Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience in delivering comprehensive and compassionate patient care; with the same organization. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations; including end of life. Demonstrates ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care while following company protocol . Ability to communicate instructions and teaching in clear, plain language for optimal patient understanding and compliance. Most recent experience is in EMR reviews to ensure eligibility for services and transfer of information to facility systems. Task oriented with attention to detail and dedicated to measures for high quality patient care experiences.
+ Review patient information on EMR.
+ Telephone patients, verify information and medications, answer patient questions.
+ Prepare patients for procedures: educate procedures, obtain VS's, start IV's for fluids or pre op meds (as needed), obtain patient consent, document.
+ Transport patient to procedure rooms, assist with instrumentation, collect and label lab specimens,
+ Receive patient from CRNA post procedure, monitor response to IV meds and procedure, administer IV, oral, IM meds as needed, vital signs, educate patient and families on post op care, new medications or special diets and emergent care.
+ Reviewed physician orders for follow up care and collaborated with intraoffice staff for implementation and call or escribe medication prescriptions to patient pharmacy.
+ Implement critical care in acute episodes, report to physician, implement and document all care as all aspects of patient care and responses on facility EMR.
+ Admitted patients for rehab services or long term placement: Conducted head to toe patient assessments and diagnostic tests as ordered to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
+ Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions and enhance continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services for up to 24 patients and residents.
+ Reviewed physician orders and dispensed medications: oral, IV, enteral, SQ, IM, topical. Evaluated response, reported adverse effects, reported to physician participating in medication management to promote patient safety and effectiveness.
+ Provided wound care per prescribed orders; including wound vac, took wound measurements, monitored effects of treatment, reported signs and symptoms of infections.
+ Collaborated with physicians, pharmacy, clinical care staff, families for continuity of care.
+ Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
+ Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses and CNA's to maximize performance and quality of team operations
+ Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and prevention and medication self-management to maintain continuum of care for patients being discharged.
Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition, responding to unanticipated interruptions while delegating care to achieve optimal, safe and effective outcomes.
+ Documented patient care, responses, family interactions, medication changes on facility EMR
In addition to staff RN duties as Nurse Manager:
Fulfilled necessary requirements for completion of Life Science courses to obtain ADN.
Former MDS certification
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