An experienced nationally certified oncology nurse with an understanding of the patient's role in self directed care. Demonstrates compassion and caring to terminally ill patients and their families. Transitioning to a role of more direct care with patient's and families.
Registered Nurse License
Oncology Certified Registered nurse
STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation Program) certified
Chemo certified Oncology Nursing Society
Strategically plan for and successfully passed American College of Surgeons and Joint commission accreditation visits.
Oversight of operations at multiple infusion sites of oncology patients
Managed over seventy-five employees ans supervised new employee orientation and evaluation of their progress.
Grew revenues by implementing cost savings for units by revitalizing patient flow and staff schedules
Creatively planned, designed, and implemented multiple infusion centers with a disease specific goal
Hired appropriate staff and improved education standards for nursing staff.
Met goals of increasing competency of oncology nurses to national certification status from 58% to 82%
Directed successful implementation of Computerized Physician order entry (CPOE) systems at all nursing sites.
Worked with Finance department to planned appropriate budget for resources and staffing.
Developed and reported on Quality improvement projects
Developed standard policy and procedures for all infusion sites
Collaborated with physicians and inpatient unit to address needs of terminally ill patients
Held monthly staff meetings and educational in-services
Implemented and planned for opening west breast cancer center to expand services to patients in western area of county.
Hired qualified chemotherapy nurses
Planned and implemented annual breast and cervical screening (Love yourself program) for low income patients
Developed department policy and procedures for patient safety
Implemented chemotherapy waste management system praised by Health department inspectors.
Attended Crew Resource Management workshop and implemented safety tools for nursing staff- Critical checklist by two RN's prior to dispensing chemotherapy
Collaborated with Social Workers on end of life discussions with patient's and families
Delivered chemotherapy safely and efficiently to oncology patients
Educated patients and families regarding chemotherapy process, drugs and side effects.
Participated in successful Joint Commission and American College of Surgeon site visits.
Worked in office setting prepared and administered chemotherapy
Obtained Radiology certification- developed and process X-rays
Educated patients and families regarding chemotherapy side effects
Worked with authorization staff to obtain authorizations for chemotherapy treatments
Rounded on patients with physicians
Monitored patient's vital signs and potential complications from treatments
Administered IV therapy, chemotherapy, blood products, growth factors pain medications
Discharge planning with social workers and families
Supported patient's and families during illness progression
Monitor patient vital signs / administered medicaions
Developed care plans for patients
Experienced Oncology Nurse, Excellent communicator
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