Registered Nurse with 1+ years experience in caring for Liver and Kidney failure patients by delivering excellent patient care through assessing, formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing goals in a health care organization. There is a strong desire to promote health, prevent illness and/or disease progression through patient, caregiver, and community education.
Strong clinical judgment
High level of autonomy
In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy
Knowledgeable in a variety of EHR systems
Safe NG tube insertion and removal
Patient positioning competency
Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
Telemetry Monitoring and Interpretation
Professional bedside manner
Thorough physical assessments
Patient and family advocacy
ImplementationCreated and implemented a program that involves the use of CNA\'s assisting patients in pain management through the use of a screening tool, education, non-pharmacological interventions, and collaboration that resulted in a 71% increase in patient satisfaction in the area of pain management and ultimately improved patient care.
Surgical Preparation Assisted in patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients\' conditions and charting abnormalities.
Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements.
Awarded the Aurora Star for improving the patient experience and contributing to the organization\'s overall goals.
Abdominal Transplant Nurse, 08/2015
to Current Aurora Health Care – Milwaukee,
Advance knowledge of transplantation and living solid organ donation In-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of kidneys, liver, and immune system
Possess excellent communication skills with extensive knowledge of caring transplant patients
Possess excellent management and leadership skills
Providedand engaged in patient/family education pertaining to diagnoses and treatments; provided continual psychosocial support and advocacy.
Collaborated with other health care team members in implementing care plans and ensuring positive health outcomes.
Cared for the complex needs of abdominal transplant patients, including the intense conditioning period and the acute and chronic recovery phases following transplantation.
Managed care of diverse patient population including endocrine,gastrointestinal,cardiovascular, urologic, and addiction.
Perform intravenous access and ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access.
Perform Nasogastric insertion for suction and feeding purposes as well as brideling Perform the tasks of providing comprehensive nursing care to pre and post transplant patients.
Provide follow-up and care across the continuum from pre-transplant, during transplant and post transplant.
Performed medication administration, dressing changes, IVs, N/G feedings, and peg tube feedings; monitored equipment patency.
Contributed to development of patient care plans and assessments; earned Aurora Star award for superior patient care and interventions.
Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA\'s) to identify performance areas for improvement.
Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Nurse Extern/Health Unit Coordinator/Telemetry Technician, 03/2008
to 08/2015 Aurora Health Care – Milwaukee,
Perform patient care for patients with Renal/Liver
Disease and Pre/Post Transplants.Trained in simple wound care procedures with dressing
changes, Sterile indwelling/straight urethral catheterization, Sterile Central
Line dressing changes, obtaining Vital Signs, Blood Glucose Checks
Telemetry Monitoring and Interpretations for 2 units
and notifying the appropriate staff of abnormal/emergent situations.
Transcribing Physician Orders, answering multiline
phones and call light box, paging appropriate staff to patient rooms depending
on patient needs, notifying ancillary departments of pending and STAT orders.Mobility Lift Coach: Training, Implementations, and
promoting of safe lift procedures with lift equipment and patron sheets.
Worked in a cohesive manner with Registered Nurses,
Physicians, Physician Assistant\'s and other ancillary departments.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 08/2007
to 03/2008 SouthPointe Healthcare Center – Greenfield,
Provided patient care to patients with advanced
Alzheimer\'s disease on locked unit.
Coordinated care with fellow caregivers (LPN, RN, and
CNA\'s) to ensure patient safety.
Charted cares and safety measures performed in a
timely manner with care tracker kiosk.
Ensured all patients had appropriate
bed/chair/wanderer bracelets on and functioning properly.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing,
Current Grand Canyon University - Phoenix,
Associate Degree: Nursing,
2015 Gateway Techincal College - Kenosha,
Registered Nurse in Wisconsin, License number 225003-30, 2018