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Co-Director and Consultant Anaesthetist
I work at the Centre one day a week. 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 or 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. Now as Manager of the Simulation Centre, as well as participating in current courses in a variety of guises, 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 Education 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. My role at the Simulation Centre includes delivering and developing clinical simulation courses and supporting individuals and groups of staff working within the NHS. I am passionate about my role and believe that education and simulation play a vital role in promoting high standards of patient care, patient safety and improving outcomes in clinical areas.
I am a Senior Operating Department Practitioner by background and on occasions I do return to clinical practice. I have worked within the simulation/educational environment since December 2005. In April 2012 I achieved the status of Associate of The Higher Education Academy and In 2013 I gained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Education – Practice Teacher. My role at the centre involves delivering and developing clinical simulation courses, supporting individuals and teams that work within the NHS. I work 3 days a week.
I am a nurse with over 24 years experience, specialising in coronary care and acute medicine. Since 2011, I have been working throughout the region as an ALS and EPLS Instructor. I joined the team at the Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre in January 2014 as one of their Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitators, working 3 days a week. At the Centre I have a number of guises, from putting you at ease and orientating you, to assisting with all aspects of the many courses that run here. Along with my fellow CSSF’s, my role involves delivering and developing Clinical Simulation courses, supporting individuals and teams that work within the NHS. I am passionate about education and believe it to be the key to providing excellent patient care, improving outcome and 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 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 with a background in teaching and education, currently working in Training and Education at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. I am employed in a shared role between the Trust and Sheffield Hallam University, as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator / Lecturer Practitioner. I enjoy working between the two organisations, which gives me the opportunity to work with both pre- and post-registration professionals. I also enjoy sharing my teaching and learning between the two organisations and collaborating to share good practice between a university and hospital setting. As a paramedic my background is predominantly in prehospital emergencies, urgent and acute care, caring for the deteriorating patient, and Advanced Life Support.
Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre and Business Coordinator
I work full time at the Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre and am responsible for developing and maintaining the operational day-to-day running of the MCSC, as well as promoting the centre and the role of simulation throughout the Yorkshire & Humber region. I prepare the necessary documentation for all our courses, take bookings for the courses we run and liaise with delegates and course organisers about upcoming bookings. I also have a role within the Yorkshire and Humber as the Secretary for the Clinical Skills Network, i undertake administration for the CSN; assisting in the arrangement of regional meetings and conferences and record attendance and evaluations for the region's YMET courses