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Psychiatric Nursing

Location:
Modesto, CA
Posted:
January 14, 2020

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Michelle Ruggio

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Cell: 209-***-****

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RN with 15+ years of experience in health care. Skilled in providing care in Psychiatry, Cardiovascular, Telemetry/Stepdown units, Orthopedics, Medical/Surgical, Surgical, Renal and in Progressive Care. Interested in returning to Medical Arena.

Charge Nurse on an admitting unit for a 24 bed acute psychiatric facility.

Recognize critical side effects/adverse effects of mediations and take appropriate action.

Good assessment skills.

Adapt to change quickly

Stay calm in critical/crisis situations and keep the milieu calm.

Charge nurse for a 15 bed acute cardiovascular unit.

Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment.

Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

Telemetry trained.

Provide excellent nursing care to patients on many different units, to include: Medical/Oncology, Surgical, PCU, CVIU, Orthopedics, Renal, Neuro and Telemetry Step down units.

Ability to de-escalate crisis situations.

Clinical experience

Strong clinical judgment

Critical care nursing

Good assessment skills

Good communication/management skills

Remain calm in crisis situations

Reliable and responsible

Critical thinking skills with minimal supervision

Psychiatric RN-Travel at Contra Costa Regional

Medical Center

10/2019-01/2020

Provides evaluation, protection, stabilization and treatment of the acute phase of serious mental illness. Collaborates with outpatient service providers for continuity of psychiatric care. Completes nursing assessment on newly admitted patients, patients on close observation status, or patients that might require emergency seclusion and/or restraints. Possess good organizational skills and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and as a team member with good judgement.

Psychiatric RN-Psychiatric at Doctor’s Behavioral Health Center

12/2017-10/2019

Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the component of the nursing process. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, ability to deal with clients who may be combative. Knowledge of psychodynamic principles and fundamentals of psychotherapy. Knowledge of basic diagnostic categories of mental illness. Knowledge of psychopharmacology and disease entities and interventions, and nursing skills/procedures.

Acute Rehabilitation RN-Encompass Health AKA HealthSouth

11/2017-04/2018

Develops/Implements/Evaluates and individualized plan of care, working with the Interdisciplinary team. Supervises RN, LPN/RNT’s care/treatment of patient. Assess and reassess patient’s condition and progress toward goals. Document changes in patient condition and intervention when needed. Organizes, plans and manages time effectively. Assumes responsibility of Charge RN when needed.

Travel RN-Psychiatric at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

05/2017-11/2017

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses in the psychiatric arena-on the Geriatric/Medical unit, Adolescent unit and the Adult Psych unit.

Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.

Ensured HIPAA compliance

Psychiatric RN-Psychiatric at Doctor’s Behavioral Health Center

05/2016-05/2017

Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the component of the nursing process. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, ability to deal with clients who may be combative. Knowledge of psychodynamic principles and fundamentals of psychotherapy. Knowledge of basic diagnostic categories of mental illness. Knowledge of psychopharmacology and disease entities and interventions, and nursing skills/procedures.

Travel RN-Psychiatric at Ventura County Medical Center

Hillmont Psychiatric Center 11/2015-05/2016

Provides evaluation, protection, stabilization and treatment for the acute phase of serious mental illness. Collaborates with outpatient service providers for continuity of psychiatric care is also arranged

Completes nursing assessments on newly admitted patients, patients on close observation special status, or patients that may require emergency seclusion or restraint.

Possess good organizational skills and meet deadlines.

Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, with good judgment.

RN-BHN Mission Home Health 01/2015-11/2015

Gives direction to HT’s, LVN’s and LPT's as needed.

De-escalating unpredictable, dangerous, or violent behavior. Intervene non-verbally, verbally or physically with patients who may cause harm to themselves or others-in a calm manner.

Administers medications to patients and provides education.

Able to observe side effects quickly and take appropriate action.

Maintains the flow of patient care in relation to the patients individual treatment plan, individualized interventions, and supports the Role Recovery Model.

Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.

RN-Registry Psychiatric at San Diego County, 08/2014-05/2015

UNI - San Diego, CA

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses in the psychiatric arena.

Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.

Ensured HIPAA compliance. Worked on the Emergency Psychiatric Unit and the Crisis Recovery Unit.

RN-Psychiatric Intake/Admissions, 06/2014 - 08/2014

Corpus Christi Medical Center - Corpus Christi, TX

Demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment and leadership in the anticipation, coordination/planning for the care of the patient.

Responsible and accountable for the planning, directing and provision of nursing care to patients in accordance with the NPA, physician's orders, recognized nursing techniques, policies, procedures, established standards of care/practice and regulatory agencies.

Demonstrates and inspires confidence, credibility, adaptability and autonomy.

Nurse Assessor-NFLOC unit, 11/2011 - 09/2013

State of Alaska-SDS - Anchorage, AK

Perform nursing assessment of applicants to determine whether or not applicants/participants meet the requirements for

Older Alaskans, Adult with physical disabilities, Children with complex medical conditions waivers and/or PCA services.

Approve Nursing Home authorizations and Medicaid payment for nursing home services.

Conduct home and/or institutional care facilities visits to observe and evaluate the client's physical/emotional health, condition and behavior.

Attend Fair Hearings and Pre-hearings regarding level of care issues; maintain communication with Fair Hearing Authority, State Attorney General's office and Allied Computer Services.

Charge RN, 04/2009 - 11/2011

Alaska Psychiatric Institute - Anchorage, Alaska

Completes nursing assessments on newly admitted patients, patients on close observation special status, or patients that may require emergency seclusion or restraint.

Possess good organizational skills and meet deadlines.

Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, with good judgment.

Gives direction to PNA's, RN's and LPN's as needed.

De-escalating unpredictable, dangerous, or violent behavior. Intervene non-verbally, verbally or physically with patients who may cause harm to themselves or others-in a calm manner.

Administers medications to patients and provides education.

Able to observe side effects quickly and take appropriate action.

Maintains the flow of patient care in relation to the patients individual treatment plan, individualized interventions, and supports the Role Recovery Model.

Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.

RN-Float Pool, 01/2008 - 12/2009

Providence Hospital - Anchorage, Alaska

•Provide professional nursing care to patients on units throughout the medical center.

•Work in a challenging environment providing acute care to patients on medical, surgical, telemetry step down units, postpartum, Orthopedic. Cardiovascular Unit, Progressive Care Unit.

RN-Charge, 03/2007 - 10/2009

Alaska Regional Hospital - Anchorage, Alaska

Renders individualized comprehensive nursing care in a telemetry monitored environment to meet patients'

Physical, psychological, spiritual, social, cultural and educational needs.

Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced

Environment.

Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment and be able to exert up to 100 lbs. occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs., constantly.

Provides the best possible preventative, supportive, and rehabilitative nursing care to each patient based upon the nursing process and in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.

Coordinates functions with physicians and other departments of the hospital in a spirit that fosters positive working relationships.

RN-Staff, 05/2005 - 02/2007

Alaska Psychiatric Institute - Anchorage, Alaska

Recognize potential hazards to keep a safe and therapeutic environment. Make frequent rounds to check patient location and safety.

Under supervision, meets with family, significant others, consultants, and representatives of other health care

Agencies.

Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, with good judgment.

Reports any changes in patient behavior, responses to treatment, or changes in overall status to the appropriate member of the Treatment Team.

Administers medications to patients and provides education including expected outcomes, possible side effects, and any food/drug interactions.

Keywords

Education and Training

2005 UAA - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

AAS Nursing

Associates Degree

Dean’s List, 2003 - Spring 2005

GPA 3.86

AFFLIATIONS

Member of Phi Theta Kappa

Member of the History Club

1988 USAF

Certifications

Morse Code Interceptor

Graduated Tech School with Distinguished Honors

Graduated Tech School 16 weeks early.

Registered Nurse-State of Alaska

BLS - Basic Life Support

Keywords

American Nurses Association

management, Pharmacology, phlebotomy, triple lumen, CVP, 12-Lead EKG, intravenous therapy, infection control,

compliance, passing medication, CPR, specimen handling, EKG, ECG, calm in crisis, BLS Certification.



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