Registered Nurse professional, demonstrating proven clinical, teaching, administrative and communicative proficiency providing care to critical and stable patients. Extensive Cardiology background including critical care, electrophysiology, cardiac cath lab, OR vascular procedures. Previous Industry representative with company that provides cardiac mapping technology for ablation procedures. Experience in presentations for continuing education as well as experience as Hospital Liaison interacting effectively with all interdisciplinary staff. my focus is to obtain position in hospital setting that allows me to share and utilize my cardiology nursing skills to enhance Hospital cardiology programs.
Licensed Registered Nurse in State of Delaware and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
OR Circulator in General procedures as well as Vascular procedures. Extensive Arrythmia training and experience in the Electrophysiology Lab with all types of arrythmia testing including Atrial Fibrillation Ablation procedures utilizing Electrophysiolgy Mapping software, Electrophysiology procedures-Device implantation, TEE's, Cardioversions, Ablations, Cardiac Catheterizations, Pre/Post care of cardiology patients, Care of Interventional Radiology patients. Experience providing Moderate Sedation to both Electrophysiology and Pain Management patients. Pain Management Nursing-Circulating and sedation. Critical care-ICU/CCU, Electrophysiolgy Nursing-Moderate sedation, device implantation-circulator, scrub nurse. operation of all Electrophysiology equipment, Cardiac Mapping software, Teaching colleagues the use of software. Defibrillator education and support for patients, Interventional Radiology-care of patients pre/post procedure. Care of Cardiac Catheratization patients-pre/post procedure. Hospice-knowledge of Medicare Benefits/guidelines, Chart review/audit of charts for Medicare requirements, Case Management, discharge planning, Nursing Home, Assisted living, Hospital Liaison, patient education, CEU presenter, Industry Representative-Electrophysiologhy, education of physicians, lab staff in utiliztion of cardiac mapping software, participation in support group for cardiac device patients, Ultrasound, CT scans, Pain management,ACLS,BLS,NIH stroke scale training. assisted living, benefits, case management, Catheterization, clients, diagnosis, discharge planning, documentation, drawing, Hospice, life support, Director, marketing, Massage Therapy, clinical support, navigator, Nursing, Patient Care, Evaluate patients, patient safety, perioperative, presenter, Radiology, Research, SAT, supervision, teaching, Ultrasound, vital signs
Circulating NurseMay 2015 to Current Beebe Healthcare － Lewes, DE OR
As part of the multidisciplinary perioperative team, work collaboratively to ensure patient safety, monitoring all aspects of patient care and assist with needs of staff during the procedure, as well as completing all documentation for medical record in a timely and accurate manner.
Clinical Health AssistantJan 2014 Accolade, Inc － Plymouth Meeting, PA
As part of a multidisciplinary team, develop relationships with clients to help understand and assist with any of their healthcare-related questions including claims and benefits.
Act as both a personal nurse navigator and advocate as necessary.
Assist clients and their families in understanding diagnostic tests, test alternatives, costs, risks and settings.
Help individuals better understand their diagnosis and treatment options.
Admissions Nurse/Hospital Clinical LiaisonJan 2012 to Jan 2014 Gentiva Hospice Odyssey Hospice, a Gentiva Healthcare Company － Blue Bell, PA
Report directly to Executive Director of Hospice.
Evaluate patients for appropriateness to receive Medicare Hospice Benefit.
Admit patients if they qualify according to Medicare Disease-Specific Guidelines.
Patients admitted in hospital, skilled nursing facilities as well as assisted living and home environments.
Collaborate closely with Attending Physician of patient as well as Hospice Medical Director to order appropriate medications, medical equipment and services.
Collaborate with hospital case managers for discharge planning.
Collaborate with and report all activity to Patient Care Managers.
Research and document detailed, accurate and specific data on all required records to attest to appropriateness.
Participate in marketing events including educational in-services.
Qualified as Corporate Hospice CE presenter for Nursing and Social Work continuing education events.
Able to utilize patient and colleague education skills within all aspects of this position.
Heart and Vascular Center Registered NurseJan 2011 to Jan 2012 St Mary Medical Center － Langhorne, PA
Pre and Post Cardiac Catheterization care as well as Interventional Radiology care.
Duties include starting IV lines, drawing labs, preparing procedure sites, documenting all pertinent patient information for procedure.
Post procedure care includes: monitoring patient vital signs, pulling femoral arterial and venous sheaths, administering all medications as well as titrating all cardiac IV medications as ordered.
Monitoring patient recovery until either discharge to home or unit in hospital.
Clinical Account Specialist/Professional Education SpecialistJan 2008 to Jan 2011 Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson Company － Diamond Bar, CA
Provided professional clinical support to customers, (primarily physicians, nurses and techs in the electrophysiology lab) through education and training regarding Carto, a three dimensional, electro-anatomical mapping system, associated modules, as well as other accessory equipment.
Managed assigned accounts in territory, collaborated with team members to establish priorities, customer needs within each account and deciding how our company can best meet those needs.
Developed working relationships with clinical lab staff and physicians to become part of the EP Lab Team within assigned territory.
Trained and educated customers as well as providing clinical support in the use of Cartosound, Biosense Webster's Ultrasound module for Carto.
Participated in the launch and training of clinical staff in the use of Carto 3- Biosense Webster's new mapping platform.
Electrophysiology RNJan 2005 to Jan 2008 St Mary Medical Center － Langhorne, PA
Maintained knowledge of all Electrophysiology procedures and prepared patients appropriately according to policy.
Performed conscious sedation under physician supervision, continuously monitoring patient throughout procedure, able to provide emergency support if necessary, assisted as scrub nurse for device implantations and EP studies/ablations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use all electrophysiology equipment including Bloom Stimulator, Prucka System, Fluoroscopy Units, and Ablation and mapping equipment.
Assisted in all non-invasive cardiac procedures including cardioversions, TEE'S-Transesophageal Echocardiograms, and NIPS-Non-Invasive Programmed Stimulation for implanted devices.
Effectively performed all EP roles including; circulating RN, running SAT's/ACT's, pulling sheaths post-EP procedures, analyzing hemodynamics, interpreting surface and intracardiac electrograms, and providing accurate documentation.
Staff RN-ICU/CCUJan 2003 to Jan 2005 St Mary Medical Center － Langhorne, PA
Performed nursing duties for intensive care and cardiac care unit.
Frequently assessed patients and initiated a broad range of interventions.
Managed ventilator care; titrated cardiac medications; perform hemodynamic monitoring and implement advanced life support, as needed.
Provide patient and family teaching.
Collaborate with colleagues to track goals for case management, step down and discharge.
Certified Massage Therapist, OwnerJan 1997 to Current Bodysense Professional Therapeutic Massage － Newtown, PA
Established a successful Massage Therapy practice.
Opportunities working in various settings including Chiropractic Office's, Health and Athletic clubs, corporate and sports events.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications BroadcastingPennsylvania State University － State College, PASpeech Communications Broadcasting
Associates Degree, Nursing2003Bucks County Community College － Newtown, PANursing
Certification in Massage Therapy1997Professional School of Massage － Langhorne, PA
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Association of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
Pennsylvania State University- WABC-TV, NYC Broadcasting Internship, Executive Board Membership Panhellenic Council, President's Honor List, Student Nurse Club
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Working knowledge of Meditech and Cerner in hospital setting.
Licensed Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Delaware