Over 13 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a critical care setting. Energetic and motivated leader with commitment to providing quality care for high acuity patients. Seeking a position in a patient-focused facility. Additional expertise includes shift leader with a strong desire to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification [current]
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification [current]
Healthcare: critical care, critical care nursing, phlebotomy, quality, quality assurance, shift leader, rapid response nurse, IABP care, open heart surgery nursing, CRRT nursing, precepting, scheduling
People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiasm, exceptional team player and leader, motivational to constantly seek improvement
Quality practice council leader
Immediate post open heart surgery nurse
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy nurse
Intra-aortic balloon pumps
Rapid Response leader
Skilled critical care nurse
Registered Nurse/Shift Leader08/2005 to CurrentParkwest Medical CenterKnoxville, TN
Shift leader for a 30 bed mixed high acuity critical care unit
Open heart team member
Rapid Response Leader
Quality Practice Council Leader
CRRT and IABP preceptor
Clinical Excellence Award winner in 2011
Leanne Baker Nominee in 2014
Code team leader
Disciplined, energetic employee who establishes rapport with patients, families and colleagues daily
Preceptor for over 12 current employees
Participates daily in multidisciplinary rounds
Registered Nurse07/2003 to 08/2005Anderson Area Medical Center CCU/CVICUAnderson, SC
Performed critical care nursing for high acuity level patients
Helped lead codes and rapid response teams
Created schedule for CCU staff
Served on various quality assurance committees
Nursing Assistant/ Telemetry control08/2000 to 03/2003Baptist HospitalKnoxville, TN
Assisted nursing staff with total care of cardiac patients.
Monitored patients ECG changes with specialized training.
Performed phlebotomy, ECG testing, and post PTCA sheath removal with specialized training.
Heath Specialist/Exercise Technician10/1997 to 07/2000Anderson Area Medical CenterAnderson, SC
Monitored patients during exercise session through various physical indicators.
Instructed patients on proper use of equipment and assured proper use during sessions.
Participated in patient education activities related to cardiovascular effects of exercise, nutrition,.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: NursingMay 2003University of TennesseeKnoxville, TNGPA: GPA: 3.98Nursing GPA: 3.98 Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, 2003
Bachelor of Science: Health and Exercise ScienceMay 1997Furman UniversityGreenville, SCGPA: GPA: 3.6 Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, 1997Health and Exercise Science GPA: 3.6 Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, 1997