Highly skilled career professional with more than 20 years practical experience in hospital, home health and primary care environments. Quality and Continuity of Care, JCAHO Standards Compliance. Highly motivated ethical healthcare provider; along with specialty experience proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals. Reliable worker with the ability to learn new concepts and skills. Backed by a solid work history, reputation as a team player, and passion for helping others. Background includes experience caring for Alzheimer's, Stroke, and Hospice, Cardiac, Oncology, Orthopedic and Trauma patients. Commended for multitasking abilities, strong customer relations/ excellent organizational skills, computer proficiency.
Assist the Anesthesiologist with intubation/extubating, Foresight monitor, Biz Monitor, Arterial lines, Central lines.
Swan Gauze Catheter, Liver Transplant Cases, Perform ABG's, ACTs and hemochron upon request.
Sterile processing of blades, Scopes, after each use, restocks and cleans anesthesia machines and carts daily after each procedure.
Respond to Code Blue pages and assist with patient monitoring, defibrillations, and transport.
Familiar with anesthesia machines [Aisys, Datex-Ohmeda, Aestiva].
Assist in MRI's, CT's, Angio Cases.
Familiar with Belmont, Level One, Cheetah, Vigilao, Rotem and Ecom.
Shift to shift hand out reports, Stock Pre-Op of Anesthesia Supplies, clean blood pressure cuffs and EKG cables.
Maintains current CPR certification, follows Operating Room procedures and departmental Infection Control Procedure.
Inventories anesthesia and monitoring supplies and orders as needed.
Collect patient charges from PACU.
09/2012 to Current
Anesthesia Tech/PCA3-/Unit AssistantSt. Joseph Medical Ctr － Houston, Texas
Assist the Anesthesiologist with intubation/extubating, apply EKG leads, pulse oximeter, blood pressure cuffs, arterial lines, central lines, and apply gases in Anesthesia machine.
Clean and restock machine daily following each procedure.
Assist with patient monitoring, defibrillations, transport to and from the operating room.
Daily scheduling, patient charges, doctors' orders, faxing, filing, ordering supplies, open the operating rooms, check operating room temperature logs daily, check hyperthermia cart, crash carts daily and refrigeration logs.
Contact housekeeping for floor needs.
Maintain patients' log book, answer incoming calls, and accompany patients' family members.
Assist the RN, in Pre-Op, PACU, set patient up on the monitor, take vitals, blood draws, EKG's, assistant with Foley Catheter Care Male/Female Patient's, Clean and Dress Stretcher, Transport Patient's to be discharged.
04/1998 to 05/2012
Patient Care Assistant Health Unit CoordinatorMemorial Hermann － Houston, Texas
Worked under supervision of an RN providing bedside care treatment and clinical documentation for patients on Cardiac, Oncology and Med/Surg floors.
Dressing changes, IV's, Hemovacs, JP drains, EKG's and all other aspects of nursing care.
Facilitated admissions, discharges and transfers.
Prepared chart notes and other documentations.
Receives exemplary and exceeds expectations ratings on all performance reviews.
Cited for excellence and interpersonal communications, team work, customer service flexibility, reliability.
Demonstrated ability to interact with patients and family members from diverse cultures and backgrounds.