- London, United Kingdom
- 8, October 2021
I am passionate about helping others and working directly with young children, specifically newborns to toddlers. I am interested in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Midwifery, and Maternity Nursing.
I have recently started a new position as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was also rewarded my OCN Level 4 Post-Natal Maternity Nursing Certificate.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Human Services, specializing in Family and Children Services with minors in Global Social Entrepreneurship, International Affairs and Psychology from Northeastern University in 2017. I also received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in December 2019.
I obtained my Registered Nurse license in Massachusetts, USA in February 2020 and begun working at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where I worked with patients from birth to age 25 years. I returned home to the United Kingdom in February 2021 following the expiration of my USA visa. I obtained my Nursing Registration from the Nursing and Midwifery Council in England in July 2021 and begun working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital in September 2021. Between my nursing roles I was a Private Nanny for a family in Bermuda and obtained my Postnatal Maternity Nursing Award.
I would like to continue my work with neonates as a Maternity Nurse supporting mother, baby and the family unit.
Achieved Level 4 Postnatal Maternity Nursing Award from BabyEm via OCN
Accelerated Nursing Program for second degree students. Program included a broad range of courses including Adults, Psychology, Maternity and Postpartum, and Children's Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Minors in Psychology, Global Social Entrepreneurship, and International Affairs
• Care for neonates with Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Bowel Obstructions and Perforations, Transesophageal Fistulas, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome and other diagnoses requiring surgical and ventilatory management
• Prepare and administer enteral and IV medications; review the BNF-C to confirm correct dosage and Medusa guidelines for correct administration; monitor for adverse reactions to medications; maintain accurate documentation on EPIC
• Manage patients with invasive and non-invasive respiratory support including intubation, CPAP, BiPAP, and HFNC; titrate oxygen requirements based on clinical presentation and goal saturations; alert medical team to changes in patients’ status in timely manner;
• Perform and run blood gases and interpret lab results correctly
• Maintain central lines, long lines and peripheral cannulas; calculate daily fluid allowances and titrate TPN and Lipids appropriately
• Encourage parental involvement in cares and bonding with neonate; establish rapport with parents and caregivers and communicate care plan compassionately; update caregivers in timely manner
• Two Girls aged 5 and 7 years - References available upon request
• Assisted with online schooling during lockdown due to COVID; created engaging after school activities; maintained safe learning and living environment; prepared nutritious lunches, dinner and snacks; performed light housekeeping duties; assisted with evening routine
• Cared for patients from birth to 25 years old with stroke, trauma, CDH, ESRD, complicated cancer treatments; cared for intubated and sedated patients, and patients on ECMO; cared for COVID+, PUI’s and MIS-C diagnoses
• Administered enteral, intramuscular and IV medications; performed sterile procedures; maintained central and arterial lines including UVC’s and UAC’s; performed dressing and cap changes; administered blood products; assisted in ventilator and tracheostomy care; managed PD, EVD’s, traction and pin site care; maintained isolation precautions
• Provided therapeutic touch to neonates and infants; prepared breastmilk and formula for feedings; facilitated kangaroo care; created memorable hand/footprint art for family; created developmentally appropriate environments
• Collaborated with family and healthcare team to develop, initiate and modify individualized care plans; collaborated with interdisciplinary team using clear verbal and written communication; carefully monitored respiratory and neurological status
• Closely monitored and identified clinical changes in patient status; notified healthcare providers for rapid interventions; participated actively in rounds; updated medical records in timely manner; managed admissions and floor transfers
• Communicated compassionately with patients and families; provided quality patient care whilst fostering professional working environment; incorporated child life into cares and procedures to facilitate positive experiences for patient and family
Multiple Families – References available upon request
• Supervised infants to school aged children; maintained safe and healthy living environment; prepared meals