27+years as Registered Nurse focusing on skilled care of patients with chronic and acute conditions.
Strong management and training responsibilities in a nursing care environment.
Hospital experience with a background in Neurological ICU, ICU, Medical/Surgery and Cardiology nursing.
Home health and Hospice care experience.
Acute and rehabilitative care
Home Health care experience
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Intensive Care and Open Heart Unit experience
IV drug therapy management
Successful treatment/care of wounds
Patient and family teaching
Excellent time management skills
Committed to compliance reporting
Provide 1:1 home health care for clients in home and facility locations. Nursing care for clients recently discharged from hospital to home with long and short term care needs. Care to include from young to elderly clients. Use of all of my RN nursing care skills is provided. Teaching clients, personal care givers and family care providers skills for the proper care of the client. Keeping in close contact with office personnel. Ensuring excellent communication with all team members is in place.
Night Supervisor and floor nurse of a 120 bed facility then stepped up to position of Unit manager. Direct patient care and supervisory skills utilized. Unit management to include monitoring of all nursing staff duties, skills, documentation and their care provided to clients on unit. Attended multiple skin, weight, safety/fall and careplan meetings. Actively participated in morning compliance meetings. Provided unit-based inservices for updated quality assurance.
Performed all RN duties for 4-7 ICU step-down unit patients during 12 hour shift. Assessments, medications, treatments and total patient care provided. Duties to include but not limited to: All blood draws, transfusion of blood products, TPN, lipids, antibiotics, other special mixes and standard IV therapies. Experience in multiple IV accesses. Provided care for patients with tracheotomies and ventilator care. Wound care to include wound vac knowledge. Skilled charting and Physician communication via paper and computer.
[Rehired] Resumed all floor nursing duties. To include but not limited to: Direct patient care,assessments,treatments,medications and documentation of all patient care. Initiate and revise plans of care to include admissions and discharges. Provide quality nursing care in accordance with patient care policies and procedures.
Excellent RN Supervisory skills. Compliance reporting, conferences, decision-making and documentation. Direct patient care and communication and primary care givers. Excellent time management skills and attendance.
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