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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Sedona, Arizona, 86336, United States
Salary:
Flexible
Posted:
February 20, 2018

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JASON SCOTT LITZINGER

*** **** ****** ****, *** *09 Pittsburgh, PA 15235 412-***-**** ac4jr3@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Veterans Health Administration Pittsburgh, PA 07/2008 - Present

REGISTERED NURSE (06/2010 – Present)

ACTING ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER (01/2017 – 03/2017)

CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (07/2008 – 06/2010)

•Autonomous functioning as charge nurse in the absence of the nurse manager and assistant nurse manager to oversee unit operations for populations consisting of transitional care, hopsice, dementia, and long-term care.

•Assisting with Minimum Data Set (MDS) intake by completing veteran interviews.

•Assume charge nurse role and implement appropriate assignments based upon skills, knowledge, and abilities.

•Complete the admission, transfer, and discharge process while supervising ancillary staff assisting with the process to assure a timely process occurs.

•Patient care including, but not limited to, bathing, skin assessment, feeding, glucose monitoring, intake/output, medication and non-medicated dressing changes, tube feedings, enemas, straight catheterizations, Foley catheter insertion/removal, bladder scanning, and basic hygienic habits to enhance and promote quality of life.

•Provide education to the veterans and their support systems regarding diagnoses, treatment plans, and other variable aspects of the hospital stay.

•Champion of Digni-Shield Fecal Management System for bowel diversion to promote skin integrity and dignity.

•Insertion, monitoring, and removal of intravenous access devices to assure appropriate access remains intact.

•Complete and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs)

•Complete documentation as required per shift, including but not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), intake and elimination records, medication administration record (MAR) via Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) software, Medical Emergency Response (MER) note for acute patient event, and others as directed.

•Create action plans to correct deficiencies on the nursing unit as identified in the red/green report.

•Provide tracheostomy and laryngectomy care and suctioning per policy to assure adequate respiratory status.

•Complete wound rounds weekly with the wound-ostomy specialist to monitor wound status.

•Attended workshops including Leading at the Speed of Trust, Working at the Speed of Trust, Project Management, Charge Nurse Role, Best Practices, and Preceptor to develop communication/interactive skills.

•Administer medication per provider order and timeline to assure proper management of disease processes.

•Chair of Professional Practice Council to promote nursing practice guidance from unit based level.

•Pain Resource Nurse and Pain Monitor Champion to monitor compliance with pain documentation.

•Nursing Sensitive Indicator monitor reports in red/green to provide areas for improvement at the unit based level.

•Fall Champion completing rounding monthly and recording compliance and deficiencies.

•Safe Patient Handling Unit Peer Leader Trainer provides education to all Safe Patient Handing Unit Peer Leaders.

•Member of the Education Committee which promotes and enhances changes in the system.

•Interdisciplinary Team Member providing direct communication with all ancillary departments.

•Staffing Methodology Member providing time studies and justification for safe staffing levels.

•Condition Responder complies with reporting when a condition is called for emergent need of care.

•Super-user for Alaris infusion pumps and provides support for troubleshooting and training other users.

•Completed research and implemented a PICC Line Template and Peripheral IV Template.

•Preceptor for new staff and students on the nursing unit to assure proficiency in skills, policies, and procedures.

•Member of the Pathways to Excellence Committee to promote change that will enhance veteran centered care.

•Member of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Committee to disseminate information to peers.

Community College of Allegheny County (Boyce Campus) Monroeville, PA 07/2016 - Present

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

•Complete assignments for students completing clinical rotations in the med-surg/tele/ortho specialty.

•Monitor student behaviors to assure compliance with both college and facility policy.

•Provide feedback to students in regards to plans of care to promote critical thinking.

•Collaborate with nursing and unit manager for appropriate clinical assignments.

•Complete round table discussions to reflect upon tasks completed, situations, and outcomes.

•Monitor students administering medications, bathing patients, assessing patients, and completing other aspects of care that are designated within the curriculum and scope of practice.

Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville, PA 11/2015 – 04/2017

REGISTERED NURSE

•Patient care including, but not limited to, bathing, skin assessment, feeding, glucose capillary checks, tube feedings, and basic hygienic habits that enhance and promote quality of life.

•Provide education to patients and their support systems to assure proper understanding of disease process(es) and compliance with regimens.

•Complete documentation as required per shift, including but not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), intake and elimination records, medication administration record (MAR) through EPIC software, and others as directed to care for the med-surg/tele/ortho patient.

•Monitor vital signs and medicate as appropriate to assure patient safety and notify providers when necessary.

•Complete the admission, transfer, and discharge process while supervising ancillary staff .

•Insertion and management of intravenous lines to assure the patient has appropriate access.

UPMC East Monroeville, PA 07/2012 - 02/2013

REGISTERED NURSE

•Patient care including, but not limited to, bathing, skin assessment, feeding, glucose capillary checks, mointoring of vital signs, tube feedings, and basic hygienic habits that enhance and promote quality of life.

•Provide education to patients and their support systems to assure proper understanding of disease process(es) and compliance with regimens.

•Complete documentation as required per shift, including but not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), intake and elimination records, medication administration record (MAR) through EPIC software, and others as directed to care for the med-surg/tele/ortho patients.

•Complete the admission, transfer, and discharge process while supervising ancillary staff.

•Insertion and management of intravenous lines to assure proper access.

EDUCATION

Chamberlain College of Nursing

MASTER’S DEGREE – FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER DECEMBER 2017

GPA: 4.0

Scholarship Recipient, Employee Development Fund

Dean’s List

Experience diagnosing and treating patients from newborn to geriatrics

Slippery Rock University

BACHELOR'S DEGREE – NURSING MAY 2014

GPA: 3.93

Scholarship Recipient, National Nursing Education Initiative

Dean’s List

Community College of Allegheny County

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE – NURSING MARCH 2010

GPA: 3.26

Scholarship Recipient, RN Nursing Achievement Grant by Health Resources and Services Administration

Scholarship Recipient, Veteran Affairs National Education for Employees Program

Dean’s List

AFFILIATIONS

Golden Key International Honor Society – Member

Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners – Member (Student)

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Member



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