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Work experience

Jun 2009Present

Gastroenterology Lab

Truman Medical Center

Duties include preparing and educating the patient before their scheduled procedure, providing conscious sedation and monitoring the sedated patient, recovering the sedated and anesthetized patient, and coordinating discharge orders.  Procedural responsibilities involve assisting the doctor with colonoscopies, EGDs, enteroscopies, ERCPs,  paracentesis and small bowel pill camera.  Call requirement includes treating and stabilizing the emergent bleeding patient and removing foreign bodies.

Aug 2006Apr 2009

Gastroenterology Lab

St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Busy, 12 endoscopy suite gastroenterology lab in a 900 bed level I trauma hospital. Duties include prepping and recovering post procedural patients, preparing endoscopy suites for procedures and assisting with various gastroenterological procedures. Procedures involved in are as follows: PEG placements, EGDs, colonoscopies, and some ERCP exposure. Patients at this facility were primarily sedated with propofol.  Call obligation involves foreign body removal, bleeding control and conscious sedation.

Sep 2004Jul 2006

Intensive Care Nursery

Children's Mercy Hosptial

Level III ICN with 64 bed capacity. Responsibilities encompassed respiratory and hemodynamic monitoring in the premature and full term neonate. Respiratory involvement included high frequency ventilation, traditional ventilation, CPAP and nasal cannula therapy. Other responsibilities included IV therapy, monitoring and providing nutritional needs, caring for feeding tubes and tracheostomies, dialysis, VP shunt management, wound care, lab draws and value monitoring. Communication with the neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and ancillary staff was crucial to managing the neonate's care and facilitate understanding of that care with neonate's parents.

Jan 2002Apr 2005

ICU Step-Down, Surgical/Medical Units

500 bed hospital included employment on two units, surgical/medical unit for nine months and cardio/pulmonary unit for two years. Surgical/medical and cardio/pulmonary tasks included management and care of the pre and post operative patient, IV therapy, tube feedings, foley care, oxygen management, medication administration, lab value monitoring, wound care, pain control and discharge teaching. Cardio/pulmonary tasks involved the above with the addition of tracheostomy care, ventilation management and weaning trials, multiple IV medication management and heart rhythm monitoring.

Education

Jan 2001Dec 2001

Bachelors of Science

Research College of Nursing
Aug 1996Dec 1999

Bachelors of Arts

Kansas State Universtiy
Aug 1994May 1996

Associate in Arts

References

Stacy Hamm

Stacy and I both worked in the ICN together at Children's Mercy Medical Center.

Kristy Banks

Kristy was a collegue during the summer of 2009 in the GI Lab at Truman Medical Center, my current employer.

Julie Scherder

Julie was my direct supervisor in the GI Lab during my time at St. John's in St. Louis.

Margie Moss

Margie was my preceptor and collegue in the GI Lab during my time at St. John's in St Louis.

Summary

To gain opportunity and wisdom to enhance my skills and expertise as a health professional and human being.

Interest

gardening, quilting, baking, yoga, hiking

Certifications

ACLS

American Heart Association

BLS

American Heart Association