(1) Fourteen years experience as a Pediatric nurse at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Francisco. During those years I developed very effective interpersonal and negotiating skills with the Pediatric population and their families. I acted as a relief charge nurse frequently during my 14 years which involved working with different personalities and wants of the nurses and patients for which I was responsible.I also delegated different assignments to the nurses in my role as charge nurse. I was willing to work overtime when the Pediatric unit was understaffed, despite working night shifts. I became proficient in caring for the Pediatric oncology population: using sterile technique when administering chemotherapy, giving blood transfusions, and working with and caring for different central lines-Broviac and Hickman catheters, Portacaths. I also did blood draws as ordered on the Pediatric patients. I had no problems in assisting the Pediatric physicians with septic workups, lumbar punctures and other needed tests. When a PICU was opened in the department I willing trained to become a PICU nurse also. In that role I cared for intubated patients, various central lines such as arterial lines and internal jugular lines. I also cared for post-op cardiac surgery patients where at the end of my shift I removal of arterial lines, administered lasix in preparation for the removal of urinary catheters then helping the patient ambulate as per the physicians orders. I was a preceptor for new hires plus I cross trained to worked in the NICU.
(2) I am presently working as a registered advice nurse at the Vallejo AACC for the past 11 1/2 years. I have learned to become a whole different type of nurse by using all my assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills over the phone. Over the course of my 11 1/2 years, I have received yearly quality kudos for customer service and in achieving and maintaining quality performance goals. I am dedicated to providing quality and preventive care. I have excellent organizational skills and am good with multitasking as this is very important in the role of an advice nurse. Being a patient advocate is very important to me which I find can be achieved through working in conjunction with Northern California Kaiser's facility support staff, RN's, Call Center RN managers and Physicians. I have also been a preceptor for newly hired advice nurses.
California Registered Nurse- # 411223
-Handling multi-disciplinary-Pediatric, Medicine, OB/GYN-calls in a very fast paced, challenging and ever-changing environment.
-Being flexible with operational needs of the call center.
-Proficient in utilizing call center protocols to promote member wellness
-Experienced in leading and managing co-workers in team projects
-Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
-Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
-Managed team of medical support personnel.
-Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
-Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
-Major in Biology and minor in Chemistry
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Member of Science Club
-Accelerated Nursing Program earning degree in15 months
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Sigma Theta Tau
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