which included Midwifery, Psychiatry, General Nursing and Community Nursing at the Nursing College of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She’s fluent in English and Afrikaans.
Married Iulius and moved to Cape Town in 1993. Worked at two separate private hospitals in their Neonatal Intensive Care Units, before moving with her family to New Zealand.
Since relocating to NZ in February 2010, Anita has worked in two very busy GP practices, and an A&E. She draws on her extensive experience when dealing with patients and is still “learning every day” about General Practice care. Anita loves working with people.
Anita and Julius are raising two beautiful daughters.
Poonam Rani, RN
Poonam is a Registered Nurse, trained at various and highly acute clinical settings at Middlemore hospital in Auckland New Zealand. She obtained her registration in 2013 and has gained valuable experience working as a registered practice nurse in general practice.
Prior to joining our practice in January 2015, Poonam has previously worked at MPS Surgery and Mangere East Medical Centre. Poonam joined our practice under the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) and is currently studying at Auckland University towards her goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Poonam is a trained vaccinator, smear taker, smoking cessation provider and has valuable experience in pre/post-operative care in the area of minor surgery. Poonam enjoys her profession being a nurse and loves to care for people. Along with her commitment towards improving and achieving optimal health standards in our community. Poonam is a reliable, conscientious and competent health professional with a positive and proactive attitude.
Poonam is originally from India and can also speak in Hindi, Punjabi and Haryanvi. Her hobbies are reading, gardening, painting and spending time with family and friends.
Julie Reeve, RN
Julie has joined our practice under the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP). Julie has a special interest in health promotion. She is a smoking cessation provider and gained experience during her training in pre/post-operative and operative care, youth health and acute mental health.
With the support of her husband, Michael, Julie trained to become a nurse after her three children had grown. This was to fulfil a lifelong desire to work in the caring profession. Julie is mature, bright and positive and her interests include reading, fitness, mountain-biking and gardening.
Lilian Moore PGDipSci, M.N.(Hons)
Lilian completed her registered nurse training at Inverness, Scotland before moving to New Zealand in 1988. She has worked at Auckland and Middlemore Hospital in neurosurgery, acute medical admitting, gastroenterology and diabetes outpatient clinics.
She started to work in the community in 1998 at a local Accident and Medical clinic and then entered General Practice nursing during 2003. She is a trained smear taker, completed the Family Planning Certificate in contraception, sexual health and has furthered her education in completing her Masters of nursing in 2011.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice, working with families and any age group. Her interests include health screening, prevention of disease and providing self-management support to maintain good health while living with long term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, lung and heart disease. She believes that knowledge is power and can help people manage their illness and obtain optimal health. While giving self-management support she continues to learn from the people she meets in the practice and she is continually heartened at the unique strengths people have to cope with life challenges.
She is married to a Kiwi and has two adult children. In her spare time she spends time with her family and catching up with friends, trying to catch fish and walking around this beautiful country.