Dedicated registered nurse looking to fulfill a Clinical Nurse Leader role which includes organizational and systems leadership. Professional history includes the responsibility of a Clinical Coordinator of a medical surgical unit, clinical experience as a Critical Care Nurse, and currently as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for critical and acute care nurses.
Responsible for for the education and competency assessment of 180 RNs in the critical care, progressive care, and dialysis units. Coordinated and instructed 216 RNs in the preceptor program as well as assisting monthly in new employee orientation. Implemented, coordinated, and provided instruction to 9 RNS in an 8 week critical care orientation program using a combination of didactic, simulation, and unit preceptorship. Instructs the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) for both ICU and PCU RNs, along with medical students and residents using high-fidelity simulator and case scenarios. Chair of the Nursing Research Committee and is engaged in policy research and implementation.
Bedside nurse in Medical Intensive Care Unit. Instrumental in the creation of Code Calm and the provision of a Comfort Cart for grieving families while on Critical Care Council. Developed Code Blue assessment sheet for review of event and compliance with AHA gold standards. Developed a delirium assessment and prevention protocol with education for Intensive Care RNs. Assisted with EPIC Build of CAM-ICU. Proficient with cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, medication administration, and current best practices. Responded to Rapid Response and Code Blue calls, precepted new RN employees and future RN's from nursing schools. Volunteered in summer enrichment program at local high school for students interested in medical careers.
Coordinated front office for Physician. Worked with insurance companies to obtain approval for tests and medications. Provided scheduling, follow-up care and education to patient population.
Bedside nurse in ICU. Cross trained for both PACU and ER. Served as Charge Nurse and Preceptor.
Started career as a Medical Surgical Nurse. Promoted to Clinical Coordinator of Medical Surgical Unit. Clinical coordinator function included interviewing staff, evaluations, daily staffing and monthly scheduling of RNs, LPNs, NAs, and housekeeping staff, and customer service initiatives. Member of palliative care team and PICC resource team.
Certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
Registered Nurse in the State of New York, License number 520033-1
Board Certified in Critical Care (CCRN) through October 31, 2019
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS) through February 2019
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through February 2019
Basic Life Support (BLS) through March 2019
End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Trained as of 2010
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