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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: *Enthusiastic, honest, dedicated health care professional who demonstrates the a bility to organize and provide

the highest quality of patient care and educa tion *Exercise sound clinical judgement, assess situations quickly and maintain compo sure in stressful/emergency situations *Possesses effective communication and interpersonal skills; promotes a climate of trust and respect *Develops positive working relationships with physicians, co-workers, patients, and families *Able to work independently and as part of a team to focus on individual needs a nd objectives *Learns quickly and adapts to changing situations, methods, procedures,and techn ologies PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: The Fountains Assisted Living, Bettendorf, IA Director of Special Memory Unit (Alzheimers) (2010 to current) *Coordinate care for our tenants *Update physicians of condition changes and implement new orders *Educate nursing staff *Conduct meetings with tenants families and work closely for their needs *Encourage staff to keep a positive attitude and provide exceptional service to tenants and families ManorCare, Davenport, IA Staff Nurse/Director of Care Delivery (Assistant DON) 2008-2010 *Assist nursing staff with day to day needs *Coordinate/head care conferences with patients/families/physical therapy dept. *Conduct staff meetings *Assist with hiring/disciplinary action Mercy Hospital, Clinton, IA Staff Nurse-Med/Surg ICU (1991-2008) *Coordinate with physicians, staff, and health care professionals to ensure tota l patient care *Monitor patients before, during and after surgeries; work with physicians on be dside procedures *Skilled in the use of arterial lines, swan ganz catheters, bronchoscopies, pleu ral effusion taps, cardiac tamponade taps, ventilators, balloon pumps, and tempo rary pacemakers *Active member of Rapid Response Team to assist in prevention of Code Blue situa tions *Communicate with current and incoming staff concerning all patient admissions, procedures, medications, etc. *Work closely with physicians and inform them of any updates, changes, or proble ms with patients after surgeries or procedures Staff Nurse- Progressive Care Unit (1989-1991) *Provide quality care to patients in PCU; monitored/recorded patient vital signs and reported any changes/problems directly to physicains *Gained valuable knowledge, education, and training in effective patient care EDUCATION: R.N. license CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Clinton, IA

SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bettendorf, IA L.P.N. license

TRAINING: *BLS *Reiki Master/Teacher *Computer Applications: Windows, Word, Medical software Programs REFERENCES: Available upon request