Dedicated Advanced Paediatric Nurse Consultant with over 10 year expertise working in acute paediatrics, treating children and young people with acute and chronic conditions. I am a role model to my fellow colleagues, starting and finishing every shift with an upbeat positive attitude with no exceptions. My enthusiasm for leadership, development and working in a fast paced environment makes me Paediatric Emergency Care the perfect clincial setting for me to fufil my potential as a Paediatric Nurse Consultant whilst providing an excellent service for children and young people.
I currently work in acute and emergency paediatrics where my role is divided in a 60/40 split between clinical and non-clinical responsibilities. Within the clinical role I work as an Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner (APNP) within the Paediatric ED and Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU). In this role I work in partnership with individuals, families and the wider multi-disciplinary team, using a range of assessment methods such as history taking; holistic assessment; requesting and interpreting diagnostic tests, non-medical prescribing and conducting health needs assessments. I exercise dexterity to independently perform a wide range of clinical tasks and procedures which can often be invasive on patients who are critically unwell with speed and precision. Within the non-clinical aspects of the role, I line manage and lead a diverse team of APNPs working in the Paediatric ED. A large portion of my non-clinical time is spent in education where I plan, implement and deliver relevant training and teaching to the wider MDT within Child Health. This includes the Nursing team (acute and community), Junior Doctors, Nursing Associates, Qualified and Trainee APNP's, Nursing Assistants, Nursery Nurses and Emergency Nurse Practitioners. My passion and enthusiasm for teaching has been advantageous and resulted in a reformation of all paediatric teaching ensuring continuous education is relevant, innovative and delivered at a high standard. My achievements over the last few years, to name a few include;
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