Dedicated, experienced Registered Nurse committed to quality care and preventative care advocacy.
Over 29 years nursing experience with 8 years of solid medical surgical experience. Over19 years experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Seeking Per Diem work that will maximize my experience and continue to provide opportunities for professional growth.
New York State Licensed Registered Nurse.
National Safety Counsel Certified in First Aid & Adult CPR-AED.
Instructor for NSC OSHA Blood-Borne curriculum.
Instructor to teach NYS OPWDD Medication Administration Course.
Instructor to teach NYS OPWDD Diabetes and Insulin administration.
NYS OPWDD Training for Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention.
NYS OPWDD Training for Triage Nursing.
NYS OPWDD Nursing Regulations.
Bilingual: English and Spanish.
History of Certifications:
6/87 New York State Department of Health:
Completion of RUG-11 Case Mix Reimbursement Training.
Completion of NYS Department of Health for PRI Screening.
2/91 Beth Israel Medical Center:
Intravenous Therapy Certification Course.
11/91 Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY.
Completion of Central Nervous System Training.
Completion of Cardiovascular Nursing Training.
Supervising Registered Nurse for a Non for Profit Day Program that provides adults with disabilities the opportunity for community integration and Person Centered Programing. Responsible for primary care, and medication management. Strong assessment skills used to determine necessary patient care. Provision of quality care in accordance with agency mission and New York State OPWDD regulations. Member of the Promenade Hill management team and routinely collaborated with team members to develop and maintain quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, protocols/guidelines and organization of medical records, updated and maintained for over 60 consumers receiving services. Provided health education training to direct care staff including, signs and symptoms of illness, seizure disorders, OSHA & Blood-borne training, Epi-Pen use, importance of immunizations, annual administration of Flu Vaccines and training related to any new disorders or diseases as required. Assisted team members, Psychologist and direct care staff in providing behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with challenging behaviors including Dementia and Alzheimer's. Advocate for and assist parents for those individuals that still live at home. In addition to responsibilities for COARC, assigned in 2012 to provide nursing over-site and re-organization assistance to outside agency and was commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of the people we serve.
Staff/Charge nurse: Assigned staff and duties, monitor and administer patient care, inclusive of treatments and medication administration, documentation for state requirements, PRI/Screen.
Provided direct care to patients involved in all types of Ambulatory and Emergency surgery.
Charge Nurse of a 39 bed unit primarily involved with Vascular surgery and medical care for geriatrics population. Coordinated staff duties, supervised and evaluated staff development. Prepared weekly nursing and nurses aide assignments, monthly staffing schedules. Directly involved with weekly utilization reviews. Prepared PRI/Screen assessments for geriatric population.
Assisted with patient care primary focus on preparations for Radiology procedures.
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