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A Growing Professional

Located on this page will be a list of my past and current education, professional experience, active certifications & organizations, leadership experiences & committees.

Education

2007-2010

University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta

Bachelors Degree in Nursing - with Distinction

2021

Mount Royal University, Calgary

Alberta

Leadership Development Certificate

2022 - present

Masters of Nursing Student with Leadership & Teaching Focus

Athabasca University, Athabasca Alberta

Professional Profile

Compassionate. Energetic. A reliable team player who is disciplined, operates with integrity, accountability and independent decision-making skills. Effective at building rapport with patients and collaborating with all levels of professionals to meet common goals. Maintaining a desire to learn and challenge oneself in new roles through a demonstrated pattern of professional growth.

I possess a passion to provide patient and family centered care; an ability to multitask, critically think and problem solve; professional judgement backed by experience to ensure appropriate allocation of staff to balance unit capacity and workflow; demonstrate flexibility and commitment to change processes; and the ability to function with a high level of respect and collaboration within a multi-disciplinary environment.

My role as co-implementation lead for Connect Care, Inpatient Women’s Health has provided the opportunity to manage and facilitate changes to structures, processes and procedures. Ensuring that provision of high-quality patient care is upheld, patient/family experiences remain positive, and resources are allocated to achieve said changes.

My time spent in the charge nurse pool has provided me with numerous opportunities to align my leadership skills and vision with the facilitation of patient and family centered care. Through both experience and leadership education I have developed an awareness of workplace culture and the impact emotional intelligence plays in creating effective positive workplace environments and cultures. This new role will provide the opportunity to implement skills obtained through my clinical experience, numerous preceptorships and supplemental knowledge through self-initiated education.

 

The skills acquired from my experience are as follows:

  • Assess competing priorities with various members of the perinatal health team and foster decision making within this environment.

  • Effective communication skills and strategies, both in-person and via technology, aimed at team member engagement, project management and conflict resolution. With an awareness of the environment surrounding conversations and interactions.

  • Managing unit resources, flexing staffing ratios, adapting to unit workflow and capacity while maintaining patient safety and outcomes at the forefront of all decisions.

  • Expanded knowledge of Connect Care functionalities and utilization.

Professional Experience

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Charge Nurse - Alberta Health Services, Foothills Medical Centre, Maternity Care Centre

June 2015 - Present

  • Manages unit operations by assessing available resources, prioritizing patient safety, adapting and shifting to accommodate the current clinical environment.

  • Providing unconditional clinical support to new and experienced staff, engaging and developing others by educating and encouraging individual skill sets and performances.

  • Ability to articulate clinical feedback to team members in a constructive and respectful manner.

  • Facilitating conflict resolution among multidisciplinary team members, demonstrating accountability and professional responsibility.

  • Supporting staff to adopt change, advocating for best practice and fostering a positive work culture through change by leading by example, being a positive change agent.

  • Providing direct care to patients and their support, through the perinatal journey in a variety of clinical situations ranging from the antepartum to postpartum phase, both for low risk and high-risk pregnancies.

  • Educated and competent in labour support, triage assessments and antepartum care, hemodynamic certified as well as both basic and advanced operating room skill sets.

  • Experienced in providing bereavement care and support to families experiencing perinatal loss.

  • Engaging fellow team members to embrace change associated with best practice standards and encouragement to increase skill sets and knowledge in order to provide high quality patient care.

  • Facilitate social activities geared at fostering a positive work culture such as outdoor activities, retreats, social get togethers’ and yearly multidisciplinary Christmas parties.

Staff Nurse - Alberta Health Services, Foothills Medical Centre, Maternity Care Centre

January 2010 - Present

Leadership & Committee
Experience 

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mQc Co-Chair 

March 2023-present 

Connect Care Implementation Lead

2022-present 

Connect Care Implementation Super User

November 2021 - present

Preceptor for new hires and return to work employees

2019-present

mQc Core Team Member

2018-present

Active Certifications & Organizations

Heart

Perinatal Nursing Certificate

Canadian Nurses Association

Initial Certificate

November 2017

Recertification

November 2022

Heart

Fetal Health Surveillance Instructor

Perinatal Services B.C

Initial Certification

March 2019

Heart

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

October 2021

Heart

CARNA Member

October 2022

Heart

Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation

Heart & Stroke Foundation

January 2023

My Organization

Alberta Health Services

Unit 51 - Labour & Delivery - Foothills Medical Centre

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