Experience

  • Registered Nurse

    at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

    July 2013 - at Present

    Ontario

    o Geriatric Psychiatric Unit / Acquired Brain Injury – Neurocognitive/Neurophysical ♣ Behavioural management patient effected with Alzheimer’s and dementia ♣ Psychiatric and physical assessment and ongoing evaluation ♣ Ongoing assessment of non pharmacological and pharmacological management of behaviour, reaction and outcome ♣ Conduct patient and family education and teaching toward behavioural management and interventions ♣ Affective and safe use of restraint, proper documentation and use of medical directives ♣ Provide palliative care and support for patients with advanced dementia ♣ Collaborative leadership based nursing practice and quality improvement initiative ♣ Promoting nursing best practice standards through medication administration record audits, developing restraint policy and Fall Prevention initiatives

  • Interprofessional Resource Nurse

    at St Joseph Health Center

    August 2018 - June 2019

    Ontario

    o Specialized care in Medicine ♣ Assessment and treatment of cardiac patients under telemetry monitoring ♣ Assessing and analyzing cardiac rhythms ♣ Management, support and intervention of patient presenting with complex health conditions ♣ Support of palliative care patients promoting comfort measures, pain management (CADD pump), family support and mortuary care ♣ IV initiation and maintenance and phlebotomy o Mental Health ♣ Provide healthcare and bedside nursing care to patients ♣ Assessment and management of patient presenting with acute psychosis ♣ Assessment of pharmaceutical intervention ♣ Monitoring and management of medication adverse effects o Mental Health Emergency Assessment Unit ♣ Rapid assessment, management and treatment of patients presenting with mental health crisis within the emergency room ♣ Providing a safe and secure environment for treatment and management of risk behaviour (violence, self-harm and lack of self-care)

  • Psychiatric Nurse

    at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    August 2018 - April 2019

    Ontario

    o Nursing Resource Unit ♣ Provide healthcare and bedside nursing care to patients ♣ Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by alcohol, cannabis, opioid and drug withdrawal ♣ Supporting child, youth and families affected by mental illness and addiction within the inpatient and community setting, and collaborating with school boards to ensure continuous support and management of health care needs ♣ Application of de-escalation and de-briefing skills

  • Registered Nurse

    at St Joseph Health Centre

    September 2017 - August 2018

    Ontario

    o Inpatient Mental Health/Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) ♣ Intensive assessment of suicidal, para-suicidal and homicidal risks ♣ Assessment of risk associated with aggressive behaviour through Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA) ♣ Assessment and management of alcohol and drug withdrawal - Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) and Clinical Opiate Withdrawal (COW) ♣ Safe and effective implementation of least restraint strategies (room seclusion and Pinel restraints) ♣ Working as team leader to manage unit staffing, bed spacing, admission and discharge, and developing nursing assignment ♣ Assessment of Electroconvulsive Therapy pre and post treatment, and management of adverse effects ♣ Teaching and mentorship of students and new hire employees ♣ Promoting nursing best practice standards through medication administration record audits, developing restraint policy and Fall Prevention initiatives ♣ Patient and family education and teaching

Education

  • CPR

    at Heart and Stroke Foundation

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Ontario

  • Master of Nursing

    at Athabasca University

    2017 - 2019 (2 years) Ontario

  • Coronary Care

    at Humber College

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Ontario

  • ACLS

    at Heart and Stroke Foundation

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Ontario

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing

    at Ryerson University

    2009 - 2013 (4 years) Ontario

Languages

  • English Native

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