PCU ManagerBakersfield Heart Hospital － Bakersfield, CA
Collaborated with hospital directors, managers and educators to improve quality of services and end result outcomes by providing staff with the following additional education and training to include the following::CAUTI, CLABSI, Fall reductions, decrease HAPUs, Sepsi protocols, Stroke protocols, and Cardiac/Stemi awareness.
Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Balanced RN and Care Partners schedules to meet the daily needs of the Patient Care Unit. smf
Evaluated incident reports ,
Assisted implementation of the hospitals transition from wound care charting to electronic documents.
Initiated skin prevention programs, and facilitated wound vac placement training to RNs and created super users, evaluated new product for wound care treatment that will provide a more efficient base line for patient and hospital.
Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation with the focus on wound care and pain assessment/reassessments.
Assisted in new hire process by sitting on the interview panel, scheduling new hire with preceptors, required classes, and performing weekly evaluations.
Developed power points for monthly staff meetings and real time education.
Implemented the Visual Management Board for the Patient Care Unit.
08/2013 to 02/2015
Registered Nurse WCCBakersfield Heart Hospital Wound Care Clinic － Bakersfield, CA
Accurately assessed and implemented patient care plans for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic wounds.
Administered medication including antibiotics as prescribed by attending physicians.
Responsible for assessment and evaluation of wound and continence care throughout the facility.
Provide effective patient care delivery through nursing intervention, nursing assessment; patient education, and patient care coordination Identify wound types, analyze trends, and supervise nursing personnel to deliver nursing care Assess skin alterations, develop plans of care, implement orders and treatments, and evaluate progress of specialized skin and wound conditions Ensure that patient's needs are met in accordance with the standards of medical practice and compliance with state and federal regulations adhering to the policies of the hospital.
07/2013 to 09/2013
Wound Care NurseEvergreen Post Acute Care － Bakersfield, CA
Ensured that all patients rooms were properly sanitized.
Followed medical center's wound care procedures.
Maintained updated records of patient conditions.
10/2010 to 07/2013
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Evergreen Post Acute Care － Bakersfield, CA
Assisted residence with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting, and transferring.
Documented I&O, turn schedule, bed and chair alarm safety checks.
Followed infection control procedures and collaborated with the nursing team to provide quality care to patients.
Education and Training
Wound Care Certified * Wound Care CertificateWound Care Education Institute
Associates: Science NursingScience Nursing
High School DiplomaBakersfield Community College － Bakersfield, CA
Highland High School － Bakersfield, CA
CNA, delivery, directing, documentation, focus, functional, infection control, meetings, nursing, bathing, Patient Care, patient care coordination, personnel, policies, progress, protocols, quality, real time, safety, scheduling, staffing, Wound Care, wounds
Highly skilled Registered Nurse specializing in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, with, current Wound Care Certification and membership to the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy Certification Board Association. Proficient in all aspects of health care including case management, IV therapy, all nursing skills, utilize nursing process, goals, interventions to reach maximum patient potential. Ability to increase referrals and manage wound, ostomy patients with expertise for health-care providers, and patients in the community. Well versed in numerous roles as a RN, WCC, and Clinical Manager with desire to provide the best care possible for all patients. Added benefit: Patients and people like me, well educated, professional and personable. '