Dependable licensed RN with 3 years of experience on a Cardiac Telemetry unit and in a Substance Abuse Treatment facility. Ability to navigate through a stressful environment, while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor. Experienced as a Charge Nurse of a 28 bed telemetry unit and a 32 bed substance abuse inpatient rehab.
Hope House Treatment CenterCrownsville, MDRegistered Nurse Manager (Credible) (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training)10/2014 to Current
Assess and treat patients in acute withdrawal, using evidence based practice/interventions, while carrying out doctors orders to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal medications about addiction, recovery, and coping skills required to maintain sobriety.
Utilization Review from pre-admission through post discharge reviewing clinical information to ensure appropriateness of services.
Experience submitting prior authorizations for anti-craving medications and rehab levels of care to Medicaid and private insurances.
Developed and maintained quality care protocols and standards for the Vivitrol and Suboxone intensive out-patient program.
University of Maryland Shore Regional HealthEaston, MdRegistered Charge Nurse, (Meditec-GE Monitors) (ACLS and BLS Certification)08/2015 to Current
Work and communicate with physicians, nurse practitioners, to provide care to patients with multiple chronic diagnoses at a ratio of 5:1 on a 28-bed cardiac telemetry floor.
Implemented new floor assignments as Charge Nurse, based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Identify, monitor and proactively address issues concerning declining conditions.
Assist/teach patients and families about disease processes, medication actions/side effects.
Initiate and maintain IV therapy to include; antibiotic, antiarrhythmic drips, insulin drips, and blood products.
Skilled peripheral line insertion in addition to the assessment and maintenance of implanted ports and central line catheter devices.
Anne Arundel Medical CenterAnnapolis, MDPhlebotomist06/2011 to 09/2011
Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications for analysis and testing.
Provided thorough explanation of procedures to patients while utilizing assessment skills.
Utilized safe and proper insertion of hypodermic needles while drawing off blood into the proper collection containers.
Associate of Science:Registered Nursing2014Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MDR211639
Phlebotomy Technican Program:Phlebotomy2011Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Bachelor of Science:Social Sciences2007Towson University, Towson, MD