Continue to provide care, compassion, and quality treatment to patients while sharing experience, education, skill, and leadership with peers. Reviewing all inpatients daily and discussing with Medical Services to offer assistance in determining if patient and family met criteria and desire to begin transition into Palliative Care and/or met criteria for inpatient Palliative Care, introduce Hospice home health care, or basic home health care and assistive services at that time. Creating an expanded clinic where more time was utilized and necessary to allow access to patients and families who needed the option of Palliative Care. Sales In a nutshell: Palliative Care was a new concept and new field. To create a successful program, retain it, and fund it, it was necessary to get all staff specially the Medical Team Leadership to "buy in" to the philosophy take ownership of it. To have clients, it was necessary to get both patient and family buy-in as well. To teach how to recognize the prospective client and family who would benefit and be suitable for Palliative Care. Once started in November 2007, by the following February I had taken the program into every unit on the hospital, and from 10-12 consults per month to 60 consults per month allowing us to require a full time team, unit, and specialty RNs. We were also awarded a $3,000,000.00 grant based on the work I had done and the addition of the new full team. I can do this with any program, it required knowledge above average, skills above average, communication with patients, family, and medical teams at a level that exceeded average. It required respect of the medical community in order to grow, I had this from prior position as SICU specialty RN,
Registered Nurse, Indiana State Nursing License expiration October, 2015 Advanced Life Support Certification (need recertified) Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (need recertified) ELNEC Certified Train-the-Trainer ELNEC Certified
Advanced Life Support Certification (need recertified)
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (need recertified)
Train-the-Trainer ELNEC Certified
Health and wellness expertise
Medication administration expert
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Vascular care understanding
ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care)
Skilled cardiac care nurse
Compassionate STD care and counselor
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Broad medical terminology knowledge
Committed to compliance reporting
Effective policy and program development
Diagnostic tools experience
Strong medical ethic
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) eligible to recertify.Computerized charting specialist
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Familiarity with disease management programs
Trained in in- and out-patient care
Wound cleaning/care expertise
Infection control standards expert
Flow sheet charting
Acute and rehabilitative care
IV drug therapy management
Colostomy care familiarity
Gastroenteral nutrition education
Body mechanics knowledge
Medical clinical procedures comprehension
Talented in minor surgery assistance
Talented and efficient in Circulating RN in OR.
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Sterilization techniques mastery
Wound care specialist
OR and ER experience
Ability to mentor and teach peers.
Relationships with outside resources and ability to rally at a call for contracting.
Completed hours of clinical work in SICU, MICU, OR, ER, Med-Surg, Specialty Clinics.
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.
Simultaneously served as lead health care provider and RNmanager of Palliative Care Clinic.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Consulting included discussions of treatment options with Medical
Teams and other support personnel.
Provided patient diagnosis under strict time constraints.
Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met and improved cost efficiency by introducing Palliative Care to ER and MICIU where the LOS for vented patients drastically decreased after introduction of Palliative Care Options.
Evaluated patients presenting with multiple system failure, and provided care plan options for these patients if converted to Comfort management vs curative.
Provided education to patients and their family who suffered detox and withdrawal,education of medications, understanding of addiction ad recovery, necessary coping skills and choices, and community resources referred to Social Work for these appropriate placements.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 15-20 patients per day, most high acuity patients per shift.
Trained every staff nurse initially one-on-one to provide top-quality patient comfort/Palliative Care.
Supported and recruited for onboarding Palliative Care process for nursing staff.
Staffed with ancillary staff from multiple vendors providing Hospice on-call nurses.
Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Coordinated the review, revision and creation of Operational Policies within ER Department to include Palliative Care at entry point, Managed caseload of multiple, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics.
Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.
Improved ED administration by compiling and analyzing data and identifying areas of improvement.Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.
Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care
Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts.Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Expert experience in Palliative Care formulating care plans, making appropriate referrals to outside agencies, teaching patient, family, caregivers.
Ability to cover a shift in any unit as a float nurse, covered entire hospital as an IV start specialist on evening and night shifts.
Planned travel arrangements for executives and staff.
Drafted meeting agendas, supplied advance materials and executed follow-up for meetings and team conferences.
Managed the receptionist area, including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.
Designed electronic file systems and maintained electronic and paper files.
Handled all media and public relations inquiries.
Maintained the front desk and reception area in a neat and organized fashion.
Planned meetings, elections, and prepared conference rooms and mass mailings.
Wrote reports and correspondence from dictation and handwritten notes.
Maintained an up-to-date department organizational chart.
Dispersed incoming mail to correct recipients throughout the office.
Supplied keys and building access to employees and visitors.
Made copies, sent faxes and handled all incoming and outgoing correspondence, including mass election and special notices in addition to monthly newsletters.
Facilitated working relationships with co-tenants and building management.
Created presentations used for business development and reporting.
Posted open positions on company and local news sources.
Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents, daily and weekly transmissions of electronic information to state office.
Created weekly and monthly reports and presentations.
Managed the day-to-day calendar for the County Executive Director.
Properly routed agreements, contracts and invoices through the signature process.
Received and distributed faxes and mail in a timely manner.
Received and screened a high volume of internal and external communications, including email and mail.
Maintained and reserved the executive conference room calendar.
Coordinated all employee benefits managing contracts and transfers for personal health, dental, vision, life insurance providers and to resolve billing issues.
Managed daily office operations and maintenance of equipment, including the old rolling ink printers, folding machines, old model copiers, mail stamp machines, etc. Created and maintained spreadsheets using various types of log books to project annual and fiscal budgets, accounts payable and receivable, also functions and calculations to develop reports and lists.
Scheduled staffing for multiple branch locations.
Opened new customer accounts, including checking, savings and lines of credit.
Managed opening and closing times for the main branch.
Processed sales referrals and promoted bank services and products, resulting in branch sales increase.
Established new customer accounts including checking, savings, security boxes.
Balanced daily cash deposits and bank vault inventory with a zero error rate.
Processed cash withdrawals.
Trained employees on cash drawer operation.
Adhered to security and audit procedures.
Researched and resolved customer issues on personal savings, checking and lines of credit accounts.
Examined checks for identification and endorsement.
Entered member transaction data into the online banking software.
Processed treasury, tax and loan payments.
Reported daily averages and shortages to the operations department.
Supplied tellers with coin and currency as needed.
Maintained confidentiality of bank records and client information.
Received regional branch recognition award for outstanding customer service.
Directed specific questions to appropriate branch personnel.
Delivered prompt, accurate and excellent customer service.
Nursing, Member of Phi Theta Kappa Club
Phi Kappa Omega
Success Against Hardship Award
IU Honors Graduate
Certified in Critical Care Palliative Care/End of Life Care, Veterans and Veterans Critical Care. Train the trainer Certified for Hospital Training all staffing levels.
Healthcare: intravenous therapy, MEDISOFT, computerized charting, STD counseling, breastfeeding educator People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills
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