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CV, South African Based Researcher With Strong Healthcare Background

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5209
(10/04/1985, female)
List top 5 skills: clinical audit, management, report writing, research, statistical analysis
Current location: 

Gauteng, South Africa - View on map

Education

  • Masters of Public Health (2010)
  • BSc HONS Molecular and Cell Biology (2008)
  • BSc Biological Sciences majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology (2007)
  • Clinical Auditing
  • Data analytics, Biostatistics and Health Economics
Core skills
  • International Experience
  • Business acumen
  • Project management, Health Promotion
  • Proficient in research and report writing
  • Innovative
  • Customer service
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP
Student Support Provider (University of Birmingham) - Oct 2010 to Feb 2013

Clear Links Limited, UK – A support service for dyslexic and disabled students and work professions providing equal access in order to achieve the same pass rate or goals as non-disabled individuals 

  • Mentored University of Birmingham students with varying learning disabilities
  • Managed an average of 10 students per term
  • Developed an understanding in varying learning disabilities and proficiency in best methods of management of different disabilities
  • Taught examination preparation skills
  • Practical support facilitator for students requiring support in practical lab sessions.
Key achievement: KPI was an increase in pass rate and an increase in confidence of students

Clinical Audit Officer  - Oct 2012 to Nov 2012

Manchester University, UK – Based at University Hospital South Manchester Education and Research centre which serves approximately 350,000 local patients and 6.3 million in the North West
  • Management of data collection, verification and entry of cardiovascular surgical procedures for clinical audit
  • Motivated other hospitals in the North West to conduct identical clinical audit in their hospitals
  • Analyzed and constructed vascular history summaries for each patient from their respective case notes and online hospital records for Health Economics Proforma for publication
  • Responsible for daily maintenance of local and national Vascular surgery database
  • Delivered quality control data to Clinical Audit Coordinator in order to drive improvements and innovative solutions
  • Developed and grew my expertise and proficiency in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Key achievements: design of data collection form and management of data collection for Health Economics proforma on vascular surgery for publication in journal


Public Health Postgraduate placement - Sept 2010 to May 2012

NHS Sandwell Primary Care Trust (PCT), UK – PCT serving 350,000 registered people and enables them to access healthcare, health promotion and treatment advice. Approximately 1300 staff

  • Lead researcher responsible for the Breast Screening annual report (2011)
  • Managed and coordinated data collection from relevant hospitals, PCTs and health promotion committee for report write up
  • Responsible for providing updates and presented final report at several Breast Cancer Consortium meetings
  • Selected by public health consultant to shadow Sandwell funding assorted committee which focused on assessing patients eligibility for healthcare funding
  • Developed proficiency in the development of cancer health promotion campaigns (breast and bowel cancer)
  • Wrote detailed quarterly reports outlining health promotion progress
  • Developed presentation skills and team working skills for both local and remote teams.
Key achievements: Authored the City, Sandwell and Walsall breast screening report annual report for 2011

Alumni Call Centre Agent - Sept 2010 to Dec 2010

University of Birmingham, UK – Approximately 15-20 agents on the team on Circles of Influence campaign aimed at fundraising to help transform the campus
  • Drove fundraising activities for the university
  • Responsible for providing accurate and appropriate information in response to customer inquiries
  • Worked with upper management to ensure appropriate changes were made to improve customer satisfaction
  • Reconnected with alumni members and updated contact details
  • Proficient in communication, presentation, and team working.
Key achievement: Reached target and the Medical and Dental Sciences building was successfully renovated in 2011

Tutor - Nov 2009 to May 2010

AAA Tuition, UK – Tuition centre offering one to one tutoring or class teaching to students                                                                                                                   
  • Managed 5 to 10 students per week aged 15 to 18 years old
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials
  • Taught various Science subjects to students
  • Developed, administered and corrected tests and quizzes in a timely manner
  • Prepared lecture notes and assisted in preparation for national exams such as GSCE and GCE.
Key achievement: All the students I managed successfully passed their national exams on their first sitting

Lab Technician - May 2009 to Sept 2009

Oilwatch Tribology Services, SA – South African leader in with an analytical lab providing oil and fuel analysis                                                                 
  • Enhanced existing experimental techniques by conducting laboratory tests on oil samples
  • Applied quality checks and procedures
  • Recommended design specifications and development of key components and features of protocols to be implemented in the lab
  • Innovated process improvement protocols.
Key achievement: Lead research in the development of a new protocol for testing diesel quality

Sales Lead - Nov 2007 to Apr 2009

Zoppini, SA – Italian company that expanded into South Africa with the first branch opening in Cape Town
  • Managed and accelerated site start up of the company as I was one of the first employees
  • Responsible for training new employees
  • Participated in various incentive programs designed to support achievement of production goals
  • Managed and developed promotional programs to optimize revenue levels
  • Developed marketing techniques
  • Developed sales techniques
  • Retained and ensured proper handling and care of existing client accounts.
Key achievement: Helped drive the growth of the company and increasing their footprint in the market by opening two additional branches in South Africa 

Healthcare Service Leader - June 2005 to June 2007

Pleasant Ways, ZW – Retirement home to approximately 20 residents
  • Key individual/personal social responsibility
  • Managed volunteer team members to ensure efficient running of home
  • Chaired team meetings aimed at improvement initiatives
  • Organized activities for the residents and ran various errands.
Key achievement: Election to service leader and developed team leading skills

HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2010 – Master of Public Health Degree

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008 –BSc Honours Molecular and Cell Biology Degree

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2007 –BSc Chemical and Molecular sciences (Biochemistry and Microbiology) Degree


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

Publications
  • Currently, a research paper that I have written and is the first author is under review for publication
  • Wrote and completed a report on the City, Sandwell and Walsall (CSW) breast screening programme 2011
Courses
  • Registered Zumba Instructor and ZIN member
  • Microsoft Office Suite at Manchester University
  • Clinical Audit Training at NHS Sandwell Primary Care Trust
  • Health Economics at University of Birmingham
Conferences
  • Life Sciences Careers Conference at University of York
  • Symposium: Public Health Policy Development & Implementation at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, Belgium, canada, china, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, new zealand, saudi arabia, Singapore, spain, Sweden, switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom