Driven, hardworking and Navy veteran. Registered Nurse bringing demonstrated patient care, medication monitoring and treatment management expertise. Adaptable and resilient with strong attention to detail, clinical expertise and emergency response experience. Bringing 30 +year record of success in nursing and desiring position with this facility. Charge nurse most of career. Enjoy learning as well as teaching. Patient Care Assessment
Clear Patient Communication
Monitoring Vital Signs
Admissions and Discharge Processes
Infection Control Procedures
Disaster Site Triaging
Delegation and Motivation
Healthcare Personnel Supervision
Proper catheter insertion/removal
Oxygen saturation standards
Chest pain management
Direct Patient Care
Registered Nurse, 05/2004 to Current
Newport Hospital & Health Services – Newport, WA
Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols. Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action. Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses. Implemented medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing. Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
Monitored patient condition by interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings. Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches. Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
Teamed on trauma and emergency interventions involving serious head injuries, gunshot wounds and thoracic trauma.
Travel Registered Nurse, ICU, 12/2000 to 05/2004
Myriad – Omaha, NE
13 week assignments to ICU in northwest. Wyoming, Montana and Idaho Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
Followed HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads. Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families' cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
Associate of Science: Nursing, 12/1991
Clark College - Vancouver, WA