Eliza is a second year intern who commenced the program in 2016, her current placement is within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in District Finance.
Eliza completed a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Health Service Management in 2015. During the course of her degree Eliza undertook a variety of extracurricular activities such as the Western Sydney University student exchange program and the Volunteers in Community Engagement shaping pacific leaders project. This was to satisfy her passion for adventure, helping others and personal and professional development.
She has worked as an Administration Officer within the emergency, switchboard, outpatients and admissions departments, throughout this period Eliza has also worked as a Patient Liaison Officer.
Eliza’s motivation to secure a position in the HMIP was to ensure she would be adequately equipped with the essential skills she needs to become an effective manager and leader in health. This will effectively allow her to be successful in her current career path to become a healthcare consultant.
Jessica is a 2nd Year Management Intern who commenced the Program in 2016. Her current placement is at Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network and she will be completing rotations in Corporate Governance, as well as Strategic Development and Performance. She holds a Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies majoring in Government and International Relations through the University of Sydney, and has recently obtained a Diploma of Project Management through the Agency for Clinical Innovation Redesign School.
Jessica has recently worked as a Program Coordinator of Aged Care at South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local and a GP After Hours Commissioning Project Officer at Central and Eastern Sydney PHN.
Jessica applied to the HMIP as it would provide her with qualification to support her career in the health sector, as well as gain experience in a range of fantastic organisations. Jessica is interested in perusing a career in Quality Improvement and Project Management throughout the health sector.
Justin is a 2nd Year Management Intern, placed at NSW Health Pathology in Newcastle for both years of the program. His first rotation is in Finance, and over the course of the HMIP Justin will have the opportunity to work through a number of additional areas of the organisation, including Workforce, the project management office and the Chief Executive office.
Prior to joining the HMIP, Justin worked in consultancy at KPMG. He has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of NSW.
Justin applied to the program to gain exposure to the NSW health system, and has a particular interest in process improvement and performance analytics. He is keen on pursuing a career in health management in regional NSW.
Outside of work, Justin supports the Newcastle Jets and Liverpool FC, which means that his weekends are typically spent in a state of frustration and disappointment.
Zach is a 2nd year intern who commenced with the program in 2016. His current placement is with Bathurst Hospital in the executive unit, within Western NSW Local Health District.
Zach holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. Zach has had a diverse range of prior working experience from the banking sector within Westpac, to project work within remote and rural not-for-profit health organisations.
Zach applied to the program to gain a greater understanding of the complex system of health. Zach wishes to further enhance and build his management skills, and use these to better the health outcomes for the people of NSW. Zach aspires to a career in hospital General Management and/or executive financial management within a large complex health organisation.
In his spare time Zach is a frequent gym user and enjoys being active, staying fit and healthy. Zach also enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, cars & reading a good book.
Angus is a 2nd year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2016. He is currently placed with Western Sydney Local Health District working within the Clinical Governance Team.
Angus moved to Sydney from rural NSW having completed a Bachelor of Business Management at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. Angus has worked with the Bathurst Hospital in Medical Workforce and Clinical Governance roles after starting with the Bathurst Health Service as a work placement student in 2014.
Angus joined the program to expose himself to more complex health environments to tackle larger projects and problems. His aim for the program is to develop and improve upon skills that make a strong health manager.
Gideon is a 2nd Year Management Intern who commenced the program in 2016. He is currently working in the Finance Department at Blacktown/Mount Druitt Hospital in the Western Sydney Local Health District.
Gideon completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and the History and Philosophy of Science in 2012, and has since completed a Master’s of Public Health, both at Sydney University. His prior experience includes medical administration and marketing in the private healthcare sector. Through his experience in the health sector, he has developed a passion for evidence-based healthcare, which led him to apply to the program in the hope of developing his management skills and experience to apply this knowledge. He hopes to truly be able to effect the lives of people who are living through the healthcare system.
When not working, Gideon is a circus enthusiast, who also holds a black belt in Karate. He enjoys reading, cooking and can’t resist a great new place to eat.
Rebecca is a 1st Year Management Intern who commenced the Program in 2016. Her current placement is with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District within the Workforce Advisory Service team.
She holds a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Movement Science and was previously employed by St Vincent’s, working within the Human Resources Department and Palliative Care Hospice.
Rebecca applied for the program to increase her insight into the diversity of the healthcare sector and provide greater opportunities in networking. Aiming to learn more skills to be able to make positive changes the healthcare system.
Her hobbies include sports, fashion and travelling.
Joshua Tatham is a 1st Year Management Intern commencing the programme in 2016. Placed at the Agency for Clinical Innovation, Joshua will be working on two portfolios—Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care; and Clinical Program Design and Implementation.
Joshua has completed a Bachelor of Nursing and has 6 years of experience, specialising in Intensive Care as well as Neurosurgery, Spinal Injuries Unit, Geriatric Rehabilitation and Day Surgery. During Joshua’s Intensive Care career, he had a growing interest and passion for global hospital function. To achieve this, Joshua completed a Diploma of Business and moved into a Bed Manager role within the public hospital, and later moving to a Staffing Coordinator position for Nursing and Midwifery. With his new skills in management, Joshua then became the Team Leader of the General Intensive Care Unit. From this experience, Joshua believed he wanted to pursue a career in Health Management and gain a richer understanding of the health care system through the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Aside from Joshua’s career he is a keen sportsman—playing rugby, tennis, and golf, and is currently training for his first triathlon being held in Noosa this October. Joshua also volunteers his time at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, as well as competing at a national level for surfboat rowing.
Michaela is a 1st Year Management Intern who commenced the Program in 2016. Her current placement organisation is the Agency for Clinical Innovation, where she will complete rotations within the Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care Portfolio, and the Clinical Program Design and Implementation Portfolio.
Michaela holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology and is currently working towards completing a Masters in Health Administration. Prior to the Program she worked as an Administration Officer for the Access, Redesign and Clinical Services team at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
Michaela saw the Program as a challenging opportunity to develop new and varied skills across a number of different areas of the health system. Whilst uncertain of her ultimate career path, she is excited about the unique experiences and opportunities the Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) has to offer, and hopes to make a positive difference to the health care industry.