Twenty one years as pediatric nurse, ,specialized in cardiology. The last sixteen years I have worked on a step down unit which was mainly cardiac patients but also cared for general pediatrics, and hematology and oncology patients. Patients ranged from newborns to young adults. I was also cross trained to work in the cardiac ICU to care for select patients. I also have supervisor and managerial experience.
Current/Valid NM Nursing liscense. BLS and ACLS certified.
Competently care for cardiac patients. Patient population ranges from post-op care, heart transplants, LVADs, FTT patients. Also precept new employees and function as a mentor for new employees once they are off orientation. Also cross trained to Cardiovascular ICU to care for specialized group of their patient population.
Serve as relief charge on 22 bed cardiac unit. Duties include coordination of admissions, transfers, discharges and staffing to facilitate patient care.
Act as liason between families and staff to coordinate consistent and satisfactory care.
Facilitate collaboration between disciplines
Supported and oversaw all staff on a 32 bed general pediatric unit. Conducted behavioral interviews of new staff.
Occasionally cared for patients on the unit. Performed charge duties as mentioned earlier. Performed quarterly and yearly evaluations with assigned staff members to monitor and guide progress of staff. Responsible for completion of vacation requests and monthly staff schedule.
Performed above duties in the care of patient population. Performed relief charge duties as above mentioned.
Performed above duties in the care of patient populations in assigned hospitals.
Performed above mentioned duties on general pediatric, pediatric sub-acute unit, Newborn Nursery and Intermediate Care Nursery. Also acted as relief charge and preceptor for new staff.
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