I am truly honored to stand here before you within the walls of this great organization that is Holy Cross Hospital. Although I may not have the ideal amount of experience as a professional registered nurse that would be desired; I believe I possess the necessary skills, personal drive and dedication that you are seeking and would make a valuable addition to your company.
In the past while obtaining most of my clinical experience my duties as a nursing student at Macneal Hospital, Loyola University Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, and Riveredge Hospital, allowed me to sharpen and utilize my skills to match the qualifications you are seeking. As a nursing student my responsibilities ranged from all forms of medication administration to more invasive procedures such as IV insertion and urinary catheter placements. I was also able to familiarize myself with the most current systems being used in computerized charting and medication dispensing systems.
As my resume indicates, I possess more than 10 years of progressive experience in patient care. My professional history includes positions such as medical assistant to an obstetrics/gynecologist as well as dental assistant for two dentists at Alldent, serving as the office receptionist at both locations, allowing me to gain perspective on the different needs of the patient. Most recently as a registered nurse, I was able to sharpen my skills in therapeutic communication working with high acuity patients as a psychiatric nurse within a hospital setting. There I was able to work with patients in all of the different stages of life; as this was a facility that provided care in pediatrics, to adolescents, adults, and in geriatrics.
I am very well aware that as professionals and patient advocates we have an obligation to continue to expand our knowledge and keep current with evidence based practice, and thus not too long after obtaining my ADN I enrolled and attained my BSN; graduating with honors and soon after was invited and inducted as member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. I have done this so that I may be able to meet the needs of respectable establishments such as yours; all the while providing compassionate and responsive care to all patients and their families in their time of need. Dedicated and Patient-Focused Registered Nursing Professional offering comprehensive, quality care. Meticulous regard for detail and accuracy with strong follow-through and administrative skills. Ability to maintain composure, and make decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful environments. Interface seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, pharmacists, patients and visiting families. Resourceful in perceiving and resolving problems. Clear communicator, both written and oral. Project a polished, positive and professional demeanor with specialty experience in Psychiatric Nursing, mental health and behavioral health.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification [year to present]Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification [year to present]
Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Health and wellness
Infection control standards
IV drug therapy management
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Diagnostic tools experience
Vascular care understanding
Colostomy care familiarity
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Medical clinical procedures comprehension
Familiarity with disease management programs
Psychiatric Registered Nurse March 2013 to January 2014Riveredge Hospital － Forest Park, IL
Responsible for the well-being of the patient's safety and physical needs, such as hygiene and proper diet, as well as mental duress.
Operated as charge nurse and provided assignment for mental health associates and other nurses.
Other duties included ensuring the correct administration of medications, monitoring the results of medicated and non-medicated treatments, preparing care plans, and working with the families of the patients.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height.
Tested glucose and administered injections.
Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Provided necessary health education training for patients through RN wellness groups.
Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through the nursing process and therapeutic communication, covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia, Autism and Alzheimer's.
Receptionist/Medical Assistant January 2004 to December 2007Dr. Baldoceda － Chicago, IL
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Monitored post-op vitals, and reviewed post-op orders.
Provided education to patients on STD's, birth control, and abortion aftercare.
Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts.
Requested scripts from doctors and verified insurance.
Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Receptionist/Dental Assistant February 2001 to May 2003Alldent － Lyons, IL
Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
Coordinated appointment schedules for both working dentists.
Filed patients' charts and processed billing and payments.
Verified patient insurance and coverage.
Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.
Gathered and recorded medical and dental histories of patients.
Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures.
Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
Applied fluorides or other cavity-prevention agents to inhibit tooth decay.
Made preliminary impressions for study casts.
Occasionally managed difficult or emotional patient situations and responded promptly to patient needs.
Consistently followed protocols regarding quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting and emergencies.
Educated patients about proper oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing, 2012Morton College － Cicero, IL, United StatesNursing
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 2014Benedictine University － Lisle, IL, United StatesNursing
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2015-2017 though the American Heart Association.
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