I am a seasoned nursing professional with the ability to offer proven clinical knowledge, interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. I am team oriented with the ability to lead nursing teams and coordinate care for all neonates and their families. My goal has been to move to teaching, with my clinical experience, my education and my education experience both clinically and in the class setting, I would love to teach for Loma Linda School of Nursing.
I am an experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse with the ability to offer proven clinical knowledge, interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. My experience includes caring for the smallest infants in the Small Baby Unit, and caring for any infant in the NICU. I also have been cooling trained and am able to care for infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). As a member of the transport team, I transport infants from surrounding area hospitals who require a higher level of care. I am active in educating new staff and community nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians by teaching The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program in conjunction with Loma Linda Staff Development. For many years, I have been teaching Monitoring the Neonate for the NICU Basic Class, both with Staff Development and the NICU Educators. I have been active on the Clinical Practice Committee for the last three years, while Loma Linda Children's Hospital obtained Magnet Status. I participate regularly in the Simulation lab for fellows, residents, new staff and referring medical professionals. I love working with students and new employees and, when able, I am always open to precepting.
Contact individuals informing them of their positive SARS CoV 2 positive results. Interviewing them regarding potential contacts and informing them of isolation and quarantine guidelines for themselves and room mates/family members.
I have been on the transport team since 1993 and transitioned to manager in 1996. As a manager I am the team leader and am responsible for providing the needed care to stabilize the sickest infants who require a higher of level of care requiring transport from a referring hospital to our NICU. Transport consists of communicating with the LL physician and providing an accurate description of infant appearance coupled with vital signs, lab and x-ray review. Depending on the condition of the infant, my skills include the ability to intubate and place umbilical lines and/or chest tubes to stabilize the infant for transport by either ambulance, helicopter or fixed wing. I have been active in training referring staff by participating in an in-situ Simulation for the Corona Regional Nursery Staff, and have worked with the transport Medical Director, Dr. Harding in Simulations at LL with community staff members. I took on the responsibility for maintaining data collected form the comment cards returned from referring hospitals, and created the spread sheet for easy viewing of the data. I have been working with the transport Administrative Charge Nurse in interviewing and educating new hires to transport.
While in this position, I contributed to the NICU website in conjunction with the IT department. I was responsible for Staff Nurse Competency Days, NICU Basic Class and Advance Classes and I worked with the Nursing Residency Program in preparing the nursing residents to acclimate to the NICU bedside. I also worked with the Labor and delivery educator to run required code pink drills.
I maintained RN's evaluations, and was responsible to maintain that staff nurses' licenses and certifications were current and kept employee files for CMS certifications, advocated for nurses in obtaining credentials, advancing in clinical ladder advancement and prepared nursing schedules. Together with other charge nurses and both the Assistant and Nurse Manager I handled parent concerns and unit cohesiveness. I collaborated and kept the Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse Manager up to date to keep them aware of actual and potential nurse disciplinary problems.
This is a per diem position, doing contact tracing for the Public Health Department. I make phone connections with cases as directed and gather information for data collection, educate the case regarding isolation and quarantine county guidelines and provide information on support as needed.
· Monitoring the Neonate -NICU Basic Class
· Neonatal Sepsis- NICU Basic Class
· 2018 Lectured S.T.A.B.L.E. Overview-Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Conference
· The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program taught
· Transport Informational
I lectured at Career Fairs for nursing at three high schools within our community, with the last one in April 2018. These presentations were approximately 40 minutes each and held in three different periods, with each presentation describing our skills as NICU transport nurses, sharing the way to become a nurse, and our passion for nursing, for tomorrows medical professionals.
Lectured for “Little Medical School” to young children about transport nursing and sharing my passion for nursing. March 12, 2018
Camp Nurse at Pali Adventures, 2014. I was in charge of providing medication, growth shots, insulin needle pump changes and basic first aid to all the children and staff at camp.
Mentor RN Residency 33rd Cohort February- 2018
Project; Collect data from transport comment cards. Placed in flow sheet for quick review of comments made regarding transport interaction, communication and behavior of team members interacting with referring staff.
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