Seven years of experience in nursing care at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Hospital. Energetic, compassionate, and motivated nurse dedicated to achieving high levels of patient satisfaction and quality patient care. Seeking nursing role in an advanced level acute care unit with a commitment to advance in innovative processes. Participated on hospital committees, enhanced patient's hospital experiences, exhibited quality work ethic and used strong collaborative skills. Expertise is in acute care nursing focusing on medical-surgical, orthopedic, trauma and transplant patients.
Orthopedic Equipment: CPM, Polar Care, TLSO, C-Collar
Wound Care: Hemovac, JP, Consta-vac, various dressing applications
St Joseph Hospital and Medical CenterOrthopedic/Trauma/Med-Surg Staff Nurse | Phoenix, Arizona | October 2010 - Current
Performed patient assessments, education, and counseling on a diverse patient population transferred from ER/Trauma, ICU, direct admission, and postoperative units of the hospital.
Utilized strong nursing judgement and critical thinking skills to identify and implement nursing interventions related to multiple medical, psychosocial, emotional and pain demands of patients while assisting other team members with their duties.
Facilitated patient recovery process by coordinating discharge planning in collaboration with physicians, case managers, social workers, nutritionists, PT/OT therapy, and outside vendors for home infusion therapy, wound dressing changes, and PT/OT.
Served as a preceptor for new hire nurses, providing a supportive educational experience and a unit resource.
Banner Del E WebbOrthopedic/MedSurg Registered Nurse | Surprise, Arizona | September 2009 - October 2010
Provided chronic patient care in Orthopedic/Med-Surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment including medication, wound care and monitoring for 4-6 patients per shift.
Assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document care for assigned patients according to Banner Health Standards.
Perform admissions/discharges, orthopedic assessments, CPM placement, anticoagulation protocol, CBC II, blood transfusion, medication administration and IV Therapy. Recognized and treated hemodynamic compromised patients.
ON SemiconductorPhoto/Etch Training Coordinator & Manufacturing Associate | Phoenix, Arizona | January 1998 - December 2006
Planned, implemented, and evaluated quality training for ON personnel, contractors, and ON manufacturing associates.
Maintained database for manufacturing personnel, updating and reviewing current operational specifications related to job functions.
Conducted manufacturing fabrication interviews, tours, orientation, and continuing education for up to 20 employees.
Collaborated as a responsible team member to achieve all assigned module and fabrication goals in cost reduction, cycle time, yields, quality and productivity while insuring superior, quality products.
Associate in Applied ScienceNursingPhoenix CollegePhoenix, Arizona | 2009
Bachelor of Science in NursingGrand Canyon UniversityGlendale, Arizona | Current
Associate in General StudiesGateway Community CollegePhoenix, Arizona | 2006
Associate in ArtsGateway Community CollegePhoenix, Arizona | 2006
Registered Nurse in Arizona, License number RN157584, 2009