An ambitious and dedicated Mental Health and Adult Trained Nurse with over 20 years’ experience in hospitals and care homes. Passionate about maintaining and continually improving standards of patient care. Possesses experience of setting up and managing a care home and effectively leading, developing and motivating staff.
Utilizes strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish excellent working relationships with clients, patients and colleagues at all levels.
2009 – date SURREY AND BORDERS NHS, Foundation Trust, Surrey, UK
Community Psychiatric Nurse
• Effectively prioritizing workload and managing time to fulfil responsibility for a caseload of clients aged 65 and over, ensuring consistently high standards of patient care
• Diligently assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for clients in their own homes, including maintaining all required documentation with due regard for patient confidentiality
• Ensuring consistent compliance with all relevant policies, procedures and regulations, continually striving to enhance patient care and developing productive working relationships with colleagues / clients
• Working effectively as part of a team to achieve stipulated adjectives or using initiative to perform various tasks independently with minimal supervision
2008 – 2009 BERKSHIRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, Berkshire, UK
Community Psychiatric Nurse
2002 – 2008 SUTTON AND MERTON PRIMARY CARE TEAM, Sutton, UK
Community Staff Nurse
2002 – 2003 CARE UK AND MISSION CARE, London, UK
2001 OVERSEAS VOLUNTEER WORK
Assisting Stroke Patients
1998 – 2000 HOME FOR OLDER ADULTS, UK
Owner / Manager
1983 – 1988 FARNBOROUGH HOSPITAL Orpington, Kent, UK
Staff Nurse (Part-time while studying)
1982 – 1983 ST. GILES HOSPITAL, London, UK
Education & Qualifications
Warwick University, 2005
Conversion Course: Nursing
Surrey University, 2004
Instructor’s Course: Aerobics, 1999
Certificate: Counselling Skills, 1998
City & Guilds: Advanced Management in Care
Thomas Danby College. West Yorkshire, 1997
Diploma: Aromatherapy, 1997
Certificate: Body Massage, 1996
Certificate: Care Activity; City & Guilds Training Plan
Thomas Danby college, 1996
Assessor Certificate: Work based, for NVQ in Care
Thomas Danby College, 1995
State Registered Nurse
Joyce Green Hospital, Kent, 1982
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Stone House Hospital, Kent, 1979
State Enrolled Nurse for Learning Difficulties
Darenth Park Hospital, Kent, 1976
I.T. Proficiency: Rio, Microsoft Office, internet and email
Languages: Fluent English and French
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