Nine years as a Registered Nurse licensed in Ohio. I am a highly energetic and motivational patient-focused Registered Nurse with experience providing compassionate care in a hospital environment. I would like to contribute to an organization that can use a Registered Nurse with exceptional communication and time management skills.
Licensed Registered Nurse, Ohio Board of Nursing, 2004 to present.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2013 to present.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids. Initiate and maintain IV therapy, inclusive of PICC lines and Central lines. Review and implement post-op orders. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. As Charge RN, implemented new floor assignments based on staffing requirements. A nursing student preceptor from January-April 2011 and then again in September-October 2011.
Provided education to patients with mental health disorders on medications, coping skills and community resources. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Assessed patients in active withdrawal from psychiatric meds and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Tested glucose and administered injections. Took and recorded patients' vital signs. Provided emotional support and supervision for those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Supervised a staff up to two RNs and LPNs and four nursing assistants on the 50 -bed skilled unit. Prepared monthly assessments, medication administration records, charting, and patient education for my primary patients.
Worked in Float pool and on Pediatric floor. Took and recorded patients' vital signs. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Assisted RNs with care of the patient. Observed certain medical procedures implemented by physicians.
Excelled academically and clinically in cardiac and advanced medical surgical rotations. Received exceptional evaluations for my performance while completing these clinical rotations:
St. Charles Mercy Hospital : Medical/Surgical; Cardiology
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center : Urology; Maternal-Child: Pediatric Medical/Surgical
St. Anne Mercy Hospital : Advanced Medical/Surgical
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