Highly dedicated and knowledgeable registered nurse for 11 years with a focus on pediatrics and neonates in a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Adept at functioning well in an extremely acute, high-stress and fast-paced working environment. Especially skilled at using strong assessment skills in providing complex medical and surgical treatment for patients and developing individual care plans. Additional expertise includes collaborating with a multidisciplinary team in identifying, coordinating, and providing immediate and compassionate care both medically and emotionally to critically ill patients and their families.
Boston Children's HospitalBoston, MARegistered Nurse07/2006 to Current
Care for infants who need advanced care, including respiratory support, diagnostic and imaging studies, and access to medical and surgical specialists.
Provides technologically advanced therapies and family centered care for infants from local, regional and international points of origin.
Multitasking, prioritizing and implementing critical care
Administer medications, perform complex procedures, work with complicated technology, and consult with an interdisciplinary healthcare team to coordinate all aspects of a patient's care.
Formulate nursing care plans and assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.
Simultaneously serve as a floor stat resource nurse, providing assistance to all nurses and patients on the unit for specified shifts.
Excellent familiarity with current professional nursing procedures principles and techniques
Exceptional skills in preparing maintaining and updating complete and concise medical reports and records
Obtained and evaluated medical histories to determine nursing patient care priorities.
Conducted admission transfer and discharged procedures and assisted other nursing staff with same as needed.
Properly administered all treatments and medications and implemented physician orders for all patients.
Collected and stored laboratory testing specimens with accurate labeling.
Incorporate therapeutic communication, culturally competent care, and encourage self-care in working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
Working with both patients and families in the health education and promotion role as well as facilitate their informed decision making processes
Establishes and maintains cooperative and professional working relationships with translators, social work and with Department of Child and Family Services.
Healthsouth/New England Rehabilitation Hospital P.TWoburn, MA.Rehabilitation Assistant02/2003 to 02/2004
Inpatient care on a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit.
Populations included but not limited to multi system trauma, cardiac, spinal cord, brain injury, and orthopedic.
Individualized patient treatments, assist physical therapists with stretching and exercise programs.
Managed and supervised rehabilitation and exercise group programs.
Continuously monitored all vital signs and assisted patients physical rehabilitation needs to reach goals.
Kessler Rehabilitation CentersN. Andover, MA.Rehabilitation Technician02/2000 to 02/2003
Direct patient care of all ages/outpatient orthopedic.
Assistance with patient treatment set-ups, exercises and patient motivation.
Secretarial work : answering busy multi-line phones, scheduling and filing patient charts.
Computer data entry including patient evaluations, insurance coverage of all types.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science:Dix Scholars Nursing Program2005Simmons College, Boston, MARegistered Nurse
Bachelor of Science:Exercise Physiology2002University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Minor in Nutrition
Board of Registration in Nursing :Registered Nurse in MA
American Heart Association (BLS )-current
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)-current
American College of Sports Medicine 2003
Taking & Recording Vitals, basic & advanced life support
Collecting blood and labs, medication administration