Registered Nurse with 19 years of experience from the bedside in geriatric care to acute critical care. Core values are integrity, compassion, accountability, and teamwork. Strong clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. Great with interpersonal skills and communication. Maintain a solid reputation in achieving high levels of quality and patient satisfaction. Skilled at creating a collaborative, highly engaged environment inspiring a passion for nursing.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification <1995 to="" present="">
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) <2000 to="" present="">
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) <2009 to="" present="">
Registered Nurse-Compact State-L1234562009>2000>1995>
Supervised 40 other practitioners and employees, led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations.
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met.
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.Managed team of medical support personnel.Provided necessary health education training for patients.Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Created and maintained all absentee calendars, agency nurse schedules and staff meeting minutes.Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
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