Registered Nurse with twenty years experience. Current specialty in the Pacu. Experienced in Med/Surg, Tele, Open heart step down, Neuro/Trauma. Floating to ICU on an as needed basis. Maintain strong reputation for high level of patient care and standards. Seeking a job in the Pacu, either inpatient or outpatient setting.
BLS Certification 1993 to present
ACLS Certification 2003 to present
PALS Certification 2012 to present
Registered Nurse License in state of SC R92967
Registered Nurse License in state of CA 494071
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients and their families to the Pacu environment. Care of adult and pediatric patients in the initial post op period. Care of Inpatients and Outpatients in a busy 70 bed Pacu. Care ranged from ICU to Pt's going home. Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines. Precepting new employees and writing a section of Core training for new graduates at Duke (Renal/Nephrology). Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Travel nursing 13 weeks at Duke Raleigh. Position in Tele/ICU Adult Critical Care nursing. Post Cardiac cath/ablation/PTCA care on tele unit and Variable diagnosis in ICU: Post Craniotomy and post thoracotomy care. Mostly post op ICU care as well as medical ICU needs. This position led to my permanent position in Duke Durham PACU.
Care of Adult Active Duty Military personnel on a Med/Surg Unit. Some care of adult dependents and pediatric dependents. 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 the unit.
Travel Nursing position at Centinella Marina in Marina Del Ray, CA on a busy telemetry unit with floating to the ICU on an as needed basis. Care of adult med/surg tele and ICU patients.
Travel Nursing position 13 weeks on heavy Med/Surg unit. Care of Adult Nephrology patients at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. Duties included setting up peritoneal dialysis manually and on cyclers and care of the dialysis patient with emphasis on pt teaching for home use of cyclers and peritoneal dialysis teaching.
Travel Nursing position Swain County Hospital in Bryson City North Carolina. Care of Adult patients in a Med/Surg capacity on a small telemetry unit (8 beds).
Staff nurse with the care of Adult patients on Pulmonary Step down ICU unit. Most patients were ventilated or new tracheostomy with chronic ventilatory dependency. All patients were monitored on telemetry and had a pulmonary focus.
Staff RN with the care of Adult telemetry patients. Pt focus was on the post cardiac cath/post PTCA and S/P Afib/Ablation patients.
Local Travel Nursing in the Washington DC area. I worked at Washington Hospital Hospital Center in Washing DC on Open Heart Step-down. Care of adult patients s/p CABG and upon transfer out of CVRR. Also, I worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on a surgical Unit caring for wounded soldiers upon transfer out of Iraq/Afghanistan. Most were traumatic amputations and Abdominal wound/extensive soft tissue injuries.
Staff RN on Cardiac Research unit as a clinical research nurse. Care of adult and pediatric patients while on cardiac protocols. Most patients were being evaluated for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or Coronary Artery Disease. As a clinical research nurse I was responsible for ensuring the protocols were followed and all research data turned in to the Principal investigator(s). We fully supported the families while the patients were here for cardiac evaluation.
Staff RN on a busy, large telemetry unit. Care of Adult patients s/p PTCA/AFIB Ablation and diagnostic cardiac cath patients. All patients on telemetry.
Staff Nurse with the care of adult patients on a Neuro/Trauma Unit. Pt's were Closed head injury, Spinal Cord injuries and Brain tumor patients s/p craniotomy.
My first nursing job as a staff RN with the care of adult Medical/Surgical patients in a busy Veterans Hospital.
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