Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EPIC electronic charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader. Patient advocate from admission to discharge. Anticipate all patients home needs on discharge. Organized and dependable. Assisting patients to get back to living.
Staff Registered Nurse with 25 years experience and knowledge in Rehabilitation Nursing. Served as Charge Nurse with full patient assignment, Intake Coordinator, Case Manager, Social Worker/Discharge Planner as needed for unit. Communicated with multiple insurance companies/medicare to obtain patient length of stay and obtain authorization as per patients needs. (SNF,PCH,and homehealth) Performed assessment by obtaining nursing history, physical exam, laboratory data, and past and present medical information to formulate an individualized plan of care. Had Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing from June 2011 to June2016.
Worked for HealthSouth 12 bed closed unit for traumatic brain injuries. Provided nursing care for TBI, AVM, NPH, Parksinsons patients'with newly inserted deep brain stimulators, extensive strokes, and multiple other traumatic injuries. Performed nursing care as per order and protocol. Trach care, G-tube/ng tube care, wound care, line care, and reinforce learned activities from therapy. Extensive family training in patient care, medication regime, safety measures, and use of durable medical equipment.
Worked in a steel mill.
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