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Demonstrated Organisational and Time Management Skills (Youth Worker Application)
As a Youth Worker for DSDS, I managed a case load of 120+ clients and worked within a team of three. I was required to see each of these clients for a minimum of one hour each month plus provide ongoing primary and transitional job support, depending on their individual requirements. On one occasion, our Team Leader had been in an accident which put her on emergency leave for six weeks and the other Youth Worker resigned suddenly and without notice. As a result, for a period of six weeks, I was required to manage my own caseload, the other case load and the Team Leader responsibilities for reporting and stakeholder management. I not only managed both case loads and the reporting responsibilities, but I achieved this without the need for any overtime through prioritising the caseload based on their needs and scheduling all deadlines into my calendar. As a result, I was given a promotion to a Coordinator role with formal recognition provided by management expressing thanks for keeping the service operation during a stressful time of transition.
Demonstrated organisational and time management skills (Medical resident)
I have excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to follow work schedules to achieve results. Examples of times when I have been required to utilise my time management and organisational skills include during my employment as a Resident Medical Officer, where I practiced in two different hospitals in Canada. During my tenure, I managed cardiac, hypertensive and diabetic patients, multiple trauma as well as sick children, pregnancies and women health issues. As part of my overall care for patients, I was required to take good history, conduct clinical examination, order and interpret investigations, prescribe and administer treatments and medications, perform minor surgeries and refer cases requiring admission to hospitals. This required firm management of my case load in order to prioritise the care and treatment of all my patients. At times, patients would present with a number of separate medical issues which needed to be addressed. In order to ensure comprehensive care I would prioritise the patient’s complaints by order of severity before prescribing treatment. I also encouraged patients to let us know when entering the medical facility if they anticipated a longer consultation in order to better prioritise our services to patients. I have also been responsible for triaging patients according to their injuries during my tenure as an Intern Medical Officer, which included the emergency and chronic management of patients presenting to the ward. This experience, coupled with the ability to manage further tertiary study while completing an Observership, demonstrate my ability to organise and manage my time to meet job responsibilities.
Ability to prioritise work and meet expected deadlines (Administration Assistant Application)
I am a highly organised individual with the ability to maintain accuracy and work to strict deadlines. An example of this occurred recently at Betta Letters when one of the supervisors needed a number of letters to be inserted into envelopes and ready to be mailed out on the same day. This was an urgent job and the short notice made it difficult for the task to be completed on time. To resolve this issue, I negotiated with my supervisor for me to stay back and work late in order to ensure that the machine had inserted the correspondence into the envelopes in time for this deadline. I also renegotiated some other work with a less than urgent deadline in order to leave room for this task to be completed. The supervisor was very impressed with my ability to resolve his problem of getting these letters completed on time and I received positive feedback for my organisational ability as a result. When faced with a time sensitive task, I convert the goal into an achievable task and set a work schedule. This forward planning approach ensures I meet all the deadlines and job responsibilities of my role as per Key Performance Indicators.
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