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Kate Scott
Case Manager
North West, Merseyside
 
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Kate Scott qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse from Edge Hill University in 2011, where she gained a first class honours degree.  Kate is currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and also the Royal College of Nursing.

Upon qualification Kate began her nursing career in Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she cared for children with respiratory conditions, including those requiring tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation, complex health needs and those requiring palliative care. She gained experience supporting children and their families at emotional and difficult times and also in planning and organising care packages to allow children to return home.

In 2012 Kate decided to return to Liverpool and commenced work as a school nurse.  She was responsible for her own caseload and ensuring all children with complex health needs were assessed and fully supported.  She was also responsible for initiating safeguarding concerns, and supporting children and families who were already in the safeguarding system. This involved report writing to assess need and risk, and attending case conferences, and Looked After Child reviews and review meetings to ensure health and social needs were being met and supported.  Kate was also responsible for health promotion and vaccination programmes in the local area, and gained further experience of working and liaising within a multi-disciplinary team.

Kate’s career then progressed into general paediatric nursing at Whiston Hospital, and this covered both medical and surgical specialties, the high dependency unit along with supporting A&E.  Her role involved accurate assessment of patient needs, and recognising and responding to the deteriorating child.  She also gained experience in the acute management of children with severe trauma including head injuries and orthopaedic concerns, along with children suffering from epilepsy and complex health needs.  Due to the nature of these conditions, Kate regularly worked alongside community and hospital based multi-professional teams to ensure that children with complex health needs and disabilities were discharged home with effective and reliable care and therapy packages; that met the child’s needs and optimized family life.  Kate also worked closely with the families of disabled children attending the unit and supported them through difficult periods such as deteriorations in conditions and functional abilities, and changes in treatment regimes.

In 2014 Kate began employment in Derian House Children’s Hospice, providing palliative and respite care for children and young adults up to the age of 25 years. The clients of Derian House had complex health needs and many clients additional needs were as a result of traumatic brain injury either at birth or as a result of trauma or abuse later in their life, and spinal cord injuries

In 2015 Kate took position as Looked After Children’s Nurse, which involved managing a caseload of 16-18 year old young people who were in the care system, and supporting them to manage their health needs, and also prepare for independent living.  The young people on her caseload had issues such as mental health conditions, drug and alcohol dependency, complex health needs, were victims of abuse (physical, sexual and mental), and were often involved in the criminal justice system.  Kate worked closely with her young people and also with the multi-disciplinary team to support her young people into successful independence.  She was also responsible for initial looked after child medicals, safeguarding reports and conferences and ongoing support to the child, young person and their family.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing  2011

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

NMC  (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

RCN   (Royal College of Nursing)