Highly experienced registered nurse with 13 years of experience providing high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based, holistic care to a wide variety of patient populations. Possessing solid clinical, leadership, and people skills. Experienced in managing, coordinating, and facilitating patient care and unit needs. Effective at uniting and guiding the team toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction, and supporting system improvements. Involved in interviewing, hiring, orienting, and precepting new team members to ensure knowledge and success. Passionate about quality improvement, service standards, patient outcomes, collaboration, teamwork, and going above and beyond for the best interest of the patient, team, and organization while carrying out our mission. Focused on continuously advancing processes in Pain Medicine while driving innovation.
Leadership-charge nurse, staffing, hiring, interviewing, making schedules, planning, organization, delegation, implementation, patient rounding, coaching plans, service recovery
Documentation-EMR proficient, assisted during transition from paper charts to EMR.
Volunteered and assisted with the first spinal cord stimulator trial and sterile technique
Volunteered for the Occupational Resource nurse role managing and overseeing all employees on a 30 bed unit. Responsible for administering PPD's, flu shots, performing mask fit testing, educating, and keeping employees up to date and in compliance with hospital protocol
05/2017 - CurrentPain Medicine Registered Nurse , Company Name, City, State
Charge nurse responsible for team support, facilitating patient flow, ensuring correct charges for procedures and consults, work orders, time management, service recovery, and patient satisfaction
Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies, and standards of care while living out our mission statement.
Coordinated care with physicians and team to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance care to deliver high quality comprehensive services and ensure patient satisfaction
Educated and counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, treatment, and chronic disease management
05/2014 - 05/2017Endoscopy Nurse, Company Name, City, State
Prepared patients for Endoscopy procedures.
Collected and properly handled specimens from patients.
Assessed patient conditions, monitored and recorded vital signs and updated physicians with observations and concerns.
08/2013 - 05/2014Central Staff Resources Nurse, Company Name, City, State
Floated to a variety of units to fill in wherever there was a staffing deficit
Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient conditions to achieve optimal outcomes.
Reviewed physician orders and administered therapies, treatments and medications.
Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to create, implement and adapt individualized care plans.
05/2008 - 08/2013Surgical Oncology Registered Nurse, Company Name, City, State
Charge nurse offering clinical leadership and oversight of a 30-bed surgical oncology unit.
Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders.
Education and Training
05/2008Associates of Science, NursingValencia Community College, City
05/2009Associates, ArtsValencia College, City, State
Bachelor of Science, NursingValencia College, City, State
Recently started pursuing
ACLS and BLS certified through the American Heart Association
Continuing Education hours in Precepting and New Hire Interviewing
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