Patient-oriented Nurse with fourteen years' diverse experience in direct patient care. Skilled at multitasking and prioritizing patient needs and daily assignments. Offering practical nurse expertise. Demonstrated ability to perform with speed and accuracy to assess patients, deliver treatments and delegate tasks. Proven history of advocating for patient needs and fostering top-quality care.
Licensed Practical nurse- 2017 to present
American Red (BLS) Certification- 2019 to present
Certified nursing assistant- 2005-2007
Evaluated students with acute health concerns, chronic health diseases, emergent medical conditions or injuries.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to students with acute and chronic medical needs.
Ensured HIPAA compliance. Processed weekly reports for department Q&A.
Recorded patients' acute medical situations, vital signs and encounters in EMR system. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including asthma and diabetes.
Greeted students and established the purpose of their visit to ensure proper plan of care was implemented.
Provided care and treatment reflective of appropriate infection control techniques and universal precautions.
Promoted collaborative teamwork atmosphere by exhibiting professional behavior, which demonstrated commitment to providing quality patient care while fostering professional working environment.
Jumped in to perform individual or team functions when short-staffed or advanced nursing situations required.
Participated in department performance improvement activities to improve safety and patient outcomes.
Identified cognitive functioning, mental status, physiological condition and patient needs.
Assessed patients, recorded vitals, and documented medical histories; evaluated patient responses.Updated and maintained patient charts and communicated changes to nurses and physicians to ensure continuum of care. Collected lab specimens, monitored fluid intake/output, and analyzed and interpreted lab results. Provided wound care. Actioned emergency interventions to stabilize patients. Measured and monitored patient vital signs. Documented nursing care provided in patients' electronic medical record. Observed and carried out physician and nursing orders. Identified patients' functional issues based on symptoms and behavior changes. Monitored and observed patients' to accurately records changes in condition and reaction to medications and treatment. Notified appropriate individuals of changes in patient condition and utilized established chain of command to ensure confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.
Performed comprehensive patient exams and assessments to formulate, implement and continuously update individualized plans of care. Administered medications, and injections in accordance with treatment plan directions.
Managed the day-to-day functions of the office.
Streamlined day-to-day office processes to meet long-term goals.
Took part in meetings and committees to discuss such topics as electronic health records and communicate the best ways to improve workflows.
Managed point care click use and training.
Worked with physicians and nurses to improve the quality of patient health documents and records.
Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Sent out patients' medical records to ensure compliance of patient care and for financial reimbursement.
Guided patients' loved ones and caregivers in such tasks as pain management, wound care, and medication dosing.
Ensured that each patient and his or her family received a superior level of compassionate nursing and palliative care.
Provided on-call care as needed. Provided wound care.
Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measured vital signs, assessed for decline in patient medical condition and reported to RN.
Maintained 100% compliance with all facility and government regulations.
Scanned incoming documentation.
Observed confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information. Maintained complete confidentiality in accordance with organization and legal requirements.
Purged outdated files. Kept department clean, organized and professional. Disseminated information to correct department, individual or outside individuals.
Obtained patient charts for HCP for upcoming HCP appointments. Generated reports to corporate office in regards to patient care, sent emails, memoranda, letters and releases. Generated invoices, processed payments and prepared deposits and part of financial operations oversight. Scheduled chronic care and maternity patients for outside health care visits. Collaborated with sheriff department personnel to ensure patients were transported to outside health care appointments in timely manner.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate care to patients requiring assistance with ADL's. Obtained and monitored vital signs, intake and output, assisted with grooming, dressing , feeding, performed active and passive range of motion exercises with patients, transferred patients from bed to wheelchair with sara/ hoyer lifts, provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Provided care for patients post surgery.
Studied basic high school studies.
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Worked for Correct Health at Plaquemines Parish Detention Center. Provided care to Federal, DOC (male and female) and Parish offenders, Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically-relevant symptoms. Administer first aid, Obtained specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport. Administered controlled narcotics and maintained proper count. Oral Medication Administration, Obtained Vital Signs, Administer PPD Test and completed PPD readings, Keep accurate sharps count, Intake Assessments, Sick Calls (clinic), Preformed 12 lead EKGs, Assist with MH provider, Monitor Accu checks, Monitor sharps count, IM Injections, e-MAR (COR EMR 5).
Completed several contracts at PPDC before signing on full time Nursing duties include but not limited to preforming general nursing task that fall under the LPN scope of practice. Take and record vital signs, such as blood pressure. Administer medications as ordered and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. Dress wounds, apply compresses, ice bags, and urine samples. Monitor patients and chart medical records accurately. Report the condition of a patient back to RNs and doctors.
Medication Administration, IM Injections, Accucheck, Insulin Administration, IV Therapy, IV Piggy Backs, Monitor blood transfusion after the initiation completed by RN, Vital Signs, Specimen Collection, G-Tube Feedings/Medication Administration, Monitoring Intake/Output, Supervising CNAs, Catheter Insertion, Enemas, Colostomy Care, Prescription Ordering, Calling Dr./Families, Preform CPR, e-MAR (CPSI)
Assessed and interviewed patients in Pre-op, Obtained vital signs prior to surgery,Provided education to the patient relevant to the procedure being performed, Initiate IVs and IV fluids, Administer soap suds enemas, Performed 12 leadEKGs, Obtained blood specimens, Glucometer checks,Pregnancy testing, Administer eye drops, Administer PO medications.
PO Medication Administration, IM Injections, Insulin Administration, Eye Drop Administration, Vital Signs, Oxygen Therapy, Specimen Collection, Wound Care, Monitoring Intake/Output, Admission/Discharge, Assist with Turning/Feeding, Supervising CNAs, Prescription Ordering, Calling Dr./Families, e-MAR (epic)
Medication Administration, IM Injections, Accucheck, Insulin Administration, IV Therapy, IV Piggy Backs, Vital Signs, Oxygen Therapy, Specimen Collection, G-Tube Feedings/Medication Administration, Monitoring Intake/Output, Supervising CNAs, Catheter Insertion, Enemas, Colostomy Care, Admission/Discharge, Prescription Ordering, Calling Dr./Families, e-MAR (Point Click Care)
Medication Administration, IM Injections, Accucheck, Insulin Administration, Vital Signs, Oxygen Therapy, Specimen Collection, G-Tube Feedings/Medication Administration, Monitoring Intake/Output, Supervising CNAs, Catheter Insertion, Enemas, Colostomy Care, Assist with Turning/Feeding, Admission/Discharge, Prescription Ordering, Calling Dr./Families, e-MAR (AHT)
Clinical training completed at Promise Hospital (Vidalia, La), Riverland Medical Center (Ferriday, La), Concordia Community Health Center (Ferriday, La), Riverland Pediatric Clinic (Ferriday, La), The Bridge (Ferriday, La), The Columns (Jonesville, La) and East Louisiana State Hospital (Jackson, La)
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Provide care to incarcerated patients in 800 bed facility to promote and improve their overall health utilizing the nursing process in triage, professional training and various resources in accordance with regulatory agencies and established guidelines. Responsibilities included triage, initiating drug and alcohol protocols, administering medication/IV therapy, perform blood draws, administer EKG's. Direct and oversee the activities of clinic, infirmary and facility. Evaluate staffing needs and assign ancillary staff to appropriate assignments. Collaborate with MD/PA/NP and Department of Corrections to promote patient safety. Assisted with refining unit and facility policies and procedures in the area's of suicide watch, safety methods, documentation and discharge planning.
Employed on a skilled care rehabilitation unit providing expert care utilizing the nursing process to patients recovering from a wide range of post surgical procedures and deconditioning which include adults recovering from cardiovascular surgery, amputations, fractures, orthopedic surgeries, CVA's, neurological and acute complex medical conditions. Admit and discharge patients to and from facility. Perform physical assessments, administer medications/IV therapy, Perform wound care and monitor wound vacuum device, Insert and maintain Foley catheters, nasogastric feeding tubes, Monitor PEG/G tubes and administer enteral feedings. Educated patients and their chosen support system regarding diagnosis, care, medications and follow up appointments. Effectively collaborated with doctors and multidisciplinary team to assist and plan post treatment home care to prevent return hospitalization due to complications.
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Provided high quality nursing care to patients on a short stay surgical floor completing pre- and post-operative procedures. Admitted patients to unit and prepared them for surgery. Administered medications/IV therapy and monitored recovery process. Assessed surgical sites/lab values/test results and update surgeon when appropriate. Effectively prioritized care and educated patient and their chosen support system to facilitate a successful discharge.
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