Certified Orthopedic Registered Nurse with 20+ years of experience in acute care nursing and 6+ years of experience in Performance Improvement work. Analyze quality and performance measures for outcomes for best practice. Highly skilled in quality data management. Excellent leadership and assessment skills with ability to prioritize tasks and remain calm under stressful situations.
Registered Nurse Pennsylvania License Number RN232563L
Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC)
BLS American Heart Association
Developed and maintained quality metrics for the Orthopedic and Stroke Programs. Analyzed data monthly and identified trends. Collaborated with the Program Directors to provide outcomes for best practice. Performed process improvement utilizing Plan Do Study Act and LEAN methodology. Created monthly reports for senior management and communicated results and trends to members of the multidisciplinary teams. Identified patients for Peer Review.
- Wellspan Quality Forum Poster Presentations
- Community Outreach: Osteoporosis prevention
Charge nurse on a 55-bed Ortho/Neuro/Trauma telemetry unit. Synthesized patient data to develop outcome driven care plans. Provided and coordinated direct patient care utilizing the nursing process. Created assignments based on patient acuity, assigned admission beds, and delegated tasks to appropriate personnel. Created patient education materials.
Evaluated staff for competencies and updated nursing policies. Developed VTE education for staff and unit orientation manual for newly hired nurses.
Charge and staff nurse. Assessed, planned, implemented, and evaluated patients using the nursing process. Delivered care to orthopedic, surgical, and gynecologic patients on a telemetry unit.
Part-time, prn staff and charge nurse on a variety of patient units. Telemetry, trauma step-down, surgical, medical, oncology. Floated for 6 years. Delivered patient care utilizing team nursing. Earlier years acted as sole RN on unit delivering medications to all patients in addition to charge responsibilities. Supervised LPNs and CNAs.
Instructed up to 28 students per class. Prepared students for employment in the Medical Assistant and Medical Secretary Programs by evaluating students' progress. Developed lesson plans, created exams, calculated grades, and monitored attendance Created letters of recommendations. Served on Student Retention Committee.
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) 2002-present
Patient Safety Award, WellSpan Health, 2008
Nurses' Health Study II, 1989-present
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