I am a hardworking nursing professional bringing 15 years of experience delievering exceptional care to skilled nursing, intentsive care, medical surgical and students. Knowledgeably about Medicare and Medicaid requirements and skilled at maximizing patient comfort and safety while meeting strict cost control standards. Well organized and forward thinking in managing patient needs.
Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in numerous different environments. Work will with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes.
Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse with progressive career history in direct patient care, triage and care coordination in fast paced enviroment. Proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patient and high stress situation. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and familties though empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service.
Educated patients and loved ones about different treatment options and outside care approaches. Such as local home health, hospice and skilled nursing.
Participated in patient and family planning process, as well as provide instructions and addressed questions and concerns.
Conducted regular re-evaluations to address changes in needs and conditions, introducing revisions to care plans as needed.
Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risks patients..
Developed care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing methods
Identified care needs of individual patients and coordianted response based on physician advice, insurance limitations and procedural cost.
Negotiated with suppliers and vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
Completed initial assessments of patients and family to determine and address individual home care needs.
Effectively communicated with physicians as well as insurance respresentatives regarding patient needs, performace, medications and changes.
Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
Verified accuracy of all patient clinical notes and updates prior to sending to primary insurance for further coverage.
Directed appropriate preventive and rehabilitative options for patient and famililies needs.
Responded promptly and professionally to patient and families questions and concerns.
Created individalized care plans based on nursing diagnosis and incorporated appropriate nursing methods to achieve positive outomes.
Followed all instructions for medication administration and treatment plans as prescribed by physicians.
Prepared clinical notes and updates for review by primary physician.
Coordinated rehabilitative and preventive nursing process and procedures.
Performed evaluations on consistent basis to address changes in patient needs, conditions and medication, altering care plans when required.
Evuated work performance of 25 to 30 nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
Recruited and developed over 25-30 quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
Used Microsoft and Excell to maintain department budgets and record expenses.
Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary enviroment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
Identified department issues to recommend corrective action including family complaints and state department issues.
Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promate teamwork and mutual respect.
Established new policies and upated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
Planned and assigned workload to 30 plus person nursing staff to direct patient care.
Participated in monthly management team meetings to discuss resident status, cencus changes and resident complaints or concerns.
Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing edication for employees.
Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPPA, benefits administration and general liability.
Organized and facilitated 3 department head meetings weekly, discussing current census, admissions and discharges and residents Medicaid applications.
Direct day to day administrative and operational functions for 59 bed facility, providing guidnace and leadership to over 30 plus employess across more than 3 departments.
Monitored patients respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
Explained health care issues and ramifications to patients and families to promote informed medical care choices.
Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients and families cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
Recoreded patients medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
Observed patients vital signs and administered physician prescribed medication and treatments.
Delivered age appropriate medical care for adults for adults, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
Coordinated patients post discharge treatment plans with physicians and other nurses to promote continuity of medical care.
Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
Observed and reported patient condtion, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPPA laws and prevent information breaches.
Provided direct patient care, stablilized patients and determined next course of action.
Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health edications and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to 1-3 patients daily.
Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion, ventilator and airway management.
Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy to understand terms.
Reviewed post operative orders and continuously monitored patients post operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids an oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilatoe management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
Currently I am on the board of School Nurse Advisory Group at the state level of Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education. In charge of reviewing policies already in place thoughout the State of Oregon as well as writing new policies, teachings and resources for school nurses.
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