Dedicated RN with 10 years experience in various degrees of nursing knowledge from acute care to long term care, residential and office settings. I am committed to the job at hand and providing a caring environment for my patients and staff in which to thrive.
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing2007Southwest Virginia Community CollegeBelfast, VA, United States
Staffing management ability
Proven patience and self-discipline
Personal and professional integrity
Successful treatment of conditions
Strong clinical judgment
Computerized charting specialist
Problem resolution ability
Acute and rehabilitative care
Registered Nurse01/2014 to 06/2016Retina ConsultantsCharleston, WV
Completed patient assessments (vital signs, vision) prior to evaluation by physician
Assisted physician during evaluation and treatment of diseases of the retina.
Provided patient teaching of disease process and treatment of the diseases of the retina
Assisted in fluorescein angiography through dye injections and patient monitoring
Made arrangements for patients to have necessary surgeries by scheduling clearance appointments with needed medical professionals and obtaining insurance coverage and clearance for the patient.
Clinical Care Supervisior05/2010 to 06/2013AMFM Mercer Nursing and RehabilitationBluefield, WV
Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness.
Actively maintained up-to-date knowledge of applicable state and Federal laws and regulations.
Provided thorough supervision for day-to-day operations of facility in accordance with set policies and guidelines.
Jumped in to fill gaps for on call rotation when necessary.
Regularly evaluated employee performance, provided feedback and assisted, coached and disciplined staff as needed.
Monitored the nursing and operation of support departments to ensure that resident needs were met and facility was properly maintained. Diligently monitored the QA (Quality Assurance) program to improve performance and maintain high standards of care.
Actively served on Utilization Review Committee by reviewing policies, patterns of providers and sanction processes.
Provided administrative and clinical leadership to the nursing staff.
Completed daily walking rounds to investigate the overall resident care within the facility and diligently enforced high standards.
Completed daily rounds of the nursing department to verify that all nursing service personnel were performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
Evaluated nursing notes to confirm that they accurately and completely described care provided and patient responses.
Monitored infection control procedures to ensure facility-wide health and safety.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.
Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens and weekly updating of wound measurements and charting.
Completed rounds with physician weekly and implemented new orders as needed.
RN- Float Pool08/2007 to 05/2010Johnston Memorial HospitalAbingdon, VA
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
Able to "float" without difficulty, from one floor of the hospital to another.
Worked each aspect of acute care including oncology, OB, ER, ICU, med-surg, pediactrics, and recovery.
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Companies Worked For:
AMFM Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation
Johnston Memorial Hospital
Southwest Virginia Community College
Job Titles Held:
Clinical Care Supervisior
RN- Float Pool
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing 2007
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