22 May New experiences May 22, 2014By Oscar Chaffey nsw 0 Author: Michaela Cashman, 2nd year Trainee Date: 22 May 2014 In March 2014, I was lucky enough to shadow a leading Anaesthetist for a day in theatres to experience the front line. This opportunity came about due to helping out scribing at an event, as they needed an extra pair of hands and I was then talking to a senior clinician they asked if I wanted to spend a day with them in theatres. Following on from that, they got the clearances from their hospital and I from my line manager to spend the day shadowing them. On the day, I spent time shadowing her: going in and out of different theatres watching different types of surgery bearing witness to the fast paced environment of running 10 + theatres observing prioritisation and triaging of surgery observing clinical handover liaising with management regarding workforce communicating with all the clinician’s to ensure the theatres are staffed and operating efficiently and effectively To date, this was the best day I have experienced in the program. As a future health manager it is critical to understand and continually be reminded of the pressures of the front line staff and the amazing people we have working in our system. Therefore whenever we are developing systems/models of care/implementing new ways of doing things, it is important to understand the context in which we work. It also reminded me of the importance of developing relationships and working with clinicians to ensure that they have all the appropriate resources and workforce needed to deliver safe and quality care. Finally, this opportunity came from saying yes to being an extra set of hands at a function and therefore it reminded me to never say no to anything and see everything as an opportunity. Related Posts Profile: Jessica Drysdale, NSW Management Intern Before applying for the program, I completed my Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, and my separate Masters in Physiotherapy and Health Policy. Author: Jessica Drysdale 2015 NSW Health Management Internship Program Orientation Audrey Lazaris recounts the NSW HMIP Orientation day A Jack of all Trades, working to become an expert at something! Chloe Tadorian muses on the end of her HMIP journey and reflects on the future Juggling motherhood, a new career and a Masters Today marks one year since I officially hung up my navy uniform and entered into the corporate side of health, and I reflect on the opportunities, challenges and successes of the past year. The fancy office in the BIG smoke It has now been one year since I committed to change things up from my physiotherapy career and, reflecting back over the past 12 months, I feel extremely grateful for the support I have received from my husband, family, friends, supervisors, colleagues and of course, my fellow interns. Transitioning from Clinician to (aspiring) Health Manager As a clinician, things are to a degree ordered and linear – there is cause and effect - disease A causes symptom B – Intervention C treats symptom B and cures disease A. I found in this new world of management, things are more complex and ambiguous – everything is connected and everything has consequences. It took me a while to truly understand that we never really have all the information and our best judgement is the best we can do. Comment (0) Comments are closed.