Driven Registered Nurse with 30 years comprehensive experience in providing direct patient care, case management and nursing supervisor. Seeking to leverage background and training to secure a RN per diem role. Skilled in delivering high-quality patient care, education and counseling. Demonstrated leadership skills that advance patient care, patient satisfaction and safety initiatives to drive holistic care approaches.
Coordinated patient's flow and bed assignments across 15 hospital units, ensuring resources are available for safe veteran's care
Evaluates level of care and worked interdisciplinary team members for patient's safety
Ensures nursing care delivery is implemented in compliance with organization's policies and mission statement
Problem solve at the unit and facility level, delegate and direct others in responding to unexpected situations and circumstances
Continually assesses patient flow and workload of the hospital by adjusting assignments, staffing resources to meet needs of the unit , organization, and most importantly, the veteran.
I worked collaboratively with doctors, nurse managers, charge nurses, nursing and ancillary staff to facilitate timely admissions, discharges and transfers.
I also coordinate patient's transfers in and out of the hospital with transfer team and other hospitals for higher level of care.
I continuously assess safe nursing staffing, canceling unnecessary overtime, per diem and registry staff or confirming same if absolutely needed for patient's safety
I make rounds to see how units are functioning, pointing out violations of hospital policies as I see them
Ensures isolation precautions are carefully followed.
Reports accidents and incidents impacting patient's care and safety to Administration, Nursing Executives and Nurse Managers as required by hospital and federal rules.
Note: I went to Urology for 6 months from 2013 to January 2014
I was NOD from January 2014 to May 2018 where I retired
I worked with the Urology Team to set up guidelines and protocols for the different urology conditions
Set up clinics, reviewed veteran's medical record to ensure all labs, imaging studies and consults are done prior to patient's visit.
Scheduled/cancelled appointments appropriately
Reviewed thousands of consults and scheduled new patients within 30 days, outsourced to Choice if cannot be seen in a timely manner
Addressed patient's complaints and attempted to resolve them with the guidance of attending MD's and residents
Educated patients/families on what to expect before and after procedures and care options
Conducted rounds with team to evaluate patient's condition and care options
Ordered consults to other VA facilities for higher level of care and services not available at JLP VAMC
Assisted with setting patient's goals, recommended interventions and connected patients with available resources
Evaluated health education needs and provided necessary training and instruction
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets are available
Created group clinics to efficiently manage same diagnosis
Managed and replied to daily emails and voice messages, prioritizing veteran's needs and time constraints
Assessed and evaluate patient and family's needs on admission for a safe and timely discharge
Coordinated with interdisciplinary team in assessing overall health, identify needs and treatment goals
Conducted daily evaluation of patient's status to address changes in patient's needs, conditions and medications
Collaborated in consults, patient care plans development, patient monitoring and evaluations
Actively participated in family and patient planning processes like education and training
Incorporated appropriate nursing methods to create individual care plans
Coordinated with MD's , social worker to arrange for placement of admission and transfers in accordance with clinical standards and guidelines
Updated and planned for discharge plan of care with physicians, members of healthcare team, patients and families
Provided excellent direct patient care to two patients each shift, including vital signs and other key information, continuous assessment of patient's status and needs, monitoring devices like ventilators, heart monitor, CVP and arterial lines, Swan Ganz catheter, ICP monitors, peritoneal dialysis, and balloon pumps and reporting changes to treating physician
Accurate recording of monitoring devices, intake and output, drains like chest tubes and hemovacs.
Evaluated patient care needs and prioritized nursing care
Created individualized plan of care for patients in collaboration with treating physician and members of healthcare team, patient and family
Ensured quality patient care from admission to transfers to lower level of care or discharge
Provided education to patient and family regarding care and treatment options
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