Driven nursing professional with 5 years' experience in critical care environments. Talented at conducting patient assessments, developing individualized care plans and implementing prescribed orders. Successful at delivering high-quality patient care to advance recovery goals and improve overall health.
Evaluated patients recovering from surgeries and coming out of anesthesiaEnsured that each post-operative patient received high level of individualized careUtilized effective communication skills to educate patients and family members on side effects from both surgery and anesthesiaDelivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminologyUsed facility EMR system to update patient records, transmit prescriptions and transfer files.
Responsibilities:Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care.Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance.Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization's professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient's condition to physicians and other colleagues. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships.Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Responsibilities: Provides nursing services that require substantial specialized judgment and skill, is an advocate for the patient and patient's family, and promotes safety. Provide safe, compassionate, and comprehensive nursing care. Promotes and implements measures to provide a safe environment for patients and others.Knows the rationale for and the effects of medications and treatments.Correctly administers medication and treatments.Promotes and participates in education and counseling to patients and where applicable the family/significant other based on health needs.Obtains instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices. Institutes appropriate nursing interventions required to stabilize a patient's condition and prevent complications.Collaborates with the patient and other members of the healthcare team.Makes assignments based on patient need and the experience, training and skill level of the person to whom the assignment is made.Evaluates discharge planning needs.Responds appropriately and timely to patient care needs.Facilitates the identification and resolution of patient's discharge planning.Provides clinical expertise in the management of medical emergencies.Recognizes common and advanced arrhythmias and intervenes according to established protocol.Responds to crisis in a calm, efficient manner, directing others concisely.Responds promptly to changes in workload as necessary to achieve optimal productivity and efficiency.Orients new staff members to the unit.Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures.
Responsibilities:Develops and updates plan of care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing process, incorporating the patient's priorities and abilities.Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and family, provides appropriate resources, incorporating planning for care after discharge. Supports patients and families in preventing/resolving clinical or ethical issues.Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction on unit-based scorecard. Follows the nursing process, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the patient's condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and critical thinking, and makes decisions using evidence-based analytical approach.Plans for routine events and anticipates, prevents and manages, elevates emergent situations. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard. Identifies areas for improvement based on understanding of evidence-based practice literature. Initiates evidence-based practice and performance improvement projects based on these observations. Identifies opportunity for practice changes. Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and leadership. Assures that designated core measures are met in providing care.
Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership & Success
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Unit Based Organizations:
Staff Nurse Unit Practice Council Member
Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support), NIHSS (National Stroke Scale) certifications by the American Heart Association.
Active Texas RN License, Number available upon request
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