Education and Certifications
Trinity University of Asia
(Trinity College of Quezon City)
St. Luke’s College of Nursing • Quezon City, Philippines • 1973
Degree - Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Professional License •
RN - California • Renew September 30, 2011
Renewable Certifications •
BLS • Renew December 2010
ACLS • Renew June 2012
PALS •Renew September 2011
ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy • Renew May 2011
Hospital Fire and Life Safety • Renew January 2011
Certificate – PICC Line Insertion and Management• 2007, 2009
Certificate – Nurse Educator Certification• 2009
Certificate – Case Management Course• 2010
University of Southern California • Los Angeles, CA
Certification - Supervision • 2002
LAC + USC Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA
Certificate - Adult Chemotherapy • 1990
Certificate - Advanced Internal Medicine Unit Program • 1991
Certificate - Nursing Leadership Program • 1992
Certificate - DHS Employee Evaluation and Discipline • 1993, 2007
Certificate - HIV Nurse Clinician Training Program • 1999
Certificate – Central Venous Catheters • 2007
Kaiser Foundation Hospital • Los Angeles, CA • 1985
Certification - Adult Critical Care
Nursing Organization Affiliation •
Oncology Nursing Society • Renew July 31, 2011
Assistant Nurse Manager
GCRC (General Clinical Research Center)/Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
• University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
11/1995 – 7/2010
Clinical Research Center • LAC + USC Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA
3/1992 – 11/1995
•Directed and supervised the CTU (Clinical Trials Unit) registered nurses and other nursing personnel (Research Assistants/Phlebotomists, NA/Patient Care Technician) in the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, and departmental policies and procedures. Utilized established and recognized standard nursing care and practice in the delivery of safe and quality patient care.
(The Clinical Trials Unit enrolls participants with extensive variety of medical-surgical conditions including, but not limited, to Diabetes Mellitus, moderate to severe cases of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, late stage Oncology Diseases such as breast and ovary, Leukemia, renal, colon, skin, prostate, etc., certain autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus, and Cystic Fibrosis ).
•Coordinated new employee orientation program for the evening and night shifts. Participated in the clinical skills development of RNs and other CTU nursing personnel by coordinating mandatory training class schedules. Monitored and reviewed daily clinical performance of RNs and wrote their performance evaluations on a timely basis.
•Enforced the implementation of new and revised clinical standards by all RNs and monitored their compliance with Joint Commission regulatory job requirements. Kept an up-to-date record of mandatory training dates, certificates/provider cards (BLS, Fire and Life Safety, etc.) of CTU nursing personnel and professional licenses of all RNs. Recommended appropriate disciplinary action on staff non-conforming with regulatory requirements.
•Planned and coordinated daily nursing activities. Established staffing patterns and made patient assignments that ensured equitable distribution of RNs to provide safe, quality care to adult, adolescent, and pediatric clinical trials participants (inpatient and outpatient). Coordinated with members of other departments in achieving the goal of delivering optimal care to trials participants.
•Functioned as the unit benefit timekeeper. Worked with the nursing management team to operate the unit in a cost-effective manner. Approved timesheets of all RNs and the rest of the nursing personnel of the unit.
• Supervised, guided, and directed RNs in the execution of the following procedures: Administration of investigational and standard FDA-approved medications/drugs, performing venipunctures, inserting peripheral I.V. lines, starting saline locks, obtaining research specimens timely and accurately, processing specimens per protocol instructions, administering I.V. drugs via peripheral and/or central venous access lines using autosyringe pumps, I.V. pumps or CADD pumps, providing care and maintenance of central venous access devices using aseptic technique.
•Supervised staff RNs in monitoring cardio-respiratory status of all study participants, keeping specific participants on cardiac monitor by telemetry, obtaining bedside 12-lead EKG strips as required, obtaining Vital Signs and monitoring reactions to administered study drugs throughout each CTU visit.
Clinical Research Center • LAC + USC Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA
3/1987 – 3/1992
•Assured provision of patient rights and ensured that a signed informed consent was available prior to initiating a research protocol. Ensured patient compliance in meeting research protocol requirements through patient education.
•Collected specimens (blood, urine, sputum) and other data accurately and timely to meet the requirements of each research protocol.
•Initiated and maintained saline locks and I.V. lines, set up various types of infusion systems such as IVAC and autosyringe pumps necessary in carrying out research procedures.
•Administered investigational drugs by routes (oral, I.M., sub Q, and I.V.) defined in the clinical research center- approved protocols.
•Prepared and ensured accuracy of protocol tray setups for the scheduled procedures which include needles, syringes, I.V. tubings, and/or extension tubings, properly labeled test tubes, appropriate lab slips and flowsheets, basic I.V. solutions such as NS, D5W, NS).
•Assessed, monitored, and reported changes in patient clinical status that required medical intervention. Utilized nursing process in patient care activities and chart documentation.
Intensive Care Unit • Kaiser Foundation Hospital • Los Angeles, CA
8/1985 – 3/1987
•Provided care to assigned critically ill patients in the adult setting ( monitored hemodynamic status of patients with flow-directed pulmonary catheters, performed venipunctures, started and maintained I.V. lines, obtained venous blood samples, obtained ABG samples by radial arterial stick or from existing arterial lines, administered I.V. cardiac drips, insulin drips and aminophylline drips - titrated them according to specific doctors’ orders).
•Closely monitored medically and surgically unstable patients, kept them on constant cardiac and other essential monitoring equipment.
Renal Transplant • LAC + USC Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA
10/1979 – 8/1985
•Provided direct care of immediate post renal transplant patients. Obtained venous blood samples for Monitoring panel and CBC, spun and read Hematocrit. Closely monitored I.V. intake and output, replaced hourly urine output with specified I.V. solutions per transplant protocol. Checked and monitored condition of hemodialysis access for presence of thrill and bruit. Assessed postoperative site for bleeding or signs and symptoms of acute tissue rejection.
•Did work-up of prospective transplant candidates and the prospective live-related donors.
•Followed up transplant patients in the walk-in clinic and provided bedside care to those who were readmitted for further workup and management.
Genito-Urinary • LAC + USC Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA
8/1978 – 10/1979
•Provided bedside nursing and performed procedures specific to GU, such as continuous bladder irrigations, manual irrigation of ureteral stents and clotted foley catheters, insertion of foley catheters on both male and female patients, bladder-trained patients, and changed drainage bags of postop GU patients.
•Administered medications to assigned patients - I.V., IM/subQ, oral, rectal, and topical medications.
•Worked at the GU walk-in clinic and assisted physicians in diagnostic procedures like Cystoscopy, Cystometrogram and Urethroscopy. Prepared patients for IVP, Cystogram, and Retrograde Pyelogram. Prepared clinic patients for either hospital admission or discharge after completion of the needed diagnostic GU procedures.
Surgical Ward • St. Francis Medical Center • Lynwood, CA
8/1977 – 8/1978
•Acted as team leader and provided direct care to pre-op and post-op patients in a general surgical unit.
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