Megan Ives, MPH, MSN, RN
megan.ives12@gmail.com

Licensure and Certifications
• Integrative Agitation Management (IAM): Marin General Hospital, July 2018
• Basic 12 Lead ECG Interpretation Course: Marin General Hospital, April 2018
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS): American Heart Association (AHA), renewal in July 2020
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS):  AHA, renewal in January 2020
• Registered Nurse License #95150013: CA Board of Registered Nursing, renewal in November 2019

Education
University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
UC Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Skills Summary
• Proficient with EHR documentation in Epic & Paragon; exemplary math and computer data entry abilities
• Exceptional time management capabilities and efficient use of available resources
• Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership experience, and critical thinking skills
• Training in infection control policies and procedures and disease management

Employment History
Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA
Clinical Nurse I                                                                                                  November 2018- present
• Provide direct care & education to acutely ill psychiatric patients by addressing physical, social, and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress
• Effectively manage co-existing medical conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiac & neurological complications, wounds, & respiratory issues.
• Collaborate with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to develop comprehensive care plans tailored to each patient
• Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff through use of verbal de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, and restraints when deemed necessary
• Behavioral Health representative for the hospital IT Champion committee, which is aimed at improving EHR utilization & communication between departments.

Maxim Healthcare Services, SF Bay Area, CA
Flu & Wellness Nurse                                                                                        September 2018- November 2018
• Prepared and administered IM influenza vaccinations to adults in corporate offices & assisted living facilities
• Provided education to patients about the influenza vaccine and potential side effects
• Worked independently and collaborated with site directors, business management, community organizations and clients
• Responsible for setup and disassembly of mobile flu clinics, ensuring accuracy of all documentation, and vaccine inventory and storage

Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA
Mental Health Counselor                                                                                  February 2015- November 2018
• Provided direct patient care and informal counseling services to an average of 17 patients per shift
• Ensured a safe and therapeutic milieu and implements de-escalation techniques as needed
• Proficient with legal aspects of psychiatric holds, including mandatory documentation and patient rights
• Actively participated in bi-weekly care plan meetings with MDs, RNs, and other allied health professionals
• Consistently rated “excellent” on annual performance reviews

Universal Hospital Services (UHS), Greenbrae, CA
Hospital Operations Manager                                                                              June 2013- February 2015
• Supervised a team of 4 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees
• Responsible for inspecting and maintaining approximately 1,000 BD Alaris™ infusion pump sets, Kangaroo ePump™ enteral feeding pumps, Kendall SCD™ compression systems, and other durable medical equipment
• Active member in infection control & safety committees aimed at improving policies and procedures
• Decreased infection control violations hospital-wide and improved equipment tracking processes, resulting in significant cost-savings for the hospital

United States Army Reserve, Northern California
Commissioned Officer (Captain)                                                                      February 2009- October 2017
• Formal training in engineering, leadership, risk analysis, and project planning and management
• Maintained over $2 million worth of engineering equipment and supervised 30 Soldiers at the 132nd Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC) in Mt. Shasta, CA
• Supervised logistics and maintenance shops at the 579th Engineering Company in Santa Rosa, CA
• Coordinated didactic and practical training scenarios to improve unit readiness, cohesiveness and morale

Projects & Publications
Clinical Nurse Leader Quality Improvement Project
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, CA
Medical & Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units
Improving the transition from intravenous (IV) insulin to subcutaneous (SQ) insulin for post-cardiac surgery and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) patients

Public Health Quality Improvement Project
Alameda County Department of Public Health, Oakland, CA
Communicable Diseases Department
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outreach and education for clinicians in sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities

Professional Organizations
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Cal Alumni Association

Skills

  • Behavioral Health
  • Computers
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical
  • Medication
  • Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Safety

Education

May 2016-May 2018

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Public Health (MPH) at University of San Francisco

May 2010-May 2012

BA Psychology at UC Berkeley

Experience

Nov 2018- Present

Clinical Nurse I at Marin General Hospital

Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email megan.ives12@gmail.com

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