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Helen Aldridge

Nurse

Adults

  Wiltshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Over 25 years nursing experience
  • Working with clients with complex care needs
  • Recruiting and managing staff
  • Respiratory management
  • Assessing nursing needs

Key Skills

  • Robust, highly experienced nursing professional
  • Strong communication skills
  • Extensive leadership experience
  • Educating patients, family and other professionals
  • Collaborative MDT working
  • Empowering individuals to achieve

Profile

I have extensive nursing experience in the field of spinal cord injury and also critical care. I am able to use this experience to make a comprehensive assessment of client’s need and develop rehabilitation plans to enable them to live as independent and fulfilling a life as possible. I am skilled at leading and managing staff and also have a special interest in the education of staff and families.

Previous Clinical Experience

2019 - Present: Ramsay New Hall Hospital, Spinal Nurse Specialist

2018 - 2019: Critical Care Lead (Incorporating cardiac surgery lead), Spire Southampton

2015 - 2018: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust,  Lead Nurse for Critical Care Services

January 2015 - November 2015: Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Trust,  Clinical Lead, Critical Care Outreach Team

2009 - 2015: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Spinal Nurse Practitioner, Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered Nurse (Part 12)
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Leadership
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)
  • Multidisciplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP)
  • Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Care of the individual with complex needs in the community
  • Opening keynote speaker at the BACCN 2019 conference
  • Shortlisted for a Woman in Spinal Cord Injury (WiSCI) award in 2013

Maintaining Excellence

Helen is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Managing the Complexities of Running a Care Team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk