Experienced Registered Nurse with 25+ years of experience in hospital and home-based care including medical-surgical nursing specializing in the care of the elderly, home care and hospice care. Have participated in several hospital-wide committees including Staffing and Professional Development, Nursing Education Council, and Supply Control Committee. Excellent communication skills and support of fellow staff. Charge nurse and preceptor for new staff.
PA Registered Nurse license # RN288704L
DE Registered Nurse license# L1-0024076
Work as an acute care geriatric nurse on the ACE unit. Provide total patient care while administering medications, performing patient assessments, patient and family education and documenting. Collaborate with the ACE interdisciplinary team to provide optimal care for patients, improve their functional ability and decrease length of stay. Function as charge nurse on a regular basis and as a preceptor to new staff.
Preformed skilled nursing visits for a variety of patients, primarily CHF, diabetic, wound care and chronic Foley care. Assessed patients needs and coordinated care utilizing case management skills in a home care setting. Collaborated with primary health providers to address health concerns. Educated patients and family members on their health conditions and how to manage symptoms. Served as preceptor and Charge nurse.
Managed hospice staff including schedules, assignments, continuing education and direct supervision of home health aides. Provided end of life care and symptom management to patients. Provided education and support to primary caregivers/family members of hospice patients.
Staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit.
Gerontological Nurse Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center
CPR Certified: American Heart Association
Member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
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