Registered Nurse with 3 years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations with concentration of orthopedic, neurological, and trauma care. Cared for patients with elective knee and hip joint replacements to care of trauma patients who needed total care. Trauma patients cared for ranged from broken bones, subdural hematomas, paraplegia, tracheotomy, and feeding tubes.
Skilled in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, coordinating, and managing patient care in keeping with facility and hospital protocols
Track record of communicating and collaborating with patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals in achieving quality in patient care
Solid track record of providing exceptional patient care
Well-versed in administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician
Special talent for delegating appropriate assignments to LPNs, CNAs and unlicensed workers
Hands-on experience in handling diagnostic and imaging equipment
Proven team-building abilities to create a consistent and productive environment
Extremely proficient in entering, accessing, and retrieving patient data, and creating customized reports
Patient positioning competency
Feeding assistance/ tube feeding
Foley catheter insertion/removal
Insulin medication assistance/ education
Spirometer reading accuracy
Monitor vital signs and interventions.
Discharge education for post op patients
Work long hours, weekends, and holidays
Multi-tasking for care of up to 6 patients
Thorough understanding of assessing patients to recognize suitable nursing interventions
Able to handle emergency situations in an opportune and safe manner
Able to respond to the requirements adult and elderly patients, family members and visitors
Able to make the most of leadership skills to efficiently direct other nursing staff
Demonstrated ability to train and counsel new nurses
Working knowledge of healthcare software including Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Medical Center Health SystemOrtho/Neuro RN | 500 W. 4th St. Odessa, Tx 79761 | February 2014 - Current
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring care for up to 6 patients per shift.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
Delegated staff nurse duties.
Followed infection control procedures.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
Receive patients from PACU, monitor post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, review post-op orders, orient patient to unit and review plan of care
Obtain admission history, entering collected data into computer system
Educate patients specific to condition, including precautions, and potential post-op complications
Communicate effectively with patients, family members, physicians, and coworkers
Monitor patients closely for changes in condition and advocate as needs arise
Position patients with respect to proper alignment, using understanding of body mechanics
Enhance patient status to return to baseline function or better, using multi-modal approach and communicating with various therapies and resources (PT, OT, RT, pharmacy, social work, chaplain)
Manage pain effectively, implementing position changes, cold therapy, activity, timely administration of analgesics with consideration of prior function (chronic pain, assistive devices, emotional requirements)
Set up and maintain various components of orthopedic equipment: femoral nerve blocks, CPM, traction and overhead frame.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
Associate of ScienceNursingOdessa CollegeOdessa, TX | December 2013
High School DiplomaPermian High SchoolOdessa, TX | May 2001