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Compassionate nurse with over 14 years’ experience in delivering high quality patient care within medical-surgical units to pediatric, cardiology, and neurology patients. Demonstrated ability to educate patients on chronic disease management, including respiratory diseases such as asthma. Seeking to leverage background and ongoing training to take next step within home health or hospice care with a respected organization that rewards hard work, leadership, and proven history of improving patient outcomes and relationship building.
Patient Advocacy Patient Education Counseling Chronic Disease Management Pre- and Post-Operative Care Team Leadership
July 2010 to Current Medical Center of Lewisville Pediatric RN Lewisville, TX Promote and restore patient health among pediatric populations within med-surg and pediatric units; assess and manage 3 4 patients at a time within 10-bed unit during seasonal patient influxes. Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare teams comprised of physicians, therapists, and social workers to develop effective nursing treatment plans to achieve best patient outcomes. Organized and delegated responsibilities and assignments to nursing and ancillary staff based on patient acuity and staffing requirements. Implement plans to manage respiratory issues such as asthma, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis. Document and maintain charts and electronic medical records to streamline continuity of care. Educate patients and caregivers on chronic disease and respiratory management to control and mitigate complications; facilitate communication with foreign-language speakers by utilizing hospital language line services. Participated in practice model and unit-based committees focusing on pain management and implemented strategies to update treatment room. April 2006 to Current Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health Home Health RN / Field RN Sherman, Texas Provide high quality care to pediatric patients within home and school environments; initiate plans of care and adapt therapies and treatments to patient needs. Maintain safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by adhering to nursing best practices and company policies and procedures. Manage patients and cases while consulting with other healthcare providers to develop effective care plans. Counsel and educate patients and caregivers to provide continuity of care and chronic disease management and support. Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian September 1997 to July 2005 Staff LPN Administered care to 4 to 6 high acuity cardiology, neurology, and med-surg patients within 27-bed unit. Worked with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, including physicians and therapists, to devise, initiate, and modify individual care plans and provide continuity of care. Delivered pre- and post-operative care to transplant and neurosurgery patients, and monitored patients in epilepsy monitoring unit. Consulted, educated, and provided counseling to patients and caretakers with chronically or terminally ill children. Provided postmortem care to expired patients.