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JMO Manager awarded

08 Oct 2021


Abundant training opportunities and a focus on the welfare and education of our junior medical workforce has made Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District an employer of choice for doctors in training.

The leadership and support on offer to Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) at our Local Health District was recognised by the NSW Government Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) recently when the District’s JMO Manager, Sharon Kuipers, received the Judy Muller Award.

Also known as JMO Manager of the Year, the Judy Muller Award recognises the work of a JMO Manager or Administrator who has made substantial contributions to the education and support of prevocational trainees.

Ms Kuiper’s award win is a remarkable feat, achieved after just a year in the job and confirms that her exemplary reputation that has grown beyond our Local Health District borders.

Known for her ferocious work ethic and deep commitment to the junior medical workforce and Nepean Hospital, Ms Kuipers says she most enjoys being able to make a difference to the working lives of junior doctors.

“Being able to give our junior medical workforce cohorts the best and most supported start to their careers is so important to me. To win this award and be recognised for the work that I do, really is a huge honour,” Ms Kuipers says.

As the completion of the Nepean Redevelopment approaches, it has never been more crucial for our Local Health District to attract, retain and develop a talented and engaged workforce.

With recent interns citing Ms Kuiper’s leadership as a reason for their enthusiasm to join the Nepean Blue Mountains team, her reputation for kindness, understanding and approachability are already positively impacting our junior workforce recruitment.