Kim joins the team from Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked for the Trust for over 5 years, starting her NHS career in the Outpatients department.
Kim then moved to the Transformation team (now Service Improvement team) as the continuous improvement facilitator. During her time with the team, Kim supported the Project Managers in the successful planning and delivery of the Trust’s transformation programme. An integral part of this role was the planning, delivery, and co-ordination of the ‘Caring Together’ summit, an annual event designed to provide all members of the Trust an opportunity to take some time out to meet each other, make connections and learn together.
When the Covid-19 pandemic began, Kim was asked to join the Incident Co-ordination centre to support the Trust’s response to the pandemic. As part of this role, Kim supported the roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations for Sheffield Children’s Hospital staff, as well as for colleagues from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw organisations. Following the success of the staff vaccinations, Kim was asked to lead on the delivery of the National 5-11 year old vaccination programme for Sheffield, working with the Trust and local Primary Care Networks to ensure that all children were offered the vaccination. Kim led on the co-ordination of clinics, managing a team of vaccinators and admin staff.
Alongside the vaccination programme, Kim joined the Surgery and Critical Care directorate in the operational management team to support their daily duties, working with the bed manager, High Dependency Unit nurse in charge and the Theatres team to combat any issues that require immediate attention.
‘I am really excited to join NIHR CYP MedTech, as the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us new ways of working and living, I believe innovation is at the forefront of the future and I can’t wait to get involved.
I want to bring my existing knowledge and skills to my role as project manager and to the team to support and develop the amazing innovation work that is already taking place. I will be working on the evaluation of the WNB (Was Not Brought) AI predictor tool that is being implemented across the Trusts within the Childrens Health Alliance, the tool has been designed to identify children and young people most likely to Was Not Brought (WNB) using patient characteristics to predict non-attendance.’
We look forward to working with Kim on this exciting project and much more in the coming months!