Experienced nurse with a strong clinical background in psychiatric intensive care, chemical dependency/dual diagnosis, and eating disorders. Prioritizes excellent patient care while being sensitive to each patient’s spiritual, cultural, and emotional needs. Provides patient education and support that encourages patients to take an active role in their recovery. Proactively initiates process improvement measures to improve workflow and support fellow healthcare team members. Experienced in Cerner and Epic electronic medical record systems. Certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health Services
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Provides psychiatric nursing care for high acuity and medical-psychiatric patients on a 46-bed inpatient psychiatric unit. Manages patients in acute psychiatric crisis, including de-escalation and emergency medication administration. Performs complete patient assessments, recognizes changes in patient condition, implements interventions, and modifies patient care to accommodate the patient’s current state. Administers PO, IM, and IV medications as ordered. Advocates for the patient when needed. Performs the roles of charge nurse and ECT recovery nurse as required. Acts as preceptor for new nursing staff. Serves as the Chair of the Behavioral Health Unit Practice Council from 2019-present, and as a member of the Hospital-Wide Clinical Practice Council from 2020-present.
Psychiatric Nurse – Per Diem, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
Performed telephone triage assessments of patients to refer patients to the appropriate services. Coordinated admission to inpatient facilities and follow-up community care at discharge. Administered long-acting intramuscular psychotropic medications as ordered.
Registered Nurse, Staffing Resource Network
Assigned to Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and Behavioral Health Services at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Performed admissions and ongoing assessments of stable chronic psychiatric patients in the outpatient programs at Sharp Mesa Vista. Administered long-acting intramuscular psychotropic medications and seasonal immunizations. Obtained initial authorization and performed ongoing utilization review for patient insurance coverage. Transferred patients to different levels of care as needed. Floated to various locked and open adult and pediatric inpatient psychiatric units at both hospitals.
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Assigned to the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital. Performed triage assessments in the Emergency Psychiatric Unit. De-escalated and assisted in the stabilization of patients in acute psychiatric crisis, including emergency medication administration. Coordinated inpatient admissions and transfer of patients to other facilities.
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