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Shamila Henriquez, RN

Shamila Henriquez, RN

Creedmoor,NC

Summary

Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Overview

12
12
years of professional experience

Work History

Field Nurse

Shiftkey
2024.01 - Current
  • Educated patients and caregivers on disease processes, medications, plans of care and individualized treatment plans.
  • Reviewed all medicines to identify possible adverse reactions, significant side effects, drug allergies and contraindicated medications.
  • Established realistic, measurable and observable goals consistent with patients' diagnosis.
  • Assisted in the development of clinical policies and procedures to enhance overall field nursing practice standards.
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction by building strong relationships and addressing individual concerns.
  • Coordinated with healthcare providers for timely referrals to specialists or additional services as needed.
  • Managed wound care effectively, preventing infection and promoting proper healing techniques.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to changing patient needs or scheduling demands while maintaining consistent quality of care.
  • Administered medication as prescribed, monitoring for side effects and potential interactions.
  • Utilized telehealth technology for remote monitoring and virtual consultations when necessary, maintaining continuity of care.
  • Served as a mentor to new nurses entering the field, sharing best practices and offering guidance when needed.

Floor Nurse

Medical Solutions
2023.12 - Current
  • Mentored new nursing staff, fostering a supportive environment for professional growth and development.
  • Administered basic patient care and treatments by dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas, and performing catheterizations.
  • Provided thorough patient education, ensuring understanding of diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up instructions.
  • Examined and treated patients' injuries and pressure wounds to promote healing.
  • Reported health status concerns to senior nursing staff and clinicians for review.
  • Managed care of diverse patient populations, adapting my nursing interventions to meet their unique needs and preferences..
  • Responded quickly to emergencies, providing critical interventions under high-pressure circumstances.
  • Utilized PCC and MATRIX to document nursing assessments, treatments, medications, and discharge instructions.
  • Managed medication cart and dispensed pills, oral therapies, and intramuscular injections to patients.
  • Established compassionate environment by providing psychological, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security of unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.

Field Nurse

Bayada Pediatrics
2013.12 - 2023.09
  • Educated patients and caregivers on disease processes, medications, plans of care and individualized treatment plans.
  • Reviewed all medicines to identify possible adverse reactions, significant side effects, drug allergies and contraindicated medications.
  • Provided emotional support to patients and families during difficult situations, fostering trust and open communication.
  • Established realistic, measurable and observable goals consistent with patients' diagnosis.
  • Administered effective nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent and disabled patients.
  • Administered medication as prescribed, monitoring for side effects and potential interactions.
  • Facilitated smooth transitions between various levels of care by maintaining ongoing communication with patients'' primary physicians.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to changing patient needs or scheduling demands while maintaining consistent quality of care.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams for comprehensive care plans, facilitating optimal patient recovery.
  • Improved patient outcomes by providing high-quality, personalized care to individuals in their home setting.

Care Coordinator

Vigilance Health
2020.12 - 2021.11
  • Used company software and databases to maintain records of services performed and patient conditions.
  • Managed patient caseloads effectively, ensuring timely follow-up and appropriate interventions.
  • Developed strong relationships with community partners, facilitating referrals and collaboration on behalf of patients.
  • Conducted regular evaluations of care plan effectiveness, making necessary adjustments based on feedback from patients and providers.
  • Built strong relationships with clients to deliver emotional support and companionship.
  • Educated patients on self-care strategies, promoting independence and empowering them to manage their health conditions.
  • Assessed patient needs and connected them with appropriate resources to ensure optimal health outcomes.
  • Monitored progress towards patient goals, adjusting care plans as needed to achieve desired results.
  • Enhanced patient care by developing and implementing comprehensive care plans.
  • Monitored, tracked, and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Provided emotional support for patients and families during difficult times, fostering resilience and coping skills.
  • Facilitated appointments and transportation for patients, streamlining access to essential medical services.
  • Utilized data analysis tools to identify trends in patient needs, allowing for more targeted intervention strategies.

Treatment Nurse

Peak Resources Treyburn
2012.04 - 2015.09
  • Operated a facility-wide CHF program involving patients on long-term Dobutamine pump.
  • Contributed to positive clinical outcomes by following evidence-based guidelines for various types of wounds such as pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, and diabetic ulcers.
  • Streamlined documentation processes for better care coordination among the healthcare team.
  • Assisted in the development of educational materials on proper wound care techniques for both staff members and patients alike.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to develop comprehensive care plans for optimal patient outcomes.
  • Developed strong relationships with referring physicians, fostering a collaborative approach to patient-centered wound care management strategies.
  • Participated in quality improvement projects aimed at enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Treatment Nurse role within the facility.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge on emerging wound care techniques, ensuring high-quality patient care.
  • Served as a liaison between patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure seamless communication about treatment plans.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers, and discharges.

Unit Coordinator

Crabtree Valley Rehab
2013.10 - 2014.11
  • Trained new Unit Coordinators on unit-specific protocols, contributing to overall team proficiency in delivering exceptional patient care experiences.
  • Achieved appropriate patient flow by admitting, transferring and discharging patients in computer system and notifying appropriate personnel of patient status verbally and through signage.
  • Managed medical emergencies calmly and effectively while activating appropriate codes according to hospital policy; ensuring prompt response from specialized personnel.
  • Identified and facilitated resolution of unit operational problems independently, collaborating with manager to resolve complex problems.
  • Coordinated and maintained referral sources related to admissions, discharges, and follow up services to sustain daily census requirements.
  • Maintained a clean and organized unit environment, adhering to infection control protocols for optimal patient safety.
  • Enhanced unit efficiency by maintaining up-to-date patient information and coordinating interdisciplinary care.
  • Streamlined patient admissions by efficiently managing and organizing medical records.

Education

Associate of Science - Nursing

Excelsior University
Albany, NY
12.2023

Diploma - Practical Nursing

ECPI University
Raleigh, NC
02.2011

Skills

  • Healthcare management
  • Care Coordination
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Care Plan Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medication and IV administration
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassionate and Caring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Clinical Judgment
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Blood Draw and Sample Collection
  • Wound Care
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Unit Oversight

Timeline

Field Nurse

Shiftkey
2024.01 - Current

Floor Nurse

Medical Solutions
2023.12 - Current

Care Coordinator

Vigilance Health
2020.12 - 2021.11

Field Nurse

Bayada Pediatrics
2013.12 - 2023.09

Unit Coordinator

Crabtree Valley Rehab
2013.10 - 2014.11

Treatment Nurse

Peak Resources Treyburn
2012.04 - 2015.09

Associate of Science - Nursing

Excelsior University

Diploma - Practical Nursing

ECPI University
Shamila Henriquez, RN