Assertive, compassionate and highly skilled registered nurse with over 5 years of experience primarily in the emergency room/trauma center with recent nursing experience in home health, both in the field and in case management. Strongly self motivated, outstanding team player and committed to providing excellent patient care through exceptional customer service, advocacy and professionalism.
Registered Nurse CA state license 719832 exp. date 5/31/13
American Heart Association: ACLS Provider, expiration 5/2012*
American Heart Association: PALS Provider, expiration 6/2012*
American Heart Association: BLS Provider, expiration 10/2013
*classes for recertification scheduled for 3/27 and 3/29
Traveled to local area ERs working as an RN providing triage, comprehensive medical assessments, medication administration and all other skills under the RN scope of practice. Utilized background in trauma and applied critical thinking skills in the practice of ER nursing. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
In charge of case management of patients under Kaiser insurance. Sought authorization of home health services from nursing care, PT, OT, ST and in home support services. Provided intake of new patient referrals and assigned providers. Obtained necessary MD orders for patients. Performed chart audits and participated in multi-disciplinary care summaries initially and every 30 days. On call for emergency home visits for patient care requiring an RN.
Worked as a home health nurse providing admission assessments on new patients as well as continuing assessments on established patients. Provided direct nursing care such as IV medication administration, Insulin and other injectable medications, wound care and recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Performed supervisory visits on a monthly basis of patients under the care of an LVN.
Worked as a staff RN in a busy ER providing triage, comprehensive medical assessments, medication administration and all skills under the RN scope of practice. Applied background in trauma nursing and critical thinking skills. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Participated in peer review groups, disaster preparedness team and volunteered for opportunities to assist in staff education.
First job after graduating RN program in a level 1 trauma center. Completed 13 week ER training program with 6 weeks under a preceptor. Built a strong foundation for future nursing practice by learning how to perform as an RN in a high stress environment, working with a culturally diverse population and exposure to a wide variety of disease processes and traumatic injuries. Performed triage and charge nurse duties when assigned.
Provided basic nursing assistant care by taking and recording patient vital signs, cleaned and dressed gurneys and transportation of patients from ER to various examinations. Assisted nursing staff as instructed. Observed cases in ER to build on what was being learned in nursing school.
Class President and student government involvement.
Dean's list placement by maintenance of 3.5GPA during all 4 semesters.
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