ANCC certified Registered Nurse with 25 years experience in a locked psychiatric unit.
I was the CNIV (Charge Nurse) and coordinated the care of suicidal, combative, elderly, ECT and substance abuse patients.
I also worked briefly in the partial hospitalization and Seasons Program. The last two years, I have worked on a GYN/ONC and Medical-Surgical Unit as the CNIV.
Additional expertise includes management and staff supervision.
Registered Nurse 190033 Expires February 28, 2016
ANCC certifications in
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse
GRN for "Spices" program under NICHE
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.
Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program and care planning.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Acted as patient advocate in understanding holds and other legal situations.
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