Dubai Healthcare City. • Dubai • United Arab of Emirates • firstname.lastname@example.org • 009*********** SUMMARY
A dedicated NICU nurse with more than 17 years of nursing experience. Background in neonatal/pediatric intensive care and Neonatal Follow-up clinic.
My active involvement in launching the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic as a service to promote and provide parent support after discharge, to aid in early identification of developmental disabilities and referral to appropriate services which play an important role in the multidisciplinary care of an increasing population of preterm infants surviving with complex medical needs. On top of that, my passion and dedication to help others did not limit me from pursuing a second degree that allows me to advocate for health and be an agent of change:
- To act as catalyst between clients and community members by implementing primary and secondary health prevention programs to empower individuals at every stage of life for making better choices in choosing the best diet and health mishaps and providing new helpful information.
- To promote healthy behaviors.
- To work effectively with people of various ages, with a well-developed interpersonal skills and compassionate to the needs and assets of the community.
- To tailor health education materials.
I feel the need to educate and empower parents/family members by using my own voice and elevating the voices of others, in effectively advocating the advancement of health and well-being to reduce health disparities.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Certificate Child Passenger Safety Technician February 2020 Safe Kids Worldwide, Washington, D.C., United States Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) October 2018 National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Whitehall, PA MS in Health Education and Health Promotion November 2017 Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
NURS 323 Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing/ Clinical and Theory April 2010 Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
-Practice area: Psychiatric Nursing
HLTH 2310 Professional Nursing in Canada December 2009 Mount Royal University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
-Practice area: Fundamental of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2003
Makassed National College of Nursing, Beirut, Lebanon
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
NICU Head Nurse December 2018 to present
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital
• Works in collaboration with the Director of Nursing for the responsibility of the workforce establishment within the clinical setting.
• Reviews and monitors staffing requirements according to the needs of the unit and ensure that the level of clinical skills available patient numbers and acuity into account when delegating care patterns.
• Direct the delivery of patient care through careful delegation and empowerment of Charge Nurses ensuring that care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated according to accepted Nursing standards and in line with the direction of the Director of Nursing.
• Ensures competence of staff is monitored through the implementation of regular performance review and agreed goals are achieved through facilitation and mentorship, involving relevant staff to ensure robust accomplishment of the element.
• Develops and demonstrate a style of management that is open, positive, fair, consultative and non-judgmental fostering a climate more conducive to learning and clinical excellence where staff feel valued and fear and autonomous in their practice.
• Provides a role model that encourages greater understanding, harmony and collaborative working within the multidisciplinary teams in the interest of best care of patients. Health Educator November 2017 to November 2018
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital
• Introduced a new service to Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital; Health Education Service. The service is entitled to develop/sponsor hospital and community-based health education by promoting, designing, planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion activities.
• Designed and created checklists for different diagnosis to create a greater sense of confidence that the patient education process will be completed accurately and thoroughly.
• Worked collaboratively with other departments in identifying patient/family educational needs.
• Developed and designed patient educational materials tailored in a language, format and terminology that the patient can clearly understand.
• Established the Patient/Family Education Committee; to provide a forum for discussion, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family education.
• Assisted in coordinating a Breast Cancer Awareness Program at Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital over a period of one week. "Think Pink: Breast Care Awareness Campaign". The program included a list of interactive activities for the target population, such as short video clip, brochures in Arabic and English, demonstration on how to do the "Breast Self-Examination" and included some promotional gifts and services that the attendees enjoyed. The outcome of the campaign was successful with almost 200 free consultants by breast surgeon for high risk ladies, 100 free mammograms and ultrasounds and was successfully attended by more than 500 women that took advantage of this patient education event. And 5 women were detected breast cancer, referred to the surgeon and required surgery.
• While pursuing my Master's Degree in Health Education and Promotion, I designed, planned, implemented and evaluated a Breast feeding health education program "Breastfeeding Café",
“Infant CPR classes” and “Baby Café”.
• While pursuing my Master’s Degree in Health Education and Promotion, I made the videography and edited by myself the following “Think Pink”, “Prostate Cancer” and “Child Obesity” short clips.
• Conducted an outreach community and hospital based program; “Maternity Campaign”. The program included a list of interactive activities for the target population, such as Q/A on breast feeding myths & facts, brochures in Arabic and English, coloring station for kids “Color Safe”, little treats and positive messages for undisturbed breastfeeding in public “Nursing Mother’s Lounge” in Dubai. We had almost 100 walk-in individuals (single couples, pregnant ladies, nursing mothers, fathers and adolescents) who received education and counseling on the importance of breast feeding, breast feeding positions (mini poster display) and what are the benefits of breast feeding on mother and baby.
• Conducted an outreach community and hospital based program; “International Epilepsy Day”. The campaign included a list of interactive activities for the public, such as video clip (animated and informative video that explains how the electrode implant surgery happens), brochures “What is Epilepsy”, general information on how to respond when a person has a seizure (animated posters and live demonstration on when and how to call for help “Dial 998”. Add to that, we had a live children station; Cotton Candy Maker, coloring station for kids “Color Safe” and a variety of puzzles and memory games. More than 100 walk-in individuals who received education and counseling on
“What is Epilepsy”, prevalence of epilepsy worldwide and how to help someone having a seizure.
• Conducted a hospital-based program; “World Prematurity Day”. Attendees were mothers, fathers and other caregivers who have endured a premature birth. The aim is to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns raised about the issues associated with preterm birth.
• Conducted a school-based prevention program; Breast Cancer Awareness”. Attendees were children and school staff. The aim is to raise awareness and to promote behavior changes. Neonatal/Pediatric ICU Charge Nurse November 2014 to November 2017 Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital
-Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services bringing the most advanced medical technology available. In addition to endorsing the highest medical design standards, the hospital fits out with cutting-edge technology to offer high standard services across multiple specialties.
• Ability to assess patient status and notify physicians of any clinical changes.
• Interact with departments regarding patient care.
• Educate patients/families on health care needs, conditions that are patient-centered.
• Provide support and assistance to Unit Manager.
• Acts as a clinical expert and role model in sharing my experiences and knowledge with others.
• Preceptor and mentor.
Neonatal ICU Registered Nurse March 2014 to September 2014 Mediclinic City Hospital
Neonatal/Pediatric ICU Senior Registered Nurse October 2010 to February 2014 Clemenceau Medical Center & John Hopkins affiliation
Neonatal ICU senior registered nurse October 2004 to August 2009 American University of Beirut Medical Center
Neonatal ICU registered nurse October 2003 to October 2004 Makassed General Hospital
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Professional Nursing Licenses:
• Ministry of Health in Lebanon, #7134/2003
• Dubai Health Care Authority, DHCA licensing Board, RN 1022-13
• American Heart Association – BLS (provider) and NRP 7th Edition Provider Course COMPUTER SKILLS
-Microsoft Office (Excellent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Confident in taking the lead role in health education and demonstrate excellent educational skills.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Outstandingly energetic and productive.
• Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and follow through on commitments.
• Effectively handle pressure and able to resolve conflict among teams.
• Active listener.
• Demonstrate a caring, compassionate and empathetic approach to patient and family members.
• Managing one's own time and the time of others.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
- Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE membership: 35441), Washington, DC, USA, 2018 to present.
- National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN membership), Chicago, IL, USA, 2007 to present.
- American Public Health Association (APHA membership: 9979656), 2016 to present.
- National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (CHES; 30560), 2018 to present.
- American Heart Association (BLS instructor 081********), 2018 to present.
- Safe Kids Worldwide (CPST 798564), 2020 to present.