I attended the Nursing Program at Wabash Valley College for one year. I did not complete the Program due to a total loss house fire starting my second year of school. Previously, I had planned to finish, but I am now focused on my family and building a career in recruiting.
I attended USI to acquire all of my necessary courses needed for Nursing prerequisites. I completed these courses in Fall 2015.
I graduated from Wood Memorial in 2005 with a Core 40 High School Diploma.
I am a Medical Professional who has a passion for providing the highest level of satisfaction and care for the people I have the pleasure of serving.
I have worked in a broad range of healthcare atmospheres, both inpatient and office settings, with a wide range of Healthcare Professionals. Cardiac was my primary focus for a number of years, but I have most recently worked in Ophthalmology, specializing in Retina.
Caring for people has been one of my greatest honors, however, I am interested in seeking a different career in the medical field. I am very much interested in learning about all that the medical recruiting industry has to offer. I feel that with my strong medical knowledge base and interpersonal skills, I could make a valuable asset to a medical recruiting team.
Though I know a different career path will come with its own set of challenges, I am eager to rise to the challenge.
I am currently working for Ohio Valley Eye Institute with 1 Ophthalmologist, 1 Retina Specialist, and 1 Optometrist. I am responsible for brining patients back to an Exam room to get all of their medical history, performing all diagnostic testing pertinent to their diagnosis, and getting them ready to be seen by the Physician. Within my practice, we all have additional "side" jobs to complete when not in clinic. I am responsible for doing all Prior Authorizations for drugs, filling out and submitting any disability paperwork, filling out all paperwork for BMV Driving tests, and exchanging information with pharmaceutical drug representatives. I really enjoy all of the small details that go into making our patients experience, an enjoyable one.
I was a Retina Technician/Physician Scribe, that dealt primarily with Posterior Eye issues. We got many referrals from surrounding Endocrinologists, Ophthalmologists, and Optometrists. My day at Talley typically started around 07:00 and ended when the job was done. I dealt directly with patients and their family members, obtained their Medical History, all measurable data, Diagnostics, and prepared them for the Retinal Specialist.
My primary role at Talley was scribing with the Doctors. I went into each room with them from start to finish. I was responsible for dictating (Interpreting) everything the physician said, typing their plan as they spoke with the patient, and explaining everything with the patient when the doctor had left the room. I frequently communicated with other Ophthalmology Offices to co-manage patients we had in common.
I was in charge of the I-Pledge Drug Program at Talley. I-Pledge is a program that involves getting patients qualified for drugs at a research level. There is a high level of "red tape" involved with this process and it required a great attention to detail.
Prior authorizations, handling drug reps needs, and speaking with the patients insurance companies, were also a few things that I handled daily.
Multi-Tasking under pressure was necessary while working at Talley, but I was always ready to rise to the occasion.
As an Ophthalmic Technician, I was responsible for seeing the patient prior to the Physician. I collected patient information, Medical History, and Complaints from the patient. I performed all diagnostic testing needed on each person (Auto-refract, OCT, IOL/measurements, Visual Field, refractions, checking pressure, and dilating.) If and when the Physician wanted to schedule the patient for surgery, I provided patient education for eye medications needed, scheduled the patient, and informed them of all post-operative visits they needed to attend.
I was a Medical Scribe for each Physician as needed and it was easy for me to adapt to other roles needed in the office setting. Each of the Physicians had a specific expectation for their charting needs and I became proficient in learning how to be flexible in that. If specific drugs needed prior authorizations, I was able to complete those with the pharmacy, patient, and insurance companies.
I was also responsible for the Eye Pharmaceutical Reps that came to our office. I ordered samples, organized luncheons for training, and kept all of the supply organized and accounted for.
I worked with two Ophthalmologists, one Optometrist, and a Retinal Specialist.
All charting for the patients was done on Integrity EMR, and I am proficient in this system.
At Select Medical Hospital, I was a Cardiac Telemetry Technician. My number one priority was to ensure the safety of the patients we served. During my twelve hour shift, I was responsible for initial interpretation/report of heart rhythms, communicating with the Cardiologists/Hospitalists, and communicating to assigned Nurses. I also made assignments for the staff following my shift and communicated frequently with the Charge Nurses and House Supervisors/ADONS. I provided assistance to other staff members on the floor when needed and frequently spoke with patients/family members regarding thier families care and concerns.
I worked in Cardiac ICU (Unit 2900) at Deaconess Hospital Midtown Campus. I provided direct patient care daily (Collecting vitals, Bathing, emptying drains, transport, repositioning, etc.) I would often "float" to other units if they were short staffed to assist. I primarily floated to the Ortho/Neuro Unit, where I gained an immense amount of knowledge pertaining to broken bones, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and other various Traumas. I am knowledgeable about medical equipment and how it is used. Pin care and stabilization was an everyday task when working in Orthopedics.
Assisting in codes was also a part of my job responsibility. Charting interactions in Epic (EMR) about the patient and their families was something that I completed daily in order to give an accurate/punctual report to the oncoming staff. I was required to be proficient in cardiac rhythms, as well as maintain my Basic life skills (BLS) training through the American Heart Association. I worked alongside many different medical specialists and gained a great deal regarding patient care and practice.
During my time at Deaconess, I spoke with House Supervisors/ADONS regarding staffing numbers and was aware of the shortages with staff to patient ratios. We always welcomed the extra help, sent by Nursing Agencies!
I was a member of the Anatomy Club while attending college at Wabash Valley College. We did informative seminars to demonstrate how the human body works. Doing "mock surgeries" on donated human cadavers was a yearly demonstration, with the last one being a torn meniscus repair.
I was involved with Student Nurse Association while attending Wabash Valley College. We organized events and communicated important deadlines to our fellow nursing students.
I was involved with the Employee Engagement Committee at Talley. With this Committee, there are chosen individuals that collaborate ideas for the practice and its employees. We tried to offer new and exciting ideas for employee appreciation and building morale. We brought employee concerns to the board and tried coming up with collective solutions. Those suggestions were then presented to the Board of Physicians at our Practice, and a decision regarding ideas/concerns was made. I feel that it was a great way to communicate wants and needs, in a positive, productive way.
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