Dedicated, compassionate and focused Med-Surg Nurse eager to contribute extensive talents toward supporting a hospital in optimizing patient care.
Adeptness in patient advocacy, health promotion/education, and caring for patients of diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds.
Solid abilities in quality assurance, efficient delivery of care, and ethical standards compliance.
Exhibit a collaborative work ethic and a friendly personality which facilitates immediate trust with patients.
Display integrity, proven problem solving skills, organizational talents, and empathy.
Versatile and easily adapt to new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and hospital units/environments.
Excel in communicating with multi-disciplinary health care team members to steer cohesive efforts and optimize safety and quality of care.
Reputation for strong decision making abilities, time management expertise and report-writing proficiency.
Superior administrative, multi-tasking and leadership abilities; effectively balance competing priorities.
North Point Surgery and Laser Center, West Palm Beach, FL, 2007 to 2009
Pre-op Surgery Nurse & Pre-op Caller
Conducted phone calls to gather medical data and assess eligibility of patient candidates for same-day surgery in a free standing facility.
Applied significant clinical skills toward obtaining complete medical histories and administering physicals prior to surgery.
Meticulously reviewed charts to ensure required lab work was completed and medical or cardiac clearances were authorized when applicable.
Assessed and prepared patient on day of surgery, exhibiting proficiency in starting IVs, administering antibiotics, and assisting with axilliary blocks, femoral blocks, and Accu-Checks.
Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL, 1984 to 2000; 2003 to 2007
Pre-op Surgical Nurse (2003 to 2007)
Outpatient Pre-op And Post-op (1987 to 2000)
Med-Surg Staff Nurse (1984 to 1987)
Participated in performing medical procedures such as thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsies, blood and platelet transfusions, and epidurals.
Demonstrated exceptional attention to accuracy in inserting a-lines, central lines, nasogastric tubes, Foley catheters, and IVs.
Identified and documented changes in health status and promptly notified physicians.
Administered wound care, changed surgical dressings, and developed instant rapport with clients to maximize comfort and trust.
Bachelor s Degree in Business (Marketing/Advertising), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Nursing Diploma, South Chicago School Of Nursing
BLS and ACLS Certifications
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