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Registered Nurse Nursing

Location:
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Posted:
December 04, 2018

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Skills Summary

Registered Nurse with management, and extensive clinical skills. Trusted leader within a clinical staff and management. Excels at establishing rapport among patients, providers and total healthcare team. Maintains high level of ethics and adherence to healthcare standards. Values personal enrichment and education to promote professional growth.

Nursing Experience

Ohio County Healthcare: Endoscopy Outpatient and Procedure Room

•Experience in EGD, Colonoscopies, Bravo pH Studies, Esophageal Manometry, Lactose Breath Tests, ERCP, & Endoscopic Pill Cam

•Maintaining and cleaning scopes

•Assisting with snares, polypectomies, gastric, esophageal, small bowel, and colon biopsies

•IV sedation monitoring/recovery

•Patient and family education regarding pre-intra-, and post-operative procedures

•Outpatient admission with drawing of ordered serological studies

•IV sticks/Administration of IV antibiotics and other medications

One Health Cardiology (Owensboro Health Regional Hospital) Primary Staff Nurse August 5, 2015 to March 2016

•Providing patient care through assessment, education, physician and pharmacy communication

•Direct patient care through applied nursing interventions, assistance with office procedures and assessing patient and family needs

•Monitoring patient status and implementing nursing interventions as deemed necessary

•General Medical Office and Cardiology Nursing responsibilities

•Coordinating with Physicians, Surgery scheduling, case management, and additional outside agents for patient and families

•Assisting others on the healthcare team as needs arise with patients and families

•Able to establish rapport and trust with proven performance among physicians and patients

•Exceeds standards of Kentucky Board of Nursing and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for continuing education

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital- Oncology/Medical & Rehabilitation Unit Nurse August 2013-Aug 2015

•Providing total patient care through assessment, education, physician and pharmacy communication

•Direct patient care through applied nursing interventions, assistance with bedside procedures and assessing patient and family needs

•Monitoring patient status and implementing nursing interventions as deemed necessary

•General Medical Floor and Oncology/Hospice Nursing responsibilities

•Coordinating with hospice, case management, coroner, funeral homes and additional outside agents for patient and families

•Assisting others on the healthcare team as needs arise with patients and families

•Able to establish rapport and trust with proven performance among physicians and patients

•Exceeds standards of Kentucky Board of Nursing and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for continuing education

Practice Manager and Clinical Care Coordinator within Urology Practice June 1979-July 2013

•Providing total patient care through assessment, education, physician and pharmacy communication

•Direct patient care through applied nursing interventions, assistance with bedside procedures, operating room and hospital rounding.

•Monitoring patient status and implementing nursing interventions as deemed necessary

•Accounts payable responsibility and insurance and billing responsibilities

•ICD-10 coding, compliance regulation management, OSHA standards and patient record keeping

•Sedation, IV infusions, insertion of all types of catheters, pre-operative and post-operative care

•Responsibilities at multiple hospitals including Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Ohio County Hospital, Health South Surgical Center, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Fordsville Clinic and all emergency departments are locations above

•Understanding and interpreting diagnostics such as laboratory findings, radiographic studies and cystoscopy

•Preventative medical care, patient compliance program, and nursing informatics design and implementation

Education

Western Kentucky University Bachelors Degree in Nursing, RN 1994

Western Kentucky University Associate’s Degree in Nursing, RN 1991

Western Kentucky Community & Technical College License Practical Nurse, 1974

Career Summary in Brief

Upon graduating as an LPN in 1974, worked in an internal medicine practice for 5 years. Began working in a pediatric and adult urology clinic from 1979-2013. Employed at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as a floor nurse on the Oncology-Medical Unit and Rehabilitation Unit at this present time. I am seeking an opportunity that will utilize my diverse clinical skill set, business management skills and outgoing personality. I am a team player and believe synergy is important to accomplish a common goal. Whether direct patient care and in a support function for clinical staff, it takes the input of many to implement the best plan of care possible for the patient. I take pride in healthy patient outcomes and a positive rapport with my peers. I am excited to begin a new opportunity within the travel nursing profession.

Honors and Awards

Kentucky Nurses Association, Nurse of the Year Award, 1996

National Honor Society of Nursing, 1989 to present

Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society, 1994

Professional References

J. Ross, MD. Ph: 270-***-****

Ellen McLimore, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN, AP: 270-***-****

J. Ron Newton, MD. Ph: 270-***-****

Chasity Housman, RN and previous Clinical Supervisor, Ph: 812-***-****

Joan Katy Topp, RN-AGNP, previous coworker: 270-***-****



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