Experienced RN with 11 years of experience, 10 years in outpatient pediatrics and family medicine.
Clinical experience in pediatrics and family medicine
Licensed RN in Pennsylvania
Strong clinical judgment
Lancaster General Health- Downtown Family MedicineLancaster, PARN Office Nurse/ Lead RN Orange Pod
Provide treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.
Responsibilities include working alongside physicians in a family residency practice, triaging phone calls and patient questions while in the office, educating patients, administering medications and immunizations, facilitating the flow of the day's clinic and providing close follow up of our medically complex patients.
Assist in the care of patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and asthma, as well as health maintenance within the general patient population.
Responsibilities include assigning daily responsibilities to LPNs and customer service specialists, participating in performance and quality improvement projects with the leadership of the office, working closely with the family practice residents and staff, participating with multiple committees, including Patient Centered Medical Home committee within the office, Patient Care Committee within the affiliated hospital, which is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of members from hospital administrators, physicians, inpatient nurses, outpatient nurses and physical therapy, and EPIC SuperUser meeting to assist with EMR concerns and inform office staff of upcoming changes.
I assist two residents and one facility doctor in providing care to prenatal patients based on the program "Centering Pregnancy", which provides consistent care to five to ten pregnant women for the entire 40 weeks of pregnancy.
Responsibilities also include performing ECGs, spirometry, asthma education, and staff education.
I currently work closely with 13 resident physicians, three facility physicians, one nurse practitioner, and ten clinical and registration staff on a daily basis (one third of the entire office), but also work and interact daily with the additional physician, resident, and clinical staff.
I have become proficient with the electronic medical record program (EPIC) and am the current Super User for the office.
Highland Presbyterian ChurchLancaster, PAYouth Director
Responsibilities included working directly with youth, grades six through 12, and their parents, administrative responsibilities, planning trips and special events, fundraising, planning a church service led completely by the youth, and spending time in and out of the church setting.
Often this included providing transporting youth to and from appointments and to and from church.
I also worked on a weekly basis with volunteers and parents of the youth.
We met weekly for a planned activity and Bible Study, as well as intermittently for large scale events.
Once a month I held a leadership meeting to inform committee members on recent and upcoming events with the youth.
included working alongside physicians in a busy, 7 day a week pediatric office,
triaging telephone calls from parents and guardians, charting growth patterns
and monitoring growth progress, as well as administering IM and PO medications
and vaccines all for patients from newborn to 18 years old (and older), as well
as monitoring vital signs and interacting with children and their families.
Other responsibilities also include parent and family education on many
different topics from nutrition, medication administration, and sick care.
I performed ECGs as well as perform
spirometry testing and asthmatic care.
was expected in my role as a RN to orient new staff to the workings of the
office and train them in how to work with children and families.
In addition, I worked with management to
develop yearly competencies and facilitated the yearly competencies for all the
office nurses- by providing emergency care review, as well as basic nursing skills
Lancaster General HospitalLancaster, PARN and charge nurse
Responsibilities included caring for the physiological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the oncology population in an inpatient setting.
This included administering chemotherapy, monitoring for side effects of the therapies patients were receiving, administering IV and PO medications, as well as care of supplemental feeding tubes.
Other responsibilities included caring for the multitude of central lines and catheters, newly placed and previous tracheostomies, enteral feedings, drawing blood, monitoring cardiac rhythms, interacting with physicians and families, and keeping the unit in working order.
I was also a charge nurse on my shift (which included checking staffing for the day, being a resource for other nurses, and supervising LPN's), a preceptor for new RN's and graduate nurses to the area of oncology, participated on the scheduling committee and the leadership committee on the floor as well as organizing the day to day staffing with supervisors and other staff members.
I was also selected to attend ONS annual Congress and reported back with a presentation to the staff.
I was certified in Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias and ONS Chemotherapy administration.
Food for the HungryScottsdale, AZTeam Leader
I led a team of nine nursing students and nurses from Lancaster Institute for Health Education to Nicaragua.
We traveled to five different communities throughout the country teaching basic health practices such as boiling water for use, hand washing with children, and learning how the health professionals practice in that country.
We also had the opportunity to see how a hospital was run while the entire country's doctors and nurses were on strike, as well as talk with national nurses about what sort of diseases and sickness they see in their areas of the country.
Lancaster General HospitalLancaster, PAPatient Care Assistant- Med/ Surg Unit & Intensive Care Unit
Experience as a patient care assistant in Med/ Surg and in the Intensive Care Unit- working in a busy unit while working with other members of my team and assisting those around me in whatever way I could.
I was a cardiac monitor tech and did ECG measurements and interpretation as well as performed daily 12 lead ECGs on cardiac patients.
Responsibilities included daily patient care, assisting with activities of daily living, blood glucose monitoring, Foley catheter insertion, monitor tech, ACT monitoring, pulling arterial femoral lines, EKG's, blood draws from arterial lines, and providing any assistance the RN may have needed throughout the shift.
Education and Training
Eastern Mennonite UniversityLancaster, PABSNCurrently at EMU Lancaster in the RN to BSN program. Will graduate in December 2019.
Lancaster Institute for Health EducationLancaster, PADiploma/ RN: NursingNursing Courses included clinical practice in Medical/Surgical Nursing, ICU, Women's health, OB, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, Oncology, community health, Wellness teaching, Mental Health, and many other areas of study.
Eastern UniversitySt. Davids, PABachelor of Arts: Youth Ministry/ Missions Youth MinistryYouth Ministry/ Missions Major in Youth Ministry , with coursework in working with Troubled Youth, Urban Youth Ministry, Small Groups, Public Speaking, Bible and Theology classes with two internships with Solid Rock Church of the Nazarene and Wild Truth. Minor in Missions, with coursework in the history of Missions, Physical Anthropology and Archeology, Geography and its People, and Missionary Anthropology.
Union-Endicott High SchoolEndicott, NYHigh School Diploma: Regents StudyRegents College Preparations
College preparation with 7 credits in Spanish from the State University of New York in Albany, and required New York State and core high school classes
RN License: RN575655
AHA CPR Certification, last certified 3/2017
Member at Community Fellowship Church: Small group leader and Sunday School teacher for various aged children.
Organizer of yearly fundraiser and memorial breakfast of Nicole Mathewson. Have raised and donated over $5000 to five local non-profit organizations in the past two years.
administrative, community health, CPR, EKG's, minor emergency care, special events, family medicine, fundraising, health education, leadership, managing, medication administration, organizing, Patient Care, Pediatrics, public speaking, quality improvement, scheduling, staffing, supervising, teaching, telephone triage, vaccines, vital signs
Other interests include medical mission trips, travel