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Dundee


  • Registered Nurse

    NHS Tayside



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    City:   Dundee
    Desired job title:   Registered Nurse
    Location:   Dundee
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    Catering Charity Healthcare medicine

    Job Titles

    Barista Charity Sales Representative Volunteering Registered nurse Health Care Healthcare assistant Mental Health Nursing Cook Head Chef Waiter & Waitress Student Leadership Programme student Waiting Staff Health Information Operator advocate bar staff hostess catering assistant

    Skills

    Advanced technical skills Dialysis Troubleshooting Numerical Skills Practical clinical skills Catheter Continuing Professional Development Drug Administration Infection Control Oxygen Therapy Surgical Drains Venipuncture Working Independently Observation skills Time Management Social Media develop solutions Public Speaking learning experience resourceful planning Serving Food Acute Care clinical support dementia Sexual Health virus testing and management Immunization Influenza Medical Records Social Care Information Technology

    Qualifications

    Healthcare, Nursing & Medical Nursing Bachelor of Science Pharmacology

    Employment History

    Registered Nurse

    2019 - Present

    NHS Tayside, (Tayside Renal Service) ------- I have built a solid foundation of practical and soft skills throughout my nursing training and career: * Advanced technical skills in using Fresenius dialysis machines and equipment including 'building' and priming lines, stripping and draining, disinfecting and troubleshooting * Excellent manual dexterity in safe cannulation of fistulas * Advanced clinical assessments of renal function and appropriate fluid removal goals - accurate and frequent recording of dialysis machine data and patient observations * Comfortable translating clinical judgement into Fresenius settings using complex interface * Numeracy skills calculating weight and fluid balance ratios and drug dosage calculations * Practical clinical skills such as venepuncture, catheterisation, manual handling, infection prevention and control, medicine administration, monitoring and removing surgical drains, oxygen therapy, IV pumps and syringe drivers etc. * Adherence to strict health and safety policy and taking responsibility for maintaining up-to-date core training modules * Taking a proactive approach to continued professional development and lifelong learning through independent study and reflections, team/individual debriefings and appraisals, and disseminating health policy and research to apply to real-world situations * Accurately monitoring deteriorating health and escalating to senior/medical staff as required - using nationally approved policies to assess/intervene but also relying on clinical judgement and decision-making to supersede these when appropriate * Ability to work in extremely high pressure environments and make rational, considered decisions to minimise risk of harm * Adapting to ever-evolving local/national guidelines - particularly surrounding infection prevention and control and Covid-19 * Providing reassurance to people and their families using commun


    2018 - 2018

    Harnessing Diversity `Summer School', ------- I was selected to take part in four days of workshops alongside two other undergraduate students, the University of Dundee Vice Principle, and a member of the DUSA Executive. Students from across fields and UK universities worked with university senior managers and professional facilitators to develop a vision and plans for the future with a focus on how diverse student populations can enrich the learning experience.


    Student Leadership Programme

    2017 - 2018

    A 6-month leadership course provided to small groups of 30 nursing and allied health profession students (`150 leaders' in total) involving residential events in Birmingham and London, a mentoring scheme, and an online community of practice. Acted as a `buddy' for the three Scottish students in the following year's cohort. Key skills and development included: * Authenticity and generosity in a professional capacity and the ability to recognize and forge connections with inspirational peers, teachers and leaders * Time management in extra responsibilities and commitments alongside university coursework * Developing self-awareness/self-confidence and the ability to take criticism * Improvement of written and verbal communication and self-expression and increased creativity in how/where to look for new learning opportunities * Public-speaking and articulating ideas in large group settings * Use of online communication and social media for networking and career development, as well as increased awareness of `hot topic' issues and possible solutions in health and social services Oct 2017 - Nov 2017 Global Health Challenge, University of Dundee A 5-week programme which sought to develop solutions for charities/organisations for tackling health inequalities in the local area. * Collaborative working with peers in fields outwith nursing and healthcare * Increased understanding of ethical and social accountability in wider community * Innovation of ideas and entrepreneurship * Pecha kucha style of presentation and public speaking * Goal-setting and resourceful planning to meet strict deadlines * Respectful investigation of social circumstances and challenges in local area * Reflective learning and participation in comprehensive feedback and improvement sessions


    Healthcare Assistant (Bank

    2017 - 2019

    Assigned to a variety of different clinical areas to provide `staff cover' for shifts, predominantly in acute hospital wards. * Supporting people in activities of daily living (eating & drinking, personal hygiene, continence care and mobility) * Working within the multi-disciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Confidently making positive contributions and suggestions to groups of various sizes and skillsets * Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well understanding when to request support from co-workers and management * Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment * Observation skills in monitoring a person's condition, and keeping up-to-date records


    Hospitality

    2016 - 2016

    Performed a variety of roles (hostess, bar staff, barista, cook/catering assistant and waitressing) at large-scale events across Scotland. Venues included: Scottish Exhibition Centre, SSE Hydro, Perth/Ayr/Musselburgh racecourses, large hotels, football stadiums, schools and independent `once-off' venues. I was able to broaden my hospitality skills across a huge range of sectors, and learn the importance of team dynamics and flexible working - as well as gain confidence in approaching new challenges. I learned how to work cohesively within large, newly formed teams, and balance the extra responsibilities of a second supplementary job alongside part-time NHS employment.


    Health Information Operator

    2016 - 2016

    NHS24 (NHSinform), ------- To provide non-clinical support and information to members of the public/health professionals using a broad range of quality-assured information resources via telephone. * Professionalism and accountability in providing information and sign-posting to other services * Providing health improvement information from NHS quality-assured sources on topics such as:- * Sexual health (contraception, STIs, blood-borne virus testing and management, termination of pregnancy) * Nationwide screening and immunisation programmes (cervical smears and understanding their results, bowel/breast/retinopathy screening, child immunisations, flu vaccine) * Managing minor illness at home, using IT directories for GPs, dentists, pharmacies etc. * Useful resources for managing long-term conditions and contacting third sector organisations to verify services they can provide * Mental health resources and signposting to Breathing Space, Samaritans and local bereavement services * Complaints process regarding health and social care services, accessing medical records and right to privacy * Accurate recording and management of call details on IT systems, in line with information government and data protection laws * Participation in wider health information services, and receiving and escalating calls from clinical telehealth lines * Involvement with analysis and creation of content/advice alongside IT specialists


    Volunteer

    2015 - 2016

    Volunteer, Forget-me-not service, ------- Regular visits to a care-home resident with dementia who could benefit from companionship and support to do things they enjoy. * Listening and communicating with empathy and respect to meet individual needs * Understanding of holistic care and connecting with people on a personal level * Adapting responses and environment to make the person feel more comfortable * How to escalate concerns for the person's mental and physical well-being, and advocate for their wishes * Specialised knowledge of dementia and the impact on the person and their families/carers * Appropriate and safe reaction to stress/aggression


    Volunteer

    2014 - 2015

    Volunteer, Acute care befriending, ------- Weekly evening visits to a medicine for the elderly ward in Gartnavel Hospital, to support and befriend patients, and assist nursing staff where appropriate. Engaging with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, and in varying degrees of health and wellbeing. Learning emotional resilience and coping strategies in times of stress. Assisting healthcare staff in basic administrative and stock duties.


    Crime & psychology

    2013 - 2013

    Prague summer school, ------- Two-week intensive course consisting of a small group of 40 international students focussed on forensic psychology and its social ramifications. In-depth and intellectually demanding experience focussed on investigative and critical thinking, as well as listening and negotiating ideas within a larger group. Independently sourced and secured funding from the Glasgow Educational Marshall Trust based on excellent academic references.


    Waiting Staff

    2013 - 2015

    Worked part-time alongside university studies and became integral member of a long-standing team serving food and drinks in an extremely busy restaurant. Duties included: shift management, cash handling, training new staff, stock control, administrative duties, and ensuring the highest standards of customer service.


    Education History

    2017 - 2017

    Name of Institution: University of Dundee

    Education Title: intermediategraduate

    Description: A 5-week programme which sought to develop solutions for charities/organisations for tackling health inequalities in the local area. * Collaborative working with peers in fields outwith nursing and healthcare * Increased understanding of ethical and social accountability in wider community * Innovation of ideas and entrepreneurship * Pecha kucha style of presentation and public speaking * Goal-setting and resourceful planning to meet strict deadlines * Respectful investigation of social circumstances and challenges in local area * Reflective learning and participation in comprehensive feedback and improvement sessions


    2012 - 2015

    Name of Institution: University of Glasgow

    Education Title: Bachelor of Science

    Major: Pharmacology

    Description: * Research Skills Project Management: I wanted to create the opportunity to apply the analytical skills I had learned throughout university to my own research, so contacted the postgraduate lead 6 months in advance to negotiate commencing my dissertation early. My discipline in keeping to my proposed schedule during data collection stages meant that I was able to successfully co-ordinate, facilitate and transcribe four focus groups in five weeks with minimal supervision. Problem Solving: My dissertation was considered `high risk' for ethical approval and I relied heavily on my tenacity and patience to rework the application through three rejections. This has given me insight and working knowledge of research processes and GDPR considerations. I adapted the design and methods of the study to suit each group of participants and recognised and reported on the limitations of the project. Written and Verbal Communication: I have undertaken various academic and scientific writing courses through my university degrees. In my final year, I utilised previous networking and strong relationships I built with lecturers to allow me to appeal to potential participants by presenting to large cohorts of students in line with my proposed recruitment methods. Data analysis: Across modules I have had classes in statistics, research methods, database searching and critical appraisal skills. I have had experience using Microsoft Excel and SSPS to analyse and report numerical/quantitative data. Through practical laboratory skills training I became proficient in writing scientific reports to meet strict deadlines and able to manipulate complex data sets manually and using computational tools.


    2016 - 2019

    Name of Institution: University of Dundee

    Education Title: Master of Science

    Major: Adult Nursing

    Description: Dissertation: Student nurses' experiences of care provision for people with drug use disorders in hospital settings: an exploratory study.



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    Registered Nurse CV Profile

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    Professional profile

    I am currently working as a Registered Nurse (renal) which involves rotating between Ward 22 Ninewells (Acute Renal) and the Tayside Dialysis Units. I am passionate about biological sciences and healthcare, particularly pharmacology . I completed an MSc. in Adult Nursing at the University of ###### in 2019 which comprised of additional research modules alongside the undergraduate nursing programme. I have a wide range of voluntary and work experience which demonstrate my commitment and enthusiasm for science and healthcare and feel well placed to take on further opportunities to extend my personal and professional development.

     

     

    Career summary

    Dec 2019 - Present                                 NHS Tayside, ######

                                                                    Registered Nurse (Tayside Renal Service)

     

    I have built a solid foundation of practical and soft skills throughout my nursing training and career:

    o                Advanced technical skills in using Fresenius dialysis machines and equipment including 'building' and priming lines, stripping and draining, disinfecting and troubleshooting

    o                Excellent manual dexterity in safe cannulation of fistulas

    o                Advanced clinical assessments of renal function and appropriate fluid removal goals – accurate and frequent recording of dialysis machine data and patient observations

    o                Comfortable translating clinical judgement into Fresenius settings using complex interface

    o                Numeracy skills calculating weight and fluid balance ratios and drug dosage calculations

    o                Practical clinical skills such as venepuncture, catheterisation, manual handling, infection prevention and control, medicine administration, monitoring and removing surgical drains, oxygen therapy, IV pumps and syringe drivers etc.

    o                Adherence to strict health and safety policy and taking responsibility for maintaining up-to-date core training modules

    o                Taking a proactive approach to continued professional development and lifelong learning through independent study and reflections, team/individual debriefings and appraisals, and disseminating health policy and research to apply to real-world situations

    o                Accurately monitoring deteriorating health and escalating to senior/medical staff as required – using nationally approved policies to assess/intervene but also relying on clinical judgement and decision-making to supersede these when appropriate

    o                Ability to work in extremely high pressure environments and make rational, considered decisions to minimise risk of harm

    o                Adapting to ever-evolving local/national guidelines – particularly surrounding infection prevention and control and Covid-19

    o                Providing reassurance to people and their families using communication and patient education skills during times of health crises, and remaining empathetic and approachable even when faced with anger or distress

    o                Communicating with patients/members of the MDT clearly and accurately and following appropriate legal frameworks when sharing/documenting information

    o                Treating patients and their families with dignity, respect and compassion and creating a culturally sensitive environment in which discriminatory behaviour is challenged

     

     

     

     

    March 2017 – Dec 2019                NHS Tayside, ######

                                                                    Healthcare Assistant (Bank)

     

    Assigned to a variety of different clinical areas to provide ‘staff cover’ for shifts, predominantly in acute hospital wards.

    o                Supporting people in activities of daily living (eating & drinking, personal hygiene, continence care and mobility)

    o                Working within the multi-disciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Confidently making positive contributions and suggestions to groups of various sizes and skillsets

    o                Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well understanding when to request support from co-workers and management

    o                Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment

    o                Observation skills in monitoring a person’s condition, and keeping up-to-date records

     

     

    Feb 2016 – Sep 2016                              NHS24 (NHSinform), Glasgow

                                                                     Health Information Operator

     

    To provide non-clinical support and information to members of the public/health professionals using a broad range of quality-assured information resources via telephone.

    o                Professionalism and accountability in providing information and sign-posting to other services

    o                Providing health improvement information from NHS quality-assured sources on topics such as:-

                    Sexual health (contraception, STIs, blood-borne virus testing and management, termination of pregnancy)

                    Nationwide screening and immunisation programmes (cervical smears and understanding their results, bowel/breast/retinopathy screening, child immunisations, flu vaccine)

                    Managing minor illness at home, using IT directories for GPs, dentists, pharmacies etc.

                    Useful resources for managing long-term conditions and contacting third sector organisations to verify services they can provide

                    Mental health resources and signposting to Breathing Space, Samaritans and local bereavement services

                    Complaints process regarding health and social care services, accessing medical records and right to privacy  

    o                Accurate recording and management of call details on IT systems, in line with information government and data protection laws

    o                Participation in wider health information services, and receiving and escalating calls from clinical telehealth lines

    o                Involvement with analysis and creation of content/advice alongside IT specialists

     

     

     

     

    Feb 2016 – Sept 2016                      Quality Link Recruitment, Glasgow

                                                                    Hospitality

    Performed a variety of roles (hostess, bar staff, barista, cook/catering assistant and waitressing) at large-scale events across Scotland. Venues included: Scottish Exhibition Centre, SSE Hydro, Perth/Ayr/Musselburgh racecourses, large hotels, football stadiums, schools and independent ‘once-off’ venues. I was able to broaden my hospitality skills across a huge range of sectors, and learn the importance of team dynamics and flexible working – as well as gain confidence in approaching new challenges. I learned how to work cohesively within large, newly formed teams, and balance the extra responsibilities of a second supplementary job alongside part-time NHS employment.

     

    May 2013 – Dec 2015                      Bibi’s Cantina, Glasgow

                                                                    Waiting Staff

    Worked part-time alongside university studies and became integral member of a long-standing team serving food and drinks in an extremely busy restaurant. Duties included: shift management, cash handling, training new staff, stock control, administrative duties, and ensuring the highest standards of customer service.

     

     

    Education & qualifications

                    University of ###### – 2016 - 2019

                    Adult Nursing Pre-registration MSc.

    Dissertation: Student nurses’ experiences of care provision for people with drug use disorders in hospital settings: an exploratory study.

     

     

                    University of Glasgow – 2012 - 2015

                    Pharmacology BSc. with merit

     

     

    Research Skills

    Project Management: I wanted to create the opportunity to apply the analytical skills I had learned throughout university to my own research, so contacted the postgraduate lead 6 months in advance to negotiate commencing my dissertation early. My discipline in keeping to my proposed schedule during data collection stages meant that I was able to successfully co-ordinate, facilitate and transcribe four focus groups in five weeks with minimal supervision.

    Problem Solving: My dissertation was considered ‘high risk’ for ethical approval and I relied heavily on my tenacity and patience to rework the application through three rejections. This has given me insight and working knowledge of research processes and GDPR considerations. I adapted the design and methods of the study to suit each group of participants and recognised and reported on the limitations of the project.

    Written and Verbal Communication: I have undertaken various academic and scientific writing courses through my university degrees. In my final year, I utilised previous networking and strong relationships I built with lecturers to allow me to appeal to potential participants by presenting to large cohorts of students in line with my proposed recruitment methods.  

    Data analysis: Across modules I have had classes in statistics, research methods, database searching and critical appraisal skills. I have had experience using Microsoft Excel and SSPS to analyse and report numerical/quantitative data. Through practical laboratory skills training I became proficient in writing scientific reports to meet strict deadlines and able to manipulate complex data sets manually and using computational tools.

     

    Voluntary experience & projects

    Aug 2018 – Aug 2018                        Harnessing Diversity ‘Summer School’, University of Leicester

    I was selected to take part in four days of workshops alongside two other undergraduate students, the University of ###### Vice Principle, and a member of the DUSA Executive. Students from across fields and UK universities worked with university senior managers and professional facilitators to develop a vision and plans for the future with a focus on how diverse student populations can enrich the learning experience.  

     

    June 2017 – Sep 2018                        Student Leadership Programme, Council of Deans of Health UK

    A 6-month leadership course provided to small groups of 30 nursing and allied health profession students (‘150 leaders’ in total) involving residential events in Birmingham and London, a mentoring scheme, and an online community of practice. Acted as a ‘buddy’ for the three Scottish students in the following year’s cohort. Key skills and development included:

    o                Authenticity and generosity in a professional capacity and the ability to recognize and forge connections with inspirational peers, teachers and leaders

    o                Time management in extra responsibilities and commitments alongside university coursework

    o                Developing self-awareness/self-confidence and the ability to take criticism

    o                Improvement of written and verbal communication and self-expression and increased creativity in how/where to look for new learning opportunities

    o                Public-speaking and articulating ideas in large group settings

    o                Use of online communication and social media for networking and career development, as well as increased awareness of ‘hot topic’ issues and possible solutions in health and social services

     

    Oct 2017 - Nov 2017                       Global Health Challenge, University of ######

    A 5-week programme which sought to develop solutions for charities/organisations for tackling health inequalities in the local area.

    o                Collaborative working with peers in fields outwith nursing and healthcare

    o                Increased understanding of ethical and social accountability in wider community

    o                Innovation of ideas and entrepreneurship

    o                Pecha kucha style of presentation and public speaking

    o                Goal-setting and resourceful planning to meet strict deadlines

    o                Respectful investigation of social circumstances and challenges in local area

    o                Reflective learning and participation in comprehensive feedback and improvement sessions

     

    Oct 2015 - Sept 2016                      Volunteer, Forget-me-not service, Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow

    Regular visits to a care-home resident with dementia who could benefit from companionship and support to do things they enjoy.

    o                Listening and communicating with empathy and respect to meet individual needs

    o                Understanding of holistic care and connecting with people on a personal level

    o                Adapting responses and environment to make the person feel more comfortable

    o                How to escalate concerns for the person’s mental and physical well-being, and advocate for their wishes

    o                Specialised knowledge of dementia and the impact on the person and their families/carers

    o                Appropriate and safe reaction to stress/aggression

     

     

    Aug 2014 - Oct 2015                       Volunteer, Acute care befriending, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    Weekly evening visits to a medicine for the elderly ward in Gartnavel Hospital, to support and befriend patients, and assist nursing staff where appropriate. Engaging with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, and in varying degrees of health and wellbeing. Learning emotional resilience and coping strategies in times of stress. Assisting healthcare staff in basic administrative and stock duties.

     

    Jun 2013 - July 2013                       Prague summer school, Crime & psychology, Schola Empirica

    Two-week intensive course consisting of a small group of 40 international students focussed on forensic psychology and its social ramifications. In-depth and intellectually demanding experience focussed on investigative and critical thinking, as well as listening and negotiating ideas within a larger group. Independently sourced and secured funding from the Glasgow Educational Marshall Trust based on excellent academic references.

     

     

     

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