Professionals who know their business

Dedicated to helping candidates and clients

Our people

Skilled Nursing is the specialist Nursing and Midwifery division of Skilled Medical, a company led by people who have extensive experience in Healthcare , Human Resources and Recruitment.

Our team of over 60 staff include recruitment consultants, compliance officers, accounts staff, IT and media professionals and managers who work together to deliver the best possible services. Candidates and clients can be confident that they are dealing with a firm of professional people who understand the importance of the work they do.Our community also includes the hundreds of dedicated health professionals who are placed regularly by us.

Our senior staff include:

Dr David Campbell – Director

David spent 25 years in medicine working in a range of metropolitan and rural health services before setting up Skilled Medical in 2005 and has led its development into one of Australia's leading Healthcare recruitment firms. His previous executive roles included Regional Director of the New England Health Region in NSW and CEO of St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. With an extensive background in medical workforce development, David is a former Chairman of the Board of Continuing Education of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Councillor on the Postgraduate Medical Council of NSW, Executive Committee member of the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation and founding Board member of the Rural Doctors' Network of NSW. David has specialist qualifications in public health medicine and medical administration and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

 Sophie-Bree Dear – National Operations Manager

Sophie our National Operations Manager oversees all aspects of Skilled Medical’s medical and nursing recruitment divisions, including compliance, contract performance management as well as building and maintaining corporate relationships. Sophie is committed to delivering the highest quality locum, temp and permanent recruitment services to the public and private health sectors.
A qualified Nurse, Sophie has spent over 10 years in the Healthcare industry in a variety of roles across multiple organisations where she has had a broad range of experience in senior corporate and management positions. Sophie is still in current clinical practice and particularly has a strong interest in improving regional and remote health outcomes.
With her clinical, business and people background, Sophie has an in-depth understanding of the needs of candidates and health services and is passionate about mentoring and coaching our team to deliver the highest quality service which Skilled Medical is renowned for.

Kerstin Villanueva –  Senior Nursing Recruitment Consultant

Kerstin Villanueva is our Senior Recruitment Consultant and Clinical support lead. Kerstin's Nursing experience spans over 10 years specialising in Emergency and Critical Care. Kerstin brings a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge to compliment her role and uses this to provide an exceptional service to her candidates and clients. Kerstin is passionate about ensuring clients and candidates are well supported throughout the recruitment and placement process. Kerstin continues to practice in some of Victoria's largest metropolitan emergency departments where she takes an active role in leadership and education.

Skilled Nursing is owned and operated by Skilled Medical Pty Ltd, an international health and medical recruitment, placement and services firm that delivers qualified professionals wherever they are needed in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.