Kamini is one of our Care Managers who is also a Registered Nurse. Prior to joining Afea, she worked for many years in aged care and hospital settings. As a nurse, she was trained in the Western Sydney Local Health District, developing her clinical skills in one of the fastest growing health districts in New South Wales. Now as a Care Manager at Afea, she is helping our clients reach their goals in life with her expert and compassionate care.
Keep reading to learn more about Kamini!
Can you tell us a bit about your background? Why did you study nursing?
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Economics and Law in India. I worked in the hospitality sector for more than five years.
I migrated to Australia in 2011 and secured a job in the retail sector. I found my job was not rewarding and challenging enough for me, so I thought about changing industries. While thinking, I came across a course called Certificate III in Aged Care. I always loved helping the elderly but never got an opportunity to work in the sector. In 2014, I decided to do this course. After I completed my course, I worked as an assistant nurse in the aged care sector for six years.
During this time, I developed my interest in the nursing field and decided to do a Bachelor of Nursing. I completed my bachelor’s degree and got selected for the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) new graduate program. This one-year program gave me an opportunity to develop my clinical skills. During this program, I worked in the surgical ward for six months and in the cardiology ward for a further six months. I also gained experience working in other units like Emergency, Geriatric, Respiratory, Orthopaedic and Mental Health.
When did you first join Afea?
I joined Afea in 2022.
What led you to Afea?
I heard a lot about Afea through social media and then I did a bit of research. I found that Afea has won the Best Place to Work award and all I came across was the positive feedback from the clients and staff. This attracted me and encouraged me to apply to Afea.
How are you using your nursing skills as Care Manager and Registered Nurse at Afea?
I am doing client assessments to understand their needs and requirements. I make detailed nursing plans and assessments to achieve the goals of our clients. Every day, I meet different kinds of people with different needs, and I try to fulfill their needs with my clinical judgment and skills.