Compassionate Gastroenterology RN with 8 years of exceptional clinical and leadership skills. Competent in basic and interventional GI cases. Comfortable in fast-paced environment and able to critically think in emergent situations.Successful in managing time, prioritizing tasks and a quick learner.Additional expertise includes management and staff supervision.
Registered Nurse in the State of California License number 688152
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Jan 2014 to 2016
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification July 2012-2014
CGRN Certified in Gastroenterology
Provide safe nursing care to GI outpatients and inpatients: assist in the admission process of assessing patients and IV starts in pre-op; discharge of patients after meeting baseline Aldrete score; procedural nurse administering conscious sedation; monitoring vitals signs. Knowledgeable in EGD/ Colonscopies: biopsies, snares, dilation (balloons, Maloney/ Savory). PEG placements/ removal, foreign body removals, control of bleeding; band ligations (RBL and variceal), capsule endoscopy, BRAVO study, BARRX system. Assist and circulate in EUS/ ERCP; familiar with anorectal/ esophageal manometry. Provide bedside care in the OR, ER and Intensive Care Units during on-call hours. Act as Relief Charge RN when needed. Recipient of the Daisy Award 2010.
Manage and supervise a 15-staff clinical team in a 3 Suite Outpatient Endoscopy Center following the AAAHC/ CMS guidelines; patient safety and infection control guidelines. DIrect the staff schedule to efficiently deliver quality patient care to approximately 36 patients per day. Provide competency training to staff and new hires. Execute staff performance evaluations, disciplinary actions and job improvement plans. Flexible in all areas as a working charge RN to aid"patient flow" in pre-op, procedure (conscious sedation, assist as a technician) and in recovery.
Provide quality care with a team approach with a LVN and CNA. Nursing assessment, patient acuity, delegation of nursing assignments IV and oral medication administration, blood transfusion. Familiar with care of ventilator dependent patients. Able to pre-op, circulate, and recovery Surgical Cases. Monitor twenty-four bed telemetries on Medical Surgical and Telemetry Floors; interpreting telemetry strips reporting to RN staff. Transcribing physicians' in a precise and timely manner. Manage nursing staff schedules following Hospital Acuity Guidelines for Nursing Productivity hours per JCAHO and Title XXII. Assist physicians in surgical procedures invasive and non-invasive (tracheostomy, exploratory laps, cholecystectomy, wound debridements, basic amputations, plastic surgeries, bone marrow biopsies, bedside percutaneous trach) and GI lab procedures maintaining sterile technique and preparations of sterilizing surgical equipment.
Vice President of Nursing Class of 2006
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