I am a multi modal learner and this is reflected in my teaching, I can adapt to suit individual learning styles and needs. Background and experience in teaching at both further and higher education institutions at local and international level.
15 years experience as an adult nurse in respiratory, medical HDU, stroke, neurology, emergency, trauma, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology amongst other medical specialities. Can also offer tuition on HNC/HND care courses at local colleges. NMC teacher and Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
I currently spend my time between teaching at local institutions so I am familiar with local curriculum, i maintain my clinical practice at the local hospital to ensure i keep up to date with both educational and clinical practices and standards.
I am also involved in research and writing for publication.
Can travel within the Kilmarnock area only
Qualifying in 2007, I began my nursing career in a 34-bed respiratory and general medicine ward where I honed my nursing skills in both basic care and advanced practice, rotating to medical high dependency during this employment I was able to enhanced my skills further becoming an advanced life support provider and securing a Masters level study Scholarship via the Early Clinical Careers Fellowship (ECCF) in its pilot year. I became involved in ward training, assisting with infusion device, venepuncture and cannulation training, took the role of Blood Bourne Virus link nurse, disseminating latest updates to ward staff and patients and became a mentor for pre-registration nursing students from the local university. This is when I first developed an interest in teaching and education.
Leaving the UK in 2014 I moved to Saudi Arabia to start the next chapter in my career. I was based in a neurology and stroke high dependency/rehab ward. This role involved the co-ordination of the ward as well as being responsible for patient care. During my time there, education at ward level was continuous and delivered by ward coordinators during in-service training at regular intervals throughout the month. Realising how much I enjoyed these sessions and student mentoring I made the decision to return to the UK and study for an educational qualification. I completed a post graduate certificate, Education in Health and Social Care; I am currently continuing my studies towards an educational focused Masters qualification.
By studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, I was able to secure teaching opportunities over a variety of settings. I can demonstrate teaching over a variety of areas within both clinical and academic settings, predominantly within the school of Health and Life Sciences. I have been involved in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment including curriculum development, writing learning outcomes, development of teaching materials, session delivery in a variety of settings including lectures, seminars, clinical skills labs and in clinical practice. I also have experience in various aspects of assessment and moderation.
Moving to the United Arab Emirates in 2017 I took the role of Clinical Educator in a specialised Women & Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. As part of Administration & the Nursing Leadership Team I was involved in the initial commissioning of the department, this involved everything from deciding the department lay out, equipment and resources required, patient flow, setting up educational/competency programs, policy development, key performance Indicators and other administrative duties, reporting directly to the Minister of Health and Protection.
Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
1 Kemble Street, WE2B 4AN, UK
Status: Current. Expires: 30th September 2020. Pin No. 0I4079S
Revalidation Application Date: 01/09/2022
Registered Nurse – Adult (RN1)
NMC Teacher – registration active from 01/06/17
The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Holyrood Park House, 106 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS
Teaching Fellow – Granted June 2017
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Muhaisna 2, Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road, Dubai
Status: Current. Expires: 20th August 2022
Licence Number: T52780
Saudi Commission for Health Specialities (SCFHS)
Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh. P.O. Box 94656, Postal Code 11614. KSA
Status: Expired: March 2018 Reg No. 15RN0006935
Staff Nurse 1
2018 – Present Glasgow Caledonian 2001 – 2002 James Watt College,
University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK Kilwinning. Scotland, UK
2015 – 2017 Glasgow Caledonian 1996 – 2000 Kilmarnock College,
University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK Kilmarnock. Scotland, UK
2010 – 2011 University of the West of 1993 – 1995 Kilmarnock Academy,
Scotland, Ayr, Scotland, UK Kilmarnock. Scotland, UK
2004 – 2010 Glasgow Caledonian 1991 – 1993 Loudoun Academy,
University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK Galston. Scotland, UK
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
2018 – In Progress MSc Nursing: Advancing professional practice
Advanced Research Methods – Pass
Advanced Leadership – In progress
Dissertation - Pending
2015 – 2017 Post Graduate Certificate Education in Health and Social Care
Leading in Education: teaching, learning and assessment in academic and practice settings (Theory). Education practice in health and social care. (Practical)
2008 – 2010 Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Nursing
Advanced Research Methods, Advancing Nursing Knowledge, Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Nursing
2004 – 2007 Bachelor’s in Nursing (BN)
Essentials of Physiology, Basic ICT Competency, Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice, Care Delivery and Management, Inter professional Working and Care in Context, Applied Psychology for Nurses and Midwives, Health, Healthcare and Society, Nursing in Acute Illness, Nursing the Adult with Chronically Impaired Health, Maximising Health, Nursing the Highly Dependent Patient, Supervision and Management on Care, Adopting the Role of the Registered Nurse, Nursing Studies Project, Spiritual, Religious and Emotional Health, Appraising Evidence for Healthcare Practice.
August 2002 Higher Psychology & Human Biology
August 2000 Higher English
Currently working as a Bank Nurse at Crosshouse Hospital and Bank Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University
September 2017 – October 2019 Al Qassimi Women & Children’s Hospital, UAE
Working as part of the Nursing leadership Team under the administrative branch I was involved in the education of nurses and other staff members within the clinical area of the emergency department and wider hospital environment, namely within the context of obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric emergencies. Primarily responsible for teaching, learning and assessment however, initial involvement included the commissioning of the new emergency department, which included initial set up of the department and educational development of a nursing competency program. Other duties include carrying out research and quality improvement projects to improve the overall safety and operation of the department. I maintained my adult skill set by assisting in category 1 and 2 patients in our sister hospital Al Qassimi Hospital which is the main trauma centre for the Northern Emirates.
During this employment I carried out a research study in which I compared 2 triage systems, presenting my findings at both local and international conferences, the findings are currently being written to be submitted for publication.
September 2015 – September 2017 Staff Nurse NHS Ayrshire & Arran, UK
Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock. Acute care, Adult. Across a range of medical and surgical wards including high care areas, covering sickness, maternity and staff shortages.
October 2015 – April 2017 Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Sessional work, predominantly teaching on the pre-registration nursing degree programme across years 1 to 3, involved in all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment in both practice and academic settings.
March 2016 – April 2017 Ayrshire College, Ayrshire, UK
Bank Lecturer Health and Social Care/Guest Lecturer/Speaker
As and when required work teaching on various HNC Health and Social care modules.
March 2014 – July 2015 Staff Nurse 1 King Abdul-Aziz Medical Cities KSA
Working in a 20-bed ward, responsible for the care of 3/4 patients per shift. At times, I took on the role of charge nurse to oversee the safe and effective management of the ward. Daily, duties included physical assessments, drug administration including IV drugs with knowledge of central lines, safe management of naso-gastric and PEG/PEJ tubes and delivery pumps. Male and female catheterisation, cannulation and wound management. I am responsible for care plan formulation and evaluation and liaising with other specialities. I take care in the most basic of nursing duties ensuring good personal care and housekeeping are maintained
On the ward, there are many pieces of equipment which are used, I am competent in the use Braun infusion devices. I strive to maintain my own professional development through further study, inside and outside my regular employment.
Oct 2007 – Feb 2014 Staff Nurse (Band 5) University Hospital Crosshouse UK
University Hospital Crosshouse is a public, teaching hospital with 625 beds and the Main Accident and Emergency facility for North Ayrshire. 3B is and acute medical adult ward with 34 beds, patients are mainly respiratory and renal, however all medical specialities are catered for.
Daily, I was responsible for between 6-10 patients per shift, with a maximum of 19 at night, and all their care. This would include drug administration, assessment, care plan formulation, documentation, liaising with other staff and agencies. I was also responsible at times for ward management, audits & teaching students.
Feb 2002 – Sept 2017 Nurse Bank (Band 2-5)
Feb 2004 – Oct 2007 Graceland Nursing Home, UK
Sept 2002 – Sept 2006 Tompkinson Shaw Recruitment, UK
June 2003 – Nov 2003 Howard House Nursing Home, UK
Feb 2002 – Sept 2002 Fullarton Care Home
May 1999 – June 2000 Hansel Village, UK
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION
AL QASSIMI WOMEN & CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (AQWCH) EDUCATION
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA) Expires Oct: 2020
• (Instructor Recommendation)
Paediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA) Expires Sept: 2020
• (Instructor recommendation)
Maternal Fetal Triage Index (ONLINE) May 2018
BLS Instructor Expires: May 2020
Cardiotocography (CTG) Workshop, CTG interpretation July 2019
Preceptorship development Workshop August 2019
MANDATORY AQWCH TRAINING
Information technology 2017, 2018, 2019
Quality 2017, 2018, 2019
Human Resources 2017, 2018, 2019
Infection Control 2017, 2018, 2019
FMS and Fire Safety 2017, 2018, 2019
Disaster preparedness 2018
Maternal Fetal Triage Index vs. Emergency Severity Index:
Increasing clinical safety by identifying acutely unwell pregnant Women.
Principal Investigator in a blind comparative study of two triage tools, the outcome of which has led to the tool being implemented in all MOHAP sites that triage obstetric patients.
Ministry of Health and Protection Health Research Exhibition
Poster Presentation - Maternal Fetal Triage Index vs. Emergency Severity Index:
Increasing clinical safety by identifying acutely unwell pregnant Women.
25th February 2019
International Council of Nurses. Congress 2019, Singapore
Poster Presentation - Maternal Fetal Triage Index vs. Emergency Severity Index:
Increasing clinical safety by identifying acutely unwell pregnant women
28th June 2019
Ministry of Health and Protection Obstetrics Symposium
Maternal Fetal Triage Index vs. Emergency Severity Index: Increasing clinical safety by identifying acutely unwell pregnant women.
30th October 2019
Triage Policy (AQWCH/Clin/031) June 2018
Medication Safety 2014
Basic Life Support 2014
Stroke Programme level 1 2015
NIH Stroke Scale Certified – online 2015 (renewed 2018)
Neurological Anatomy and Physiology 2014
Respiratory System in Detail- Assessment 2015
NHS Courses attended
Central Venous Access Devices – 2016
Male Catheterisation – 2012
Blood Bourne Virus link nurse – 2012
Nasal Hi Flo and Humidification - 2011, 2012
Advanced Life Support – 2011, 2016
Arterial Blood Gas sampling – 2011
Violence & Aggression – 2007, 2010
Moving and Handling - 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2016
Venepuncture and Cannulation - 2009
Intravenous Drug Administration – 2008
Mentorship February 2012, University of the West of Scotland
HIV & Hepatitis B: An Introduction, August 2002, Kilmarnock College
The Helping Relationship, August 2002, Kilmarnock College
Introduction to Human Development: Infancy to Old Age, August 2002, Kilmarnock College
HIV infection, Related Illnesses & Hepatitis B, July 1998, Kilmarnock College
Child Development: An Introduction, July 1998, Kilmarnock College
Promoting Positive Behaviour in Children, July 1998, Kilmarnock College
Cognitive Psychology: The Individual and Thinking, February 1997, Kilmarnock College
Introducing Microbiology, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
The Human Body, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Cause and Prevention of Disease, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Introduction to Psychology, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Special Needs and Support Services, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Caring for People: An Introduction, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Word processing 1, July 1997, Kilmarnock College
Introduction to Psychology, November 1997, Kilmarnock College
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Ariela is a very dedicated young lady who shows initiative. She is always polite and on time. Good communication if she ever needs to reschedule.
Linzi is a fantastic teacher who tailors her teaching to the students. She has taught me how to critical appraise research material, develop guidelines & has given me the skills to develop my confidence when standing in front of a group of peers & presenting. Her nursing knowledge is extensive & she explains everything from basic nursing skills to life saving interventions in a practical, easy to understand way.
Having been a conscientious student herself Linzi appreciates the level of support and guidance required in academic and professional studies. In turn as lecturer she is able to supply this support and guidance to her students and will enable them in their studies. As a professional lecturer with an approachable manner I would fully recommend Linzi.
Lynsey as a teacher you motivate us to study and your hard work makes us also aware of our capabilities an disabilities. You guide and correct us when we are wrong very assertively. Miss you lynsey. ️
Linzi is an amazing tutor. She is able to present information on a wide variety of topics with a great sense of humor while maintaining a positive classroom atmosphere.
I have worked with Lynsey in the paediatric emergency department as a your consultant for 2 years. She was our lead education nurse for the department. She was responsible for the for identifying areas of improvement and educating the nurses, in addition to the residents and medical students who were rotating through our department. Lynsey was very dedicated in what she did and went as far as identifying individual areas of improvement in each of the nurses and working with them separately in order to ensure their professional development. As a result we saw a remarkable improvement in the way the quality of care given in our department. Apart from education, Lynset also spearheaded a quality improvement project involving the implementation of the maternal fetal triage system for the maternity ER which helped assess the acuity of pregnant mothers presenting to the ED. I have no qualms in saying that Lynsey will be in an asset to any department and team she decides to become a part of. I wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.
Linzi is extremely knowledgeable and helped me through my nursing degree, assisting me with a full literature review (for which I gained a B+). Linzi is completely professional throughout and has helped me through at least 5 assignments.
I have known Linzi for over 20 years, she is professional at the top of her game, with a multitude of experience that she has gained and shared worldwide.
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