Caring, compassionate, dedicated and knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience in Nursing. Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks. Easily works with others and has mentored with excellent communication skills. Vast experience with acute patient care including: Cardiac Nursing, Step Down ICU/Angioplasty, Critical Care, Emergency Care and Outpatient Infusion. PICC line insertion experience over 13 years.
Over 13 years of PICC insertion experience including Midline, Powerglide, Aquapheresis, and Powerwand insertions.
Over 13 years of experience in Outpatient Infusion.
13 years of experience in Emergency care.
including Chest Pain Center: responsible for care of cardiac patients including acute MI, TPA administration, emergency PTA, insertion of Swan Ganz and Intra Aortic Balloon pump.
Permanent Charge RN on Telemetry Unit and in Emergency Dept.
Experience in IT Dept at JFK: assisted with Meditech, Nursing and hospital staff computer access. Assisted in set up of physicians office access to Meditech. Skilled in teaching Meditech documentation during orientation to new staff and new updates to Meditech for nursing staff.
Fluent in Spanish.
JFK Medical CenterJanuary 2004 to CurrentPICC Nurse Atlantis, FL
Staff RN, PICC Department
Over 13 years experience in PICC Department with extensive knowledge in Vascular Management: PICC, Midline, Power Wand, Powerglide, and Aquapheresis insertion, assessment, trouble shooting, and management. Provided daily rounding, assessment, teaching, and management of all central lines in facility. Mentored and trained new staff in the insertion of all lines in the dept. Provided assistance for other Depts in IV insertion and Port A Cath access. Successfully filled in Charge RN role when needed. Participated in design process and writing of new Policies and Procedures in the Dept. Very adaptable and flexible in learning new skills and use of new equipment. A quick learner, decision maker and problem solver able to maintain a calm working atmosphere. Currently working on PICC Board certification and VA-BC.
JFK Medical CenterJuly 2003 to November 2016Staff RN, Outpatient Infusion Atlantis, FLInfusion RN responsible for the care of Outpatient infusion patients until the department was dissolved in November 2016. Responsibilities included total care for outpatient infusion patients who received blood transfusions, IVIG, Remicade, long term Antibiotic Therapy, Magnesium infusions and numerous other IV infusions. Worked with physicians to ensure patients were receiving quality outpatient care and notified them of change of patient status or abnormal labs. Responsible for the maintenance and care of patients iv access such as PICC, Midline, Peripheral IV access and Port a Cath care. Successfully filled in Charge RN role when needed. Participated as preceptor for new staff.
JFK Medical CenterJune 2003 to June 2005IT Department Atlantis, FLWorked directly with Micheal Hackler and Linda Hamric. Assisted with Meditech, Nursing and hospital staff computer access. Assisted in set up of physicians office access to Meditech. Skilled in teaching Meditech documentation during orientation to new staff and new updates to Meditech for nursing staff.
JFK Medical CenterJuly 1998 to July 2003Permanent Charge RN, Emergency Department Atlantis, FlIn Charge of Emergency Department on a daily basis. Responsible for organization, flow and coordination of staff assignment and patients. Participated in the scheduling of staff for the Department. Responsible for assessing staff adherence to policy standards Quality Assurance studies and data collection. Participated in the daily calling of patients after treatment in the Emergency Department for Customer Satisfaction and follow up. A quick learner, decision maker and problem solver able to maintain a calm working atmosphere. Very adaptable and flexible to changing situations.
JFK Medical CenterOctober 1995 to July 1998Staff RN, Emergency Department Atlantis, FL
Full Emergency Department responsibilities including: Charge, Triage, Fast Track, Assigned RN and holding of admitted patients in the Emergency Room.
Participated as Preceptor to new staff members in Emergency Dept. Able to interact effectively with all types of people at different levels and backgrounds.
General Hospital Center at PassaicJuly 1990 to June 1995Staff RN, Emergency Dept/ Chest Pain Center Passaic, NJ
Full Emergency Department/ Chest Pain Center responsibilities including: charge, triage, zone assigned RN, and holding of admitted patients in the Emergency Room.
Chest Pain Center RN responsible for cardiac patients including acute MI, TPA administration, initiating care for emergency PTCA, insertion of SwanGanz and Intra Aortic Balloon Pump.
General Hospital Center at PassaicSeptember 1989 to July 1990Permanent Charge Nurse, Telemetry / Step Down Unit Passaic, NJ
In charge of unit on a daily basis. Worked directly under the Manager of unit. Assisted manager with staff performance evaluations. Responsible for organization and coordination of staff assignments. Participated as preceptor for new staff members. Later successfully filled in as permanent Charge Nurse during the abscense of a Nurse Manager and took on her tasks and role as well.
General Hospital Center at PassaicJune 1987 to September 1989Staff RN, Telemetry Step Down Unnit Passaic, NJFull telemetry responsibilities including: Charge, Staff nurse, code team member. Caring for cardiac patients pre and post PTCA, Cardiac Catherization, CABG, and ventilator patients. Provided prompt accurate assessments and personalized patient care.
Education and Training
Passaic County Community College1987Associate Degree: Nursing Paterson, NJ, USA
Current Advanced Life Support ACLS
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support
June 2015 EKG/Terminal Tip Positioning Systems Course for CVCs
April 2015 Powerwand Insertion Certification
June 2014 Powerglide Insertion Certification
August 2013 Aquapheresis Insertion Certification
January 2004 PICC and Midline Insertion Cerification
May 2003 PPE & Hazmat Decontammination Course
December 1994 Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Course
April 1994 Hemodynamic Course
March 1994 Critical Care Course
July 1990 Emergency RN Course
September 1989 Charge RN Course
October 1987 Advanced Arrhythmia Course
October 1987 Advanced IV Course for Expert Inserters
Activities and Honors
Boca AVA June 2014
Best Specialty Unit: PICC April 2007
Nursing Excellence Award June 1992
Employee of Month
Personal and professional references available upon request