I am a dedicated Nurse who is passionate about education, teaching and learning . I have been engaged with teaching, mentoring, and strengthening links between education and practice over the last 16 years. As service lead for Organ Donation and Transplantation, I have developed educational initiatives to improve service delivery, and are now facilitating education and learning within a Visiting Lecturer and Senior Lecturer role.
My post graduate education, clinical skills and experience have been within the specialities of Critical Care, Organ Donation and Transplantation. I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of speciality and general Critical Care Units and worked as a Critical Care Outreach Nurse practitioner managing my own patient caseload and taking referrals of acutely and critically unwell patients from the Multidisciplinary team. I have also been a member of the Trust Medical Emergency Team and Advanced Life Support provider.
As a Specialist Nurse-Organ Donation, my role enabled me to undertake complex communication skills with acutely bereaved families. I facilitated and coordinated multi organ retrievals for transplantation and liaised with multiple stakeholders. I developed infrastructure change within my Trust, to enable end of life choice’s to include organ and tissue donation. This involved policy implementation, Clinical Governance, continuous quality improvement and staff engagement initiatives.
I have interests in reflective practice, skills lab and simulation, debates and case presentations. I am passionate about Medical Ethics and Law and consider my areas of expertise to include Medical ethics and legal issues, Anatomy and Physiology, Acute illness, Critical Care, End of Life, Professional issues, Organ Donation, Leadership and Management.