Former YES Centre student Christy Hanisch, 18, has gained a clerical traineeship at Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging.
Christy enjoying clerical traineeship
By Chloe McPherson
After completing Year 12 last year, former YES Centre student Christy Hanisch has gained a clerical traineeship at Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging at Port Augusta Hospital.
Christy, 18, started working in November last year and is training as a receptionist, undertaking tasks such as booking appointments, answering phones, registering patients on the system and assisting technicians with slides.
As part of the traineeship, she is required to complete study and fill out booklets relating to business and clerical studies.
She is rostered to work a full day each Friday and is also regularly called in on other days when she is needed.
Last year Christy completed her SACE, studying Business Studies, Certificate III in Aged Care and Research Project through the YES Centre. She was awarded a YES SACE Achievement Award and also received an award for her Aged Care studies.
She said she believed doing Business Studies last year helped her to gain the traineeship.
Christy is continuing with her Certificate III in Aged Care this year.
She said Dr Jones and Partners is a good work environment and said her manager, Mrs Jayne Owens, and other staff members had provided her with lots of support.
Christy said some valuable experience she has already gained in the position is learning how to book ultrasounds and CT scans, how to communicate with lots of different people, correct phone etiquette and how to deal with patients when they are not feeling their best.
“It’s good to see how the health/hospital system works. I didn’t really know before,” Christy said.
“I really enjoy it.”
Meeting different people and having the chance to talk to them is one of the things Christy enjoys most about the traineeship.
Christy’s long-term career goal is to study nursing and become a midwife and she believes her present position will definitely help towards that ambition.