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Professional Summary

Family nurse practitioner with 11 years RN and 3 years LVN experience focused on providing quality care to patients.

Licenses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

BLS - Basic Life Support

Skill Highlights
  • Patient care planning and procedures
  • Patient education
  • Treatment of conditions
  • Triage/Tele-medicine RN 5 yrs
  • Pre/Post IR RN 5 yrs
  • Medical surgical nurse 4yrs
  • CPR/BLS expires 12/2020
  • Fast learner
  • Team player
  • Dependable
  • Lab result evaluation
  • Preventative care
  • STD care and counseling
  • I & D
  • Laceration repair
Professional Experience
Family Nurse Practitioner
Hurst, TX
Hurst Family Medicine / Sep 2019 to Current
  • Assisted with the management of pain due to acute and chronic concerns.
  • Offered preventive services such as well-child, adult and gynecological examinations.
  • Evaluated and treated sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Issued referrals to obtain specialized care for patients.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems, including MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia.
Registered Nurse
Dallas, TX
Parkland Hospital/ Jun 2015 to Current
  • Triage nurse for patients in all age group including newborn, children, pregnant women and geriatric
  • Assessment and documentation
Registered Nurse
Dallas, TX
Baylor Scott & White Health/ Mar 2013 to Mar 2018

IR/ day surgery RN

Duties - care of patients pre and post IR procedures

Registered Nurse
Dallas, TX
Baylor Hospital/ Jul 2008 to Mar 2012
  • RN - Med- Surge Unit
  • Duties - Assessment, delegation, and implementation, patient care with administration of meds
  • Alternating night shift charge nurse, Clinical Preceptor
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Dallas, TX
Baylor Hospital/ Sep 2005 to Jul 2008
  • LVN - Orthopedics/rehab Unit
  • Duties - Patient care and education, delegating, vital signs with assessment, med administration, charting, dressing changes, tube feedings, NG-tube insertion and suction, IV's, phlebotomy
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dallas, TX
Baylor Hospital/ Mar 2003 to Aug 2005
  • Patient care; ADL's, straight catheterization, non-sterile dressing change
Education and Training
Family Nurse Practitioner: Nursing University of Texas Arlington

Graduated 05/2019

Bachelor of Science: Nursing University of Texas Aug 2011
Associate of Science: Nursing El Centro College Apr 2008 Texas
LVN: Nursing North Central Texas College, Corinth, TX Texas
Professional Organization
  • AANP
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Professional Summary
Certified Registered Nurse with Medical-Surgical ward and Emergency Room background working in urgent and high patient volume settings. Able to work in a highly stressful environment without compromising the care given to the patient. Registered Nurse and Midwife in the Philippines. Masteral degree holder major in Nursing Management.

Licenses
Registered Nurse in the Philippines (since March 2009)
Registered Midwife in the Philippines (since Nov 2009)
Registered Nurse in Republic of Palau (since May 2013)
 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification
Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification
​IELTS passer
Skill Highlights
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Professionalism
  •  IV therapist
  • Able to supervise staff nurses on the floor 
  • Years of experience being a charge nurse
  • ER experience
  • Medical ward experience
  • MICU experience
  • Surgical ward experience
  • SICU experience
Professional Experience
Emergency Room Nurse Aug 2016 to Current
Belau National Hospital Koror, Palau Delivers high-quality and compassionate treatment to patients with emergent and non-emergent cases in a high paced environment. Works as part of a team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.
Surgical ward nurse Feb 2015 to Aug 2016
Belau National Hospital Koror, Palau
Attending to surgical cases including pre-op and post op patients. Aside from the ward, also attending to Surgical ICU patients who are critically ill and needs 1:1 care. Able to manage machine-ventilated patients. Supervising LPN and making decisions in the ward as the Charge Nurse of the shift. A good team player.
Responsible for designating patients to staff nurses and responsible for everyday problem in the ward. Directly reports to the Unit Supervisor. 
Emergency Room Nurse Aug 2014 to Feb 2015
Belau National Hospital Koror, Palau Delivers high-quality and compassionate treatment to patients with emergent and non-emergent cases in a high paced environment. Works as part of a team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.
Medical-Pediatric Nurse May 2013 to Aug 2014
Belau National Hospital Koror, Palau
Responsible in taking care of patients with medical conditions in different age group: from pediatrics to geriatrics. Aside from taking care of patients in the ward, also responsible in taking care of critical patients in ICU with special contraptions and ventilator machine. Charge Nurse most of the time carrying out doctor's orders; assigning patients to staff nurses and making decisions regarding everyday problem in the ward. In-charge of LPNs and RNs of the shift. Directly reports to the Unit Supervisor.
Customer Service Representative May 2012 to May 2013
Firstsource Ltd. Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Assist customers regarding their accounts at BT. Answers questions regarding their billing statements; upselling broadband connections to the customers. 
Phone banker (Wells Fargo) Jan 2011 to Feb 2012
Genpact Philippines Muntinlupa, Philippines Assist customers regarding their bank account at Well Fargo. Orders checks, answer questions regarding their bank accounts. Upselling Company's other accounts such as Credit cards, checking accounts, mortgage and loans.  
Medical-Surgical Nurse May 2010 to Aug 2011
Binan Doctors Hospital Inc Binan City, Laguna, Philippines Responsible for designated patients for a specified time frame. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process, the environment and other health care resources to meet the specialized age-appropriate physical, emotional and 
Emergency Room Nurse Nov 2009 to May 2010
Binan Doctors Hospital Inc Binan City, Laguna, Philippines Responsible for caring of the emergent and non-emergent patients, patients who need emergency treatments. A nurse who uses clinical judgment to deliver patient 
ER nurse (Volunteer) Jul 2009 to Sep 2009
Ospital ng Muntinlupa Muntinlupa City, Philippines Responsible for caring of the emergent and non-emergent patients, patients who need emergency treatments. 
OB-Surgical ward Nurse (Volunteer) Jun 2009 to Jul 2009
Ospital ng Muntinlupa Muntinlupa City, Philippines Responsible for caring for the patients who have Obstetrical problem and those patients who is surgical case. Nurse who cares for patients who is pre-op and post-operation; as well as the nurse who caters newly delivered mother as well as their babies. 
Collections Representative Jan 2009 to Jul 2009
Convergys Company Ortigas, Pasig City, Philippines Collects funds from account holders of delinquent accounts of GE Money Bank in the US.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Nursing 2008 University of Perpetual Help Binan Binan City, Laguna, Philippines
Master of Arts, Nursing 2016 Philippine Women's University Taft Avenue, Malate, Metro Manila, Philippines Major in Nursing Management
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About Me
Nursing is my passion and my love for people is undeniable! I am a team player that works well with others collaboratively to provide a positive work environment and promote teamwork. My father taught me at a very young age that a smile goes a long way and I take every day in my nursing  profession as an opportunity to make someones day!
Licenses
Registered Nurse, Associates Degree
ACLS/BLS Certified
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certified
Academics and Honors
2009
Nursing Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
Academic Achievement Award- Honors
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Vice President of Student Nurses Association
Skill Highlights
  • Emergency Care
  • Pediatric, Neonatal and Maternity specialist
  • OB/GYN professional 
  • Leadership in the Charge Nurse Role
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Patient Care Enthusiast
  • Medical Clinical Procedures
  • Surgical Assistance
Professional Experience
08/2019 to Current
Registered Nurse Lincoln Parish School Board Ruston, LA School Nurse for Choudrant Elementary and High School
04/2017 to 08/2018
Emergemcy Room Nurse Northern Louisiana Medical Center Ruston, LA Emergency Nurse in Ruston. My time there was indescribable due to the patient volume that was seen daily. We treated any and everything that came through the doors. From new born to geriatric, every day was different. I became a more well rounded nurse from the experiences in the ER and am ready for anything that God puts in front of me!  I was nominated 5 consecutive times for Nurse of the Month! A positive attitude goes a long way with patents and co-workers!
04/2015 to 03/2017
Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Home Health Ruston, La
My grandfather was diagnosed with kidney failure. After a year in the Dialysis Center where he found himself unhappy and quality of life diminishing, I trained in Peritoneal Dialysis and machine use. For 2 years, I had the honor of being his primary care taker. I was responsible for setting up his machine, priming and getting everything ready for him to conveniently and easily hook up to dialyze 12 hours a day. KEEPING HIM INFECTION FREE WAS MY NUMBER 1 PRIORITY and I am proud to say that was a success! It is something that I was truly blessed to be able to do and will cherish that time spent forever!
  • Infection Control
  • Injections
  • Strict Diet Control and Fluid Restrictions
07/2013 to 04/2015
The Womans Clinic Monroe, La
  • Womens Health Expert
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Facilatate healthy Pregnancies
05/2009 to 07/2013
Registered Nurse St Francis Hospital Monroe, La
 
Med Surge 2009-2010
OB/GYN 2010-2013
  • Charge Nurse
  • Awarded Patient Favorite among all of hospital 
  • Leader of Patient Satisfaction
  • Experience in Pediatrics, NICU, Labor and Delivery, Ante and Post-Partum 
  • Lots of experience with Pediatric Injections
02/2006
ER TECH Lincoln General Ruston, La Before Applying to Nursing school, I was an ER TECH and realized that patient care was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
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Professional Summary
Loyal, collaborative Registered Nurse with a steadfast commitment to quality care and preventative care advocacy. 1 year of experience working in an acute care hospital setting as an RN with specializations in Telemetry, Med-Surgical and Geriatric Psych. 
Core Qualifications
  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Skilled cardiac care nurse
  • Diagnostic tools experience
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Implements a therapeutic and holistic patient care approach 
  • Successful treatment of chest pain, arrhythmias, stroke, etc.
Experience
Telemetry Registered Nurse Feb 2017 to Current
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood, CA
  • Evaluate patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including MI, COPD, arrhythmias and stroke.
  • Modify and individualized care according to the patient and family culture, demographics, history, and needs.
  • Ready patients for stress testing, echocardiograms, peripheral diagnostic studies.
  • Administer blood and blood product transfusions and monitor patients for adverse reactions
  • Prepare and administer oral, rectal, NG/PEG tubes, SUBQ, IM, IV, and document affect.
  • Managed and provided clinical direction to LPNs and CNAs.
  • Increased patient compliance with the plan of care by 80% by providing detailed health education teachings.
Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Dec 2016 to Feb 2017
Glendora Community Hospital Glendora, CA
  • Assesses patients mental and physical health status, identifying and prioritizing individual client needs.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills and provide medication administration for clients with varying mental health diagnosis.           
  • Provides for the well being of the patients through patient advocacy, education, and effective collegial communication with physicians, other departments and staff. 
ER Patient Access Support Representative Jun 2004 to Jul 2007
SUTTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  • Required to implement accurate judgment in alerting the triage nurse of critical walk-in clients.
  • Responsible for registering patients for admission to the emergency department.
  • Follow appropriate patient placement utilizing the facilities bed allocation Determines eligibility and patient cost share (co-pay / deposit etc.) using electronic systems and other means, taking payments at point of service.
  • Determines and communicates to each patient/patient representative, confirming how the encounter will be paid, and properly assist in screening self-pay patients to determine Medicaid or Charity Care options, referring to a Financial Counselor when appropriate.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Nursing 2020 Ohio University Athens, OH, United States
Certificate and Honors
  • ACLS and BLS Certified by American Heart Association
  • ECG and Pharmacology Certified by KSK Training Center
  • Los Angeles Southwest College Honoree- CUM LAUDE
  • NIHSS Certified by Apex Innovations 
  • Council of Black Nurses Honoree-Linda Burns Bolton Scholarship 
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Skills
  • Strong EMR skills: Epic, Centricity, MedHost, McKesson, Medi-Tech, T-System, Electronic T-System, Cerner, EPower Document, CPSI
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, LVAD, Swann Catheter Insertion & Monitoring, Central Line Insertion and Care
  • IV Initiation and Maintenance, gtt Titration and Weaning, Charge Nurse Duties, Medical Response Team, Arterial  Line Management, Assist with Intubation and Central Line Insertion, Ventilator Management, Rapid Response 
Experience
Travel RN - IR 02/2018 to 07/2018 Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
Travel RN - ER 11/2017 to 02/2018 Maui Memorial Medical Hospital Maui, HI
Staff RN/Charge - MedSurg and ER 05/2017 to Current Trigg County Hospital Cadiz, KY
Travel RN - ER 02/2016 to 07/2016 Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville Clarksville, TN
Travel RN - ER 07/2016 to 12/2016 St Francis Hospital Memphis, TN
Travel RN - ER 12/2016 to 05/2017 Flaget Memorial Bardstown, KY
Travel RN/Charge Nurse - ER 12/2014 to 02/2016 Baptist Health Madisonville, KY
Staff RN/Charge Nurse - ER 12/2012 to 07/2015 Jennie Stuart Medical Center: Emergency Room Hopkinsville, KY
Staff X-Ray/CT Tech/Charge Tech 06/1991 to 06/2012 Owensboro Medical Health System Owensboro, KY
Education
Associate of Science: Nursing 2008 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY, United States
Associate of Science: Radiology Technician 1989 Madisonville Community College - Health Sciences Campus Madisonville, KY, United States
Licenses and Certifications
  • RN - Kentucky Board of Nursing (compact license)
  • RN - Hawaii Board of Nursing
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • TNCC
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Summary

My objective is to obtain a position as the Conroe ISD Health Solutions Case Manager. I come to you with ten years of experience as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Department care, as well as various other departments, at hospitals throughout the nation. I maintain a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient advocacy and patient satisfaction for the patient's continuum of care.  This opportunity will allow quality focused preventative teaching and maintenance of health for the target Conroe employees.

Experience
ED Registered Nurse/Travel Mar 2018 to May 2018
CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin, TX
8 week contract - Work twelve hour night shifts in 24 bed emergency department.
Responsible for triage, assessments, discharges, admits, and transfers per hospital policy.
Also responsible for stock of rooms, linens, supply carts, and pharmacy room.
 
8 week contract w/Extension contract - Work twelve hour night shifts in 18 bed emergency department.Responsible for triage, assessments, discharges, admits, and transfers per hospital policy.Also responsible for stock of rooms, linens, supply carts, and pharmacy room.
 
13 week contract w/Extension contract - Work twelve hour night shifts in 7 bed emergency department (Satellite ED).Responsible for triage, assessments, discharges, admits, and transfers per hospital policy.Also responsible for stock of rooms, linens, supply carts, and pharmacy room.
ED Registered Nurse/Travel Oct 2017 to Nov 2017
Kaiser Permanente-Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, CA

Worked twelve hour shift nights; carried out floor orders for hold patients in the ED.

1:4 patient:nurse ratio.

Most times, responsible for one ED patient along with hold patients.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Aug 2017 to Mar 2018
CHI St. Luke's Health–The Vintage Hospital Houston, TX
8 week contract w/Extension contract - Work twelve hour night shifts in 18 bed emergency department.
Responsible for triage, assessments, discharges, admits, and transfers per hospital policy.
Also responsible for stock of rooms, linens, supply carts, and pharmacy room.
ED Registered Nurse/Travel Feb 2017 to Current
Central Staffing/Memorial Hermann Houston, TX

Internal Staffing Ageny for Memorial Hermann Hospital System (14 acute care hospitals).

PRN Travel to various MH ED locations.

At 1:4 Nurse to patient ratio, work twelve hour night shifts in busy RME (Rapid Medical Evaluation unit), clinical/trauma rooms.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Feb 2017 to Aug 2017
CHI St. Luke's Memorial Health (Satellite ED) Lufkin, TX

13 week contract w/Extension contract - Work twelve hour night shifts in 7 bed emergency department (Satellite ED).

Responsible for triage, assessments, discharges, admits, and transfers per hospital policy.

Also responsible for stock of rooms, linens, supply carts, and pharmacy room.

ER Registered Nurse/Travel Nov 2016 to Feb 2017
Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast Houston, TX

13 week contract - Worked twelve hour night shifts in emergency department in Clinic and Trauma rooms.

Overtime worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Aug 2016 to Oct 2016
OSF St. James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center Pontiac, IL

13 week contract - Worked twelve hour night shifts in emergency department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma rooms.

Overtime worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Feb 2016 to Jul 2016
CHI St. Luke's - Brazosport Medical Center Lake Jackson, TX

Worked twelve hour night shifts in emergency department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma rooms.

Overtime worked.

2 Contract extensions worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Nov 2015 to Jan 2016
Sutter Solano Medical Center ER Vallejo, CA

Working twelve hour variable shifts in Level 3 Trauma center high-paced emergency department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma rooms.

ED Resgistered Nurse/Travel Oct 2015 to Current
Onward Healthcare/AMN Wilton, CT

Contracted to nurse in other states, either under compact license or by license through a particular state.

Experience includes California.

Registered Nurse/Travel May 2015 to Oct 2015
Hale Ho'Ola Hamakua Hospital Honokaa, HI

Worked twelve hour night shifts, solely maintaining or charging ancillary staff with registration, triage, assessments, medical interventions, MD notifications, paging of radiology/laboratory, collecting/running labs, transfers/discharges of patients for four bed ED.

Other duties included maintaining, inventory stock, and other critical reports.

Overtime worked.

Extension contract worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Jan 2015 to May 2015
Norwegian-American Hospital Chicago, IL

Worked twelve hour night shifts in extremely high-paced overcrowded antiquated emergency.

department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma rooms.

Contract extension worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Oct 2014 to Jan 2015
Central Maine Medical Center Lewiston, ME

Worked twelve hour variable shifts in Level 2 Trauma center high-paced emergency department in.

Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma rooms.

Overtime/On-Call worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Jul 2014 to Sep 2014
Hilo Medical Center Hilo, HI

Worked twelve hour night shifts in high-paced emergency department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and.

Trauma rooms.

Overtime/On-Call worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Mar 2014 to Jun 2014
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Roswell, NM

Worked 7on/7off - twelve hour shift nights; responsible for 1 trauma room, 1 psych room, and 3 acute.

care beds nightly.

Also, triaged incoming EMS and RPD patients.

Maintained, processed, and transfered.

psych patients to Sunrise, regional psychiatric facility, located within the hospital facility.

Float/Fast-.

track/Triage experience.

On-call/Overtime worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Nov 2013 to Feb 2014
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Mechanicsville, VA

Worked twelve hour night shifts in high-paced ED Fast Track, Urgent beds, and Critical Decision Unit.

No overtime allotted.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Apr 2013 to Oct 2013
Carlsbad Medical Center Carlsbad, NM

Worked twelve hour night shifts in emergency department in Triage, Fastrack, Clinic and Trauma.

rooms.

Overtime worked.

Contract extension worked.

ED Registered Nurse/Travel Apr 2012 to Oct 2016
Core Medical Group Salem, NH

Contracted to nurse in other states, either under compact license or by license through a particular state.

Most thirteen week contracts have been extended to longer contractual periods.

Experience includes Chicago, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, and Virgina.

ED/LTC/LTAC Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Experience/Travel Apr 2012 to Feb 2013
Hale Ho'Ola Hamakua Hospital Honokaa, HI

Worked twelve hour night shifts, solely maintaining or charging ancillary staff with registration, triage, assessments, medical interventions, MD notifications, paging of radiology/laboratory, collecting/running labs, transfers/discharges of patients for four bed ED.

Also, working twelve hour night shifts, managed, as Charge Nurse, Long Term Care and acute beds for 80+ bed facility.

Other duties included maintaining, inventory stock, staffing and other critical reports.

Contract extension worked.

LTAC Registered Nurse PRN/Charge Nurse Jan 2012 to Mar 2013
Allegiance Specialty Hospital of Greenville Greenville, MS

Working twelve hour night shifts, provided, and not limited to, wound care/wound vac, peritoneal.

dialysis, medications (IV, PO, Subq, Subl, Topical), vent management/weening, BiPaP, CPaP, trach.

care, foley care, isolation precautions, paper-charting, and emergency management.

Overtime.

worked.

Charge experience.

ED Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Experience Jun 2008 to Mar 2012
Delta Regional Medical Center Greenville, MS

Worked twelve hour night shifts providing emergency services in the high-paced overcrowded ED clinic.

area, patient/family teaching, level 3 Trauma rooms, conscious sedation, Triage, and Chest Pain Clinic,.

Charge Nurse Experience.

Also, PRN for Med/Surg, Pscyhiatric/Geri-psych, and Conscious Sedation RN.

for CT/Biopsy procedures.

RN Jun 2008 to Nov 2008

Travel to patient home to provide certification and re-certifications of care, vital signs, capillary blood sugar monitoring, specimen collection, teach disease process and medication uses and administration, and wound care.

Determine critical conditions and report status and lab values to MD.

Chart all information in a timely and accurate manor.

Registered Nurse/Home Health Care/Local Travel Oct 2004 to Nov 2008
Mississippi Home Care of Rolling Fork Rolling Fork, MS
Home Health Assistant/CNA Oct 2004 to Jun 2008
Education
Associate of Science
Registered Nurse 2008 Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, Mississippi, United States Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member 2007 kelley Humphreys Scholarship Recipient Host of Community Projects Licenses
Certifications

  • Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii, License No. RN-71993 Exp 06/30/19
  • Registered Nurse, State of Illinois, License No. 09 Exp 05/31/18
  • Registered Nurse, State of Michigan, License No. Exp 03/31/18
  • Registered Nurse, State of California, License No.9 12/31/2018
Skills
acute care, acute care, contracts, dialysis, emergency services, Fast, inventory, radiology, specimen collection, Staffing, teaching, Trauma, Triage, vital signs, wound care
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Professional Profile

Certified Veterinary Technician and  collaborative team player with more than 30 years of diverse experience across various animal care settings.    I am an adept problem solver able to multi-task and prioritize prepartory work, patient care and other front office duties while maintaining optimal patient flow and exceptional client service.  



 


Core Competencies
  • Working knowledge and exceptional technical skills as Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Proficient with venipuncture, dentistry, radiology, anesthesia induction and maintenance, critical care nursing, laboratory processes, preventive care protocols, and client education 
  • Veterinary office management
  • Budgeting and financial reports
  • Exceptional client experience management
  • Staff recruitment, training and HR management
  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Inventory management & vendor relations
Experience
ER - Client Service Technician / WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center - Garden City, ID 09/2018 - Current

Triage all incoming emergency patients according to WestVet protocol.  Complete initial patient vitals and obtain patient histories and input data into software.  Act as client liason from the initial patient assessment to completion of the visit.   Obtain immediate ER consent and/or CPR/DNR consent when appicable.  Prepare treatment plans and present to clients.   Discharge patients including explaining discharge instructions, medication schedules and answering client questions.

Hospital Manager / All Pet Complex Veterinary Hospital (National Veterinary Associates) - Boise, Idaho 10/2011 - 01/2019

Veterinary Hospital Manager responsible for day-to-day operations of a successful veterinary practice.  Prepare correspondence, accounting and financial documents. Evaluate KPIs to develop overall strategies to improve practice performance.  Manage accounts receivable/payable and ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and standards of veterinary care. Manage multiple databases to keep track of all client accounts and company inventory.  Recruit, train and develop skilled work force consisting of 12-14 office and medical staff personnel.  Administer employee benefits, perform payroll functions, and oversee OSHA compliant safety program.  Maintain multiple vendor relations and manage both office and hospital inventories.  Developed a hospital culture based on high quality patient care and client service excellence resulting in year over year revenue growth and client satisfaction. Recognized as top performer in managing variable operational costs.

Municipal Animal Shelter Supervisor & Senior RVT / Town of Apple Valley - Apple Valley, California 03/2005 - 10/2011 Organized and managed daily functions, operations, and activities of the Municipal Animal Shelter.  Led development and implementation of quality controls, productivity standards and compliance guidelines.  Two of my biggest accomplishments include implementation and management of the Animal Services Volunteer Program that attracted dozens of volunteers and saved hundreds of pet lives annually.  And, being a key contributor to the research and development that led to the city's building of a new modern facility that not only attracted more citizens, but also enriched the lives and health of the animal populations under my care. Trained and certified all Animal Control Officers and shelter personnel in safe, humane restraint techniques and euthanasia. Maintained vendor relations and secured nutritional food supply for shelter animals.  Created pet exhibits to improve quality of life and spark community interest.
Hospital Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician / Rialto Animal Hospital - Rialto, California 04/1989 - 04/2003 Developed hospital goals with a strategic plan aimed at providing high quality veterinary care while maintaining profitability and employee engagement. Utilized veterinary technical skills to treat patients and train new hires. Maintained a compliant Illness/Injury Prevention Program, and managed vendor relations and inventory.  
Veterinary Technician / Animal Emergency Clinic - Grand Terrace, CA 04/1983 - 04/1989 Received extensive training in small animal triage and developed critical care nursing skills.  Utilized technical skills in surgery, anesthesia, radiology, laboratory processes and client service in an emergency practice environment. 
Education and Training
Cal Poly Pomona - - Pomona, CA, United States 1986 Bachelor of Science: Agriculture Science Special emphasis in livestock production and husbandry
Cal Poly Pomona - - Pomona, CA, United States 1990 Registered Veterinary Technician: Veterinary Technology Licensed by the California Veterinary Medical Board - License #RVT3538
AAHA Veterinary Management Institute - - West Lafayette, IN, USA 1995 Certificate of Completion: Human Resources
AAHA Veterinary Management Institute - - West Lafayette, IN, USA 1994 Certificate of Completion: Financial Management
Victor Valley College - - Victorville, CA, USA 2008 Certificate of Completion: PC832 Laws of Arrest Certification
OSHA - - Boise, ID, USA 2017 Certificate of Completion: Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
National Veterinary Associates - - Boise, ID, USA 2016 Certificate of Completion: Everything DISC Workplace Personality Assessment
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Professional Summary

Compassionate registered nurse with twelve + years of experience dedicated to achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Areas of expertise include emergency services, acute/chronic hemodialysis, and management/supervision.

Skill Highlights
  • Strong assessment and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible and adapt easily to change of environment and work schedule
  • Committed to policy and procedure compliance
  • Maintain high standards of ethical conduct
  • Sensitive to cultural diversity
  • Deal calmly and effectively in high stress situations
  • Effective in written and verbal communication
  • Enjoy intellectual challenges
Professional Experience
Contingent ER Nurse 12/2014 to Current Detroit Receiving Hospital Detroit, MI
  • Deliver high-quality and compassionate care for emergency room patients at a Level 1 Trauma Center in a low-income community that treats more than 105,000 patients annually.
  • Decisively and confidently provide rapid assessment of patients in the initial phase of illness often in life-threatening situations and triage them to the appropriate zone.
  • Assist in; diagnostic testing, the care of multiple traumas, cardiac arrests, stroke codes, intubations, splinting, hypothermia protocol, sexual assaults and conscious sedations.
  • Administer medications, blood and blood products.
  • Accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, care plans, outcomes, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Provide information and support to patients and family members regarding condition and plans.
  • Stabilize patients in crisis through BLS and ACL protocols.
Clinical Coordinator 02/2011 to 07/2014 Davita Inc. Detroit, MI
  • Simultaneously served as floor nurse and clinical manager of the facility ensuring safe, efficient and effective care.
  • Delivered and managed hemodialysis therapy from start to finish for patients with end stage renal disease.
  • Reviewed, monitored, and evaluated lab work, home medications and compliance to treatment regimen.
  • Provided health education and instruction for patients and/or caregivers regarding their illness and related therapy.
  • Supervised, monitored, evaluated and counseled direct patient care administered by PCTs, LPNs and RNs.
  • Participated in budget planning and understanding of SWC's (Salary, Wages and Contracts) in relation to teammate and patient scheduling.
  • Managed clinical outcomes, vascular access, and infection control.
  • Attended team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed.
  • Ensured that teammates knew, understood and followed employee guidelines and company policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary team to develop patient plans of care.
  • Instituted new clinical processes that resulted in a placid and professional environment.
  • Implemented new floor assignment based on evaluation of staffing requirements and created teammate and patient schedules.
Hemodialysis Nurse 10/2010 to Current Davita Inc. Detroit, MI
  • Provide care and support for patients suffering from end stage kidney disease in a chronic care facility.
  • Initiate and terminate hemodialysis therapy.
  • Assess and document patient condition pre/interim/post dialysis which includes obtaining and monitoring vital signs.
  • Aseptically clean, dress, and access permanent/temporary catheters as well as cannulate and monitor arterial-venous fistulas/grafts.
  • Prepare and distribute IV solutions and medications as ordered.
  • Develop and implement patient care plans based on monthly lab values and physical and mental condition in collaboration with interdisciplinary team to achieve superior clinical outcomes.
  • Educate patients/caregivers/families on healthy lifestyles and disease management including diet and medications.
  • Develop and maintain quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Staff Nurse-Internal Resource Pool 11/2007 to 09/2010 Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI
  • Provided professional nursing care for assigned units with inadequate staffing for multiple disciplines including: cardiology, medical surgical, rehab/burns, hematology,nephrology/hemodialysis, NICU, out-patient ambulatory and emergency services.
  • Managed assessments, nursing diagnosis, planning and implementation of interventions relevant to patient care.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and IV medications including chemotherapeutic agents, blood and blood products, .
  • Educated patient and/or families on all aspects of the disease and related care.
  • Skillfully attained medi-port and peripheral IV access.
  • Performed therapeutic phlebotomy and exchange transfusions for sickle cell patients with demonstrated ability to quickly recognize and respond to changes in patient's condition.
Staff Nurse-Emergency/Trauma Department 09/2003 to 11/2007 Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI
  • Provided nursing care to patients with various traumatic and emergent conditions.
  • Triaged patients and determined priority of care based on physical, psychological and social needs.
  • Administered prescribed medications.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and post-discharge care.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations, treatments and diagnostic procedures including conscious sedations and lumbar punctures.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2003 Madonna University Livonia , MI, USA
Licenses

Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan, License number

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2015-2017

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2015-2017