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Catherine Robertson

Work Experience
Experience Level:
10+ years
Description:
I am an RGN with 25 years post-registration experience working in A&E,medical & surgical wards,I.T.U.& care of the elderly.I have worked as Nurse Practitioner in telephone triage with NHS24 for the past 6 years & I am looking for a more hands on role with the opportunity for further development & to learn new skills.
 
Nurse Practitioner,Telephone Triage
 
NHS24
 
April 2005 - Present
 
I triage callers to service,give health care advice & refer onward to Out-of-Hours Partners as appropriate.Part of my job is to electronically provide concise & accurate clinical summaries to O.O.H.Partners.I have also trained in audit & worked with The Clinical Audit Group at NHS24.
 
E Grade Staff Nurse
 
Forth Valley Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
 
July 1993 - March 2005
 
Initially employed as part-time D Grade Staff Nurse,I was promoted to E Grade & employed full-time from 1996.I was regularly in charge of department,organising team workload, involved in making up staff rotas & ordering supplies.I was trained in extended roles of venepuncture,cannulation,ABG sampling,ECGs, triage,limb examination & plastering techniques.
 
D Grade Bank Staff Nurse
 
Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
 
July 1990 - June 1993
 
I worked part-time night shifts in all wards throughout Raigmore Hospital.I was involved in admissions,discharges & transferring patients; making up & updating care plans;giving out medicines;pre & post-op. care;teaching junior staff & worked as part of multidisciplinary team.
 
Nurse In Charge
 
Bellevue Nursing Home
 
August 1989 - July 1990
 
I worked part-time night shifts as nurse in charge of team caring for 48 frail elderly clients with physical & mental illnesses.I was responsible for giving medicines,organising team workload,dealing with relatives,keeping care plans updated & stock ordering.
 
E Grade Staff Nurse
 
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board
 
January 1988 - March 1989
 
I worked full time in gynaecology ward at Crosshouse Hospital,often as Nurse in Charge of ward team organising pre & post-op.patient care.I was involved in teaching & mentoring junior staff & students & worked in setting up & running urodynamic clinics within the ward.
 
Junior Staff Nurse,I.T.U.
 
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board
 
January 1987 - January 1988
 
I worked full time one-to-one nursing ventilated patients,carrying out regular patient,ventilator & line checks;pressure care, updating care plans,reporting change in condition & dealing with relatives.
 
Junior Staff Nurse,Gynaecology
 
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board
 
January 1986 - January 1987
 
My first job after qualifying,I worked full- time as part of mutlidisciplinary team providing pre & post-op.care to patients.I was involved in chemtherapy,admissions,discharges, updating care plans,giving medicines & pre-meds wound care & dealing with relatives.
Desired Employment
Industries:
Band 6 Registered Nurse Jobs
 
Band 5 Registered Nurse Jobs
Minimum Salary:
£28000/Per Year
Position Type:
Full Time
Desired Travel:
25% travel
Willing to relocate?
Yes
Desired Locations:
Cambridgeshire
 
Cheshire
 
Borders
Education
Languages Spoken:
English
Work Authorization:
United Kingdom
 
Ayrshire & Arran College of Nursing & Midwifery
 
Certification
 
Nursing (R.N. Training)
 
January 1983 - January 1986
 
I successfully completed my RGN (Adult Branch) Training.