LAURE R. ANDERSON
Kirkland, WA 98034
CAREER SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
• EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSING
• CRITICAL CARE NURSING
• CLINICAL MANAGER
• TEAM ORGANIZATION
• PHYSICIAN/MEDICAL TEAM INTERFACE
• PROJECT COORDINATION
• HOME HEALTHCARE
• ADDICTION/RECOVERY NURSING
• EDUCATION AND TRAINING
REGISTERED NURSE, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EVERGREEN HOSPITAL, KIRKLAND, WA, (9/12-PRESENT)
Staff nurse at Level III trauma center that includes 4 trauma rooms, 24 acute treatment rooms. Part of a highly trained, professional team that provides the highest level of emergency care in greater Seattle area. Responsibilities include triage, needs assessment, stabilization, treatment, administer meds, monitor health conditions and assist ER doctors and technicians with emergency, life threatening events.
PROGRESSIVE CARE, EVERGREEN HOSPITAL, KIRKLAND, WA (3/02 – 9/12)
14 bed critical care step down unit caring for patients with a variety of medical/surgical issues.
CLINICAL APPLICATION SPECIALIST, GE HEALTHCARE INFO. TECHNOLOGIES (12/03-8/07)
Collaborates with account sales manager as a clinical educator to develop a training plan schedule within the purchased training plan. Provided education on the features and functionality of the monitoring equipment purchased and provided support to staff during the initial phase of monitoring device implementation. Hospital settings included ER, Critical Care, Telemetry, NICU, OR, Labor and Delivery, and Med/Surgical units.
CHARGE NURSE, GENERAL ADULT UNIT, FAIRFAX HOSPITAL, KIRKLAND, WA (1/01 – 2/02)
In the role of a charge nurse of 36 bed general psychiatric unit, caring for patients with a variety of psychiatric illnesses and acuity.
NURSE MANAGER, LAKESIDE RECOVERY CENTER, INC., KIRKLAND, WA (10/98 – 1/01)
Responsible for supervising staff nurses in 90 bed chemical dependency treatment center. Primary nursing duties involve overseeing care of medical detox and interfacing with treatment team, for holistic approach to addiction recovery.
PRIMARY CARE NURSE, ALTERNATIVE REHAB. HOME HEALTH CARE, MEDINA, WA (6/97 – 10/98)
In this role I provided medical intensive care for a 55 year-old patient at home with mechanical ventilation and multiple medical issues. Ongoing care includes a respiratory therapy, physical therapy and nutritional supportive care. Reaching patient goals and assessing and implementing changes in case as needed, as well as intermittent IV antibiotic therapy using a central line catheter.
REGISTERED NURSE, LAKE WASHINGTON KIDNEY CENTER, KIRKLAND, WA (4/91 – 7/97)
Unit preceptor and staff nurse. My involvement in this role was training all incoming R.N.’s & technicians in the skills and care of hemodialysis patients. I was also available to all staff as an education resource.
REGISTERED NURSE, EASTSIDE CARDIOLOGY & ASSOCIATES, KIRKLAND, WA (11/89 – 3/91)
Providing nursing support to high energy cardiology practice. Responsibilities included, team leader in coordinating care of up to 25 patients daily for two physicians, carrying out educational program for patients and care team of up to three medical assistants. Other areas included, researching and development in presenting “Heart to Heart”, a weekly program for cardiac patients; writing staff job descriptions; administering stress testing; pacemaker-function testing; venipuncture; EKGs; taking patient histories; acting as a troubleshooter / buffer for physicians in fielding family / patient inquiries on patient care, financial matters, patient concerns; handling patient relations.
CRITICAL CARE NURSE IN HOSPITAL SETTING (1983 – 1989)
Specializing in nursing of intensive-care patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses, open-heart surgery and traumatic orthopedic/neurological/pulmonic problems, including positions at Overlake Hospital and Medical Center, Bellevue, WA (1988 – 1989); John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA (1986 – 1988); Wahiawa General Hospital, Wahiawa, HI (1984 – 1986), and St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR (1981 – 1984).
Diploma in Nursing: Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland, OR
Attended: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Studies in Pre-Nursing.
R.N.: Registered Nurse, in states of Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PACLS)
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
National Stop the Bleed Project Instructor