Registered nurse with 23+ years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing excellent patient care. Additional expertise includes healthcare education and infection prevention and control standards. Seeking nursing faculty position in an institution focused on high quality education.
Unrestricted multi state nursing license
Basic Life Support Certification
Responsible for daily culture review and mandatory reporting. Performed surveillance for hospital acquired infections. Presented data to physicians and multidisciplinary committee. Reviewed literature for evidence based practice and recommended practice changes to workgroups and leadership. Educated new employees and volunteers in infection prevention and control principles and policies. Served as resource for employees, volunteers, patients, families, and community on infection prevention and control standards. Served on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention workgroup, Surgical Care Improvement Project Committee, Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, and Infection Control Committee. Served as preceptor for new employees and nursing students. Member of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Provided classroom instruction and activities for students in fluid and electrolytes, acid base balance, renal system and dosage calculation. Provided clinical instruction for nursing students, evaluated clinical learning objectives, graded all clinical written work, and advised and mentored students. Served on college Admissions and Standards Committee, Nursing Faculty Search Committee, and Nursing Evaluation Committee. Also served as adjunct faculty and clinical nurse associate from January 2010-September 2011.
Provided quality nursing care in coronary care unit and acute hemodialysis unit. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine needed patient care. Developed and presented in-services for nursing staff. Contracted to Jackson State Community College as clinical faculty in September 2004.
Provided quality dialysis treatments, served as charge nurse and preceptor, prepared and performed inservices, performed quality assurance data collection and trending, assisted with inventory and ordering supplies. Recipient of Above and Beyond Call of Duty Award-2001. Continued to work as needed in 2004.
Supervised 12-15 home health aides, scheduled patient visits, trained new home health aides, prepared recertifications, and performed home visits and admissions to agency.
Provided weekend supervision in long term care facility. Updated infection control records. Created and revised resident care plans. Served as resource for nursing and ancillary staff. Assisted with resident care when needed.
Performed as staff nurse and charge nurse on 35-bed cardiac, renal, and respiratory unit. Provided high quality, total patient care to critically-ill patients. Served on Nurse-Physician Liaison Committee. Recipient of Frist Humanitarian Award 1992.
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