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Registered Nurse Care

Oviedo, Florida, United States
May 06, 2019

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Susan Najda

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Oviedo, FL *****


Career Objective

Registered Nurse professional seeking a position in Healthcare Facility where knowledge, practical experience and dedication can most effectively be utilized.

Work Experience

RN Refresher Course I and II

01/12–08/12 Valencia College Orlando, FL

-Refresher I focused on nursing theory and standards of practice.

-Refresher II focused on practicum, with clinical experience completed at Winter Park Memorial Hospital (Medical Progressive Care Unit)

Registered Nurse (Palliative Care)

06/17–02/19 Cornerstone Hospice (OH-IPU) Orlando, FL

Providing comfort care for patients at end of life.

Key Accomplishments:

•End of life care

•Ventilator patients, trach patients

•IVs and IV therapy

•Wound care

•G Tubes

MDS Coordinator

05/13–05/14 Palm Garden of Orlando Orlando, FL

Assessment, care-plan coordination, and Medicare/managed care billing.

Key Accomplishments:

•Conduct daily/weekly meetings with interdisciplinary team members

•Medicare assessments and submissions

•Schedule patient-family meetings

•ICD9 coding

•New patient admissions

•Oversee weekly Medicare audits

Staff Nurse

07/02–05/17 Palm Garden of Orlando

Orlando, FL

Care and management of 20 patients in sub-acute unit.

Key Accomplishments:

•Planning patient admissions and discharges

•Patient/family education

•Care and management of dialysis and diabetic patients

•Care plan administration

•Prioritizing/multitasking to provide superior patient care

•Peg tubes, TPN, IV therapy

•Care/management of tracheostomy patients including: Trach-suctioning, trach-care, and dressing changes

•Assessment/care of post-surgical patients

•Assisted with plan of care for hip/knee replacements; use of CPM machine

•Wound vacs

•Resp. treatments, including nebulizers, inhalers, BiPap, CPAP, and venturi masks

•Training of new staff members

Registered Nurse

09/99-07/02 Maitland Healthcare Maitland, FL

Care and management of 15-20 patients in skilled nursing facility. Admission assessments and discharges.

Key Accomplishments:

•Worked closely with team members to provide superior care for dialysis patients, diabetics

•Parenteral nutrition, IV therapy, resp. therapy, including tracheostomies

•Used knowledge and techniques to assess, plan, implement treatment for Stage III and Stage IV wounds

•Training of new staff members

Pre-K Teacher

08/98-07/99 Muslim Academy of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Taught core curriculum consisting of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Arabic to children ages 3-5.

Kindergarten Teacher

1997 - 1998 Bourj International College

Beirut, Lebanon

Taught core curriculum consisting of Mathematics, Science, and English as Second Language to children ages 4-6.

Registered Nurse

01/92 - 05/93 Harborside of Brevard Rockledge, FL

Patient care in 50 bed unit of sub-acute healthcare facility.

Key Accomplishments:

•Supervised team in providing comprehensive, superior care to patients including:

•Parenteral nutrition, IV therapy

•Colostomy care, blood transfusions, wound care

•Dialysis and diabetic patient care

•Care plan implementation, coordinate plan of care with physicians

•Scheduling of shift assignments, delegating tasks

Registered Nurse

01/90-08/90 Parrish Medical Center Titusville, FL

Provided primary assessment, planning and implementation of care for post-surgical, post-partum patients in OB-GYN unit.


Valencia College Orlando, FL

•Nurse Refresher Course I 04/2012

•Nurse Refresher Course II (Clinicals at WPMH) 08/2012

Brevard Community College Cocoa, FL

•Associate of Science Degree in Nursing 05/1989

•Graduated with highest honors

•President’s List

St. John’s River Community College Palatka, FL

•Associate of Arts Degree 05/1977

•Graduated with highest honors

•President’s List

Qualifications Summary

•Certified BLS

•Dedicated, proficient with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

•Team player with exceptional capacity to multitask, establish priorities, and delegate effectively to other staff members.

•Recognized by my peers as an outstanding caregiver; honest, respectful, helpful to others.

•Respected by physicians and managers for accuracy in patient assessment, management of care, and excellent documentation


Yesenia Santiago

Registered Nurse


Josephine Daniel

Director of Educational Program at PGO


Clara Roman

Medical Doctor (M.D.)


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