M.Sc. Peter Požun

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He was elected to the National Council as a representative of the field of healthcare.

Member of Interest Group of Non-Commercial Fields

Chairman of the Commission for Social Care, Labour, Health and Disabled.

Member of the Commission for International Relations and European Affairs.

 

 

He was born on March 2nd 1966 in Ljubljana.

He is currently the commercial director of the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana.

He completed the elementary school of Prežihov Voranc in Ljubljana, where he first grappled with Latin as an introduction to future professional career. As early as in his youth he knew he wanted to work in healthcare, thus he enrolled in the Nursing Secondary School in Ljubljana, from which he graduated in 1984. As a medical technician, he desired the opportunity to continue his studies at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Ljubljana, from which he graduated as a higher medical professional. Even during his schooling, he spent every summer engaging in student work, initially at the Institute of Oncology and later at the Emergency Block of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana (UMCL), where he was employed in 1988 as a higher technician of anesthesia. In addition to his regular work, he participated in the unit for helicopter transport, as well as a demonstrator at CPR courses for medical workers.

As he was also interested in the leadership and organization of operations, he was employed as the assistant of the director of a private company Sotočje. In 1994, he participated on the initiative board for the founding of an independent trade union of nurses and medical technicians. At that time, his very broad volunteer work in numerous societies and associations in the field of medical care first began. He performs numerous functions, both in the Nurse and Midwifery Organization of Ljubljana, the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia – Professional group of nurses and midwives, and elsewhere. In 1995, he returned to the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, where he is currently employed. He first worked in the Intensive care of the City Pediatric Hospital, and then became the head medical technician of the Department of Nephrology at the Division of Pediatrics, where dialysis therapy for children was introduced in 1996 in the new pediatric dialysis center. As he required additional knowledge for conducting increasingly demanding tasks and functions, he enrolled in the College of Management in Koper in 1997 and graduated as an economist in 2000. He continued his education at the Faculty of Management at the University of Primorska, where he obtained a graduate degree and further pursued a master’s degree. In 2002, he took over the leadership of the Procurement entities of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, which he successfully guided until 2006. At that point, he became an advisor of the management board of UMCL for the field of organization and logistical development. Beginning in 2010 he took over the commercial leadership of the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics of UMCL. In 2007, he passed professional examination for the general managerial procedure at the Public Service Academy of the Ministry of Public Administration. He also attained a master’s degree at the Faculty of Management at the University in Primorska in 2012.

As a representative of medical care, he actively participated in the preparation of legislation, regulation, statutes and directions both in the field of rank organizations and in UMCL and the Ministry of Health for many years. He has been active in international associations, is a member of the management board of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and a management member of the European Nurse Directors Association (ENDA). He is proud to be the recipient of the highest recognition by DMSBZT Ljubljana (The Nurse and Midwifery Organization of Ljubljana) – the Silver Sign, which he received in 2002. He also received the memorial recognition of the Trade Union of Workers in Medical Care of Slovenia - Človek in pol, and the highest expert recognition – the Golden Sign in 2009. From its founding, he has been a member of the Movement for the Preservation and Improvement of Public Healthcare.

He recognizes the special significance of work with children, as those who spend prolonged periods of time in the hospital become family members. For many years, he was a guardian of a patient without a family of his own, and for whom the hospital was his home, and remains a sort of a parent figure even today.

In his spare time, he attends events organized by the Nurse and Midwifery Organization of Ljubljana. He enjoys hiking in the mountains and travelling, and especially likes to recharge in Goričko in the embrace of locals. In the last couple of years, he regularly attends the Ob žici okupirane Ljubljane hike (By the line of the occupied Ljubljana). He never misses a good theater or movie performance, or a concert, as art relaxes him and motivates him for future work. He especially enjoys music from the ‘golden age of Slovene popular songs’, as he thinks of it as music for heart and soul. He always has a book in hand. Among Slovene authors he prefers Feri Lainšček, and if forced to choose a favorite poem it would certainly be Ne bodi kot drugi (Don’t be like everyone else).

He appreciates new challenges and thinks that functioning in the National Council, to which he was elected for the third time in 2017 and where he represents healthcare, will be an opportunity for him to work for the good of all citizens, thus he welcomes their initiatives and cooperation.

For his work, he has been awarded with the Silver Sign of The Nurse and Midwifery Organization of Ljubljana, the Gold Sign of the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia – Professional group of nurses and midwives, memorial recognition of the Trade Union of Workers in Healthcare of Slovenia, as well as the Gold Sign of the Assembly.

He published numerous scientific, professional and non-technical articles.

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