To progress into the Clinical Ladder Program for a Clinical Nurse Level III position at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Certified PICC & Midline Insertion-using ultrasound guided and MST insertion techniques BLS - Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Clinical Coordinator09/1998 to CurrentSturdy Memorial HospitalAttleboro, MA
Provide leadership and organization as a Clinical Coordinator for a high acuity, fast paced, 40 bed medical- surgical, telemetry unit by continually assessing unit needs, staffing numbers, competency and patient acuity, to assure quality, safe patient care.
Applies knowledge and skills from years of experience, to guide and mentor staff in developing critical thinking skills while providing support and encouraging individual growth and development.
Participate in unit based Q"SEC Program to identify unit goals.
Assist in develop monitoring tools to analyze and identify areas for improvement.
Serves as a role model to all staff by demonstrating mindful, professional communication and team work.
Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans.
Guide and direct staff in emergent situations to assure best possible outcomes.
Provides quality nursing care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures utilizing evidence base practice.
Continually monitor and mentor staff on core measures and required patient educational plans.
Constantly observant of patient privacy and confidential patient information in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Staff Nurse06/1990 to 09/1998Sturdy Memorial HospitalAttleboro, MA
Developed strong assessment skills that allowed me to care for a wide variety of complex patients.
Independently managed a 5-6 patient care assignment on a demanding Telemetry/Med-surge unit.
Served as a role model and preceptor to both peers and new staff.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing1990Community College of Rhode IslandNursing
Bachelor of Science: NursingUniversity of Rhode IslandNursing
Bachelor of Science DegreeNursing within the next three years- currently enrolled in University of Rhode Island online BSN program. To seek certification in vascular access through the Association of Vascular Access (AVA)
Schwartz Center Rounds- Committee Member multidisciplinary forum where caregivers identify and present difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients to improve teamwork among co-workers and greater support for their efforts to provide patient care.
Nursing Policy Committee- Committee Member Review and research current Nursing policies and either update, revise or develop new Nursing policies to assure that our nursing care is evidence based. Researched and developed the current PICC and Midline policy Developed the current PICC/Midline Patient Informed Consent
Diabetic Champion Serve as a Diabetic resource to nursing staff by providing guidance and education on up to date, evidence based diabetic management. Revised and updated all Diabetic policies in collaboration with Sturdy Memorial Hospital's Diabetic Manager. Furture Professional Development Goals
Certifications and Licenses State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse -License # RN19421 State of Rhode Island Registered Nurse -License # RN52000 Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse -ID# 45217315