15+ years nursing experience in Cardiovascular Intensive Care, medical surgical, obstetrics, geriatrics, and orthopedics with specialty in area of post open heart surgery.
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Vascular care understanding
Skilled cardiac care nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Computerized charting specialist
Experienced clinical nurse leader
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump experience
IV drug therapy management
Medication administration expert
Post open heart recovery experience
Skilled at balancing self scheduled employees to meet the needs of the unit
Intra-Osseous IV access trained
07/2006 to Current
Clinical Nurse LeaderNorthwest Medical Center － Tucson, AZLed as charge nurse for over 8 years, which included bed management, admissions, bed flow, and acting as a resource for all staff. Experienced in ventilator care, IABP, Impella, sepsis, hypothermia protocols, IV therapy, and computerized medication administration.
03/2004 to 07/2006
Licensed Practical NurseProfessional Staffing Inc. － Granada Hills, CAWorked as an agency nurse in 5 Los Angeles area hospitals. Performed duties as an LPN in the areas of cardiovascular step down, ICU, post partum, newborn nursery, neonatal ICU, orthopedics, medical surgical, geriatric psychiatry, and oncology.
02/2002 to 05/2004
Licensed Practical NurseValley Presbyterian Hospital － Van Nuys, CAPerformed as an LPN in a cardiac ICU doing admissions, assessments, computerized charting, and working as a team.
09/2000 to 02/2002
Licensed Practical NurseHenry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital － Santa Clarita, CAWorked as a new grad nurse in the Definitive Observation Unit. Cared for patients post heart attack, COPD, CHF, and post cardiac cath.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Bachelors Degree in NursingChamberlain College of Nursing － Addison, IL, USA
Associate of Science: RN ProgramCollege of the Canyons － Santa Clarita , CA, USA
Associate of Arts: Vocational Nursing Certificate College of the Canyons － Santa Clarita, CA, USACompleted Certificate for LVN and completed AA degree
Intra-Osseous Access Training: June, 2017
Advanced Cardiac Life Support: September, 2016
Impella Training: August, 2016
Critical Care Open Heart Recovery Course: July, 2008