Patient focused Registered Nurse with management experience, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and over 30 years experience as a nurse. Energetic and motivated leader dedicated to quality patient care, looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.
Provides direct patient care including instruction, implementation of orders and needed tasks/procedures, and charting, performing all responsibilities with patient-centered focus to achieve optimum patient care.
Prepares patient by prepping them for their procedures, including patient assessment, establishing IV, drawing labs, interpreting results, pre procedure clean/sterile preparation, assisting anesthesia with blocks and pre medication administration and education of patient of care both pre and post op.
Provides direct patient care including instruction, implementation of orders and needed tasks/procedures, and charting; performing all responsibilities with patient-centered focus to achieve optimum patient care.
Manages Coumadin Clinic including obtaining specimen, performing testing, assessment and interpretation of results, patient education and dosage adjustments as needed. Prepared and implemented Coumadin Protocol ensuring uniform checks and implementation of Coumadin care for patients. This resulted in improved patient care.
Worked collaboratively with cardiologists and other physicians with orders implementation, scheduling procedures (cardiac catherizations, TEEs, Cardioversions) and testing (echocardiograms, stress tests, etc).
Provides patient education with procedures, medications, and continued care as well as Vendor coordination for various procedures as needed.
Documents patient care, treatments, medications, procedures, teaching, and assessment.
Relief Nurse for Stress Test lab: run nuclear and exercise stress tests including active assessment, interpretation of EKG, and patient care before, during, and after the actual stress test.
Trainer for incoming nursing staff including procedure protocols, patient care in office setting, orders implementation, documentation and integrity maintenance of EMR, and employee protocol.
Volunteered for Hurricane Shelter medical care team throughout the hurricane season in Brevard County, FL. Responsibilities would include helping maintain a medical shelter designed for care of high risk patients that are in need of skilled nursing care while being sheltered before, during and/or after, a storm.
New facility opening and set up, one of several management staff selected to open and set up a new hospital. Tasks included staff selection, equipment placement, through-put/flow protocols, staffing ratios, staff training, responsibilities and education. Policy and procedure writing and implementation and re-evaluation; ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and other organization and regulatory standards within the department. Evaluation, scheduling, discipline of staff. Accountable to budget of department by assisting with the development of and compliance with the unit's annual budget, including operating and capital budget planning.
Patient satisfaction expertise to include routine rounding on patients in department and educating staff on same practice. Service recovery initiated and follow through, as needed.
Multi disciplinary communication, communicates in a positive, cooperative manner with other charge nurse, administrative supervisors, physicians and administration to promote teamwork and optimum patient care.
Promotes associate accountability and competency through leadership and management practice, counsels and disciplines associates as necessary, encourages associategrowth and development through mentorship and goal setting. Displays and holds associates accountable for the elements of good service.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding health care teams
Contributed, substantially, to successful department Joint Commission accreditation
Ensured HIPPA compliance
Coordinated Quality Improvement activities to identify performance areas for improvement
Managed flow, staff and oversight for 20-bed unit as well as 6 bed Clinical Decision Unit
Registered NurseLicense-State of Florida-4/30/2017
BLS-Basic Life Support-6/2016
ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support-6/2016
PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support-9/2016
CEN-Certified Emergency Nurse-7/1/2018
Emergency Nurses Association
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