I am a nurse for 11 years. I began working in nursing while I was in school in a Cardiac Care Unit that later joined with an Intensive Care Unit which I worked for two years. During those two years I was educated on telemetry reading, intensive care nursing assessments, working with all disciplines to arrange and coordinate care, advanced life support training, EKG trianing, organ, eye and tissue donor requestor training.
After school I moved to Idaho where I passed my boards and in a small town there were not very many places to work without experience. I started in the smal nursing home that was not far from my home. There I began as a floor nurse and worked all shifts, I work well as a team member and I LOVE developing cohesive team relationships. I was asked after a year and a half to apply for the MDS coordinator opening which was perfect as I love learning new aspects of my career and job. I completed that for a year when I was asked to apply for the Assistant Director of Nursing position. During this time I continued to work closely with my team and earned a National corporate education award. After being the ADON for about a year I stepped down from the ADON position and pursued looking for something different as I was getting burned out and not seeing my family very much. I stayed working part- time as the education coordinator and worked the floor at times also.
I got an interview at the local state correectional facility where I accepted a full-time nursing position working all shifts there were. After being there for two years I was instructed to apply for the RN Supervisor role which I performed until I left in OCtober of 2015.
I left because I was recruited by my old supervisor at the prison for a job in a small jail in St. Helens that she thought would work for me very well. I accepted the position.
A few of the strengths that I have are that I am very good at building cohesive team relationships even with difficult histories. I am an advocate for education and love to get my hands on learning for myself, peers, other staff, patients, families, etc.
I am a strong team member and love to follow the rules to the best that I have been educated with. I am not afraid of change in fact I embrace it as I always choose to perform at the best standards there are and understand the different audits that can come at a facility to include from building level, to county, state and federal levels as I have been involved in many during my years as nurse.
I am always finding ways to build knowledge and learn more by self taught, books, or going to trainings, seminars, or conferences.
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