Dedicated registered nurse (RN) with specialty experience in medical/surgical nursing seeking new nursing opportunities in Florida. Developed strong surgical evaluation and treatment-planning skills through most recent position on Surgical/Post Trauma unit at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Knowledge of general medical-surgical medication administration, management and training. Reliable, ethical healthcare provider with ability to stay calm and intervene during crises, facilitate patient and physician communication, and to collaborate on multidisciplinary teams. Proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals.
Surgical Post Trauma
Medical Center of the Rockies-Poudre Valley Health Systems
RN on dynamic surgical/trauma unit with experience in various surgical, medical, trauma and oncology patients with a wide range of age specific care. Functioned well as preceptor for newly hired nurses and new graduate nurses and provided mentoring support to peers as indicated. Played an active role in interdisciplinary rounds by advocating patients¡¦ needs to the physician, case manager, therapy, pharmacy and dietician. Actively participated in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients with broad range of medical-surgical diagnoses. Ensured that doctors¡¦ orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations and stat orders.
Life Skills Rehabilitation
Poudre Valley Hospital-Poudre Valley Health Systems
October 2008-August 2009
Served as RN on rehabilitation unit with experience in various acute rehabilitation diagnoses such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, trauma, stroke and general cardiac care. Played an integral part of patient care planning by advocating patient needs to interdisciplinary team. Actively participated in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients with broad range of rehabilitation diagnoses. Ensured that doctors¡¦ orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations and stat orders.
Responded to several code and urgent care patient situations with a high stress environment, earning the respect of physicians and coworkers for a calm, levelheaded and quick thinking approach to patient care.
Promoting excellent staff interaction by participating in unit based Social Committee and providing stress relieving activities to staff such as; Christmas brunch, summer picnic and annual chili cook-off.
Refined unit policies and procedures by serving on Hospital Based Practice Counsel.
Selected as one of only fifteen employees to receive a system wide scholarship for ongoing BSN training.
Completed multiple ongoing education seminars that are available to view in my portfolio.
Charge Nurse-Staff Nurse
Lemay Avenue Health and Rehabilitation-Columbine Health Systems
July 2007-January 2009
Served as an LPN and RN on sub-acute rehabilitation unit with experience in various diagnoses such as dementia, renal failure, diabetes mellitus, orthopedic rehab and hospice care. High level of prioritization with generous patient load in addition to prompt delegation to staff members to ensure high standard of patient care. Participated in dynamic care conferences with patients, family and interdisciplinary team. Supervise...
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