Experienced Emergency Department Registered Nurse offering 14-year background in Level II trauma and Emergency unit. Proven leader successful in working as part of a larger team to deliver high-quality care and achieve optimal patient outcomes. Looking for an opportunity to transition from night to days in an outpatient acute care setting.
Strong patient assessment and clinical judgement
Ability to work independently as well as with a
Current ACLS, PALS, ENPC,, certifications
Experience in IV and central line medication
administration, as well as blood draw/IV line
management and care.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong work ethic
Proficient with several EMR systems, to include
EPIC, Meditech, Central Logic, Tsystems, etc.
Fierce patient advocate and educator
Communications Specialist, 06/2012 to Current
ACCESS HealthONE – Aurora, CO
Responsible for coordinating direct admissions and hospital transfers to an appropriate HCA/HealthONE Denver hospital.
Manages a consumer-responsive transfer and transport call center, responding to all callers with the aid of a computer and a database of service profiles and approved clinical protocols and healthcare information. Works collaboratively with other team members as required ensuring appropriate patient admission. Responsible for accepting all hospital transfers.
Communicates with physicians and their offices to coordinate admission. Uses problem-solving skills to determine the best course of action which will be satisfactory to the patient, the physician, and the hospital.
Consults with on-call physicians on patient care and advice when appropriate. Emergency Department Registered Nurse, PRN, 01/2017 to Current UCHealth Emergency Room - Powers – Colorado Springs, CO P S
Delivers fast-paced, dynamic care for patients of all ages from minor injuries to critical conditions in UCHealth's four freestanding Emergency Departments in Colorado Springs. Works as a team with physician, radiology tech, and front office clerk to provide emergency services to all patients.
Certified/proficient in all areas of emergency care, to include cardiac, stroke, sepsis, trauma. Emergency Department Registered Nurse, 09/2008 to 01/2016 Good Samaritan Medical Center: Emergency Room – Lafayette, CO Worked in a Level 2 Trauma Center providing critical emergency services for patients of all ages. Assessed, planned and evaluated patient care needs. Prioritized patient care based on acuity level and available resources. Carried out physician orders.
Assisted physician during examination, treatment and procedures. • Administered prescribed medications, changed dressings, cleaned wounds, monitored vital signs. Served as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care. Monitored, recorded and communicated patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems
Emergency Department Registered Nurse, 11/2005 to 10/2008 The Medical Center of Aurora: Emergency Room – Aurora, CO Hired to open new Cardiac Obs Unit, then transferred into Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation. As a new Emergency and Trauma RN, worked with multidisciplinary team to provide services to a diverse community. Learned to triage, prioritize, and coordinate patient care within my department. Med/Surg/Tele, 11/2004 to 11/2005
Navapache Regional Medical Center – Show Low, AZ
Entry level position as Med/Surg/Tele in small, rural hospital. Provided primary nursing care for 4-5 patients.
Performed assessments, administered medications, provided IV therapy. Tracked pt progress, lab values and test results.
Monitored patient vital signs, symptoms, telemetry readings and EKGs for abnormal heart rhythms or changes such as fibrillation, heart blocks, ; kept physician notified for immediate treatment. Documented all daily patient care in electronic medical record. Initiated, implemented, and reevaluated pt care plans. Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, 2002
Northland Pioneer College - Show Low, AZ