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Medical Registered Nurse/Pediatrics

Glendale Heights, IL, 60139
September 28, 2018

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Highly skilled and compassionate nurse with 18 years experience with BSN, RN, CPN designations in the Medical/Surgical Pediatric discipline .Served as a Travel Nurse for 5 of those 17 years. I have been a part of many different health systems and amable to adjust quickly to each systems policies and procedures. Although pediatrics is my specialty, I have been exposed to a diverse population of patients and healthcare professionals I have been the Clinical Coordinator for pediatric services at St. Joseph's Hospital. In this position, my duties include auditing patient records through the use of data analytics and utilizing that data to implement quality and performance improvement strategies. In addition, I am responsible for writing, reviewing and implementing policies based on nursing standards and evidence-based practice,/ I provide and/or arrange continuing education for the pediatric nurses as well as other nursing staff who crossover into pediatric care within the health system. In addition, I am responsible for training new staff and residents from the Versant Residency program Skills

Enthusiastic caregiver Medical assessment Excellent verbal and written communication skills Surgical pre and postoperative care of pediatric thinking skills and adult patients Electronic Medical Records Pediatric assessment Pediatric Liaison for Pediatricians and hospital Geriatric assessment staff Wound care Educator of pediatric staff Medication administration Effective policy and program development Committed to pediatric nursing Policy review Geriatric treatment knowledge Case Management


Pediatric Clinical Coordinator 02/2006 to Current. ST Joseph Hospital Eureka, CA

Charted and logged patient activity regularly for physician review. Provided patient care to four pediatric patients from OR, ER, ; experienced in low to high acuity levels in patients.Performed assessments; provided intravenous therapy; complex wound care; monitored various drainage devices, etc.Collaborated daily with physicians and health care team to achieve optimum patient care.Established strong relations with physicians built on trust and knowledge of patient care.Served as mentor,coach and team builder of inexperienced licensed and unlicensed staff.Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurseon a primary health care teamPerformed periodic checks of patient vital signs and used diagnostic tests to establish physical andmedical condition.. Oversaw and managed [ number] clinical and support staff in patient care activities.Developed and maintained quality care systems, including creating and improving medical protocols andguidelines.Treated [ number] chronic care patients per shift including handling medication, wound care and nutritionAssessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.Delivered high quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patients.Administered medication and prescribed therapies and recorded adverse reactions and outcomes.Led RN and new staff training program and conducted classes for prospective RN's. Travel Registered Nurse 01/2003 to

01/2006Travel Nursing CA and

PAT ravel Nursing (multiple locations) Oakland Children's Hospital, Oakland CA (Pediatrics) Marian Medical Center,Santa Maria CA (Pediatrics) Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College PA St Joseph Hospital, EurekaCA(Pediatrics) Memorial Hospital, Modesto CA Janet Weiss Children's Hospital, Danville PA(Pediatrics) MedicalSurgical and Pediatrics January 2003-January 2006 [RN travel Nurse] Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical recordsConducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as RN on a primaryhealth care team.Coordinate with hospital activity leader to include applicable patients in exercise and events.Provided pre and post operative care including wound care vital sign monitoring and preparation forsurgery.Interpret test results and develop preliminary treatment plans under physician guidance. Rn Staff Nurse 03/2002 to 12/2002Bon

Secours Holy Family Hospital Altoona, PA

Enhanced critical thinking skills by caring for patients with complex and interrelated diagnoses.Recorded patient data in a electronic medical record charting systemEnsured proper patient care through assistance with activities of daily livingEmphasized team work within nursing staff by assisting coworkers in need and delegating tasksappropriatelyGenerated supportive patient and family communication techniques Medical Surgical Nurse 09/2001 to

02/2002Travel Nursing Agency PA and

CAS anta Rosa Memorial, Santa Rosa CA Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College PA (Medical Surgicalnursing) Performed complete head-to-toe assessments, focusing on physiologic and psychosocial changes, oneach patient every 12-hourProvided preoperative and postoperative education to patients and their families.Participated in education and instructions preceding patient's discharge.Managed patient's pain using pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management interventions.Explored, critiqued, and shared knowledge gained through evidenced-based nursing research articles thatseeks to improve patientCollected, critically analyzed, and interpreted patient's health care data and informationElectronically documented patient's response to nursing and non-nursing interventions

Gerontology and Medical Surgical nursing 01/2001 to 08/2001Med Staff Agency Altoona, PAM ed

staff ( Agency nursing), Altoona, PA Valley View Center (nursing home) UPMC medical center Tracheotomy care including wound-VAC maintenance, wound cleaning and changing catheters anddressings.Administered enema treatments, nebulizer treatments, intramuscular and subcutaneously injections,

ophthalmic, gastrointestinal and intravenous medications as prescribed by physician.Monitored blood glucose levels in diabetic patients through use of glucometer and interfaced withlaboratories to obtain results of analysis and follow-up on STAT orders.Transmitted pharmaceutical prescriptions for dispensing and interfaced with pharmacist on dosages andrefills.Assessed at-risk patients, interfaced with physicians, implemented prescribed protocols and formulatedpatient care plans as prescribed. Medical Surgical and Pediatrics Registered Nurse 02/2000 to 01/2001Cristiva Medical Center LaPlata, MD

Provided patient care to four pediatric patients from OR, ER, and ICU; experienced in low to high acuitylevels in patients.Administered prescribed medications, started intravenous fluids, and documented patients' charts byrecording food and fluid intake and output.Measured and recorded patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulseand respiration.Provided basic patient care and treatments, such as dressed wounds, treated bedsores, gave enemas,douches, and performed catheterizations.Integral member of a health care team charged with assessing patient needs, planning or modifying careand implementing interventions. Performed assessments; provided intravenous therapy; complex wound care; monitored various drainagedevices, etc.Collaborated daily with physicians and health care team to achieve optimum patient care.Established strong relations with physicians built on trust and knowledge of patient care. Geriatric Nurse 09/1999 to

02/2000Hillview Healthcare Altoona, PA

Performed lesion destruction and removal, suturing and care of wounds.Managed patient assessment, interpretation, diagnosis, and prescribing of appropriate medical andnursing therapeutic measures.Examined patient, performed comprehensive physical examinations, and compiled patient medical data.Administered diagnostic test, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, laboratory tests, and interpreted testresults for deviation from normal.Developed and implemented management plans and monitored progress.Coordinated in physical therapy, inhalation therapy, and related therapeutic procedures. Education and Training

Bachelor of Science: N ursing

20112011W estern Govenors University

Certified Pediatric Nurse 2010

Associate of Science: A DN Nursing

1999M ount Aloysius College


Society of Pediatric Nurses

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