Emergency Room Psychiatric Nurse with over 10 years' experience working in high patient volume settings in both
inpatient care and emergency room. Additional expertise in mental health crisis with an extensive knowledge of
Psychiatric/mental health nursing.
Registered Nurse in the State of CA, License number 674249
Public Health Nurse Certificate
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
Superior communication skills
Psychiatric population familiarity
Suicide risk assessments
Quality management cares team member
Exceptional problem solver
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing2015UNIVERSITY OF THE PHOENIXGardena, CA, Los Angeles(BSN)
Diploma: Midwifery2001School of Midwifery University of Nigeria Teaching HospitalEnugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Diploma: Midwifery1996School of Nursing University of Nigeria Teaching HospitalEnugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
High School Diploma1990Special Science SchoolNsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Registered Nurse II - Psychiatric Emergency Unit03/2016 to CurrentHarbor UCLA Medical CenterTorrance, CA
Functioning as team leader or team member while performing various aspects of direct patient care from admission till discharge.
Functioning as a relief charge nurse by assigning work to other staff members, making sure the duties are carried out diligently and assisting staff members as needed. In addition, making assignments for incoming staff and distributing the work load appropriately based on the acuity of patients.
Debriefing incoming staffs on any development or issues that might affect patient's care or staff.
Triaging/ managing acutely psychotic patients in the Psychiatric Emergency Room.
Administering emergency psychiatric drugs to patients during the acute phase of their mental illness.
Involved in the emergency restraints/ take down process of acutely mental ill patients to prevent self-harm and harm to others.
Performing crisis intervention during the acute phase of their mental illness.
Responding to behavioral emergencies (Code Gold) throughout the hospital; making quick decision that helps to restore the safety and security of patients and staff
Assessing and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with social worker, staff, physicians and patient's families.
Acting as a preceptor for new staff / new hire as needed in compliance with hospital policy.
Registered Nurse07/2009 to 02/2014Del Amo HospitalTorrance, CA
Promoted and maintained behavior that contributed to integrated functions.
Gathered and maintained patient's information and records.
Assessed patients mental and physical status based on presented symptoms and complaints.
Offered teaching to adolescents and adult patients in crisis along with their parents and guardians.
Offered support and active listening and caring for adolescents and adult patients in crisis.
Implemented interventions which included treatments, procedures, administration of medicine, education, referrals, and discharge planning.
Managed patients that were in an involuntary psychiatric legal hold status (5585, 5150, 5250, 30 days hold, temporary conservatorship and conservatorship) related to being a danger to self, danger to others or gravely disabled.
Registered Nurse I - Psychiatric Emergency Unit09/2007 to 02/2016Harbor UCLA Medical CenterTorrance, CA
Admitting and assessing patient by performing
a thorough mental, physical, nutritional, and functional on
admission and as needed based
upon patient's condition.
Promoting and maintaining behavior that contributes to integrate
Promoting patient's comfort
and being their advocate.
physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals
treatment plans and
Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or
medical history obtained from patients,
relatives, or other
Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of
patients' conditions or treatment.
Assess patients' mental
and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
medication usage and results.
Document patients' medical
and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment
plans, prescriptions, or
Administer medications including those administered by injection.
Registered Nurse - Obstetrics / Gynecology / Postpartum Unit06/2006 to 09/2007King Drew Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA
Provided post-natal care
for mother and their newborn.
Monitored, recorded, and reported symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
detailed reports and records.
Ordered, interpreted, and
evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
Consulted and coordinated with
healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care
Monitored all aspects of
patient care, including diet and physical activity.
families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention,
and develop health
Prepared patients for and
assist with examinations or treatments.
comprehensive and professional nursing care, caring for women in labor,
promoting their comfort and sharing with them the joy of a newborn.
Educate patients and family members
regarding prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, newborn, or interconceptional care.
Initiate emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
Explain procedures to
patients, family members, staff members or others.