Superheroes Going Beyond: Our people are at the heart of our organisation and bring our Mission to life.
It’s through our people that we are able to go beyond to deliver outstanding and compassionate care everyday to the patients, residents and community we serve.
Our people join us from all walks of life. They bring excellence and integrity to provide patient-centred and holistic care that respects the dignity of every person they serve.
St Vincent’s Health Australia takes pride in its diversity. Our care is provided by people of diverse faiths and backgrounds, who respect our tradition, share our vision to deliver outstanding care from outstanding people when and where you need it and are led by our guiding compass, our Mission to express God’s love through the healing ministry of Jesus.
Our values underpin all that we do and are demonstrated through our everyday actions. As a values-based organisation, we commit to:
Caring for others with an openness that affirms life and healing
Acting with courage and fairness in pursuit of what is right and just
Ensuring our actions and decisions are grounded in our values, reflecting both honesty and authenticity
Demonstrating a passionate commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
“I’m incredibly privileged to be part of the transplant team at St Vincent’s. It’s extremely special- the patients we look after here…giving them a second go at life.”
In NSW, St Vincent’s is the only hospital that performs heart and lung transplants. Holly serves on this team as Transplant Coordinator, giving hope to 1,600 Australians on the wait list for a life-saving organ.
“There’s no better feeling than seeing healthy babies born into the world, the miracle of birth is never lost on me. Coming to work is such a joy…To be a midwife here, I’m so proud. I just think it’s bloody awesome!”
Lucy trained in London before joining the St Vincent’s family at The Mater Hospital which has one of Sydney’s leading maternity units where around 2,500 babies are born every year.
St Vincent’s Emergency Department in NSW is one of the busiest trauma centres in Australia treating 1,000 patients every week. Yoon works predominantly in the resuscitation area.
“I’ve always wanted to do something where it involves people…helping people just makes me feel good and working in the Emergency Department I get to do that every day. I feel like I can make a big impact.”
“To be a nursing leader at St Vincent’s is an honour and a privilege…nursing opinions matter, and I always feel that our voice is heard. There are so many opportunities to develop your career here.”
Meet Kathryn, who joined the St Vincent’s family as a graduate nurse some 20 years ago. “Our organisation is innovative, creative, and empowers our nursing leaders to make a difference and strive forward…everyone has the same goal to deliver the best care for our patients.”
“Nurses are superheroes without capes, just in scrubs!”
Meet Nakita, who has been with the St Vincent’s family for six years. Nakita is part of a specialist team of doctors and nurses at the St Vincent’s cardiothoracic surgical unit, which carries out more than 1,000 heart and lung operations every year. “I absolutely love my job. My mum’s actually a nurse and I just remember as a little girl seeing my mum in her uniform and I was just in awe…she just looked like superwoman!” Nakita continues in the footsteps of her mum as one of our healthcare superheroes.
Operational Nurse Unit Manager
“Everything we do relies on the bond between us all…I don’t think there’s a better job.”
Meet Darren, who moved to Australia from Scotland six years ago. His job is to support the nurses in the emergency department to ensure everything runs efficiently so that our people remained focused on delivering life-saving care.
Meet Justin, a proud Bidjigal/Gadigal man from the La Perouse community. Justin joined St Vincents in 2015 as a driver transporting patients to other hospitals, appointments and private homes.
“During my time at St Vincent's, I have taken up professional development opportunities to upskill and recently I was asked to take on the role of Acting Manager of the Transport Department. I feel respected and acknowledged as an Aboriginal staff member and that we all respect each other’s cultures and background. I am learning more and more each year and I have made many friends along the way… I respect and appreciate the organisation that I work for, it has given me a job that I have grown into and I know that they are committed to improving health outcomes and creating employment pathways for my mob”.
Meet Michelle, a Lifestyle Coordinator at St Vincent’s Care for the past eight years. Michelle organises activities so that our aged care residents always have something to do. Anyone who knows Michelle well will often hear her singing as she works.
Her favourite song to sing? 'You are My Sunshine’ which she often sings to residents and especially dementia residents whom she serves fondly. "Michelle gives 110% every single day and the residents love her as much as she loves them!" - Trish, fellow Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator.
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