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Confident blend of skills and personality resulting in a warm, effective professional providing clinical experience into the clinical environment and cross the organisation. As a nurse and teacher I strongly support professional socialisation and generate opportunities to grow emotional intelligence. I maintain a strong operational focus with the ability to balance this alongside consumer and staff care.

Professional Development

2019 CQC (Care Quality Commission)

Pharmacy medicine training and feedback for local and national governance.

2018 Advinia Healthcare

Tissue Viability Conference:Pressure Ulcers Nov 2018

Leadership and Management Course Nov 2018

2015 CELTA

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Qualifed English teacher of adults who want to learn English as a second language.

Professional Highlights

Teaching
  • Teach/mentor/coach with regular supervisions on clinical/personal growth.
  • Teach English & topical healthcare trends outside work to individuals where English isn't the first language, non verbal skills are my main method of communication.
  • Supervised learning in clinical practice on basic clinical observations.
Achievements
  • Collaboration with Multi Disciplinary Teams to reduce polypharmacy across site/falls in line with national governance.
  • Brought together pharmacy/GP/site managers to improve/discuss medication process and problems.
  • Pushing with teams and HR to ensure Emotional Intelligence incorporated as part of interview process.
  • Teaching self Maori and growing understanding of Tikanga.

Listening and Communication

Open minded facilitator who leads daily meetings with managers. Builds daily trust & active listening with Multi Disciplinary Team. Strong writer (and very tech savvy) participating in safeguarding, root cause analysis and medication reports

Work History

1.05.2018to date

Clinical Nurse Service Manager

180 bed Multisite, 6 houses (2 nursing dementia, 1 general nursing, 3 residential) 

  • Regulatory Compliance & Governance
  • Management of people, process, physical resources
  • Safe Person Centered Care 
  • Clinical Management /Risk Assessment
  • Leadership 'dont tell me~show me'
  • Strong decision maker, problem solver
  • Analytical, attention to detail
  • Passionate about quality improvement
  • Flexible, adaptive to environment and change

14/11/201619/09/2017

Clinical Nurse Service Manager

See Advinia. Moved to the same job in another area, bought a house.  Continued to work at Spa Medica on the bank until new post with Advinia.

Dec 2015May 2018

Senior Nurse/Theatre Team Lead

  • Senior Nurse Peri Operative Practitioner (scrub, consultations, admit, discharge, on call) 
  • AMD, IntraVitreal, Cataract and complex cases
Dec 2011Dec 2015

Clinical Duty Manager/RGN

  • Senior RGN and Clinical Duty Manager (recovery, admit, discharge, consultations, staffing, operations)

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

Peri Operative Practitioner Trauma 

  • Kidney Transplant and Major Incident
  • Neuro/Vascular/Plastics/Maxillofacial/Orthopaedic trauma and elective surgery, paediatrics)

May 2007Feb 2010

Peri Operative Practioner

  • Peri Operative Practitioner and Recovery Nurse (admit, discharge, scrub, recovery, oncall for over 20 day case procedures).
Sep 2004Sep 2005

Sexual Health Nurse

  • Sexual Health Nurse Support (Family Planning, contraceptive support, clinic set up, stock/ordering)



Professional education

Apr 2015May 2015

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

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

Sept 2000July 2004

BSc Nursing Sciences with Honors

Nursing Midwifery Council Registration Pin 00I2891E

4 year degree with a year of methodology in research.

References

Cheryl Wildman, Home Manager, Advinia Health Care, Millview Care Home. .

E : [email protected]

Interests & Activities

Teaching English, running, yoga, playing piano, reading