I started my career within the veterinary profession in 2004 as a patient care assistant at a 24hr primary care and referral hospital in South London. I undertook my nurse training and qualified as an RVN in 2008. After being 3years qualified, I moved to NDSR as a rotating nurse working across the hospital and within all disciplines. In 2012 I began a diploma in advanced veterinary nursing and the following year became a static theatre nurse working solely within the theatre department. In 2015 I completed the diploma and became the deputy theatre supervisor and then later progressed to the theatre supervisor in 2018. In 2021 I joined the nurse management team as a clinical nurse manager for quality and now undertake this role alongside being a theatre supervisor.
My current theatre role involves managing the day-to-day operations of the theatre department, leading a team of theatre based RVN’s and PCA’s and working closely with our leading surgical clinician team to maintain the smooth running and optimum efficiency of the theatre department.
As part of my nurse manager role I am responsible for ensuring the highest standards of patient care within the theatre department, managing VetSafe reports and reviews and undertaking clinical audits to highlight areas for change and improvement in relation to patient safety and quality of care. As part of this role I also line manage a team of senior RVN’s and undertake performance development reviews.
I have a huge passion for anything theatre based as well as a keen interest for patient safety and human factors related to healthcare. I feel very lucky to be able to work in a role that I enjoy so much and feel so passionate about and I am very grateful for the career opportunities, training and progression that have been made available to me throughout my time here at NDSR.