Fourteen years experience as an RN; primarily in the Emergency Department; of county, teaching hospitals and private facilities. Dedicated member of multidisciplinary health care teams and known for excellent clinical skills; patient advocacy; ability to remain calm under pressure and strong leadership skills. Additional areas of expertise include supervision of Emergency Department staff; scheduling, performance reviews, JCHAO and state audit compliance reviews.
JCHAO approved stroke center; proficient in NIHSS and standards for acute stroke. STEMI Receiving Center, Psychiatric Emergency Department and receiving center.
Local travel assignment at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, Ca in the ED. Upon completion of assignment was offered a permanent full-time position by the facility.
Ambulatory surgery center; perioperative nurse / OR circulating nurse, PACU nurse for general surgical procedures and specialties; urological, orthopedic, gynecological, vascular, plastics and ENT.
Pre-procedure intake, moderate sedation, procedural nursing and post-procedure discharge.
Worked with culturally and socio-economically diverse patient population of varying ages. Annual performance evaluations, and assisted employees in goal setting. Counseled staff in disciplinary process. Responsible for shift supervision: patient care work assignments, monitor of care delivery, coordinate and triage admissions, discharges and transfers. Maintain established hospital and departmental safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Assist in the orientation / evaluation process. Assist in planning and controlling unit's budget. Responsible for staff schedules and time card review; ResQ system. Completes annual performance evaluations, and assists employees in goal setting. Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other disciplines, and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care. Served on variety of committees, part of team chosen to review EMR systems, request for purchase from board of supervisors and then implementation and training.
Care of patients triage through discharge in a level 1 county trauma/emergency department.
Staff nurse Emergency Department.
Registered Nurse State Of California 1999-current
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