Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in acute care nursing. Proven ability to provide direct patient care in a fast-paced environment. Calm, and level-headed with ability to handle difficult patients in a high stress situations. Use strong verbal communication skills and humor to develop strong relationships to patients and their families. A proven team player amongst co-workers encouraging each and everyone in the team to work for the common good of patient outcome.
Oversee co-workers' roles and responsibilities as relief charge nurse, and as the senior nurse on a primary health care team. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines. Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Managed team of medical support personnel. Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients. Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Obtained vitals for a floor of 5Responsible for Hemovac Autotransfusion System administration. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Tested glucose and administered injections. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. patients per shift.
This was my first nursing job after I immigrated here in USA. Started in this institution as a Unit Clerk, then obtained an Interim Permitee RN license, working in acute care setting, while reviewing for NCLEX examination. Passed my NCLEX exam and focused in working as an acute care RN in Telemetry Unit after all the trainings necessary to work in a telemetry unit.
Nursing Care skills include above mentioned.
Member of PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION,Member of CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION.
RN- CALIFORNIA License Number: RN581777
First Issued: 06/08/2001
Expiry Date: 10/31/2022
RN- ORGEON License Number: 201902800RN
First Issued: 04/11/2019
Expiry Date: 09/19/2021
Expiry date: 03/2022
Expiry date: 03/2022
Date Taken: August 16, 23, 30 and Sept 6, 2018
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