Sandra Hudson, MS, RN** ********* ***. ***. *
Leominster, MA 01453
PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
Pleasing personality, energetic, outgoing, well organized, work independently and with a variety of individuals.
Previous Management experience in Acute and Long term care facilities.
Currently certified as a health care provider in CPR AED and First Aid
Well-versed in adult/child learning methodologies, including multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural communications.
Ability to navigate multiple computer programs to access and input various types of data.
Experience providing leadership, mentoring, and training.
Current experience with coagulation therapy, TPN, PICC, multiple types of IV lines, gastric and peg tubes, traches, O2 delivery systems, blood glucose monitoring, critical assessment skills, medication delivery systems, and electronic medical records.
Independent Nursing Consultant /Client Advocate/Private Duty RN 1998-Present
Liaison between client, family and medical disciplines. (MD, PT, OT, Lab, Eye, Pharmacy, Hospital, Rehab, and Home care including medical facilities in Boston.) Nursing assessment and care provided as requested and communicated to the appropriate department.
Complete assessment of client’s medical records. Extensive medical research using computer technology for current standards of care and adverse reactions. Coordinated and facilitated all family meetings. Attended client appointments including ER, acute, and out patient care.
West Side House, Worcester, MA March 2008- August 2008
ADON: Provided assistance in the functioning of the nursing department. Assisted and supported the translation of the nursing philosophy of the center into nursing practice by participating in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing care delivery system. Participated in MOC surveys. Chief administrative authority in the absence of ED and DON. Clinical resource for staff.
Acted in the absence of nurse managers, supervisors, and licensed staff for all three shifts including weekends.
Committee Member: QI, QA, Behavior Rounds, Falls and Restraints, Medicare/Medicaid.
Infection Control Nurse: Line listing, monthly reconciliation with the pharmacy, lab, and x-ray. Designed and implemented surveillance tools for staff. Rounds on units conducted daily for compliance.
Health Drive Coordinator: Podiatry, Optometry, Audiology, and Dental Services.
Assistant Staff Development Coordinator: Ensured facility was in compliance with regulatory requirements relating to staff credentialing and education. Wrote and provided in-services associated with ongoing professional development of staff. Assessed need for re-education and worked with the SDC to create in-services, deliver them, and followed up on compliance. Assisted with orientation of new staff members.
C&J Homecare, Fitchburg, MA July 2007- March 2009 Supervisor/Home Care RN/Educator/Manager
Home care assessments with care plans written and revised as necessary. Developed and taught staff in-services using multiple computer programs. Wrote and implemented policies and procedures. Resolved issues between clients, staff and supporting agencies. Completed a curriculum for a HHA/CNA training program according to MASS DPH requirements.
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Highlands, Fitchburg, MA January 2007-July 2007
Per Diem Supervisor / RN
Transitional Care including; Rehab, post surgical, pain management and hospice. Experience on a locked geriatric psyche unit and long term care units. TPN, PICC, IV. Wound VAC, and External Defibrillator experience.
Hillcrest Nursing Center, Fitchburg, MA August 2006-January 2007
Per Diem Supervisor/RN
Sub Acute and Long Term care. Respiratory, TPN, IV, PICC, & MIDLINE experience.
Fisher College, Fitchburg, MA 1993- 1999
Classroom and clinical rotations for HHA/CNA students. Revised and implemented the clinical evaluation tool. “Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Health and accepted by Fisher College.”
Heywood Hospital - Gardner, MA 1992-1994
RN: ICU/Telemetry, Med/Surg. Pedi. IV and ACLS certified.
Golden Living Center, Fitchburg, MA 1990-1992
Nursing Supervisor: Responsible for adequate staffing ratios, education, and delivery of evaluations. Implemented Nursing Director and Administrator duties during evening and weekend hours. Participated in DPH Surveys.
Clinton Hospital, Clinton, MA 1980-1990
RN: ICU, Med/Surg, Pedi, E/R, Geri Psyche. ACLS Certified
Promoted to Weekend Clinical Coordinator 1988
Nursing Coordinator: Chief administrative authority for operational matters on the evening, night, weekend, or holiday shift. Worked all shifts and holidays as needed. Responsible for maintaining adequate staffing ratios. completing and delivering evaluations. Devised and implemented per diem Nursing Coordinator’s Hand Book.
Preceptor for per diem nursing coordinators. Member of the Policy and Procedure Committee.
Burbank Hospital, (Trauma Center Until 1986), Fitchburg, MA 1980-1988
RN: ICU/Telemetry: 17/6 bed Medical /Surgical/Trauma Unit.
Rotating charge position. ACLS Certified. Code Blue Team Member.
Preceptor. IV access lines including TPN, Multiple Vasopressors, Antiarrhythmics, and Calcium Channel Blockers. EKG Interpretation, Ventilator, Arterial, CVP, and Swan Ganz lines.
Peripheral venipuncture insertion/management of peripheral, midline, PICC lines 2008
Infection control monitoring and best practices 2008
Legal pitfalls in documentation 2008
Lesley University Master’s Degree Applied Management.
Lesley University Bachelor of Science Human Services/Management
Burbank School of Nursing Diploma RN