Experienced RN licensed in South Dakota and Minnesota.
Professional knowledge of nursing theory, practices, and clinical procedures.
Excellent people skills, and able to communicate information clearly and concisely.
Able to report observations, follow oral and written instructions, and keep records and charts. Very good at documentation.
Able to operate a large variety of medical equipment.
Maintain a helpful and apathetic attitude towards patients and their families.
Certified nephrology nurse since 1999, and willing to learn a new specialty.
Chronic hemodialysis including charge nurse responsibilities. Assessed patients, & made decisions independently, and notified physicians as needed. Oversaw staffing needs and scheduling. Able to perform nursing procedures, medication administration, sterile dressing changes, & very accomplished at starting IV's, and cannulating. I also traveled to several other dialysis clinics to provide assistance in the unit and as charge nurse.
I have worked in acute dialysis setting in various hospitals in several different settings, such as Intensive Care Units, Isolation rooms, patient rooms, and acute dialysis unit. Provided continuous support and education for staff, patients, and families regarding hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. I was frequently on call, contacting physicians, and providing emergency dialysis as needed. Assisted physicians with central venous catheter placement.
I have been employed with DaVita as a home dialysis nurse since 03/31/2007. Educating patients, families, and staff about peritoneal and home hemodialysis. Strong communication skills. Customized patient teaching to match the individual, with emphaisis on infection control. Am able to create care plans centered on needs of patient. Very experienced in assessing, troubleshooting, on call support, and following protocols. Experienced in wound care, sterile procedures, and many other basic nursing skills. Have assisted in the operating room with peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.
I was responsible for the peritoneal dialysis program during the acquisition from Kidney Care to DaVita. I have had certification in nephrology nursing since 1999, not afraid to learn a new specialty. I currently am an infection control auditor, team safety leader, and vascular access manager.
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