Solution-oriented and versatile professional offering 17 years of medical experience. Registered Nurse specializing in managing care of patients in Infection Prevention, Educating family and professional healthcare workers, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Progressive Care, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Telemetry, Renal Transplant Surgery, Trauma, Wound Care, and Stroke. Persuasive communicator with engaging relationship style and skills in consultation and fostering positive relationships. Unique ability to communicate with people from diverse professional, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Medical Professional with 17 years' Clinical experience.
* Established significant affiliations with major teaching hospitals in Philadelphia.
* Ensure patient care and satisfaction is afforded highest attention and priority.
* Successfully build and maintain key professional relationships.
* Quick study in new technology.
* Proven success in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
* Highest level of integrity and work ethics.
* Proficient in Windows Vista, XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, IPAC
Kindred Hospital-HavertownHavertown, PAInfection Control Practitioner
To identify, prevent, and control outbreaks of infection in the health care setting and the community.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse consult with physicians, managers, and staff for the management of infectious and/or immuno-suppressed patients.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN implement an effective hospital-wide infection control program in keeping with Centers for Disease Control (CDC), JCAHO, and other regulatory agencies.
The Infection Control / Employee Health Nurse / RN direct all functions of the Employee Health program.
An active member of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Attended Infection Prevention Academy in 2014, hosted by APIC.
Provide professional guidance for nursing personnel, manage disciplinary issues, prepare administrative reports, review staffing and budgetary needs, and integrate Nursing Services functions with other hospital departments.
The Supervisor participates in program development and training for nurse-recruitment activities and assists with continuing education programs.
American Red CrossPhiladelphia, PARN Evaluator
This position oversees skills testing for nurse assistant candidates and is responsible for evaluating candidate competency in accordance with the state laws.
Major Tasks Performed: accurately evaluates nurse assistant candidate's performance using the format prescribed by the state, maintains confidentiality, test security, and quality assurance according to the program requirements, completes and maintains confidential, accurate and complete records and reports as required by state and federal regulations and American Red Cross policy, and successfully
manages operation of test site.
Visiting Nurse of Greater PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PARN Case Manager
Implement professional nursing principles, practices, and techniques for Community Health Nursing Practices.
Plans and manages care delivery for assigned caseload in collaboration with Patient Care Managers, assessing daily needs, and prioritizing service on the basis of patient's health needs.
Saint Agnes Long Term Acute Care FacilityPhiladelphia, PARegistered Nurse
Functional capacity: managing patients who need Critical Care attention, but not requiring ICU supervision.
Wound Vac management, and intravenous infusion therapy.
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PARegistered Nurse
Functional capacity: assigned to Intensive Care patients: surgical and medical caring for patients recovering from cardio-thoracic surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
Certified in Aortic balloon pump, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Transfusion Care, and Ventricular Assisted Devices (VADS), and life support and critical care monitoring.
Thomas Jefferson HospitalPhiladelphia, PARegistered Nurse
Functional capacity: assigned to Neuro- Intensive Care and Stroke unit.
Functional capacity: working as a professional Registered Nurse in different specialty units: Intensive Care, Progressive Care, Medical Surgical, Emergency Room, and Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH).
Waminster HospitalWarminster, PARegistered Nurse
Functional capacity: assigned to Progressive Care Units/Intensive Care Unit caring for critical care patients in cardiac and renal crisis.
Hahnemann University HospitalPhiladelphia, PARegistered Nurse
assigned to 48 bed Surgical Trauma unit.
Certified in Trauma, Renal Transplant, and Telemetry monitoring.
Education and Training
Villanova UniversityMaster of Science: Nursing -Nursing EducationNursing -Nursing Education
Drexel UniversityMaster of Science: Nursing-Nurse PractitionerNursing-Nurse Practitioner
Drexel UniversityBachelor's of Science: NursingNursing
Frankford Nursing SchoolNursing Diploma
West Chester UniversityPublic HealthPublic Health
Lincoln UniversityLiberal ArtsLiberal Arts
Commissioned as First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.
Assigned to 48th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Commissioned date: August 9, 2009
Military Discharge: April 1, 2013 received an Honorable Discharge
National League for Nursing (NLN): member ID 520089
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC): member ID 158742.
APIC Chapter: MEMCHAP/Delaware Valley & Philadelphia
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society: Inducted October 30, 2016 Alpha Nu Chapter @ Villanova University.
Acute Care, administrative, Community Health, Critical Care, delivery, Epidemiology, Functional, Infection Control, life support, managing, Nursing, Patient Care, personnel, program development, quality assurance, recruitment, staffing, Supervisor, supervision, surgery, Telemetry, therapy, Trauma
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Nurses License: RN 530749L
ACLS Certified: Active
BLS Certified: Active