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					Michella Lewis                             220 Rowlette Circle, Murfreesboro, TN 37127
                                                                     michellalewis@msn.com • Cellular (615) 418-6282


                                                 Registered Nurse

                                                       Summary

Highly motivated and results-oriented healthcare professional; able to work independently or cooperatively as part of a
team to accomplish goals. Effective communicator with demonstrated ability to interact with groups of people from
diverse backgrounds. Intellectually and competitively equipped to excel in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Well-organized with proven ability to effectively prioritize work, completing multiple, concurrent assignments in a timely
and professional manner.


                                                     Experience

Nurses in Partnership, San Jose, CA                                   2009 to 2009
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at Regional Medical Center, San Jose, CA. Area of employment:
Cardiac Catheterization Lab

 Prepare and recover patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, EP studies,
  cardioversion, and TEE's

 Provide pre and post op teaching utilizing translators and AT&T language line

 Assist in inventory control and cost reduction practices



Aureus Medical Staffing, Rock Hill, SC                                2008 to 2008
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC. Area of employment:
Cardiac Catheterization Lab holding area

 Prepare patients for diagnostic and interventional cardiac cath procedures. Obtain history and physical,
  appropriate lab work and EKG, iniatiate IV access

 Customize patient teaching for both pre and post procedure

 Venous and arterial sheath pulls, maintain arterial access, monitor hemodyanamic pressures, assist in advanced
  cardiac life support as needed



Aureus Medical Staffing, Boston, MA                                   2008 to 2008
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA.
Area of employment: Interventional Radiology/Special Procedures, Diagnostic Cardiac Cath Lab

 Worked as a nurse circulator during interventional and diagnostic procedures taking place either in the cardiac
  cath lab or CT and MRI units.

 Prepare patients for testing by obtaining proper consent for procedure, gathering pertient lab results and supplies
   for the procedure, administering patient teaching, and conscious sedation


Advantage Support Services, Nashville, TN                            2008 to 2008
PRN Registered Nurse

Worked as a PRN nurse for various facilities in the Nashville, TN area

 Worked mostly in out patient recovery settings, monitoring patients after minor procedures such as cataract
  surgery, pain managment treatments, endoscopy, and same day minor surgical procedures

 Provided patient pre and post op teaching, obtained proper consents for procedure, initiate vascular access,
  provide effective pain control by communicating with both the patient and physician


Premier Healthcare Professionals, Gainesville, FL                    2007 to 2008
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.
Area of employment: Interventional/Diagnostic Radiology/Special Procedures


 Worked as a nurse circulator for patients undergoing interventional and diagnostic procedures.

 Provided patient education, obtained informed consent, administered conscious sedation and monitored patients
  vital signs throughout procedure


Premier Healthcare Professionals, Cottonwood, AZ                     2007 to 2007
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood, AZ
Area of employment: Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath Lab Holding, Endoscopy

 Worked in three different areas of the facility based upon hospital needs. Prepared patients for undergoing cardiac
  cath lab & endoscopic procedures. Assisted radiologist with biopsies obtained under flouroscopy, ultrasound, CT,
  and/or MRI scans. Provided conscious sedation and assisted gastroenterologist during bronchoscopies, ERCP,
  endoscopies, and colonoscopies. Prepared and recovered patients undergoing cardiac catheterization
  procedures.

 Duties always include providing care observing universal precautions, gathering supplies and maintaining correct
  inventory, attending and utilizing facility's infection contol policy and mandatory meetings.


Valley Healthcare, Eureka, CA                                        2007 to 2007
Travel Registered Nurse

Worked a thirteen week travel nurse assignment at St. Joseph's Hospital, Eureka, CA.
Area of employment: Interventional Radiology/ Special Procedures

 Worked as a circulator nurse assisting radiologist with interventional and diagnostic procedures obtaining biopsies,
  fine needle aspirations, and para/thora centesis. Obtained informed consent, provided pre and post procedural
  patient teaching, and administered conscious sedation as needed

 Prepared specimens and slides for laboratory analysis, scheduled appointments for follow-up care, managed
  pharmaceutical and medical supply inventory


Premier Radiology, Nashville, TN                                     2005 to 2007
Registered Nurse
Worked as a circulator registered nurse in assisting a group of 15-radiologist, ambulatory surgery center specializing in
diagnostic and interventional techniques to clinically manage pain treatment programs.

 Administer conscious sedation and IV contrast injections, serve on post-anesthesia care unit with five recovery
  beds, monitor pre-and-post operative patient flow: prepare and inspect surgicenter for safety, cleanliness and
  equipment functionality: collaborate with x-ray technicians


Heritage Medical Associates, PC, Nashville, TN                        2004 to 2005
Registered Nurse

Worked as a circulator registered nurse in an office comprised of five gastroenterologists to assist physicians with
endoscopic procedures for 30 patients per day.

 Collected and electrnically entered patient history, began IV access, transport patients, attach monitors and
  interprete EKG rhythms, provide IV conscious sedation, collected specimens and monitored patient recovery

 Consistently provided exceptional patient care while preparing for and adminstering procedures.


Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic; Murfreesboro Medical Clinic,         2000 to 2003
Murfreesboro, TN
Registered Nurse

Chosen by two separate practices as the first nurse in newly established Dermatology clinics. Managed all aspects of
patient's care, including patient education, triage, and referrals.

 Entrusted to administer physician-ordered treatments for a variety of skin disorders, including small surgical
  procedures such as ellipse excisions and suturing; performed phlebotomy, injections, dressing changes, laser hair
  removal, chemical peels, PUVA treatments and clinical research for drug studies.


Alvin C. York VA Medical Center/ Tennessee State Veterans Home,            1999 to 1999
Murfreesboro, TN
PRN Registered Nurse

Assisted as a fill-in nurse to care for disabled and medically and mentally challenged veterans at a 30-bed skilled
nursing unit. Administered medication and monitored feeding tubes, ventilators and tracheostomy care.


Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro, TN                     1998 to 1999
New Graduate, Registered Nurse

Brought on by a 40-bed Medical Oncology Unit to provide professional nursing care to patients. Administered
medication and treatment, observed and assessed patients, recorded conditions and reactions and notified physician
of any significant incidents.

 Worked cooperatively with multiple health professionals to provide the highest quality care possible.


                                                      Education

Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, TN                         1998
A.S., Nursing


McMinnville Vocational / Technical School, McMinnville, TN            1992
LPN, Nursing


Cannon County High School, Woodbury, TN                               1990
H.S.


                                                      Skills

 IV Therapy, EKG Recognition courses


                                                    Licenses

Registered Nurse, Tennessee, California, Florida, Massachusetts. Hold Registered Nurse licenses in 4 states


Hold current BLS/ACLS Provider

				
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