Gastroenterology Nurse, 06/2012 to Current Conway Medical Center – Conway, SC
Plans, implements and evaluates care for patient based on individual, specific patient needs and according to physician orders.
Documents care appropriately and fully.
Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of intravenous therapy, medication administration and effects, patient assessment, airway management, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and families, and other needed clinical competencies.
Telephone interviews of patients prior to surgery, checking charts prior to day of surgery.
Assists with management of patient during endoscopic procedure's to include moderate sedation.
Post anesthesia recovery, preoperative nursing assessment and admission.
Flex Nurse Staffing, 05/2011 to 06/2012 Waccamaw Community Hospital – Inlet, SC
Responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within a patient care unit and for the day-to-day management and supervision of the related clinical activities.
The focus is on independent, collaborative and delegated nursing functions as described in standards and competencies specific to the assigned service area.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills with a variety of health care workers.
Ability to function in a fast paced environment.
Flexibility within the workplace.
Endoscopy Department; Post anesthesia recovery, preoperative nursing assessment and admission.
Medical Disability Specialist, RN, 06/2008 to 05/2011 Veterans Administration – Huntington, WV
A high level security clearance position, requiring consistently and conscientiously exercising sound, equitable judgment in applying stated policies and laws to ensure accurate and timely decisions on Adjudication claims administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Decision-making responsibilities involve learning and applying laws, assuring proper analysis and making well-justified final decisions that provide the most comprehensive package of benefits based on the patients' chronic illness/disability and/or further complications of the disability.
Review and interpret medical information related to medically determinable impairment; to include physical, mental, and permanent/total impairment based on the whole-person and all body systems as established by medical evidence.
Performed assessment's and adjudication of the proper levels of disability to compensate both for the impact on quality of life and impairment in earnings capacity, providing an analysis of the descriptions ass.
Registered Nurse-PACT RN Care Coordinator, 05/2007 to 06/2008 Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Huntington, WV
Worked in partnership with an assigned group of patients and team members for care management.
Participated in the care of home health patients, rehabilitation patients and VA Community Nursing Home Program, along with the VA staff social worker to ensure plan of treatment, nursing home compliance with contract; identifying issues that occurs on a repetitive basis, and process improvement to identify trends and system gaps.
Coordinated with clinical and administrative professionals to assure high quality care is timely and appropriate.
Provided leadership in the application of the nursing process, identifying resources and critical factors for achieving desired outcomes.
Experience with electronic charting, VISTA/DCHP, BCMA and CPRS programs.
Emergency Room Staff Nurse, 06/2006 to 05/2007 VA Medical Center – Huntington, WV
Charge nurse Triage nurse as indicated Electronic charting Filled in for the nurse manager as indicated Care of emergent and non-emergent patients Basic wound care (wet to dry dressings; unna boots; ostomy care).
Staff Nurse (PRN), 11/2005 to 12/2007 Community Hospice Care Center – Ashland, KY
Provided palliative care and counsel to help reduce both the physical pain and emotional suffering of patients during their final stages of illness.
Provided low-tech and high touch, focusing on the right care at the right time.
Anticipated, prevented and relieved suffering by creating a personalized care plan, tailored to each patient's specific needs.
Assisted the patient's family member with a very difficult circumstance by providing information and support.
Staff Nurse, 11/2005 to 05/2006 Kings Daughters Medical Center – Ashland, KY
Charge nurse Electric charting Conducted an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs Performed therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care Cardiac care and cardiac monitoring Provided patient education as indicated.
Clinical Coordinator, 01/2000 to 01/2004 Mountain State Surgeons – Charleston, WV
Responsible for the successful management and operation of the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Also, responsible for providing physicians with all of the resources and services necessary to meet the needs of patients and meet the financial objectives of the organization.
Ensured confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and client facility staff Maintained budget and managed resources Staff development/education Monitored patient service feedback and contributed to the process of resolving complaints and service issues Established and maintained effective working relationships with vendors, employees, and physicians Employee schedules, delegation of responsibilities/assignments, and patient flow Marketing/Public Relations Ensured compliance of legal, ethical, professional, and practice policies and standards.
Diploma: National Institute of Technology -
Masters of Science: Nursing, Baccalaureate of Nursing, Kentucky Christian Uni -
Post-Master's Certificate program in Leadership and Management Certifications BLS certification ACLS certification :