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Professional Summary

Dedicated and hardworking RN seeking full time employment, specializing in critical care, willing to float,

Skills
  • Strong cardiac clinical skills
  • Experience titrating drips
  • Experience with pulmonary catheters, hemodynamics
  • Experience with IAPB, CRRT, LVAD,
  • Strong neuro assement skills
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • PALS
  • CCRN


Work History
PRESIDENT 04/2013 to Current
ARGENBRIGHT CONSULTING LLC SQUAW VALLEY, CA
  • Formed a limited liability company Compiled financial reports
  • Developed company marketing materials and advertisements
  • Reviewed medical records involved in litigation Conducted training seminars for attorneys.
Assistant Professor 03/2018 to 07/2019
Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
  • Taught 5th quarter medical surgical nursing along the topics of stroke, trauma, shock, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, cancer, and life threatening dysrythmias
  • Advised students pertaining to their class schedule
  • Graded  assignments to input grades using Canvas.
  • Employed variety of teaching techniques, including cases studies, clicker technology,  and other active learning techniques to encourage students' engagement.
  • Served also as a clinical instructor for 9 students per rotation.  Coordinated the student's learning schedule.  Collaborated with hospital for student orientation and health clearance.  Graded care plans. 
  • Served on the admission committee 
STAFF NURSE 04/2017 to 12/2017
ERP INTERNATIONAL, LLC Laurel, MD
  • Worked in a Stepdown Unit at Travis Airforce Base in Vacaville, CA
  • Managed the care of  three to two critical care patients
  • Simple drip titration
  • Telemetry
  • Sometimes worked in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Worked one month as House Supervisor
STAFF NURSE 03/2014 to 03/2017
ADVENTIST HEALTH HANFORD, CA
  • Direct patient care of 2 basic critically ill patients, Most common ICU diagnosis: respiratory failure, DKA,.
TRAVELER RN 02/2013 to 03/2013
AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Ronald Reagan Medical Center UCLA Critical Care Float Pool
  • EPIC computer conversion project Floated to various critical care units, CCU, Cardiac Thoracic, Neuro-Surgical, Medical, Liver Transplant Direct patient care during project.
TRAVELER RN 09/2012 to 01/2013
THE STAFFING CONNECT VISALIA, CA
  •  Sierra View District Hospital
  • Provided direct patient care for a 6 bed ICU
  • Floated to Telemetry, ER, Med/Surg 
TRAVELER RN 02/2012 to 08/2012
LiQUID AGENTS HEALTHCARE DALLAS , TX
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
  • Direct patient care in the ICU
  • Floated to Telemetry.
  • St. Mary's
  • Work in a Telemtry unit
  • Managed care for 5-6 patients
CINICAL NURSE IV 08/2005 to 01/2012
FRESNO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Fresno, CA
  • This hospital is a 500 bed, level one trauma teaching facility CVICU Recovered highly acute immediate post open heart patients, CABG, AVR, MVR, Aortic Disection, TEVAR Provided patient care for patients on IABP, CRRT, Heartmate II, Aquapharesis, Impella, and much more
  • Relief Charge Nurse
  • PACU 6 months of experience recovered immediate post operative patients with diagnosis such as, closed head injury, gun shot wounds, orthopedic surgeries, spinal surgeries, vascular,  much more
CLINICAL NURSE III 02/2003 to 07/2005
SAINT AGNES MEDICAL CENTER FRESNO, CA
  • CVICU recovered immediate post open heart patients Floated to Telemetry, Cath Lab Recovery, CCU.
INFECTION CONTROL/EMPLOYEE HEALTH COORDINATOR 10/2000 to 02/2003
TENET HEALTHCARE CORP WHITTIER, CA
  • 181 acute care facility, [services include ER, ICU, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Surgery, and Subacute] Responsible for all infection control functions.
INFECTION CONTROL COORDINATOR 06/1997 to 02/2003
LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER LONG BEACH, CA
  • Data collection, report writing Staff infection control education Per diem direct patient care in the CCU.
STAFF NURSE 12/1996 to 10/1999
GLENDALE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GLENDALE, CA
  • Worked in ICU, took care of 2 general ICU patients
  • Floated to telemetry, managed the care of 7 telemetry patients
STAFF NURSE 01/1994 to 03/1996
EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
  • Direct patient care ADVENTIST DISASTER RELIEF AGENCY.
STAFF NURSE 08/1993 to 08/1994
SAN BERNIDINO COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER CA
  • Worked in a Burn unit taking care of 2-4 patients
STAFF NURSE 04/1991 to 08/1993
REDLANDS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER REDLANDS, CA
  • Worked on a medical-surgical unit
  • Managed care of 7-8 medical-surgical patients
  • Pulmonary, orthopedic, oncology, and urinary resections 
CLINIC NURSE 02/1990 to 02/1991
ADVENTIST DISASTER AND RELIEF AGENCY AMAZONAS, BRAZIL
  • Amazonas clinic nurse servicing villages along the river Perus, ran a clinic with visiting doctors seeing 25-75 patients/day Held health promotion classes for the villagers.
STAFF NURSE 05/1989 to 03/1990
ERLANGER BARONESS MEDICAL CENTER TN
  • Worked in  a large level one trauma teaching facility
  • Direct patient care in a Burn Unit
Education
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Public Health, Epidemiology 1995 Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA Public Health, Epidemiology
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1993 Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA
Associate of Science: Nursing 1989 Southern College OF SDA - Collegedale, TN
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Education
2018
Bachelor Of Science In Nursing: Nursing
University Of Louisiana At Lafayette - Lafayette, LA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Graduated with 3.75 GPA
  • Inductee of Sigma Theta Tau
2014
Associate of Science: Registered Nurse
Louisiana Delta Community College - Monroe, LA
  • Graduated with 3.73 GPA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Received Louisiana Workforce Investment Board 83, Inc
  • Elected to vice president  for  American Student Nurses Association
  • Member of American Student Nurse's Association
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Awarded highest grade point average and best student nurse
2009
Diploma: Practical Nursing
Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Winnsboro, Louisiana
  • Graduated with 3.59 GPA
2007
High School Diploma
Franklin Parish High School - Winnsboro, LA
Work History
02/2016 to Current
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Franklin Medical Center Winnsboro, LA
  • Perform nursing care to all ages on medical-surgical units and occasionally in intensive care and emergency department
  • Implement charge nurse duties in a medical-surgical department
  • Manage total of five patients while maintaining charge nurse responsibilities such as assessments, blood administration, intravenous medications
  • Establish fair assignments for nursing staff
  • Collaborates with all healthcare providers to meet clients' individual needs
  • Document patient care using Cerner PowerChart system
04/2015 to 02/2016
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Richardson Medical Center Rayville, LA
  • Managed total of five patients and charge nurse duties on medical-surgical unit
  • Provided nursing care to a variety of patients with various illnesses
  • Performed head-to-toe assessments on every patient
  • Prepared patients for heart catheterizations
  • Provided postoperative care, education, and discharge instructions
  • Collaborated with all healthcare providers to meet clients' individual needs
08/2010 to 07/2011
Licensed Practical Nurse Medical Temps Agency, Inc West Monroe, LA
  • Provided outpatient hospice care
  • Maintained care in patient's home, administered medication and alternatives such as repositioning etc. to keep the patient comfortable 
  • Provided education to patients and family members to meet individual needs
04/2009 to 11/2010
Licensed Practical Staff Nurse Glenwood Regional Medical Center West Monroe, LA
  • Performed nursing care on a medical-surgical unit
  • Collaborated with healthcare providers
  • Documented all care appropriately using computer charting
  • Managed a total of six patients a shift
  • Prioritized care based on patients' needs
Professional Organizations
  • Student Nurses Association- Vice President
  • Former American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • Member Sigma Alpha Lambda
Volunteer Services
  • Participated in raising money for Alzheimer's Association and March of Dimes Organization
  • Donated items to the Jackson Mental Health Home in Monroe, LA
  • Participated in a softball tournament to raise money for adenylosuccinate lyase deficiency
  • Donated money to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation, American Cancer Society
  • Bought t-shirts to raise money for Autism
  • Provided blankets for the homeless
  • Helped local families in need
  • Donated money to American Nurses Association
Accomplishments
  • One of three students chosen from Louisiana Delta Community College of Monroe to be selected to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar. In May 2011, I participated in the Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria to become a Global Citizen
  •  Awarded best student nurse and obtained the highest grade point average in the nursing class at Louisiana Delta Community College of Monroe
  •  Received a medal for raising the most money for the Alzheimer's Association benefit walk
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Professional Summary
  • Highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated professional with 28 years of clinical experience in hospital and home care setting.
  • Diversely experienced with comprehensive background in Med/Surg, ICU, ER, Infusion therapy and PAH patient population.
  • Computer skilled and proficient in all documentation.
  • ACLS, BCLS and PICC Certification.
  • Works well independently and collaboratively with staff of all levels and cultural background.
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent assessment clinical nursing skills.
  • Proficient in handling emergency situations.
Work History
PAH Nurse Educator, 08/2015 to Current
CVS Health Clover, SC
  • Provides case management,  assessment,  teaching and follow up visits  on PAH  patient population.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure comprehension of treatment plan.
  • Serve as preceptor for newly hired nurses
Staff Registered Nurse MICU, 03/1992 to 11/1988
St. Vincent Hospital New York, NY
  • Provided  direct patient care to critically ill adults on a 12 - bed MICU unit with rotation to SICU, CCU,  CVICU, ER
Infusion Nurse Specialist, 03/2005 to 07/2015
Home Solutions Livingston, NJ
  • Provided case management, clinical assessment and follow up visits on patients receiving home infusion therapy.
  • Administration and monitoring of patients receiving IVIG, Chemotherapy, Hydration therapy, IV antibiotics and Pain management in the home care setting.
  • Served as preceptor for newly hired nurses.
  • Facilitated an on-going assessment of patient/family needs and implementation of interdisciplinary team care plan.
  • Provided patient education.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Registered Nurse Emergency Department, 11/1999 to 03/2004
Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville, NJ
  • Offering  triage, clinical assessment and direct patient care to emergently ill patients.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients  and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Prepared and administered medications as directed by a physician.
Manager Of Clinical Practice, 09/1990 to 11/1999
Accredo Therapeutics Totowa, NJ
  • Provided Primary nursing care to adults and geriatric patients with complex medical/surgical problems on a 40 - bed med/surg patients.
  • Facilitated discharge planning with home care agencies.
  • Scheduled patient admissions and discharges.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Education
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, 1990
New York City College of Technology - NY
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 1999
New Jersey City University - Jersey City, NJ
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Professional Summary


- Cared for patients in many areas of medicine, including acute, critical and ambulatory 

- Pre-op, Post-op, Intra-procedure care

- Assistanted in many procedures for critical and non-critical patients, sterile and non-sterile.

- Charge role in all areas worked 

- ACLS, PALS, BLS certified


Work History
Endoscopy/ PACU RN, 08/2018 to Current
BASC at BedfordBedford, NH

Per diem

PACU Nurse, 01/2018 to 03/2019
Nashua Ambulatory Surgery CenterNashua, NH
Endoscopy Staff Nurse, 03/2013 to 12/2017
Elliot Hospital River's EdgeManchester, NH
Registered Nurse ICU, 03/2008 to 03/2013
Elliot HospitalManchester, NH
Registered Nurse Med-Surg, 05/2002 to 03/2008
Elliot HospitalManchester, NH
Education
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 2014
Chamberlain University - Downers Grove, IL
Associate of Science: Nursing , 2002
Manchester Community College - Manchester, NH
Skills

- Works well as a team player

- Able to assess and implement plan of care based on patients needs

- Charge Nurse role in all areas with good organization skills

- Able to multi-task and sustain unit flow in busy work environments 

- ​Flexible to needs of the department and patient care 

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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with over 8 years of Emergency/Critical Care experience. I have extensive experience and thorough understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacology of critically ill patients. I am education-driven and continue to seek out opportunities to learn and gain knowledge of evidence-based research within my practice. I am a preceptor to nursing students, as well as orient new staff nurses.  I strive to be a great communicator and positive role model, which I am honored to have been the recipient of Maine Medical Center Emergency Department Nurse of the Year in 2014.
Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient/family focused
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Proficient at recognizing and treating cardiac arrhythmia
  • Preceptor
  • Qualified critical care nurse
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing tasks
  • Ventilator care
Work History
Emergency Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse WellStar West Georgia Medical Center - LaGrange, GA 08/2009 - 12/2011
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management
  • Closely monitored acute conditions
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans
  • Trained and mentored new RNs on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care
  • Organized and delegated tasks during rapid response and high-pressure code situations
Emergency Staff Nurse Maine Medical Center - Portland, ME 01/2012 - Current
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Closely monitored and treated acute conditions
  • Trained as a Critical Care Emergency Nurse in treating acute medical emergencies among pediatric, adult, and geriatric population
  • Knowledgeable in recognizing cardiac arrhythmias on heart monitors
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management
  • Handled intubation, Arterial line setup and monitoring, defribillation, conscious sedation monitoring, autotransfusions
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing LaGrange College - LaGrange, Georgia
Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
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Professional Summary

High energy, professional RN with 22 years of experience who embraces both the art and science of nursing. Skilled and dedicated in providing compassionate and exceptional care to patients of diverse backgrounds.

Skills
  • Leadership
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Conversant in Spanish
  • Strong work ethic/attendance
  • Problem solver
  • Team player
Work History
RN Care Manager Jan 2019 - Current
Community Care Cooperative @CHC Fitchburg, MA

MassHealth ACO Care Manager embedded at FQHC Community Health Connections in Fitchburg.

  • Provide targeted education, connection to SDOH resources and assist patients towards improved participation in health care system for caseload of 30-40 patients
  • Work with diverse patients with socio-economic and mental health challenges
  • Use of both Nex Gen EMR and Arcadia platform
  • Coach CHW on addressing social needs of patients
Staff Nurse Aug 2018 - Jan 2019
Correct Care Solutions LLC Shirley, MA

Provided care to the inmate population at a maximum security prison.

  • Cared for prisoners in the infirmary including IV management, care of trauma cases, drug intoxication
  • Responded to trauma events
  • Medication management for inmates and advocacy to providers with inmates' concerns
RN Case Manager Dec 2001 - Aug 2018
VNA Care Worcester, MA

Managed a diverse in-home caseload of 30 to 50 patients.

  • Developed and updated care plans for each patient
  • Evaluation and treatment of wounds, IV/TPN management, teaching patient self-management of health care, accessing community supports, collaborating with other disciplines, updating and consulting doctors, patient advocacy, moving patients towards independence in community
  • Proficient in Encore EMR. Versed in OASIS driven data collection
  • Precepted new employees
Charge Nurse--Telemetry/Orthopedic Floor Jan 1996 - Jan 2001
Emerson Hospital Concord, MA

Provided nursing care to patients on Wheeler 5, a mixed med-surg, telemetry, orthopedic floor.

  • Assessed telemetry monitors and responded to abnormalities. Provided post-op care to orthopedic and other med-surg patients
  • Responsible for the assignment and supervision of other staff members. Collaboration with other staff in the hospital including ER
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1996
Fichburg State College Fitchburg, MA
GPA 4.0
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Professional Summary

Although I worked the first 17 years of nursing on a stepdown unit, I began to soar when I began critical care nursing. Besides my years of experience I have acquired vast knowledge of nursing over the past 30 years. My knowledge base includes caring for post open heart, vascular surgery, thoracotomy, medical and a wide range of surgical patients. I have experience with ventilators, jet ventilators, IABP, Swan-ganz catheters, flo-tracs, a-lines, CRRT, ICP monitors, chest tubes, and a wide range of critical care drips. I care deeply about nursing and tell others, "walk a mile in someone else's shoes."

Skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team leadership
  • Highly dependable
  • Hard-working
  • Empathetic

Works well in crisis situations

Vast knowledge experience

Work History
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, 06/2019 to 06/2020
Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, FL

Provided care for variety of patients-from craniotomies to wide variety of cardiac procedures. Experience includes caring for TAVR, CABG, AVR, and MVR patients. Gained knowledge of EVDs, Impella and Vigileo.

ICU Staff Nurse, 03/2018 to 03/2019
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Tallahassee, FL

I worked in CVMSICU caring for post open heart, medical and surgical patients. Experience with Impella, IABP, flo-tracs, and swan-ganz catheters.

RN, 07/2013 to 03/2018
North Okaloosa Medical Center Crestview, FL

I worked in ICU at this facility-gained more experience with flo-trac monitoring.

RN, 02/2013 to 05/2013
American Traveler Boca Raton, FL
Staff Registered Nurse, 07/2012 to 12/2012
Northwest Medical Center Margate, FL

I worked CVICU caring for post CABG, AAA, AVR, MVR, carotid, and thoracotomy patients.

RN, 11/2011 to 07/2012
University of Miami Hospital Miami, FL
RN, 10/2010 to 08/2011
Florida Hospital Orlando Orlando, FL
RN, 08/2009 to 09/2010
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Fort Walton Beach, FL
RN/relief charge nurse, 04/2005 to 05/2009
West Florida Hospital Pensacola, FL
RN/Charge nurse, 08/1988 to 03/2005
Cox Health Systems Springfield, MO
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 1999
Southwest Baptist University - Bolivar, MO
Diploma: Nursing, 1988
Burge School of Nursing - Springfield, MO
Certifications

Certified in CCRN-belong to AACN.

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Professional Summary
Registered nurse with 26+  years of experience in hospital setting providing direct patient care to patients with various medical issues. Seeking non direct patient care position to enhance and expand my nursing knowledge.
Skills
  • Team leadership
  • Preceptor
  • Orthopedic expertise
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • High level of autonomy
  • Patient/family focused
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Professional bedside manner
Work History
Staff nurse, 10/1999 to Current
Kettering Medical Center Ambulatory Surgery Kettering , Ohio
  • Manage care of surgical patients through discharge
  • Document patient information obtained from interviews 
  • Perform physical assessments
  • Assess need for, order, and obtain appropriate lab tests
  • Notify surgeon/anesthesiologist of any abnormal lab tests and/or change in patient condition 
  • Assist physicians with nerve blocks
  • Instruct patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Member of unit's IV team

Staff Nurse, 09/1991 to 10/1999
Kettering Medical Center 3 West Kettering , Ohio
  • Responsible for nursing care of medical surgical patients requiring telemetry
  • Performed physical assessments
  • Administered medications 
  • Provided preop and postop care of cardiac catheterization patients 
  • Provided postop care of surgical patients 
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Monitored and interpreted telemetry strips
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , 1991
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
Certifications
  • Basic Life Support
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Professional Summary
Professionally trained LPN with 16 years of experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs.
Skills
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Feeding assistance aptness
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Patient/family focused
  • Diabetes and nutrition educator
  • Palliative care awareness
Work History
07/2017 to 11/2017
Administrative Office LPN Assured & Associates Douglasville, GA
  • Implemented marketing strategies which resulted in 12% growth of customer base.
  • Responsible for creative design for company Facebook page.
  • Worked directly with staffing, marketing and human resources to achieve a better working relationship with patients.
  • Performed initial client assessment and analysis to begin start of care for home services.
  • Supported Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions.
  • Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Maintained strict patient and physician confidentiality.
  • Treated all patients, their families, visitors, peers, staff and providers in a pleasant and courteous manner.
05/2007 to 06/2017
Professional Staff Nurse Alliance Health Center Meridian, MS
  • Organized and led 2 support groups per day in subjects related to physical and emotional health to ensure long-term patient well-being.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals who started new medications.
  •  Treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
06/2005 to 05/2007
Professional Staff Nurse Southern Healthcare Agency Flowood, MS
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.
  • Extensive experience working in homes with disabled children and adults.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Increased unit productivity for a 22-bed surgical unit.
06/2004 to 05/2005
Clinic Nurse/Travel Assignment TRS Healthcare Tontitown, AR
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Researched and updated all required materials needed patients medical records.
  • Supported Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions.
  • Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and federal agencies.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Scheduled patient appointments, follow up, and lab work.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
02/2002 to 04/2004
Staff Nurse Rush Foundation Hospital Meridian, MS
  • Made appropriate interventions by reading and interpreting fetal heart monitors.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Trained new staff on quality control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Increased unit productivity for a 18-bed OB/GYN  surgical unit.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Dispensed medications to an average of 7 patients each shift.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Assisted doctors with bedside surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
  • Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
  • Ensured proper care for victims of domestic violence who presented to the floor.
Education
2001
Associate of Arts: Nursing
Meridian Community College - Meridian, MS
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Professional Summary
I am a Registered Nurse with 9 years of experience involving both the direct bedside care and management role, ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs and a high acuity of illness.  I am an experienced Clinical Supervisor RN with strong clinical and interpersonal skills, I am a highly motivated nursing leader that has demonstrated the ability to lead a team of nurses and support staff in providing high quality, compassionate, patient-centered care in accordance with the mission and values of my employer. I strive to be the clinical and professional resource that inspires and engages staff, guiding them to high levels of performance and improving care for our patients.
Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • High level of autonomy
  • Acute care expertise
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Team leadership
  • Promotes positive behavior
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Upholds mission and values
  • Effective leader and mentor
Work History
Clinical Supervisor RN-Telemetry Unit, 11/2016 to Current
Mercy Medical Center Redding, CA
  • Team Lead RN on high-acuity Telemetry unit. Oversaw up to 74 patients, 20 registered nurses and support staff each shift. Served as a strong clinical resource and advocate for staff and patients.
  • Oversaw and managed clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism. 
  • Assessed and monitored unit productivity, adjusted staffing accordingly.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties. Procuring of nursing assignments according to acuity for oncoming shift.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Reported directly to unit manager and director on matters related to staffing, patient acuity, quality of care
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Provided employee education, coaching and corrective action as appropriate. Worked directly with unit manager and director in conduction of charting audits, patient rounding and direct observation of unit workflow provide feedback on quality of care and patient satisfaction to senior leadership.
Staff Nurse Registered Nurse, 06/2013 to 11/2016
Mercy Medical Center Redding, CA
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of high acuity Telemetry patients.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions, intervened as appropriate.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Provided direct care, assessment, intervention and monitoring of patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia. Also 
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Demonstrated effective time-management and organizational skills when caring for patients.
Staff Nurse, 06/2009 to 01/2014
Shasta Regional Medical Center Redding, CA
  • Direct care, assessment and intervention of patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia. Also cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery and patients receiving intravenous vasoactive medications.
  • Maintained high level of care and professionalism in accordance with company standards and patient experience goals.
  • Documentation of all care provided in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Served as Charge Nurse when needed
Education
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2009
Shasta College - Redding, CA
Associate of Arts: General Education, 1999
Shasta College - Redding, CA
Certifications
  • Registered Nurse in California, License number 751818, current
  • Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN), current
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, member
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), current
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), current
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Professional Summary

Professional RN with a unique combination of experience in a variety of health care settings. This combination of skills will prove to be an important and valuable foundation for a career in home health care.

Skills
  • Self motivated
  • Experienced educator
  • Comfortable working independently while working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Able to prioritize and adapt to a variety of patient situations
  • AHA certified BLS instructor

Work History
Nationally Certified School Nurse Pilgrim Area Collaborative - Pembroke, MA 09/2005 - Current

Work diligently to provide individual care and support for approximately 100 students and staff in a therapeutic day school which serves special education students with a wide variety of physical, social, emotional and psychiatric disabilities. Required to work independently and be self directed. Work collaboratively with school staff, parents/caregivers, district special education coordinators as well as student's medical providers to coordinate individual approach to student's needs. Attend and contribute to individual education plan meetings with team when necessary. Formulate and execute individualized health care plans for students. Perform state mandated school health screenings and follow up when necessary. Work collaboratively with other school nurses in the Pilgrim Area Collaborative to keep policies and procedures current. Provide in-service training for staff when indicated. Collaborate with the health teacher to plan health classes for students. Teach AHA Basic Life Support( BLS) and AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid courses to staff.

Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA 11/1985 - 05/1997

Staff nurse on  cardiac post surgical unit. Responsible for the monitoring, education and care of post surgical cardiac and thoracic patients. Staff nurse on post anesthesia care unit. Responsible for caring for and assessing the recovery of surgical patients. Collaborated closely with the anesthesia and surgical teams to troubleshoot and managing complications should they arise.

Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Boston College - MA