I am professionally trained Registered Nurse with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. I have obtained my certifications in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Trauma. I am a responsible registered nurse with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 9 years of experience in the healthcare system. My passion lies in teaching others and becoming involved in helping them learn as well as assisting them advance in their nursing practice whenever the opportunity arrives.
Trauma Certified Registered Nurse
Certified Emergency Nurse
Certified Pediatric Nurse
Qualified critical care nurse
Professional bedside manner
Thorough physical assessments
Insulin medication assistance
Patient and family advocacy
High level of autonomy
High level knowledge of intravenous therapy
SNAP , 01/2006 to 07/2008 Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital As a student nurse patient care assistant I helped with bed baths, stocked supplies, sat with patients that required one to one care and assisted families in feeding patients that required the help.
Registered Nurse, 08/2008 to 09/2011 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital – Acute Care Pediatrics
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 4 patients per shift.
Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Performed lab tests and bedside procedures within my scope of practice.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
Followed infection control procedures.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
Registered Nurse, 09/2011 to 01/2014 Loma Linda University Children's Hospital – Pediatric Intensive Care
Gave compassionate care to critical pediatric patients suffering from injuries and debilitating conditions
Observed behavior and symptoms and reported changes to physician
Managed life support equipment and IV administration of fluids and medications including vasoconstrictive agents.
Assisted physicians with procedures and managed IV lines.
Educated family on disease processes and patient conditions and provide support as needed.
Assisted One Legacy in preparation for organ donation by using life support measures and medications.
Provided basic patient care such as grooming, bed baths, and linen changes.
Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Liaised between patients families and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Registered Nurse, 01/2014 to Current Loma Linda University Medical Center – Emergency Department
Perform patient intake for crisis and physical trauma cases administering first-response care and giving pain management medication.
Support medical professionals including surgeons and various other treatment specialists in trauma rooms with a variety of trauma patients.
Utilize the nursing processes; assess, plan, provide, and evaluate nursing care based on staff and patient interviews.
Provide and manage goal-oriented patient care by utilizing established nursing processes and principles.
Demonstrate awareness of ongoing ER unit needs to provide other team members with teaching fellow staff members and aiding them in reaching optimal nursing care standards.
Collaborated with other ER professionals to ensure effective patient care delivery – Identified patients' conditions and addressed nursing care.
Acted as a team member/leader to perform ER tasks.Supervised the assigned staff in Surge– Was accountable for nightly team performance, patient flow, bed management, and efficient operation of Emergency Room unit.
Performed various medical assignments as required.
Continually looked for opportunities for professional development and improvement.
Critically Managing Intensive Care patients with administration and management of IV medications and aiding Emergency Room Physicians with bedside procedures.
Participating and managing a sedation on patients within the department until recovered.
Currently in training as relief team leader in the department for both the Pediatric and Adult Side
Associate of Science: Nursing , 2008 Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, California
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2009 Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, California
Board of Certified Emergency Nurses Certified Emergency Nurse
Board of Certified Emergency Nurses Certified Trauma Nurse