Registered Nurse IICharleston, South Carolina
Service-oriented Registered Nurse with 20 years background in hospital setting. Core competencies include assessment, critical thinking and broad nursing
knowledge, based on above, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
. Collect patient assessment data, administer medications and injections, assist with patient care procedures / testing /examinations. Perform EKG's, simple lab tests, collect venous blood specimens, start IV's, assessing and treating complicated wounds(Wound Vac), monitoring central lines for signs of infection. Reading and interpreting Telemetry strips, 12 lead EKG's. Managing cardiac drips, PCA and Epidural pumps. Participating in rehab activities . Appropriate documenting of all patient care aspects in Electronic-Medical-Record.
. Maintain timely flow of patients, review and maintain charts, participates in QA & I. Participating in team building and Leadership, by doing so, increasing patient's satisfaction and customer service. Making sure of timely delivery of all the treatments for acutely ill patients. Effectively prioritizing care during periods of staff shortages.
. Caring for very complex patients, providing high level of care, by monitoring their crucial vital signs, assessing from' head to toe'. Caring for customers on Bi-Pap and C-pap machines, tube feedings, post-recovery (after surgical procedures). Delivering end-of-life care with empathy and compassion, including family members. Recognizing and identifying changes in patient status, based on observation, intuition, critical thinking and his interaction with staff.
. Taking care of general population of patients such as: medical, renal, cardiovascular, orthopedic, rehab, oncology, neurological, step-down.
. Mentoring new-hired RN's, nursing students. Participating in discharge planning, making follow-up phone calls, insuring patients safety after hospitalization, including setting up needed appointments with physicians, also calling in RX's to pharmacies. Assuring safe transferring of patients to long term facilities, and acute rehab also, collaborating with physicians, and multiple-level staff, providing above.
. Maintaining ability of critical thinking in very high stress environment. Good skills with psychologically challenged patients, especially in crisis situations.
. Participating in code blue or Rapid Response Team.
. Direct care of pediatric population in their home environment.
. Working with acutely ill children being on ventilators, tube feedings, oxygen, insulin pumps, G-tubes, J-tubes, TPN feedings through central lines.
. Maintaining safe environment at their homes, putting strong emphasis on seizure precautions.
. Hospice care.
. Driving with patients for their physician appointments, or activating emergency system, by recognizing early signs of their distress.
. Working as Float Registered Nurse, floating to following departaments:med/surg, medical/oncology, pediatrics, ortho, rehab, ICU, CCU,ER.
. Skills: IV, telemetry monitoring, IV meds administration, ventilators, tube feedings, central lines, A-lines, CVP, CPM, Orthopad, WoundVac, cardiac drips, external pacemakers. Taking care often times of cardiac bypass patients and other complex population.
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