I began my medical career in EMS as an EMT and for 17 years as a Paramedic, became the Paramedic Coordinator for a local ambulance service. Decided to further my education at Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing. Graduated nursing school and obtained my ACLS and Critical Care certification and obtained a position at Citizens General Hospital working as a staff member in the Emergency Room for 6 years. Hospital was closed and I obtained a job at West Penn Hospital in the Med-Surgical Critical Care Floor. Opportunity arose to obtain a job with UPMC at the Hillman Cancer Center which also allowed me the opportunity to further advance my education, by attending Waynesburg University. There I completed my Bachelors Degree and then continued on with a Masters Science of Nursing with Administration and Education. I completed my education with a MBA from Waynesburg University. The last twelve years I have been doing Nursing Oncology 6 years at Hillman and the last 6 years for Allegheny Health Network outpatient services Oncology.
Pennsylvania Dept. Health Professional Nurse # RN-510382-L
Pennsylvania Dept. Health Certified Paramedic # 064919
Treat oncology patients with multiple regimens of chemotherapy and be responsible to detect early signs of medical problems educed by the treatments received. Responsible for ordering treatment room supplies and to answer Pharmacy line refilling scripts for patients. Work closely with all Physicians to carry out orders and assist the start up of new patients and to obtain insurance authorizations and co pay assistance for patients. Mix and administer chemotherapy via IV's or Port lines.
Assessed patients with cancer and other multiple medical disabilities. Administered chemotherapy drugs via IV and central lines, (ports).
Co-team member that developed Patient Education program and introduced program to patients and family member.
Staff Nurse on the Medical Surgical critical Care unit, taking care of multiple systems medical problems, ranging from Cardiac to gastric binding.
Studied Nursing at Citizens General Hospital Nursing School, graduated with diploma. Undergraduate work performed at Waynesburg University as well as my Graduate studies where I obtained my MSN and MBA.
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