I am a very adaptable, detail focused Registered Nurse. I have a deep fondness and compassion working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have special interest in assessing and developing personalized healthcare plans, treatments and education. I am very interested in promoting wellness and disease management in the everyday dynamics of human life in home and community.
Provided focused, attentive and compassionate nursing care for patients of all ages. Maintained and updated detailed electronic medical records. Assisted in performance of skin exams, biopsies. Provided pre- and post-operative care. Performed surgical assistance for the Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Dysplastic/Atypical Nevi, Melanoma, Cyst & Lipoma and Keratoses destruction. Delivered cryotherapy and Kenalog injected as directed. Managed professional referrals. Worked to secure prior authorizations and approvals with insurance companies for optimal patient care. Strong knowledge of biologics. Participated in many in office education programs regarding injectable biologics and skin care products.
Ensured patient and family understanding of diagnosis, focusing on understanding and building confidence in patients to carry out prescribed treatment plans for their individual lifestyle dynamic regarding diagnosis such as, wound infections including burns, Acne, Folliculitis, Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis, Warts, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis), Melasma, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Provided phone triage, delivered laboratory and diagnostic results. Highly competent in EMR system EMA.
Accountable for nursing staff awareness and compliance with Federal and State regulations. In conjunction with others, prepares for and participates in the annual DSHS survey. Prepare statistical information for presentations in infection control/QI meetings. Conducted surveillance for detecting infection sources. Developed and implemented policies and procedures as needed. Complied and delivered reports on infection control data. Maintained precise records for staff and patient Hepatitis B, Influenza, TB testing. Assessed critical situations, implemented isolation precautions or other preventative measures, monitored, motivated and followed up to ensure that infection control procedures were implemented/modified as needed.
Completed admissions, including initial assessment. Attentively and successfully directed Individualized care plans to ensure optimal therapeutic outcome for patients in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Presented education for Nursing staff and whole community staff meetings in an engaging and manner on topics of Infection Control, Flu/immunizations, Wellness, mandatory reporting, and welcoming questions and open discussion. Worked closely with HR for interviewing, hiring and retaining nursing staff. Managed scheduling for staff of 95 RN's, LPN' and CNA's. Delivered performance reviews in a supportive, empowering and timely manner.responsible to train on and ensure HIPPAA compliance. Supported staff with small and large group trainings, hands on assistance during rounds and as requested.
Embraced and managed patient care in all areas of rehabilitation, hospice, dementia/Alzheimer's care, wound care, colostomy, joint replacements, and other health care challenges. AANAC RAC-CT Certification, MDS Coordinator trained.
RN Case Manager working with a Social worker at a direct health care team. Serving pregnant women and children in home up to age six, with additional service for older children in the home. Worked with public/private partnerships and Social Services, to improve the health status of young children in need and to support and enhance their family's ability to move toward self-sufficiency.
As part of the CHIP team I provided case management including home visits, transportation to Health Department, Prenatal care, pediatric clinics, hospitals. Ensured Mothers understand of self-care and baby needs. Educated mothers in home and at group meetings on development milestones, well baby care, immunizations, post hospitalization home care, managing wounds, safety in home, family nutrition and family management strategies.
Supported families, with education, empathy, strategies to confidently building skills of parental empowerment. Providing respectful, nonjudgmental support. My personal mission statement was, always meeting families "where they are and empower them to where they want to go" Honoring their dreams and goals. Personally, developed and hosted empowerment meetings
I am truly honored and privileged to have worked at New River Valley Pediatric where under the guidance of the wonderful Doctors and management team, I was able to embrace my passion for nursing and compassionately working with children. I worked directly in all areas of the clinic office gaining and delivering health care education caring for the dynamic, sensitive and varied health care needs of children from birth through age of nineteen.
I was responsible for evaluating, updating and kept detailed records of health histories, developmental milestones, current symptoms and treatment efficacy. Personally, gave vaccines per Department of Health immunizations guidelines all ages.
Prepared patients for doctor services providing health histories, vital signs, current symptoms, eye chart testing, hearing and tympanogram testing, height and weight. Assisted and provided allergy skin testing, administered allergy shot/immunotherapy monitored and managed adverse side effects.
Provided nebulizer treatments assessed and monitored for effectiveness.
Delicately and correctly, completed many procedures including, pediatric catheterization for urinalysis, provided deep tissue antibiotics, managed impactions, provided treatment nebulizer treatments as needed for respiratory concerns, rapid strep testing, obtained cultures, finger stick testing for anemia/iron deficiency, ear wax removal. Delivered empathetic and nonjudgmental assistance for families challenging concerns.
Competently provided telephone triage for parents and caregivers. Managed doctor schedules. Front office skills of insurance verification and payments and maintained current family demographics. Competently adhered to HIPAA guidelines.
RAC-CT AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator 2014
Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Certification in-Process completion in 2020
Certified Massage Therapist 2003
Current AHA BLS
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