Dedicated and quality driven Registered Nurse with 21+ years of broad based experience and demonstrated proficiency in maximizing quality and efficiency, providing excellent leadership, delivering patient-focused care, interpersonal communication, and patient advocacy. Dependable and keen to details with in-depth knowledge of practical nursing principles and techniques, capable of managing heavy daily patient volume and still able to provide reliable care to patients. Professional, personable, with effective communication skills, adept at building productive relationships and building rapport with patients, staff, and individuals at any level or background.
. Provide patient care to include patients in all age groups within the OR. Monitored patients, prioritizing care in collaboration with surgeon. Accurately documented patient assessments and followed all established safety procedures.
. Anticipate needs of surgeons and surgical teams, and assist in operative procedures.
. Ensured operating room is thoroughly cleaned and prepared with all necessary equipment.
. Administered Conscious sedation medications per physicians orders. Closely monitored patients response to sedation while implementing nursing interventions as needed.
. Exclusively cross-trained in every clinical department of the hospital inclusive of PACU, OR, Pre-Admission, ER, Pre-Op, and Inpatient Care. Performed the tasks of providing surgical patients with safe, comprehensive and quality intra-operative medical care in all phases of the surgical process
• Facility certified in providing conscious sedation. Performed duties outside the sterile field, responsible for managing the nursing care of the patient within the OR and coordinating the needs of the surgical team with other
care providers necessary for completion of surgery. Using critical thinking skills assists the team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the patient before, during, and after the procedure to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient.
• Provided pre-operative and post-operative nursing care for an 8 bed unit consisting of adult and pediatric patients.
. Provided emergency care for a one-bed ER room as warranted. Adjusted scheduled shifts from 8 hour shifts to 12 hour shifts with the proactive endeavor of meeting facility operations and client needs.
• Evaluated surgical patients during the pre-admission phase to identify risk stratification and provide surgical planning education to patients.
. Communicated with surgical and anesthesia providers regarding changes inpatient status, patient needs, and recommendations and implemented actions as necessary
• Implemented quality processes and procedures within the pre-admission department to ensure continuous improvement of operational excellence.
• Proactively established and created patient education brochures with administration collaboration and approval to ensure successful post-surgical recovery for patients.
. Responsible for the identification and investigation of reportable diseases to the CDC as well as providing comprehensive communicable disease education inclusive of disease process details to patients and families
. Assisted in family planning including the evaluation and arrangement of WIC certifications, reviewed immunization records, and administered approved immunizations via different routes to children and adults and arranged
medical appointments with outside resources according to assigned medical care standards.
. Acted as public health nurse with responsibilities of interviewing patients to identify the patient's physical, psycho-social and environmental needs as evidenced by documentation, immunization records, clinical records, case
conferences, team reports and evaluations.
. Provided professional care to patients in different areas of care including cardiac, oncology, med/surg, day surgery, etc – Delivered skilled nursing care in routine/stressful periods at the highest standards of excellence.
. Set up, operated, or monitored invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy or tracheotomy equipment, mechanical ventilators, catheters, gastrointestinal tubes, and central lines and adhered to strict aseptic techniques when performing treatments.
. Provided emergency care in a 29 bed ER inclusive of responsibilities of triage, home care instructions, wound care, and referring patients to departments and resources as appropriate.
Registered Nurse License, State of Oklahoma, Certificate # R68535
Basic Life Support Certified, Active
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified, Active
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified, Active
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