Seeking a professional role as a Registered Nurse where my skills and knowledge can be enhanced and utilized effectively.
Sensitivity and responsiveness to needs of my patients
Professional in all interactions and communication
Ability to handle the queries and problems of patients and their families
Dedicated individual; reputation for going beyond what is required
Immense ability to make sound clinical decisions independently and as a team
Simple bilingual skills in Spanish
Perioperative NurseMar 2011 - Jan 2015 Lake Tahoe Plastic SurgerySouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Assessed, planned, and implemented nursing care patients received before, during, and after surgery.
Prepared office for JCAHO certification and accreditation.
Provided pre and postoperative patient education, monitored patients physical and emotional well-being, and integrated and coordinated patient care throughout the surgical care continuum.
Worked directly with surgeon within the sterile field by passing instruments, sponges, and other surgical items needed during the surgical procedure.
Worked outside the sterile field and managed the nursing care within the OR by observing the surgical team and assisting in IV starts, IV conscious sedation, monitoring of vital signs pre, peri, and postoperatively all while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment.
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care UnitJun 2006 - Nov 2006 Barton Memorial HospitalSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Performed clinical tasks according to hospital policies and procedures.
Implemented total patient care through the nursing process covering one to two critically ill patients per shift.
Acted as a patient advocate; assessed patient status and notified the healthcare team of clinical changes, as well as implemented them.
Staff Nurse, Pediatric Intensive Care UnitJul 2005 - Apr 2006 University of California Davis Medical CenterSacramento, CA
Provided patient care and teaching, evaluating outcomes and consulting with healthcare team to ensure optimal care in a complex environment.
Implemented patient care including IV infusions, injections, medication administration, respiratory treatments, cardiac monitoring, and transport services for the critically ill patient.
Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner Current Chamberlain College of Nursing Downers Grove, IL
Bachelor of Science: Nursing2005 Orris School Of Nursing, University of Nevada at RenoReno, NV
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition Science2003 University of California at DavisDavis, CA
Registered Nurse in California, license number 670228, Active
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Current
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, BLS, Current