Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Ability to multi-tasks
Coordinates and manages staff resources to meet changing institutional and patient needs.
Allocates available resources to promote safe, efficient, and quality patient care.
Prioritize and directs admissions, transfers, discharges, and general flow of patients in the unit.
Assigns nurses and support staff to patients.
Provides leadership in the application of nursing process to patient care.
Observes and evaluates the quality of nursing care provided including inter-disciplinary rounds and reviewing nursing documentation in clinical records.
leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues with patients and
staff, including initiating and participating in ethical consultations. Assists
unit manager in creating staff schedules and informing staff of changes to
protocol. Initiates inter-disciplinary
projects to improve care. Functions as a
resource person for the staff. Functions as a member of the hospital's Cardiac
Arrest and Rapid Response Team. Provide direct patient care to an assigned
group of patients as needed and adapt during emergencies.
Concurrent position with ICU Charge Nurse
Cross-trained in Step-down Unit, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Specialty Labs, and Emergency Department (Level III).
Provided care to medical, cardiac, and surgical critical care patients with varied diagnoses such as status post cardio-pulmonary arrests, myocardial infarctions, GI bleed, hepatic failure, renal failure, post-cardiac catheterization and interventional radiology procedures, and post-operative patients.
Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team to provide high quality and evidence -based care to patients.
Skilled in management of hemodynamic lines such as PA catheters, IABP, CCO, and Impella.
Skilled and certified in management of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Intra-osseous (IO) cannulation.
Proficient in computerized charting (CPRS, BCMA, VISTA) and MS Office.
Excellent time-management and critical thinking skills.
VA Nurse of the Year - 2006
VA Secretary - Excellence in Nursing Award 2006
American Association of Critical Care Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (Nursing)
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