NHS Ayrshire and Arran
What are the skills/expertise you need to work as a Chief Nurse?
I currently work as a Chief Nurse in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, based in the South Partnership. I am passionate about improving services and making a difference. As a senior leader, I set the direction and drive quality improvement, professional standards, ensuring integrated working. To do this, I think like a patient, Nurse and public servant. Community Nursing focuses on prevention, early intervention and partnership working. I am committed to creating the conditions where teams can achieve their ambitions to deliver excellence in care and thrive with a strong sense of wellbeing. A successful Chief Nurse requires, humility and determination. Listening deeply and being curious to gain understanding of what matters to the people we care for, will ensure services meet their needs
Being able to effectively advocate and prioritise what matters to people takes courage and tenacity. Chief Nurses need the skill to lead comfortably in complex health and care systems, demonstrating compassionate leadership, one conversation at a time.
Becoming a Queens Nurse has given me courage to take the step into senior leadership.
My goal is to make a positive difference across communities and teams.