Childminder in Portsmouth
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I am a 30 year old, currently working as a Senior Staff Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. I have been in this role for five years now. During this time I have developed my skills, knowledge and experience in paediatric nursing and have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of a fantastic team of staff. I have attended many courses including Makaton/basic sign language, interview skills and advanced life support. I have also achieved a Mentorship qualification in order to be able to teach students and junior staff. I work on a pre operative ward that patients aged 0-18years come to with their families before having surgery. I take charge of the ward, attend meetings, delegate jobs, chase up Doctors to clerk and consent, co ordinate the ward and ensure everything is running smoothly. Patients are admitted, observations are taken, they are seen by various members of the multi disciplinary team, paperwork is completed and then they are taken to theatre. Patients and their families are often extremely anxious at this stage and it is my job to deliver family centred care and make their journey through hospital a positive experience. I also work on a post op day ward which involves caring for patients after their procedures. We deliver a high standard of care and make sure that the children are comfortable and recover in a safe environment. The children are our priority. I feel that effective communication is key and keeping the patients informed of what is happening is extremely important. I feel that I am very supportive, I stay calm in emergency situations and I am able to prioritise.
Prior to this role, I worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. I worked as a staff nurse on a busy general children's ward for two years gaining experience and confidence having newly qualified. I am registered with the nursing and midwifery council and am a member of the royal college of nursing.
As a student I was fortunate in that I was able to spend time in many different departments. I had placements in health visiting, children's community nursing, neonatal nursing, special care baby unit, children's inpatient ward, children's day surgery unit, children's out patient, special needs school, children's accident and emergency department, children's mental health and with paramedics.
I have worked with children since I was 15 years old when I started babysitting for neighbours and family friends. I love working and being with children, I find it interesting, challenging, varied and rewarding. I have a genuine love of children and their various needs, I find that I can develop my potential, achieve growth on both an individual and professional basis, and achieve both personal and job satisfaction. I have a good awareness and respect of different cultures and diversity. I have several years experience working as a nanny which I still occasionally do over holidays and weekends. I have travelled and skied with these families. I have also had voluntary work experience in a pre school and a nursery.
I enjoy the responsibilities of looking after children and studied Health and Social Care achieving a double A level in the subject and I have 10 GCSE's. I then went on to university to get my qualification in children's nursing.
I am first aid trained and hold a valid CRB. I also have a full clean UK drivers license. I really enjoy travelling and exploring other cultures, keeping active, fit and healthy.
|Services offered|| Babysitting
Partial / after school care
Nanny working at family residence
|Training|| Professionnal qualification (OFSTEO, certificate or diploma in childcare education, etc.)
First aid qualification
Qualification to look after group of children (NVQ, NOS, or equivalent.)
|Experience||Over 10yrs professional experience.|
|Already looked after children|| less than 6 months
6 months to 1 year
over 6 years
|Additional services|| Homework Help : Yes, primary and secondary school
Cook for children : Yes, I can
Help with housework / Ironing : Yes, I can
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Childminder in Portsmouth