Dedicated and patient-focused Registered Nurse with proven strengths in time management, effective communication skills and the ability to multi-task in stressful situations. Pursuing my Masters Degree in Information Systems Management with a current 3.9 GPA with an expected graduation of January 2016. My passion is the integration of the EMR into the Nursing Practice with a focus of keeping the nurse mobile and promoting a patient and family centered care work environment. My knowledge and skills from continued education, 4 years of experience in Nursing Informatics, and 14 years in health care has built the foundation of my career.
NC Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse
State of North Carolina, Emergency Medical Technician
CPR, BLS Instructor
Up to 8 patient assignments, caring for general medical and oncology patients. Providing care during initial assessments, discharge planning and working with case management. Working directly with Registered Nurse in planning and executing excellent patient care with effective communication with several health care disciplines. Exhibit motivation and dedication by providing the highest quality of care to each patient.
Provided care for patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure/complaints, drug overdoses, acute alcohol ingestion, and gastrointestinal bleeds. Acquired and recorded patient information.
Administered TNKase, TPA, and other thrombolytics. Worked with ventilators and critical care patients until bed availability. Managed flow within the department and assisted other employees in managing the flow of the department. Precepted new graduates and traveling nurses to the facility. Contributed substantially to successful JCAHO accreditation within the department. Promoted effective communications between ancillary staff members and licensed staff.
Assisted with patient care at the volunteer level. Performed basic EMT-B duties such as managing airways, monitoring vital signs, expediting care to local facilities. Participated in continuing education and squad work detail.
Compile and analyze and present all data for the ECC including metrix, and state mandated data. Work closely within the management team to assist with all day to day activities such as scheduling, team building and patient rounding. Review all cultures, labs and x-rays and follow up with all patients on abnormal problems to ensure follow up. Help manage billing and charge capture for all ECC accounts. Work closely with ECC Physicians to ensure proper follow up for patients and improve physician satisfaction through effective communication.
Builds, maintains, and reviews First Net, EMR on a daily basis. Works with physicians and clinical staff to implement changes in EMR. Builds power plans, order sets, and orders specifically catered to the Emergency Department. Assists in education to physicians and clinical staff on EMR and COPE implementation. Liason between clinical systems and management team to implement and help implement changes. Reviews daily, monthly and yearly charge capture and billing for emergency department processes. Works with the charge capture specialists and gives on-going training for proper charge capture.
Coordinates supplies with charging and assists with capturing charge by documentation. Reviews and analyzes financial reporting for the emergency department.
Maintenance and implementation of First Net for the emergency department. Oversight of Charge Capture Specialists and charge capture in the emergency department as it relates to the EMR. Building and adapting ED documentation to facilitate positive nursing experience. Instructing all new employees on First Net and proper EMR documentation. Participated in upgrades and was the project lead for complete restructure of ED EMR documentation to facilitate charge by documentation for the emergency department.
Maintain and manage EMR with primary focus on ED. Experience with Eclipsys/Allscripts, PowerChart, FirstNet and CareAware. Project Manager for CareAware Connect Technology. Leader in managing alert and alarm maintenance and analytics. Continued data and analytics for various departments within the organization.
Associates Degree Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Expected Graduation January 2016
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