Hospice Admission Nurse - ( June 2009 - Present) Catholic Hospice Inc., Miami Lakes, FL Meet with patients and families to evaluate and assess patients for appropriateness for hospice services according to CMS guidelines Explain hospice philosophy and services to patient/family Complete admission process if applicable Collaborate with physicians, case managers, directors and administrators. This includes coordinating DME, medication and staff depending on the level of care required for the patient in accordance with location: hospital, skilled nursing facility/nursing home, assisted living facility or home.
Part time Chemotherapy Infusion Nurse - ( March 2013 - Present) Center for Gynecological Oncology, Miramar, FL Admit, assess and administer chemotherapy to patients scheduled for chemotherapy in a two physician practice in an office setting Collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant and office staff Prepare chemotherapy infusions as ordered Access venous/peritoneal access devices and/or access a peripheral IV site appropriate for chemotherapy infusions Monitor patients throughout infusions Provide education, instructions and psychosocial support for patients Discharge patient home once stable Document a progress note for visit in practice EMR.
Oncology/Office Nurse - ( May 2006 - June 2009) Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Miramar, FL Scheduled and obtained insurance authorizations for diagnostic exams and surgeries for Dr. Almeida's patients Assisted during clinic hours: in exam rooms, in lab for blood drawing, during in office procedures Provided pre-operative teaching to patients scheduled for surgery Collaborated with primary care physicians, specialists and hospital physicians/staff to meet all prerequisites for scheduled surgeries Reported gynecologic, lab and diagnostic results to patients via phone or mail after review by physician
Nurse Manager - ( June 2004 - May 2006) North Shore Medical Center, Miami, FL Supervised and managed 32 employees (RN, LPN, PCT, US) in a 23 bed acute inpatient unit (med/surg, oncology/immunology, respiratory) located in a 200+ bed community hospital Participated in hospital wide survey task force groups as required Performed yearly/ongoing evaluations of staff Coordinated educational inservices for staff Assisted staff with patient care in the unit as needed
BLS 09/2015 ACLS 09/2015
Licensed in Florida RN 9216108
Education and Training
New York University - 1992 New York, NY Nursing , BS School of Nursing, Dean's List, May 1992