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Co-Director and Consultant Anaesthetist
I work at the Centre one day a fortnight. My role is to help develop and run courses in the Centre. I will usually be involved in running the simulations and debriefing them afterward. I am also involved in faculty training to enable a wider range of staff to run courses within the Centre. The rest of the week, I work as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust. My major professional interests are training and safety in medicine.
Co-Director and Consultant Anaesthetist
I work at the Centre one day a week. My role includes developing and running courses in the Centre. I have a particular responsibility for anaesthetic, intensive care and paediatric courses and supervise our simulation fellows. The rest of the week, I work as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust involving major GI surgery, emergency theatres, some intensive care and preoperative assessment.
Associate Director MCSC and Consultant Acute and General Internal Medicine
I work at the Centre one day a week. My role includes developing and running courses in the Centre. My key areas of expertise and interest are acute and general medicine. The rest of the week, I work as a Consultant in medicine at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, caring for acutely unwell patients.
Michelle McKenzie Smith
Head of Education
I am a Critical Care Nurse with many years of experience caring for seriously ill patients in all areas of critical care including Paediatrics and still return to practice periodically to maintain my skills. In 2009 I completed an MSc in Healthcare Education and am a qualified ‘Nurse Teacher’ on the NMC Register. Having joined the team at Montagu as a Clinical Educator in 2007, one of my roles remains to develop courses for a diverse range of Health Care Professionals and other NHS employees. As Manager of the Simulation Centre my role also includes regional and national promotion and support of the development of simulation as an educational resource and overseeing the day to day running of the facility. I work 5 days a week.
Clinical Skills and ReST Lead
I am a Nurse with 20+ years experience specialising in Adult Intensive Care Nursing. I have previous experience as a Clinical Educator and Tracheostomy Nurse Specialist. I joined the team in September 2014 as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator. Originally my role at the Simulation Centre included delivering and developing clinical simulation courses and supporting individuals and groups of staff working within the NHS. My current role consists of management of and delegation of the team.
Clinical Educator - Simulation Lead
I am a Registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) with many years of experience with the Theatre Department. I joined the Montagu Simulation Team in 2005. In March 2013 I completed by Postgraduate Certificate within Health Care Education - Practice Teacher. I then completed my Masters in Health and Social Care Education in October 2020. My role involves developing and delivering simulation courses for a diverse range of Health Care Professionals.
I am a Registered Nurse and I have 24+ years of experience working within Coronary Care and Acute Medical Wards. I am also an active qualified ALS and EPALS provider. I joined the Montagu Clinical Simulation Team in 2013 as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator. I have many guises here at the centre which include course delivery, facilitating debriefs, supporting candidates and course development. I enjoy developing knowledge and understanding of human factors within a safe non-judgemental learning environment, ultimately improving patient safety.
I am a Nurse with experience within a Critical Care environment caring for seriously ill patients. Prior to this I worked within a busy General Surgical ward caring for patients pre and post Colorectal, ENT and Urology surgery. I joined the team in June 2017 as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator. I have many varied roles and responsibilities here at the centre including course delivery, facilitating debriefs, supporting candidates and course development.
I enjoy promoting a relaxed atmosphere here at the centre. Candidates can develop their knowledge and understanding, self-awareness, communication skills and teamwork in a safe non-judgemental environment, providing individuals with essential transferable skills they need for safe practice.
I am a HCPC registered Paramedic and qualified teacher. I am employed in a shared role between Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University, as a Clinical Educator / Lecturer Practitioner, and specialise in Clinical Skills and Clinical Simulation. I enjoy working between the two organisations, which gives me the opportunity to work with both pre- and post-registration professionals. This collaborative way of working allows cohesive integrated sharing of resources, knowledge and good practice across both organisations. As a paramedic my background is predominantly in prehospital emergencies, urgent and acute care, caring for the deteriorating patient, and Advanced Life Support.
MCSC Co-ordinator and Business Administrator
I coordinate the day to day running of the Clinical Simulation Centre and manage the business administration. I organise course bookings and communicate with course delegates.