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Maria Hermogenes

Maria Hermogenes
Clinical Lead Nurse / RhythmiaBreath Ambassador
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Enthusiastic, committed and passionate about nursing, Maria leads the nursing team at one of the most renowned Interventional Radiology departments across the Imperial NHS Trust, currently leading in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Maria studied nursing in Madrid where she later had the opportunity to work as an Intensive care nurse, and continued within intensive care speciality for 7 years. She developed her intensive care skills and completed her Masters in Adult Intensive care in 2009, graduating with distinction. Leaving her homeland, she started working in London at a renowned private hospital, where she had the luxury to participate in physiotherapy initiative focusing on improving patient’s ventilation. Driven by an intense desire to expand her own skills, she then relocated to Interventional Radiology in 2015. 'A shift from skilled Nurse to Management and Leadership' During these years in (Interventional Radiology) IR she was promoted from Junior Sister to clinical nurse specialist, and currently leads the nursing team at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust. Empowered by her eager of change and improvement she is now an Improvement Coach and simulation facilitator of the trust, helping to implement HOTT (Helping Our Teams Transform) program across the organisation. Maria has represented the IR nursing team and helped developed and implement the current Thrombectomy services, as well as presenting at the annual Thrombectomy Symposium and National Thrombectomy Nursing meetings. She is described by her team as an excellent leader who has managed to develop the service and the team, duplicating the numbers of patients treated and improving acute care. She is also a mindfulness practitioner and a firm believer that mind-body techniques are needed in our current healthcare system. Promoting a culture of respect, integrity and compassion, Maria is one of the first managers across the NHS to implement and promote RhythmiaBreath Wellbeing programme to her extensive department.

Specialty Clinical Lead Nurse / RhythmiaBreath Ambassador