LIZA from KENYA applies for Blue Card Netherlands

Nursing professionals

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Name of profession: Nursing professionals Name of latest business sector: Research Latest occupation/title: Research Assistant Latest main activities: Research


Completed education: master Title or Qualification: Master International Health Specialisation: International Health Additional trainings: Nursing

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Netherlands | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Belgium | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Ireland |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: 3. Language skills: Dutch => well

Personal note /detailed application:

4. Education: - Master Degree in International Health, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Kenya, May 2014
Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Christelijke Hoge School Ede, The Netherlands, July 2008.

5. Membership in Professional Societies:
- Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).
- Registered with BIG Nurses Registration (The Netherlands)
6. Other Trainings:

- Certificate in ICT Literacy, Computer Pride, Kenya, April 2011.
- Hematology Nursing, UMC-Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 2010.
- ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support), Karen Hospital, Kenya, 2007
- NT2 – Dutch as a Second Language, Tilburg University, The Netherlands,
July 2004.
- Certificate in Youth Counseling, Oasis Counseling Centre, April
2003, Kenya.
- Certificate in Computing, Shavine Computers, July 2001, Kenya.
- Certificate in Community Based First Aid Training, Red Cross Society, 2000, Kenya.
- Certificate in Assisting Needful Children, Soon Children’s Centre, 2000, Kenya

7. Countries of Work Experience: - Kenya
- The Netherlands
8. Languages: - English (Excellent speaking, Reading and Writing);
- Dutch (Good speaking, Reading and Writing);
- Swahili (Native speaking)
9. Employment Overview:
Period Employer Position Held Location
March, 2012 – May 2012 -University of Nairobi College of Health Science
-National Institute of Health/Fogarty international Clinical Research Centre (USA) Research Assistant Nairobi and Naivasha, Kenya
July, 2010 – Feb 2012 Japan Port Consultants Technical Programmes Coordinator Nairobi, Kenya
Oct’ 2010 – Jan’2011 Karen Hospital Internship for Licensing Nairobi, Kenya
Sept’2009 – May 2010 Academic Hospital Utrecht Clinical Hematology Nurse Trainee Utrecht, The Netherlands
October 2007 – January 2008 Karen Hospital General Nursing Practice Nairobi, Kenya
February – May 2008 Mbagathi District Hospital Research Nurse Nairobi, Kenya
May – August 2009 Rustenburg Nursing Home Head Nurse Wageningen, The Netherlands
January 2007 – May 2009 Hospice Bennekom Palliative Care Nurse (On-call) Bennekom, The Netherlands
July 2004 – May 2009 Opella Nursing Home Gerontology Nurse (On-call) Ede, The Netherlands
January 2000 – June 2003 East African Seeds Secretary/ Data entry Coordinator Nairobi, Kenya

10. Employment History:
1. Name of assignment or project: Anaesthesia and Surgery Research Study
(University of Nairobi College of Health Science and National Institute of Health/Fogarty international Clinical Research Centre (USA))
Year: March 2012 to May 2012 (Total 3 months)
Location: Nairobi and Naivasha
Client: Mbagathi District Hospital and Naivasha District hospital
Main project features: Primary data collection for a cross-sectional assessment of surgical patients at Kenyan district hospitals.
Positions held: Research Assistant
Activities performed: - Obtain informed consent, providing explanation of study objectives to eligible participants.
- Screening and enrolment of study participants
- Baseline interview of enrolled patients
- Interviews of hospital personnel.
- Accurate and prompt daily entry of patient, provider, and facility study data into study database using mobile phone.
- Other duties assigned by the principal investigator.

2. Name of assignment or project: Feasibility Study for LAPSSET Corridor and Master Plan-Detailed Design Study for the First Three Berths of New Lamu Port in Kenya
Year: May 2010 to June 2011 (Total 13 months)
Location: North and North-east Kenya, Southern Sudan and Ethiopia
Client: Ministry of Transport, the Republic of Kenya
Main project features: Planning and confirmation of technical and economic feasibility of Lamu Port- Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, and master planning, feasibility confirmation, detailed design and tender documents preparation for the first three berths and associated infrastructure at the new Lamu Port.,
Positions held: Technical Programmes Coordinator
Activities performed: - Coordinating meetings for engineers dealing with the Lamu Port.
- Keep recods of minutes of meetings held and files of reports.
- Representing local and international experts at conferences and other events.
- Manage administrative aspects of respective engineers.
- Manage engineers’ enquiries from project developers, and other stakeholders.
- Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating administrative systems and processes taking corrective action and ensuring continuous improvement.
- Preparing and disseminating management information for the management committees and programme director.
- Liaise with relevant agencies and governmental offices.
- Keep up to date with national and local changes that affect any areas within the role of programme Co-coordinator.
- Keep up to date with national and local changes that affect any areas within the role of a programme coordinator.
- Editing final reports e.g. “The feasibility Study, Master Plan and Detailed Design Report of the New Lamu Port”.

3. Name of Organization: Karen Hospital
Year: October 2010 – January 2011 (Total 3 months)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions held: Internship
Activities performed: - Administer prescribed oral, rectal and inhalation medication
- Health Education
- Rehabilitation process
- Provide advice and emotional support to patients and family

4. Name of Organization Academic Hospital Utrecht, Netherlands
Year: Sept’2009 - May 2010
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Positions held: Clinical Hematology Nurse Trainee
Activities performed: - Perform blood transfusions, intravenous vein-puncture and other procedures relevant to hematological patients,
- Coordinate patients’ stem cell, cord blood and mesangial cells transplants.
- Work closely with medical team to ensure patients undergoing chemotherapy receive specialist care.
- Administer prescribed oral, rectal and inhalation medication.
- Responsible for health education in relation to cancer and chemotherapy, treatment options and support services in collaboration with Hematologists.
- Coordinate patients’ treatment schedules; observe, assess, monitor and record toxicity status and liaise with medical team regarding intervention.
- Apply agreed medical procedures in oxygen administration, infusions, vein puncture, catheterization and wound care.
- Facilitate psycho-social support process and effective communication between patients and families.
- Resuscitate with AED

5. Name of Organization Karen Hospital
Year: October 2007 – February 2008
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions held: Internship
Activities performed: - Policy making
- Attending trainings e.g. on Advanced cardio life support (ACLS)
- Training nurses e.g. on First Aid
- Outreach programmes and Campaigns e.g. creating awareness on Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer.
- General Nursing care practice i.e. administering medication, ensuring patient reports are upto date, providing holistic care to patients.

6. Name of Organization Mbagathi Hospital
Year: March 2008 – May 2008
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions held: Researcher: Thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Activities performed: - Policy making.
- Research on HIV/AIDS Management at Mbagathi Hospital.
- VCT testing and counselling.
- Health education on HIV/AIDS

7. Name of Organization Rustenburg Nursing Home
Year: May – August 2009
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Positions held: Head Nurse
Activities performed: - Ensuring all patient and medical files are up to date.
- Administer prescribed oral, rectal and inhalation medication.
- Contact person between patients and multidisciplinary team.
- Supervision of nursing interns.
- Coordination of nursing responsibilities and subsequent implementations.
- Responsible for ensuring adherence to hospital nursing policies and procedures.
- Responsible for promoting a safe clinical environment for patients, visitors and staff.
- Liaison with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient care continuity for both inpatients and day patients.

8. Name of Organization Hospice Bennekom
Year: 2007 – May 2009
Location: Bennekom, The Netherlands
Positions held: Palliative Care Nurse (On Call Nurse)
Activities performed: - Ensuring all patient and medical files are up to date
- Administer prescribed oral, rectal and inhalation medication.
- Co-ordinate patient treatment schedules, monitor and record symptoms
- Work closely with physicians regarding intervention
- Provide emotional support to patients, families and friends
- Undertake decubitus prevention procedures and oxygen administration
- Review, update and ensure patients record and information safety.

9. Name of Organization Opella Nursing Home Ede
Year: 2004 – May 2009
Location: Ede, The Netherlands
Positions held: Gerontology Nurse (on-call nurse)
Activities performed: - Administer prescribed oral, rectal and inhalation medication.
- Perform oxygen administration, infusions, catheterization and wound care procedures.
- Perform in close collaboration with medical team rehabilitation therapies and decubitus prevention.
- Developed an interactive platform for the dissemination and exchange of relevant environmental information across partner institutions and members.
- Coordinated as funding database manager a database system that identified potential donors for organizational support with a comprehensive overview of requirements and geographical focus.

10. Name of Organization East African Seeds Kenya
Year: 2000 - 2003
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions held: Data Entry specialist in sales department
Activities performed: - Data entry
- Sales
- Administration
- Secretarial: Minute taking, typing, front office, filing, book keeping

11. Research and Internship Overview:
- Oct. ‘07 – Feb ‘08 Karen Hospital Kenya
Oct. ’10 – Dec ‘10 4 months internship in general nursing practice
- March ’08 – May ‘08 Mbagathi District Hospital, Kenya
3 months research project on “the impact of health education on HIV/AIDS infection rate”.
- Sept ‘06 – Jan ’07 Amandelhof Nursing Home, Netherlands
6 months research project on “Patient friendly admission process in a nursing home”.
- Feb ‘07- Sept ‘07 Gelderse Vallei Ziekenhuis – Regional Hospital, Netherlands
6 months orthopaedics internship coupled with 2 days each in intensive care unit and emergency care.

12. Training Programmes & Professional Competences:
Professional skills development in specialized subject areas – Manipulation of endo--gastric tube process, Urinary catheterization, CPR administration (with or without AED apparatus), Measurement and monitoring of vital body functions, Administration of wound care, stoma care, palliative care, drains and bandaging, Giving intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, Care of tracheotomy and vein-puncture, Drip infusion, facilitating patient transfers and efficient apparatus handing, Chemotherapy administration, stem cell transfusions and blood transfusions, Advanced cardio life support, patient and family counselling.
Hands-on experience in multitasking, clinical practice, research, education and training, advice and consultation. Quality assurance knowledge in recording clinical activities, maintaining administrative records and general reporting management.

13. Reference:
- Dr. Charles Mbakaya
Deputy Director: Centre for Public Health and Research KEMRI
Mobile: +254-722-846964

- Ms Racheal Idowu
Principle Investigator
Anaesthesia and Surgery Research Study
(University of Nairobi College of Health Science and National Institute of Health/Fogarty international Clinical Research Centre (USA))
Email: or

- Mr. James Ireri
Administration Manager: Japan Port Consultants LTD
Mobile: +254-729-223091

- Sjouk Kerkkamp
Head of hematology department: UMC Utrecht (Academic Hospital Utrecht)
Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht
Tel: +31-612206273
The Netherlands

- Arnold v/d Broek
Nursing Manager: Christelijke Hoge School Ede Netherlands
Postbus 80, 6710 BB Ede
Tel: +31-318-696300

14. Certification:

I, the undersigned, certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that
(i) This CV correctly describes my qualifications and my experience;
(ii) In the absence of medical incapacity, I will undertake this assignment for the duration and in terms of the inputs specified for me in the contract within the validity of the contract or any agreed extension thereof;

I understand that any willful misstatement described herein may lead to my disqualification or dismissal, if engaged.

Liza W. Mwaniki

28th September, 2011
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