Rainee, get set, thrive
The culture, roster flexibility and support for family is what Theatre Nurse Rainee loves about working at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.
2 Nov 2022
Rainee holds leadership roles in St John of God Murdoch Hospitals theatres including Patient Flow Manager, Scrub Scout Coordinator and Anaesthetic Coordinator. She is also heavily involved in the hospital’s Clinical Command Centre.
Rainee is currently partaking in a year-long leadership program called ‘Ready to Thrive’ which sees St John of God Murdoch Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ben Edwards mentor her throughout the year.
Why did you join us?Initially, I did my last practical placement for university at St John of God Murdoch Hospital and I really loved working here. I had a really great experience and I knew that this was the place for me.
What do you enjoy most about working with us?I love working here because it isn’t just a job. It feels like family... I really enjoy working with my team and I have grown so much as a person - I just love it here.
What opportunities have you received while working with us?Over the last 10 years, I've had numerous wonderful opportunities to develop at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. I'm currently doing a program that runs for a year called ‘Ready to Thrive’, which is a bridging course into management. I'm very lucky to be receiving mentoring from the CEO Ben Edwards. It's been a wonderful program so and far I feel very privileged to be a part of it.
What do you love about living in Perth?I love Perth, the weather is amazing here and we have the most beautiful beaches. I love to enjoy nature but I also like to have a bit of party on the weekend - best of both worlds.
What do you want other people to know about working with St John of God Health Care?The best thing about this hospital is the family flexibility. In addition, our Hospital throws the most amazing parties and the biggest ball of the year.
How do you socialise with your team outside of work?In theatres, we do socialise quite a lot. I consider myself the mum of the team, but all the young nurses still invite me out. We always celebrate birthdays and have sundowners and Christmas parties at the end of the year.
What does St John of God Health Care do to make you feel cared about in the workplace?Since I started working at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, I have received a lot of support as a mother. I am a single mum and I have always had a lot of flexibility with my roster. Throughout the years, I have received wonderful opportunities to grow as a person.
I do consider the caregivers here as my family and it's a wonderful place to grow as a person and discover who you are, with wonderful career opportunities as well.
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