Driven, hardworking and compassionate RN with extensive experience in cardiac catherization laboratory and telemetry/medical/surgical settings. Passionate about delivering patient care with respect to individual patient needs. Open and clear communicator with analytical problem-solving abilities. Possess proven ability to remain calm under pressure and skillfully handle difficult patients and high-stress situations. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work and excellent organizational skills.
Outstanding customer service abilities and effective communication and listening skills
Strong critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to deal tactfully with people, resolve conflict professionally and develop good working relationships
Strong attention to detail
Able to multitask efficiently and effectively
Team oriented attitude
Solid documentation and assessment skills
Ability to scrub assist in a variety of complex procedures
Excellent preceptorship and staff supervisory skills
Maintain current clinical competence, BLS and ACLS certified
Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages
Provide conscious sedation services to patients undergoing gastrointestinal diagnostic and intervention procedures.
Perform preprocedure moderate sedation assessment which includes patient's physical status, medication history and allergies, history of adverse reactions with sedation or analgesia, relevant diagnostic studies and histories and verification of NPO status and bowel preparation adherence. Participate in and verify informed consent and time out procedure.
Provide continuous monitoring of patient during conscious sedation, document vital signs, pain level and medication administration.
Provide immediate intervention for pain, adverse reactions, emergency airway management. Able to provide emergency cardiac and respiratory resuscitation, BLS and ACLS certified
Reassess patient and document achieved sedation objectives.
Confer with physicians to discuss patients conditions and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
Provide highly skilled critical and emergency nursing care during cardiac catheterization, percutaneous cardiac intervention, pacemaker, diffibrilator and biventricular devices placement, pacer/diffibrilator laser lead extraction, transluminal aortic valve replacement, mitral clipping, patent foramen ovale closures, Watchman procedures and electrophysiology studies and ablations.
Possess strong procedural sedation and airway management skills. Expert in rapid initiation of appropriate emergency treatment of acute myocardial infarction and other life-threatening cardiac conditions. Proficient in hemodynamic monitoring and documenting.
Utilize special procedural equipment and scrub assist in a variety of complex procedures competently as related to the catherization lab scope of care.
Efficiently perform responsibilities of relief charge nurse involving daily operations of catherization lab procedures and staffing.
Act as patient advocate, communicate effectively with physicians, superiors and team members, and continuously strive for excellence in customer service.
Collaborate with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale. Provide input into and participate in development and achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
Assist in the interviewing process of applicants for posted positions and make recommendations to HR. Train new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Exemplify professionalism, ethical, moral and regulatory base for best practices and processes of patient care. Participate in governance, share knowledge to expand the scale and scope of best practices with others.
Provided nursing care to pre and post cardiac procedure patients.
Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
Assisted in diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
Demonstrated ability to advocate for and strive to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
Provided nursing care to pre and post gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery patients.
Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
Managed patients' pain by implementing pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
Assessed patient status during post surgery recovery to communicate abnormalities to physicians.
Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging post surgery period to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems. Equipped patients and families with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
One of the rules I live by is: don't aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference. I strive to make a positive change in every person's life I serve, live or work with. By improving people's lives , I am making this world a better place one person at a time.
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