Health Saint Luke's Hospital
Unity Point Sioux City, IA.- RN on busy inpatient post surgical and oncology floor at Saint Lukes Hospital. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Educated patients about their treatments. Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care. Monitored patients with acute conditions. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Managed caseload of 3-5 high acuity patients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Accreado Pharmaceutical and Nursing Services-2009 Maintained drug inventory levels by ordering necessary medications and supplies and verifying deliveries against purchase orders. Mixed ordered pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions to be infused. Started new IV weekly for infusion, and completed all nursing assessments pre-infusion, during infusion, and post-infusion. Collaborated closely with clients physician to monitor and assess the quality and effectiveness of the weekly infusions.