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Summary

A compassionate and engaging Registered Nurse who is ready to go above and beyond for her team. Offering extensive training and commitment to deliver exemplary care to all different kinds of patients and their loved ones.

Experience
12/2018 - Current Travel Nurse Flexcare Medical Staffing

CCU and ICU specializing in Neurology patients

Floating to PACU, ED, Telemetry, and Medical Stepdown

Cardiovascular ICU

Floating to Telemetry unit

07/2014 - 12/2018 ICU Registered Nurse/Alternating Charge Nurse St. Elizabeth's Hospital | O'Fallon, IL
12/2012 - 08/2013 Home Health Caregiver Private Family | Armington, IL
05/2012 - 06/2012 Home Health Caregiver Private Family | Minier, IL
Education and Training
2014 Bachelor of Science: Nursing; Minor in Health Bradley University | Peoria, IL
Versant RN Residency | Belleville, IL
Skills
  • Surgical patient recovery including: Mandibular, GI/GU, CABG, Valve replacements, Wound debridement, Tracheostomy 
  • Drain management
  • Wound care/wound vac including surgical, pressure, diabetic, stasis
  • Application and removal of dressings
  • Care for sutures/staples including dermabond
  • Ostomy care 
  • Post Cardiac Catheterization care
  • Post Cardiac Ablation care
  • EKG interpretation
  • IABP monitoring and management
  • Arctic Sun/Zoll Thermaguard Hypothermia initiation and management 
  • External and internal pacing and monitoring
  • Lab value and ABG interpretation
  • Venipuncture
  • Arterial blood draws
  • Arterial line care and insertion assist/removal
  • Venous and arterial sheath removal
  • Vesicant drug administration
  • IV insertion and care
  • Pressure line set up and maintenance
  • Central line care and insertion assist/removal
  • CVP monitoring
  • Swan Ganz catheter maintenance and interpretation
  • PICC line care and removal
  • GI bleed care
  • Foley catheter insertion/maintenance/removal
  • NG/Dobhoff/OG insertion/maintenance/removal
  • Tube Feeding/TPN  
  • Titration of multiple IV medications
  • Paralytic administration with TOF
  • Sedation administration
  • End of life/hospice care
  • Antiseptic and Sterile technique 
  • PCA pump mamangement
  • Epidural management 
  • Care of patients with dialysis access, chronic and temporary
  • CRRT setup/operation
  • Blood transfusion
  • Safe patient transfer
  • SARA lift
  • Post mortem care
  • BIPAP/CPAP/Oxymizer/Hiflo
  • Assist with intubation and extubation
  • Ventilator care
  • Oral care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Chest tube care with insertion 
  • DKA and insulin drip maintenance 
  • DVT/PE care and prevention
  • EKOS monitoring and maintenance 
  • Infection prevention
  • Seizure care
  • Suicidal patient care
  • Patients with drug overdose care
  • Treatment of sepsis
  • Rapid Response Team
  • STAT Stroke team
  • Code Team
  • Meditech
  • Cerner
  • Epic Systems
Certifications

RN

Licenses held in Illinois, Arizona, and California

BLS

ACLS

NIHSS

Committees
EPIC Systems Super User 
Unit Practice Council
Task Force Team 
Nursing Peer Review Council
New Graduate Preceptor

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Summary

​Dedicated and skilled professional seeking a position where I will be able to utilize my critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and passion for patient care to facilitate health within the given population.

Experience
House Supervisor 01/2019 to Current Sparrow Health System Carson City, MI
Travel Nurse in the Neuro ICU 03/2018 to 08/2020 Beaumont Health System Dearborn, MI
Travel Nurse in the ICU/CCU 08/2017 to 01/2018 Hurley Medical Center Flint, MI
Travel Nurse in the PACU 04/2016 to 07/2017 Beaumont Health System Royal Oak, MI
Leave of absence to care for family member 10/2015 to 04/2016
Per Diem in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit 06/2015 to 10/2015 MidMichigan Health-Gratiot Alma, MI

 

 

Critical Care Unit 09/2000 to 06/2015 MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot Alma, MI Experience in the care of adult patients following surgical interventions, respiratory crisis including respiratory failure and respiratory arrest, cardiac issues including CHF, MI, and cardiac arrest.  Other experience includes caring for patients on ventilators with various types of respiratory problems, maintaining CPAP and BiPAP, managing patients with sepsis and caring for post cardiac arrest patients.  Other duties include transvenous pacemaker maintenance and management, post pacemaker/AICD placement care and post cardiac catheterization care with maintenance of vascular sheath.  Assisting physicians at bedside with placement of invasive lines and bedside electrocardioversion.​
  • Nurse Preceptor for new employees, graduate RN's, and nurse externs.
  • Mentor for nursing students.
  • Participated in Nursing Shared Governance Model.
  • Completed Critical Care classes (see certificates)
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR) specific systems EPIC and CERNER and chosen as Super User for CERNER.
  • Educator for telemetry monitoring and management classes for employees with positions in cardiac units.
  • Participated in writing new protocols and updating existing protocols and leading quarterly mini education days for CCU unit specific.
  • Completion of NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Course Version 5.0 (see certificate).
  • Completion of "Care of the Bariatric Patient" (see certificate).
  • Commended for excellence in assisting Joint Commission surveyors.
  • Commended for leadership during crisis events.
Out-Patient Dialysis 05/1997 to 09/2000 MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot Alma, MI Experience in the care of adult end stage renal patients including transition to home dialysis.  Different therapies included CAPD,CCPD,NPD, and home hemodialysis.​
  • Extensive education for patients transitioning from unit hemodialysis to home dialysis of all types.
  • Assessment, evaluation and monitoring of patients during clinic visits.
  • Ongoing education of patients with clinic reviews.
  • Education of nursing home facility staff in dialysis procedures.
  • Home visits prior to start of home dialysis and as needed during treatment.
  • Responsible for developing policies and procedures with the Medical Director.
  • Participated in Baxter Research Program as coordinator and data collector.
Mixed Medical Unit 03/1994 to 05/1997 MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot Alma, MI Experience in the care of patients along a diverse continuum of care.  Patient population included pediatric and adult patients with mixed diagnosis. 
  • Educated patients with new onset diabetes including physiology, diet guidelines and administration of insulin.
  • Taught CPR to parents and caregivers of at risk pediatric patients.
  • Instructed patients and family members on home wound management.
Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Nursery 05/1993 to 03/1994 MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot Alma, MI Experience in providing care to the laboring and delivered patient, post partum care and the care of the newborn.  Other duties included the care of the compromised and premature infant and preparing the infant for transport to a tertiary facility. 
  • Assisting patients through the laboring and delivery process.
  • Assisting postpartum patients with feeding of the newborn including nursing and supplementation.
  • Education of parents of newborns in bathing, diapering and other infant care.
  • Assuring all educational needs are met prior to discharge and provide outpatient resource information.
Education and Training
Nursing Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
Associate Degree in Nursing: Nursing Delta College University Center, MI
Certifications
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Completion of Critical Care Course.
  • Completion of Arrhythmia Interpretation and Management Course.
  • Completion of Monitored Sedation Course.
  • Completion of NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Course.​
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Licenses
Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certified in Crisis Consultation Group (CCG) Certified by American Heart Association for Basic Life Support
Skills
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • BAC screening/drug screen collection
  • Psych and mental health care proficiency
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Diabetes  Care
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Medication administration expert
Experience
01/2017 to Current
Charge Registered Nurse Montgomery General Hospital Montgomery , WV Tested glucose and administered injections. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
06/2015 to 03/2017
Registered Nurse Supplemental Health Care New York City, New York
  • Closely collaborated with management team to make necessary improvements and satisfy resident needs.
  • Adeptly managed a multi-line phone system and pleasantly greeted all patients.
  • Entered orders into the Carevue system efficiently and without errors.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Completed treatment teams daily with patients and doctors.
  • Assisted in Code situations while being on code team.
  • Assisted in medication administration on non compliant patients.
  • Assisted patients who were detoxing from unknown medications and illicit drugs/alcohol.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
03/2015 to 06/2015
Registered Nurse Genesis Health care Marmet, WV
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Certified that equipment and supplies were properly maintained for quality patient care and safety.
  • Investigated and reported issues relating to patient care or conditions that might hinder patient well-being.
  • Ensured HIPPA compliance.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Chronic patient care of unit of 18 patients, monitoring all aspects from medications to wound care treatment.
  • Pharmacological and non pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases Care of patients with Alzheimer\'s, Parkinson\'s, dementia and diabetes.
02/2015 to 06/2015
Registered Nurse Golden Living Center Glasgow, WV
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Assisted in the care of patients with chronic health care problems.
  • Delegated staff nursing duties.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Pharmacological and non pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Assisted patients with chronic care such as Alzheimer\'s, Parkinson\'s, dementia, and diabetes.
01/2014 to 02/2014
Registered Travel Nurse Favorite Health Care North Carolina
  • Provided medical care to maximum security inmates.
  • Assisted doctors on dental care, routine and emergency care.
  • Completed medications rounds daily with officer assistance.
  • Completed lab work when ordered by doctor.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Treated patients with acute and chronic health problems such as Diabetes, MI, asthma, COPD Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
11/2013 to 10/2014
Health Service Administrator PrimeCare Medical Inc Charleston, WV
  • Confidently managed the overall operation of nursing services and patient care, including financial management, quality assurance, patient care, safety risk management, teammate satisfaction, quality index scores and facility maintenance.
  • Certified that equipment and supplies were properly maintained for quality patient care and safety.
  • Coordinated nursing department activities to ensure availability of appropriate clinical and support staff for inmate care.
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Investigated and reported issues relating to patient care or conditions that might hinder patient well-being.
  • Monitored Infection Control and Critical Incidents, Risk Management and Quality Improvement plans.
  • Created and maintained computerized record management systems to record and process data and generate reports.
  • Oversaw daily office operations for staff of 10 employees.
  • Prepared and distributed payroll for staff of 10 direct reports.
  • Oversaw inventory and office supply purchases.
  • Kept organized documentation of prescription refill information for office of 3 physicians.
  • Trained new employees.
  • Verified and created claim numbers by communicating with various insurance companies.
  • Scheduled appointments, registered inmates and distributed pharmaceuticals as prescribed.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Maintained confidential personnel files, license, and CPR compliance records.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
02/2013 to 12/2013
Registered Nurse Valley Health Care South Charleston, WV
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained results and interpreted appropriate lab results.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills.
  • High level of personal accountability.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia.
  • Treated patients with Alzheimer\'s, Parkinson\'s, Dementia, and Diabetes.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
08/2012 to 02/2013
Registered Nurse CAMC Memorial Hospital Charleston, WV
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained results and interpreted appropriate lab results.
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care monitoring for 7-8 patients per shift.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills.
  • High level of personal accountability.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non invasive procedures.
07/2009 to 01/2010
Child Protective Service Worker WV Department of Health and Human Resources WV
  • Interviewed and evaluated clients, including conducting safety and risk assessments.
  • Referred clients to social services agencies.
  • Helped each patient understand his or her illness and the contributing personal, social and economic factors.
  • Offered therapeutic services and crisis intervention to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients, including visiting clients homes.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect and compiled documentation for courts reports.
  • Investigated suspected cases of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation, Collaborated with court, law enforcement and community providers.
  • Testified under oath to help courts make custody decisions.
12/2006 to 06/2009
Correctional Counselor II Mount Olive Correctional Complex Mount Olive, WV
  • Maintained the custody and control of 120 inmates housed in maximum security unit Conducted routine and emergency head counts Arranged for medical and dental care of inmates Responded to inquiries from the public, other staff, inmates and visitors.
  • Notified victims of upcoming inmate releases.
  • Observed behavior of inmates individually and in groups Built solid relationships with staff and inmates to help keep the institution safe and secure.
  • Counseled inmates to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
12/2002 to 11/2006
Transporter/Front office Clerk Thomas Memorial Hospital South Charleston, WV
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Obtained information about clients\' medical history, drug history, complaints and allergies.
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles.
  • Maintained a clean, healthy and safe environment.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Entered patient, procedure and equipment into computer system.
  • Recorded patients\' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Education and Training
2012
Associate of Science: Nursing Bridgevalley Community and Technical College Charleston, WV Nursing
2003
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice WV State University Institute, WV Criminal Justice
Accomplishments
  • Registered Nurse in WV License number 83641, 2012.
Skills
allergies, , Basic, blood pressure, clerical, conflict resolution, Consultation, counseling, CPI, CPR, Crisis intervention, clients, data entry, Diabetes, discharge planning, documentation, emergency care, facility maintenance, filing, financial management, forms, Infection Control, insurance, invasive procedures, inventory, law enforcement, law, Life Support, Medical terminology, medication administration, mental health, mental health, office, nursing, Palliative care, patient care, payroll, personnel, phone system, prescription refill, progress, quality, quality assurance, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, safety, social services, statistics, answering phones, treatment plans, vital signs, word processing, wound care
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse with 4+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Specialized practice in intensive care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Outstanding communicator with both management and patients. Experienced in providing immediate medical care and emotional support to patients who are suffering from an injury or illness and will help assist patients in their recovery process to regain their health.
Skills

Critical Thinking

Communication Observation

Very Detail Oriented

Administration of Medications

Neonatal Level II

Physically Strong

Compassionate

Time Management

Organizational

ICU

Work History
Kaiser Permanente Travel Nurse Rx NICU II//Santa Rosa, California//April 2018 to Current
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Providing special service before and after the surgeries to new mothers and babies.
  • Managed IV lines and incubators and took care of infants.
  • Took care of babies with serious cardiac problems.
  • Managed reports of the babies that are to be operated upon. 
Eastside Medical Center Travel Nurse/ Mother Baby/NICU//Snellville, GA//April 2018
  • Monitored patient's vital signs and initiated corrective action whenever the Patient displayed adverse symptomatology.
  • Assisted treating physicians during examinations, treatments, and procedures including life-saving situations. 
  • Attend deliveries and resuscitation of newborn infants.
  • Complete admissions into the NICU after deliveries.
  • Collaboration with physicians and NNP's while implementing appropriate protocols, documentation and care plans.
  • Assessed term and pre-term babies.
  • Administered and assessed feeding orally and through OG/NG tubes.
  • Placed and maintained NG/OG and G- tubes.
WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse//Griffin, GA//February 2014 to Current
  • Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal patients.
  • Nurse on neonatal floor. Oversaw average of 5 patients per shift.
  • Documented nursing procedures, maintained medical records and patient status, maintained a clean, sanitized and safe environment.
  • Conducted nursing assessments based on the patient's history and his/her physical status by identifying critical medical signs and performing tests.
Navicent Health Registered Nurse-Medical Intensive Care//Macon, GA//July 2013 to February 2014
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Examined patients and dispensed medications as needed.
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 3 patients per shift.
  • Facilitated medical care – Identified critical medical needs and emergency situations and provided healthcare treatment within legal scope of medical/nursing practices.
  • Commended by supervisors for handling difficult situations involving both patients and their families.
Education
Bachelor of Science - Nursing Walden University// Minnesota //2017 BSN
Associate of Science - Nursing Georgia Perimeter College// Georgia //2013
Affiliations
National Honor Society of Nursing - Sigma Theta Tau