To obtain a challenging position in a progressive health care setting utilizing my solid clinical abilities to provide patient care services. Registered Nurse with 3+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations.
Patient counseling professional
Successfully directs staff meetings
High level of autonomy
Fluent in [Creole, French]
Professional bedside manner
Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
Proper catheter insertion/removal
Insulin medication assistance
Patient and family advocacy
Spirometer reading accuracy
Insulin medication assistance
Patient positioning competency
Nursing Supervisor/ Staff Nurse, 03/2011 to Current South Shore Rehab – Freeport, NY
Designated to supervise 100- bed sub-acute facility and make assignments for more than 20 staff.
Cared for both rehab and ventilator patients, gave shift report and discharge planning.
Additionally triaged 200-300 patients daily in the Emergency Department of a Port-Au-Prince hospital, as needed.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Followed infection control procedures.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
Staff Nurse, 05/2009 to 11/2014 Medford Multicare Center – Medford, NY
Frequently designated as charge nurse on a 40 bed unit; supervise LPN and CAN staff, delegate assignments, attend daily rounds, address quality of care issues, manage emergencies, and prepare shift reports.
Treat clinically complex patients with persistent respiratory dysfunction requiring ventilator support for COPD, lung cancer, post- cardiac/ respiratory arrest, CVA, trauma, and other life threatening conditions.
Provide extended care to patients discharged from acute care hospitalization following CABG, MI, CVA, COPD, spinal cord, and trauma injuries, total knee/hip replacements, amputations, and post-surgical complications.
Skilled in ventilator care (Bernoulli®), including weaning, manage pulse oximetry, tracheostomy suctioning, and re-insertion, Bi-Pap, C-Pap, nebulizer treatments, and general aspects of airway maintenance.
Manage IVs/PICC lines, wound vacs, debridement sites, NG/PEG tubes, ostomy care, and suprapubic tubes.
Instruct patients and family members regarding medications, diabetes management, pulmonary hygiene, infection prevention, and other related self-care issues; support intubated patients in re-establishing communication skills.
Participate in multi-disciplinary treatment planning, with focus on helping patients to reach optimum recovery.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Processed monthly reports for department performance.
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing , 2009 Suffolk Community College - Selden, NY Applied Science- Nursing Licensed in New York State, Registered Professional Nurse
ACLS, BLS provider, American Heart Association.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 12 2014 St. Joseph's College - Patchogue, NY Nursing
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , 2014 St. Joseph's College - Patchogue, NY
Explorer, managing, Excel, Outlook Express, Power Point, windows XP, MS Word, conversational Spanish. Fluent in French, and Creole.