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RN who has worked in patient, ambulatory, home health hospice

Orland Park, IL
April 15, 2024

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Dedicated, reliable, hardworking caring professional with extensive nursing experience in inpatient, ambulatory, home and in residential, skilled and long term facility settings. Seeking a position to work in position with opportunity to utilize skills and experience.


Rush Medical Center Oak Lawn, IL

Multi Specialties October 2023-March 2024

Worked for 11 Providers who specialized in Bariatrics, Cardiology, Colorectal, Gastroenterology, Medical Weight Loss, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Established workflow for Nurse and MAs in new clinic.

Assisted with in clinic procedures, laryngioscopes, biopsies, cultures and I&Ds

Triaged patient calls

Responded to patient MyChart Messages

Placed lab, imaging and EKG orders for surgical patients.

Screened for patient completion of pre-op orders and screened results prior to surgery.

Provided pre-op teaching for surgical patients.

Post op calls to respond to patients’ questions, concerns, symptoms, and compliance with medications and scheduling post op appointments.

Assisted in TJC preparedness.

Advocate Health Care-Advocate at Home Lombard, IL

Hospice Case Manager Oct. 2022 - Oct. 2023

Responsible for the assessment, planning and intervention of nursing care for patients in their homes or facilities.

Collaborate with team members to provide for the needed services for the patient,

Family and Care givers

Collaborate with team Provider and APN for medication management of symptoms

Train Family, Care Givers and Facility staff how to care for their family, friend or residents in their home

Act as the patients Advocate for facility patients ensuring they are getting the care and services they need from the facility staff

Provide and teach families how to manage pain and other symptoms at home using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.

Evaluated and monitored medication management for symptoms, hospice related and non related medical conditions

Document patient and family goals, changes, actions, plans and comprehensive assessment.

after every visit

Provide wound care along with training the family, CG and facility staff on how to perform.

Provide education to family and staff on techniques to preserve skin integrity and prevent constipation.

Update patients’ Plan of Care as needed.

Participate in presenting patients in weekly Interdisciplinary group conference.

Order medications, supplies and Durable Medical Equipment for patients

Northwestern Medical Center -NMG Chicago, IL

Triage Nurse Internal Medicine May 2020-October 2022

Triaged incoming calls, MyChart messages, and pages

Liason between patients and providers, assessing and determining acuity of patient symptoms and communicating these to the doctor

Determined patients’ disposition for need for an appointment, evaluation in ICC or ED

Escort clinic patients to the emergency room when needed

Assist in coordinating direct admissions

Schedule patient for appointments with Provider or colleague if not available

Placed referral orders for Specialist

Provided home symptomatic management for nonacute symptoms

Document communication with patient and provider in EMR

Provided patient education for glucose monitor teaching, injection teaching and diabetic information with clinic patients and nurse visits

Loyola Medical Center Orland Park, IL

Staff Nurse – Medical Specialties and Family Practice May 2018-March 2020

Float between Specialties such as Gastroenterology, Neurology, Physical Medicine, Orthopedics, ENT and Family Practice

Set up and assist with procedures such as steroid injections, laryngeal scopes, SGB blocks and Botox injections for headaches, cryotherapy, biopsies and Paps

Rooming patients including intake of medical and surgical histories and providing patients

with pre-op, post procedure, and AVS instructions

Triaged calls from patients, families, home health agencies, pharmacies and insurance companies

Initiated TCM calls and scheduled patients in a timely manner

Prioritize and schedule patients needing appointments to be seen in the clinic

Performed POC testing, phlebotomy, EKGs, nebulizer treatments, bladder scans

Obtain Prior Authorizations for imaging and medication

Performed and audited monthly HLD for the scopes and instruments used in the Sterrad and Steris machine

Assist with staffing needs between Specialties, Primary Care and Internal Medicine

Loyola Medical Center Orland Park, IL

Staff Nurse – Internal Medicine April 2016 – May 2018

Triage phone calls from patients, families, home health agencies, pharmacies and insurance Companies

Initiate prior authorizations with clinical review for patients medications and imaging


Assist with procedures such as EKGs, phlebotomy, injections/vaccinations,

Assist in survey readiness for TJC regulatory requirements

Demonstrate and certify the Internal Medicine and Registry staff with their annual POC competencies

Order pharmacy supplies for Internal Medicine and Dermatology

Assist with the clinics’ lab, pharmacy and EOC audits

Assist with ordering supplies and clinical equipment

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Clinical Nurse Manager – Senior Care December 2013-March 2016

Managed Clinical and supportive staff in ambulatory setting

Assisted and follow up with patients through Transitional Phone Calls

Provided regulatory and quality oversight for the clinics staff

Implemented position of Flow Manager, Flow station and Daily huddles

Continuously sought out new workflows for greater efficiency and job satisfaction

Responsible for overseeing staff performance and evaluations, and time and attendance

Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring staff

Responsible for orientation of new staff and annual competencies

Supported staff schedules assisting wherever and whenever needed in the clinic

Participated in continuous quality improvement and clinic initiatives

Participated in clinical studies and piloted programs with other disciplines

Attended training and educational programs necessary to enhance skills and knowledge

Registered Nurse- 13 West May 2008-December 2013

Cared for special population of patients with Palliative-Hospice and Medical-Surgical needs

Participated in nursing and physician daily bedside rounds

Assessed and identified patients’ physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and goals

Evaluated and documented patients’ progress towards their goals

Educated patients concerning their diagnosis, medications, wound care, and discharge


Coordinated and consulted other inter-disciplinary resources for optimal care for my patients

Prioritized care of my patients based on their needs and physical status

Precept and mentor new orientees and Rush Nursing Students

Representative for unit’s hand hygiene compliance

Registered Nurse- Supplemental Staff May 1999- May 2008

Delivered skilled nursing care to patients in medical/surgical, oncology, radiation/oncology, transplantation, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurology, orthopedics, endoscopy, interventional radiology, postpartum and the emergency room departments

Provided patient care and education to a diversified population of patients in specialty areas

Established working relationships with my patients and families dedicating comprehensive

care in a timely manner

Communicated efficiently and with the established members of the healthcare team where I was temporarily assigned

Registered Nurse- Coronary Step Down Unit May 1995- May 1999

Educated patients and their families on medications, diagnostic testing such as cardiac catheterization, EPS, TEE, echo and stress testing

Provided preoperative and post-operative care and education for patients who underwent pacemaker or stent placement, AICD’s, LVADs, transplant and open heart surgery

Identified and stabilized patients’ who went hypotension, hypertension, or experienced arrhythmias through non-invasive monitoring and intravenous medications

Assumed charge nurse responsibilities to staff, patients and their families for the unit’s shift

Delegated nursing and supplemental staff assignments in addition to designating beds for new admissions and transfers

Precepted and mentored new staff

Registered Nurse- Medical Intensive Care Step Down Unit May 1981- May 1995

Assumed responsibility for the care of medically unstable patients

Anticipated emergencies and took immediate and appropriate action in those situations

Maintained patients’ stability through intravenous therapy and monitoring

Precepted and mentored new staff


Registered Nurse- Telemetry Unit May 1985- January 1986

Launched first telemetry unit in hospital

Monitored patients with cardiac disease and arrhythmias

Communicated changes in patient status directly to patients Attendings

Implemented team nursing on a medical-surgical unit

Delegated responsibilities to nursing assistants


Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse October 2008-2018

Certified Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse December 2013-2017

BLS February 2/2024

Rush Leadership Academy February 2015

ELNEC December 2015


Employee of the Quarter Award May 2009

Employee of the Quarter Award Sept 2012

Rush Hero of the Heart Award March 2013

Daisy Award Nominee June 2013

Loyola Magis Star Awards Nov. 2016, Jan. 2017, June 2017, Nov. 2017, Nov. 2017

Dec. 2018, Feb. 2019, May 2019, Jan. 2020


Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 1981

Graduated with Honors

Secretary of Nursing Class


Family Home Health Hospice May 2007-November 2007

Hospice Volunteer at Alden Rehab and HHC

15157 Hollyhock Court Orland Park, IL 60462 708-***-****

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