Registered Nurse with experience in Long Term Care, Physician Office, Medical Surgical Nursing, Acute Care Coordinator and Acute Care Manager. Currently working in Care Coordination/Care Management at a Rural Health Clinic, acting as a patient advocate and navigator to assist patients to self manage their care between office visits. Hardworking, dependable and maintain a high practice standard. Seasoned nurse who communicates well with patients, providers and staff.
* Proficiency in nursing
* Computer proficient
* Critical Thinking
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Able to handle stressful situations
* Able to keep accurate records/use EHR
* Tuberculosis Skin Testing (TST)
* Health Coach
Assists patients through the healthcare system by acting as a patient advocate and navigator. Communicate with providers/clinical staff to learn of high risk patients that may benefit from enhanced communication, education or other intervention(s). Provide patient education by phone or face to face visits. Supports patients with self management of disease and behavior modification interventions, personalized goal setting, assessing their own readiness and education level. Coordinates continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities, including hospital admission and discharge process with the goal of reducing hospital re admissions and preventing unnecessary/inappropriate emergency department visits.
Supervised 40 other registered nurses and employees, lead recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. Performed all tasks with a patient centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Conducted patient rounding, focusing on identified areas requiring improvement in the patient's perception of care scores (HCAHPS).
Coordinated clinical activities within the acute care setting. Assisted the Director of Inpatients Services in maintaining current policies and procedures. Lead performance improvement activities such as core measures, falls, pressure ulcers and hospital acquired infections. Addressed employee performance and provided coaching as needed. Investigated and handled patient/staff concerns.
Provided compassionate direct patient care to adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Experienced in orthopedic surgery, post operative care and medical surgical nursing. Effective team member who valued and respected all co-workers. Preceptor and mentor to new nurses. Acted as resource nurse ensuring staff assignments were based on acuity and ability.
Assisted the surgeon with minor office procedures, conducted physical assessments and updated charts. Coordinated tests and surgical procedures among three different hospitals, scheduled operating room time and ensured all paperwork was in order. Conducted preoperative teaching and acted as a liaison post operatively between the surgeon and the patient.
Assisted the physician and advanced practice nurse in procedures and telephone triage. Administered injections, performed EKG's, Pulmonary Function Tests and CLIA approved laboratory tests. Assisted physician with sigmoidoscopy exams, cleaned and maintained the equipment. Monitored INR results and adjusted coumadin doses per written protocols. Organized referrals and appointments by collaborating with insurance companies for prior authorization. Developed the office's childhood immunization program under the guidance of the health department.
Provided compassionate care to residents in long term care. Safely administered medications, enteral feedings, IV therapy and wound care. Experienced in palliative, rehabilitation and dementia care.
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