Throughout my time as a registered nurse I have continued to develop my nursing knowledge and abilities by attending courses and through self-directed learning. I feel that the knowledge gained throughout this time, the variety of patients and varied workload has provided me with a sound holistic approach to nursing.
My current role involves teaching clinical skills and lecturing to pre-registered nurses and post registration nurses at university (MSc & BSc). Also as a bank nurse in critical care & pre-assessment, it requires a high degree of organization and time management and excellent clinical skills. It enables me to be an autonomous practitioner, whereby patient care is heavily dependent upon my clinical judgement. My role includes all aspects of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating residents care. I am responsible for assisting in the management of a team of health care professionals to ensure residents receive the highest quality of care in line with best practice and agreed company protocols and procedures.
For just over a year I have stepped into the role of a clinical skills educator for the hospital. I have performed this role outside of my contracted hours on HDU and I am also a guest speaker on the Surgical First Assistants Course with one of the regional educators. I have recently commenced an MSc in Healthcare education to develop my skills in this area.
Whilst working as a Nurse advisor I developed valuable new skills. Assessment of client’s health needs both physical and psychological by telephone consultation enabled me to apply the ability to foster strong professional working relationships in challenging circumstances. The nature of this role has increased my knowledge of current public health issues and health promotion initiatives within community nursing. I have also worked on the national flu prevention, delivering influenza vaccinations in a community setting.