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Summary
10  years as LVN and 22 years in Dialysis with excellent communication and clinical skills.
Skills
  • Medication administration
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Lab collection and processing
  • Fresenius 2008T machine  
  • NxStage machines 
  • Acute Hemodialysis
  • Chronic Hemodialysis
  • Culturally sensitive care
  • Expert cannulator
Experience
Staff Assist Hemodialysis LVN
March 2016
Houston Home Dialysis Cypress, TX
  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures as established by Universal Dialysis. 
  • Plans and provides professional nursing care for patients under the direction and in cooperation with the Supervising Nurse. 
  • Performs hemodialysis and patient care activities in the patient's home. 
  • Implements the nursing care plan for each patient. 
  • Provides other nursing services, treatments, diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned. 
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and supervising nurse reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition. 
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of observations, treatments, and care of the patient.  
  • Participates in medical record audits as assigned. 
  • Attends staff meetings, patient care conferences and in-services as scheduled. 
  • Will also submit patient treatment information for Continuous Quality Management Process with supervising or alternate supervising nurse. 
  • Able to communicate independently with patient's physician regarding patient status and implement orders as prescribed. 
  • Prepares clinical and progress notes and other documentation per policy and procedures. 
  • Observes and maintains aseptic technique as required. Maintains standard precautions for infection control. 
  • Responsible and accountable for availability of adequate supplies and safety of patient equipment and physical environment. 


Licensed Vocational Nurse
July 2017
Dialyze Direct Sugar Land, TX
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  • Collects and records patient vitals 
  • Documents delegated interventions in electronic medical records (EMR) 
  • Identifies, reports and documents patient issues/problems/outcome deviations 
  • Provides patients and families with educational materials, information as directed 
  • Performs and documents point of care (POC) testing and quality control under supervision of registered nurse 
  • Reinforce training and education provided by the Registered Nurse 
  • Follows approved quality control protocols when assisting with Hemodialysis procedures under supervision of registered nurse.  ​ 
  • Delivers patient care in compassionate and non-discriminatory manner 
  • Ensures informed consent appropriately signed before procedures are conducted;
  • Provides assistance as requested or needed by other team members.
Acute Dialysis LVN
February 2015 to March 2016
Axis Dialysis Houston, TX
  • Applies assessment, planning, implementation/intervention and evaluation to meet individual patient and facility needs. Follows all patient specific and facility level policies, procedures and regulations. 
  • Provides safe and effective treatment to the patients in compliance with standards outlined in the Axis Dialysis Policy and Procedure Manual, as well as regulations set forth by the state and federal agencies. 
  • Educates the patient and family regarding hemodialysis.  
  • Documents all pertinent facility and patient data, assessments, plan of care and evaluations in medical record according to policy and procedure. 
  • Applies principles of pharmacology to the prescribed plan of care for patients. 
  • Accurately and efficiently prepares, administers and documents all prescribed medications. Ensures that all medication processes are in compliance with all applicable regulatory standards and statutes. 
  • Demonstrates effective delegation and supervision of clinical environment. 
  • Delegate duties in accordance with state regulatory requirements. Provides accurate and timely patient data to associate in charge to ensure safety of patient and environment.
  • Assesses the health educational needs of patients/families and provides instruction with emphasis on health maintenance, disease prevention, and self-care concepts. 
  • Mobilizes appropriate resources to best meet those needs. Serves as an educational resource. 
  • Rotates coverage with other licensed staff to ensure reliable and adequate coverage and participates in on-call coverage as assigned. 
Staff Assist Home Dialysis Nurse
September 2009 to February 2015
US Renal Care, Inc. Houston, TX
  • Responsible for providing hemodialysis treatments to End Stag Renal Disease patients in their private residence
  • Duties include: providing direct patient care
  • performing dialysis treatments
  • setting up equipment
  • maintaining equipment and supplies
  • assessing and monitoring patient status before, during, and after treatment
  • medication administration including IV meds
  • Care of subclavian catheters
  • Documentation of treatments and maintaining MARS
  • Patient Education
  • Weekly Labs


Education and Training
Nursing, 2007 Galveston College Galveston, TX, USA Licensed Vocation Nurse
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Summary
To obtain a position as an Acute/Chronic Dialysis Nurse
Skills
  • Nxstage
  • Fresenius 2008K
  • Fresenius K2
  • Baxter Cycler
  • Peritoneal Manual exchange
  • Vascular care 
  • Subclavian catheters
  • AV fistula/Grafts
  • Administer parenteral and PO Medications
  • Fluid Therapy and blood products. 
Experience
RN case Manger
November 2017 to Current
Journeycare Barrington, Illinois
-Manage the patients case and make appropriate suggestions regarding pain and symptom management in order to ensure comfort and quality of life. 
-Educate current and prospective patients and families regarding Hospice and end of life. 
- Review and update care plans, medication and equipment orders.
- Participate in weekly review of patients as part of the Interdisciplinary team.
Dialysis Nurse Case Manager/Educator
July 2016 to October 2017
Home Dialysis Services Homer Glen, IL
- Case management of independent and staff assist dialysis patients with supervision of Home Dialysis technicians.
-Train patients and caregivers to perform own dialysis treatments in the home using NXSTAGE.
- Monitor vascular access and arrange for appropriate interventions for non-working/clotted access
-Triage via phone during treatments for needs of emergency services. 
- Participate in and manage QAPI
Dialysis Nurse
May 2014 to July 2016
Davita
 Registered Nurse - ICU/Acute bedside Hemodialysis , Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.
 Charge Nurse- Assess daily patient needs, distribute patient care assignments, Monitor and supervise all patient care. 
July 2008 to February 2009 Oak Park, IL
  • CCT Scope of Practice: Ventilator Dependent Patients, IV medications, Blood Products, Invasive Pressure Monitoring, All Pacing modalities, Chest Tubes, High Risk, OB patients, Trauma patients, Pediatrics, IABP.
Critical Care Paramedic
September 2010 to April 2014
Lifeline Ambulance Rockford, IL
  • 911 response for Belvidere, Rockford and North Park Illinois.
  • Critical Care - Ventilator Dependent Patients, medications, Blood Products, Invasive Pressure Monitoring, All Pacing modalities, Chest Tubes, High Risk OB patients, Trauma patients, Pediatrics, IABP.
Critical Care Paramedic
February 2009 to September 2010
Superior Ambulance Elmhurst, IL
  • CCT Scope of Practice: Ventilator Dependent Patients, medications, Blood Products, Invasive Pressure Monitoring, All Pacing modalities, Chest Tubes, High Risk OB patients, Trauma patients, Pediatrics, IABP.
  • Critical Care Paramedic, Air Angels.
Firefighter Paramedic
June 2006 to July 2008
Leyden Fire Department
  • Emergency 911 Response to provide emergency fire fighting, rescue and paramedic level medical care to residents of the community.
Education and Training
ADN : Nursing Excelsior College Albany, NY
Certifications
CPR
CPR Instructor
Activities and Honors
NXSTAGE Nurse Hero National Award 2017
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Professional Summary

Professional Registered Nurse with over 12 years of direct patient care. Proficient at working autonomously as well as being an integral member of a multidisciplinary team. Successful in treatment of anemia, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, end of life, and wound care. An expert at multitasking while working under pressure with patience, excelling at communication and interpersonal skills, critical reasoning and deescalating tense situations to promote healthy, peaceful work environments.

Skill Highlights
  • Proficient in telecommunications' technologies
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Familiarity with disease management programs
  • Infection control standards
  • Ability to work with high volume of patients while maintaining care standards
  • Culturally sensitive
Professional Experience
Dialysis Nurse 01/2003 to Current FRESENIUS DIALYSIS SHREVEPORT, LA
  • Checking the patients' vital signs and talking with them to assess their condition
  • Teaching patients about their disease and its treatment and answering any questions
  • Overseeing the dialysis treatment from start to finish
  • Making sure patients are given the correct medications ordered by their doctors
  • Evaluating patients' reaction to the dialysis treatment and medications
  • Reviewing the patients' lab work, home medications and activities and letting the doctors know about changes in their patients' conditions
  • Monthly review and update of each patients Plan of Care and
  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Assessment, and immunization review
  • Actively participate on Quality Assessment and Improvement Team
  • Helping patients follow-up with their transplant center
  • Supporting the entire care team in delivering quality care in a considerate, respectful manner
Wound Treatment RN 07/2009 to 06/2010 NEXION NURSING HOME CARE SHREVEPORT, LA
  • Overseen and managed wound care system
  • Assess, evaluate, and develop the skin care treatment for >300 residents weekly
  • Initiated and analyzed each wound plan of care
  • Serve on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team
  • Researched and introduced non-formulary products resulting in increased wound healing
  • Reduced the number of chronic wounds that were >2years old from 20% to <10% within first 7 months
  • Trained bedside nurses in wound care procedures
  • Implement and enforce established policies and procedures relative to skin care treatments.
  • Examine residents records, discriminating between normal and abnormal findings that influence treatment
  • Enforce procedures, standards of care and practice, and regulations
  • Reported discrepancy and ensured all discrepancies are resolved prior to anyone leaving duty.
  • Physician, staff, resident and family updates
Lead RN Case Manager 05/2008 to 07/2009 JORDAN'S CROSSING HOSPICE SHREVEPORT, LA
  • Managed and coordinated hospice patients and family care
  • Provide direct nursing care, education and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families
  • Complete admission procedures of patients
  • Applied general knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other funding source regulations pertaining to hospice care service
  • Spearheaded research to introduced non-formulary products to address other care needs
  • Coordinate with director of home hospice and interdisciplinary team
  • Extensive evaluation of patients medical reports with documentation of patient response to interventions
  • Developing and implementing patient care plan
  • Refer and schedule patients to outside resources as needed to ensure that all care needs are met
  • Supervise and educate Home Health Aides and LPNs
RN Case Manager 02/2008 to 04/2008 NATIONAL HOME HEALTH SHREVEPORT, LA
  • Prioritize and delegate assignments, contributing to a higher standard of patient care
  • Triage, plan, organize, evaluate and advocate for patients
  • Manage any customer service concerns.
  • Work with a variety of home care services including hospice, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psych, and Home Health Aides
  • Provide patient education for disease and disease process
  • Collaborate effectively with an interdisciplinary team of medical and health care professionals
  • Report to Director of Nursing and Medical Director.
Case Manager 11/2007 to 02/2008 LIFEPATH HOSPICE CARE SHREVEPORT, LA
  • Managed expected caseload of patients with varying levels of acuity.
  • Perfected assessment, communication, time management and problem solving skills
  • Continuous updates to medications and care plan, complying with regulatory and reimbursement requirements
  • Responsive to the needs and concerns of patient and care givers in a timely and compassionate manner
  • Provide meaningful patient and family education at a stressful time in their lives.
  • Quality patient care
Weekend Senior Care Nurse 01/2004 to 07/2004 BRENTWOOD HOSPITAL Shreveport, La
  • Evaluate patient mental status, performing mini mental exams
  • Collaborate with psychiatrist and social workers
  • Observe patient reactions and listen to patient concerns to effectively advocate needs.
  • Extensively chart patient behavior and document any changes in patient behavior non-medicated and medicated
  • Development of patient activities inclusive of ADL's, mind strengthening exercises, coordination, etc.
  • Directly supervise LPN and patient care tech
  • Delegate and assign task
Radiology Tech 06/2001 to 01/2003 WILLIS KNIGHTON SHREVEPORT, LA
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Kaplan University Chicago, IL GPA: GPA: 3.2

Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Science: Nursing Northwestern University Shreveport, IL GPA: Magna Cum Laude

GPA 3.5

Associate of Science: Radiology Southern University SHREVEPORT, LA GPA: GPA: 3.5

GPA: 3.7

Licenses

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (1996-present)

CPR certified through American Heart Association

Registered Nurse in the State of LA, License number RN106583

Registered Nurse in the State of TX, License number 874000