Clinical Nurse Specialist
Over 12 years
Providing an excellent difficult emotional service
Daily community meeting to discuss H@H patients, need for beds and allocation of this based on triage. Review of patients at home or Hospital visits, medications .reviews, liaison with GP’s, well -being teams, District Nurses (DNS), Acute Oncology and often consultants in UK. Admin! Triage of new referrals and arranging appointments and follow up. Admin! I also teach two courses twice a year so updating powerpoints and training as well as doing own mandatory annual training. Often have DN’s, GP trainees, or F1 Drs on a shadow day so teaching is important
Drive over the mountain!
Busy, perpetual motion
Passing my Non medical Prescribers course
Continue to do the job I love and am told I am good at!
Too many to mention, families are so generous with sharing their needs and valuable time – it is so lovely to hear the thanks especially at funeral services.
A call out during a funeral service for shaving the patients legs on her final day as she was very proud of her appearance and always wanted to look her best!
A marriage in the chapel,
Arranging donkeys to visit a pt at home as a last request,
Everton FC sending videos and messages to a patient too poorly to travel for a planned game,
Wedding vow renewal service in Nobles park, the patient was barely able to get downstairs the previous day, helping her manage them and plans to get her mobile and out of the house for her special day.
Queens pier plank gift for the office with the attributes the family thought made our team so special as well as numerous handmade cards etc.
Possibly my proudest memory/story is starting the shared hearts project with our previous volunteer co-ordinator Cathy during Covid, it has become so popular we have had letters of thanks from NZ and further afield. Volunteers still happy to knit and crochet for us and the families love the special memory.