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Trainees jump start their careers in health

07 Feb 2022

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can now kick-start a career in health with new education opportunities putting them on the path to full-time employment.

Traineeships are now open for people looking for a rewarding and diverse career in health care at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Offering on-the-job training at our hospitals and health facilities, successful applicants will receive a Certificate III qualification in Allied Health Assistance, Health Administration, Health Services Assistance or Health Support Services.

As a trainee you will work across a variety of clinical settings and will be supported by our expert health care team gaining invaluable experience from hands on learning.

Some of the duties trainees perform include the provision of clinical care in accordance with a nursing care plan, monitoring and recording a patient’s health condition, and customer service delivery.

Renee Wall, a Public Health Support Officer currently assisting the District’s COVID response says traineeships offer endless opportunities to learn new experiences.

“Coming out of high school I felt kind of stuck. I’d always been interested in a career in health but wasn’t sure exactly what area to focus on or how I go about entering the profession,” says Renee.

“I learnt about the traineeships on offer at the District from a close friend and I’m so glad I took that leap and applied. The traineeships not only get you in the door but provide a huge amount of opportunity.”

“The staff were amazing and helped me every step along the way. They offered study sessions and catch-up classes if I was unavailable and always looked after my wellbeing,” says Renee.

If anyone is considering undertaking a traineeship, Renee encourages them to apply.

“Each day is different. I’m learning new things all the time and I’m very fortunate to work in such a large organisation where new opportunities present themselves frequently. I’ve worked across four different departments and that’s helped me land where I am today.”

Interested in applying? For more information about the traineeships including application forms click here.

Applications close 28 February 2022.