Competent and caring RN offering 35+ years of coordinating and carrying out direct patient care and supervising in a variety of environments. Demonstrated ability to perform accurate assessments on patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks in my roles that I have worked. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering high-quality care, compassionate and caring attitude always with my patient's well-being first and foremost. Works well with others, and my team, all working together to get the best job done we can.
I am an essential part of the peri-operative TEAM. My most important job as circulator is being as an advocate for my patient's under anesthesia/sedation. I am concerned for safety, such as positioning the patient to prevent nerve damage, prepping the skin, and delivering medication in a safe manner, noting allergies. I manage all the nursing care within the OR, assist the team to maintain a safe , comfortable environment & observing the surgical team at all times during the case, speaking up if there are any concerns/breaks in sterility.
I work alongside the surgeon, the CRNA whom I help with inductions or intubations, the surgical tech whom I help set up for the procedure, and sometimes vendor reps.; always communicating with this whole team to make sure everything goes smoothly, the patient is safe and we have what we need in the room, and that the equipment works.
I do have a positive attitude, reassure the patient if they are scared, always update family members on their loved one in surgery and am detail oriented in this job as I record all the events , supplies used, medication given in surgery in the medical record.
When I work Charge RN ; I oversee the day/team ; take care of phone calls, and schedule, under my supervisor. I do scheduling, coordinate and communicate with Physicians, Vendor Reps, Supplies to be sure all is in line for our case. I add cases to the OR schedule making sure all is correctly filled out before scheduling the case. I contact Vendors for supplies and equipment and get them here for our case. If there are changes , I coordinate this communication to all involved in the case.
As an RN on Med Surg unit I started out as primary caregiver of my patient's. I assessed , diagnosed, developed a plan of care and implemented this care. and documented in the medical record. I always evaluated the interventions as I took care of them. I answered Pt. questions/ did teaching of cares. I carried out Doctor's orders, gave meds and treatments, always assessing effectiveness and reporting status to doctors as needed. I would keep families updated on their loved ones, changes as needed . I soon started working Charge RN where I was in Charge of the Med Surg area. I would get report on all the patients. Staff would seek me for advice and updated me with changes in patient status. I would update doctor on changes and get new orders implemented and update care plan. I was a mentor to newer nurses, helped and taught them skills. I would float to OB, ER and CCU and help take care of patients also as a charge RN. I did the staffing on med surg when I worked charge RN. I then changed to just working in CCU-working in critical care. I was primary care-giver. I worked with Ventilators, BI-Pap machines, occasional trachs, central lines, arterial lines, vasoactive drips to keep my patient stable.
My Patient's are always my priority-their safety , dignity, and comfort-I have good communication skills here too with the doctors, family, social workers, the whole team always and whenever there was a concern/ something that needed to be addressed. Documented all in the medical record. I believe in Teamwork and always helped the staff under me and working with me wherever needed
As a Charge RN; I worked in 4 different areas, including the Alzheimer's unit. I had a group of patients, in one wing along with 2 NAR's and we took care of them as a team. My priority was checking on the sick ones, or ones that needed to be looked at after hearing report in am. My resident's safety and comfort was always my priority..I assessed them and carried doctors orders. I did rounds with the doctors updating them on my patients . I would call doctors with changes, and updated families. I passed all the meds and did treatments as ordered. And I would document all my cares, and changes in the chart. I would communicate with my whole team and with the clinical managers, and social workers, and the next shift on my residents that were under my care.
I became a clinical manager on the busiest, "changing wing"-(meaning al lot of discharges and admissions) of the place. I supervised the team then -RN, LPN, NAR's . I did care plans, held care conferences with the resident and their families developing individualized plans of care I would then communicate this plan to my team. I made sure rules/protocols were done right, & we were ready for "surveys " with joint commission and the state dept. of health with the other managers, my DON, and my team.
I have a positive attitude, good communication skills , lots of caring and concern for my residents and involving my staff in decisions.
As a CCU RN , I took care "critical care" patients and patients on telemetry. I read EKG's, strips, worked with ventilators, trachs, arterial, CVP, Swan, Central IV lines.
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