Nurse manager


  • Permanent
  • USA Work Ready
  • Epic (electronic charting)

  • Job Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Expires On: Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Desired Salary: $90000.00/yr

  • Work Authorization: Citizen

“The value of a woman should be seen in what she gives and not in what she is able to receive.” “The value of a woman —Albert Einstein— n n Veronica Williams MBA, RN and MSN (pending) 5302 Galleon Drive NE Tacoma, WA 98422 Mobile: 253.241.1488 Email: ladyvw@comcast.net
Telemetry Care Nurse |direct patient care|confidentiality|patient and staff communication|sub-speciality medicine and critical care areas|
Well-liked and tenured medical professional with exceptional communication, analytical, people and department management skills. Compassionate, dedicated, and patient focused registered nursing professional offering comprehensive experience within hospital, Coronary Care and acute care settings. Meticulous regard for detail and accuracy with strong follow-through and nursing administrative skills. A nurse manager. Maintains composure and make decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful environments. Interface seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, pharmacists, patients and visiting families. Resourceful in perceiving and resolving problems. Clear communicator, both written and oral. nn Plans, directs and monitors nursing activities and staffing matters in the Coronary Care and Urgent Care areas. Supervise nurses in performing regular duties. Ensures the standard of cleanliness and timely availability of sterile sets, linens, medicines, injections and other vast critical care area needs. Taking rounds in the coronary care areas regularly, listening to patients’ feedback and needs on quality of nursing care, acting quickly. LPN for 21 years. Promoted from LPN to forensic therapist in a psychiatric hospital setting at Western State Hospital. Increase skill levels from dialysis to telemetry.   n Registered Nurse in the State of Washington and LPN for over 21 years. n n Telemetry cardiac  n Patient Communications n Professional Demeanor n Driven and Passionate n Staff Negotiations n Consultative Approaches n Federal and State Protocols n Patient Management n Quality of Care in Nursing Career Milestones Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah, WA  05/2013–present  Telemetry (Contract Agency) Registered Nurse Primary nursing care of cardiac and medical fragile patients. Step down from ICU. IV heparin, Cardizem, and Nitroglycerin drips, PCA, assessments, EPIC charting, and critical labs relayed to hospitalist, admissions, establish care plans. Assigned charge nurse activities. Dispensed medications and assessed pain. Computerize charting. Discharge planning includes initiating follow-up calls to monitor patient’s adherence to treatment plans, medication, bio psychological stressors, anxiety, depression, alcohol abstinence. Modification of treatment plans to meet client’s needs. Coordinate resources, gather data, maintain electronic information. Assist with care plan to resolve barriers to resolve treatment adherence that arise in daily living. Training/report sessions, to implement program that will produce improved client outcomes.  Good Samaritan, Puyallup, WA  12/2011–04/2013  Registered Nurse (Contract Agency) 36 hours a week  Float nurse to progressive care, med-surg, surgical, telemetry, ER, and rehab units. Able to adapt to different specialties as needed. Administration of IV drips which required close telemetry monitoring. Transfuse blood, and plasma. Assist with Epic transition. Over-head Hoyer lifts transfers. Report critical values to hospitalist; implement orders and evaluate outcomes.   Davita, Tacoma, WA  05/2011–08/2011  Registered Nurse (temporary position) 40 hours a week Dialysis Nurse: set-up and take down machines, clean techniques, dressing removal, port cath care, IV insertion (14 gauge), clamp application to stop bleeding after dialysis. Assessment of fistula and wellness of patient to proceed with dialysis. Monitoring of alarms and resetting. Fluid retention assessment to calculate dialysis goals. Assigned daily work assignments. Providence Swedish, Lacey, WA 11/2010–01/2011 Registered Nurse Telemetry (Contract Agency) 36 hours a week Progressive Care Unit and Cardiac monitor. Assessment, notifying physician of any abnormal changes, review cardiac strips, medicate as prescribe, IV heparin drips, insulin, electronic charting and assist with code response, record Intake and output, monitor patient withdrawing from alcohol and suicidal monitoring.   St. Claire, Tacoma, WA  05/2010–08/2010  Registered Nurse (Contract Agency) 36 hours a week Assessment and triage of emergency medical events with respects to auto accidents, drowning, finger amputation, stroke evaluation, diabetic acidosis, and child abuse reporting, crime investigation and hazardous exposure evaluation. § Processed patients quickly and thoroughly particularly ruling out CVA’s. Able to multi-task emergency events and work with other team members in stressful events. Assessed patients and treated without further complications.  n n Pacific Regents, Bellevue, WA 07/2009–04/2010 Registered Nurse  Skilled nursing facility with medically compromised, and surgical rehab patients. Supervising, evaluating day-to-day operations, performances and competency of staff assigned. Disciplinary actions as warranted. Plans and manages staffing, sick calls, to meet patients’ primary care needs. Achieve cost-effective unit operations and met productivity goals. Assurance of standard of care and practice to maintain patient care needs. Assesses, maintain and improve competence, professional role of staff members which includes staff development. Facilitate implementation of best practices. Medication dispensing, tube feedings, close monitoring
Education and Training
Master of Science Nursing (pending) University of Phoenix – Renton, WA Master of Business Administration City University – Bellevue, WA Bachelor of Arts in Management University of Puget Sound – Tacoma, WA LPN: Practical Nursing LH Bates Technical – Tacoma, WA  BLS /CPR for Healthcare Provider Certification 
Medical Technology and Software
 Microsoft Word and Excel. Power point, tablet and app technologies. Excel, various data management systems. Medical Electronic Records (EMR) and (EPIC). Cardiac rhythms interpretation, blood draws, EKG, head-to-toe assessments, staffing and disaster plan implementation
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