Ten years of experience as a Registered Nurse in multifaceted disciplines. Skilled in providing Critical Care and Intermediate Care. Energetic and motivated Registered Nurse, looking for a position that not only allows growth and advancement, but encourages it as well.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified through the American Heart Association 11/01 - present
Acute Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified through the American Heart Association 05/03 - present
Prioritization of bed assignments using clinical information obtained from multiple resources, while working collaboratively with nursing coordinators, nursing administration, attendings, fellows, and residents; to ensure appropriate placement of patients.
Application and utilization of InterQual criteria for all non-scheduled patients, in addition to out-patients requiring admission s/p procedure; to ensure that all admitted patients are receiving the appropriate level of care.
Maintaining current knowledge of all hospital systems: Sunrise Clinical Manager, NaviCare Navigator, MedView, EPIC, SMS, and ChartOne; as well as current knowledge of all hospital procedures and protocols, while using them to assist with placement of patients.
Speaking with outside hospital doctors, as well as in-house/ inter-facility attendings and nurse practitioners, to facilitate transfers to and from University of Pennsylvania facilities.
Assessing and evaluation of long term care facility patients. In addition to implementation of daily patient care.
Delegation of patient care to other members of the health-care team.
Reviewing and revising plan's of care based on the evaluation of the patient's responses.
Working intimately with physicians to ensure the welfare of critically ill patients; on/off ventilators, multiple IV drips for sedation, blood pressure control, and blood sugar control; hemodynamic monitoring
Specializing in the care of heart, kidney, and lung transplant patients, as well as left ventricular assist devices, lung volume reduction surgeries, coronary bypass grafts, intra-aortic balloon pumps, thoracic aortic aneurysms, etc..
Management of overflow patients from the Respiratory ICU and the Trauma/ General Surgery ICU.
Care of medically unstable patients. Specializing in trauma, coumadin reversal, TPA, continuous veno-venous hemo-filtration, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetes insipidous, cerebral vascular accidents, status epilepticus, acute renal failure, rhabdomyolosis, ventriculostomy's, etc..
Charge Nurse: Delegation of responsibilities to all staff members. Ensuring that all staff members are able to handle patient assignments. Managed team of medical support personnel. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Clinical Preceptor: Trained staff nurses to provide top-quality patient care. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Summa Cum Laude: GPA 3.8
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