Headon - Medical Transcriptionist - Ireland

Kate Headon



Medical Transcriptionist


I was a Medical Transcriptionist in Ireland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates - Naas General Hospital, Co. Kildare; King Abdul Aziz Hospital, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, from 1980 to 1995. References available.

Work History

English Teacher to Masters' Students in Gredos, Spain - Summer Employment.


From July 2010

Teaching English to MA students in Gredos, Spain with Vaughantown.com.

Resident Senior House Mistress, of Innismore House, in Fee-Paying (Private)

Rathdown School, Upper Glenageary Road

From August 2007

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

August, 2007 - present:
Resident Senior House Mistress, of Innismore House, in Fee-Paying (Private) Boarding School. Mentoring,
Counselling, Pastoral Care, Supervision, Tutoring and Facilitation 16 - 18 year olds - senior pupils, including
four pupils on Autistic/Asperger's spectrum. Assisted by two House Assistants, School Nurse, Catering,
Housekeeping, Maintenance and Security Teams. Liaison with Year Heads, Resource/Special Needs
Department, Parents, Guardians and International Co-Ordinator. First-Aid; organising and keeping Medical
Records, Diary and planning and accounts regarding weekend outings.

Member Asylum Seeker's Support Committee

Post-Graduate Student and Volunteer

Asylum Seeker' Reception Centre

From September 2005

Advocate, listener, facilitation, group work, assignments.

Post-Graduate Student

Graduate Examination Invigilation at National University of Ireland

January 2005 - May 2006


Under-graduate student

from 2002 to 2005.

1995 - 1998: Returned from the Middle East to care for my father who was on home dialysis (CAPD) until his passing away in December, 1998.

Faculty of Medicine

U.A.E. University

October 1990 - September 1995

Dept. of Physiology, P.O. Box 17666, Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Confidential Senior Personal Assistant/Secretary to Chairman, Department of Physiology and five Professors of Physiology, including Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Assisted by three junior secretaries.

Confidential Medical Secretary

Tawam Hospital

P.O. Box 15258, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Tawam Hospital is the chief Oncology Centre for the Emirates. Confidential Medical Secretary in 300 bed hospital. One of two Medical Secretaries with responsibility for all secretarial support for consultants in surgery, medicine, orthopaedics, oncology, paediatrics, radiotherapy, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, cardiology, E.N.T., neurology, pulmonology, dermatology, plastic surgery, maxillo-facial surgery, gynaecology, nephrology. Supervision and training in Medical Records and Medical Transcription Departments.

Medical Secretary in Emergency Room, Surgical & Medical Clinics.

Genral Hospital, Eastern Health Board

Republic of Ireland.
Returned to General Hospital following Special Leave (to work in Saudi Arabia). Orthopaedic, Surgical and Medical Clinics plus Casualty (Emergency Room). Medical Records and Transcription Departments.

Unit Secretary in Obstetric Unit

Whittaker Life Sciences, Liberty House

222 Regent Street, London W2R 5DE, England and Ministry of Defence, King Abdul Aziz Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

1. Unit Secretary in Obstetric Unit. Responsibility for all administrative, secretarial and reception support - varied workload due to location, diverse cultures, customs etc.
2. Senior Secretary to Director of Nursing and six Assistant Directors of Nursing.
Responsibility for all senior secretarial and reception duties at Nursing director's Office plus attendance at and rapporteur at meetings relevant to Nursing Department. Liaison with all areas within the hospital. Assisted by one Administrative Assistant.

I terminated my employment with Whittaker Corporation in January, 1984 and returned to Ireland due to the illness and subsequent death of my mother.

Secretary - (Emergency)/Out-Patient Departments, Clinics (Medical, Surgical and Orthopaedic) and Medical Records

General Hospital, Eastern Health Board

Naas, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
Secretary - (Emergency)/Out-Patient Departments, Clinics (Medical, Surgical and Orthopaedic) and Medical Records. Responsibility for all transcription and secretarial support to County Surgeon, County Physician, Senior House Officers and Registrars.

Confidential Secretary

Basin St

to Senior Social Worker and Team of six Social Workers in Community Care Area.
I was transferred from the G.M.S. and Ophthalmic Sections on the arrival of the first Senior Social Worker who initiated the first Social Work Department with the Eastern Health Board for Co. Kildare. The Department quickly grew to a team of six Social Workers during my six years employment there. The Department included an Adoption Agency (St. Louise) and a Fostering Service. I had sole responsibility for information, administrative, reception, transcription and maintaining confidential files on individuals and families and co-ordination of personnel schedules. Extensive and diverse experience gained in the area of interaction with deprived and distressed clients.

Ireland. Junior Secretary

Eastern Health Board

at Eastern Health Board G.M.S., and Ophthalmic Sections.


Qualifications & Certifications


National University of Ireland


National University of Ireland

Counselling Skills

National University of Ireland

Media Studies

United Arab Emirates University

Social Studies

St. Patrick's College


O'Donnell Secretarial College

Leaving Certificate and Intermediate Certificate.

St. Mary's College


Waterford Institute of Technology

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