“No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay.”
My name is Bridgette Rahming. I was born on August 22, 1971, in Grand Bahama. I am a 50-year-old single Black female. I speak one language which is English. I have 3 children, two sons that reside in Canada and a daughter who resides in The Bahamas. Upon graduation from high school in 1989, I wanted to study Nursing. This desire was formed by my passion for saving lives and helping those that are sick. In 2001, I was offered the opportunity to study at the Leeds Metropolitan University, England for three years where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Adult Nursing (2006).
After my qualification as a registered nurse in 2006, I returned to The Bahamas and was offered a job at the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), specifically at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), in the ER department. While working at the hospital I was given the opportunity to further my career in Dialysis Nursing under the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) London in collaboration with PHA (2010), for which today am grateful. After a successful service to my country in this said hospital for 10 years, I decided to go into the private sector. It has been an incredible experience thus far because I still give service to the public as well as private individuals at this facility. The facility that I’m currently employed at is the Kidney Centre in the beautiful city of Nassau, Bahamas. I am the Clinical Manager with supervision over eighteen (18) staff members. During my four years as the manager, I have completed Supervisory Management Course levels 1&11. My role in this capacity includes the following:
- Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the care continuum for patients receiving dialysis treatment
- Work with members of the multidisciplinary care team.
- Hire, train, and conduct performance reviews for all staff in assigned areas.
- Ensure all staff meets and exceeds their goals and initiatives.
- Supervised day-to-day activities which includes monitoring the quality of service and utilization standards.
- Offer professional guidance, supervision, and leadership.
My main overall goal is to empower Black women to elevate themselves and succeed in their careers and everyday life. In all my role as a clinical manager in these clinical settings, I practised within the domains of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Competency Framework. Professional Values, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Nursing Practice and Decision-Making, Leadership, Management and Teamwork. Outside of work some of my hobbies are as follows: reading books, listening to music, walking, and travelling to visit family and friends.