Experienced Registered Nurse
with 3+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Licensed in Florida with strong clinical and people skills.
Professionally trained with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs. I am seeking a position as a Registered Nurse which will enable me to expand my practical experience while providing quality health care to patients. In addition, I seek to promote and implement the standards of nursing practice as established by my profession with a facility that will enable me to represent my employer professionally and provide the highest level of comfort and care to patients.
Strong clinical judgment
Acute care experience
High level of autonomy
Critical Care experience
Problem resolution capability
Professional bedside manner
Patient and family advocate
MS Office proficient
Clinical Nurse (Pre-Op/ASU/PACU), 11/2012 to Current USGP- Contractor, 96th MDG, Eglin AFB – San Antonio, Texas Florida
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for preoperative patients Accurately document health assessment and health history for preoperative patients Provide appropriate education to the patient and family regarding their individualized plan of care Coordinate indicated preoperative diagnostic testing to establish patient baselines Practices within the guidelines of the Florida State Board of Nursing and ASPAN guidelines ASU) Collect comprehensive data to prepare patient's for the surgical or invasive diagnostic procedure Ensure proper preoperative documentation is completed and available to the perioperative team for evaluation Provide patient and family education regarding expected outcomes on the day of procedure Provide pre-procedure assessments, patient education and admissions for both inpatient and outpatient procedures for the Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU) that performs an average of 20 varying procedures daily Organize aspects of nursing care with all disciplines of the perioperative team to achieve defined patient outcomes PACU) Directly responsible for the postoperative care of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients Assess, document and evaluate patient care needs based on multi-disciplinary, specialty surgical procedures Direct monitoring of patients' hematological, cardiac and respiratory status through vital signs, incision site assessments, intake and output status and EKG interpretation Pharmacological and holistic management of postoperative pain Provide postoperative care and prescription medication instructions to patients and caregivers upon discharge.
Registered Nurse, 07/2011 to Current Twin Cities Hospital – Niceville, Florida
Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated patient care plans related to the acutely ill cardiac and respiratory compromised patient population.
Carried out physicians orders in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol with regard to the nursing scope of practice and critical care standards Provided respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for respiratory compromised patients Provided Acute Myocardial Infarction care in accordance with AHA guidelines and physician orders Instructed and educated patients and their families as well as assessed and coordinated patient discharge needs with members of the healthcare team Served as the coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care Followed standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required Monitored, recorded and communicated patients' condition, as appropriate, with the Physician/s through utilization of computerized documentation systems Administered prescribed medications, monitored vital signs, changed dressings, cleaned wounds and provided emotional, spiritual, and medicinal support to patients Floated to other departments within the hospital such as the emergency department and Medical/Surgical/Telemetry floor to provide staff support.
While in the ER, prioritized patient care based on acuity level and available resources and assisted the physician during emergency examinations, treatments and procedures.
Customer Service Representative, 01/2006 to 01/2007 Dinner by Design – Robbins, Georgia
Responsible for preparing the ingredients needed for the menu selections offered to the customers.
Inventoried and stocked supplies, maintained the cleanliness and sanitation of food preparation areas, scheduled meal preparation appointments and assisted customers as needed.
Customer Service Representative, 01/2005 to 01/2006 Carlin & Carlin Insurance Agency – Abilene, Texas
Responsible for the sales and service of new and existing insurance policies for commercial and personal lines of insurance.
Billing, policy changes and cancellations.
Maintained client files and sought new business for the agency through cold calling and direct mail advertising.
Maintained a database of all client contacts made and the resulting outcomes.
Work Site Marketing Specialist, 01/2003 to 01/2005 AIG American General – Abilene, Texas
Directly responsible for my own agency and its growth.
Responsible for the development of new business through cold calling, product review and analysis of business needs.
Processed all claim forms and necessary paperwork as well as scheduled all needed medical examinations.
Performed all necessary field underwriting, maintained billing records and collected payments missed or past due.
Maintained constant contact with business owners and enrolled new employees as necessary.
Received the Award for Excellence in sales.
Specialized in offering work site insurance benefits to small to medium sized business owners and their employees.
Responsible for the recruitment of new students through numerous lead sources.
Developed and maintained follow-up with all students while staying aware of all industry opportunities for graduates.
Set appointments with prospective students and interviewed those students in accordance with a commitment based selling process.
Enrolled students into their desired training course and completed all enrollment paperwork with accuracy in accordance with Texas State guidelines.
Marketing Coordinator, 01/2002 to 01/2003 State Farm Insurance Company – Amarillo, Texas
Responsible for the development of new business to the agency through several marketing Techniques.
Maintained contact and follow up with all clients and serviced each contract to the clients' satisfaction.
Cold calling via telephone, mailings and walk in visits.
Involved in the growth and advertising of the new agency.
CSC Senior Sales Agent, 01/2000 to 01/2002 Nationwide Insurance Company – Amarillo, Texas
Responsible for the sale of new property/casualty insurance via direct inbound and outbound telephone contact with prospective customers in several states.
Provided counseling regarding insurance needs and product availability.
Performed follow up until the close of the sale.
Provided quotes, determined eligibility and bound coverage after collecting all related underwriting data.
Consistent top producer and member of the Nationwide Leadership Development Team.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , Current Pursuing BSN - Northwest Florida State College - Niceville, FL
Associates Degree: 5 2011 Northwest Florida State College - Niceville, Florida RN
Vice President - Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Maintained a 3.69 GPA and graduated with honors
N/A: Vocational Nursing , Middle Georgia Technical College - Warner Robins, GA
Registered Nurse in Florida ,License number RN9326382, 2011
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2011
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification 2013
BLS - Basic Life Support Certification 2009
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