Sep 10, 2022

Christine

  • Registered Nurse
  • North Brookfield, MA, US
Full time Nurse

Work Experience

Clinical I Registered Nurse
Sep 2021 - UMass Harrington Hospital

- Medical Surgical Unit/Telemetry/Covid Unit
• Perform patient admissions/discharges, provide direct patient care utilizing nursing process, implement appropriate interventions and treatment, record/document patient care and treatment using Meditech
• Actively engage in leadership, staff meetings, educational trainings, as well as precepting new staff and students
• Administer medications, including blood transfusions and heparin drip, per protocol in a safe manner, facilitate continuous observation of patient care by collaborating with healthcare teams for effective treatment plan, perform assessments/re-evaluation of patients' status according to standard protocols, policies, procedures, and patients' needs
• Perform clinical procedures (insert/removal of IV, venipunctures, central port assessments, lab specimens, bladder scans, gastric/ nasogastric tube care, ostomy and drainage care, catheter care, EKG, tracheostomy, pre- and post-surgical care, chest tube care, wound care) in acute, chronic, and critical care settings
• Recognizing patient's individual needs, working closely with proper staff to meet patients' needs, provide advocacy, supportive care, and positive redirection while adhering to standards of nursing practice, policies, and protocols.
• Utilize critical thinking and evidence-based research for communication with doctors and staffs to ensure patient safety and optimal patient outcome involving all level of care.

Patient Care Assistant II - Surgical Acute Care Unit
Jul 2014 - Sep 2018 UMass Memorial Medical Center

• Escort patients to exam rooms, answered phones, patient check-in, recorded patient information in EPIC
• Assisted in the preparation of Operating Rooms and other perioperative areas
• Assisted with patient ambulation, ADL, reposition, transferring, transport, ROM
• Assisted physicians and nurses in acute, chronic, and critical care settings with clinical procedures (lumbar puncture, pelvic examination, Foley catheters)
• Collected and performed urine and stool specimens for lab analysis
• Obtained and documented VS, POCT, I&O results and administered oxygen therapy
• Performed clinical procedures within scope of practice (dressing changes, splinting, fit patients for crutches, venipunctures, bladder scans, gastric/nasogastric tube care, ostomy and drainage care, catheter care, EKG, tracheostomy, preps for surgery/procedures, maintenance and care for chest tubes, wound drainage tubes and wounds.)

Mental Health Associate
Feb 2012 - Jul 2014 UMass Marlborough Hospital

• Answered phones, record patient information in charts
• Assisted with implementing organized programs and encouraged patient participation in social, therapeutic, educational, and recreational group activities to enhance behavioral modifications
• Obtained vital signs, POCT, assisted with ADL, monitored patients' eating habits
• Provided patient care, constant supervision, and milieu safety checks to detect unusual or harmful behavior and document observations
• Safely and consistently managed difficult behaviors and assisted with behavioral redirection
• Utilized intervention and prescribed restraints to de-escalate patients per facility protocol

Emergency Room Administrative Technician
• Collaborated with intra-professional teams in ensuring safety protocols, provided emergency care ranging from emergent to non-urgent trauma situations, and participated in staff debriefings
• Assisted nurses and physicians in acute and critical care settings with clinical procedures, such as Foley catheters, nasogastric tube insertion, suturing, gastric suctioning, pelvic examination, IV removal, resuscitation/CPR, emergency airway procedures, and critical care procedures
• Assisted with patient ambulation, ADL, reposition, transferring, transport, ROM
• Clerical duties include answered phones, recorded patient information, placed orders in EMR, arrange for diagnostic testing and labs
• Emergency call handler for incoming ambulance admission
• Obtained and documented vital signs, POCT, collected blood, urine, and stool specimen for lab analysis, administered oxygen therapy, hooked up telemetry, cardiac monitoring
• Performed clinical procedures within scope of practice (wound dressings, orthopedic splinting, crutch and cast fitting, venipunctures, bladder scans, gastric/nasal tube care, ostomy and drainage care, catheter care, tracheostomy care, EKG)

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Nursing
- May 2021 Anna Maria College
Certificate of Advance Nursing
- May 2015 Quinsigamond Community College