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Summary
Highly skilled nursing professional with more than 30 years experience in critical care and cardiac nursing
(Cardiac Cath Lab, Telemetry Units, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit).
Licenses & Certification
Registered Nurse: Multistate License, Home State: Oklahoma
Licensed Practical Nurse: Oklahoma (Inactive)

CCRN PALS  BLS ACLS  NIH - Stroke Scale
 
Experience
ICU Float Pool 07/2018 to Current St. John Medical Center Tulsa, OK
Critical Care Float, Heart Hospital Float, Cath Lab RN 02/1995 to 04/2018 Saint Francis Health System Tulsa, OK Clinical Nurse III, Member of CAUTI and Skin Breakdown Prevention committees, BLS Instructor
Staff Nurse: ICU & CCU 01/1993 to 01/1995 Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center Lancaster, CA
Staff Nurse: ICU & CCU 01/1993 to 01/1995 Lancaster Community Hospital Lancaster, CA
Staff/Charge Nurse ICU & CCU, Critical Care Transport Nurse 01/1991 to 01/1993 Kent General Hospital Dover, DE
Staff Nurse: Thoracic Surgical Care Unit, PACU, Hemodialysis Unit 01/1979 to 01/1990 INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Oklahoma City, OK
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2009 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville, OK, United States
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing 1986 Oklahoma State University Technical Branch Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Diploma: Practical Nursing 1979 Oklahoma City Vocational School of Practical Nursing Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Professional Affilitatiions
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses-Member
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Professional Profile

Experienced Registered with over 20 years of experience – 13 years at Tertiary Hospital level. Demonstrates particular knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the duties typically required in the occupational specialty area of a Registered Nurse in PACU, Med Surgical, and CCU environs. Strongly motivated, resilient, with forward critical thinking skills.   Additional expertise includes management and staff supervision with strong leadership and relationship-building skills. 

Core Competencies
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Telemetry - EKG interpretation
  • Vascular Care Competency Outstanding 
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Diagnostic tools experience​
  • Strong decision-making ability
  • Patient-centered care - patient education related to chronic and acute illness
  • Lab result interpretation and evaluation
  • Medication administration: methodology; actions;
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Hematology Phlebotomy testing aptitude; intervention interpretation
  • Sound judgment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking ability
  • Work well independently
Relevant Professional Experience
Senior Staff Nurse - PACU, MSICU, Medsurg Adult & Peds 04/2009 to 03/2019 Landstuhl US Army Regional Medical Center Landstuhl, Germany

Provided quality nursing care, acting as Charge Nurse for several units over the years. Preceptors for NTP in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Makes psychosocial assessment of patients to identify specific needs; Responsible for primary care, and supervision of nursing care teams Managed caseloads providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.  Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, labs draws, IV insertion; reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Prepared and administered oral, subcutaneous, intravenous and intra-muscular medications. Recognizes and reports abnormal test results, changes in symptoms and the need for follow-up care. Implemented nursing assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Charge Nurse: Ensured staff made accurate, complete nursing entries in the patients' record. Ensured appropriate patient education provided. Responded appropriately to emergencies. Verified and ensured implementation of physician orders written during the shift. Reviewed and revised nursing care plans as needed. Advised physicians of significant changes in a patient's condition. Coordinated with other Service Departments for diagnostic tests and procedures. Assured timely arrival of patients to scheduled appointments/tests.  Ensured correct narcotic count at end of shift. Determined patient acuity and required staffing for next shift. Engaged necessary action to ensure adequate staffing. Reported any unusual occurrences to Hospital Supervisor.  Maintained a clean, safe patient and unit environment. 

American Red Cross Registered Nurse Volunteer - 1 Heidelberg Army Hospital Landstuhl - Heidelberg, Germany

Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Delivered specialized professional nursing care in a pre/post operative environments for patients undergoing all types of surgical procedures. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.

Special Assistant to CEO Registered Nurse Consultant - 1 Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

2 Years as Special Assistant to Dr. Andrew Huang, CEO (Duke University Medical Center Oncologist); Assisted Director to establish Standards of Care reflective of United States Medical and Nursing Board Guidelines. Developed “Standards of Care Manual” for ICU Nursing Staff – assisted Chinese medical and nursing staff to develop US Standards of care for all aspect of in house hospitalization. Involved in the decision making process of hiring US educated nurses to staff ICU. Assisted and advised Nursing Quality Assurance Program. Rapid response team member. Developed, co-authored and designed Handbooks for nurses, intern and resident staff. Developed and implemented an English language Hospital Brochure for International distribution. Public Relations Spokesperson between hospital staff and the Expatriate Community in Taipei. Liaison for visiting dignitaries, professors of medicine, and POC for Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, medical resident, intern and nursing staff. In 1994 successfully coordinated the first Pacific Rim Comprehensive Cancer Symposium, in conjunction with Duke University Oncology Department.

ICU Staff Nurse - Clinical Nurse Specialist - 1990 Wake Medical Center Raleigh, North Carolina

870 bed health care system with multiple facilities. Level 1 Trauma Center: Contract Nurse with Key Nursing Inc Charlotte, North Carolina – Staff/Charge Nurse on 15 bed Med-Surgical ICU, Coronary Care Unit. Skill demonstrated those qualifying as advance preparation Registered Nurse in ICU setting - Served as a member of interdisciplinary health care teams in providing critical care and performing life-saving interventions

Staff Nurse/Charge/Assistant Head Nurse RN - 1 Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

938 acute care bed academic tertiary care facility: Staff /Charge/Assistant Head RN – 13 bed Acute Care Unit - Open Heart Unit (Adult and Child); 27 bed PACU (Adult and Child); Demonstrated skills at RN level 3 in Intensive Care environments. Maintained core and annual competencies as determined by the ICU & PeriAnesthesia Nursing Standards. These competencies included but were not limited to: Post Anesthesia Medications•Setting up PCA Pumps•Peripheral Nerve Block Monitoring•Cardiac Rhythm Recognition•12 Lead EKG•Post-Op Pain Management•Peri-operative Fluid Management•EKG•Care of Patient on Ventilator•Arterial Line Management Served on the hospital Quality Assurance Research Committee which established Standard Operating Procedures for in hospital nursing staff. - Served as a member of interdisciplinary team in providing critical care and performing life-saving interventions

Education and Training
CCRN Post Graduate: Core Curriculum Intensive Care Nurse Central Washington University
Bachelor of Arts University North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Associate of Science: Nursing James Sprunt College Kenansville, North Carolina
Management Development Course Department of Defense
Certifications and Licenses
  • Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina
  • ACLS Certified
  • BLS Certified
  • Active member of Nursing Education American; American Nurses Association; American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurse
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Professional Summary

Registered Nurse with over 40 years experience in Multiple areas and positions. Experienced in ICU, ER, PACU, IR, Special Procedures, Home care, Dialysis, Nursing Education and Management. [Type] executive offering [Area of expertise] expertise gained through [Number] years of [Industry] successful contributions. Motivating leader with history of building and managing [Type] teams. Proficient at identifying [Type] issues and integrating [Type] solutions to achieve [Result]. Strong relationship builder works well with stakeholders and corporate teams.

Licenses

Compact RN License Tennessee

Ohio RN license

Skill Highlights
  • Critical Care 
  • Surgical, Cardiac, Trauma and Neuro trauma.
  • Emergency  Room  All trauma levelS                          
  • PACU and ASU experience 
  • Acute care and out patient  


  • Sedation services Experience  
  • Pre-admissions, procedures and recovery multiple areas.  includes  GI, Lithotripsy, IR, cardiac and pulmonary procedures
  •   Management experience

         Nursing supervisor, Charge nurse, and Manager 


Professional Experience
Medical Solutions November 2018 to May 2019 Travel RN ICU and Observation unit
Omaha, NE

800 bed trauma center

Fast staff March 2017 to August 2017 Registered Nurse Emergency Department
CA

60 bed emergency room with 300+ patients daily. 

certfied Cardiac and Stroke Center with psychiatric ER.

references: Charge RN Jennifer Butts


Oakland Medical Center February 2010 to June 2017 Registered Nurse
Oakland, CA

Floated to multiple departments, ICU, PACU, IR, Special Procedures unit

and  STAT RN

Reference: Margie Thomas. Charge RN,

Holston Valley Medical Center September 2007 to March 2009 Shift Supervisor
Kingsport, TN

Supervisor of cardiac division, inclusive of Cath Lab, CVICU, CCU, two 24 bed tele units, two ICU stepdown units and cardiovascular OR.   



skyridge Medical Center July 2003 to December 2007 RN
Denver, CO

Helped open an setup new hospital.  Worked in ICU AND ER as staff and Charge

Nurses RX November 2002 to November 2003 Travel RN
Seattle, WA

float position between PACU/ICU  at Harborview Medical Center,  

Level 1 Trauma Center.

Denver health and hospitals September 1994 to April 2002 Multiple RN positions
Denver, Colorado
  • Staff RN with Charge experience Trauma ICU and ER
  • Manager pediatric inner city clinic
  • Assistant Manager ER
  • Manager oncology/Tele  unit


Education and Training
Front Range Community College 1977 Associate of Arts: Nursing Westminster, CO, United States
Regis University Bachelor of Science: Nursing Denver, CO, United States
Certifications

BCLS EXP  02/2020

ACLS  EXP 02/2020

PALS EXP 03/2020

Weapons of mass destructions instructor, trainer  1

Awards

Citizen of Year Cassopolis county MI

Nightingale nominee Colorado

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Professional Summary

11 Years in patient care as an RN and clinical research coordinator in an outpatient and inpatient setting highlight my career. Patient education remains strongly emphasized in my background. I excel at comprehensive assessment, development and implementation of care plans and patient advocacy. My professional training is strong in cardiac, ambulatory (with community health focus)and procedural nursing giving emphasis to customer service and respect for sterility and technique. My desire is to obtain a position as Registered Nurse for Forsyth County.



Skills
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Monitor, circulate,  in cardiac procedures
  • Cardiac care nursing experience
  • Procedural nursing experience
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Ability to utilize cardiac pacing electrophysiology equipment
Work History
Nurse Specialist II, 09/2018 to Current
Guilford County Public HealthGreensboro, NC
Registered Nurse, 07/2018 to Current
Valleygate Dental Surgery CenterGreensboro, NC
Registered Nurse - Cardiac Pre and Post (2008-2015) Clinical Research Coordinator (2015) RN Coach (2015-2016) Electrophysiology Lab (2016-2018), 06/2008 to 05/2018
Novant Health3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of critically ill patients.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Prepare patients for cardiac catheterizations, pacemakers, electrophysiology studies and other cardiac procedures.
  • Insert, maintain, and remove intravenous lines.
  • Triage nurse for Novant offices in greater Winston-Salem and Charlotte areas, and Duke Health offices.
  • Monitored, circulated, and scrub cardiac procedures such as pacemaker/defibrillator insertions and cardiac ablations
  • Utilized and maintained Electrophysiology pacing/ablating equipment


Registered Nurse-4B (Kidney Transplants and Vascular Surgeries), 08/2001 to 06/2002
Wake University Baptist Medical CenterWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of critically ill patients.​
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.

Research Technician, 02/2001 to 08/2007
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center School of MedicineWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd
  • Develop and write research reports.
  • Conduct an extensive design of experiments to target variables of interest.
  • Offer a thorough understanding of analysis and calibration of equipment, establishing conditions and preparing reports.
  • Extracted DNA and genotype samples.
  • Facilitated research into genetic causes of disease.

Admissions Counselor, 08/1999 to 02/2001
Salem College601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Collected and analyzed admission applications including essays and prior school records.
  • Organizing and implementing visitation weekends for potential students.
  • Conducting admission interviews for potential students and scholarships candidates.
  • Travel throughout specified territory organizing high school visits and potential student visits

Laboratory Instructor, 02/1996 to 07/1999
Forsyth Technical Community College2100 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Demonstrated the use of laboratory equipment, the implementation of proper techniques (i.e. aseptic technique), and the many chemical and biological reactions.
  • Supervised the conduction of laboratories, exams, and  group projects.
  • Met with students after class to provide one on one direction and tutoring.
  • Collaborated with faculty to develop chemistry and biological lab curriculum.
  • Development of and the implementation of lesson plans
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2007
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - 1400 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27412


Bachelor of Science: Biology, 1999
Salem College - 601 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Associate of Science: 1997
Forsyth Technical Community College - Winston-Salem, NC



  • Top 5% of class
  • Emphasis in anatomy and science
  • Recipient of NC Minorty STEM Scholarship