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New Port Richey, FL 34652
Registered Nurse
18 years experience W2
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Registered Nurse
Feb 2018 - present
Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Managed quality care for patients with varied conditions, including heart failure, end-stage renal disease and coronary artery disease.
  • Investigated and resolved issues affecting hospital operations and patient care, including power or system outages, patient or family grievances, security issues and employee issues.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 6 patients daily.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
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Registered Nurse, Rehabilitation
Oct 2004 - Feb 2018
Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Sustained quality standards by performing routine medication audits and upholding internal and industry best practices.
  • Taught employees how to control risks at front line, including how to interpret and apply sound policies.
  • Investigated allegations to check validity and recommend actions to minimize risk.
  • Kept operations in compliance with OSHA, state and federal regulations through regular safety inspections and hazards management strategies.
  • Evaluated hospital-onset and healthcare-acquired infections by conducting root cause analysis.
  • Set clear policies to improve success of infection control measures in all departments.
  • Completed resident assessments in accordance with current regulations and guidelines.
  • Instructed Workforce of 20+ employees daily.
Compliance Nursing Infection Control Pain Management Registered Nurse Surgical Nursing
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Jul 2009 - Dec 2009
Tampa, FL
Utilization Review Registered Nurse Workers Compensation Inc
  • Evaluated progress of each patient and provided updates to insurance providers.
  • Performed utilization reviews in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Attended meetings with medical staff to finalize patient discharge plans.
  • Responded to calls and emails from providers.
  • Assessed physical and mental status of each patient.
  • Coordinated in-hospital and outpatient care arrangements.
  • Managed assigned workload within established performance standards.
  • Participated in discharge planning process with hospital and inpatient facility staff, ensuring adequate and appropriate disposition and post discharge plans.
  • Coordinated smooth transition and follow-ups from one level of care and service to another.
  • Maintained all required documentation in information systems.
  • Participated in case conferences, clinical in-services, and other educational opportunities.
  • Recorded information in Claims Management system and communicated with Claims Adjuster to process valid medical treatment requests for authorization per policy.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Managed over 50 cases daily.
  • NOTE: Employment short due to Family Illness.
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Keiser University 2016
ADN: Transition
Pasco-Hernando State College 2010
Prerequisites For, Program Microbiology Anatomy and Physiology Nutrition
Ivy Tech State College
Technical Certificate : Practical Nursing
License Information: RN Multi State License #RN9457377
Registered Nurse
Infection Control
Pain Management
Surgical Nursing