AOL Jobs Week Resume Contest Winner: Diana Bitritto

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Location: Cliffside Park, N.J.

Job: Registered nurse

Time Unemployed: 3 months

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My experience shows that I can do a lot of good for your facility and its patients. All I ask is a chance to prove it.











Summary

Patient-focused and conscientious Registered Nurse with ability to rapidly adapt to changing medical situations and circumstances. Compassionate and driven to deliver supportive nursing care, interacting with highest professionalism with patients, family members, physicians, and nursing staff. Excellent verbal and written communication; published author. Team player with ability to work autonomously. Proficient in Spanish.


Key Contributions:

  • Demonstrated excellent ability to rapidly orient and onboard new RNs, LPNs, and CNAs into patient care routine, advising of operational protocols and professional standards.
  • Achieved respected reputation as a patient-driven nurse, maintaining courteous demeanor and unconditional positive regard while delivering competent nursing services.
  • Solidified relations throughout nursing infrastructure, support staff, and physicians based on attention to detail, trusted follow-through, and compassionate care of all patients.
  • Initially hired as LPN (1999-2007); maintained full-time work schedule while attending school and achieving RN education / license.

Professional Publications

  • "Juggling Work and Nursing School," National Student Nurses Association, 1997
  • "So You Wanna Go to Nursing School," Nursing Revolution Magazine, 1996

Education/Certification

Licensed Registered Nurse (RN), States of New Jersey and New York


Associate in Applied Science / Nursing

Excelsior College, Albany, NY – GPA 4.0


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ – Grade 99.7


Bachelor of Arts / Journalism

New York University, New York, NY – GPA 3.6


BLS certification through American Heart Association


Professional Experience

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Hackensack, NJ 11/2010 – present

Volunteer Registered Nurse

  • Greet and assess patients at clinic offering free medical services to uninsured Bergen County residents, prepare and maintain examination rooms, perform EKGs, process new patients, brief physician on patient's status, computerized charting of patient status and physician's orders, patient teaching, translating for Spanish-speaking patients.

Maywood Center For Health & Rehabilitation, Maywood, NJ 7/2010 – 10/2010

Registered Nurse

  • Deliver essential nursing services to up to 18 patients at facility offering a full range of care, including short term post acute specialty services and long term living care. Handle individuals with various and often complex medical conditions. Perform technical nursing skills, including oral, intravenous, and injectable medications, administration of tube feedings and wound care. Develop and update patient care plans; handle charting and incident reporting . Adhere to physician orders and report patient status. Discuss medications, care, and care options with patients and families; provide emotional support and compassionate communication in often high stress situations. Supervise and instruct Certified Nursing Assistants.

Oradell Health Care Center, Oradell, NJ 5/2000 - 5/2010

Registered Nurse

  • Deliver essential nursing services to up to 16 patients at facility offering a full range of care, including short term post acute specialty services and long term living care. Handle individuals with various and often complex medical conditions. Perform technical nursing skills, including oral, intravenous, and injectable medications, administration of tube feedings and wound care. Develop and update patient care plans; handle charting and incident reporting . Adhere to physician orders and report patient status. Discuss medications, care, and care options with patients and families; provide emotional support and compassionate communication in often high stress situations. Supervise and instruct Certified Nursing Assistants.

Skills
  • Administration of intravenous medication and TPN.
  • Wound care, including use of wound VAC.
  • G-tube feeding.
  • All phases of nursing process.
  • Care planning.
  • Processing new patients.
  • Transcribing physician's orders.
  • Administration of oral, IV, IM, and SQ medications.
  • Communication and relieving stress for patients and family members.
  • Patient and caregiver teaching.

If you have a position or job lead for Diana , please contact her at about.me/DianaBitritto


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