RN with 7 1/2 years of dialysis experience in a clinical setting performing duties as staff nurse and team leader. Excellent acute dialysis nurse with a combination of clinical/nursing knowledge and administrative abilities. Computer skilled, proficient in all documentation to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality. Outstanding ability to deal with the problems and queries of patient and their families. Caring professional with solid work ethic with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Energetic and hardworking with the ability to adapt the environment very easily. Team player who is able to relate to people at any level.
Acute Dialysis Nurse08/2011 to Current
Fresenius Medical Care, Brockton Area Acutes Provide safe, effective delivery of patient care in compliance with standards outlined in the facility procedure manual and the hospital(s) contract, as well as regulations set forth by the corporation, state and federal agencies.
Responsible for the support and delivery of all company policies and procedures.
Responsible for direct patient care of assigned patients in the acute setting and providing the appropriate treatment technique for patients as prescribed.
Assess patients' responses to hemodialysis treatment therapy making appropriate adjustments and modifications to the treatment plan as indicated by the prescribing physician.
Communicate problems or concerns to the Acute Care Manager or physician.
Provide and monitor hemodialysis access care according to established procedures.
Responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring and documentation of patient's response to prescribed interdialytic transfusions, including appropriate notifi.
Registered Nurse/Team Leader06/2010 to 07/2011 Fresenius Medical Care, Westwood Dialysis – Westwood,
Work with team consisting of nurses and PCT's to perform prescribed HD treatments on patients in clinical setting.
Perform pre evaluation, initiation, monitoring, termination, access homeostasis and post evaluation of patients receiving HD treatment according to policies and procedures.
Identify and communicate all patient related issues to the physician.
Administer all medications as prescribed, make medication changes as necessary.
Evaluation lab results, report findings to physician.
Order medication as needed.
Responsible for keeping all medication, routine tests and information of the treatment in appropriate manner.
Accurate documentation of patients records, responses of care given.
Assess daily patient care needs and develop appropriate patient care assignments.
Responsible for updating home med lists and foot checks monthly.
Direct PCT's provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic HD therapy to patients in compliance with policies and procedure.
Patient Care Technician09/2005 to 06/2010 Fresenius Medical Care, Westwood Dialysis – Westwood,
Provide the direct, patient care for assigned patients under direct supervision of RN.
Prepare the dialysis machines using the prescribed acid and bicarbonate solutions.
Responsible for accurate documentation of information related to the patient treatment.
Perform vascular access evaluation pre-treatment, evaluate for patency, signs of infection or other changes.
Evaluate intradialytic problems and provide intervention as prescribed.
Initiate and terminate dialysis treatment according to established orders.
Assist with all emergency operational procedures.
Executive Assistant01/1994 to 01/1997 Watson Wyatt – Wellesley Hills,
Administrative Assistant01/1986 to 01/1994 Watson Wyatt – Wellesley Hills,
Medical Claims Approver01/1981 to 01/1986 John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company – Braintree,