CLINICAL RESOURCE LEARNING CENTER ASSISTANT/CLINICAL NURSING CONSULTANT I
Dedicated Registered Nurse with 22 years of progressive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings at major teaching hospitals. Possess strong clinical background with several years' experience in leadership and teaching roles. Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and on innovative projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Communicates effectively, and work cohesively with diverse work groups. Work well independently or as team member.
Clinical Resource Learning Center Assistant/Clinical Nursing Consultant I, 05/2014 to Current University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing – Chicago, Illinois
Facilitation and operation of simulation technology, simulators, and computer based instructional tools and patient care equipment-Laredal Manikins and online student simulation programs.
Develop and integrate new equipment and supply needs for interactive and experiential learning experiences.
Prepare and maintain the Clinical Resource Learning Center (CLRC) including the simulators, manikins, training equipment, supplies and materials.
Participate, supervise, or proctor the mastery of basic nursing clinical skills as needed or requested by faculty for undergraduate and graduate students.
Collaborate with faculty to ensure that the preparations of the simulated clinical learning experiences are met for students.
For example: standardized patients and patient care scenarios, to meet the instructional objectives identified in course syllabi.
Support students in meeting learning objectives by teaching and remediation of clinical nursing skills as requested by faculty.
Assists with daily and annual inventory and capital equipment tracking of the CLRC.
Supervise teaching assistants and /or student workers.
Create and maintain CLRC Faculty and Skills lab Schedule.
Maintain online CLRC info, schedules, postings, etc.
Lab Assistant, 01/2010 to 06/2010 Nursing Skills Laboratory City Colleges of Chicago -Truman College – Chicago, Illinois
Worked in collaboration with Laboratory staff with maintaining overall operation of lab-ordering of supplies and inventory maintenance.
Worked with students on lab competencies.
As well as with faculty in regards to student needs and remediation.
Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager, 01/2008 to 05/2014 Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois
Eye Surgical Suites Work in collaboration with Clinical Operations Manager to provide administrative and clinical leadership to staff in outpatient Perioperative unit.
Manage and direct overall operation of surgical areas-pre-op, intra-op, and recovery.
In absence of other ACMs covers SDS, PACU, and GI lab unit and staff.
Ensure compliance of JACHO standards and regulations in providing safe patient care.
Manage staff to provide assistance with ongoing training and education.
In conjunction with manager and Medical Director assists with collaboration with physicians and other health care disciplines to assure optimal patient care.
Accountable for managing patient care delivery to optimize outcomes, and customer satisfaction.
Home Health Nurse, 05/2007 to 01/2008 Tender Loving Care Home Health Agency – Chicago, Illinois
Provided in-home medical services to recent discharges.
Manage nursing care plans and served as liaison between the patient, and hospital medical staff.
Performed veni-punctures, and decubitus care and other wound care needs.
Patient and family education.
Make recommendations for discharge plans.
Master Instructor, 01/2007 to 10/2007 Cook County Bureau of Health Services CCBHS Ambulatory and Community Health Network ACHN – Chicago, Illinois
Developed first Nursing Orientation program for new ACHN staff.
Planned, coordinated and conducted course.
Developed relevant Nursing Competencies and exams for practice based or clinic staff needs.
Working with all 26 ACHN Clinics developed skills training, annual training, in- services and professional development programs.
Monitored and Audited ACHN staff files to ensure proper up-to-date Competencies, Licenses, and Certifications to ensure compliance on all regulatory standards (JACHO) were met.
Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator- A national federally funded program that provides age appropriate reading books to children ages 0-5 years at their well care visits.
Trained Medical, Nursing, and other staff at all ACHN clinics on program.
Elder Abuse Curriculum Committee Member and InstructorCharge Nurse/Nurse Leader, 04/2001 to 01/2007 ACHN/ Woodlawn Health Center – Chicago, Illinois
Supervised, delegated and assisted nursing team in patient care and decision-making at Primary Care Clinic serving more than 500 patients a month.
Supervised and assisted laboratory staff on daily basis.
Monitored and notified physicians of abnormal labs.
Managed daily administrative operations.
Scheduling and staffing needs.
Ordering of supplies.
Conducted monthly environment of care rounds.
Provided in-services, performed nursing competencies and maintained nursing staff personnel files.
Evaluated and monitored assigned staff for performance evaluations.
Developed and maintained Mammogram-(based on classifications (BIRAD) of mammography results notified primary care physicians and patients for follow-up), STD, Pap smear and Abnormal lab logs.
Ensured proper and timely notification to patients and follow-up for appropriate care.
specialty clinic appointments, etc.
As part of Clinic Senior Leadership team participated in all aspects of health center operations.
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, 10/1994 to 04/2001 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County – Chicago, Illinois
Provided comprehensive nursing care to urgent and non-urgent indigent patients.
Registered Nurse, 03/1993 to 09/1994 Brentwood Integrated Health Services – Burbank, IL.
Assigned to Sub Acute Care Unit in Long Term Care facility.
Registered Nurse, 01/1993 to 10/1994 University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics – Chicago, Illinois
Cared for both inpatient and ambulatory pediatric and adult patients on specialized ENT Unit.
Recovered patients following ENT surgeries.
Along with medical staff treated patients with minor emergencies.
Staff Nurse In-House Registry.
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse, 09/1992 to 10/1994 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County – Chicago, Illinois
Cared for Pediatric and Adult Patients in ICU and step-down areas with severe burn injuries.
Staff Nurse In-House Registry-Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Student Nurse Assistant/ Staff Nurse License Pending, 01/1989 to 09/1992 Northwestern Memorial Hospital Spinal Cord Unit – Chicago, Illinois
Student Nurse Assistant, 03/1988 to 02/1989 University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics – Chicago, Illinois