To work with this professional, please contact ILS on 01722 742 442.
As a registered nurse with particular expertise and post registration qualification in Critical Care, I have worked in both acute and community settings, including orthopaedics, critical care, and as the clinical coordinator of complex care packages for children and adults requiring long term ventilation as a result of spinal and/or traumatic brain injury. I have extensive experience of setting up and continued management of complex ventilator dependent care packages in the community for both adults and children. I am able to offer training for support staff on many aspects of care including respiratory management, ventilation, tracheostomies, oxygen therapy, artificial feeding and administration of medication. Also, specialise Buccal Midazolam training for clients with epilepsy, their families and support workers.
Being an effective communicator helps me to work with my clients and their families to identify goals and achieve optimum outcomes, whilst liaising and managing multidisciplinary input. I advocate strongly on behalf of my clients to ensure best interest decisions are reached.
Present Case manager with ILS working with children and adults with complex needs. Within this role Kate’s key responsibilities are to provide comprehensive needs assessment, make and carry out recommendations to maximize her client’s rehabilitation potential utilising the skills and experience gained from her extensive nursing career.
2012 to 2017 Case Manager with Anglia Case Management - providing case management support to adults, children and their families, recruiting and managing care teams, taking a specialist interest in nursing issues.
2008 to 2012 Nursing Coordinator - Invent Health - managing support packages for ventilator dependent adults and children in the community.
2002 to 2008 NHS Direct - Nurse Advisor.
1996 to 2002 Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust - Critical Care.
Kate is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas: