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Registered Nurse

Fort Lauderdale, FL

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Summary

Seeking a full-time position in an OR Nurse Residency Program that will utilize my dedication, education, enthusiasm, and experience in an opportunity that promotes growth and learning.

Work Experience

Registered Nurse, BSN - Telemetry, Step-Down, Med/Surg & Infectious Disease

Jackson Health Systems aka Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Sep 2011Current

*Perform total patient assessments, record patients' medical histories and symptoms, on diverse patient populations transferred from ER, MICU, ICU or directly admitted.
  • Act as liaison between patients and physicians to address problems and patient/family concerns.
  • Serve as a patient advocate to ensure that patients' medical and emotional needs are recognized and met.
  • Track lab values and test results, updating physicans when appropriate.
  • Start IVs, draw blood, initiate lab work, administer blood/blood products, hydration products and medications.
  • Working knowledge and treatment including long-term oral and intravenous antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and knowing when and when not to use these medications.
  • Most patients have multiple comorbidities along with their infections. Working knowledge of common infections including but not limited to; influenza, TB, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, MRSA and VRE colonization, wounds and wound infections, pneumonia, sepsis, bacteremia, c-diff colitis, STI's, fungal infections, urinary tract infections and various viral and atypical bacterial infections.
  • Facilitate the recovery process through patient and family education with a focus on pre/post operative procedures, prevention, medications and pain management techniques.
  • Coordinate discharge planning in collaboration with physicians, case managers, nutritionists, physical/occupational therapist and social workers in order to establish a Plan of Care.
  • Precept new nurses and educated patients/families in areas of prevention, medication and pain management.

Telemetry Unit
  • Provided pre- and post care for 6-7 patients undergoing cardiac-catherization and Electrophysiological Studies, pacemaker and AICD implantations, MI screenings, and anticoagulant therapy.
  • Closely monitored patients to identify signs of arrhythmias and other life-threatening complications.
  • Administer medications and hung drips; prepare patients for TEE, echocardiography and stress test; and perform clinical procedures utilizing non-invasive monitoring equipment (EKG/defibulator).

Professional Licensed Massage Therapist

Touched By Star,

2003 2011

Performed mobile therapeutic massages in the modalities of Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Aroma Therapy, Chair Massage, and continuing education in Reiki energy work.

Recruiter

Nova Southeastern University,

2000 2003

Served as primary support to the Physician Assistant Program. Recruited at college fairs, health fairs, professional organizations, etc. thought out the United States. Met with perspective students to provide preprogram advisement, application and enrollment process. Prepared files for review for interviews and committee meetings. Scheduled, led and moderated interviews. Provided interview workshops for interview team and committee members. Supervised and trained two staff members. Analyzed, interpreted and reported on medical trends. Produced statistics data and forecast information for the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Maintained current and accurate records of all prospective students.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Miami, Miami, FL

2011

Florida College of Natural Health,

2003

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

1996

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