To obtain a Manager of Clinical Operations position in the high acuity Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health that provides elite, outstanding, and advanced evidence-based medical and nursing care for some of the most critically ill and unstable neonates in the country. While in the role of Manager of Clinical Operations in the NICU, I want to apply my heartfelt compassion, leadership skills, vast knowledge base, and comprehensive clinical background and expertise as a NICU nurse and ECMO clinician in order to improve operations, increase profitability, enhance unit and employee growth, and improve unit moral. Additionally, I want to exude professionalism in all that I do and motivate and encourage unit productivity, while aligning myself and the NICU with the values clearly demonstrated by Riley Hospital for Children that translates into patient safety and improved outcomes for the vulnerable population at hand. Expert in the area of NICU nursing with 10.5 years of comprehensive experience in this nursing specialty Expert in the area of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with 6 years of experience in this nursing specialty Strong advocate for patient rights and continually striving to understand and fulfill families wants, concerns, and educational needs through the family-centered care model Personable with a positive attitude; interfaces well with patients, families, and members of the multi-disciplinary in order to build and establish effective working relationships with others Able to direct and guide patient care as a bedside NICU RN and when in the ECMO clinician role Able to support, lead, and mentor all types of employees and fellow colleagues Able to effectively communicate with others and posses great public relation and customer service skills Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team Hardworking, dedicated, goal oriented, perseverant, energetic, and compassionate employee who is fully committed to this organization Demonstrates a sense of pride, ownership, and accountability regarding my work at hand Exudes professionalism in all encounters and situations Team player and able to cultivate a positive working environment entailing fostering team work and effective relationship building Great prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills; highly organized individual who is very through and succinct in my work and possess the ability to delegate appropriately Flexible and easily adaptable to change in work environment and work schedule Possess critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified evidence-based patient care Able to analytically problem solve and effectively deal with conflict resolution and issues at hand Able to reason, synthesize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate subjective and objective data Able to take initiative and meet the objectives and goals set forth in a timely and organized manner Very quick learner possessing a zest and passion for learning the administrative and leadership realm Open to constructive criticism and feedback in order to learn, grow, and better myself and my professional endeavors Aware of and up to date on Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health's organizational and NICU based policies, procedures, and standards of practice Works closely with ECMO clinical manager and NICU charge nurses when in the ECMO clinician role in order to facilitate safe and appropriately matched skill level of ECMO technical specialist to patient acuity for staffing proposes Never afraid to ask for help or advice from fellow colleagues
05/2008 to Current
ECMO Clinican and Technical SpecialistRiley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health – Indianapolis, IN
Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the mutli-disiplinary team to provided elite quality care of VA and VV ECMO patients in the Riley NICU, PICU, CVICU, and OR
Aids in the surgical process of initiating and discontinuing ECMO support as an ECMO clinician
Ensures the safe management of physiologic functions by monitoring the necessary paramters on the ECMO circuit
Provides care for ECMO patients in the OR during surgical procedures Able to perform ECMO technical specialist responsibilities in accordance with hospital policies, procedures and standards of practice Able to recognize, intervene, and make changes on ECMO circuit when necessary and in a timely organized manner Provides family centered care and updates families of ECMO patients.
08/2004 to Current
NICU Registered NurseRiley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health – Indianapolis, IN
Provides elite care for unstable critically ill infants, feeder growers, premature infants, infants with cardiac anomalies, post-op infants, etc Works cooperatively and collaboratively with fellow nurses, medical doctors, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and other staff members to provide quality evidence-based infant care and give assistance when needed Performs clinical skills in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and standards of practice Interacts with applicable departments regarding infant care and issues Monitors and assess infant status and notifies medical doctor/neonatal nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist of clinical changes Performs electronic charting of infant assessments, vital signs, status, medications, and intravenous fluids Manages multiple invasive lines (CVLs, PICC Lines, UVC, UAC, Tibial & Radial Arterial Lines, etc) and continuous drip infusions (Dopamine, Dobutamine, PGEs, Epinephrine, Morphine, Versed, Fentanyl, etc.) Involved in code situations (chest compression, code drugs, bag and mask ventilation, etc) Administers medications, intravenous fluids, breast milk, and blood products according to the five rights Provides adequate pain control and sedation Provides care for conventional ventilator, high frequency oscillator ventilator, high frequency jet ventilator, and inhaled nitric oxide dependent infants Assists with intubation and extubation process Assists with surgical procedures and line placements done at the bedside on the unit Obtains ordered labs via heel stick, arterial stick, or lines and performs IV starts Travels off the unit with vented and non-vented infants for procedures/tests Performs admissions of infants to the unit via transport Performs discharge teaching with patient's families Delivers family centered care and family education.
Masters of Science: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN GPA: GPA: 4.0/4.0Neonatal Nurse Practitioner GPA: 4.0/4.0
Bachelor of Science: Riley Hospital forChildren -
NursingBall State University - Muncie, Indiana GPA: GPA: 3.417/4.0Nursing GPA: 3.417/4.0
ECMO Technical Specialist CPR certification-Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association NRP provider, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association S.T.A.B.L.E. certification Honors/Committees (past and present): Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Rho Chapter, Ball State University Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Epsilon Chapter, University of Indianapolis National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Red Shoe Award Recipient at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Riley NICU Team Lead for Simon Family Tower 5S Team Riley NICU Design Team for Simon Family Tower Riley NICU Peer Interview Committee Co-Chair of Riley NICU Peer Review Committee Co-Chair of Indiana University Health NICU Wide Professional Clinical Practice Council Riley NICU Professional Clinical Practice Council Indiana University Health Pediatric Transport Professional Clinical Practice Council Riley NICU Coordinating Council Co-Chair Riley NICU Newbie's Council Riley NICU Team Leader/Mentor Riley NICU Preceptor Riley Hospital for Children Indiana Organ Procurement Organization Donor Council Care Mobile and Clinview Super User NRP Hospital Based Instructor Automotive Safety Resource Nurse
Works, Monitors, policies, quality, teaching
Registered Nurse in the state of Indiana-License #:28161561A