Floated in the following areas as a PRN nurse: Medical/Surgical unit, Surgical care unit including outpatient services, ICU and ER. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided education to patients on medications, recovery, discharge orders and community resources. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 6-8 high acuity patients per shift.
Duties include: Direct the college LVN program for the Brenham Campus including recruitment, enrollment, budgeting and instruction. Supervise 4other practitioners and employees, led recruiting and hiring, develop and maintain quality care systems and standards according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as the Texas Board of Nursing, including but not limited to, creating and improving student nursing protocols/guidelines. Plan and monitor program budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Teach didactic and clinical courses throughout all semesters of the program as well as perform clinical supervision in the acute care/hospital settings. I am a disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients, students and colleagues.
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