Olga Vulakh, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC

859.312.6946   olga@vulakh.us

Education

Student, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of Kentucky, class of 2023

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, With Honors

University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Belarusian State University

Certifications

CCRN-CSC, ACLS, PALS, NIHSS, BLS

Affiliations

AACN

Career History

01/2018 – Present

UK HealthCare Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, Lexington, KY

Registered Nurse, Cardiothoracic and Vascular ICU

  • Provide total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care to patients recovering from cardiothoracic and vascular surgical procedures, including heart/lung transplant, open-heart surgery, as well as congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiogenic shock, and sepsis
  • Responsibilities include assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians

08/2014 – 01/2018

Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY

Registered Nurse, Cardiothoracic and Vascular ICU

  • Manage intubated/mechanically ventilated and hemodynamically unstable patients after cardiothoracic and vascular surgery
  • Provide continuous cardiac monitoring and specialized interventions for patients with critical cardiac conditions requiring frequent hemodynamic monitoring
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with members of multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Provide patients and families with education and emotional support
  • Precept and mentor newly hired RNs during their CTVU orientation period
  • Participate on Saint Joseph Hospital Critical Care Committee
  • Achieved Nursing Professional Development Program Clinical Nurse Expert recognition

06/2013 – 08/2014

KentuckyOne Health Continuing Care Hospital, Lexington, KY

Registered Nurse

  • Utilize nursing process as a basis of decision-making in providing safe, efficient, and compassionate client care
  • Assess, analyze, and document patient conditions
  • Prioritize, implement, and document appropriate nursing interventions, including medication administration, wound care, and specimen collection