MALAYSIA, Goh Chern Jye

Goh Chern Jye

Jun 04, 2020


What is your job title?


At which Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care hospital do you work?

I work at SJMC - Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Malaysia.

For how long have you worked at SJMC?

I have been with the hospital for 5 years, since August 2015.

What is your favourite thing about being a nurse?

I work in a multi-disciplinary Intensive Care Unit (adults, paediatrics and neonate). Every day I learn something new and I’m loving it. I enjoy the opportunity to learn and face the challenges that come with my job. Being a nurse is very enriching. My experiences have allowed me to sharpen my clinical understanding and critical thinking. I’m of the opinion that if you work hard and struggle in the early years, you will enjoy the sweetness of success in the latter part of life.

What are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about being a nurse. Nursing is about lives. This includes interacting with my colleagues, doctors, patients and patients’ family members. Although I have been practising for 5 years, the excitement and adrenaline rush still thrills me. The sense of fulfilment and encouragement of seeing patients getting well and saying “thank you” is always so real and motivating. Just recently, a couple surprised us with a visit and brought their premature baby along. The baby was born at SJMC few months back. They came just to say Hello and Thank you. The timing was so perfect that it coincided with the International Nurses Day. Seeing the couple and the baby was heart-warming. It’s situations like this that teaches us the true meaning of NURSING. Nursing is about love, selflessness and shows the ability to put others’ interests before your own.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I’m currently doing my degree in Bachelor of Nursing Science. I hope to do a PhD someday. I want to be actively involved in taking nursing quality to a higher level with more evidence-based practices. Also, I want to take the lead in updating our nurses on new medical protocols for patients care, especially in neonatal field.