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Nurse Health

Coventry, West Mids, United Kingdom
September 06, 2016

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Name: Sandra D Selby


Tel: Mobile: 077**-***-***


Joining the army in 1981 with the QARANC (queen Alexander royal army nursing corps) and obtained a RN qualification, before moving onto serve with the BFPO in Germany and Hong Kong.

Over the years I have added to my clinical and managerial skill base, working in both the public and private sector. I am comfortable working on my own, as well as leading a team.

Good communication skills, an excellent listener, and a professional but empathetic personality, I possess the drive and enthusiasm necessary to contribute to any organization that aspires to deliver world class healthcare.

Many years’ experience of working in the public sector, both Acute and primary care, in private industry both light and heavy manufacturing sectors, combined with the grounding of training with the British Armed forces, ensures I am well placed to accept posts in most sectors, and this is a relatively unusual set of experience and skills, which are clearly transferable outside of the UK.

I relish a challenge.


1968 -1972 Tile Hill Wood Girls Comprehensive - Coventry - England

1981 - 1985 QARANC (Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Core) – Aldershot and Hong Kong, RN trained

On-going: (PPD) Personal Professional Development conforming to GNC guidelines to retain registration. PPD incorporates a minimum, of 5 days of update training over 3 years as well as yearly updates in certain skills. The training applicable to the current area of work.

Currently up to date with PPD


GPN (General Practice Nurse – GP Surgery) January 2016 - Present

Dr Booker, Torcross Surgery, Wyken and Dr Sharma, Holyhead Surgery, Coventry.

GPN April 1st 2013 – 4th January 2016 Dr Pathan.

GPN October 5th 2012 – April 2013 working as a Locum GPN Sky Blue Medical Group and Stoney Stanton Medical Centre.

GPN October 2010 – April 2012 Oasis Health Care – Coventry – Dr’s Mottram and Jaspal

GPN - October 2009 – October 2010 - The Locum Practice.

Working as a practice/occupational health nurse for the Locum practice, placements MOD. UK and N.Ireland. Currently working in England.

GPN/OH position key skills as below

Key Skills;

Ability to adjust communication dependant on patient type



Cervical PAP smears- Liquid Based Cytology trained.

Childhood immunisation



Diving/Flying/Driving, general admission and leaving the forces medicals. (Incorporating, BP, HT, WT, BMI, Vision screen, Spirometry, Step testing etc)


Family planning advice

Forensic sample collection

General nursing i.e. bloods, BP

Nurse Triage

Pregnancy testing.

Problem Solving

Qualified Smoking cessation Advisor

Routine and Travel Vaccinations

Safeguarding children

Social awareness i.e. living conditions, child abuse

Spirometry - Completed 2 day Spirometry course, able to perform Spirometry and reversibility but not diagnose.

Suture/Clip removal

QOF (Quality outcome and framework) Chronic disease monitoring, COPD, ASTHMA, HYPERTENSION, CHD and DIABETES


April 09 - October 09 Nurse Administrator – Lagos Nigeria Africa.

Management of a Government owned but privately run Diagnostic Centre. Delivering a world class International Health screening service.

Resting and Exercise ECG, Vision Screening, Audiology, Spirometry, Cervical PAP Smears, BP, HT, WT, BMI, phlebotomy, disease management and awareness, education and ear syringing.

Working closely with Radiology and Pathology offering a wide range of blood tests and X-rays including MRI, CT, Fluoroscopy and general X-ray.

Responsible for the implementation and installation of the executive health screening centre and screening programmes.

Ensuring its smooth running including the care of the equipment, training

Overseeing the nursing and administrative aspects of the whole centre in conjunction with the centre administrator. Also responsible for the availability of clinical consumables for the whole centre and management and organisation of the staff within the centre, including receptionists, secretaries, nurses and Doctors.

About the Centre

The BT Diagnostic Centre is a brand new state-of-the-art centre, situated in the city of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. Offering International executive health screening. The centre is located in the grounds of a public, government funded teaching hospital, but is run as a private entity.

The executive health screening centre offers Executive screening (routine and some specialised examinations and tests) to clients who want to ensure that they are in good health. These include routine examination by a doctor, blood tests, mammography, pap smears, ultra Sound, heart and lung function monitoring, audiology, vision screening and more.

2003 - 2009 NHS Practice Nurse – GP Practice

My position as a practice nurse was in a large inner city, three partner teaching GP practice. The practice population is multi cultural with complex health and social needs and as such the role is intense and varied.

Key Skills;

Ability to adjust communication dependant on patient type


Cervical PAP smears

COPD, Hypertension, Diabetes, CHD, Asthma clinics.


Family planning advice

General nursing i.e. bloods, BP

Lead Nurse – suggest and implement changes to practice

Minor Surgery

Nurse Triage

Prescribing (Doctor Signs off)

Problem Solving

QOF (Quality outcome and framework) Chronic disease monitoring, COPD, ASTHMA, HYPERTENSION, CHD and DIABETES

Qualified Smoking cessation Advisor

Removal and re-insertion of Vaginal Pessary rings

Removal of Inter-uterine devices

Routine and Travel Vaccinations

Social awareness i.e. living conditions, child abuse

Staff management

Student Mentor

Good working knowledge of standard office computer systems and health systems

Key Achievements;

Introduced triage at the practice for urgent and routine patients requesting to see a GP when this was not always required. This saw a reduction in GP time for minor ailments and allowed GPs to focus on complex patients. This also enables patients to been seen by other primary care professionals therefore increasing their skills.

The practice used to see patients with chronic conditions such as COPD, Asthma in routine appointments; I have worked with the team to introduce clinics for a wide range of conditions that are prevalent within the population of the practice. This has increased efficiency and skills within the team and ultimately improved the patient experience and prevalence of certain conditions.

1999 - 2003 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire – Accident and Emergency Department – A&E Nurse

I worked as a nurse via Nurse Bank in a busy department which provided a 24-hour, seven day a week comprehensive emergency service with senior Accident and Emergency staff, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Trauma team, CT scanning, Cardiac Arrest Team, decontamination facilities and specialist opinion from all major specialities.

Key Skills:

(In addition to the skills outlined in my current role)


Continual Patient assessment

Liaison with outside agencies for example social service, police, housing, mental health teams

Head Injuries monitor

Checking and Administering of controlled and uncontrolled drugs

Major incident trained

Ability to prioritise

Management/Supervision of trained/untrained staff

Ward Liaison for admissions

Key Achievements;

Enhancement of skills due to the wide variety of patients and conditions presented.

1994 - 1999 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVISOR – Private Companies

I worked as an occupational health advisor/nurse for two factory based companies, Coventry Pressworks and Unipart also Powergen which was mainly office workers.

Key skills;

New employee medicals including Audilogy

Random drug testing

General nursing i.e. bloods, removal of sutures

Minor injuries

Health and Safety management

Management of long term illness and assessments at home

Prevention of illness

Advice to staff


Key Achievements;

Development and Implementation of a drugs screening programme which was designed to eliminate drugs in the workplace and secure a safe environment for fellow employees.

Development and Implementation of Audiology services as the company have high claims for hearing loss. If employees were using the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) then they would have reduced or eliminated the claims for hearing loss. My role was to highlight the use of PPE and report employees. I also assess employees when they claimed they had hearing problems.

Introduced computer based systems for monitoring ill health of employees and logging incidents.

Other Relevant experience

RN in the armed services, this gave me a great start to my career working in a much disciplined environment.

I worked from 1985 – 1994 for Coventry Health Authority Hospitals trust as a general nurse covering a range of departments such as A&E, Outpatients, Day Surgery and Neurology.

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