ATSICHS Brisbane Jimbelunga IYHS

Laurie West

Role at ATSICHS ? Clinical Nurse

Career background?
Rural and remote nurse, nurse educator, guest lecturer at JCU and I currently hold an adjunct position with Griffith University), I’m a clinical educator, and worked as a Spear Head Nurse/Practice Manager – IUIH.

Where are you from or Mob?
My mother is a proud Kalkadoon woman and my father is from the Wakka Wakka mob.

What prompted you to get into your field?
I grew up around health professional and hearing all the stories my mother told about her career. Her experiences as a district manager for health workers was inspiring.

What do you like most about your job?
I love working with people and reviewing improvements which assist to make our community healthier and happier.

What does a typical day look like for you?
I never have a typical day. Every day is different, which makes my job all the more challenging.

Who inspires you?
My mum and my sisters.

Hobbies outside of work?
I’m a netball state level player and have recently been chosen as an Aussie all star.  I enjoy training, gardening and spending time with my family.