Conscientious , integrity-driven, nursing professional with strong clinical background in the critical care setting, providing attentive care to patients with a variety of systemic health challenges.Six years of experience in BICU at Tampa General Hospital. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Seeking leadership role in Accentia Health and Rehab. Exceptional wound care knowledge and skill. Thorough understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Highly proficient in contributing to and reaching team solutions, generating and maintaining positive relations with internal and external clients, maintaining all compliance standards, working well under pressure, and producing error-free work of high quality. Clinical preceptor to students and new graduated hires.
Emergency Room, Step down Unit, Critical care units CCU, MICU, BICU,Case Managment,DRC
Experience with Pyxis medication distribution machine and computer charting - EChart and PCIS.
Proficient on documentation of Strict Intake and Output including Special diet restriction.
Insertion and management of PA Catheters , central and arterial lines.
Cardiac output measurements and calculations.
Care of ventilated patients including blood gas drawing and interpretation
Management of care under contact, droplet, and airborne isolation precautions.
Skilled in Modeling and Role Modeling theory of patient care
Leadership and preceptor experience: training and developing new / student nurses and auxiliary staff.
Monitoring, transfusions, central line care, port access, drawing blood gasses (arterial and venous), defibrillators, Codes, CRRT, EPIC computer chartin.
Accentia Heath and Rehabilitation CenterOctober 2013 to CurrentAssistant Director of Nursing Tampa, FL
Independent, educated and detail-oriented nursing professional with experience spanning diverse healthcare environments including hospitals, Home care and private health care facilities.
Effective communicator, Skilled at interacting with patients and their families, health care Assistants, physicians and other nurses.
Highly motivated and flexible Worker, adapting easily to new environments and consistently exceeding Expectations.
Supervise and train other nurses and health care staff.
ACLS, BLS and PCRN Trained in OASIS-C and Intensive Care.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Accentia Health and Rehabilitation CenterJune 2012 to October 2013Wound Care Nurse Tampa, FL
Assess and implement plans for the prevention and treatment for 244 beds of acute and chronic wounds.
Perform tasks of providing direct patient care and education to selected patients.
Responsible for assessment and evaluation of wound and continence care throughout the facility Provide effective patient care delivery through nursing intervention, nursing assessment; patient education, and patient care coordination.
Identify wound types, analyze trends, and supervise nursing personnel to effective nursing care.
Assess skin alterations, develop plans of care, implement orders and treatments, and evaluated progress of specialized skin and wound conditions.
Ensure that patient's needs are met in accordance with the standards of medical practice.
Moffitt Cancer CenterAugust 2010 to April 2012Staff Nurse- DRC Tampa, FL
Provider of state-of-the-art, cost-effective coordinated medical oncology, hematology and infectious disease care.
Offered comprehensive cancer care to patients ages 18-80, including determining patients' body surface areas (BSA), accessing ports and starting IVs for chemotherapy, oncology emergencies, and adverse reaction to chemotherapy, intravenous therapy and administration antiemetic.
Managed lab services for different cancers, including running chemo labs.
Emergency Care to ill critical patients.
Tampa General HospitalNovember 2004 to July 2010Staff Nurse-BICU Tampa, FL
In-depth ongoing assessment and care of critically ill burn patients (adult).
Collection and interpretation of diverse clinical data including vital signs, lab results, wound progression.
Care and maintenance of life-sustaining devices such as central lines, arterial lines, and artificial airways.
Titration of continuous IV drips including insulin, narcotics, pressors, anti-arrhythmic, heparin, and Xigris.
Performance of extensive clean and sterile dressing changes and complex wound assessment.
Collaborate with all members of interdisciplinary team, therapists, social workers, doctors, and pharmacists.
Preparing patients for surgery, pre-op checklists, medications, lab and diagnostic tests.
Receiving new post-operative patients directly from the OR.
Worked in cooperation with new or newer resident physicians, escalating matters to the care of attending physician where and when appropriate.
Key Highlight: Recognized with a contract extension for demonstrating superior competence in critical care.
Excellent leadership skills Critical thinker, decision maker and problem solver Effective communicator with patient and staff Flexible in scheduling.
Ability to work all shift patterns.
Computer literacy Many Year of critical care experience.
Acute care hospital experience as an ER settings as RN - ER.
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Campus Guayama1997Bachelor Degree
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Campus Guayama P.R1991Associate DegreeRN, BSN, PCRN, ACLS, PALS, ABLS, BLS Oncologic Emergency & Advanced Oncology Issues. Advanced Symptom Management of the oncology Patient: Multidisciplinary Approach. Bone Marrow Transplant Essential Nursing Knowledge. Chemotherapy work shop 2011
Client Relations,Creative Problem Solving,Multi-Task Management.