Ø Extensive knowledge of medical products, equipment and pharmaceuticals used in ICU / CCU settings
Ø Proven ability to comfortably develop rapport with patients, families, staff and interdisciplinary health care professionals
Ø Able to relate well to a diverse population of patients ranging in age, culture and socioeconomic status
Ø Received Nurse of the Year C IV Team 2010 and Nurse of the Year C ICU / CCU 2007 awards
Ø Member of the Clinical Practice Committee, Palomar Pomerado Health
PALOMAR POMERADO HEALTH Feb 1985 C Present
Vascular Access / PICC RN, Escondido, CA, Jan 2009 C Present
Deliver exceptional care during assessment, placement and management of patients with vascular access needs, including PICC line patients
Provide support, education and troubleshooting assistance to staff regarding vascular access problems
ICU / CCU Primary RN, Poway, CA, Feb 1985 C Jan 2009
Oversaw full-scope responsibilities for patients on multiple lines, ventilators, tubes and IV drips in ICU / CCU with 1 to 2 patient ratios
Implemented total patient care and collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to ensure best outcomes
Served as preceptor and mentor to student and new hire nurses as well as Relief Charge Nurse for ICU / CCU / IMC units
Drove service excellence while supervising 10 C 12 RNs, 3 HCAs and 2 medical secretaries
Evaluated staffing requirements and organized unit activities for shifts in a 12-bed ICU / CCU and a 12-bed IMC
Ensured optimum bed allocation by coordinating with other Charge RNs and supervisors regarding bed availability for transfers and admittance
LUFKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Feb 1982 C Feb 1985
ICU / CCU Staff Nurse, Lufkin, TX
Managed total patient care in general ICU / CCU units with 1 to 3 patient ratios; served as primary RN for medical, cardiac and surgical patients on ventilators, multiple lines, tubes and IV drips
Bachelor of Science - Nursing, CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY, Iloilo, Philippines, 1973 C 1978
Member, SAN DIEGO VASCULAR ACCESS NETWORK (SANVAN)
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT TITLE OF ACTUAL TARGET POSITION) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include over 30 years of clinical nursing experience in ICU and CCU settings. I have extensive expertise managing patients on multiple lines, ventilators, tubes and IV drips. In my current position, I primarily deal with PICC line patients and patients with general vascular access needs. I am adept at troubleshooting and resolving vascular access problems and regularly assist staff with these issues. In addition to my strong clinical qualifications, I am a proven team player with a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty. I offer superior communication and interpersonal relation skills and am highly effective in coordinating workflow while managing my time to maximize productivity and efficiency.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven worker committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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