Experienced acute care nurse with 22 years total nursing experience, the last 16 years in the Emergency Room seeking to leverage my skill and professionalism to transitioninto a Public Health Nurse position.
Strong clinical judgment
Qualified lab result evaluator
Patient counseling professional
Palliative care awareness
Diabetes and nutrition educator
High level of autonomy
Problem resolution capability
Professional bedside manner
Patient and family advocacy
Venipuncture/blood draw expert
Chest pain management expert
Insulin medication assistance
Thorough physical assessments
Hospice philosophy understanding
Qualified Emergency nurse
Acute care expertise
Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
Emergency Room RN2001 - Current Maui Memorial Medical CenterWailuku, HAWAII
16 years experience of all aspects of Emergency Nursing care for the neonate to geriatric at a busy Level 3 Trauma Center.
Charge Nurse responsible for 31 bed Emergency Room. Effectively oversaw and managed 12 RN's, 5 techs and various support staff. Directed flow of the department and directed urgent patient care activities to Physicians.
Special Assignment as Temporary Assignment to Assistant Nurse Manager
Senior Nurse responsible for mentoring new staff and Grad RNs.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Proficient at IV starts, foleys, CVL monitoring, medication administration.
12 lead EKG interpretation.
Conducted continuous patient monitoring. Ensured external follow-up where required utilizing Maui's community resources to our diverse population with multiple chronic diagnoses as well as to our island's visitors.
Reporting of infectious diseases.
Telemetry RN1996 - 2001 Maui Memorial Medical CenterWailuku, Hawaii
Telemetry RN, including Charge Nurse assignment on a busy 24 bed Telemetry ward.
Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability. Responsible during night shift for care of up to 10 patients.
Ensured effective patient care delivery with desired patient outcomes, while monitoring continuous electrocardiograms for changes and lethal arrhythmias.
Assessment and provider of patient education tailored to each patients individual need.
Associate of Science: Nursing1995 University of Hawaii, Maui Campus
Recipient of Maui Nurses Scholarship
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts1988 University of Hawaii Maui Campus
Emergency Nurses Association ENA member
Registered Nurse in Hawaii, License number 42760, expires 6/2019