Washington State Board Certified Nurse with over 25 years of experience in all levels of patient care. With a belief of being pro-active instead of reactive in patient care, assessing and observing, and treating situations in a controlled manner before they become an emergency. A proven leader, that maintains a calm environment in the most difficult situations, mentoring others to improve their critical thinking skills, then utilizing them in patient care.
Current ACLS Certification according to the AHA standards.
Current BLS Instructor according to AHA standards
Skilled in use and monitoring of Intra-aortic balloon pump.
Skilled in use on Impella.
Able to recover patients post-op of all levels.
Electronic charting on Cerner.
Skilled in care of post Cath-lab patients, post MI, TTM.
Responsible for the direct supervision of community-based licensed nursing staff (LPN/LVN, RN), the Med Techs/CMAs (if required by State Regulations) and/or Lead Resident Care Associates and may also supervise Resident Care Coordinators and Supervisor, Resident Care.
Assigns and directs work of subordinates; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Provides training, supervision, and monitoring of associates in the administration of medications as described/allowedin Nurse Practice Act, to include auditing of medication administration records.
Provides training and education to resident care associates on an ongoing basis with classroom in-services, and situation-specific training.
Supervises the maintenance of resident charts and reviews documentation performed by care giving staff.
As described and allowed in the Nurse Practice Act, assesses health, functional and psycho-social status of residents, initiates individualized service plans, proactively manages care and services for each resident, evaluates effectiveness and maximizes the resident's opportunity to remain in their environment.
Manages the health care of residents, including the dissemination of information to families and associates. Ensures that family members are aware of resident's need for scheduled appointments.
Participates in pre-admission screening of prospective new residents. Assures that required documentation is completed prior to or upon resident admission, including nursing assessments, service plans, and other assigned forms. Updates assessments as required by policy and as described/allowed in Nurse Practice Act.
Performs on-site evaluations of residents admitted to alternate care environments for treatment, and maintains contact with resident families with the intent of returning resident to Brookdale.
Performs ongoing assessment/observation of residents' physical and psycho-social needs and coordinates with other departments to assure quality, proactive care.
Evaluates residents; documents changes in condition, and notifies executive director, physician, and resident's legally responsible party/family of resident's condition and reactions.
Communicates with physicians regarding residents' status and condition changes. Ensures residents are prepared for physician appointments, prepares Physician Visit Form and reviews and updates resident chart.
Facilitates continuity of care for those residents receiving home health care, hospice services, and other third party healthcare- related services.
Participates in or leads meetings relevant to resident care issues, such as Service Plan meetings, involving appropriate parties as needed.
Ensures in-house ancillary medical services such as podiatrist, doctor visits, dental visits, psych visits, lab, X-ray, ambulance, etc. are scheduled and followed through.
Participates in department quality improvement activities.
Assists in keeping the environment safe for associates to reduce the occurrence of Workers' Compensation claims by appropriately evaluating resident transfer and mobility needs and involving therapy services as indicated.
Shares on-call and manager on duty responsibilities/shifts as required.
AHA BLS instructor.
Current ACLS Certification
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