Staff / Charge Nurse, Nurse Preceptor
UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
Ensured high levels of patient-centric care in the ICU, PTCA, post-CABG and ER 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.
- Monitored medical equipment and life support devices including, pulse oximeter, heart monitors and ventilators.
- Managed IVs, chest tubes, catheters and endotracheal tubes, closely monitoring to ensure proper functioning.
- Provided training to student nurses and new graduates, guiding and evaluating performance.