Thirteen years experience as a Registered Nurse . Proven success as a leader in inpatient and outpatient settings. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills. Successful leadership in process improvement and change management.
Carolina Cardiology Consultants
Managed all aspects of the practice's warfarin management service for up to 300 patients. Developed and implemented several process improvement initiatives that increased patient safety and improved staff efficiency.
St. Francis Hospital
Functioned as Charge Nurse on a regular basis. Responsibilities included assigning staff to patients, ensuring proper staffing for following shift based on patient acuity and census, and supervising all aspects of patient care. Addressed patient's and family's concerns related to other staff and medical care. Coordinated admissions and discharges for the shift. The Charge Nurse was assigned an equal patient load in addition to supervisory duties.
Dec 2004 - Present
Manage the daily clinical operations for the Cardiovascular Clinic. The CV Clinic includes lipid management, anticoagulation services, a lab and stress testing. The Anticoagulation Clinic manages approximately 900 patients, equaling over one thousand monthly visits in two locations. Management of the Cardiovascular Clinic requires coordination of shared resources including staff and facilities and continual process improvement. Ensure compliance with organizational and facility policies as well as compliance with various licensing and governing bodies. Train and mentor staff in clinical skills and knowledge related to cardiovascular disease management.
Feb 2000 - Jan 2004
Assisted with all aspects of outpatient arrhythmia management services. Implemented new processes that reduced potential harm to patients taking high risk drugs. Completed specialized training to perform adult echocardiograms.
1999 - 2000
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Rotated as prep/recovery nurse and circulating nurse for all diagnostic and interventional procedures. The Cath lab team provided training and support to hospital staff caring for pre and post cardiac intervention patients in all departments, including the ED, ICU and telemetry floors.