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Objective

I am currently working in the pain clinic at MUSC. I enjoy working with others and being a part of a team approach when taking care of patients. My future goal is to continue my education by pursuing my BSN and MSN. I want to broaden my nursing skills, knowledge base, and  am open to exploring other specialties. I believe that with my current experiences working with patients, physicians, and advance practice providers I will be an asset to any team.

Work experience

01/09/2017Present

Registered Nurse

MUSC Pain Management Clinic

I am the sole nurse in a busy pain clinic with three anesthesiologists. Some of my duties include efficiently running clinic and procedures, phone triage, documentation, coordinating referrals, coordinating with workmen’s compensation patients/nurse case managers, medication and procedural prior authorizations, setting up and at times conducting peer to peers with physicians, prepping clinic ( ensure insurance approval for procedures, driver for procedures, appropriate referrals, no contraindicated medicines for procedure patients, SCRIPTS database review for chronic medication patients as well as up to date on annual drug screen and pain contract), patient education, adhering to MUSC set policies/procedures, patient assessments and advocating for patients. In the procedure room, I insert IV’s as needed per the physician, monitor the patient’s vital signs pre/intra/post procedure, set up sterile trays/ensure sterile field is not broken, assist physicians with medication draw up, ensure time out is completed before procedure, chart (vitals, time out, MAR, patient education), monitor patients after procedure and discharge patient to their driver. Some of the procedures we currently do include Ultrasound/Fluoroscopy guided Nerve Blocks, Epidural Steriod Injections, Joint Injections, RFA's etc. I ensure work ups for Spinal cord stimulator (coordinating with SCS rep as well) are ordered/completed; postoperative follow ups from trials and permanent implants also include coordination with the SCS Representatives as well as suture/staple removal. Monitor stock, cost/use of supplies, controlled substances counts/administration/monitoring patients pre/intra/post mild sedation, daily crash cart check. I delegate tasks off to staff as appropriate via scope when available. Employee of the Month n November 2017.

March 2016January 2017

Registered Nurse

MUSC  Total Joint Unit

I was a floor nurse with the responsibilities of administering medications, assessments of acutely ill patients, continuously critically thinking about my patients' plan of care, delegation of appropriate duties to patient care technicians, and working independently as well as in a team with PCT's, RN's, NP's, PA's, PT/OT's , Residents, and Attending Physicians. I have used this position to greatly improve my delegation and time management skills. The floor I worked on also gets a variety of patients such as any Medical-Surgical, Neurosugery, and Trauma patients. Employee of the Month in June 2016.

Nov 2013Jan 2016

Licensed Practical Nurse

MUSC Specialty Care

Progressive improvement of my communication and critical thinking skills while I provided excellent customer service to patients. Some of the tasks that I would complete on a daily basis include; removing staples and sutures, answering patient questions and messages through our electronic system EPIC, triaging patients, educating patients, charting in the EPIC system, delegating tasks to other services, and working in a team environment with NP’s, PA’s and several physicians. I also helped coordinate referrals to other specialties internally and externally. I also gained experience in workmen’s compensation by coordinating care with nurse case managers.

Aug 2011Dec 2013

Caregiver

Home Care Plus 

I worked as a caregiver with elderly residents in their homes and in independent living facilities. I assisted residents with bathing, dressing, transfers, preparing food, and other daily needs.

Education

Aug 2008May 2010

Nondegree

College of Charleston

Nursing Prerequisites

Skills

Therapeutic Communication

Offering self, Use of open-ended questions, active listening, focusing, exploring, and giving information are verbal techniques that I use on a daily basis when working with patients.

Critical thinking

This is a skill that I continue to work at and feel it takes continuous work to be profiecient in. I am constantly trying to gather as much information I can when trying to address a problem, I am always objective, and I always use reflective thinking so as to improve on how to handle situations.

IV insertion/Blood draw

I have had a lot of experience with this working on the inpatient unit, as well as with school and a class I have had at MUSC. We occasionally would do IV’s in the pain clinic as well. I feel that continuously practicing will help me to become proficient in this skill which is one of my goals. 

Certifications

Jan 2016Present

RN

South Carolina Depart of LLR
Oct 2013Jan 2016

LPN

South Carolina Depart of LLR
Mar 2011Mar 2011

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Darkness to Light
May 2018May 2020

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)

National Healthcare Providers Solutions

References

References available upon request.