Experience cultivating positive working relationships with patients, family members, physicians, and other healthcare team members. Background assisting with staffing needs and preparing schedules for Medical Assistants and call rotations.
*Achievements / Strengths: Selected as Peer Tutor for various nursing and healthcare subjects. Demonstrated ability to improve overall patient health and quality of life. Flexible and adaptable team player with the ability to learn and apply new ideas quickly.
Company NameAugust 2014 to CurrentRegistered Nurse (RN) City, State
Provide patient education and assist physician in various procedures.
Present information to support patient healthcare decisions.
Conduct routine exams while leveraging understanding of the disease process, patient conditions, treatment options, and follow-up.
Sterilize instruments using autoclave.
Ensure timely response to patient requests outside of office visits.
Research past appointment information and enter charges into Epic electronic medical records (EMR) system.
Assist with staffing needs by requesting help from float pool during vacation periods.
Monitor inventory levels and order clinical supplies.
Answered Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and reduced need for follow-up calls by updating "Post-Op Instruction" sheets to include more specific information.
Effectively utilized expertise to instruct other team members on Epic program.
Company NameDecember 2007 to August 2014Senior Medical Assistant City, State
Assisted in direct patient care, took vital signs, administered injections, and provided telephone triage.
Performed EKGs, conducted spirometry, collected and processed specimens, and performed venipuncture.
Efficiently scanned and abstracted patient information into Epic system.
Prepared and submitted Diabetes, CAD, and MI Quality reports.
Developed schedules for Medical Assistants and Family Medicine Physician call rotations.
Set appointments, processed patient billing and insurance claims, and managed medical records.
Served as "Epic Super User" and participated in regular meetings to receive and train staff on updates regarding electronic medical records system.
Collaborated with physicians on quality improvement projects to increase health and quality of life by promoting routine exams and blood work for diabetic patients.
Earned several awards from patients for providing compassionate, high-quality care.
Frequently commended by physicians for exceptional clinical judgment and critical thinking skills in meeting patient needs.
Company NameOctober 2011 to February 2014Nursing Student City, State
Developed current knowledge and skills in head-to-toe and focused assessments, patient histories, IV starts, medication administration, NG tube insertion, wound care, patient education, and charting.
Determined methods for incorporating research into nursing practice and methods for presenting research information as best evidence-based practice for potential system-wide introduction to improve patient care.
Delivered patient education on medications, diabetes, asthma, and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) during clinical rotations.
Selected to serve as Peer Tutor for Medical-Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics (OB), Critical Care, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Health Assessment, and Fundamentals.
Successfully completed multiple clinical experiences as Student RN: Centegra Home Health - provided patient care with home health nurses in community setting (September to October '13).
Elgin State Hospital - utilized therapeutic communication techniques with patients in inpatient Psychiatric Unit (May to June '13).
Critical Care and Emergency Department, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (March to April '13).
La Rabida Children's Hospital (January to February '13).
Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Specialty Care Nursery, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (November to December '12).
Medical-Surgical, Sherman Hospital (July to October '12).
Education and Training
2/2014Bachelor of Science: Nursing (BSN)GPA: Magna cum LaudeNursing (BSN) Magna cum Laude
CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING, Addison, IL
President's List, Honor Roll, Recipient of Nightingale Scholarship, Member of Student Nurses Association - Chamberlain Addison Branch, Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
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