compassionate registered nurse seeking opportunity requiring exceptional organizational skills and talents in geriatric patient relations, education, and advocacy; can offer outstanding abilities in assessment, diagnosis, planning goals, implementing intervention, and evaluating outcomes
ø offer eight years of progressive experience in caring for patients with a wide variety of medical conditions; specialization in geriatric patients with a focus on patient education and emotional support
ø proficient in facilitating physician orders, conducting diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, defining appropriate treatment plans, monitoring status, maintaining detailed records, and providing patient/family education
ø effectively ensure compliance with established protocol/policies/procedures and regulatory standards
ø demonstrated ability to handle multiple patients at a time; reliable employee with excellent track record of patient satisfaction; capable of quickly adapting to different environments and working under heavy pressure
ø dynamic communication and listening skills crucial to building productive patient relations; bilingual in english and tagalog with conversational bicol
associate of science in nursing, santa fe community college, gainesville, fl 1999
associate of arts in liberal arts and sciences, santa fe community college, gainesville, fl confirm year
~ certifications ~
basic life support certified 2007
certificate of completion for neuroscience nurse internship, shands hospital, gainesville, fl 2001
staff nurse, signature healthcare (aka university place care and rehabilitation center), gainesville, fl 2002 c 2008
facilitated overall nursing staff performance and care of 118-bed nursing home; applied strong commitment to quality control by ensuring cohesiveness and involvement between nursing staff and resident s family.
provided direct patient care with emphasis on meeting both physical and emotional needs of senior citizen residents.
administered oral, iv, and picc medications, fluids, and antibiotics; observed for adverse reactions and side effects.
monitored, examined, reported and followed up on lab data, blood work, and urinalysis results.
employed sharp analytical and problem solving skills in assessing patients for skin integrity, lung sounds, bowel sounds, and wounds, and performed catheterization and dressing changes.
demonstrated exemplary documentation skills by accurately maintaining nurses notes and promoting sufficient communication among care staff; additionally responsible for medicare documentation.
delegated assignments and supervised efforts of nursing staff as night shift charge nurse.
staff nurse, shands hospital at university of florida, gainesville, fl 2001 c 2002
provided, coordinated, and documented care for neurosurgical floor patients in a preeminent, private, not-for-profit hospital that specializes in tertiary care for critically ill patients.
effectively performed a broad range of nursing functions to support the care of seizure and brain disorder patients, as well as post-surgical patients with ventriculostomies.
administered oral and iv fluids and medications, and carefully monitored for side effects and adverse reactions.
proficiently drew blood work samples and followed up on lab results, patient assessments, and neuro checks.
proactively assessed and responded to individualized patient needs, comprehensive medication schedules, and overall status; provided superior patient and family education in broad range of health topics.
decisively and confidently made judgments on patient conditions and called doctors based on decisions.
registered nurse / patient care assistant, ocala regional medical center, ocala, fl 2000
gained valuable hands-on experience in a leading medical center ranked among america s best 50 hospitals by healthgrades.
provided excellent care for med/surg and ortho floor patients; assessed patient status, administered medications and blood transfusions, and communicated with doctors, lpns, and pcns to ensure comprehensive case management.
prior to passing rn board exam, worked as a pcn performing accuchecks, collecting specimens, and connected ekg leads.
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