Results driven, focused Registered Nurse with 10 years Management experience in Radiology with strong organizational and critical thinking skills. Extensive, diverse clinical background including 11 years of Critical Care experience. Proven leader with accomplishments of reversing under performing operations through process improvement, cost cutting initiatives and ensuring optimum patient care and improved employee satisfaction. Initiatives are goal oriented with a strong commitment to collaborative practice and focus on team building.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS) 2014 -2016
Basic Life Support ( BLS) 2014-2016
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research 2013
Responsible for planning and comprehensive operations of two departments on a 24 hour basis. Ensure that all internal and external regulatory requirements are met and budgetary constraints are maintained. Utilize clinical and management expertise to enhance patient care through process improvement, establishment of protocols and policies and define appropriate scope of practice for staff.
Designed creative staffing model for Rad Nursing that eliminated excess overtime by 20 hours each week.
Increased employee satisfaction scores from 0% to 78% through focused process improvement process.
Revised and updated all necessary processes to include educating staff with results of having 2 successful Joint Commission surveys in IR.
Restructured IR tech role from Tech Specialist to Lead role with cost savings of $10,000/yr in addition to increased role clarity for staff.
Key role in development, design and planning of new CV center for past two years.
Active member of several hospital committees to include: policy committee, safety steering committee and co-chair of monthly quality monitoring day for inpatient and outpatient areas.
Major participant in development and implementation of a process to improve interventional referrals to radiology department.
Responsible for all HR related activities of the departments.
Direct report to the Director of Radiology. No Nurse Manager for this department.
Responsible for all management/administrative oversight for 13 radiology nurses. The scope of their practice included CT, Nuclear Medicine, IR, MRI and all pediatric patients requiring sedation in those departments.
Responsible for daily service delivery and coordination of patient care
within the department as well as staff development/education for nurses.
Established and coordinated a successful program of collaborative practice for pediatric patients between anesthesia, rad nursing and post anesthesia nursing to improve the delivery of care to this population.
Implemented standards for point of care testing and standardized all POC equipment.
Initiated a self-scheduling model for nursing staff that improved employee satisfaction.
Developed nursing protocol/policy manual in collaboration with Chiefs and Chairman of Radiology reflecting current standards of practice.
Established staff competencies that accurately reflected job description and current practice.
Initiated several monthly audits for quality and compliance measurements.
Updated and standardized all forms for department
Member of sedation committee, quality committee, forms committee and unit based Joint Commission audit team for Cardiovascular Nursing for adults and pediatrics.
Maintained clinical practice in all areas of Radiology Nursing in addition to Management responsibilities and oversight and coordination of IR suites.
Responsible for direct care of all adult and pediatric patients undergoing procedures in IR, CT, Nuclear Medicine and MRI. Responsibilities include administration of procedural sedation, pre/post assessment, manage anaphylaxis and respond to emergencies within the department.
Function in fast paced, high stress environment requiring critical thinking skills, ability to rapidly problem solve and care for a diverse, challenging population of patients while maintaining safe standards of practice and meet patients needs.
Manage multiple priorities and critical patients within the radiology department.
Direct nursing care of a highly complex patient population with multiple medical disorders including cardiac.
Manage hemodynamic status and respiratory failure.
Administer CVVH to select population.
Patient population mix included but not limited to bone marrow transplants, patients with acute neurological challenges, trauma patients, multiple organ failure and oncology patients.
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