Michael Leff

  • Atco NJ

RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, PHRN

Work History

Work History
Sep 2004 - Present

Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse

Jeffstat, Thomas Jefferson university Hospital
  • Provided care for critical care patients via rotor wing and ambulance as assigned.
  • Interfacility transfers of critically ill patients requiring higher levels of care.
  • Transport of patients already having or needing ECMO, IABP, and VAD.
  • Routine use of Standing Orders as dictated in agency medical guidelines across various disease processes to include blood pressure management, blood administration, OB/GYN monitoring, allergic reaction, and cardiac illnesses.
  • Member of inaugural program induction
  • Autonomous position with providing care through regular use of standing orders and physician mediated care as needed.
  • Maintained close working relationship with accepting physicians with multiple disciplines.
  • Coordinated care based on patient needs.
  • Skills included advanced patient assessment, hemodynamic monitoring of arterial and ICP devices, ECMO management, IABP, VAD, central line management, chest tube management, pharmacological therapies, cardiac monitoring, pacemaker management, sedation, RSI, intubation, surgical airway, ventilator management, and BiAP/CPAP.
Jun 2009 - Oct 2014

Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse Emergency Room

Kennedy Health System
  • Community hospital with 52 beds and over 60,000 visits per year.
  • Oversee operations and act as liaison for staff for patient flow, safety, documentation, adherence to institutional polices and standards of care.
  • Responsible for staffing assignments and various administrative duties.
  • Compilation and analysis of various data for quality improvement.
  • Ensure proper time goals were met in regards to MI, Stroke, and Sepsis protocols.
  • Collaboration with nursing and physician supervisors as it pertains to staffing, treatment, and ongoing needs.
  • Provided care based focusing on patient goals with processes utilizing the nursing process.
  • Keen awareness of needs of the department and provided support to team members as needed with varying roles.
  • Close collaboration with physicians, residents, and ancillary department personnel exercising leadership and direction to achieve the nursing goals.
  • Assisted with quality improvement as directed.
  • Assumed various medical roles to maintain the efficiency of the department.
  • Skills include but not limited to cardiac monitoring, pharmacological interventions, hemodynamic monitoring of arterial lines as directed, ventilator management, chest tube management, ongoing patient assessments.
  • Utilized the nursing processes; assessed, planned, provided and evaluated nursing care based on staff and patient interviews.
  • Recipient of Team Excellence Award for Charge RN 2013
Jan 1992 - Sep 2007

Paramedic

Virtua Health System
  • Fast paced and directed Advanced Life Support to the sick and injured of Camden, Burlington, Gloucester Counties.
  • Provision of care through standing orders and physician directed care with skills that include cardiac monitoring, management of MI/CHF, intubation, LMA, intra-osseous placement, peripheral IV insertion, CPAP, pharmacological treatments, needle thoracotomy, RSI, surgical airway, and cardioversion/defibrillation.
  • Advanced patient assessment for evaluation.
  • Able to recognize critically injured trauma and medical patients.
  • Provide emotional support to the families of the critically injured or ill.
  • Utilization of Incident Command System and assume role of ALS command in large scale incidents as needed.
  • Advanced Life Support across the age span and special needs.
  • Close working team relationships with ancillary agencies such as police, fire and institutions.
  • Recipient of Team Excellence Award 1999.

Jun 2001 - Sep 2004

Registered Nurse, Emergency Room/Trauma

Thomas Jefferson university hospital

Level I Trauma Center/Emergency room with over 60,000 visits per year.

  • Primary Trauma response nurse during trauma activations.
  • Provided care based focusing on patient goals with processes utilizing the nursing process.
  • Keen awareness of needs of the department and provided support to team members as needed with varying roles.
  • Close collaboration with physicians, residents, and ancillary department personnel exercising leadership and direction to achieve the nursing goals.
  • Assisted with quality improvement as directed.
  • Assumed various medical roles to maintain the efficiency of the department.
  • Skills include but not limited to cardiac monitoring, pharmacological interventions, hemodynamic monitoring of arterial and intracranial devices as directed, ventilator management, chest tube management, ongoing patient assessments.
  • Utilized the nursing processes; assessed, planned, provided and evaluated nursing care based on staff and patient interviews.
May 2002 - Aug 2004

Critical Care Transport Registered Nurse

Exceptional medical transportation
  • Provided care for critical care patients via ambulance
  • Interfacility transfers of critically ill patients requiring higher levels of care.
  • Routine use of Standing Orders as dictated in agency medical guidelines across various disease processes to include blood pressure management, blood administration, OB/GYN monitoring, allergic reaction, and cardiac illnesses.
  • Autonomous position with providing care through regular use of standing orders and physician mediated care as needed.
  • Maintained close working relationship with accepting physicians with multiple disciplines.
  • Coordinated care based on patient needs.
  • Skills included advanced patient assessment, hemodynamic monitoring of arterial and ICP devices, IABP, central line management, chest tube management, pharmacological therapies, cardiac monitoring, pacemaker management, sedation, RSI, intubation, surgical airway, ventilator management, and BiAP/CPAP.

Education

Education
2005 - 2013

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, B.S.N

Regis University

Denver Colorado

1999 - 2001

Associates in Science of Nursing

Helene fuld school of nursing

Camden County College, Blackwood NJ