Ø Extensive outreach and community work experience, including chronic disease management, total patient assessment and counselling
Ø Proven ability to comfortably develop rapport with patients and staff; broad experience working with populations ranging in age, culture and socioeconomic status
Ø Upheld high standards of nursing care for a diverse population of patients from newborn to geriatric in a variety of settings, including Medical Surgical and Community Health and Long-Term Care Facilities
Ø Educated patients and families on disease processes, infection control, medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimes, medication administration, pain-management techniques and pre/post natal care
Ø Worked effectively with interdisciplinary team and performed accurate charting procedures and e-documentation
Ø Received the Praxis Award for excellence in integrating the human science paradigm, York University School of Nursing C Faculty of Health
Ø Successfully completed the Inter-Professional Educational and Collaboration Seminar through the Peter Munk Cardiac Program, Toronto General Hospital
Ø Experienced interpreter fluent in English and Somali
Bachelor of Science C Nursing with Honours, YORK UNIVERSITY, Toronto, ON
Registered Practical Nurse Diploma, COLLEGE OF ROOKIES, Cranbrook, BC
Diabetes Educator Certificate, in-progress
Registered Nurse, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, Scarborough, ON, 2010
Built rapport while providing a variety of patient services, including intake, referrals, physical assessments / triage, prenatal / postpartum care, well child check-ups, treatment and medication administration, immunizations, home visits and ECGs
Successfully managed patients with chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
Promoted self-care while providing individual health counseling and education; led educational presentations on diabetes, healthy living, health promotion, disease prevention and community resources
Oversaw administrative duties such as ordering medical supplies and vaccines as well as monitoring vaccine safety / storage
Preceptorship, TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL C Cardiology Unit, Toronto, ON, 2008
Received patients transferred from emergency room and other units and ensured optimal patient outcomes by performing post-operative assessments, monitoring hemorrhages and proper functioning of tubes / medical devices (i.e. oxygen and intravenous (IV) therapy), administering medication / treatment procedures and updating files through e-documentation
Accurately assessed patients baseline conditions, including vital signs, pain and level of consciousness
Ensured all documentation was in order by thoroughly reviewing pre-operative checklists (signed consent forms, allergies, health history, physical examinations, laboratory values, ECGs, chest X-rays, medications and other orders)
Effectively communicated discharge instructions to patients and their families
Practical Nurse (RPN), LEISUREWORLD LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY, Scarborough, ON, 2008
Accurately assessed resident needs and provided holistic care, including promoting comfort through both pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacological therapeutic techniques
Ensured patient comfort while performing wound, tracheotomy and ostomy care, tube feeding and administering medication
Maintained open communication and upheld confidentiality with residents and their significant others while addressing any of their concerns; educated residents and their families regarding medication effectiveness, side-effects and drug interactions
Clinical Placement, HUMBER RIVER REGIONAL HOSPITAL C Medical Unit, North York, ON, 2007
Provided exceptional service while assessing patients, administering treatment procedures / medication and evaluating outcomes
Upheld safety precautions and observed infection control guidelines; educated patients and their significant others regarding proper infection control procedures and the importance of isolation
RPN Preceptorship, CRANBROOK REGIONAL HOSPITAL C Surgical Unit, Cranbrook, BC, 2006
Oversaw patient comfort while monitoring vital signs, pain, hemorrhaging, blood transfusions and neurovascular status
Prevented post-operative complications by ensuring proper patient positioning
Increased positive outcomes by encouraging and assisting patients with early ambulation and promoting deep breathing as well as coughing exercises
Community Worker, SOMALILAND WOMEN S ORGANIZATION, Toronto, ON
Personal Support Worker, EXCLUSIVE CARE SERVICES, Toronto, ON
Personal Support Worker, BAYSHORE HOME HEALTH CARE, Vancouver, BC
Freelance Somali / English Interpreter, SELF-EMPLOYED, BC
Registered Nurse, MOTHER AND CHILD CENTRE, Hargeisa, Somalia
Registered Nurse, HARGEISA GROUP HOSPITAL C Medical / Surgical Unites, Hargeisa, Somalia
Ø College of Nurses of Ontario
Ø Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Ø RNAO Nursing Diabetes Interest Group
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