SG - Linda Fiddes - LowRes HS

linda@synergy-global.com
+61 (0) 417-249-780

Linda Fiddes

Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Dietetics,
Master of Public Health, Advanced Diploma of Management

Linda joined Synergy Global  in  December 2014 as Team Leader - Community Health. As a Dietitian she worked at the Wangaratta Base Hospital with eight years as Chief Dietitian. After achieving a Masters in Public Health, she followed her passion to work in community settings. Over the next 20 years, Linda worked as a Dietitian, Health Promotion Officer, Project Officer and Team Leader in a variety of health organisations. Most recently, Linda worked as a Team Leader for Primary Care at MonashLink Community Health Service (Melbourne), where she provided supervision, support and coaching to allied health professionals. She was responsible for leading this diverse team to deliver the highest standards of care for the community.

As part of the Senior Management Team Linda facilitated and managed an organisation-wide re-orientation of service to the Active Service Model between 2010-2011. This included strengthening partnerships with Monash City Community Care; reviewing reception procedures at Clayton First contact First impressions; analysing/developing Service Coordination best practice and reporting systems; plus developing/piloting a uniform care plan with lead health professionals. This developed her skills in facilitating workshops with staff and community members, negotiating staged solutions to complex problems, and instilled the value of communicating up/down in organisations and community.

These opportunities resulted in well-honed skills as a communicator with key stakeholders and the ability to navigate complex situations to provide solid outcomes. An ability to lead and support in teams to achieve high quality care and desired outcomes through active listening, professional development, networking and focusing on the customer have been Linda’s key strengths.

Linda is experienced in systems development and change leadership, utilising good organisation and adaptability to manage a diverse team with pressured workloads and changing environments.

Linda’s main areas of interest in Community Health are as follows:
black Assisting teams to reach and maintain the highest levels of professionalism and effectiveness
black Project Management: Implementing and leading change in challenging & changing environments
black Developing robust partnerships to maximize effectiveness and sustainability of care delivery
black Facilitating the development of teams to improve quality of health care management
black Delivering person centered health care for people in our diverse community teams

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