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Emma Stewart
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Professional Summary

Highly trained Registered Nurse with almost nine years experience and strong clinical abilities and a successful career in  Acute care,  Psychiatric care, and Home Hospice. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate patient care. Licensed in Tennessee  with expertise in Oncology/Hematology, Medical/Surgical,  Palliative and Home Hospice, and Psychiatric Nursing. 

Skills
  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certified
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Adept at prioritizing and multi-tasking
  • High level of autonomy
  • ACLS and BLS certifications
  • Preceptor/Clinical Coach training
  • Advanced IV Skills
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Advanced Critical Thinking Skills
  • Effective Time Management Skills
  • Utilization Review experience in behavioral health field
Experience
Home Hospice Per Diem RN Sep 2015Present Amedysis Hospice Knoxville, TN
  • Work in collaboration with physicians, social workers, chaplains, aides, and volunteers who are specially trained professionals who blend their strengths together to anticipate and meet the needs of the patient and family facing terminal illness and bereavement.
  • Visit patients in their homes, skilled facilities, and or hospital and assess patient with focus on pain and symptom management.  
  • Use of Point Care Home Based Home Care EMR for documentation, orders, etc.
  • Perform payroll functions, such as maintaining timekeeping information and processing and submitting payroll.
  • High understanding of end-stage disease processes for Dementia, COPD, CHF, End stage Cancer with metastatic disease, Renal disease and teaching of symptoms and symptom management with focus being on comfort to patients and their loved ones.
  • Psychosocial, Spiritual, and culturally sensitive care given to Hospice patients and their families with goal being to have the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering and control of symptoms.
  • Excellent understanding of  the Palliative Performance Scale, Karnofsky's Scale, and FAST scale.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
Staff RN Feb 2012Present Methodist Medical Center Oak Ridge, TN
  • Medical Surgical experience on a 30 bed surgical unit with 8 telemetry monitors.
  • Medical Oncology experience on a 34 bed oncology floor with 16 telemetry monitors.
  • All RN's including myself telemetry course instructed, and responsible for  patients on telemetry for monitoring, printing, data interpreting, and recording telemetry strips in chart per shift per hospital protocol.
  • All RN's throughout all floors within Methodist including myself ACLS certified and trained to bolusand hang Cardizem and Amiodarone maintenance cardiac drips without titration.
  • Excellent documentation on patient information in the EMR.
  • Effectively delegated to LPN's and CNA's utilizing the team nursing model.
  • Acute care experience working with post-op surgery patients and oncology/hematology patients adeptly handling all aspects of treatment for 10-12 patients in a team nursing environment.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients thru discharge.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of disease process.
  • 2west/4west clinical coach certification through employer to effectively train new graduate nurses.
  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certified and safe administration demonstrated.
  • Palliative care training and clinical skills
  • Oncological pain and symptom management.
  • Safe administration of blood products.
  • Demonstrated skills in acute care setting: Foley care insertion and maintenance, peripheral iv insertion, IVF maintenance, Dob Hoff insertion, Q port insertion and central dressing maintenance, sterile central line care, meticulous wound care, drain care maintenance and removal, chest tube maintenance and removal.
  • Worked on surgical floor and managed several pre and post surgical patients such as lap and open  cholecystectomies, lap and open appendectomies, cystoscopy with stent placements, TURPS, vascular surgeries, colectomies, total hip replacements and repairs, ORIF orthopedic surgeries, colonoscopies, EGD's, BKA and AKA's, TEE's, Interventional Radiology procedures, and Incision and drainage procedures to name a few.

  • Document data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
  • Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results, differential diagnoses, and knowledge about age, gender and health status of clients.
  • Interpret information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (x-rays).
  • Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
  • Obtain specimens or samples for laboratory work.
  • Collaborate with patients to plan for future health care needs or to coordinate transitions and referrals.
  • Assess the impact of illnesses or injuries on patients' health, function, growth, development, nutrition, sleep, rest, quality of life, or family, social and educational relationships.
Crisis Stabilization Unit/Staff RN May 2011Feb 2012 Helen Ross Mcnabb Knoxville, TN
  • Performed initial comprehensive assessments on patients in crisis, compiling and evaluating both medical and mental health history.
  • Medication administration with paper MARS
  • Effectively managed patient care for a 15-bed, 72 hour crisis stabilization unit.
  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and thought disorders.
  • Self-directed with astute clinical judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and urine drug tests on all clients/patients prior to admission.

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records in the EMR

  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
Utilization Review RN Aug 2010May 2011 Peninsula Hospital Louisville, TN
  • Managed daily caseload of 25-35 patients.
  • Performed pre-certifications, concurrent and discharge reviews with commercial, medicaid, medicare, and grant payors via telephone, fax, and secure email for the purpose of reimbursement.
  • Documentation utilizing AllScripts program.

Psychiatric Inpatient Staff RN Dec 2007Aug 2010 Peninsula Hospital Louisville , TN
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of patients needing inpatient psychiatric care.
  • Managed 3-4 clinical support staff on Unit C and E in patient care activities while maintaining high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Focused psychiatric nursing assessment on 9-12 assigned patients and written documentation skills.
  • Medication administration utilizing paper MARS.
  • Monitored patients for medication effectiveness and side effects.
  • Observed and monitored patient behavior and response to treatment, and reported conclusion during treatment team with psychiatrist, therapist, case manager, and support staff present.
  • Utilization of TCI techniques to maintain safety of patients and staff. Proficient with seclusion and restraint policies and procedures in inpatient psych setting. 

  • Reconciled medications with patient's pharmacies and provided detailed information to physicians.

  • Specialized in the nursing care of patients with acute and sub acute thought disorders and mood disorders.




8 North/Oncology Medical Floor/Staff RN Nov 2009May 2010 Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Knoxville, TN
  • Acute patient care in Oncology/Hematology setting, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment.
  • Demonstrated safe chemotherapy/biotherapy administration.
  • Demonstrated advanced phlebotomy skills.
  • Interpreted and communicated all lab work to physicians.

  • Closely monitored patients with acute conditions.

  • Nursing utilizing the primary care model.

  • Medication administration utilizing Horizon Clinicals/ McKesson/Amin RX.

  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.

  • Instructed patients and families on proper discharge care.

  • Performed thorough nursing assessments and accurate documentation in the EMR.

  • Collected blood, tissue , and other lab specimens, and prepared them for lab analysis.

  • Demonstrated skills in acute care setting: foley care insertion, peripheral iv insertion, IVF maintenance, Dobhoff insertion, Q port insertion, sterile central line care, meticulous wound care, drain care maintenance and removal, chest tube maintenance and removal.





7 East/Oncology Medical Acute Care/RN May 2007Dec 2007 Baptist Hospital Knoxville, TN
  • Document data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
  • Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
  • Administer blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions.
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results, differential diagnoses, and knowledge about age, gender and health status of clients.
  • Interpret information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (x-rays).
  • Discuss illnesses and treatments with patients and family members.
  • Collaborate with members of multidisciplinary health care teams to plan, manage, or assess patient treatments.
  • Treat wounds or superficial lacerations.
  • Obtain specimens or samples for laboratory work.
  • Diagnose acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
  • Set up, operate, or monitor invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy or tracheotomy equipment, catheters, gastrointestinal tubes, and central lines.
Education
Associate of Science : Nursing May 2007 Walters State Community College Morristown, TN Cum Laude graduate
Awards
Regional Recognition Award for RN Clinical Excellence, May 2015

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Home Hospice Per Diem RN FROM Clinton , Tennessee RESUME

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School Attended
Walters State Community College