Registered Nurse Speciality Trauma Nursing
I am a dynamic experienced Registered Nurse, who has been working in the cruise line industry for the past 5 years. I am keen on starting a career in Research.
Emergency Nurse Consultant
February 2008 - November 2008
Worked in Libya Tripoli, at the Elkhada Hospital to assist in improving the level of Emergency Care offered at the Hospital
I mentored the current unit manager
Together with an architect we drew up sketches and added structurally to the Emergency department to facilitate the effective running of the unit.
Actively trained the staff in triaging skills, which were lacking.
Drew up policies and procedures for the department as guidelines based on international best practice standards.
Carnival Cruise Lines
From December 2008
Managing all medical conditions onboard within a team of two to five Registered Nurses and one or two Physicians.
Running a Wellness program for all the crew onboard, as well as managing a chronic clinic for crew who have hypertension, and or diabetes.
Phlebotomy and running our own lab work, doing X rays and training crew on how to assist the medical team in emergency situations.
I am also involved in drills on a weekly basis and management of major emergencies onboard. These include Fires, Grounding or Flooding on the ship, Mass Casualty Triage and Management as well as responding to medical emergencies on the vessel.
As a Lead Nurse, my duties include the above as well as ordering and controlling medical stock and equipment, the running of the medical center including scheduling.
Conflict management and customer care
National Trauma Coodinator
September 2006 - January 2008
Gave support to 25 Accident and Emergency Units in the Johannesburg and Cape region.
Updated policies and procedures.
Ran Training sessions on the National Triage System.
Assisted in Medical Standbye at event like, the 94.7 race, the Duzi Challenge, the A1 GP in Durban, the Midmar race.
Went to Ethiopia the assist in Disaster management for a major event
Coordinated and Networked with Emergency Road side staff.
LIFE Healthcare Group
Managed the unit and organized staffing for the unit.
This included staff scheduling, training of the staff.
Managing the unit included all aspects of stock, updating and redoing policies and procedures to comply with best practice standards.
Registered Nurse in Accident and Emergency Department/ ICU
January 2001 - November 2005
Started in the 30 bed Trauma ICU, and moved to The Accident and Emergency Unit.
I completed my post Basic Trauma Coarse through the University of Johannesburg
My duties included triaging, treating and managing patients who came into the unit.
Managing medical stock.
Played a key role running of the sexual assault clinic.
Did a short course in forensics. I examined victims of sexual assault, counseled them and went to court as an expert witness for the victims.
Worked On passenger carrying ships for 5 years
Emergency Nurse Consultant
Spent 10 months in Libya at the Elkadra Hospital in Tripoli to advise and assist in improving Emergency care in Libya, Tripoli
Nurse Preceptor On a Cruise Liner
Worked as a nurse preceptor for a cruise company,training and orientating new nurses to the company and training lead nurses on the administration side of running a cruise ship medical side.
Experience 4 years
Qualifications & Certifications
Bachelors Degree in Nursing
University of Johannesburg
Jeppe High School for Girls
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