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Rachel m

Rachel M

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40 miles away | Edinburgh, EH11

14 years of experience

695 hours worked

2 Recommendations

Hello, my name is Rachel and I grew up in Dublin. I like to go foraging, camping and like to crochet presents for friends and family. I have been working in health and social care for 14 years, including 6 years as a nurse. I enjoy the daily and hourly rhythms of care, especially home care where I f...More Hello, my name is Rachel and I grew up in Dublin. I like to go foraging, camping and like to crochet presents for friends and family. I have been working in health and social care for 14 years, including 6 years as a nurse. I enjoy the daily and hourly rhythms of care, especially home care where I find it a privilege to live out a day alongside someone. In 2020 I chose to change careers from hospital nursing to specialist foster carer for disabled children in order to focus on home care, which I feel passionate about. My journey as a carer started in Ireland when I worked as a support worker for deafblind adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. I miss the community there and truly appreciated my years there, what I learnt and the experiences I had. My clients loved going out to the pub for tea or coffee, going for drives, going swimming, going for walks, arts and crafts and some enjoyed household activities like folding laundry and cooking dinner. We used tactile signing to communicate, using a mixture of vocabulary from Irish Sign Language and Låmh. For this role I completed bespoke training including: epilepsy awareness, objects of reference, manual handling and non-violent crisis prevention and intervention. Something that helped me immensely in this role was to let the people I was working for set the pace of the day and each activity of daily living, this is something that I believe in and feel grateful that the home setting allows this. In 2011 I moved to Edinburgh to begin my Adult Nursing training at Edinburgh Napier University. I had a diverse experience with placements including: Stroke Rehabilitation, Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics, Health Visiting, Community Nursing, Acute Stroke Nursing and Infectious Diseases. I enjoyed my time at university, in particular my elective placement at a large teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. I graduated with a distinction. While studying I did some nanny work and was active running the kayaking club. Upon graduation I moved to Manchester to work in an Acute Medical Admissions ward. This was a very busy time and I learnt a lot. Within a few months I got an opportunity to become a community based tuberculosis nurse and was very excited about this. I moved to Bristol for this job and got stuck in to learning a new role. I worked with a fabulous team and thrived being back in a community based role. This was a flexible nursing role where we worked closely with people for 6-24 months, meeting regularly, usually in people's own homes. I appreciated getting to know people well and responding to the real needs of their lives. My next nursing chapter began in 2017. Encouraged by my boss to progress my career I completed a Diploma in Tropical Nursing at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which focused on nursing in low resource settings. This proved valuable when I moved to the Isle of Barra to work at the tiny hospital there. A fabulous experience, I was welcomed into the community, who appreciated that I could understand some Gaelic, and experienced many different nursing roles, as required by the community. I worked at the hospital, often as the acting nurse in charge, and also as a community nurse around the island. There were a number of emergencies that arose and I responded to these with consideration, compassion, skill and teamwork. I have been living back in Edinburgh since 2018. I worked as a specialist nurse for Antimicrobial Stewardship which was a strategic role for the health board. I also worked as a support worker for young adults with autism and learning disabilities in a local community, until the pandemic hit and it was unsuitable to work in both hospitals and with these young adults. In 2021 I became a part time specialist foster carer for disabled children. I absolutely love being a foster carer. I currently spend a few days a month caring for one autistic child and one child with multiple complex disabilities whose care including PEG feeding.

Live-in

Part time

£180 per day

Full time

£1200 per week

My rates are negotiable.

Vetted & approved

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DBS/PVG/NI Access

PVG

Interview status

Interviewed

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Hello, my name is Rachel and I grew up in Dublin. I like to go foraging, camping and like to crochet presents for friends and family. I have been working in health and social care for 14 years, including 6 years as a nurse. I enjoy the daily and hourly rhythms of care, especially home care where I f...More Hello, my name is Rachel and I grew up in Dublin. I like to go foraging, camping and like to crochet presents for friends and family. I have been working in health and social care for 14 years, including 6 years as a nurse. I enjoy the daily and hourly rhythms of care, especially home care where I find it a privilege to live out a day alongside someone. In 2020 I chose to change careers from hospital nursing to specialist foster carer for disabled children in order to focus on home care, which I feel passionate about. My journey as a carer started in Ireland when I worked as a support worker for deafblind adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. I miss the community there and truly appreciated my years there, what I learnt and the experiences I had. My clients loved going out to the pub for tea or coffee, going for drives, going swimming, going for walks, arts and crafts and some enjoyed household activities like folding laundry and cooking dinner. We used tactile signing to communicate, using a mixture of vocabulary from Irish Sign Language and Låmh. For this role I completed bespoke training including: epilepsy awareness, objects of reference, manual handling and non-violent crisis prevention and intervention. Something that helped me immensely in this role was to let the people I was working for set the pace of the day and each activity of daily living, this is something that I believe in and feel grateful that the home setting allows this. In 2011 I moved to Edinburgh to begin my Adult Nursing training at Edinburgh Napier University. I had a diverse experience with placements including: Stroke Rehabilitation, Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics, Health Visiting, Community Nursing, Acute Stroke Nursing and Infectious Diseases. I enjoyed my time at university, in particular my elective placement at a large teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. I graduated with a distinction. While studying I did some nanny work and was active running the kayaking club. Upon graduation I moved to Manchester to work in an Acute Medical Admissions ward. This was a very busy time and I learnt a lot. Within a few months I got an opportunity to become a community based tuberculosis nurse and was very excited about this. I moved to Bristol for this job and got stuck in to learning a new role. I worked with a fabulous team and thrived being back in a community based role. This was a flexible nursing role where we worked closely with people for 6-24 months, meeting regularly, usually in people's own homes. I appreciated getting to know people well and responding to the real needs of their lives. My next nursing chapter began in 2017. Encouraged by my boss to progress my career I completed a Diploma in Tropical Nursing at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which focused on nursing in low resource settings. This proved valuable when I moved to the Isle of Barra to work at the tiny hospital there. A fabulous experience, I was welcomed into the community, who appreciated that I could understand some Gaelic, and experienced many different nursing roles, as required by the community. I worked at the hospital, often as the acting nurse in charge, and also as a community nurse around the island. There were a number of emergencies that arose and I responded to these with consideration, compassion, skill and teamwork. I have been living back in Edinburgh since 2018. I worked as a specialist nurse for Antimicrobial Stewardship which was a strategic role for the health board. I also worked as a support worker for young adults with autism and learning disabilities in a local community, until the pandemic hit and it was unsuitable to work in both hospitals and with these young adults. In 2021 I became a part time specialist foster carer for disabled children. I absolutely love being a foster carer. I currently spend a few days a month caring for one autistic child and one child with multiple complex disabilities whose care including PEG feeding.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia COPD Accident rehabilitation Stroke Physical disabilities children Incontinence Physical disabilities Autism spectrum disorder Mental health Brain injuries Spinal injuries Cerebral palsy PEG feeding Catheter care Palliative care Down's syndrome Diabetes Multiple sclerosis Learning disability Epilepsy Visual and hearing impairments Stoma care Dysphagia Anaphylaxis Anxiety +23

Personal care

Dressing/undressing Bathroom assistance Personal care

Mobility assistance

Eating and drinking assistance Moving and Handling

Companionship and house tasks

Medical prompting Housekeeping Companionship Meal prep +2

Languages spoken

Interests and hobbies

Art/Culture Cooking Reading Crochet Hiking
Non-smoker

Qualification

Nursing (UK,Ireland or Abroad)

Client recommendations

Scott B

16 Sep 2023

Excellent

Rachel was particularly good for wife Margaret because of her Celtic background and her friendly nature.She would take Margaret out for a walk to a nearby park ,prepare delicious meals and join in her singing sessions in Irish/Scots gaelic . She has a lot of experience in her work as a carer and helped me find a new understanding of Margaret's condition.I can thoroughly recommend her to any new client and they will find her just as good I am sure whether they have an interest in Celtic or not .

Linda B

22 Oct 2022

Excellent

Rachel had a contract to provide a week live in care for my mother when we had family holiday. Rachel was an excellent carer helping us to meet Mums needs in an unfamiliar environment. She was very good at quietly keeping Mum comfortable and predicting and preparing for each of her needs. Her communication skills were excellent telling Mum what she was going to do and in keeping the family updated on what was happening. She was very adaptable and has a very friendly, cheerful personality. ?

Vetted & approved

All Curam carers go through a comprehensive checking process before they receive our “Vetted & approved”status

DBS/PVG/NI Access

PVG

Interview status

Interviewed

Photo comparison

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Rachel m is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
See details
Two reference checks available on request from the carer

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