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Professional Summary

Neonatal, pediatric and adult air ambulance transport nurse with over 15 years of extensive experience in various nursing areas with qualities of dedication, flexibility, positive energy & compassion pursuing growth in my career by seeking a position on the JDCH transport team.

Skills, Certifications and Memberships

 

  • ENPC
  • TNCC
  • RNC certification in Neonatal Care 
  • PALS Instructor
  • ACLS
  • NRP
  • BLS
  • Broward County Pediatric Society member


  • PHTLS
  • ATCN member
  • Preceptor and mentor 
  • EPIC safety star
  • Pediatric ER skills check-off RN for chest tubes & Arterial-lines
  • ECMO Specialist
  • Skilled cardiac care nurse
Professional Experience
Flight Nurse Jan 2017 to Current
REVA Air Ambulance and Medical Flights Fort Lauderdale, FL


  • Provide critical and emergency care to patients of all ages and types during evacuation and rescue operations aboard aircrafts.
  • Perform lifesaving procedures in transit, which included CPR, ACLS & endotracheal intubation.
  • Evaluated patients throughout aircraft transports to trauma centers for treatment.
  • Delivered a high level of care to each and every patient from initial contact until delivery to the receiving hospital.
  • Oversaw implementation of patient management plans.
  • Managed team of medical support personnel.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Work two shifts each rotation at the medical coordinator desk,  obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the patient's medical condition & determine the most appropriate medical crew for transporting the patient along with dispatching our medical crew for each flight.
  • Evaluated nursing notes to confirm that they accurately and completely described care provided and patient responses.
  • I communicate with the Medical Director and/or Program Director regularly and as needed on all flight/transport  issues.
ECMO Specialist Nov 2015 to Current
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Hollywood , FL
Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse Apr 2014 to Current
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Hollywood, FL
  • Triage competency evaluator
  • Skills In-services & Check-offs of chest tubes, arterial lines, declotting of central lines, and infant warmer
  • Created hospital wide education booth for Sepsis "FairyTale Endings"
    • Blood Transfusions & Pediatric Lab draws lecture presentations to new staff.
  • Ebola Response Team 2014-1015
  • Data collection/PI -ER monthly Asthma Chart Audits
Neonatal Intensive Care RN III May 2006 to May 2014
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Hollywood, FL
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of level III neonatal patients.
  • Preceptor and strong resource for nursing staff.
  • Charge nurse for Level II & level III infants, overseeing an average of 30 patients per shift.
  • Participated in Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas for improvement.
  • Presented lectures yearly to newly hired staff in training.
  • Ground & Air transport RN certified
Registered Nurse Mar 2005 to Jul 2018
Parallon Workforce Management Solutions Sunrise, FL
  • Agency position-float to under-staffed units on a per-diem basis.
  • Closely monitor acute conditions in ICU, CVICU, NICU, PICU, step-down & telemetry areas.
  • Care for pre/post-op Cardiac Cath and Open-Heart surgical patients, titrating drips for hypo/hypertension, and arrhythmias.
  • CVP monitoring and Continuous renal replacement therapy Chronic patient care in telemetry, orthopedic and med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for six patients per shift.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, PE, DVT, asthma, COPD code sepsis and pneumonia.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Nursing 2007 University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ Nursing Online Program
Associate of Science, Nursing 2003 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY Nursing
Achievements and accomplishments
  • 2011-Nurse of the Year
  • 2012-Clinical Ladder Nurse III 
  • 2014-Daisy Award Recipient
  • 2015-Patient First Award
  • 2015-Top Patient Satisfier x5 months   
  • 2015-Clinical Ladder Mission Trip to Kingston, Jamaica to educate nurses on NRP & STABLE concepts due to increased infant mortality rates
  • 2016 7 2017 Clinical Ladder Mission trip to Cartagena, Colombia to provide PALS certification & ECMO education to nurses and doctors at La Casa Del Nino Hospital, participated & assisted in community health fair
Licenses
Registered Nurse in Florida, License number
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Professional Summary

Registered nurse employed in the field of emergency and critical care medicine with hospital and air ambulance transportation experience.

Licenses

Registered Nurse with active licensure in: Nevada and California

Skill Highlights
  • ER nursing skills
  • Flight nursing skills
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Adult, pediatric, and neonatal knowledge base
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
Professional Experience
Humboldt General Hospital | Winnemucca, Nevada Flight Nurse (Rotor) 05/2016 - Current
  • Provide nursing cares for hemodynamically compromised patients during inter-facility and scene transports.  
  • Establish positive crew resource management in order to lay the foundation of confident team work
  • Recognize life threatening conditions and implement appropriate emergent interventions under the guidelines of medical director and company policy
Great Basin College | Elko, NV Instructor 09/2017 - Current
  • Instruct the mini-course of Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Educate those enrolled on proper skills and knowledge associated with the duties required for a certified nursing assistant to obtain
  • Provide feedback in theory, ensuring information is being retained
Humboldt General Hospital | Winnemucca, NV House Supervisor RN 01/2017 - 01/2019
  • Advocate for all nursing staff and patients; acting as a liaison between staff and management.  
  • Apply critical thinking skills to properly address issues and obstacles that may arise in a safe and effective manner.  
North Eastern Nevada Regional Hospital | Elko, NV Registered Nurse ICU 06/2017 - 08/2018
  • Monitor and manage hemodynamically critically compromised patients within the intensive care unit setting on a per diem basis
American Med flight | Reno, Nevada Flight Nurse (Fixed wing) 03/2015 - 10/2018
  • Utilize critical care knowledge and skills to transport patients via fixed wing transportation to a higher level of care under the direction of guidelines of medical director and company policy.  
Battle Mountain General Hospital | Battle Mountain, NV Registered Nurse ED 06/2012 - 06/2016
  • Integrate emergency medicine with critical care medicine within a rural environment at a critical care access hospital in the emergency department and acute/medical-surgical setting.
Education and Training
Grand Canyon University | | Pheonix, AZ, United States Master of Science in Nursing Education
  • Graduate date of April of 2019
Great Basin College | | Elko, NV, United States Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Cum laude graduate June of 2014
Great Basin College | | Elko, NV, United States Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Cum laude in June of 2012
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support-BLS (expires 08/2021)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support- ACLS (expires 07/2021)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support-PALS (expires 08/2021)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program-NRP (expires 12/2020)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support-PHTLS (expires 02/2022)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course-TNCC (expires 02/2022)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse- CEN (expires 05/18/2020)
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse- CFRN (expires 08/08/2022)
  • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course- TPACT (expires 09/2020)
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support- FCCS (expires 07/2022)
  • Advanced Burn Life Support-ABLS (Expires 11/2022)
Professional Organization Memberships
  • Emergency Nurse Association (ENA)
  • Air and Surface Transport Nurse Association (ASTNA)
  • American Association of Critical Nurses (AACN)
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Summary
Experienced Registered Nurse with 12 years medical experience in critical care nursing, emergency nursing, and critical care flight transport, currently working as an RN in a free-standing ER. Licenses include Board of Certified Emergency Nursing (BCEN) certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider (NRP) certification, and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).
Work History
09/2017 to Current
Emergency Room Nurse The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus Trawood Campus El Paso, TX
  • Triage, and rapid assessment of patients.
  • Closely monitor acute conditions.
  • Perform lab tests and communicate results.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Assist doctors with invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Instruct patients and family members on proper discharge care.
09/2013 to 07/2017
FLIGHT NURSE AIR METHODS El Paso, TX
  • Autonomous assessment, treatment, and transport of critically ill patients to include initiation and management of vasoactive infusions, and lifesaving skills such as intubation, invasive monitoring, and management of ventilators via fixed wing, ground, and rotor. 
  • Training and orientation of new personnel
  • Peer reviews of charts
  • Training and competencies of invasive skills accomplished quarterly.
  • Scheduling up to 8 staff members, to include float personnel.
  • Ordered medical equipment, supplies, and medications.
  • Assisted in reviewing and correcting payroll
  • Participated in public relations events and classes
10/2012 to 08/2013
FLIGHT NURSE NORTHSTAR CRITICAIR Minot, ND
  • Assessment, treatment, and stabilization during transport of critical patients via rotor from accident scenes to hospitals, and interfacility transfers.
06/2009 to 07/2013
Staff RN/Charge Nurse TRINITY HOSPITAL Minot, ND
  • Triage and rapid assessments of patients.
  • Care of critical emergency patients including trauma, cardiac, and stroke at a Level II regional trauma ceneter.
  • Direction and delegation of ER staff in a level II trauma center
  • Coordination of incoming and outgoing ambulance transfers.
07/2006 to 05/2009
Staff RN/Charge RN PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER Anchorage, AK
  • Assessment and care of critical cardiac patients, care of ICU step-down patients, managed vaso-active infusions, assisting with managing patients under conscious sedation during procedures, recovering patients after procedures, and assisting physicians with procedures.
  • Charge RN duties include managing patient placement, staffing assignments, and facilitating transfers and discharges.
05/1994 to 05/1998
Security Police UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Colorado Springs, Colorado
Education
2005
Associate of Science: Nursing
New Mexico State University - Alamogordo
Ongoing, 2018
Master of Science: Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Downers Grove, IL
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Downers Grove, IL

Currently enrolled in the RN-MSN, Nurse Practioner program.

Certifications
Texas Board of Nursing License #857702
  • Board Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) Current
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Current
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Current
  • Basic Life-saving Skills (BLS) Current
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
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Objective
To join a premier healthcare organization where I can be part of a team that is committed to quality of care and professional excellence. A quality team that will allow for growth professionally, as well as personally.
Licenses
Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona, License number # 128594. 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1/19
Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 1/19
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 2/19
TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course 3/17

Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona, License number # 128594. 
Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona, License number # 128594. 
Skills
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Computerized charting 
  • Strong medical ethic
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Trauma and Acute Care
Experience
07/2013 to Current
ER/Trauma Charge Nurse Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler, AZ
  • Sound, ethical, and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Perform all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
  • Evaluated patients presenting with any combination of emergent/trauma 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.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
11/2012 to 07/2013
ER- Staff Rn Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Manage and intervene with patient care in a busy critical care setting.
  • Mentor and be a resource for other staff members and outside agencies with patient care questions/concerns.
02/2014 to 05/2015
International In-Flight RN Vighter Medical Group Mesa, AZ
  • Provided in-flight nursing services to DHS/ICE detainees being repatriated to their countries of origin.
  • Sole medical provider responsible for the care of Federal detainees with stable, unstable, and complex medical conditions.
  • Continually assess both patient and staff safety in-flight. 
01/2012 to 11/2012
RN Case Manager United Health Care Tempe, AZ
  • Assigned to manage high cost claim members to assist with day to day health care concerns. 
  • Checked patient medications for accuracy and compliance.
  • Assessed patient understanding of purpose as well as possible side effects of prescribed medications.
  • Initiate referrals to Social Workers, Specialists, or Community Liaison. 
  • Case review with the Medical Director or Pharm D. 
11/2011 to 11/2012
Case Manager Supplemental Travel Agency
  • I am assigned to manage high cost claim members.
  • I assist them with day to day health care concerns.
  • It may be something trivial such as checking their medications for accuracy, compliance and to assess their understanding of purpose as well as possible side effects.
  • It may mean making a referral to a Social Worker, or specialist.
  • Case review with the Medical Director or Pharm D.
11/2010 to 08/2011
ER - RN Casa Grande Regional Medical Center
  • As an ER RN my responsibilities included, but were certainly not limited to; being a professional asset who demonstrates competency in assessing, triaging, and caring for patients of all ages and illnesses.
  • Being a rural ER RN, you must bring with you the qualities that allow for delegation, multitasking and team work.
  • Patient care ranges from level 1trauma to minor urgent care type of patients.
02/2010 to 08/2010
ER - RN MIHS - Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
  • My duties as an ER/ Trauma Nurse include, but are not limited to;.
  • The overseeing and care of patients with the acuity from trauma to medical.
  • To triage and delegate duties to fellow hospital staff.
  • To work as a integral part of a highly effective, pristine trauma team.
  • To be able to effectively react in any situation, no matter the gravity, and also be able to multitask my duties for best outcome of any patient.
03/2009 to 10/2010
RN Flight Nurse Native Air Ambulance
  • Job Description Native Air Flight Nurse is responsible for providing the highest level of nursing care.
  • This is to include assessment, triage, and treatment of the critically ill patients.
  • The RN is responsible for determining the nature and extent of the illness/ injury and is to establish and prioritize the appropriate treatment, as well as transporting the patient to the appropriate facility.
  • The RN must be able to provide any and all care for patients across the life span.
03/2007 to 10/2009
ER Charge Nurse Payson Regional Medical Center
  • My duties as an ER charge Nurse included, but not limited to;.
  • New employee orientation.
  • Delegation of patient care.
  • Patient assignments.
  • Patient Care.
08/2006 to 03/2007
Director of Clinical Services Trinity Hospice
  • As the Director of Clinical Services, I was responsible for the coordination of all patient care activities and the supervision of the patient care staff.
  • I insured coordination of care and conduct of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings, Plans of Care, and utilizations of Plans of Care.
  • I managed the costs of payroll, patient care, personnel, supplies, medical equipment, and pharmacy in accordance with the Standards of Operations.
  • I was responsible for the quality of care and communication with patients and families.
05/2006 to 08/2006
Assistant Director of Clinical Services Trinity Hospice
  • As the Assistant Direct of Clinical Services, I provided licensed administrative support to the Director of Clinical Services by maintaining patient records, updating medication profiles, and Plans of Care, and by processing ADR and denial requests.
05/2003 to 05/2006
Team Leader Cobre Valley Community Hospital Globe, Arizona
  • Served on multiple task force committees Addition shifts worked in ER, Outpatient Surgery, and ICU.
ER Staff RN Chandler Regional Hospital
  • As a travel RN you have to be able to walk in to any ER , in any situation and run with the ball.
  • Adaptability is the name of the game.
  • They don't know you and you don't know them.
  • Teamwork, trust, and accountability, three assets that will get you through any travel assignment, you gain new friends and experiences that you would trade for nothing.
Education and Training
Saguaro High School Tucson, Arizona
5/04
Associate Degree: Applied Science-Nursing Mesa Community College Applied Science-Nursing
Skills
administrative support, ADR, case manager, Director, meetings, Mentor, multitasking, nursing, Patient Care, payroll, personnel, quality, supervision, Surgery, Teamwork, team work, Trauma, triage, type, urgent care