REGISTERED NURSE IN COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY PROGRAM (CPEP)
Registered Nurse with seven plus years of experience in Psychiatric nursing caring for and treating bipolar disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in long term and acute care settings, currently working in Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Stony Brook Hospital.
Ability to perform basic examinations and assessments
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Using therapeutic communication to maximize positive patient outcomes
Proper training in restraints and monitoring during restraint period for maximum patient safety
Monitored patients' mental and emotional condition; frequently assessed potential safety concerns and provided companion and personal care services
Able to communicate with physicians accurately to obtain medication before behaviors escalate
Conducted groups on mental, physical, and emotional well being
Knowledgeable in pharmacological treatments including proper dosing and administration and monitoring for side effects
Computer literate and able to document efficiently in electronic medical record
Basic Life Support certified
Member of treatment team assisting with implementing patient care plan
Registered Nurse in Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), 09/2015 to CurrentStony Brook University － Stony Brook, NY
Certified in triaging patients with psychiatric needs who may need a higher level of care and require medical monitoring/stabilization prior to entering unit. Responsible for providing care and monitoring for children ages 5 and older, adolescents and adults. Complete intakes and gather information from outside providers and family members that can be pertinent in that individuals care. Administering medications, assessing for side effects and EPS. Assessing need for PRN medication. Assess patients in active withdrawal and provide interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Providing a safe and therapeutic milieu, including identification and intervention to early cues to agitation. Delegating duties based on patient need and staff ability. Closely supervising staff caring for patients on special observations. Educate and provide resources to individuals properly if discharged back to the community. Assumes charge nurse position as needed.
Registered Nurse Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, 10/2014 to 09/2015Stony Brook University － Stony Brook, NYProviding care to an acute psychiatric population ages 18 and older admitted from the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) and Inpatient medical floors. Administered medications and treatments to patients as ordered by the physician. Responsible for creating treatment plans that assist patients with learning coping skills and being discharged safely to the community. Provided medication education and continuous monitoring of patients with multiple needs. Worked closely in an interdisciplinary team to provide care to patients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses and needs.
Registered Nurse Mobile Crisis Team, 06/2014 to 09/2014Pilgrim Psychiatric Center － Brentwood, NYCollaborated with other nurses and social workers to assess individuals with psychiatric crises in the community. Evaluated individuals ages 5 years and older to assess if they are deemed safe to be in community. If warranted had the ability to send individuals to Stony Brook CPEP for further evaluation if specific criteria was met. Offered expedited referrals to those who were willing to attend mental health services on an outpatient basis. Completed thorough written assessments on those who were evaluated.
Registered Nurse in Quality Management, 09/2013 to 06/2014Pilgrim Psychiatric Center － Brentwood, NYResponsible for collecting and presenting data regarding National Patient Safety Goals. Responsible for collecting and presenting data regarding staff adherence to policy and procedures. Completed Clinical Pertinence Reviews that contains quantitative indicators for multiple disciplines. Involved in writing chart reviews regarding deaths/incidents of clients inpatient and in the outpatient division. Involved in multiple committees and Performance Improvement Projects.
Registered Nurse / Charge Nurse, 09/2010 to 09/2013Pilgrim Psychiatric Center － Brentwood, NYResponsible for managing a team of nurses and mental health therapy aides and delegating their tasks. Responsible for admitting and completing admission paperwork in an adult psychiatric admission ward. Educated individuals on the importance of medication compliance in groups. Prepared and educated those being discharged into the community. Provided a safe and therapeutic environment. Work as a team with physician and social workers. Initiated and part of completing/updating treatment plans. Administered medications and PRN medications as needed. Utilized techniques for deescalating clients appropriately and when needed. Acted as nurse administrator when NA1 was scheduled off.
Dental Assistant, 09/2001 to 09/2010Sachem Dental Group - Ronkonkoma － Lake Ronkonkoma, NYResponsible for sterilizing instruments according to OSHA standards. Responsible for taking x-rays on patients and assisting dentist with instruments during procedures. Established rapport with patients. Strong communication skills between coworkers.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science:Nursing,2013University of Phoenix － Phoenix, AZ, United States
Associate Degree:Nursing,2010Farmingdale University － Farmingdale, NY, United States