Experienced Registered Nurse licensed in Virginia with strong clinical, supervisory, and interpersonal skills, having worked primarily in coronary care, now seeking a travel position, preferably in a CCU position but can work in medical ICU.
Worked in a skills lab teaching IV Insertion, NGT insertion and Foley catheter insertion as well as wound and stump care under the Professor over the class. After several weeks, we began clinicals on a neurological stepdown unit at Bristol Regional Hospital, ensuring patient safety and focusing on time management. Available to all staff to answer questions, assist with procedures and medication passes. Conducted meetings after each clinical to discuss any issues, successes, and set goals for the following week.
Worked primarily with debilitated long-term patients who were post-surgical in many cases and needed physical therapy. Other patients were in need of extensive wound care. Cared for approximately 10 patients per shift. This was a temporary job.
Worked as staff RN on med/tele floor, A500 from hire date until 2/93 when transferred to Progressive Coronary Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit where I developed a skill set which allowed me to care for the sickest patients. Took position as Cardiac Care Coordinator in 11/07 until position was eliminated in 1/09, facilitating patient transfers to the cardiac units, assisting nurses throughout 5 units, and collaborating with unit managers and charge nurses to cover staffing needs. Next applied to position as House Supervisor (also in 1/09) where I worked until transferring back to CCU/CCS in October, 2015. As House Supervisor (later renamed Clinical Operations Coordinator, then Administrative Supervisor), I was responsible for bed placement in a Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital both in med/surg and all critical care units. Position required critical thinking skills and the ability to plan for unforeseen scenarios. Collaborated with charge RNs on units and ED charge RN to ensure placement of as many ED patients as possible. Problem-solved patient and physician complaints when necessary. Conducted patient rounds throughout hospital. Ensured all ME cases reported to Medical Examiner and was also involved in data collection. High level of responsibility.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, second in class
Member, Phi Theta Kappa
Recipient of H. G. Harders and Son Scholarship, Fall 1989
Recipient of Charles Fischer, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Served on Literacy Committee
Named to President's List all full-time semesters
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Recipient of American Association of University Professors award
as graduate with highest GPA in the College of Nursing
Member, Alpha Sigma Lambda
Member, Sigma Theta Tau
Member, Gamma Beta Phi
Took several nursing graduate courses at East Tennessee State University in 2019 (Spring, Summer and Fall sessions). Plan to continue graduate classes specializing in Acute Care and Geriatrics.
BLS certification current through September, 2020
ACLS certification current through August 26, 2021
CCRN active through October, 2020
Member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia. The Foundation provides education for patients and caregivers about epilepsy and SUDEP awareness to APRNs and the general public, memory courses, and medication assistance. I enjoy hiking and have started birding. I am considering adopting a wild horse.
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