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Professional Summary
RN with 18 years of acute experience.  Worked professionally with medical staff in emergency and critical care environments, providing rapid on-call response to emergency situations.
Core Qualifications
  • Strong customer service skill
  • Creative problem solving
  • Able to multi task
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self directed
  • Attention to detail
Experience
Loutron LLC August 2009 to Current Acute Hemodialysis Nurse
Naples, FL
Providing acute and emergency care to patients experiencing renal failure.  On-call with rapid response time.  Work directly with MD.
Davita August 2007 to August 2009 Acute Hemodialysis Nurse
Ft Myers, FL
Providing acute and emergency care to patients experiencing renal failure.  On-call with rapid response time.  Servicing 4 hospitals in Lee Memorial system.
Dialysis Clinic Inc December 2001 to October 2007 Acute Heomodialysis Nurse
Boston, MA
Chronic and acute hemodialysis care.  Both in center and hospital setting. 
Hartford Hospital January 1999 to May 2001 Renal Staff Nurse
Hartford, CT
Providing direct patient care on a renal unit in hospital.
ST Francis Medical Center July 1998 to July 1999 Emergency Room Nurse
Hartford, CT
Providing emergency care to patients.
Charlton Memorial Hospital May 1997 to January 1999 Staff Nurse
Fall River, MA
Medical surgical nephrology floor.  Providing care to patients with acute illnesses.
Suffolk County Sheriff's Dept November 1989 to November 1997 Deputy Sheriff
Boston, MA
Worked in the community providing safety as well as duties and responsibilities at Nashua Street Jail.  Outside responsibilities included traffic details, local arrest and transportation of detainees.
Education
Paragon Flight School 2014 Aviation Ft Myers, FL, USA
  • ATP written exam completed (July 2014)
  • CFI SEL (2014)
  • MEI (2014)
  • Commercial SEL (2013)
  • Commercial MEL(2013)
  • 1000 Hours Flight Time-300 Xcountry-65 Hours MEL-50 Hours Night
  • 300 plus hours of G1000 Glass 
 
Quincy College 1996 Associate of Science: Nursing Quincy , MA, USA
Southeatern Massachusetts University 1991 Bachelor of Arts: Sociology minor CRJ North Dartmouth, MA, USA
Professional Affiliations
CIVIL AIR PATROL (2007-present)
Mission pilot (2009-present) Glass qualified G1000 Instructor Pilot
Participated in search and rescue missions.
Participated in training and practice with USAF F15 intercept missions as well as intercept missions with DEA and Army.
Participated in flying missions for local and state government.
Participated in flying cadet-o-rides. Introducing and training cadets to fly.
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Professional Summary

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the Healthcare industry by utilizing my nursing and administrative experience while learning new skills. The company should have a strong background in diversity, community involvement, and growth opportunities for their employees.

Certifications and Licenses

Registered Nurse

CPR

ACLS

Skill Highlights
  • Medication administration
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
  • Wound cleaning/care Infection control standards Flow sheet charting
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Specimen collection/processing proficiency

    • Culturally sensitive care
    • Age Specific Care
    • Management of DKA
    • Tracheostomy Care
    • Ventilator patient care
    • Foley catheter management
    • Dialysis Treatment
    • Typing: 60 wpm
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, etc.

    Professional Experience
    December 2013 to Current
    DaVita Houston, Texas Staff Registered Hemodialysis Nurse
    • Perform direct patient care including but not limited to taking/monitoring vital signs, initiation and termination of dialysis, documentation, physical assessment of patients and patient treatments, taking and transcription of physician's orders, drawing and documentation of ordered laboratory work, administer all dialysis medications
    • Note any signs of trauma, patients' general physical and mental condition, review of dialysis orders, document observations in patient medical records legibly
    • Analyze patient assessments, laboratory data and, when concerns are noted, bring issues to the attention of the physician
    • Communicate all emergencies, patient life-threatening complications and related incidents to supervisor, Medical Director, Regional Operations Director, Facility or Group Facility Administrator
    • Assess patient and family learning readiness and provide appropriate information on renal disease, prescribed dialysis treatment and medical regimen and its impact on the patient's state of health and well-being.
    • Provide hemodialysis therapy including but not limited to formulating dialysis plan per physician orders, weight and rate to be ultrafiltrated, ensuring safety measures are in place and complied with, administering medications or other appropriate treatments, discontinuing dialysis according to established procedure, documenting all activity appropriately
    • Instruct patient on pre- and post-dialysis care
    • Administer patient quality care in a considerate, respectful manner
    • Administer patient's immunizations as required by State of Texas
    August 2009 to December 2013
    Ben Taub Hospital Houston, Texas Nurse Clinician II - 5E Medical IMU/Telemetry Unit
    • Plans and implements individualized nursing treatment programs for patients and their families.
    • Assesses patient's conditions and nursing needs; including cardiac rhythm.
    • Develops, implements, and updates individualized nursing care plans and reports pertinent observations and patient reactions to appropriate personnel (physician, head nurse, charge nurse and./or nursing supervisor) and records observations accurately, legibly, and concisely.
    • Administers medications as prescribed and according to client facility policy, procedures and/or protocols.
    • Performs treatments for patients as prescribed an according to client facility policy, procedures and/or protocols.
    • Collaborates with physicians regarding patient care and family needs.
    • Assists team members in giving care, or administering direct care when professional nursing skills and/or judgment are needed.
    • Coordinates and prioritizes care requiring multi-disciplinary services.
    • Develops and/or implements an individualized patient/family teaching plan.
    • Assists with or institutes emergency measures for adverse developments in patient condition.
    • Manages a safe and clean patient environment.
    • Assumes responsibility for maintaining professional nursing practice by Updating and documenting core competencies.
    • Provides for infection control according to OSHA standards and client facility policy, procedures and protocols.
    • Participates and educates patient/family discharge planning as required.
    • Documents and communicates all patient concerns during shift.
    • Participates in education/training programs regarding compliance as required
    July 2008 to October 2009
    Ben Taub General Hospital Houston, Texas Staff Nurse I - 6A Medical Surgical Unit
    • Head-to-toe assessments - knowledge of normal vs. abnormal fi ndings and reporting of abnormal findings to Charge Nurse, M.D., if warranted
    • Critical thinking to intervene with appropriate intervention for urgent/emergent care.
    • Care of the acute and chronically ill patients
    • Knowledge of hemodynamics
    • IV and central line skills
    • Phlebotomy skills
    • Able to identify and manage life-sustaining physiologic functions in unstable patients
    • Care of the medical/surgical patient, to include orthopedic and neuro skills
    • Other duties, as assigned
    August 2008
    Ben Taub General Hospital Houston, TX Office Manager - Health Information Managment

    Department Timekeeper

    Administrative Secretary to HIM Administrative Director

    Additional duties as assigned

    Education and Training
    2008
    Houston Community College System
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Nursing
    Associate of Science

    Associate of Nursing Degree

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    Professional Summary
    Skills
    • Venipuncture/blood draw expert
    • Spirometer reading accuracy
    • Patient and family advocacy
    • Proper catheter insertion/removal
    • Insulin medication assistance
    • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
    • Thorough physical assessments
    • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
    • Professional bedside manner
    • Problem resolution capability
    • Patient evaluation/intervention
    • Patient/family focused
    • Strong clinical judgment

    Efficient in paperwork

    Efficient computer skills

    Very personable and great at building rapport with patient

    Conduct self in professional manner. 

    Follow policy and guidelines.

    Work History
    LVN-Field Nurse, 09/2013 to 05/2015
    Girling/Gentiva Home Health Tyler, Texas

      Provided care in patient's homes under the supervision if an RN following care plans and physician orders. (Assessments, wound care, venipuncture, teaching)

      Education and teaching to patient and patient families according to patient condition, diagnosis, medication, safety. 

      Close communication with physicians and RN regarding patient condition and/or changes. 

      Proper timely documentation as required by company policy. 

      ?Performed lab tests and communicated results.

    • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
    • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
    • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
    • Followed infection control procedures.
    • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
    • Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.






    LVN-Insurance examiner, 10/2012 to 04/2013
    Exam One East Texas

    Performed life insurance exams as requested by insurance companies. 

    Performed full assessments (vital signs, height, weight), obtained blood, urine and sputum samples, completed extensive paperwork as required for exam. 

    Use of centrifuge

    Submitted specemins by mail per protocol. 

    Followed Universal Precaution and HIPPA guidelines. 

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    LVN-Field Nurse, 10/2010 to 06/2012
    Girling Home Health Tyler, Texas


    Provided care in patient's homes under the supervision if an RN following care plans and physician orders. (Assessments, wound care, venipuncture, teaching)

    Education and teaching to patient and patient families according to patient condition, diagnosis, medication, safety.

     Close communication with physicians and RN regarding patient condition and/or changes. 

    Proper timely documentation as required by company policy. 

    ?Performed lab tests and communicated results.Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.

    Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.

    Ensured HIPAA compliance.Followed infection control procedures.

    Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.

    Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPRcompliance records.



    LVN Surgical Office Nurse, 02/1998 to 07/2010
    Trinity Clinic-Surgery-Dr Duane Andrews Tyler, Texas

    Office nurse for busy surgical practice for one of the most gifted surgeons in this area. 

    Scheduled appointments and surgical procedures, as well as,follow up appointments and office procedures.

    Precertifications through insurance companies for scheduled surgeries and procedures. 

    Processed billing for surgeries.

    Knowledge of ICD9 codes.

    Communication with patients post-op by phone and direct patient care in office when needed. 

    In office new patient assessments, collection of History and physical information for physician, completion of required facility paperwork by computer. 

    Communication with other physicians and office staff.

    Assisted at times with minor office procedures, collection of tissue samples for pathology, use sterile technique.

    Work was efficient and organized and at times demanding.

    LVN Field Nurse/Marketing, 02/1996 to 02/1998
    Heritage Home Health Tyler, Texas

    Hemodialysis Nurse, 09/1994 to 02/1996
    Watson Wise Dialysis Tyler, Texas


    Education
    Certification of vocational nursing: Nursing, 1994
    Panola College - Carthage, Texas
    Associates Degree: Merchandising and Management , 1987
    Tyler JR College - Tyler, Texas
    High School Diploma: 1984
    Gary High School - Gary, Texas