quick-learning and patient-focused professional eager to contribute proven expertise in nursing, management, and team building toward supporting the healthcare objectives of an ethical and progressive organization.
ø provide responsible direct patient care based on strict hospital standards of practices, policies, and procedures.
ø able to effectively liaise between healthcare providers, social workers, therapists, and patients, along with staying focused and maintaining a calm demeanor throughout fast-paced, high-pressure situations.
ø proactively handle medical emergencies in an efficient manner while ensuring patient physical and emotional needs are met; demonstrate skill at performing independently or within a team-based environment.
ø holds a b.s. in registered nursing from lehman college; completed skills refresher coursework from rockland community college.
staff nurse (1977 c 1980)
optimized healthcare processes by cohesively working with high-quality medical personnel, social workers, and occupational / physical therapists to effectively evaluate patients for admission, along with co-performing physical and mental assessments with attending physicians.
coordinated out-patient therapy protocols for individuals, including administering medications to patients, monitoring follow-up appointments, and continually evaluating medical progress.
applied outstanding interpersonal relationship-building talents toward creating solid patient-practitioner associations, as well as accompanying patients to pre-arranged occupational therapy and psychological counseling sessions and instructing individuals to properly follow prescribed treatment plans.
charge nurse (1976 c 1980)
utilized superior management abilities to efficiently oversee a 30-bed in-patient unit within a multifaceted psychiatric healthcare facility, including ensuring individuals attend set therapeutic appointments and maintaining successful total patient care at all times.
resourcefully delegated caseloads to nurses and healthcare assistants; concurrently scheduled staff members to perform various daily duties to complete facility-wide objectives.
staff nurse / crisis intervention team member (1975 c 1976)
demonstrated exceptional patient-focused organizational support skills instrumental in creating successful treatment plans consisting of various therapeutic modalities, including medication, electro-shock therapy, group / individual meetings, and discharge planning; liaised with psychiatric personnel to achieve patient goals.
conducted effective electro-shock therapy as prescribed; oversaw patient preparations for procedures (i.e. removing medical appendages), administered pre-session medication, and instructed patients on processes.
accurately monitored and charted post-session responses for several hours until patients returned to normal status; successfully coordinated efforts with psychiatrists to ensure optimal therapeutic results.
~ supplemental experience ~
applied outstanding prioritization, time management, and customer service proficiencies toward maintaining seamless food services process at all times within a high-volume restaurant facility.
maximized business success by performing profitable office administration activities within a self-operated sanitation company, including providing key accounting, human resources, and client relations support.
led the cost-effective management of two well-established restaurant facilities, including directing recruitment, hiring, and training efforts for a 25-member team; strategically scheduled staff to maintain optimal workflow.
~ additional management / business roles held prior to 1980 ~
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