Staff we want to celebrate at Hobart Private Hospital
At Hobart Private Hospital, we support and encourage our staff to be passionate, committed and innovative in all aspects of their lives. We have a team of dedicated people and we want to celebrate them and highlight just some of the awesome things they are doing.
A special mention and congratulations to Dimity White!
Dimity White is the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of the Critical Care Unit and Cardiology Services at Hobart Private Hospital. Having been a NUM with Healthscope since 2008, Dimity has been a passionate and dedicated member of our community and someone who has always strived for excellence.
With a keen interest in furthering her education, Dimity was able to commence a Masterâ€™s Degree of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Tasmania, and completed the degree at the end of 2017.
Despite the challenges of juggling full time work, part time study and a family, Dimity has been rewarded with a place on the Deanâ€™s Honour Roll, as well as receiving the W. O. McCarthy University Medal for the highest academic achievement for a graduating MBA student.
â€œThe MBA program has provided me with an extensive network of peers from various industries and backgrounds. I was able to understand how other people work, and collaborate on ideas and processes that can be utilised within my work at Hobart Privateâ€ She said.
The scope of the MBA is comprehensive, with subjects ranging from international business management, strategic management, corporate governance, financial management, reporting and analysis, to data for business decision making, leadership, change management and law.
Irrespective of the industry a student of this MBA works within, all subjects contribute to broadening the managerial approach of each individual.
â€œI am so thankful for the support of my Healthscope colleagues and I am so grateful for my workplace experience at Hobart Private,â€ she said.
â€œThis degree allows me to consolidate and extend my managerial skills across so many areas, as well as enhancing the approach I take to my NUM roleâ€.
As a new member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors she can continue to develop her professional capacity.
Well done Dimity, we are so proud to have you part of the Hobart Private Hospitalâ€™s team!
Nurse Profile- Claire Alcorn, Emergency and Remote Area Nurse
After completing a Bachelor of Nursing and Public Health at Queensland University of Technology, Claire Alcorn knew she wanted to pursue a career in Remote Area Nursing. This passion stemmed from her interest in Australiaâ€™s Indigenous people; their ancient culture, complex and often distressing history, and the significant and ongoing challenges they experience today.
At Hobart Private Hospital, we have supported this passion, encouraging Claire to follow this key area of nursing and allow her the potential to help make real change in our communities.
After university, Claire had the opportunity to live and work in the Torres Strait, spending 18 months developing her nursing skills and creating lifelong friendships that have made her who she is today.
Although she was initially reluctant to move to Hobart in 2014, her journey with Healthscope and Hobart Private Hospital began- and she hasnâ€™t looked back.
â€œI have been so well supported in my workplace which has enabled me to explore my passion for remote area nursing furtherâ€, she said.
â€œI was able to complete my Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice where I was reacquainted with suturing, remote emergency management, maternity emergency management and a number of health research and analysis skills.â€
While these skills are critical in remote nursing, they have significantly contributed to her scope in her role as a Registered Nurse in a metropolitan Emergency Department.
Claire flourishes in Hobart Privatesâ€™ challenging and rewarding environment and while she isnâ€™t certain on where she may end up, we are committed to supporting her and all her nursing endeavours.
Claire is hoping to take up her first official short-term placement as a remote area nurse in August and we wish her luck!