Patient-focused Registered Nurse with expertise in leading interdisciplinary teams within fast-paced clinical environments. Well-versed in planning and directing daily functions and improving delivery of patient care. Excellent communicator with ability to align nursing services with patient needs. History of meeting and exceeding standards of care with hands-on coordination of clinical operations and team activities. Devoted to continuously improving unit to optimize care for every patient. Experienced in hospital and clinic environments. Seasoned nursing leader with team-building expertise, superior clinical skills and sound judgment honed over 30+ years of experience. Systematically build teams, maintain records and manage daily care with decisive approach and strong multitasking skills. Demonstrated success in enhancing team performance to boost patient care outcomes.
Worked deligently to hone skills in IV therapy and advance placement of IVs for patients that need long-term therapy. Attended classes and became PICC line certified in 1999. Successfully inserted greater than 100 PICC lines since that date.
Successfully completed ACLS, PALS and ENPC classes and have maintained them since 1990. In 1998, became an ACLS instructor and PALS instructor and maintain that certification today. Teach the recertification of employees, new hires, resident doctors and the respiratory department in our hospital.
Seeing that our community was lacking in resources in the area of rape crisis, I attended classes to become a SANE nurse. Presently working as an advocate for ADAPT and am about to begin clinicals to become certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
ACLS, PALS, ENPC, BLS certified.
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