Compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced Registered Nurse with an emphasis on Pediatric health care. Multifaceted professional and personal experiences blend to allow a holistic application of care to patients and their families. Seeking to further education and gain new experiences to extend my professional scope.
RN00162127 Registered Nurse Licence
Washington State Department of Health 10-11-2005 to current
Previously licensed in Georgia and Alaska, 1991-2006
Assisted surgeon with on site peripheral vascular surgical procedures: prepping patients, circulating and assisting surgeon, operating Endovascular Laser Ablation equipment, administering medications, while teaching and caring for patients physical and emotional needs.
Managed care for clinic patients including obtaining histories, post op and chronic wound care, teaching and instruction of vascular and thoracic disease processes and treatments, telephone triage, and scheduling of surgical procedures and related ancillary care.
Coordinated physician's practice schedule and marketing, to include authoring his website content teaching on Vascular and Thoracic diseases and their treatments.
Provided primary health care screening for infants and children:
Physical assessments, referring abnormal findings,
Denver II Developmental Screening, Breastfeeding education,
Immunization administration, WIC, and wellness instruction
Completed a three month preceptorship, obtaining skills and experience to do well child checks, breast and pelvic exams , and male GU exams and testing.
I found this job to be the most interesting of my career. The application of nursing care combined with the ability to assess, treat, and teach the patient and family together broadened my scope of nursing.
Provided care and teaching to children and families related to pediatric illness and interventions, telephone triage and nursing education, and taught CPR (certified instructor) to the staff and families of this practice.
Pediatric Pulmonology Nurse: teaching and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and other various lung disorders. Participated with DNase drug trials.
Medical Pediatrics unit (Oncology, GI, CF, etc) patient care, medication administration, IV therapy with excellent phlebotomy skills, patient and family teaching and emotional support.
Summer externship in nursing on Medical Floor of regional children's hospital. Participated in patient care plans and execution of care, teaching, and emotional support to families. Worked here for the summer to augment my nursing experience in Pediatrics as a student.
Nursing Assistant in busy Emergency Room. Because I was a nursing student, and energetically curious, I was given responsibilities to do wound care, assist with minor surgery, and patient teaching. I gained valuable experience and enjoyed this position.
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