An adaptable health care professional with over 20 years’ worldwide experience of nursing, focusing on improving the well-being of those in need through care, negotiation, problem-solving, attention to detail, and working with colleagues, patients
Health determined a break.
A plan to begin a new, joint business venture. Dog-sits for 4 months, allowing time for research, reflection, and consideration of what would motivate us both.
Although our backgrounds are different, I felt compelled by the idea that combined, we could excel in something greater.
KEY STRENGTHS & SKILLS
- Effective negotiator
- Planning and organisation
- Crisis management
- Microsoft Office applications
- Pet sitting and dog walking
- Holistic Therapies
- Music, Film and Theatre
- TEFL 2017
- COSCA Counselling Skills 2013
- Methadone 101 Course
- Animal and Human Reiki
- Mentorship Level 3 Degree
- Canadian Registered Nurse Examination Degree
- DIP HE/RN Course (Nursing)
- London Chamber of Commerce Private Secretaries Certificate
NURSING AT MILITARY BARRACKS
Various | UK | 2011-2017
I have worked at a number of UK military barracks. These were short-term contracts and I was placed by a specialist recruitment agency. I responded to the health needs of army personnel and advised officers on relevant issues.
Vancouver, BC | Canada | 2007-2011
I managed a caseload of 32 Clients in a Methadone Outpatient Clinic, with an Addiction Physician and a team of Counsellors. I was responsible for initial client assessment and appropriate referral. Thereafter, I advised clients on their methadone dose, lifestyle choices (including smoking cessation) and taught them about the process of addiction. I also ran my own Meditation Group.
OTHER NURSING & GENERAL WORK
Various | UK, Finland and Australia | 1996-2007
Including nursing in Finland and Australia, and staff nurse roles in the UK. In non-nursing roles, I have worked in the commercial sector as a Receptionist and Administrator.
Marpa House Buddhist Retreat Centre | UK | 2017-2018
I was responsible for looking after the centre, guests, and preparing for and working at major events.
Samye Ling Buddhist Retreat Centre | UK | 2013
I studied the effects of meditation and mindfulness on well-being.
Welfare For Animals in Goa (WAG) and El Shaddai Charitable Orphanage Trust | Goa, India | 2012
I helped with street dog rescue and visited children’s orphanages for two months.
Choose Again Healing Centre | Costa Rica | 2012
I joined Counsellors for one month and worked alongside people who were suffering from anxiety and depression. This encompassed all aspects of health including meditation, yoga and group work.
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