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Jaide Vidafar

Sterilisation Supervisor & T-DOC System Manager at Cairns Private Hospital.

Former Emergency Dispatcher for Queensland Ambulance Services, handling crisis management in rural and remote communities.


Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Queensland.

Currently studying human anatomy and physiology at Central Queensland University (CQU) in Cairns.

Preparing for entry into the Doctor of Medicine program at Griffith University.


Sterilisation Supervisor with expertise in surgical instrumentation reprocessing, specialising in this area since transitioning from my previous role as a Sterilisation Technician.


Certificate III in Sterilisation Services.

Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).


Awards, Honours, or Accolades

Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence

Ongoing GPA of 7 in my studies at CQU

Research Involvement

Engaging in research at James Cook University (JCU) examining plant and parasitic excretion compounds for potential medicine

Teaching or Mentoring Roles

As a Sterilisation Supervisor, I provide training and mentorship to junior staff, ensuring adherence to best practices in sterilisation processes and surgical instrumentation reprocessing.

“Growing up across the Cape with a single mother who served as a nurse, I developed a profound respect for healthcare from a young age. Now an aspiring doctor, I am passionate about improving healthcare accessibility in rural and remote communities. It is a personal mission to give back to the communities that gave so much to me.”

- Jaide Vidafar

Development/stay updated

I continuously engage in professional development through coursework at CQU, participate in industry conferences, and network with professionals in the field. Additionally, I follow relevant medical journals and online resources to stay informed about the latest advancements.

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