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Zuben Montgomery

BSc(Hons) RGN DN

Case Manager


Based in:
Clients:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Registered General Nurse, Sussex and Kent Institute
  • University of Brighton, BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice in Community Nursing - Higher Award
  • University of Brighton, Discreet Modules Masters Level: Case Management
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Skills and Assessment Best Interest Assessor (BIA)
  • CCMS Case Management and Litigation Pathway Training
  • Headway - Understanding Brain Injury Training
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Skills and Assessment Best Interest Assessor (BIA)
  • Best Interest assessor yearly legal update
  • University of Brighton, Nurse Prescribing
  • Advance Physical Assessment with Differential Diagnosis
  • Legal update –Case Managers Training Day November 2019
  • Full Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Member of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
  • Member of British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
  • Member of CMSUK: Membership Number: 21-5582-CM

EXPERIENCE

Zuben is experienced in the following:

  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological disorders
  • District and Community Nursing
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain injury and other neurological disorders
  • Spinal injury
  • Rehabilitation
  • Learning difficulties
  • Adult tracheostomy and ventilation
  • Dementia with associated difficult behavioural change
  • Palliative care - End of life
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Continuing Health Care - Case management of very complex cases, assessments, reviews, appeals and personal health budgets as well as setting up bespoke care packages including bespoke clinical or other types training
  • Mental capacity - Best interest assessor
  • Court of Protection cases - Deputyship liaising with solicitors

Zuben is a qualified District Nurse and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Community Matron and she has over 30 years of experience in the field of nursing, mostly in the community settings. She has extensive experience working with individuals who have a range of complex health conditions and disabilities, including brain and spinal injuries.

She gained invaluable experience from working as a full time Case Manager for Continuing Health Care (CHC) for East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) NHS Trust. In June 2018, she decided to reduce her hours to working part-time for CHC and to branch out to work as an Independent Case Manager within litigation. She is also an approved best interest assessor (BIA), and is able to undertake the best interest assessment following the Section 12 Mental Health Doctor’s Assessment.  As a BIA, Zuben plays an important role in the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLs), as part of the Mental Capacity Act. Part of her BIA role it includes chairing of Best Interest meeting when necessary. As a BIA Zuben undertakes the DoLs assessment providing an independent and objective view of whether or not there is a genuine justification for deprivation of liberty, taking account all relevant views and factors as well as making recommendations.

Zuben has worked with both adults and children, with a wide diversity of complex varying health needs, including acquired brain injury and spinal injury. Positions held during those years include the role of a district nursing sister, integrated team leader, clinical lead for District Nursing Service, community matron, advanced nurse practitioner and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Activists.  She has had roles as a steward in health and safety, as a learning representative, a champion for equality and diversity and RCN South East Board member.

Zuben is experienced in developing, procuring and monitoring robust quality and delivery of all types of care packages for clients.  She is able to work autonomously in supporting clients and their families as well as managing client and family expectations when dealing with highly emotive situations.

She  is compassionate about her client’s safety and welfare. She delivers specialised and bespoke individualised case management with SMART outcomes incorporating rehabilitation programmes, care plans, risk assessmentsand reports with regular monitoring in conjunction with other therapists and care staff. 

Zuben continues to maintain and update her professional development and is accountable for her own professional actions within the NMC Code of Conduct.  Revalidation of her professional registration is current. Zuben is energetic, committed, self-disciplined and, with any new challenges, is a motivator. After many years in nursing, her professional confidence enables her to gain people's trust and respect very quickly.

Zuben has the ability to organise, facilitate and chair multidisciplinary (MDT) meetings for discharge planning and addressing multiple issues with complex care package. Zuben is able to work collaboratively with other professionals such as general practitioners, specialist nurses, hospices and specialist consultants including those at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Chailey Heritage and Adult Social Care East Teams.  Zuben is experienced in sourcing and coordinating input from other therapists for swallowing issues, aspiration and weight management.

Zuben has developed an understanding of the complexities of the legal system and compensation claims for both personal injury and medical negligence and this is reflected in her reports. 

PERSONAL PROFILE

Zuben is a mother of two grown up children. She has four young grandchildren who are very active.  Zuben cherishes and enjoys all the moments she spends with her family.

Zuben attends salsa classes once a week.  She enjoys gardening and has an allotment where she enjoys reaping the benefits of all her own-grown vegetables and fruits.  Zuben also enjoys cooking a variety of different types of dishes, walking with her grandchildren and visiting her family in Mauritius.  She also enjoys exploring other countries.