Nurse, Clinical Patient care, Case maneger, Infection Control Nurse,Community Health Nurse,Nursing Management 20 years
Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, 04/01/2001 - Present Dep.Home Land Security/ICE/USPHS, Miami, Florida, USA €¢Serving as an advanced clinician for the unit with responsibilities for performing a variety of unusual and complex professional tasks without benefit of close guidance.
€¢ Provide leadership and oversight on infection control activities at the facility level; Ensure complete and timely reporting of notifiable diseases to local/state health department and EPI Program.
€¢Serves as the senior nursing professional for the department/facility. Performs a variety of professionally complex tasks of exceptional technical and administrative difficulty including activities for the assessment, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care within the department/facility to most appropriately meet the needs of the client/patient population. €¢ Serves as the nursing advisor to the facility administrator regarding the total nursing care program and objectives. In addition to contacts with patients and families, establishes and maintains contacts with persons in other Federal Departments (i.e., outside agency to which assigned) or outside the Federal Government such as local, state and national groups and organizations and governmental bodies
Kept up to date case histories of patients. Provided firs-aid prehospital treatment to injured people Took blood and urine samples for analysis. Advised and informed patients about drug interactions, secondary effects and doses. Required, and evaluated diagnostic tests to detect health problems and to perform treatment. Offered medical care in a clinic under control of physician. Collaborated with physician to plan complete patient treatment. Realized physical examinations as prescribed by physician. Provided patients with information about surgical risks. Kept up to date case histories of patients.
Senior Clinical General Supervisor, 01/1992 - 05/1999 Hospita Perea , Mayaaguez, Puerto Rico, USA Promotes and restores patients' health by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning of the patient care area; directing and developing staff; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary professional staffs; providing physical and psychological support for patients, friends, and families. €¢Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Nursing and Medical Staff in the establishment of unit objectives consistent with the goals and mission of the Hospital. €¢Communicates and participates in a multidisciplinary Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QA/PI) for the unit. €¢Maintains clinical competence and expertise in nursing. Ensures staff members meet nationally recognized certification standards such as BLS, ACLS and maintain current licensure. €¢Participates in the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of nursing and personnel educational activities that directly and indirectly affect patient care outcomes. €¢ Attends workshops and meetings that pertain to administrative matters such as CMS standards, union contracts, recruiting and retention issues, budget, continuous quality improvement, and other management topics. Nurse Manager Skills and Qualifications: Judgment, Supervision, Informing Others, Nursing Skills, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Hospital Environment, Medical Teamwork, Listening, Pain Management, Administering Medication, Adult Health
Infection Control Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Master in Nursing
Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Infection Control Nurse
Education and Training
Universidad Metropolitana, 1985 Rio Piedras , Puerto Rico, USA Nursing, BSN Bachelor's of Nursing Science,Master of Science in Nursing