Registered Nurse with 13 years of healthcare experience in hospital and surgical environments.
RN State of Oregon
Staff RN with 9 years experience working in Med/Surg/Ortho/Neuro specialty units.
RN in outpatient surgery center, pre and post op care.
RN Stroke Coordinator with over 5 years experience. Implemented Stroke Program at SCMC health system.
Achieved Primary Stroke Center certification for SCMC through The Joint Commission.
RN Stroke Coordinator August 2010 to CurrentSt.Charles Medical Center - Bend , OR
Stroke program coordination responsible for identifying stroke patients upon arrival to the Emergency Department, data entry and reporting to the AHA/ASA.
Responsible to maintain requirements for The Joint Commission Stroke Certification, which includes updating policies, protocols, and order sets to align with standards of care and evidence based practice.
Collaborates with physicians and nursing departments to ensure best practice and opportunities for improvement.
Conducts monthly meetings and a member in multidisciplinary committees.
Public education via health fairs, patients follow up calls post discharge, and public speaking opportunities to increase stroke awareness in the community.
Worked closely with regional health care providers to ensure up to date acute stroke protocols and education for physicians, nursing, and EMS agencies.
RN April 2007 to May 2008Bend Surgery Center - Bend, OR
Provided pre and pot op care to a variety of patients in a fast paced surgical environment.
RN- Staff RN Orthopedics and Neurosciences Department August 2005 to April 2013St. Charles Medical Center - Bend, OR
Responsible for all aspects of nursing care for the Orthopedic/Neuro patient. Thorough physical assessments, medication administration, care plans, surgical dressing changes, and pain management.
Worked with physicians and multidisciplinary therapies for the best outcome for the patient.
Received direct admits, performed pre-op care, post-op care/assessments.
Patient and family education.
RN-Staff RN Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics/Post Partum May 2004 to July 2005Sierra Nevada Memorial - Grass Valley, CA
Responsible for physical assessments, pain management, medication administration, and review of daily care plans.
Provided care for patients with a wide variety of medical ailments and multi system issues, pre and post-op care and assessments, and post partum care to mother and child.
Education and Training
ADN : Nursing, 2003Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara , CA, USASansum Clinic Nursing Student Academic Achievement Award