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Employment History
Kaiser Permanente
Charge Nurse
Washington D.C
May 2015 - present

 

  • Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans 
  • Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements
  • Manage basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol
  • Stabilize and monitor patients during codes, conscious sedation and walk in trauma
  • Works directly under physicians, assisting during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments
  • Prepare and administer (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
  • Report adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  • Provides IV therapy, cleans and bandages wounds, provide basic, bedside care
  • Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies
  • Initiate patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other health care professionals for follow-up treatment
  • Display professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms

Holy Cross Hospital
Emergency Department Nurse
Silver Spring Maryland
January 2014 - December 2017
  • Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements
  • Manage basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol
  • Works directly under physicians, assisting during exams, diagnostic testing and treatment 
  • Prepare and administer (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  • Provides IV therapy, cleans and bandages wounds, provide basic, bedside care
  • Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies
  •  Initiate patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other health care professionals for follow-up treatment
  • Display professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner
  •  Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms

Certified Nursing Assistants
Holy Cross Hospital
Silver Spring, Maryland
November 2011 - December 2013
  •  Provided consistent assistance to the registered nurses on the Medical Surgical unit in order to ensure the highest quality patient care.
  •  Clinical responsibilities included, taking vital signs, temperature, EKG and blood pressure; assisting patients on ADL; obtaining necessary lab specimens; treating wounds and placing casts.