Bachelor's prepared Registered Nurse with strong clinical and professional background in pediatric case management, nursing care of pediatric and pediatric complex care patients. mature management and leadership skills.
State of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License RN285925L
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Basic Life Support
Pediatric Critical Care Registered Nurse Certified
Responsible for case management and discharge planning for pediatric patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Unit. Duties include admission assessments, collaboration with medical and surgical teams to create family centered care plans for medically complex pediatric patients, obtaining approval and arrangement of home equipment, medications, nursing and therapy services, and follow up care. Monitor and assess patients for ongoing support and service needs to promote discharge to safe medical home and prevent readmissions. Serve on Patient Satisfaction Committee, SPS Readmission Committee, Employee Fundraising Committee, Care Coordination Integrated Council
Responsible for assisting and supervising nursing staff in a 12 bed Pediatric Intensive care Unit and 13 Bed Intermediate Care Unit. Duties included providing leadership and orientation to nursing personnel, coordinating patient assignments with nursing staffing, perfforming a variety of nursing duties to insure safe delivery of care to pediatric patients. Served on PICU/IMCU Practice Committee, served as chair of PICU/IMCU Quality Assurances Committee and Clinical Issues Committee.
Responsible for day to day care of the pediatric critically ill patients and their families. Practice included use of ventilators, invasive lines both arterialand venous, hemo-dynamic monitoring, medication calculation with safe and accurate delivery, ECMO, High frequency ventilation, intracranial pressure monitoring, trauma and post cardio-thoracic surgery bedside patient care. Strong emphasis on patient and family centered care. Additional responsibilities included charge nurse duties, mentored students and precepted new employees. Served as chair of PICU/IMCU practice committee
Responsible for day to day nursing care of pediatric burn patients in the Intensive Care setting. Practice included working with multidisciplinary services such as physicians, physical and occupational therapists, respiraotry therapy, social work and skin bank technologists to effectively coordinate patient care. Served as charge nurse, preceptor to new staff nurses, burn call representative, substitute weekend administrator.
Responsible for day to day care of adult patients on a 42 bed neurology and neurosurgery floor Cross trained to work in Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, served as charge nurse and staff preceptor
graduated with honors
deans list 4 semesters
Graduated with honors
Deans List 4 semesters
Co-organized and implemented the annual "Drugs101 What Parents and Kids Need to Know" event at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital - A hands on educational evening for parents and children to learn about various drug use, peer pressures and the realities of living with addiction.
Children's Miracle Network, Volunteer
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank, Coordinator for Diaper Drive
Central Pennsylvania Special Olympics, Volunteer
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