20 July Profile: Jessica Drysdale, NSW Management Intern July 20, 2015By Oscar Chaffey nsw 0 Author: Jessica Drysdale Date: July 20, 2015 Before applying for the program, I completed my Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, and my separate Masters in Physiotherapy and Health Policy. I previously worked as a physiotherapist at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and thoroughly enjoyed the clinical skills that it involved. I applied to the NSW HMIP to deepen my understanding of the processes and systems underpinning the healthcare system, seeing it as a challenging but valuable opportunity to transition from practising clinician to health management. The NSW HMIP provides me with an opportunity to gather practical experience, while developing my knowledge in a variety of settings within NSW Health. It’s also a chance to build on my clinical experience as a physiotherapist and apply my theoretical knowledge attained during my Master of Health Policy. Throughout the program, I hope that the experiences I go through will provide me with further knowledge of the policies, processes, systems and financial influences that impact the decision-making within a hospital and the NSW Health system as a whole. I also hope that it will provide me with the chance to contribute to the health profession as a skilled, high-potential, entry-level health service management professional. The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. To date, the ACI has provided me with wonderful and engaging experiences. From attending executive meetings to developing models of care and consensus guidelines, every day holds something new, exciting and challenging.Attending and helping to coordinate symposiums, forums and health redesign schools gives me unparalleled insight into the innovative world of health. Experienced and knowledgeable health managers who are willing to share with you their wisdom and provide you with opportunities to participate in their work also surround you. Following from these opportunities, I embarked on an international study tour as a part of the Clinical Excellence Commission’s Ian O’Rourke Scholarship for patient safety for which I was encouraged to apply by my managers and directors. Outside of the placement organisation, the program has allowed me to undertake a Master in Health Administration (La Trobe University) and have access to professional development and mentoring from experienced members in the health arena.Perhaps most importantly, I personally enjoyed the opportunity to develop a network of friends and colleagues – amid my cohort as well as through previous trainees with whom I collaborate. I am still unsure of exactly where I will be at the end of the two-year program. However I can say without any uncertainty that it was definitely the best move I have made for my career to date. Related Posts 2015 NSW Health Management Internship Program Orientation Audrey Lazaris recounts the NSW HMIP Orientation day Reflecting on six months of the Health Management Internship Program Applying for the Health Management Internship Program was a leap of faith I made because I am passionate about a career that contributes to improving community wellbeing. The health sector provides the opportunity to contribute directly or indirectly and you don’t have to be a clinician to add value. In the eyes of an Intern - Life outside law school Edward Valenta, a first-year Health Management Intern in New South Wales, reflects on the insights that the program has offered him and explains why everyone should think about joining the HMIP. A Day in the Life of Jith Perera, 1st Year Intern Follow the daily routine of a 1st year Management Intern in NSW. Driving continuous improvement and effective financial management James Comerford, a 2nd year HMIP Intern in NSW, shares his impression of the Emerging Health Leaders event which was held on the 23rd of February, 2018 My first year as a HMIP Intern Lea Sugay, a commencing 2nd year HMIP Intern in NSW, recounts her placement and project experience during the 1st year of the program. Comment (0) Comments are closed.