Highly motivated healthcare professional with more than 20 years of diverse experience including case management, discharge teaching, utilization review, clinical and mental health nursing. Experienced in providing high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Excellent management and leadership abilities that's enhanced with exceptional interpersonal, customer service and decision making capabilities. Computer skilled, managing heavy daily patient volume including telephone triage, appointment scheduling, and patient referrals. Proficient in all documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality. I am a passionate professional able to effectively prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
State of Illinois Registered Professional Nurse since 1994
Certified RN Trainer since 2012
level of autonomy
critical care nurse
High level of autonomy
Acute care expertise
Strong clinical judgment
Disease prevention and intervention specialist
Diabetes and nutrition educator
Well versed Heart Failure educator
06/2012 to Current
Float Pool RNNorthwestern Memorial Hospital － Chicago, IL As
a registered professional nurse I am accountable for
the provision and coordination of clinically competent care, this
includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. As a
member of the clinical care team, I participate in
decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, research and quality
improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and unit
operations. I performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for inpatient care. I am responsible for primary care, case management and medication management for my patients.
01/2012 to 01/2013
RN Trainer/ConsultantTrinity Services － New Lenox, ILIn this position I provided 24 hour on-call nursing consultative services for the intellectually disabled population in Cila homes. I developed medication programs in accordance with state regulations for the administration of medications for direct care staff. I engineered a tracking system to ensure that all required examinations were performed within 14 days of the due date. I performed quality assurance to ensure the supporting diagnoses, medication dosage is within the acceptable range and there are no serious adverse effects were noted in Cila home residents. Assisted with the development of policies and procedures as needed. Served as the main identifier of annual fiscal needs of the nursing department.
03/2009 to 08/2011
Critical Care RNIngalls Memorial Hospital － Harvey, IL
as a direct patient care provider to medically fragile and critically
ill patients. Initiated Advanced Cardiac Life Support as necessary.
Responded to rapid responses, cardiac and respiratory arrests as lead
RN. Recovered patients directly from surgery during off shifts.
Participated in multidisciplinary team meetings to determine the most
appropriate treatment plans for patients.
05/2002 to 06/2012
In- House Registry RNLittle Company of Mary Hospital － Evergreen Park, IL
with hospital to provide direct patient care on oncology,
medical/surgical, orthopedics, telemetry, psychiatric, and palliative
care units. Collaborate with healthcare team to improve patient
outcomes with evidence based care that is cost effective. Consult
with physicians to develop improved methods of care for patients not
responding to current plans. Facilitate complete patient recovery by
teaching home care instructions to patients and families.
06/2001 to 07/2003
RN-WeekenderIngalls Memorial Hospital － Harvey, IL
as a direct patient care provider to monitored patients. Utilized
the nursing process to facilitate and expedite the care of patients.
As a rotating charge RN, supervised 10-12 nurses and CNA
successfully. Educated patients and families on upcoming cardiac
interventions. Performed 24 hour chart audits to ensure compliance
with state and federal regulations.
02/1999 to 05/2001
Telemetry Charge RNProvident Hospital of Cook County － Chicago, IL
as a mentor and educator on a busy 32 bed telemetry unit. I worked
interdependently with all disciplines of the healthcare team to
expedite patients\' hospitalization. Delegated tasks to the
appropriate personnel according to their known capabilities.
Performed quality assurance to ensure that the unit was meeting state
and federal regulations. Acted as an agent of change to increase
morale on the unit.
05/1997 to 09/1999
Staff Nurse on SNF unitSt. Joseph Hospital － Chicago, IL
team to provide quality patient care. Educated patient and families
in all aspects of personal home care including disease process,
treatments and medications. Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 patients per shift.
08/1994 to 05/1997
Registry Psychiatric RNChicago Lakeshore Hospital － Chicago, IL
as a dedicated mental health care provider, assisting clients to
regain or improve their coping abilities and prevent further
disability. During my time there I worked on adult, adolescent, child
and chemical dependency units. The interventions I provided for
these clients focused on health promotion, preventive management of a
therapeutic environment; administering and monitoring
psychobiological treatment regimens; crisis intervention, counseling
and case management.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: BSN Olivet Nazarene University － Bourbonnais, IL, USA
Associate of Applied Science: ADNHarry S. Truman College － Chicago, IL, USA
MSN FNP candidateOlivet Nazarene University － Bourbonnais, IL, USA