Compassionate Registered Nurse with 15 years of experience in an acute primary care setting providing adult nursing care in a 397 bed hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Maintain a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction with strong clinical judgment and critical thinking skills. Seeking leadership role as Nurse Case Manager.
Current valid state of Missouri RN license. CPR and ACLS certified through American Heart Association.
Transferring from Boone Hospital to Boone Hospital Home Health on May 4, 2015.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Managed team of medical support personnel. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 6-8 high acuity patients per shift. Treated patients with strokes and head traumas. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Administered medications. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and health history. Tested glucose and administered injections. Skillfully performed suture and staple removal for adult patients. Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Recorded patients' vital signs, intake and output, pain scores in electronic medical records. Reported to team leader RN. Assisted patients with ADL,s, activity and safe ambulation.
Graduate with BSN October, 2015. Central Methodist University - Fayette, MO.
May, 2002. Columbia College - Columbia, MO.
March, 2000. Columbia Public Schools Health Occupations Center - Columbia, MO.
Boone Hospital Center Ethics committee member.
Acute care experience with Surgical Specialties, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Wound care and complex dressing changes, including wound VACS. Gerontology, Oncology, General Medicine, Neurology, Rehab, Surgical Step-down and Intensive Care units. Skilled in critical thinking and problem solving skills, conflict management and resolution. Ability to work independently.
Proficient in electronic medication administration. Working knowledge of electronic health record information systems such as, Emtek, Cerner, Horizon Clinicals, Teletracking, Soarian, ClinDesk2, Excel, Word, Access.
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