Skilled open heart critical care nurse
Qualified critical care nurse
Familiar with multiple ventilator modes as well as HFOV
Management and interpretation of PA catheters
Competent in IABP therapy
Rapid response team
Patient population includes medical, surgical, cardiac, neurology, oncology, bone marrow transplant, vascular and critically ill obstetrics
Responsible for 1-2 critically ill patients in a busy ICU
Communicated with the patients, families and health care team with a primary focus on patient outcomes
Served as charge nurse and member of rapid response team
Preceptor for new staff members including experienced nurses, new graduates and senior practicum students
Designed and implemented, alongside management and quality department, a new unit in the hospital to facilitate an ever growing emergency department to admit and initiate treatment while waiting for a bed in the hospital as well as filling the needs in an ever expanding interventional radiology department to care for the post intervention patient.
Responsible for implementing a new orientation and education program for the new Short Stay Unit.
Researched and implemented, along with management and quality department, monitoring and reporting quality indicators to the hospital system and Joint Commission.
Clinical Educator for busy 43 bed GI medical and colo-rectal surgery unit. Responsible for implementing a new orientation program as well as continuing education designed specifically for the GI medical and colo-rectal surgery patients.
Monitored and reported compliance with quality and performance indicators within the hospital system as well as Joint Commission.
Organized and participated in two Joint Commission Survey's on unit with excellent reviews.
Participated in Community education with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
Performed relief charge nurse duties.
Acted as interim assistant to the manager during periods of unit management vacancies.
Nursing Excellence Awards Atlanta Journal Constitution, nomination 2010
Shared Governance, Executive Council for Education 2002-2004 Northside Hospital
Miami-Yoga Teacher Training Course 2002
Affiliated with Northside Hospital's previous Planetree philosophy co-established an in house yoga program for employees 200
1 Clinical Excellence Awards, Runner up 1999 Northside Hospital
License of Registered Nurse in Illinois and California
License of Registered Nurse in Michigan(pending)
ACLS and BLS certified
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