Vicky qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2004 and started her career as a surgical nurse in the NHS working in elective orthopaedics then progressing to trauma orthopaedics. She specialised in cutting edge procedures at that time, and dressings for severely infected cavity wounds which she also assisted with in theatre. She moved into the nursing home sector in 2011 as a Charge Nurse where she worked with people with dementia, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and behaviour that challenges. This was when she discovered her passion for working with this client group. Following the birth of her daughter she did agency work but missed working with people that had learning disabilities, so she worked as a Support Worker in a specialist school run by Scottish Autism alongside agency nursing. When her daughter started school she returned to her post as a Charge Nurse, undertaking Deputy Manager duties in the management teams absence.
Vicky was a PIP assessor for 8 months prior to starting with Deanston House, she reviewed cases for those that would find face to face assessment too distressing, so those with learning disabilities, ASD, mental ill-health, palliative clients, and created medical reports.
She has a passion for working with a staff team to support an individual to feel included in living a fulfilled life. She has worked closely with student nurses and junior staff in expanding their skills, knowledge and passion for delivering high quality, person centred care. Vicky is very much a team player and enjoys taking on new challenges with an efficient manner and positive attitude.
In her spare time she has a love of art and enjoys getting creative. She is a big animal lover, owning 2 dogs and 3 cats. Her biggest accomplishment is her daughter who has faced many challenges in life but she makes her proud every day.