My career focus is to continue an exciting career in cellular therapy collections and to increase my knowledge and enhance my skills as a nurse in this area of health care!
Registered Nurse in SC, License number 216905, 2012
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification issued 10/20/2011 expires 10/2013
CPR certified through American Heart Association issued 5/10/2011 expires May 2013
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician August 2009 - August 31, 2012
Phlebotomy certifications NCA 2000, ASCP 2000
Perform patient cellular therapy collections using automated technology. Obtain venous access by peripheral venipuncture or access to central venous catheter. Administer medications to patients as indicated by ordering physician. In absence of cellular therapy patients, perform donor apheresis or other donor collections. Administer excellent customer service and patient care.
Responsible for providing quality care; assessment and evaluation of patient pre and post dialysis treatment; initiating and discontinuing dialysis treatment; administration of medications; analysis of collected patient data and reporting abnormal findings to physician; monitoring blood pressures and change in symptoms during treatment; provide patient education on access care, medication, dietary, and treatment compliance; preparing and monitoring dialysis machines and systems; verifying proper water quality; participation in plan of care for patients; review and discussion of dialysis care with patient; providing accurate and thorough documentation
Responsible for receiving patients in the treatment area; weighing the patient, taking temperature and blood pressure pre and post dialysis treatment; accessing dialysis access for cannulation; cannulating dialysis access; initiating and discontinuing treatment; monitoring blood pressures and change in symptoms of patients during treatment, reporting abnormal symptoms to attending registered nurse; preparing and monitoring dialysis machines and systems; correct preparation and testing of bicarbonate solution; correct testing procedures for chlorine level in water; complete and thorough documentation.
Transplant coordinator - evaluated patients for possible transplant candidacy; referred qualified patients to multiple transplant centers; collected required lab specimens for transplant centers; follow up with transplanted patients
Lab coordinator - responsible for correct and accurate entry of lab orders; printing and labeling specimen tubes for lab draw; processing and packing specimens; coordinating with dietitian for accurate and punctual lab collection and results review; performing lab draws on employees, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients
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