Biftu Alemu, NSW


Jul 18, 2023


Before joining Ramsay, Biftu was a pathology collector and nurse however she didn’t see herself in that role long term.

“I heard about the program from my sister who sent me a link knowing I had been trying to get into the hospital system and was struggling as I went straight into a medical practice after graduating – therefore I was lacking much-needed hospital experience,” said Biftu.

“The decision was a really easy one as it was exactly what I needed - a way into hospitals. So there was no pondering, I applied straight away.”

Biftu began the program in the catheterization lab (perioperative) last year and after quickly mastering the scrub/scout aspect of the role, she moved into anaesthetic nursing. Within her first year, she has established herself as a significant attribute to the team.

“I had high hopes for the program and it exceeded every expectation. From the very first day of our induction into the program to now, I have had an immense amount of support from all levels of the hospital. It’s undoubtedly been the best experience of my life, and I love coming to work every day.”

“In my current role am responsible for preparing the patients and anaesthetic equipment and for the day’s list of cases as well as assisting the anaesthetic doctor with insertions of airways and invasive monitoring such as arterial lines and central lines.”

“Ramsay’s principal of care holds up in practical settings and it is upheld by everyone in the hospital. It’s easily my favourite thing about the organisation. I’m very proud to be part of Ramsay.

“I have worked here now for just over a year, although it feels like that time went by so fast. Time flies by when you love your job!

“My long-term career goal is to be doing something in anaesthetics in Westmead Private. The hospital feels like home.”

Biftu was part of the first intake of Ramsay’s Professional Pathways Program.