Registered Nurse
Coverdale Clinic - Richmond, BC

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Melliebeth Tan RN
WORK EXPERIENCE
regular part-time employee
Canadian Blood Services - Vancouver, BC - September 2011 to Present
Canadian Blood Services (CBS) Sept. 26, 2011
Trained for 2 weeks to do health assessment to donors to determine eligibility prior to blood donation and another 2 week training on phlebotomy; is working as a regular part time employee at various CBS clinics (Oak clinic, Downtown Vancouver-Standard Life Clinic and mobile clinics). Responsible for providing information to donors regarding blood donation, attends to donors who fainted during or after donating, giving post donation care, does phlebotomy to help phlebotomists on the floor when necessary, and does all the necessary documentations and data entries. Charge Nurse duties, managing the clinic flow, delegating and collaborating with coworkers.
Registered Nurse
Queens Park Hospital - New Westminster, BC - April 2011 to Present
Responsibilities
Started working as a casual employee, on a 12 hour shift; workload begins with shift reporting, giving patient focused care according to health needs, proiritozation and organization is the key to make the task less stressful; giving medications ( via oral, rectal, tube feed, PEG tube, IM, SC, IV, CVC, PICC line); documenting, carrying out doctor's orders using MEDITECH (computer system used by Fraser Health Authority); collaborating with other disciplines (doctors, OT, PT, dietitian, pharmacists and medical lab. personnel); communicating with patients' families as well. Charge nurse duties when called for, managing the admission and discharge of patients, takes care of patients who are on comfort measures/ palliative type of patient care. Offered a regular part time position (0.5 FTE) on August 8, 2011, reverted back to casual position after having been hired by another employer for a regular part time position with higher working hours.
Accomplishments
I was able to apply the nursing knowledge and skills in this unit since it is actually an acute overflow of Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital, though it is a subacute unit which makes it rewarding.
Skills Used
Giving IV medications via saline lock, CVC, PICC line, PEG tube; starting an IV line, running a tube feed, administering pain medications via PO, IM, SC; inserting a catheter for urine collection or for an indwelling catheter for patients who are experiencing urine retention;
RN
Sunrise of Vancouver - Vancouver, BC - January 2011 to November 2012
Nov.-Dec. 2010-Earned the 250 hours supervised practice experience under provisional registration, where the care for the elderly has been a challenge in terms of handling those with dementia, behavior episodes, fall, wound care and dealing with their families as well. The application of the nursing process in this type of setting, the decision making, planning, delegating, organizing and prioritizing workload, and the ability to work
with the interdisciplinary team has all been thought- provoking but is working very well to my advantage as it further gears me towards the making of a professional RN.
On Jan. 23, 2011, my employer hired me as a casual employee on an 8 hour shift and has been working alone in a facility with 106 residents. Works independently and a team leader and player, deals with the residents' health needs, giving appropriate care and intervention, communicates with families, with interdisciplinary team; does the necessary monthly assessment, bimonthly care plan, monthly med pass and does essential charting and documentation. Employment ended on November 2012, since the facility no longer called for RN shifts when they hired LPNs when they started their 24 hour nursing service.
EDUCATION
Certificate in Oncology Nursing in Oncology Nursing Distance Education (ONDEC)
Alberta Health Services- The Cross Cancer Institute 2012 to 2013
Certificate in Graduate Nurse
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey, BC May 2009 to April 2010
SKILLS
Giving IV medications via saline lock, CVC, PICC line, PEG tube; starting an IV line, running a tube feed, administering pain medications via PO, IM, SC; inserting a catheter for urine collection or for an indwelling catheter for patients who are experiencing urine retention; charge nurse duties, managing admission and discharge of patients, bed availability and collaborating with coworkers.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Additional Qualifications and Special Interests:
>Valid CPR level C certificate from St. John Ambulance
>Computer skills: Trained in computer accessing through PCIS (Patient Care Information System) support resources offered by VCH;MEDITECH (computer system used by Fraser Health Authority); PROGESA (computer system used by Canadian Blood Services) Microsoft windows XP and Vista, powerpoint, Word and Excel.
>Speaks Tagalog, Cebuano and English languages
>Hardworking, self-motivated, dedicated, easily adapts tl the working environment and has a good interpersonal skills.
>Attended Hospice Palliative Care (Basic Education Worship and Beyond the Basics Education Workshop) under Fraser Health Authority on May 10, 2012 and May 25, 2012, respectively.


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