RN II, Med/Surg
~Jefferson Medical Center –
Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans. Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. Safely administer medications through IV, injection, oral and other methods. Evaluate patients' vital signs and laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs. Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions.
Director of Nursing
~Randolph-Macon Academy Infirmary –
Managed on-site clinic for a population of 400 students. Responsible for staff medical and CPR education. Improvements included a complete audit to achieve compliance with state requirements, numerous efficiency and risk-reduction improvements, and expenses brought under budget for the first time in a decade. Maximized utilization and understanding of the Magnus medical records system for parents, students and staff through research, training meetings and seminars. Coordinated the daily resident physician visits to infirmary, communicating with parents and other providers for referrals to off-site care providers. Responsible for maintenance of supplies, OTC pharmaceuticals and approximately 80 student prescription medications.
~Warren Memorial Hospital –
Performed all aspects of nursing care for up to six patients, ranging in age from infant to elderly, with a wide variety of diagnoses including cardiac (tele), orthopedic, infectious disease, acute neurological, surgical, and end-of-life care.
RN, Orthopedic & Neuro/Spine Unit
~University Hospital –
As a new grad, provided medical-surgical nursing care for pre- and post-surgical orthopedic patients. Monitored and educated patients on safe body positioning and movement after joint replacement. Consulted and coordinated with healthcare team to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. Administered blood and blood products. Assisted in patient education lectures.