Cardiac Surgery ICU RN with 9 years experience in Cardiac Surgery Stepdown and ICU setting. Skilled in providing post cardiac surgical care, management of cardiac assistive devices, hemodynamic monitoring and interventions.
Critical care nursing
Professional bedside manner
Trained in pre- and post-surgical care
Proper NG tube insertion and removal
Competent in physical assessments
IV drug therapy management
Tracheotomy care comprehension
Foley catheter insertion/removal
Accurate RN-level dosage calculation
Cardiac Surgery Stepdown Staff Nurse, 09/2007 to 09/2011 Hackensack University Medical Center – 30 Prospect Avenue Hackensack, NJ 07601
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Assumed Charge nurse responsibilities on Cardiac Surgery Stepdown. Oversaw average of 5 patients per shift.
Delegated staff nurse duties.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow on post Cardiac Surgery population.
Interpreted Cardiac Rhythms via Telemetry and initiated proper interventions on critical and life-threatening arrhythmias.
Oriented and acted as preceptor to new staff.
CardioThoracic ICU Staff Nurse, 09/2011 to Current Hackensack University Medical Center – 30 Prospect Avenue Hackensack, NJ 07601
Received and managed post cardiac Surgery patient hemodynamics from OR.
Titration of sedation and medication to maintain stable hemodynamics for safe patient extubation.
Managing patient with multiple invasive lines such as Swan ganz catheter, Arterial lines, Central Venous Catheters and Hemodialysis Catheters.
Managed patients with Heartmate II, Impella, Centrimag, IntraAortic Balloon Pump and ECMO.
Assumed RRT nurse responsibilities when needed.
Covered Med-Surg and Floors unit during Code Blue events.
Assisted Surgeons in bedside open chest emergency procedures.
Managed patients on Therapeutic Hypothermia.
Assumed Charge Nurse role in the ICU.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2007 Willaim Paterson University - 300 Pompton Road Wayne, New Jersey 07470
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification