Dedicated Registered Nurse eager to contribute exceptional clinical, research and management expertise toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing performance and productivity.
Experience spans Medical-Surgical, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatric/Chemical Dependency, and Critical Care in hospital, clinic and research settings.
Reputation for unparalleled integrity and commitment to maintaining and enforcing confidentiality.
Adept in health promotion and education, and in communicating with multidisciplinary health care team members to steer cohesive efforts and optimize safety and quality of care.
Exhibit a collaborative work ethic and a friendly personality which facilitates immediate trust with patients of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Extremely versatile and easily adapt to new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and hospital units or environments.
Reputation for problem solving skills, leadership attributes, and ability to work under stress.
Reliably assess complex situations to make swift and accurate decisions in time-sensitive environments.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Wilmington, DE, 1991 to 2009
Staff RN, Medical-Surgical ICU
Provided quality nursing care to patients on 10-bed Medical-Surgical ICU recovering from myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, vascular bypass procedures, aneurysms, enteral nutrition therapy and other post-operative procedures.
Balanced compassion with professionalism in caring for patients affected by AIDS, TB/infectious diseases, renal failure/disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute diabetes, and oncology.
Applied sharp technical and clinical capabilities toward initiating and maintaining ventilators, cardiac monitors, hemodynamic monitors (Swan-Ganz and arterial lines), IVs, central lines, tube feeding, TPN, chest tubes and drains, titrated cardiac/BP medications, pain management, and BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure).
Adhered to strict sterile procedures in performing wound/ostomy care.
Assessed and admitted patients, created care plans, tracked lab results in system, coordinated discharge planning and provided extensive health education to patients and families.
As Charge Nurse, supervised, mentored and motivated professional/ancillary staff members, coordinated patient assignments, and functioned as liaison between patients and doctors.
Handpicked to serve as Facility Supervisor in 1995 based on proven leadership talents; spearheaded clinical and administrative operations inclusive of conducting rounds, steering risk management, triaging/treating/referring emergencies, and managing staffing.
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Professional Experience continued
Department of Health and Human Services (NIH and NINCDS),Bethesda, MD, 1989 to 1991
Research Nurse Clinician, Neurology
- Cared for patients participating in clinical research trials as Primary RN for Developmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Conducted preliminary review of patient referrals and obtained in-depth histories based on protocol criteria.
- Complied with stringent study requirements in coordinating and assisting with implementation of clinical protocols, requiring meticulous and diligent monitoring and documentation.
- As Data Manager, scheduled diagnostic testing, collected lab values and specimen data, and maintained up-to-date databases.
- Actively participated in enzyme replacement therapy for inherited neurologic disorder, Gaucher s Disease.
- Collaboratively authored analyses and conclusions for New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
- Initially brought on board as Clinical Nurse for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research.
Clinical Nurse, Neurological Research
Dept. of Health and Human Services (Clinical Center for Neurology Nursing Service), Bethesda, MD
RN Contractor, Critical Care/Med-Surg
Trav Corps, Malvern, MA; Circulating Nurses, Boston, MA
Staff RN, ICU Stepdown/Med-Surg
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC
BSN Degree, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
IV and BCLS certifications
RN License C states of Pennsylvania and Virginia
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in <insert job title/position> capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
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