School:Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Kim’s area of expertise include Accident & Emergency Nursing and Acute Care. Interests & Clinical expertise include - wound care, resuscitation, head injuries and trauma.
Kim has worked in the NHS for over 30 years in a wide range of specialities and roles, including the recruitment of both Medical and Nursing personnel. Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1999 from Anglia Ruskin University, her career began in the Accident & Emergency Department. In 2004, Kim and four other A&E and Surgical Sisters, opened the first Emergency Surgical Unit in Southend Hospital. This included the role of a Surgical Navigator who accepts emergency patient referrals from GP’s and various other Health Care Professionals.
During her 10 years of working on the Emergency Surgical Unit, Kim was responsible for all staff education and student nurses that were allocated for placements. After various secondments within the hospital including Acting Ward Manager on the Wound Management Unit and Clinical Site Manager, Kim became a Nurse Practitioner in the Acute Medical Emergency Unit. Following the development of the ED’s Clinical Decision Unit In 2017, Kim and her team won the Hospital Hero’s Award for the best Innovative Development in Southend Hospital. Kim has worked at ARU as a part-time Associate Lecturer for 8 years and became a full-time Lecturer Practitioner in May 2018.
Kim is currently working for the NHS in the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical Emergency Unit on a regular basis for the Hospital’s Nurse Bank and is an Education Champion for Southend Hospital.