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Professional Summary

PRIORITY # 1, Patient-focused registered nurse with over 12 years experience at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Skilled in the care of adult, pediatric and neonate clients. Experienced working in urgent and high patient volume settings. Have maintained a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. 


-Registered Nurse with the Registered Nursing Association with Northwest Territories and Nunavut

-Up to date on Hospital Certifications

-Emergency Drug and Defibulation
-Heart and Stroke CPR

-Pediatric LIfe Support

-AIMS certified

-Breastfeeding Certification

-Wound Care Course

-EPEC-O Palliative Care Workshop

-Preceptor Workshop

Skill Highlights
  • Float Nurse that has a vast variety of skills in many areas: ECU, Medicine, Surgery, Recovery Room, Emergency, MDCU, SDCU, Pediatric, Obstetrics, Patient Care Coordinator.
  • Over the 12 years, have preceptor several Aurora College students 
  • Worked Casual as an Instructor at Aurora College
  • Worked Casual as a Home Care Nurse
  • Fast learner, that is able to work in a fast pace environment and able to adapt to different situations
  • Have a good reputation with many colleagues through out the hospital
  • Taught nursing lab skills to Year 3 Aurora College students.
  • Clinical Instructor for Year 2 Aurora College Students on the Medical Unit
Professional Experience
12/2017 to Current
Patient Care Coordinator Stanton Hospital Yellowknife, NT
Represent Unit Managers after hours, are the bed managers for the hospital, provided staff with support and additional education when needed. Also fill sick calls for the hospital and provide additional staff when needed. Are the coordinators for the repatriation of patients from southern facilities.
09/2011 to Current
Casual Instructor Aurora College Yellowknife , NT Instructor to students in their 2nd and 3rd year of the bachelor of science in nursing program.
01/2007 to Current
Float Nurse Stanton Territorial Hospital Yellowknife, NT

As a Float nurse I have work in many different areas in the hospital, from Emergency room to Extended Care. Have also been able to work as a Patient Care Coordinator for Stanton Hospital.

11/2015 to 04/2016
Casual Home Care RN Health and Social Services Yellowknife, NT Responsible for visiting clients in their homes and providing nursing care, follow up and well being checks. 
05/2006 to 12/2006
Obstetrics Stanton Territorial Hospital Yellowknife , NT

Obstetrical Developmental Opportunity, experienced in antepartum, postpartum and nursery care.

01/2004 to 05/2006
Medicine Unit Stanton Territorial Hospital Yellowknife, NT

Managed caseload of 20 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, telemetry, palliative and wound care.

Education and Training
Diploma in Nursing Aurora College Yellowknife, NT, Canada
High School Diploma Sir John Franklin High School Yellwoknife , NT

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Professional Summary
Accomplished Hospice Leader who proudly maintains a highly productive, efficient and quality-driven environment at all times.  Focused on team coordination and leadership to provide exceptional patient and family support. Dedicated Leader adept at public and community relations, staff development and project management.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strategic planning capability
  • Accomplished leader
  • Resource management expertise
  • Quality improvement competency
  • Promotes positive behavior
Work History
Clinical Services Executive Jan 2013 - Nov 2017
Pathways of Northern Colorado Fort Collins, CO
  • Earned the company exceptional ratings and testimonials from clients on Google reviews and CAHPS surveys.
  • Directed Hospice Item Set Initiatives, which boosted Pathways publically reported status to 2nd in Colorado and in the 90th percentile nationally.
  • Member of Executive Management Team.
  • Surpassed census and revenue/labor targets in eight consecutive quarters.
  • Developed/updated departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.
  • Organized the department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet the legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.
  • Led the planning and achievement of goals and objectives consistent with the agency mission and philosophy.
Director of Quality and Compliance Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Pathways of Northern Colorado Fort Collins, CO
  • Skillfully developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.
  • Organized the department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet the legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Consistently complied with applicable laws and regulations and ensured facility adhered to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Educated staff on state and federal statutes, rules and regulations governing hospice and palliative services.
Weekend Coordinator and Float Nurse Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Pathways of Northern Colorado Fort Collins, CO
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of hospice referrals.
Patient Care Services Director; Oncology and Infusion Nov 2004 - Mar 2011
North Colorado Medical Center Greeley, CO
  • Developed departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.
  • Organized the department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet the legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines.
  • Led the planning and achievement of goals and objectives consistent with the agency mission and philosophy.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and coached new employees.
  • Established and oversaw implementation of an effective budgeting and accounting system that improved efficiency and reduced costs.
  • Oversaw Inpatient Oncology, Outpatient Oncology and Infusion, and the Stem Cell Transplant Program.
Clinical Manager; Medical Oncology and Infusion Mar 2003 - Nov 2004
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Strategically planned methods to achieve operational goals and targets.
  • Continually maintained and improved the company's reputation and positive image in the markets served. - evidenced improvement in employee retention and patient satisfaction scores per Press/Ganey.
  • Encouraged creative thinking, problem solving, and empowerment as part of the leadership group to improve morale and teamwork.
Unit Director - Medical/Surgical Oncology and Infusion Mar 2001 - Mar 2003
Mercy Medical Center Des Moines, Iowa
  • Achieved high staff morale and retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, proactive supervisory practices and facilitating a proactive work environment.  Decreased vacancy rate from 19% for RNs to 2% with decreased RN turnover.
  • Routinely collaborated with department leaders to correct problems and improve services.
  • Supervised and managed the daily activities of a clinical team consisting of  physicians, nurses and support staff.
Program Director of Family Risk and Prevention Aug 1998 - Mar 2001
Mercy Medical Center - Cancer Treatment Center Des Moines, Iowa
  • Program development for new Family Risk program.  
  • Educated community members about family risk for cancer and preventative interventions related to risk.
  • Assessed and responded to individual and community cancer risks and prevention.
  • Developed and streamlined systems for monitoring and tracking program effectiveness.
  • Wrote summaries, reports and other correspondence regarding community outreach efforts.
Bachelor of Arts: Nursing 1986
Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
Additional Training and Educationn
Palliative Care Leadership Training and Program Development, Hospice and Palliative Care of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky.

Healthcare Leadership Development Training, University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Family Syndromes Training, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

LEAN Processes Training, San Francisco, California.

SWOG Clinical Trial Data Management Training, Denver, Colorado.  

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Core Qualifications
  • Strong Clinical Judgement
  • Education and development
  • EMR and EPIC experience
  • Psychosocial support
  • Charge Nurse/Leadership
  • Preceptor
  • Team Player
  • Policy creation and revision
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Patient and family education
  • Discharge Planning
  • Adept at prioritizing and managing deadlines
Professional Summary

Registered Nurse with 18 years Oncology experience, 2 years family practice experience, 5 years experience on a medical-surgical progressive care unit,  1 year experience on the ACE unit and 7 months experience on Vascular PCU. Have been actively involved with committee work for the last several years; CAUTI committee, Pain Council, co-chair of CMC Policy and Procedure Committee, and co-chair of Nursing Professional Practice Council, a Shared Governance Council. 

RN/ACE Unit( Acute Care for the Elderly) 11/2016 to 03/2018 Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke, VA
  • Assuming primary care of the elderly population
  • Care of trauma patients and orthopedic patient
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 4-7 high acuity patients per shift.
  • Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
  • Work with case managers and social workers to aid in the discharge process.
RN Med/Surg PCU 02/2012 to 12/2016 Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke, VA
  • Duties include direct patient care, precepting and Mentoring new employees, and delegating appropriate staff nurse duties.
  • Analyze ECG strips and act upon abnormal rhythms.
  • Administering medications by various routes, monitor drips; Insulin, Heparin and Cardiac.
  • Perform charge nurse duties, overseeing a 27 bed unit.
  • Preceptor
  • Serving as co-chair for the CMC Policy and Procedure Committee, attends meetings and contributes to agenda development.
  • Accepts shared responsibility for coordinating the review of policies, revising policies, and creating new policies using Evidenced Based Information.
  • Serving as the pain champion/Pain Resource Nurse for 8 West, attending monthly meetings, conducting audits and identifying educational needs.
  • Have increased our pain reassessment scores in the past 3 years.
  • Volunteered our floor as a pilot for Pain Scripting that went hospital-wide in June 2013.
  • Member of a Sedation subcommittee in which we were instrumental in the successful implementation of the POSS sedation scale.
RN Float Nurse 07/2010 to 03/2012 Carilion Clinic Family Practice Roanoke, VA
  • In charge of ordering clinical supplies, stocking, medication refills, assisting other nurses, triaging patients and assisting with prior authorizations
  • Floating to other PODS as needed
  • Phlebotomy, Injections, IV starts, inserting PAC needles
  • Headed the flu clinic
  • Assisted Care Coordinator with arranging follow up appointments after hospital discharge, education to patients with new diagnosis of Diabetes, CHF, and COPD. Assisted patients and their families with finding resources in the community
RN Oncology/Hematology 06/1992 to 07/2010 Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke, VA
  •  Assuming primary care of chronically ill patients.
  • Chemotherapy Administration
  • NGT placement, parenteral feedings, and managing chest tubes
  • ADL's ,trach care, ostomy care, wound care, central line care, and management and blood transfusions
  • Administering medications by various routes
  • Central lines: PAC's, Hickman's, MMLs, and PICC lines
  • Phlebotomy preceptor
  • Chemotherapy and biotherapy certified
  • Counseling and support to patients and families with end of life issues
Staff Nurse/Preceptor 03/2018 to Current Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke, VA
  • Responsible for orienting new employees,  making their schedules and following them through their orientation to make sure they have reached their milestones ond completed their orientation record prior to completing orientation.
  • Caring for patients with vascular surgeries such as Femoral Popliteal bypasses, BKA's, AKA's, Thyroidectomies.
  • Patient Education
  • Direct patient care
  • Serve as pain champion and Pain Resourse Nurse for Vascular PCU.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing College of Health Sciences Roanoke, VA Nursing
BBA: Hotel & Restaurant Management James Madison University Harrisonburg, Va Hotel & Restaurant Management
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Mary Baldwin College Psychology
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 07/2010 to 03/2012 Roanoke, VA 07/1992 to 07/2010 Roanoke, VA Roanoke, VA Harrisonburg, VA Staunton, VA Accomplishments
  • Completed a new policy on Continuous Bladder Irrigation.
  • Created Chemo-Induced Neutropenia education in CSOD
  • Created Continuous Bladder Irrigation education in CSOD
  • "Quiet Time" - Within Reach Publication Oct. 2015
  • Co-chair CMC Policy and Procedure Committee
  •  Active member of CMC Pain Council and co-chair Pain Council for 10W (ACE unit) 
  • Assisted in creating a Manual Irrigation Policy and orderset-2016
  • POSS poster at Week of The Nurse 2015 with oral presentation.
  • Superuser for POSS, Bladder Irrigation, and Coude insertion
  • Completed Nursing Fellowship on "Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management" for 2016.
  • Nursing Fellowship poster presented At 2016 Nursing Research Conference and oral presentation of fellowship at 2017 Nursing Research Conference.
  • Volunteer work at Feeding America, RAM House,Bradley Free Clinic, and New Freedom Farm
  • Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certified through 2009
  • Serving as patient advocate with healthcare providers
  • Safety Meister for 10 years 10 years Captain of Light The Night Walk for 10 years.
  • Co-chair of Nursing Professional Practice Council-NPPC, a Shared Governance Council. Attend Nursing Leadership meetings.
  • Registered Nurse- Multi-State Priveledge
  • BLS
  • ACLS