Registered nurse on the Transplant unit. Patient care is given during final kidney, liver, or pancreatic organ failure, during transplant evaluation, preparing for surgery, immediately post operatively as well as on readmittance to the hospital for varying diagnosis' ranging from cardiac issues, orthopedic issues, neurologic or pulmonary concerns. A variety of other med/surg or telemetry patients are also cared for on this floor when census permits. I am able to care for patients that require telemetry monitoring as well as administer and titrate cardiac drips. I perform wound care, and closely monitor patients that are considered to be in critical condition.
Beyond my duties as an RN in regards to patient care, I participate in the Partnership Council as the geriatric nursing representative for our unit. I am on the NICHE committee for our hospital and participate in many initiatives designed to better patient care through education of staff and improved practice. I am a clinical coach on our unit working with new graduate nurses as well as experienced RN's and am always available to assist my peers and management with new and exciting opportunities. I am honored to be chosen to serve on the Peer Review Committee which is hospital wide and facilitates a fundamental right that all registered nurse's have in the state of Texas to be evaluated by their peers when quality of work is a concern. I am always seeking ways to grow and create process improvements at work.
During the last year of my employment at Baylor, I worked as a Transplant Coordinator in Administration serving as a Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Coordinator working closely with lifegift. I worked with our outreach clinics in Lubbock and Amarillo and managed all 120 of our patients in the West Texas and New Mexico areas that followed up there. I managed their medication needs, lab follow ups, procedure scheduling and any referrals as well as transplant concerns remotely and traveled on a monthly basis for face to face assessments.