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Rebecca Clark

Rebecca Clark

Job title

Matron for Interventional Radiology/ Endovascular theatre

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse - Bolton Hospitals 1977

  • Registered Midwife - Frimley Park hospital 1979

  • Bsc Nursing – Canterbury Christ Church University 2000

  • MA Management studies – David Salomons Business School 2006

Specialist areas

Eleven years in Accident and Emergency nursing prior to appointment within Radiological Sciences to lead the expansion of nursing services for Interventional Radiology and the East Kent Breast Screening service twenty years ago.

Additional information

Appointed as Directorate Matron and Clinical Governance lead in 2002

Have both clinical and managerial responsibilities sitting on the directorate board as clinical governance lead for Radiological Sciences. Role includes responsibilities for patient experience, education and training, risk management and infection prevention and control.

Lead a team of 23 nurses over three main hospital sites working in specialist and diverse areas including Interventional Radiology and the Endovascular Theatre at Kent and Canterbury hospital. The nurses are highly skilled in each modality to provide high quality care to patients and are pivotal members of the multi professional team. Working across two Directorates, the team are both flexible and creative in providing an efficient and quality nursing service.


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Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson

Job title

General Manager/ Lead Nurse Renal, Vascular, Interventional Radiology and Urology Directorate

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse- St Bartholomew’s Hospital London 1982

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Education

Specialist areas

19 years of nursing primarily in intensive care and then General Management for the health service

Additional information

Following nurse training in London I moved to Kent and worked as a nurse in different local Trusts for a further 15 years culminating as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intensive Care. I moved into General Management and worked in Women’s and Children’s Health before becoming the CSM for Child Health with the merger of the Trust in 2000. After five years in Child Health I moved to the Strategic Health Authority as a Deputy Director for Clinical Quality and worked with all Trusts in Kent on various quality and patient safety initiatives.

In the Spring of 2007 I returned to the East Kent Hospitals to build and manage the new Directorate of Renal, Vascular, Interventional Radiology and Urology Services.  The Directorate has a budget of £22 million and about 400 staff working across the diverse disciplines.


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Tina Chance

Tina Chance

Job title

Lead Vascular Nurse Practitioner

Additional information

Tina qualified as a registered general nurse 22 years ago, but for the past ten years has worked as vascular nurse practitioner caring for patients with all aspects of vascular disease. Her main interests are in abdominal aortic aneurismal disease and the diabetic foot.

The vascular nursing team who she leads collectively have an emphasis on providing individualised care in relation to the specific patients’ needs and condition. Our role encompasses the care of patient with either acute or chronic vascular disease either as an in-patient or within the clinic setting. This often means being involved in every stage of the patient pathway of those undergoing complex vascular surgery, from the initial pre-assessment, assisting during surgery and in the immediate post operative period through to outpatient follow up. 

The vascular nurse practitioners have highly developed knowledge and skills in vascular disease management and assess patients independently, plan care and act as the patients advocate.  We are responsible for undertaking nurse led one stop assessment, leg ulcer and abdominal artic aneurysm screening clinics. A large part of our role is in an advisory capacity acting as a resource for junior doctors, vascular wards staff and students.

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