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Summary

  

Acute Rehabilitation 

Medically Complex Rehab 

Orthopedic 

Brain/Spinal Cord

Precepting/Education

Oncology

Telemetry

Ventricular Assistive Device

Heart, liver, kidney transplants

Anesthesia Pain Care

Pain management 

Emergency Care

Pediatric to Geriatric

Trauma 

 


Nursing Experience

2016-12Present

Staff Nurse

Memorial Regional Hospital South

A comprehensive rehabilitation setting that handles some of the most complex medical conditions such as heart, liver and kidney transplants, oncology patients, VAD patients and those who require telemetry monitoring. 

MHS offers Animal assisted therapy, cooking/nutritional support, music therapy, adaptive and recreational sports programs.  

Their mission matches my passion to heal the body, mind and spirit of those I touch.

2015-112016-11

Staff Nurse, Nurse Preceptor, Educator

Healthsouth Acute Rehab

Ensured high levels of patient-centric care in the stroke, orthopedic, brain and spinal cord units. Worked collaboratively with teams of medical professionals on care plan development; managed execution of care plans and patient evaluations. Utilized strong critical thinking skills to respond efficiently and promptly to rapid changes in patient condition. 

  • Coordinated and conducted rigorous monitoring of patients, checking and recording vitals and ensuring that patient comfort was optimized.
  • Managed IVs, catheters and endotracheal tubes
  • Provided training to student nurses and new graduates, guiding and evaluating performance.
  • Practiced wound care including managing wound vacs.
2014-082015-08

Staff Nurse

Florida Hospital Emergency Department

Emergency and urgent care nursing, pediatric to geriatric patients

2016-082016-11

Staff Nurse

Healthsouth Comprehensive Pain Care Center

Admitted, educated, and prepared patients for procedures. Supported patients in recovery post procedure, consistently delivering exemplary and holistic care to maximize patient comfort and ensure treatment and recovery plans were clearly established. 

2013-082014-08

Staff Nurse

Port Orange Nursing and Rehab

Orthopedic nursing with an emphasis on wound care.

Skills

Professional Associations

Emergency Nurses Association 

Florida Student Nursing Association 

Community Service

Around the Globe in 28 Days Fitness Initiative 

Adaptive Sports Bowl-a-thon

Diabetes Fundraiser 

Florida Blood Centers

Wings for Life, raising money for spinal cord research

Making Strides, Breast Cancer Walk for the Cure

Volusia County Schools

Palm Beach County Schools

Certifications/Continuing Education

FIMS Certified 

Basic Life Support 

IV Certification 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Arrhythmia Analysis Course (32 hours)

Progressive Care Course (40 hours)

Transfer Mobility Coach Certification 

NIH Stroke Scale Course

ENA Trauma Nursing Core Course (17.65 hours)

Education

20112013

Registered Nurse

Daytona State College School of Nursing  

Associates Degree

19961999

Associate of Arts, Fine Arts

Emily Carr School of Design

Associates in Fine Arts Degree

References

 Caridad Hernandez- Nurse Manager

954-518-5690

Cynthia Moran – Clinical Manager

954-518-5701

Hanna Alima RN - Friend

954-822-7706

Sarah Long RN - Friend

386-307-9194