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Clinical Nurse Manager Vascular Access and Nutrition support, John Radcliffe Hospital
I am a registered nurse currently working towards completing my MSc in Advanced Practice. I have 13 years’ work experience in Vascular Access and IV therapy. My previous experience involves: 15 years as an Anaesthetic & Recovery Sister, and 3 years as a Critical Care Nurse in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service (QARNNS) and as a Staff Nurse in ENT at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London.
I am a confident and highly experienced senior nurse, involved in training and developing new vascular access teams to achieve the high standards required for this specialist field of healthcare. I am the Clinical Nurse Manager for the Vascular Access Service and the Nutrition Support Nurses at the Oxford Universities Hospitals NHS Trust.
Vascular access is my main area of interest and, having worked in this speciality for longer than 13 years, I have gained a whole wealth of experience and expertise within the field. I clinically manage the Nurse Led Vascular Access Service at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, which has approximately 1,200 beds. Our service inserts approximately 1,600 vascular access devices per annum, including PICCs, femoral catheters, tunnelled catheters and, soon, sub-cutaneous ports too.
My areas of particular interest are supporting colleagues in gaining their skills and competencies in inserting vascular access devices. This I do through education and training at local, national and international level via study days, the Oxford bi-annual IV Therapy Conference and practical clinical training in VAD insertion.
As technologies keep evolving at an alarming rate, I’m also keen to keep up to date with new products out in the market and to ensure that they are fit for purpose on a practical level.