May 1996 to May 1998CenturaSpecialCareHospital, Denver, Colorado80204
P.C. - Staff Nurse (Primary Communicator)
Charge Nurse duties for the hospital shifts
Responsible for all facets of care for long term acutely ill or injured patients QIT (Quality Assurance) team member for Pharmacy issues
Resource nurse for CenturaSeniorLifeCenterBuilding on weekends Hospital Policy and Procedure reviewer
Present weekly Patient Care Conferences and aid in discharge planning with CraigHospital
October 1992 toWestern Nephrology and Metabolic Bone
February 1996Disease, P.C., Lakewood, Colorado80214
Hemodialysis Nurse - October 1992 to March 1994
Home Training Nurse - April 1994 to February 1996
Modality teaching to new renal patients in imminent need of renal dialysis Physician liaison for modality selection and follow-up care in monthly clinic visits Case management related to patient insurance coverage, prescription renewals, and social service needs
Presented hospital in-services to educate new RNs and review with present staff the impact of renal failure on the patient's lifestyle.Ongoing in-services covered the safe and effective procedure for pedtoneal dialysis exchanges in the hospital setting.
Trained renal patients and their significant others in the safe and effective procedure to complete peritoneal dialysis exchanges in the home setting.Responsible for drawing monthly bloodwork and quarterly creatinine clearance studies to determine the effectiveness of the current dialysis prescription.Chart maintenance
Initiated new Policy and Procedure development for the Home Training Unit Manual and reviewed existing procedures for updating.
August 1990 to October 1992 St AnthonyHospital Central, Denver, Colorado80204
Staff Nurse - NeuroTrauma Unit
Primary care for acutely injured patients; emphasis on spinal cord and head injury Supervised the care of additional patients under the care of LPN's on the unit Responsible for starting and maintaining IV replacement and IV antibiotic administration for assigned patients
February 1986 to June 1990Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation,
West Orange, NJ07052
Assistant Unit Coordinator - Day Shift 1989-1990
Supervised and evaluated professional and ancillary staff of 30 beds Spinal Cord
Injury Rehab Unit
Direct patient care of 6patients
Presented monthly clinical updates at patient care conferences, which included physicians, therapists, a dietitian, and social services.
Conducted in-services for staff, patients, and families
Actively participated in all admissions and discharge planning
Maintained and updated unit policy and procedure manual
Past member of American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
Weekend House Charge responsibilities
Senior Staff Nurse, Day Shift - June 1987 to March 1989
Direct patient care of 6 patients
Resource RNfor new staff and float nurses Oriented new RNsto unit
Assisted unit coordinator with problem solving and troubleshooting with staff
Staff Nurse, Evening Shift - February 1986 to June 1987
Clinical care of primary patients
Patient care teaching to family members in preparation for weekend home passes Home visits when necessary to assist with discharge planning
December 1983 to February 1986 BethIsraelHospital, Passaic, NJ07055
Charge Nurse, Day Shift
Primary care, admission and discharge planning for a 43-bed pre and post op surgical unit
Responsible for starting and maintaining IVs
Participated in the Physician/Nurse Committee to resolve communication problems between nurses and physicians that effected patient care.I was a member of the Nursing Policy and Procedure Committee. Meeting monthly for implementation of new and updated procedures.
Responsible for staff assignments and implementing physician orders.Resource person for new and, float staff.
June 1983 to December 1983 ValleyHospital, Ridgewood, NJ. 07450
Charge Nurse, Night Shift - Oncology Unit Provided direct patient care in a team nursing setting on a 30 bed oncology unit Responsible for chart maintenance and unit lab work.
Administered blood, blood products, and IV chemotherapy
PassaicCountyCommunity College, Paterson, NJ
Registered Nurse, 1983
SetonHallUniversity - West Orange, NJ.
NJ. State Certification - IV Therapy 1988
CRRN - Certified Rehabilitation RN from 1-1-89 to 12-31-93 with emphasis
on spinal cord injuries
Through Colorado Physicians Credentialing Services since 1994 to practice