Dedicated ICU, Rapid Response and Lead nurse with over 13 years of experience. Comfortable with fast paced environment, known for ability to quickly and effectively discern needs, solve problems, and strengthen relationships with a diverse group of patients and families. Excellent bedside manner with the ability to develop rapport with other members of the health care team. Demonstrates compassion and ethical treatment of both patients and fellow staff members
Critical Care Lead Nurse
Maintain communication and promote cooperation with Administrative coordinators and other departments. Act as liaison for physicians and patient care team. Assist staff in problem solving and responding to patient, family, physician and visitor complaints, or needs during shift. Coordinate and prioritize clinical activities to promote organization of workflow throughout the shift. Perform or delegate specific shift duties to other staff members (i.e. crash cart checks, quality checks on blood glucose monitor, and narcotic count). Assign and re-assign personnel to particular patients and patient care activities according to independent assessment of the most effective utilization of skills and abilities, and to equalize workloads. Confirms assignment and enter in the acuity system. Responsible for assessing appropriate staffing coverage for next shift and assigning patient care appropriately. Give report to incoming shift lead. Participate and lead daily huddle every shift.
Rapid Response Nurse
Respond to emergencies within the hospital setting. Round on all transfers from ICU to ensure that patient has not declined since transfer. Act as resource in IV assessment and obtainment. Provide teaching to bedside nurse during shift. Provide expert assessment and interventions in CODE BLUE, acute MI, Stroke, respiratory distress, intubation's and sepsis. Order and consult other medical services based on protocols established for the Rapid Response Team. Work with the House Supervisor to keep flow through the hospital and to facilitate transfers of critically ill patients.
Worked with a variety of critically ill patients, including but not limited to Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Stroke, Septic and Renal patients. Directed care for patients in ICU, including complex patient assessments and implementation of intensive treatment plan, monitoring vitals and administering medications. Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions.
Delivered high level of care to every patient. Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions. Updated physicians on patient test results and assisted in developing care plans. Monitored and recorded post op vital signs and patient condition, recovery progress and medication side effects. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies. Assessed patients' response to treatment and suggested ways to combat side effects. Improved patient outcomes and quality of care by determining and suggesting changes to processes. Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through team nursing process.
Provided direct nursing care for specified patients including appropriate supportivecare and administration of chemotherapy, blood components, fluid and electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribed. Adhered to infection control standards and reported any hazards. Monitored and managed various treatment and care interventions. Collected lab specimens, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and lab results. Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects. Supervised nurse administration of oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients as prescribed, monitoring responses for adverse reactions. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies.
Provide direct nursing care to residents. Admit, transfer and discharge residents as required. Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations and charting. Assure prescribed treatments are properly administered. Participate in the professional and skills development of qualified nursing staff. Assist newly appointed nursing staff to progress to level of competence.
Prompt assessment of patient's condition upon arrival in ER and triage incoming patients based on level of injury or illness. Assist in life-saving and therapeutic activities. Assist in minor surgical procedures such as suturing wounds, incision and drainage, and insertion of chest tubes. Transfer stabilized patients to appropriate units.
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