SEVEN school students joined West Moreton Health this month, taking their first steps towards a career in health.
Clinical Facilitator Robert Winstone said the students, from Bremer and Redbank Plains State high schools, Bellbird Park Secondary College, Ipswich Girls Grammar and St Mary’s College Ipswich, were part of the Deadly Start School Based Trainees program.
During the program, trainees are supported by Ipswich Hospital’s Clinical Development team, mentors, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health team.
Mr Winstone said the students had completed a Certificate II in Health Service Assistant and would embark on the Certificate III program with West Moreton Health.
“The students will do 375 hours of clinical contact with us over 47 weeks,” Mr Winstone said.
Those selected are: Georgia Riddock, Amber Cross, Chanelle Currie, Cruze Conners, Tanahia Knox. Kyarma Page and Lucy Brown.