Registered nurse with four years of experience, including over three years at a level one trauma center CVICU and various ICU travel assignments. Experienced in caring for advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplant and general cardiology patients, as well as MICU, SICU, and NICU populations. A flexible, caring and motivated nurse with a constantly expanding nursing practice knowledge base and the ability to adapt quickly to new environments.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to quickly adapt to dynamic situations
Flexible, open minded and able to work well in an individual or collaborative setting
Able to prioritize and manage many tasks at once
Strong clinical skills and sound judgement
Travel Nurse / Company Name - City, State04/2021 - 08/2021
Float among multiple ICU's and utilize the nursing process to meet the complex care needs of a variety of critically ill ICU patients
Remain flexible and able to adapt quickly to changing patient assignments and units
Travel Nurse / Company Name - City, State12/2020 - 03/2021
Float between eight ICUs at a level 1 trauma teaching center, providing care to critically ill patients alongside full-time staff members.
Assess patients and analyze assessment and lab data, notifying physician team as necessary.
Carefully administer appropriate medications, including the titration of vasoactive and sedative drips.
Manage patients with oral, nasal and tracheal airways including intubation, extubation and care while receiving ventilatory support.
Care for patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy, including the set up, management and removal of the CRRT filter.
Serve as secondary RN for COVID ECMO patients.
Full Time Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular ICU / Company Name - City, State05/2017 - 02/2021
Implement the nursing process to provide safe, compassionate and holistic care of the critically ill patient
Work collaboratively with members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure care is thorough and coordinated
Communicate important changes in patient condition or urgent lab results to the appropriate provider
Precept, providing guidance and oversight to nurses new to the unit
Monitor and record patient telemetry, condition, vital signs, medical devices and all other data per policy in an accurate and timely manner
Respond to patient emergencies and code situations as appropriate
Administer medications, including titration of vasoactive medications and sedation, among others
Manage cardiac devices including but not limited to Left and/or Right Ventricular Assist Device, Impella, ECMO, Tandem heart, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, Total Artificial Heart
Manage the admission of patients post cardiothroacic surgery
Provide care for COVID-19 ICU patients
Adjunct Faculty Clinical Instructor / Company Name - City, State08/2020 - 12/2020
Supervise student clinical work on a Medical/Surgical unit, teaching and offering guidance to enhance learning
Evaluate students to identify knowledge gaps and develop action plan to ensure learning objectives are met
Offer constructive feedback on both clinical performance and written assignments to empower students to meet their learning potential
Emergency Medical Technician Basic / Company Name - City, State02/2014 - 04/2017
Provide necessary patient care, with the ability to perform all skills within the EMT – B scope of practice
Assess patients and emergency situations quickly to determine priority, make decisions regarding care and prioritize and perform the appropriate interventions
Communicate effectively with physicians, nurses and other medical personnel with regards to patient condition
Monitor patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care
Remain level-headed and proactive during emergency situations
Emergency Room Technician / Company Name - City, State08/2015 - 11/2016
Provide direct patient care including IV insertion and blood draws, ECG, urinary catheter insertion, wound care, splinting, vital signs, and patient transportation
Properly document vital signs and other aspects of care per policy
Assist with CPR and airway clearing procedures during emergencies
Monitor patients' condition and report changes in status or acuity to nurses
Education and Training
University of Detroit Mercy - City12/2020Master of Science: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Wayne State University - City12/2016Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Wayne State University - City05/2015Bachelor of Arts: Biology
Registered Nurse, License #4704326600, Active
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification, current
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, current
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05/2015 Bachelor of Arts : Biology
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