Knowledgeable Clinical Nursing Instructor with over 22 years of combined experience in acute care nursing, case management, and nurse education. Experienced nursing professional with proven teaching expertise and devotion to building up new nurses with skills necessary to excel in today's healthcare settings. Experienced in hands-on training during clinical nursing rotations and lecture instruction. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Top-notch clinical expertise, sound judgment and strengths in workflow optimization, time management and strategic planning. Vigilant and conscientious about isolating and resolving concerns. Adept at working closely with doctors and nurses to provide excellent patient care. Observant Clinical Instructor experienced in teaching nursing skills and clinical courses. Prepared to bring talent, expertise and leadership to RN nursing programs.
Provide both lecture-based and clinical instruction to students in patient care practices. Train students on how to work as part of a medical team in hospital settings. Orient and provide instruction to students during clinical rotations. Oversee clinical environments to help students advance knowledge and abilities. Educate nursing students on successful methods for performing thorough patient assessments, medication administration, and providing healthcare treatments following the nursing process. Observe student behavior and develop behavioral interventions. Prepare training materials and instructional strategies to track student progress, accurately report skills and conduct competency assessments. Contribute educational and clinical expertise to help optimize training courses and boost student learning. Support student educational and vocational planning to help each optimize learning strategies and reap long-term career benefits.
Provided skilled medical care for adults and pediatric patients. Provided primary care, assessments, and management of patients with disabilities and chronic illness. Responsible for patient assessments and implementation of clinical care plans, distribution of medications, assistance with ADL's, meal preparation/ feeding, medical therapies, mobility and transfers, Worked with an interdisciplinary healthcare team to develop and manage nursing care plans as well as instructing patients and their families in proper treatment, helping individuals take steps to improve or maintain health. Accurately documented all elements of nursing care.
Supervised utilization review, care coordination, and discharge planning for patients in the acute care setting. Assessed case management and post hospital health care needs of patients and formulated a discharge plan in consultation with the patient/family, physicians, and other healthcare team members. Actively participated in interdisciplinary discharge planning rounds. Communicated with physicians and interdisciplinary health team members to provide continuity of patient care. Recommended specific patient teaching to take place prior to discharge. Made referrals for home health professional services and skilled nursing facilities. Documented case management and discharge planning activities in the patient record. Communicated and consulted with attending physicians and other healthcare professionals about utilization, quality of care issues, cost and reimbursement. Identified care needs of patients and coordinated responses based on physician advice, insurance limitations and procedural costs. Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in patient's needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed. Took an active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to question and concerns. Negotiated with suppliers and vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services. Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk patients. Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
Registered Nurse in the State of California, License #541406
Public Health Nurse Certification in the State of California, Certification #545553
BLS certified through American Heart Association
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