Experienced medical/oncology acute care registered nurse seeking a dynamic leadership opportunity. Experience: Experienced acute care Registered Nurse specializing in treatment of unstable and complex medical/oncology patients; extensive clinical experience as a former medical assistant, hospital phlebotomist, laboratory assistant and medical educator. Interpersonal Skills: empathic; compassionate; ability to communicate effectively with patients and families; facilitation of positive relationships with patients, families, and colleagues; confident in providing comprehensive education and constructive instruction; proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast paced and challenging environments; team player; ability to provide support, encourage and criticism to staff in a positive and constructive manner. Organizational Skills: efficient time management; accurate prioritization of patient care; effective implementation of care plans; capacity to multitask and adapt during crisis; ability to coordinate patient care involving multidimensional care; capable of identifying areas of improvement in patient care and nursing knowledge. Patient/Professional Advocacy: ethical; trustworthy; empathetic; supportive; compassionate; committed to providing exemplary patient centered care; willing to abdicate for unit employees; compassionate about with the welfare of fellow colleagues and team members. Work Ethic: reliable; impeccable attendance record; accountable; transparent; ability to adapt and excel independently and collaboratively with team members; passionate Technical Skills: comprehensive, focused and accurate patient assessment; proficient in performing vital signs, injections, electrocardiograms, phlebotomy and urinalysis; ability to evaluate diagnostic findings; extensive knowledge of laboratory, diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Cerner, Meditech and Kamis software proficient; strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; internet resourceful; capacity to navigate equipment issues.
Huntington Memorial HospitalPasadena, CARegistered Nurse12/2013 to Current
Provide a proactive, efficient and safe acute nursing care to vulnerable, unstable and complex patients, in a 32 bed medical/oncology/telemetry unit with a 5:1 patient/nurse ratio.
Utilize the nursing process and critical thinking to develop individualized and comprehensive treatment plans to meet patients holistic needs and improve patient outcomes.
Assess and monitor patients' health status and expeditiously respond to changes in medical condition.
Provide comprehensive education to patients, families, and nursing students while facilitating and supporting the needs and decisions of the patient.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to coordinate interventions ensuring continuity of care.
Maintain a trusting, empathetic, open, and transparent relationship with patients and families while providing physical, emotional and spiritual care.
Providence St. Joseph's Medical CenterBurbank, CALaboratory Assistant II03/2008 to 02/2012
Collected, ordered and processed all types of laboratory specimen.
Performed in a team environment to efficiently inventory, process and prepare specimens within a strict timeframe requiring adaptability and effective time management.
Executed quality assurance to maintain accuracy of laboratory orders, guaranteeing the highest quality specimen results.
Acted as primary contact for physicians and staff regarding inquires and problem resolution, ensuring physician, department and patient satisfaction.
Trained new employees and advised other team members on department procedures and protocols.
Huntington Memorial HospitalPasadena, CACertified Phlebotomy Technician, Laboratory Assistant06/2007 to 12/2013
Obtained blood specimens from a diversity of patients with various medical conditions in a variety of settings including: ER, ICU, DOU, PACU, Telemetry, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and Newborn Nursery.
Collaborated on Code Blue, Rapid Response, Stroke, Sepsis and Trauma Codes..
Researched, processed and prepared specimens for analysis in a timely and efficient manner.
Trained and mentored new employees within the department.
Kaplan College Maric College NCCT ProctorNorth Hollywood, CAMedical Assistant/Phlebotomy/BLS Instructor, Clinical Coordinator08/2004 to 03/2008
Effectively executed medical assisting lectures and labs within a prescribed curriculum.
Communicated lesson objectives and provided technical instruction in: anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, phlebotomy, injections, ECG, wound care, first aid and BLS.
Developed, refined and implemented new curriculum.
Established and maintained a positive and productive learning environment promoting critical thinking and improving technical skills.
Coordinated and managed clinical externships while developing and maintaining relationships with physicians, clinics and communities.
J. Randolph Schnitman, MD, FACS IncBeverly Hills, CAMedical Office Manager, Medical Assistant07/2002 to 08/2004
Acted as primary medical assistant including performing: assessments, diagnostic testing, oral and parenteral medication administration and assistance with invasive procedures.
Demonstrated exemplary customer service by providing comprehensive patient education and compassionate patient care.
Coordinated patient care involving various physicians, outpatient facilities, pharmacies and insurance companies.
Maintained medical office certifications with JCAHO, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA.
Kantor, Sugerman, Schnitman, and Nasseri MD, FACS IncBeverly Hills, CAMedical Assistant10/1993 to 07/2002
Performed patient assessment, vital signs, specimen collections and preparation, medication administration, injections, diagnostic testing and procedure assistance.
Provided patient education regarding medications, procedures and treatment plans.
Scheduled outpatient surgeries and procedures including coordinating insurance verification.
Maintained professional, ethical and discreet patient care.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Science:Nursing06/2015Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UTNursing
Associates Degree:Registered Nursing12/2012College of the Canyons, Valencia, CARegistered Nursing
Bachelors of Nursing Science
American Heart Association Basic Life Support and ECG/Pharmacology Certification; Western Governors University Nursing Student Preceptor; End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Trainer Certificate; Huntington Hospital Skin/Wound Team member; 6W Patient Care Associate Skills Day Presenter; Former California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1); Former Certified Medical Assistant; Former California Certified Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Vocational Instructor.
anatomy, Basic, oral, CPT1, critical thinking, customer service, first aid, injections, instruction, Instructor, insurance, invasive procedures, inventory, Life Support, Medical Assisting, medical terminology, medication administration, Meditech, Excel, Microsoft Office, office, PowerPoint, Word, Neuroscience, Nursing, oncology, Patient Care, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Phlebotomy, physiology, PACU, Presenter, problem resolution, protocols, quality, quality assurance, specimen collections, Technician, Telemetry, time management, Trainer, Trauma, treatment plans, vital signs, wound care
Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy/BLS Instructor, Clinical Coordinator
Medical Office Manager, Medical Assistant
Bachelors of Science : Nursing 06/2015 Associates Degree : Registered Nursing 12/2012 Bachelors of Nursing Science American Heart Association Basic Life Support and ECG/Pharmacology Certification; Western Governors University Nursing Student Preceptor; End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Trainer Certificate; Huntington Hospital Skin/Wound Team member; 6W Patient Care Associate Skills Day Presenter; Former California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1); Former Certified Medical Assistant; Former California Certified Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Vocational Instructor.
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