Registered nurse with over 14 years experience in health care. I currently work as a clinical stroke data abstractor where I abstract large volumes of patient records for continuous reporting to Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Joint Commission (JC), in support of Franciscan Health Services (FHS) business objectives. Prior to my current job I worked 8 years as a staff nurse in critical care, 4 years on a medical cardiology step-down unit and 6 months on a Orthopedic floor.
I am committed to my profession and strive to provide exceptional patient care. I specialized in Neurosurgical ICU for 2 years, Medical/Trauma ICU for 4 years and 2 years in PCU. The years I spent in Critical Care enabled me to gain extensive hands on clinical experience. I developed strong critical thinking and assessment skills. I am exceptional at multi-tasking. Other job responsibilities included mentoring new ICU Nurses, leading morning rounds with multidisciplinary teams and demonstrating my ability to lead, delegate and motivate team members to provide high quality patient care.
I worked on a Cardiology step-down unit where I provided care to patients admitted for cardiac related illnesses. My duties included prepping patients for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, thorough assessments, managing IV drips, EKG interpretations,and providing on-going patient education.
I began my nursing career working on a orthopedic floor providing care to patients enrolled in the Joint Camp. My duties included thorough assessment and caring for the preoperative and postoperative surgical patients. I gained in-depth knowledge managing postoperative pain including patient controlled anesthesia.
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