I am a Registered Nurse with 21 years of experience in a multitude of areas. For 12 years I worked in a hospital setting, gaining much experience and knowledge taking care of patients with minor illnesses to the patient who was critically ill. I also had the pleasure of caring for patients from a diverse population. My goal is to return to school and obtain my Nurse Practitioner license. I am looking for a fulltime position with your company and interested in health benefits. I promise I would be an asset to your company. I am a very hard worker, dedicated employee, experienced and compassionate nurse.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Hemodialysis Nurse, Acute Care
March 2015 to Present
Currently working as a hemodialysis nurse in the acute care hospital setting. Duties include careful assessment of the End Stage Renal Patient, communicating with Nephrologist on plan of care needed, initiating hemodialysis and ultrafiltrafiltration of patient over three to four treatment, advanced life support skills implemented when needed, as well as trouble shooting machine alarms, machine set up and breakdown. Work autonomously, one on one, with each patient which requires knowledge, skill, and experience caring for acutly/chronically ill patients, often in the I.C.U. setting.
private duty Registered Nurse caring
September 2012 to May 2014
for Spinal Cord Injury patients. For 16 months, worked full time for C1-C2 S.C.I. patient, quadriplegic, ventilator dependent, with multiple co-morbidities. My duties included thorough daily assessments, implementing care plans for any complications found, communicating with U of M Physicians frequently regarding patient's status and needs, giving and managing multiple medications and Insulins, monitoring patient's respiratory status and hyperglycemia at all times, ongoing patient education and emotional support, changing pt. over to mobile ventilator and assisting pt. to go out daily, in charge of bringing all emergency supplies when out, training new employees, ordering all supplies monthly, and much more anything having to do with the pt's healthcare and wellbeing I was in charge of. Also have cared for multiple other S.C.I. patients, on a as needed basis.
June 2010 to February 2012
I have two years of experience as a Dialysis Nurse/Charge Nurse, with this company. My experience includes being responsible for the total care of 24 primary hemodialysis patients, who came into the clinic for treatment three days per week. Multiple duties in a fast pace environment included: Admitting new pts. Physical, emotional, and diagnostic assessments of pt's. every tx.. Medication administration. Computer documentation of pt. assessments, interventions, and outcomes. Developing short and long term care plans, individualized for each pt. Charting monthly progress notes. Pt. education (my personal favorite). This includes the pt's. who are new to dialysis, to the pt's. who have been on dialysis for years. Critical thinking skills and crisis intervention. Notifying the Physician when there is a crisis or change in the pt's. health status, and carrying out Dr's orders. As Charge Nurse I was accountable for all the pt's. in the clinic, as well as all of the non-licensed staff members. It was my duty to maintain a professional attitude and to have good communication skills. I had to be able to problem solve and delegate work. Finally, working as a team w/ the Dr's., S.W.'s, Dieticians, PCT's, in order to obtain the best clinical outcomes for the patient
May 1994 to July 2005
Worked on many different units throughout this large, well respected, teaching hospital. My first three years I worked on the Neurology/Urology unit, gaining knowledge and expertise in the care of neurology and urology patients. The next 5 years I worked for the Float Pool in various units throughout the hospital
(Each day I would work on whatever unit needed help). I loved this position because I was able to
Gain experience and knowledge in many different fields, such as Med/Surg., Cardiac, Women's Health, Oncology, Telemetry, Orthopedics, PICU, SICU, CICU, Same Day Surgery and Progressive Care. My last 3 years I worked on the CVA/Med. Surg. unit, gaining knowledge and experience in the care of CVA patients.
May 1993 to April 1994
Worked with a Registered Nurse doing direct patient care and learning all the many duties of a R.N. while I was attending Nursing School. Also worked as a Nurse Extern for 3 months, this was the same job as a Nurse Tech, but the hospital held classes and seminars for Externs to enrich the nursing student's education. In July 1993, I was awarded a $2,000 Scholarship for being the outstanding Extern of the Year.
Associates in Nursing
Diploma in Business