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Saf Azad

Clinical Manager/Senior RGN / English Teacher BSc, CELTA

Work History

1.05.2018to date

Clinical Nurse Service Manager

Advinia Health Care

180 bedded home providing managerial and clinical leadership and support (competencies, teaching, recruitment, interview and clinical resource). I manage 3 of the 6 across our site. Maintain/monitor regulatory compliance at local/national levels within policy and procedure. Clinical Governance/audit and quality assurance. Strong confident networker. Excellent communication and language skills.


Clinical Nurse Service Manager

Dec 2015Nov 2017

Senior Nurse/Theatre Team Lead

SpaMedica Ophthalmic Hospital

Hands on nurse in a private /NHS ophthalmic hospital. Admit/discharge, pre-assessment, patient calls, scru (cataract/intravitreal/AMD). 

Dec 2011Dec 2015

Clinical Duty Manager/RGN

Marie Stopes International, London

Managed clinic/s in the absence of a clinical lead/manager and support providing flexible cover nationally. In numbers with consultations/ward/theatre/discharge (covering Sexual Health/STI testing/termination/sterilisation/vasectomy). Mentor/induct/supervise/teach and assess new staff. Managerial side dealing with clinical audit, referrals, complaints, finance(petty cash/stock/budgets/maintenance), external stakeholders, timesheets, acting host for visiting international delegates. A highly sensitive but confidential environment ensuring safeguarding., but within a budget within time constraints ensuring patient quality care.

During this time I qualified as an English teacher to adults through Cambridge University. I used my Annual Leave to pursue this interest.

Feb 2010Dec 2011

Peri-Operative Practitioner

NHS Barts and The Royal London, London

May 2007Feb 2010

Peri Operative Practioner

NHS Day Surgery Hull Royal, Hull
Sep 2005May 2007

Staff Nurse/Peri Operative Practitioner

NHS Womens and Childrens Hospital, Hull

Sep 2004Sep 2005

Sexual Health Nurse


Professional education

Apr 2015May 2015

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (CELTA)

International House London

Developed effective and principled teaching practice, theory and classroom teaching.
1-Learners/teaching and learning teaching in context
2-Language Analysis and awareness
3-Language Skills, reading/listening/speaking/writing
4-Planning and resources for different contexts
5-Developed teaching skills and professionalism

Feb 2000Sep 2004

BSc Nursing Sciences

Hull University, Hull
Feb 1996Sep 2000

BSc Criminology & Social Policy

Humberside University, Hull



Specialities:Ophthalmics/MaxilloFacial/Plastics/Ortho/Neuro/Vascular/Renal/General/Gynae/Minimal Paediatric.


Teaching, mentoring, assessing, interviewing healthcare staff. 

Teaching, adults English as a second language.


Time Management prioritising work, deadlines, being in control, ability to say no, not a slave to work email, use a S.M.A.R.T formula to achieve goals.


Motivated, flexible, great listening skills plenty of patience and sincere people skills with all ages. I listen to my staff and encourage input at all levels. I am told I am a much appreciated team player who is able to build strong rapports with others but also work independently prioritising my own workload. Good retainable working relationships are encouraged by myself and my interpersonal skills are strong, confident and professional. 

Hard work and commitment has given me strong leadership and managerial experience in my previous post and I am really just looking to stay in an area I can gain much from, learn, specialise in, train, educate myself and others. I want to be part of a caring team that still puts their staff and others first.