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Overview
Registered Nurse with 25 years of experience in various healthcare settings who is committed to providing quality, compassionate patient care.  Self motivated, dependable, able to work well as part of a team with fellow nurses, physicians and related staff.  Outstanding interpersonal skills with patients and family members.
Qualifications
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • IV therapy including peripheral starts and maintenance
  • Maintenance of CIVC
  • Phlebotomy draws


  • Care of surgical incisions
  • Suture removal, dressing changes
  • Wound care
  • Medication administration including IV and oral sedation
  • Gathering patient history and assessments
  • Patient and family education
Work Experience
Spring Branch Medical Center Houston, Texas Oncology Nurse 06/1994 to 06/1997
Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe, TX Medical Surgical Staff Nurse 06/1997 to 06/2002
Vascular and Interventional Specialists Conroe, Texas Special Procedure Nurse 03/2006 to 11/2007 RN for Interventional Radiology group.  Administered IV sedation and monitored patients during and after diagnostic vascular procedures.  
Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe, TX Staff RN 11/2005 to 02/2008 IMU staff nurse caring for telemetry patients including post bypass and cardiac catheterization.  Frequently floated to other areas including ICU, surgical, oncology and post partum.
Woodlands North Houston Heart Center Shenandoah, TX Staff Nurse 11/2007 to 07/2008 Staff RN for large Cardiology group.  Worked with specific Cardiologist during busy clinic hours and making hospital rounds.  Patient group was very diverse as many had multiple medical issues outside of their cardiac concerns.
Rivershire Surgicenter, W.L. Wuest, MD Conroe, Texas OR Supervisor 07/2008 to 07/2016 In charge of AAAASF accredited in-office surgical suite.  Duties included managing staff and scheduling, ordering and maintaining inventory of medications and surgical supplies, and acting as pre-op, circulating, and recovery nurse.  Occasionally worked as surgical scrub and assisting with minor procedures.  Worked closely with surgical patients throughout their experience from day of consult, pre-op, surgery and all follow ups.  Also managed all accreditation requirements including peer review, yearly surveys and on-site surveys performed by AAAASF inspectors.
Lyos Plastic Surgery and Associates Houston, Texas Surgical Nurse 07/2016 to 04/2018

Surgical Nurse for busy Plastic Surgery practice.  Provides patient care in all areas of surgery: pre-op, circulating and PACU.  Assists in maintaining AAAASF certification of in-office Surgical suite.  Very familiar with standards of compliance.  Also work in office clinic seeing post op patients for dressing changes, suture removal and routine follow ups.  Provides pre-op teaching for surgical patients and family.  Familiar with cosmetic side of the practice including dermal fillers, neuro muscular blockers, Cellfina, lasers, Coolsculpting and various skin treatments.

Woodlands Functional Family Medicine The Woodlands, Texas Registered Nurse 04/2018 to 12/2018
  • Records patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Reaches out to patients to convey lab results and provide care instructions.
  • Set up trays, supplies and sterile fields for office procedures.
  • Provides necessary health education training for patients.
  • Sets appointments for medical care and maintains schedules.
  • Performs all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Manages team of medical support personnel.
Dr. Philip Straka Kingwood, TX Registered Nurse 01/2019 to Current

RN in an exceptionally busy Plastic Surgery office. Fully accredited Operating Suite within the office. Duties include pre-op and circulating nurse with some PACU and clinic responsibilities. In charge of maintaining accreditation with AAAASF.

Education and Training
Diploma Registered Nurse Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Albany, New York
Bachelor of Science: Business/Marketing State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, United States
Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration Canton Agricultural and Technical College, Canton, New York
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with 12 years of critical care experience specializing in emergency services as well as experience in Nursing Supervision in a hospital setting. Seeking Nurse Operating Manager PRN position. Currently employed at South Pointe, PRN in the emergency department. Currently enrolled at Ohio University to obtain BSN.

Highlights
  • Strong broad based clinical experience
  • Knowledge of the nursing process
  • JCAHO and state regulations
  • Triage
  • Emergency Services
  • Trauma
  • Critical Care
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Cardiac
  • Orthopedics
  • Conflict management
Experience
Registered Nurse, 11/2019 to Current South Pointe Hospital Warrensville, OH

Emergency Department/PRN

Registered Nurse, 10/2014 to Current Conneaut Medical Center, University Hospital Conneaut, Ohio

Nursing Supervisor

Emergency Department

Registered Nurse, 06/2010 to Current Ashtabula County Medical Center Ashtabula, Oh

Emergency Department

Registered Nurse, 05/2003 to 03/2015 St Vincent Charity Medical Center Cleveland, Oh

Emergency Department

Education
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2007 Lakeland Community College Kirkland, Ohio
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing, 1997 Knoedler School of Nursing Jefferson, Ohio
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Currently Attending Ohio University Athens, OH
Certifications

Registered Nurse, Ohio

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Basic Life Support

Affiliations

Member of American Nurses Association

Member of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

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Professional Summary

Nurse Practitioner with a commitment to providing compassionate, high quality patient  care. Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations. Effective at multi-tasking, strong interpersonal skills and experienced in working in high-stress environments.

Education
Master of Science in Nursing: May 2017
Texas Woman's University - Houston, Texas
Bachelor Of Science In Nursing : December 2012
The University Of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas
Professional Experience
Nurse Practitioner- Gynecologic Oncology , 11/2017 to Current
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso El Paso, Texas


  • Provides outpatient survivorship care, symptom management,  pre-chemotherapy visits, postoperative and palliative care for gynecologic oncology patients
  • Pioneered inpatient palliative care service alongside collaborating physician, performs inpatient consults and family meetings regarding goals of care, end of life, and hospice referrals
  • Rounds on inpatients with Gynecologic Oncology team, facilitates admissions and discharges and holds Gynecologic Oncology service pager
  • Coordinates and participates in multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology tumor board 
  • Completed Comprehensive Colposcopy Course in July 2018  and  performs colposcopy in dysplasia clinic 
  • Supervises outpatient clinic nurses and medical assistants as Assistant Medical Director 
Clinical Nurse- Inpatient Pediatric Oncology, 02/2013 to 10/2017
The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas


  • Managed inpatient unit as charge nurse at least two shifts monthly
  • Educated new graduates as Primary Clinical Coach
  • Administered chemotherapy, provided postoperative care, symptom management and end of life care 
Certifications
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) Family Nurse Practitioner  
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
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Summary
Compassionate Registered Nurse with experience in evaluations, education, monitoring, and health assessments. Skilled at building rapport with patients and working effectively with physicians, technologists, nurses and staff. Proactive and resourceful with superior work ethic.
Licenses
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, 2013-Present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, 2017-Present
Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio, 2016-Present
Skills
  • Skilled cardiac care nurse
  • Postoperative care
  • Medical clinical procedures comprehension
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Infection control standards exper
Experience
07/2017 - Current
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus, OH Registered Nurse Travel Nurse Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.  Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines. Performed 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.
06/2016 - 07/2017
Genesis Healthcare Zanesville, OH Registered Nurse for Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Evaluated patients presenting with cardiac and respiratory conditions. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 3-4 high acuity patients per shift.  Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. 
12/2014 - 06/2016
Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital Westerville, OH Multi-Skilled Technician on Oncology and Palliative Care Unit Obtained vitals for a floor of 25 patients per shift. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics. 
12/2012 - 12/2014
Licking Memorial Health Systems Newark, OH Patient Care Assistant on Cardiolgy Care Unit Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Obtained vitals for a floor of 12 patients per shift.
Education and Training
2015
Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH Associate of Science: Nursing
2005
New Albany Plain Local New Albany, OH High School Diploma
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Professional Summary

Registered Nurse with 31 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing care to Medical/Surgical, Oncology and Home Health Hospice patients care with expertise and compassion.

Licenses
Registered nurse 1987-present.
Professional Experience
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Hospice Jul 2017 to Jul 2018
Assisted Home Health And Hospice Santa Barbara, California

Case managed home hospice patients. I administered comprehensive and compassionate nursing care as well as coordinated care with other disciplines such as CHHA's, MSW's, Spiritual Care Counselor. I enjoyed positive relationships with local physicians as well as with the medical director for Assisted Hospice. I maintained professional contact with care facilities throughout Santa Barbara and Goleta, in addition to the families and caregivers of the patients under my care.

Oncology Nurse Jan 1992 to Aug 2016
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, CA

Compassionate oncology nursing managing multiple treatments and procedures throughout the patients stay. 

Preceptor of newly hired nursing staff as well as nursing student and travel nurses.

Participated and/or lead many committees focused on improving patient care and/or staff development.

Manage the education department for the adult hospice population. Developed an extensive teaching and resource tool for patients beginning chemotherapy. treatments, ordering of handouts and educating staff with teaching tools.

Strong patient advocate. Proficient in multiple charting programs.

Per Diem Home Health Infusion Nurse Coram Home Health Goleta, Ca

Time with company varied over 10 years. Coordinated and administer home medication infusions.

Traveling Nurse Jun 1989 to Jan 1992
Trav-corp Boca Raton, FL

Urology, Gynecology, ENT Oncology

Renal Care

General Med-Surg

Oncology

Outpatient Oncology Clinic

Surgical

GI Lab


Registered Nurse - Float Pool Jun 1987 to Jul 1989
University Medical Center Tucson, AZ Float nurse positions including but not limited to oncology orthopedics, med/surg, normal newborn, pediatrics, post partum, urology.
Skill Highlights
  •  Innovative teaching skills.
  •  Organization skills.
  •  Strong medical ethics
  •  Enthusiastic caregiver
  •  Symptom Management  
  •  Culturally sensitive
  •  Practices with a fastidious importance  on safety
  • Observant of cost effectiveness 
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science, Nursing 1987 Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ, United States

Dean's or Honor's list. 

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Professional Summary
Spanish/English speaking registered Nurse with 5+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations.
Skills
  • IV placement skills
  • High level of autonomy
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Efficiency in multitasking in a fast paced environment
  • Working with a multi member care team.
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Strong clinical judgment
Certifications
  • Registered Nurse in NY License number:633305 12/2021
  • ACLS 3/2014-Present
  • BLS 9/08-Present
Work History
Clinical Nurse II // GU Medicine | 04/2018 to Current
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY
  • Perform patient assessment, symptom management, and telephone triage and offer patient/family education.
  • Act as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide continuity of care throughout various stages of treatment and follow-up.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
Registered Nurse | 02/2018 to 04/2018
WESTMED Medical Group - New York, NY

Per Diem RN for orthopedic department and other specialties.

Lead Registered Nurse// Interventional Pain Management | 01/2013 to 01/2017
Westmed Medical Group - Harrison, NY
  • Provided direct patient care within outpatient setting; to patients requiring pain management and procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
  • In charge of establishing IV  access during for procedures
  • Monitoring of sedated patient procedure and post procedure. 
  • Administration of sedation and monitoring during pre and post procedure
  • Set up of sterile field for spinal cord stimulation trials.
  • Assist providers with minor office procedures.
  • Performed telephone triage with particular emphasis on assessment, problem/priority identification, and decision-making during office hours and after office hours.
  • Responsible for educating patients and family on pre and post procedural expectations and possible complications.
  • Conducted follow-ups with patients regarding possible complications and reported to providers about patients' progress.
  • Reviewed pain contracts and agreements regarding treatment with patients, performed random urine testing / drug screening to ensure patient adherence to treatment.
  • Perform telephone triage with particular emphasis on assessment, problem or priority identification, and decision-making.
  • Schedule patients for procedures, urgent and routine appointments.
  • Maintained and ordered medical supplies for office location.
  • Trained new employees and floating staff in the department.
  • Delegated tasks to non-licensed personnel and LPNs.
  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Registered Nurse// Medical Surgical -Oncology Unit | 07/2013 to 07/2014
Stamford Hospital - Bennett Medical Center - Stamford, CT
  • Direct patient care within inpatient setting; for medical, surgical, and oncology patients
  • Performed independent assessment of patients and provided end-of-life care.
Registered Nurse III // Medical Surgical- Oncology Unit | 01/2010 to 01/2013
White Plains Hospital - White Plains, NY
  • Direct patient care within inpatient setting; for medical, surgical, and oncology patients
  • Performed independent assessment of patients and provided end-of-life care.
  • Served as professional mentor to colleagues and nursing staff.
  • Served as unit leader and liaison providing conflict resolution for other units.
  • Administered and monitored chemotherapy, biotherapy, blood transfusion, and infusion of blood products.
  • Provided education to patient and family members on effects of chemotherapies, biotherapies and expectations of self-care at home.
  • Responsible for coordination of care for patients requiring radiation therapy with medical oncology health-care team.
  • Facilitated admissions of oncology and medical patients requiring emergent and direct admissions.
  • Helped transition appropriate patients to hospice care and educated family members and patients regarding hospice care with professionalism, compassion and empathy.
Languages
Fluent in Spanish
Education
LEHMAN COLLEGE/CUNY - Bronx, NY | Bachelor of Science Nursing, May 2010, 5/10 GPA: 3.44, Cum Laude
Volunteer Experience

WGO -Medical mission- Oct 2015- Tegucigalpa,Honduras

  • provided medical care for local communities with little or limited access to medical care with supervision of M.D.
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Professional Summary
Compassionate-Dedicated -Service Driven -Experienced RN Responsible RN with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 23 years of experience in healthcare. Including: Director of Nursing, Director of Staff Development, Assistant Director of Nursing, Charge RN and Staff RN.
Skills
Work History
Charge Nurse, 03/2009 to Current
MIDDLE PARK MEDICAL CENTER Granby, CO
  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams in providing critical care and performing life-saving interventions.
  • Charge nurse in fast paced adult and pediatric trauma center, managing team of nurses and patient care technicians while carrying own patient assignment Decisively and confidently made judgments on patient conditions based on vital signs, patient presentation, and initial assessment; triaged to appropriate zone; activated specialized team when indicated (Cath lab, trauma team, rapid response stroke team, etc.) Worked efficiently in high stress situations while ensuring patients were treated with dignity; provided, coordinated, documented and inputted patient care data in computer; applied strong commitment to quality control by ensuring cohesiveness through effective communication among care staff; served as liaison between patient and doctor.
  • Performed specialized, lifesaving treatments such as basic life support advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and neonatal resuscitation.
Pre Op /PACU Nurse, 07/2017 to Current
MIDDLE PARK MEDICAL CENTER Granby, CO
  • Assess the status of patients' health in the pre-op area.
  • Ensure that operative and informed consents are in order.
  • Take and record vital statistics of patients to ensure readiness for a surgical procedure.
  • Initiate IV's and ensure that patients are informed about the procedure.
  • Perform airway assessment and management, cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring, and pulse oximetry.
  • Diagnose and intervene for patients receiving an anesthetic which serves to alter patient's level of consciousness in the immediate post-operative phase.
  • Display excellent communication skills by teaching and requiring return demonstration from post-operative patients and family.
Emergency Room Nurse, 07/2015 to 09/2017
UC HEALTH Denver, CO
  • Serve as member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams in providing critical care and performing life-saving interventions.
  • Ability to quickly analyze critical versus non-critical illness or injury.
  • Performed specialized, lifesaving treatments such as basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and neonatal resuscitation.
  • Effectively assimilated, interpreted and reported changing patient data to ensure optimum care.
Staff RN, 05/2011 to 11/2012
EATING RECOVERY CENTER COLORADO - DENVER Denver, CO
  • Complete physical checks and monitor patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior.
  • Planned and conducted group therapy.
  • Record and maintain patient information, such as vital signs, eating habits, behavior, progress notes, and treatments.
  • Maintain patients' restrictions to assigned areas.
  • Work as part of team that included: psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurses and social workers.
  • Accompany patients to outside medical and dental treatments as well as shopping trips, religious or recreational events.
  • Perform nursing duties such as administering medications, measuring vital signs, collecting specimens and drawing blood samples.
Director of Nursing, 03/2007 to 02/2009
REMUDA RANCH Milford, VA
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all nursing services for a 48 bed psychiatric unit specializing in eating disorders; Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies; Managing daily operations; Coordinate staff; Facilitate interdepartmental communication; Allocate tasks and resources; Exemplify and uphold company ethics, operations, regulatory, safety and accounting policies and standards; Provide guidance and direction to 70+ subordinate team members; Ensure appropriate staffing levels and expertise; Monitor current status vs.
  • budget and implement change as necessary; Serve as acting Administrator in the Administrator\'s absence.
  • Participated in JCAHO survey with resultant score of 100 percent.
  • Ensured facility readiness by maintaining stringent quality standards and safety precautions.
  • Interviewed, hired, instructed and mentored employees to promote a high level of care quality to patients.
Staff RN- Assistant Director of Nursing- Director of Nursing, 04/2003 to 02/2007
REMUDA RANCH Wickenburg, AZ
Travel Registered Nurse, 01/1999 to 05/2003
Medical Express, PPR, 02/1998 to 02/1999
Telemetry/Transplant RN, PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL Denver, CO
Oncology Nurse, 02/1997 to 02/1999
SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER Englewood, CO
Staff RN/Director of Staff Development/Assistant Director, 07/1995 to 03/1997
CHRISTIAN LIVING COMMUNITIES Denver, CO
  • Certifications ACLS -Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification BLS - Basic Life Support PALS Pediatric Life Support TNCC Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum NRP- Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Education
MASTER OF SCIENCE: Health Law, Healthcare Administration, Shepard Broad College of Law - Davie MASTER OF SCIENCE -
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Nursing, Bellevue University -
Trinity Christian College - Palos Heights, IL
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Professional Summary
Caring and compassionate nurse of 13 years with a background in Pediatric and Adult ICU, Med- Surg, Telemetry and Oncology.
Core Qualifications
  • Quick learner
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Psych and mental health care proficiency
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Successful treatment of conditions
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Strong medical ethic
Experience
Oncology nurse
September 2013 to Current
Southern Regional Riverdale, GA Provides nursing care to assigned patients through use of nursing process and within guidelines of policies, procedures, and standards of nursing care. Interprets, intervenes, clarifies, and implements physician's orders in a timely manner. Completes an assessment on each patient according to policy and analyzes assessment data to establish priorities of care. Applies knowledge of normal parameters and identifies deviations from normal. Makes ongoing observations of physical, psychosocial, and cultural responses to patients and families. Documents in a concise and timely manner. Communicates any relevant patient data for the purpose of maintaining continuity of patient care. Utilizes available resources in providing patient and family teaching and discharge planning. Coordinates patient care with other departments and providers through the use of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan. Resets priorities in response to emergencies, patient needs, and staffing changes. Assist with orientation of new personnel. Ensures practice standards through active participation in unit and hospital Performance Improvement activities.