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Levinia Lea Arran

REGISTERED NURSE

Personal Summary 

A competent international registered nurse who holds a Bachelors Degree with Honours. Obtaining these qualifications / registrations and having  multiple nursing and private clinic managerial experience, this coupled with a black belt in karate and representing SA at the world champs makes me a well rounded individual. The ability to make sure that all nursing care which is delivered to patients at practices is of a high standard. Having a keen interest in developing improved healthcare, willing to work as part of a friendly team and a looking for an exciting opportunity to work full time.I have experience in relevant areas, including customer service, sales and acquisitions, stock control (including ordering and dispatchment) and health and safety, all of which has equipped me with the necessary skills to grow and work within a team.

Work experience

May 2009Dec 2014

The Practice Nurse

The Wellman Clinic - London -UK

Was employed as The practice nurse at the Wellman clinic which is 1 of the most prestigious men's clinic in the world who specialises in all aspects of men's health mainly Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dealing with international patients on a daily basis from elite backgrounds namely Lords, Sir's and celebrities. Responsible for managing the private men's clinic and overseeing that all treatment rooms are organised and appointments run smoothly. Assessing the nursing needs of patients and providing appropriate care/treatment in conjunction with the GP.

  • Established in patient support including assessment, counselling, education regarding medications, treatment, lab work, documentation with care plan for discharge, and administration of treatment procedures.
  • Computer skilled, managing heavy daily patient volume including telephone triage, appointment scheduling, medication ordering and stock take and patient referrals. Proficient in all documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality.
  • Working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.       
  • Administering vaccines and assisting doctors with implant procedures, injections and any other tasks the doctors’ request assistance with
  • In charge of reviewing and maintaining the clinics policies and procedures.
  • Organising and running of annual flu clinics. 
  • Recruiting locum Nurses and new nursing staff  
  • Taking blood samples from patients as requested by the doctors
  • Providing a service for blood sampling for external consultant
  • Daily checking of the nurse’s diary to ensure patients are followed up for further blood tests/investigations/appointments
  • Liaising with other medical professionals to arrange additional investigations for patients as requested by the doctors
  • Ordering all prescription medications and medical consumables for the practice
  • Kept accurate records of medicines received/despatched, fridge logs, resus logs, etc.
  •  Ensuring doctors rooms are stocked daily with appropriate supplies.
  • Taking medication orders (prescription and stock) from patients over the telephone and ensuring that they are ready for collection or despatch by mail the same day.
  • Writing prescriptions for signature by the doctors. Archiving of records at the year end
  • Ensuring practice protocols and policies are updated when necessary in line with standards set by the Healthcare Commission.     

Aug 2006Dec 2006

Registered Nurse

Entabeni Hospital

Surgical ward (Orthopaedic, Plastic surgery, General Surgery)

Mar 2006Jun 2006

Healthcare Assistant (Awaiting NMC Pin Number) 

Casualty Plus Limited -London

Assisted GP's with daily tasks as I was waiting for my Nursing and Midwifery council pin number to come through. 

Mar 2005Dec 2005

Registered Nurse

Umhlanga Hospital

Maternity Ward (Antenatal, Postnatal, Labour and Sister in charge of Well Baby Nursery) 

Dec 1999Jul 1999

Student for Public Relations Department 

Entabeni Hospital

During School Vacations I worked for the Public Relations Manager. 

References Available on Request

Personal Interets

Gyming                           Shopping               Photography                     Travelling                         Dancing                             Listening to Music 

Education

Dec 2000

Matric with full Exemption

New West Secondary School

Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Geography, Biology, Speech & Drama and Maths

Leadership Role: Prefect (2000), Captain of the class sports team, Sports Representative and Secretary of New West Sports Club

                                                 

Jan 2001Dec 2004

Bachelor of Nursing Degree with Honours 

University of  KWAZULU-NATAL

Requirements : Completed

1st year:   Fundamental Nursing

2nd year: Community Nursing   

3rd year:  General nursing, (McCord’s Hospital including Night shift.   

4th year:  Midwifery,  (Addington Hospital)

                 Primary Health Care nurse, (Newlands West Clinic)

                 Psychiatric Nursing, ( King George V Hospital)        

Feb 2007

Overseas Nurse programme

St Georges University  Of London

Personal Details

Mobile: 0762691768       Home : 031 5784812                 Driver License : Yes         SANC Number: 14603534

Associations

Lists of Medical affiliations and sport associations. SANC, NMC -UK,  RCN -UK and SKISA (Sports)

Skills

The following is a list of some of my skills, responsibilities and procedures that have acquired and practice:

  • Administration of Intramuscular, Intravenous and other forms of medication.
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • Ear syringing
  • Health screening incl (Spiromerty, Audiometery, Vision testing, BMI)
  • Resting ECG
  • Travel Vaccine nurse
  • Plastering casting
  • Pre and Post operative care
  • Wound care
  • infection control 
  • Assessed, monitored and participated in the evaluation and improvement of patient care.
  • Prescribing non-prescription medication through the PGDs.
  • Urine and Pregnancy testing.
  • Coordinating a team of nurses to ensure delivery of high quality care to patients.
  • Assisting in various minor procedures.
  • Measuring and recording routine observations of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, saturation, glucose and cholesterol.
  • Oxygen therapy and nebulization.
  • Suture Removal
  • Interpreting and informing patients of results.
  • Performing in house laboratory tests
  • Administrative duties including filing and record keeping.
  • Reception duties including payment taking and billing.
  • In charge of outpatient clinics.
  • Delivered babies in South Africa.
  • Was Lead nurse in the well baby nursery and maternity ward during night duty.
  • Admitting and discharging of patients
  • Assisted in the patients hygienic needs which included, washing, bathing, vaginal swabbing
  • Daily dressing and care of urinary catheters.
  • Maintaining IV therapy.
  • CTG and ECG monitoring when required.
  • Preparation of formula for babies using aseptic technique.
  • Bottle feeding and nasogastric tube feeding
  • Competent in Microsoft and various different clinic operating systems such as Crosscare and Medtrak