Experienced and hardworking registered nurse with over 10 years of experience. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment. Takes pride in treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Strong ability to assess situation, critically think, and intervening using medical and nursing knowledge to deliver superior care in high-stress environments.
Daisy Awards and numerous positive accolades from Hospital commanders, peers, parents, patients, and management.
Medication Administration (PO, IV, SQ, IM, intranasal) using the 5-rights
Exceptional IV Therapy Skills, CVAD experience with Ports,. Hickman's and Broviac 's, as well as PICC lines, to include access and de-access of ports, and problem solving situations with difficult lines and the use of Alteplase.
Chemotherapy Certified (9+years) and Charge Nurse (10 years)
Outpatient infusions of medications such as Iron, IVIG, Remicade, Factor V and 8, antibiotics, blood and blood products, chemotherapy.
Strong multitasking, communication and collaboration with teammates.
Great critical thinking and problem solving skills with quick interventions.
Fosters positive working environment and frequently participates in training and the preceptoring of new employees and students.
Procedural Sedation Nurse (1 year), Phase I and II Recovery PACU (4mos), Outpatient day surgery, Ambulatory Surgery Pre-surgical holding and Post-care (2 years). Med-surg and oncology (10 years). During procedural sedation. Admitted and discharged using Aldrete scoring. Recovered the patients during post sedation and phase II of PACU.
Company Name - School NurseCity, State10/2019 - Current
Provided medical consultations to other school personnel to promote well-coordinated school health and safety efforts.
Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse conditions.
Served as liaison between families, school personnel and other healthcare providers on behalf of students.
Oversaw health services for two schools with over 800 students and faculty.
Developed care plans and made referrals as necessary for students with health concerns or injuries.
Participated in development of school safety plans that addressed areas of concern, including access to medical, dental, and food resources for the family.
Company Name - Registered Nurse/Charge NurseCity, State04/2009 - 08/2019
Uses first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise while providing safe, caring, and compassionate care to patients and their family.
Strong assessment skills with quick recognition and intervention of patient status changes.
Cared for patients in 22-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients. Cared for a wide variety of pediatric patient 2 days to 21 years old. Ranging from cardiac, genetic disorders, trached, C-pap/Bi-Pap, G/J tubes, cancer/chemo patients, seizure/neuro patients, and palliative end of life care.
Strong communication with all team members to provide safe patient care.
Multi-tasked role of charge nurse, floor nurse, and floor resource-expert, while delegating tasks assignments to various skill levels and professional and paraprofessional staff, input patient acuities, and kept optimal supply levels in treatment room, and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
Strong-proficient IV skills, peripheral venous draws, and central line draws with line care. Performs fluid and electrolyte management, blood/blood components, chemotherapy, as well as, outpatient infusions of various medications such as blood and blood components, antibiotics, IVIG, IV Iron and Remicade.
Company Name - Registered NurseCity, State04/2005 - 01/2009
Worked in the medical surgical unit and most recently the Observation unit and per-dium in the sedation and day surgery units.
Responsible for assessing, planning, and ongoing evaluation of patient care. Delegation of tasks to LPN's or unit clerks. Administering medications using the 5 rights, Blood and blood components, injections, IV therapy with phlebotomy, breathing treatments with asthma education.
During procedural sedation, admitted and discharged using Aldrete scoring. Recovered the patients during phase I and II of recovery. Worked closely with PICU doctors as well as other nurses and team members.
Company Name - Licensed Practical NurseCity, State07/2001 - 04/2005
Assisted in patient care while collaborating with RN, physicians, and other team members.
In this busy acute care facility, I was responsible for patient care and assessments, critical thinking/problem solving, wound management, communicating patient status to RN, patient teaching, medication administration, and charting.
IV therapy, CVAD, Phlebotomy
Quick recognition and intervention
Strong clinical judgment
Patient and family advocacy
Data entry and EHR
01/2019Western Governor's UniversityCityBachelor of Nursing: Nursing
03/2005Tacoma Community CollegeCityAssociate: Nursing
2001Green River Community CollegeCityCertificate in Practical Nursing
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