CURRICULUM VITAE of Karen Sharon Delia Harper
Known As : Karen
Marital Status : Single
Nationality : South African
Age : 48 years
Gender : Female
Contact Number : Mobile 072-***-****
Address : 6 View Street
# House 11
Languages : Speak Read Write
English Good Good Good
Afrikaans Fair Good Fair
Institution : University of Natal – Durban KZN South Africa
Course : Bachelor of Social Science – Nursing
Duration : January 1989 – December 1993
Majors : Social Anthropology & Nursing
(Midwifery, Community & Psychiatric Nursing)
Occupational Health Nursing : November 1995 (Natal Technikon)
Certificate with Distinction
Diploma in Operating Theatre : August 1997 (King Edward Hospital Nursing
HIV/ AIDS Care & Counselling : June 2004 (University of South Africa)
Diploma in Nursing Education : February 2011 (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Shift Leader Course : 2012 Umhlanga Hospital (Private) Netcare
Presently - Day Hospital Manager
1 May 2019 – Present
– Acting Day Hospital Manager
1 March 2019 – 30 April 2019
Responsible for the Theatre unit & 30 bed Day Ward, & Admissions.
Responsibility: - Manage Operating Theatre (3 Theatres)
Manage Day Ward – 30 beds
2 Admission Clerks & 1 Stock Controller
Nursing staff 26
Reporting to Hospital Manager
Operating Theatre Unit Manager
18 July 2018 -30 September 2018
Transfer to Day Clinic Hospital as Theatre Unit Manager
from 1 October 2018 unti 28 February 2019.
2016 August to 2018 January
King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nursing Education Department
Responsibility – Responsible for 3 different areas in the hospital:
1.Cardiovascular Operating rooms (Adult & Paediatric sections)
Render in-services, Update unit specific, generic competencies & oversee online learning records. (40+ staff)
2. Ancillary Nursing areas (Nurses not directly under Nursing Executive)
Consists of: - Wound & Stoma Care nurses
Central Sterilizing Department nurses
Clinical Auditing nurses
Risk Management nurses
Home Care Nursing
Dental Department nurses
Infection Control nurses
Out of Hours Nursing Supervisors
Quality Nurses (90+ staff)
Pioneered the outreach programme to these areas not directly under Exec. Nursing Services, as an Accreditation fulfilment requirement.
3. Rehabilitation Hospital: 2 Clinical instructors in this area
6 Units (102 staff)
Clinical Instructors render in-services in units, and are responsible for the Continuing professional development competencies and maintenance of standards, in collaboration /liaison with Charge and Head nurses.
October 2013 until August 2016 – Was Educator for all Operating.Rooms.’s i.e., 5 complexes.
o(Acting Nurse Educator since October 2013 until June 2014.)
oEducator Role, overseeing all OR units
oCoordination & Guidance of neophyte Clinical Instructors in the OR area.
oEvaluation of clinical instructors, Team meetings
oUpdating /reviewing of staff competency check offs
oUpdating educational databases
oCoordination of registration for accredited courses
oCoordination of Operating room courses: Moderate Sedation; Intraoperative Update; Surgical Site Infection; Oversight & lecturing role in Postoperative PACU Complications course.
oCo-ordination of In-services for each OR unit, Analysis & collation of education needs & Plan
oOR Journal Club pioneer
oOrientation follow up
oLiaison with Head Nurses & Charge nurses in OR Areas
February 2013 until June 2014
King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Women’s Specialised Hospital
Operating Rooms (Elective & Emergency Units) &
PACU’s (Post Anaesthesia Care Units)- Elective & Emergency Units
oAs a Clinical Instructor, aligned to the Nursing Education Department
oResponsible for the on-going education & facilitation of learning in the O.R. Speciality, including renewal of generic & unit specific competencies.
oKeep abreast with current knowledge & trends, through in-services & the Trade
oHighlight gaps & notify responsible stakeholders, to improve quality of service rendered for optimal patient care & staff /patient safety
oCreate & maintain Safety & Infection prevention awareness & compliance amongst staff
oOn-going Accreditation updates (CBAHI), and maintenance of standards.
oInput at Policy Review Meetings & Quality Meetings.
oActive participation in Scientific Day Preparation Committee.
oStaff improvement / remedial, in conjunction with Head Nurse
oTraining of Dr. Interns on Scrubbing, Gowning & Gloving competency.
oNeeds analysis preparation for Education plan
o Resource person, Journal Club commenced. Distribution of recent relevant readings to fellow Clinical Instructors in O.R.; & sharing of PP Presentation lectures.
oPresentation of lectures at the NED courses
oActing Role as Nurse Educator for All Operating Rooms & PACU’s, re-credentialed in April 2014
May 2004 until January 2013
Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Theatre
oWorked in most disciplines, laparoscopic gynaecological & general surgery
oStarted learning cardiac surgery 2011.
oDid Neurology, Cardiac & General theatre Calls
oWas the Floor person responsible for allocations, arranging emergency theatre bookings, liaising with doctors and ward staff
oAssisted the theatre manager with staff appraisals.
oI was one of two Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in the theatre dept.
Responsible for quality and standards. I did the scheduling of theatre staff.
oRepresented theatre at the Quality Improvement Committee Meetings, Employment Equity (EE) & Transformation Committees
oAt the Hospital orientation programme, I had a slot to talk about HIV, Employment Equity & Transformation.
oI was a resource for the permanent ward staff in the general hospital, linked to the Clinical Facilitation Department. I was responsible for staff development in this role. I would work with staff on their specific unit, and recognize opportunity for improvements in the workflow and the work environment. I did this twice weekly.
May 2003 – Feb 2004 (Entabeni Hospital) Theatre Department
oWorked as part of the orthopaedic team
Since January 1996 until 2003(Theatre Department)Addington Hospital
oIn charge of Orthopaedic Theatre, Vascular / General, Gynae and Emergency Theatres
oClinical Facilitator ( July 2001 – April 2003)
oCharge Nurse in Theatre Departments, Teaching Neophyte Sr.’s from other departments to scrub, imparting basic scrub skills
oAssisted with stock take, repair and ordering of instrumentation
oInterfaced with rep’s from different companies
oLiaison with doctors and The Trade
From January 1994 to December 1995
Surgical Wards (Male-Female 3rd Floor) Addington
oDoctors rounds and carrying out orders
oNursing care plans evaluations / updates
oPatient medicine rounds and IV injections
oSiting of drips
oSupervision of junior staff
oDaily updates of matrons report
oAttending to queries of visitors both telephonically and in person
oOrdering of stock
oIn charge of ward individually between 13h00 and 19h00 and sole responsibility at night
oResponsible for male and female wards on night duty
oPreparation and receiving of theatre cases
Shift Leader Course 2012 (Umhlanga Hospital Netcare – with distinction)
Theatre Prize – Floating Rose Bowl – September 2001 (Addington Hospital)
Service Excellence – November 2000 (Addington Hospital)
Basic Ambulance Certificate – July 1992 (Natal Technikon)
Deep Blue Sea Award- “For exploring where others fear to go” (18-Nov.2017)
CERTIFICATE COURSES ATTENDED/CPD
Faculty development in Simulation course. 12-14th Sept. 2017
How to write a successful Research proposal for Health Care Providers. (10-5-17)
Clinical Research Training course. (12-13 March 2017)
Successful Submission to Instit. Review Board & Research Ethics Committee Course. (5-7 Feb 2017)
Cancer Pain Management Symposium. (12- 13 Oct. 2016)
Course on application of Ethical Principles to Research & Public Health Practice (10-8-2017)
Radiation Safety Core of Knowledge Course & Workshop. (2-3 Dec. 2015).
Name : Dr Abdiqani Qasim
Position : Director of Nursing Education Administration
King Fahad Medical City (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Contact Number : +966-**-***-****
Name : Mrs Crompton
Position : Matron – Addington Hospital
Currently in Saudi Arabia (Dammam-King Fahad Hosp.) Contact Number : +966*********
Name : Linda Mackenzie
Position : Matron – Addington Hospital (Durban, South Africa)
Contact Number : +27-31-327-****
Name : Heleene Poole
Position : Theatre Sr. – Entabeni Hospital Theatre
Contact Number : +27-83-276*-***
Name : Idah Dhlomo
Position : Head Nurse Women’s O.R. – King Fahad Medical City
Contact Number : +966-**-****-***