Melanie Molloy, BSN, RN
Senior Nurse Clinician, HCC-13 Cardiac & Vascular Center
Melanie Molloy has worked at NYUMC for eight and one half years. Before coming to HCC-13 in March 2005, she worked on 16West and 17East. While working on these units, she delivered high quality care to medical patients with multi system diseases. As a Senior Nurse Clinician on HCC-13, she delivers high quality, compassionate care; acts as a charge nurse on a consistent and frequent basis and has been instrumental as a change agent for the unit, service as well as being a leader for hospital initiatives.
Ms. Molloy has become a role model and clinical expert in caring for the cardiac and vascular patient. She ensure standards set forth by the institution are incorporated into her practice as well as assisting her colleagues to do the same. She delivers highly skilled care and is a leader for her peers during critical events. Her peers call upon her for her clinical advice, assistance with technical skills, help with problem solving and seeking innovative solutions. While in the charge nurse role, she ensures patient flow, efficient delegation and the overall smooth functioning of the unit.
One of the change initiatives Ms. Molloy has been involved with has been assisting the staff on HCC-13, as well as colleagues on other units, to become proficient in the use of ICIS. During this time, she assisted the Nurse Manager in ensuring that all staff attended the ICIS classes; availed herself, via telephone, to provide guidance to her colleagues; and came in on her time off. She remained a positive force on the unit providing a reassuring environment for change.
Another initiative has been collaborating with the nurse manager and staff on HCC-13 and Cath Lab to transition to a No Delay Report system for patients transferring from Cath Lab to HCC-13. Ms. Molloy, with feedback from colleagues, instituted guidelines for the institution of this new reporting system. During this trial period, she demonstrated excellent problem solving and sought out creative solutions to systems issues. During this time, she designed the final template for the No Delay Report Form, which is currently in use.
Ms. Molloy, who holds a Bachelors in Nursing from Molloy College in 1999, plans on taking the Cardiac and Vascular Certification Exam in May 2008.