Description

Curriculum Vitae
Francesca Alice Boulding

DOB – 12.06.1994
Tel- 07939474562
Email – francescaboulding@hotmail.co.uk
Address – 23 Lowbury, Harmans Water, Bracknell, RG12 9HY
Qualified driver since October 2013

Employment

RVN – Registered January 2016

Fitzpatrick referrals oncology and soft tissue – february 2018 – April 2018

Trained at Kynoch Vets Harmans Water, July 2012 – February 2018

Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital, Finchampstead (saturday nursing assistant role) 2010 – 2012
Education

The Holt school – Wokingham
GCSE’s:
Maths – C
Chemistry – C
Biology – C
Physics – C
English Language – C
English literature – B
Textiles – C
DT – C
Art – C

BCA College – Maidenhead
Animal Management course September 2010 – July 2012
Left college as I was offered my student nursing position from my work experience position.
Experience
I have a varied experience in small animal practice. My first practice, where I worked as a kennel assistant, was a large hospital for a group of surgeries, so I gained basic nursing skills, assisted with kennel nursing and ran bloods.
I then gained my training place at Kynoch Vets which is a group of six surgeries where student nurses move around to the different branches on rotation each month. This was very valuable as the Crowthore and Easthampstead branches are orthopedic referral centres, the Yateley branch takes referral for cardiology and the Wokingham branch deals with exotics. As such, throughout my training I was able to work with a range of different cases.
I worked at the Crowthorne branch for four months during my training due to being overstaffed at the Harmans Water branch. This was a great experience as I got to see more interesting cases coming through and get a taste of referral nursing. There was an onsite lab at Crowthorne too, where I became confident with using and maintaining laboratory equipment.
Since qualifying I took on the role of supporting the head nurse and assisting the head vet with admin tasks. I have worked closely with two new graduate vets and enjoy helping them in those stressful early days of their careers.
While working at Kynoch vets I was head of work experience which I really enjoyed as I love working with people and got to teach young people about the profession.
I also have experience with out of hours and emergency nursing, as Kynoch covered their own out of hours at evenings and weekends until 10pm. I have experienced a wide range of emergency situations and really enjoyed how much this has taught me about working independently and having to use my initiative as you are often working alone or with only one vet.
After being qualified for two years with Kynoch I decided I wanted to try out referral nursing and was lucky enough to be offered a position at fitzpatrick referrals oncology and soft tissue in Guilford. I Really enjoy it here and has been eye opening to see how referral works . It has really helped my confidence with using complex apparatus such as chest drains, wound catheters, active wound drains, central lines and arterial lines. However the commute to Guildford and amount of late evening shifts have proved to be too much of a strain on my work life balance.
I am now hoping to try out locuming to get a bigger experience of different practices and meet lots of new people.

Personal Skills:

Communication
Team work
Initiative
Empathy
Independent working
Confident clinical skills
Confident with clients
Reception training
Creativity
Passionate for high standards of care
Pet bereavement training

References

Jessica Peggram (ex head nurse) – jessicapeggram@gmail.com or 07545961043
Ivan Crotaz MRCVS – icrotaz@bonovate.com