KING Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) anaesthetic technician Caitie Noble has proved her passion for patient care and has taken out this year’s WA Vocational Student of the Year Award.
The 28-year-old North Metropolitan TAFE student was offered full time employment at KEMH in January this year.
“It was a hard and challenging course and a lot to take in over the 12 month period but it was great to have the effort recognised,” she said.
The Mount Lawley resident, who has a degree in marketing and PR, decided a year and a half ago to transition from an administrative role at Princess Margaret Hospital, into a more hands on, clinical role.
“Working at Telethon and PMH helped me realise I wanted to transition into a more clinical role,” she said.
Ms Noble said the award, she received on September 28 at Crown Towers ballroom, has enabled her to shine a light on the career of an anaesthetic technician.
“This award has been a very pleasant surprise and provided validation to all the hard work I put in to complete my studies,” she said.
“It has also provided a platform for me to further promote both studies and the industry to future students.”
Ms Noble said working in theatre everyday was rewarding but was challenging at times.
“It’s very rewarding and I enjoy patient interaction and the hands on action of the job role, being in theatre everyday and going home feeling really good about the things you’re doing,” she said.
Ms Noble will fly to Sydney in November for the Australian Training Awards 2018, where she will represent WA in the Australian Vocational Student of the Year award category.