Howell - Registered Nurse - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Jozel Howell

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Services

Registered Nurse

Work History

Registered Nurse NICU

Resigned

From April 2011

-13/03/13)
Size of Hospital: 365 Beds
Speciality: NICU
No. Beds in Ward/Unit: NICU-23 NICU-12 H/C-12
Reporting to: Unit Manager/Charge Nurse
Average Bed Occupancy (%): PICU -90-100% NICU-90-100%

Nurse/Patient Ratio: Day Duty: 2:1 if not ventilated 1:1 if ventilated
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Night Duty: 2:1 if not ventilated 1:1 if ventilated


DIAGNOSES OF PATIENTS
NICU - Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Neonatal Sepsis, Neonatal Jaundice, Congenital Cardiac Conditions, PDA, Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, Big Babies for gestational age, Prematurely, B-Strepto Coccal Infection in Neonates Hirshsprungs Disease, Imperforate Anus, NEC, Myeningocele, Spina Bifida Birth Asphyxias, MeconiumAspirationSyndrome, TOF, DiJorgeSyndrome, Encaphalocele, Myemeningocele and repair, Hyperbiliremia, ABO Incompability, Epidermiolysis Bullosa, Hypercalceamia, Hyponatreamia, Metabolic disorders, Very Low Birth weight premature, IUGR

EQUIPMENT USED
NICU - Conventional Ventilators, High Frequency Oscillator, Infusion Pumps-Braun, ECG-Monitor, Phototherapy lamps, Transducers, Suctioning Devices, Glucometers, Cribs and Incubators, Cool-Cap, SiPAP and Bubble CPAP, Phototherapy lamps, Intensive phototherapy unit, transducers.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES
Had been rotational shift leader (charge nurse) for 2 years whilst in Saudi Arabia.
Had done staff allocation, patient admission, assist staff with tasks where required, reported to nursing coordinator (matron) all issues pertaining to the ward, had written the wards nursing reports, checked scheduled drug cupboards, allocated extra duties, managed , evaluated equipment and send for repairs if broken, report to nurse manager levels of ward stock as well as scheduled drugs for replacement, liaise with multidisciplinary team with regard to X-rays, sonars and other in-house procedures, liaise with other institutions about transfer of patient from one institution to another.
Daily Physical Assessment, pressure to prevent pressure sores and ulcers by position...

Registered Nurse

PICU/NICU

April 2009 - March 2011

Size of Hospital: 365 Beds
Speciality: PICU/NICU
No. Beds in Ward/Unit: PICU-9 Beds NICU-17
Reporting to: Unit Manager/Shift Leader
Average Bed Occupancy (%): PICU -90-100% NICU-90-100%

Nurse/Patient Ratio: Day Duty: 2:1 if not ventilated 1:1 if ventilated
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Night Duty: 2:1 if not ventilated 1:1 if ventilated

DIAGNOSES OF PATIENTS
PICU - Acute Diabetic Keto-Acidosis, Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, ARDS, Near Drowning, Poly Trauma, Severe Head and Spinal Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Respiratory Arrest/Failure, Cardiac Arrest, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Burns, Sepsis-in Cancer patients, Bronchiolitis, Renal-Failure, Systemic Lupus Erythemous, Fractures, Liver Failure patients

NICU - Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Neonatal Sepsis, Neonatal Jaundice, Congenital Cardiac Conditions, PDA, Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, Big Babies for gestational age, Prematurely, B-Strepto Coccal Infection in Neonates Hirshsprungs Disease, Imperforate Anus, NEC, gastro-schisis, Meningocele, Spina Bifida Birth Asphyxias, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome.


EQUIPMENT USED
PICU - Conventional Ventilators, High Frequency Oscillator, (Nitric Oxide Box which is rarely used), Infusion Pumps - Braun, ECG Monitors, Transducers, Suctioning Devices, Glucometers, Gomco-suction (rarely used), Phototherapy lamps, Cooling blankets, Fans, ICP monitor, PBO2 monitor, Brainz monitor.

NICU - Conventional Ventilators, High Frequency Oscillator, Infusion Pumps-Braun, ECG-Monitor, Phototherapy lamps, Transducers, Suctioning Devices, Glucometers, Cribs and Incubators


PRINCIPLE DUTIES
Daily Physical Assessment, pressure to prevent pressure sores and ulcers by position changes, Monitoring intake and output and ensure correct volumes of Intravenous therapy are infused, TPN administration as, HGT monitoring, suctioning of the ET-tube to ensure patency, nebulising and suctioning if prescribed or when necessary, ensure patency of Central Venous pressure lines as well as Artlines if any is insitu,...

Travelling Nurse

Momentum Insurance

Date of Employment: 26 June 2013

Reporting to: Fastlane Manager-Iqbaal Mansoor/
Leonie Elliot - Teamleader

EQUIPMENT USED
Work on a Windows Tablet on Momentums programme and create a insurance data collection base, cellular phone, printer, phlebotomy equipment, motor vehicle +garmin-navigator, laboratory tubes. urine bottles and dipsticks, weight, scales. tape measures, measure tapes, Blood pressure cuff


PRINCIPLE DUTIES
Depending on Clients needs written up by underwriters, you do a physical assessment, do questionnaires on different conditions client might have suffered from before or is still on treatment for chronic.Extract blood samples, either send them to Momentum or Vermaak and Partners Laboratory, depending on tests being done by Momentum or other laboratory. Capture all questionnaire sheets required by the underwriter, and send it off to Momentum underwriters for approval or evaluation of potential insurance clients. Assist travelling doctor with doing ECG Most of the work is about driving out and doing the insurance medicals for clients at either companies or residences, with clients discretion of creating a private environment where health and physical assessments can be conducted, all information disclosed is confidential and not to be discussed with others, it gets submitted to Head Office for scrutiny and evaluation to issue or grant policies.


PREVIOUS EMPLOYER (2)

Name of Hospital: National Guard Health Affairs
Address": Jeddah- Western Region

Qualifications & Certifications

Nursing

Ann Latsky Nursing College

Noordgesig Secondary School

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