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ELIZABETH A.

WORTH, RN
63 Dunbar Avenue * Long Branch, New Jersey 07740 * ew50a552@westpost.net
* 732-222-4075
Highly accomplished, detail oriented registered nurse with 20+ years experience
in operating room procedures, laparoscopic-assisted surgery, GYN, ENT, orthopedi
c, GI, and nursing care.
NURSE MANAGER * AMBULATORY SURGERY NURSE * NURSE SUPERVISOR * OPERATING R
OOM NURSE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
* Experienced nursing home supervisor with 80 residents, covering day and night
shifts. Handled admissions, discharges, and emergencies.
* Responsible for assigning enough staff to handle the work load, including cove
ring staff call-outs.
* Addressed changes in patients' conditions and notified families of the changes
. Generated patient status reports.
* Background in trauma, pediatrics, public health, geriatrics, isolation precaut
ions, and community medicine.
* Possess both general and specific healthcare knowledge to provide quality pati
ent care for patients of all ages. Good verbal and written communication skills.
* Experience providing safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. A
bility to perform typical nurse duties on a busy inpatient unit.
* Ability to interpret and implement regulations, policies, and procedures. Exce
llent at documentation and patient advocacy.
* Experience collaborating with various clinical specialties. Interest and exper
ience working with vulnerable populations.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
STAFF NURSE - OPERATING ROOM December 1999 - February 2003
SOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL Bayshore, New York
Southside Hospital is a 371 bed community that offers quality care in medical, s
urgical, obstetric, gynecological, and pediatric specialties.
* Successfully covered ENT service status for supplies and ordering for each sur
geon's preference.
* Assisted in training operating room call team to deliver timely and optimal pa
tient care in trauma calls.
* Delivered quality care based on holistic nursing, stressing patient safety in
the operating room.
* Circulated and scrubbed: ENT, neuro, ortho, eyes, plastic, laparoscopic-assist
ed, GYN, and GU surgeries.
NURSING MANAGER - STAFF NURSE August 1998 - November 1999
VILLA VIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL San Diego, California
Villa View Community Hospital is a 100 bed hospital in San Diego, California.
* Supervised a staff of 12 employees including per diem nurses and full time nur
ses.
* Performed GI endoscopy procedures, anesthetics with a physician present and co
herent sedations.
* Monitored vital signs and administered oxygen. Trained nurses for operating ro
om and endoscopy. Taught them how to completed paperwork and use equipment.
* Responsible for circulating in general GYN, ENT, orthopedic, GI, and laparosco
pic-assisted surgery.
* Managed OR, scheduled cases for surgery and assured staff covered, including 2
4-hour on-call for OR team.
* Administered and monitored conscious sedation for endoscopic and pain-manageme
nt procedures, working with pain management doctors.
* Maintained quality assurance while delivering preoperative care at all times.
Learned to communicate with non-English speaking patients in a way that showed s
ympathy and confidence.
STAFF NURSE - SKILED CARE UNIT December 1996 - February 1998
SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL La Mesa, California
Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest hospital in East County, with 536 beds.
The hospital is the largest not for profit, full service acute care hospital in
the region.
* Completed training to work in cardiac care. All patients were in critical care
, experiencing a heart attack, recovering from open heart surgery, or being prep
ped to go into open heart surgery.
* Provided critical care nursing to coronary and post operative patients in skil
led care cardiac unit.
* Administered IV cardiac medications when necessary, according to a physician's
standing orders.
* Monitored patients continually and assessed their status frequently doing a co
mplete assessment of EKG's, post op check and heart rhythm for signs of serious
arrhythmias administered medications.
* Checked vital signs, provided encouragement, and support. Worked in a stressfu
l environment.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
* Staff Nurse/Operating Room. Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, New York.
1987 - 1994.
* Primary Care Nurse. Mercy Medical Center, Rockville, Centre, New York. 1984 -
1987.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES IN NURSING AND R.N.
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE Garden City, New York
SELECTED ACADEMIC PROJECTS, TRAINING, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
* Registered Nurse Refresher Course. Brookdale Community College. Lincroft, New
Jersey. June 16, 2009 - July 31, 2009.
* Earned the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): 12 hour preparation course or
iginally earned in 1997 and last updated 2004. San Francisco, California.
* Grossmont Cardiac Internship Skilled Nursing Course completed at Grossmont Hos
pital. Earned 320 CEUs in preparation to work in skilled cardiac care unit in 19
97 during hospital expansion of cardiac units.
* Preparing for the Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification.
* Member, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Neptune, New Jersey.