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Kate Burrell

Nurse

Adults

Children

  Suffolk | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 7 years case management experience
  • Coordinating complex critical care and nursing care

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Complex respiratory needs management
  • Nursing needs assessments and training for staff
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Strong advocate for clients

Profile

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.

Previous Clinical Experience

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.

1995 to 1996 - Staff Nurse Critical Care - Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust.

1994 to 1995 - Staff Nurse Orthopaedics - Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)

Maintaining Excellence

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:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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