Alice is one of our 2015 ophthalmic nurse graduates from St John Eye Hospital Group of Jerusalem's Sir Stephen Miller School of Nursing. In January 2016 she began a full time position with SJEHG in our Mobile Outreach Team.
In her new position Alice will be working throughout the West Bank treating patients in the most remote villages, many of whom would otherwise not be able to access healthcare. This is an extremely exciting prospect for Alice, as in her opinion it is one of the most interesting roles on offer at the Hospital. It allows her to get to know parts of the country to which she would not otherwise travel, as well as to see a diverse range of cases which typically only ever arise in our Mobile Outreach Program.
Alice chose to train in ophthalmic nursing after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in general nursing from Bethlehem University in 2014. She chose the nursing school at SJEHG for its great reputation, as it is one of the sole providers of specialist ophthalmic nursing training, in the region.
Speaking about Alice, our Director of Nursing, Ahmed Ma’ali, (who has worked his way up from a graduate of our nursing school in 1990) had this to say:
“Since she enrolled on the Specialist Ophthalmic Nursing Course, Alice was an excellent student and a role model for all her colleagues. Alice is a very capable, enthusiastic and dedicated nurse who, in a short time, has become an effective member of the SJEHG”
Comparing the role to her previous experience in other hospitals she had this to say:
“The best thing about St John is the teamwork in the Hospital. Other hospitals do not treat their colleagues in the same way - here it’s like one big family!”