Registered Nurse with 16+ years experience in varied healthcare areas to include step-down unit, surgical care, clinic, elementary school and emergency department. Skilled in providing individualized age-appropriate nursing and supportive care to patients of all ages and their families.
Caring for children ages birth to eighteen years of age in a child friendly 17-bed Emergency department serving 6 counties. Skilled at initiating Peripheral IV therapy in pediatric clients.
Performed as a Staff nurse in a 26-bed Level III Trauma center. Administered medications and performed planned and emergency interventions safely, competently and efficiently by following hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
Conducted an individualized patient assessment; including cardiac rhythm interpretation and monitoring, prioritizing the data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs within the time frame specified by the facility's policies, procedures and protocols.
Provided patient care and family support on a high acuity medical-surgical step down unit with a high specialty needs population and initiated emergent care as medically necessary
Planned and developed the school's health program to include growth, development, vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings and prepared a written plan for implementation and follow up
Served as a child advocate coordinating with parents, counselors and necessary agencies to facilitate child's care and overall health
Worked as a clinic staff nurse for a multi-service clinic which served the 12,000 beneficiaries of the Schweinfurt military community including active duty personnel, family members, retirees, and Department of Defense employees
Trained and certified to teach the clinic's New Obstetrics Classes as well as the American Red Cross's "Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby" course, serving as lead instructor from June 2003-February 2004
Worked on a medical-surgical unit with high turn over rate and diverse patient population to include, renal, pulmonary, plastics, vascular and kidney transplant
Cared for surgical patients but pre-op and post-op
Night shift relief charge responsible for staffing assignments and coordinating patient care on new admissions and be assignments
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