Dawn West

Work History

Work History
Feb 2002 - Jan 2011


St. Anthony's Medical Center

Clinical Informatics Assosciate 6/2010-1/2011

  • Part of the team developing and customizing the electronic medical record system the facility is implementing 
  • Used Microsoft Offce (2007 and 2010) Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio as well as Microsoft Publisher and Snag-It 
  • With Visio, I created timelines and documented workflows.
  • Used Publisher to produce flyers that were posted through-out the organization announcing meeting dates/times and that described what the team was doing.

Staff Nurse-Medical Stepdon Unit 11/2003-6/2010

  • 12 bed unit with a 3:1 patient nurse ratio 
  • Provided care to patients with mutli-system disease processes, long-term ventilator dependency, diabetes, COPD/CHF exacerbation, and psychiatric patients
  • Responsible for patient and family education concerning the treatmant plan, disease processes, medications and side effects, post-hospital care options
  • Charge Nurse on weekends and holidays, performing Daily Patient Care Rounds to ensure patient satisfaction with care
  • Preceptor for nurses that were new to the division/organization
  • Chairperson of the Nursing Education Council; new council in developed using the shared governance model

  Staff Nurse-Telemetry  2/2002-11/2003

  • 50 bed unit with a 5:1 patient nurse ratio
  • Frequent admissions/discharges
  • Educated the patient and family about medications and side-effects, disease processes and how to manage symptoms
  • Charge Nurse on weekends and holidays
Apr 2001 - Oct 2002

RN-Staff Nurse

Touchette Regional Hospital
  • Staff nurse in a 4-bed ICU with a 4:1 patient nurse ratio
  • Worked independently, utilizing the Nursing Supervisor when needed
Jun 1999 - Jul 2001

RN-Staff Nurse

St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Staff nurse on approximately 60 bed telemetry unit with a 5:1 patient nurse ratio

  • Provided care to patients before and after cardiac catheterizations and interventions, pre- and post- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting surgery, and those with cardiac co-morbidities
  • Provided education to the patient and family regarding disease processes, medications and side effects, post-hospital care, symptom management at home
Mar 1998 - Jun 1999

RN-Staff Nurse

Christian Hospital North East

Staff Nurse on approximately 50 bed Orthopedic and Neuro-Med/Neuro-Surgery Unit.

  • Provided care to patients pre-/post-orthopedic and neuro-surgery and patients with neurological disorders including stroke/TIA, seizures, meningitis
  • Provided patient education to patient and famaily including what to expect after procedures, how to manage symptoms, medications and side effects
Oct 1997 - Oct 1998

RN-Staff Nurse

Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville

Staff Nurse on approximately 40 bed Medicare Skilled Rehabilitation Unit

  • Provided rehabilitation after surgery or hospitalization
  • Educated patients and families on what to expect through out the rehabilitation process, medications and side effects, and how to use mobility/ADL aides such as a walker, cane, slide board, built-up eating utensils, and how to help transfer the patient who could no longer transfer themself


Aug 1990 - Aug 1994


Barnes College of Nursing


Oct 2009 - Oct 2014

CMSRN-Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse

Association of Medical Surgical Nursing
Aug 2011


American Heart Association
Jun 2011

BLS for Healthcare Providers

American Heart Association