Patient-focused Registered Nurse with 19 years of hospital experience providing direct patient care, chart reviews using Interqual, and discharge planning.
Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky, License number 1076321.
Inactive Registered Nurse license in the state of Ohio-presently in process of reactivating this license.
Perform daily chart reviews, using Interqual criteria.
Assess for discharge planning needs and make referrals for home health, DME, or skilled/rehab facilities.
One year as RN on a TCU unit, which included post open heart patients. Two years in Admissions Unit where nursing admission assessment and history were completed. Remaining years in Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) caring for Observation cardiac/chest pain patients. While in CDU also developed patient survey, was the leader in performance improvement studies, and was a staff trainer.
Provided direct patient care to persons of all ages. Promoted to charge nurse of this floor while employed--which including making daily staff assignments and being the primary nurse in charge of telephone calls and new physician orders.
Provided direct nursing care to labor & delivery mothers, newborns, and women with gynecological/surgical needs.
Provided direct patient care to persons of all ages and diagnoses.
Spent time providing care in the ICU and ED also.
Was also preceptor to new employees.
Provided direct patient care to 30 skilled residents and ultimately in charge of entire facility on evening shift. Provided wound care, passed medications, communicated with physicians when assessments warranted the need to do so, charted appropriately in medical record.
Completed BSN while working full time.
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