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Summary

Results-oriented and versatile individual seeking to fill and Administrative Services position with the Parole Board. Over 5 years experience as Licensed Practical Nurse with a wide range of experience from office work in Pediatrics, as well as in a Correctional Facility. 

Licenses

Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Massachusetts, License number LN91115

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2012 to present

Skill Highlights
  • Performs job in a professional manner
  • Dependable
  • Willing to learn and handle any tasks needed
  • Ability to easily adapt to changes
  • Quickly picks up on new skills
  • Ability to multi-task, and work well both independently and as collaboratively within a team setting.
Professional Experience
Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics Mansfield, MA Licensed Practical Nurse 11/2017 to Current Supporting day to day clinical activities in a Pediatric office setting. Assisting Providers with various clinical responsibilities such as setting up exam rooms, obtaining patient histories and vital signs. Point of care lab testing and vaccinations. Administering treatments as necessary. Documenting patient information into Electronic Medical Records.
MPCH-MCI Cedar Junction Walpole, MA Licensed Practical Nurse 02/2015 to 09/2017 Medication administration, including glucose testing and insulin injections, medication non-compliance counseling and education, vaccine education and administration, Data entry into the Massachusetts Immunizations Information System database,  conduct intake assessments, wound care, utilize mental health nursing skills, respond to codes for emergency care.
The Ledges Hopedale, MA House Nurse 02/2014 to 02/2015

Provided nursing care to individuals with developmental disabilities. Conducted routine skin checks and basic assessments. Administered treatments as needed. Entering Patient information into the company's record system.

Education and Training
Practical Nursing 2013 Tri-County RVTHS Practical Nursing Program, Franklin, MA, 02038

Preparation for the roles of Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member within the Discipline of Nursing. These roles include the core components of: Professional Behavior, Communication, Assessment, Clinical decision making, Interventions, Teaching and learning, Collaboration, and Managing care.

Certificate: Nursing Assistant 2011 Emerson CNA Training School, Milford, MA

Successfully completed 115 hours of coursework in Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide

Certificate: Pharmacy Technician Newbury College, Brookline, MA, USA Successfully completed Pharmacy Technician course
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Professional Background
Experienced ,calm and caring practical nurse licensed in nursing with strong clinical and people skills. Hands-on, detailed-oriented, with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 15 years of experience in healthcare.
Skill Highlights
  • Successful treatment of conditions
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Problem resolution ability
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Patient/family focused
  • Practiced in sterilization techniques
  • Wound cleaning/care ability
  • Abides by infection control standards
  • Flow sheet charting skillfulness
  • CPR/BLS certified
  • Drug administration trained
  • Patient positioning understanding
  • Quick learner
  • File/records maintenance
  • Training and development
Accomplishments
Patient Care
  • Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements.
  • Successfully provided quality care to  Hospice patients.
  • Executed full patient assessments in crisis care.
  • Patient Care
  • Documentation
    Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
Documentation
  • Wrote and edited documents to keep staff informed on policies and procedures.
Professional Experience
11/2017 to Current
LPN Nursecore Port Charlotte Port charlotte, fl/33952 Do Home visits for wound care, medications management, private duty bed side nursing.
05/2013 to 02/2017
Crisis Care Nurse Tidewell Hospice Port Charlotte, Fl
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens. Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law. Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals in end of life care.
Electronic charting on patients.
06/2009 to 06/2013
Licensed Practical Nurse Charlotte Harbour Health Care Port Charlotte, Fl
Provided onsite training. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma. Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.
04/2008 to 06/2009
Licensed Practical Nurse Signature Health Care Port Charlotte, Fl Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma. Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal. Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Education and Training
2006
Associate of Science: healthcare sarasota Tech nical Institute Sarasota, fl, United States Of America Coursework in Practical nurse
2018
Associate of Science: nursing Excelsior College albany, Ny, Us Coursework in associate in Sciences.
Certifications
BLS - Basic Life Support
LPN- License Practical Nurse
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Professional Summary
Enthusiastic LPN with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic. Demonstrated medical procedure competency.
Twenty-eight years experience in various nursing environments concentrating on long-term care. Looking for new challenges and able to adapt quickly .
Skills
  • Phlebotomy knowledge
  • Sharp critical thinker
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Intravenous therapy comprehension
  • Culturally competent care
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Diabetes, Hospice, and Stroke Patient Care
  • Effective in teamwork environment
Work History
Licensed Practical Nurse Jun 2017 - Current
Lexington Health Care Center of Chicago Ridge Chicago Ridge, IL
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Med  pass for patients from 11-33 capacity 
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Responsible for organization and maintenance of med cart for appropriate medication and reorder in timely fashion
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Nursing care for long term residents medications, treatments and activities of daily living
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Feb 2007 - Apr 2017
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for7 patients per shift.
  • Oversaw and managed3 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Monitored and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson\\'s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer\\'s and Paget\\'s disease.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jun 2004 - Jan 2007
Golf View Developmental Center Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
  • Primary care for developmentally delayed adults with behavioral and physical challenges
  • Medication administration for 80 plus residents 
  • Monthly review and renewal of medication records for 130 plus residents
  • Quarterly review and updating resident accurate records for 130 plus residents
  • Oversaw and managed 130 plusclinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Followed infection control procedures.  
  • Extensive experience working in homes with disabled adults. .
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson\\'s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer\\'s Disease
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Performed monthly inventory and maintained office and medical supply counts.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jun 2002 - Feb 2004
Meadowbrook Manor Naperville 720 Raymond Dr, Naperville, Illinois 60563
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of elderly and disabled residents.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson\\'s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer\\'s and Paget\\'s disease.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jun 2001 - May 2003
Brightview Care Center 4598 N. Beacon St., Chicago, Illinois 60640
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation ofelderly and disabled adultpatients.
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for10 patients per shift.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management. 
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Extensive assessment and monitoring in the nursing care of patients with chemical dependency.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jun 1999 - May 2001
St. James Manor and Villas 1251 Richton Rd, Crete, IL 60417
  • Extensive experience working with disabledand elderlyadults.
  • Medication administration for 30 plus residents
  • Extensive experience in g- tube feeding, maintenance, and medication administration
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Patient admissions and discharges.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jul 1998 - May 1999
South Holland Manor Care 2145 E 170th St, South Holland, IL 60473
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for24patients per shift.
  • Extensive experience specializing with Alzheimer\'s Disease and dementia
  • Experience in patient care and medication administration of elderly residents
  • Extensive experience in g-tube feeding, maintenance and medication administration
Mobile Phlebotomist May 1995 - May 1998
United Blood Services 1212 N. Lasalle, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Performed interviews for donor suitability to donate blood for blood supply for hospital blood banks
  • Performed phlebotomy and blood tests for blood donors in acquirement of blood supply for hospital blood banks
Bone Marrow Assistant
  • Performed phlebotomy in the acquirement of samples for eligibility of becoming a bone marrow donor
  • Extensive experience in customer service due to bone marrow donation was not popular and necessity to convey the importance of bone marrow especially in Latino, African American and Asian populations
  • Assisted in the acquirement of new accounts for businesses to host bone marrow donor drives
  • Performed data entry for thousands of entries for possible donors into the National Bone Marrow Registry
  • Demonstrated extensive customer relation and interpersonal skills with compatible donors explaining the surgicalprocedure of bone marrow extraction
Education
High School Diploma: 1990
George Washington High School 118th Ave O Chicago, Illinois 60617
  • Top 40% of class
  • Student representative of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
  • Course work in Practical Nursing
  • Latin Club
  • Assisted in coordination for blood drives for student donors
Certifications
  • Licensed in the State of Illinois
  • Pharmacology Certified
  • BLS
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Summary
Licensed Practical Nurse with 19 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing Hospice home health, home health, acute hospice, medical surgical, emergency room, skilled nursing, long term care, and corrections.
Licenses
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Licensed Practical Nurse through the State Board of Arizona
Skills
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Tracheostomy care training
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Experience
Licensed Practical Nurse
October 2017 to Current
Corizon Correctional Health Brentwood, TN Provide quality care during Nurse Sick Call – assessments can be completed under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Medication administration.  Respond to medical emergencies. Wound Care.  Perform treatments and procedures according to nursing department guidelines. Assist Providers with medical treatment.   Keeps Registered Nurse informed regarding changing conditions and other pertinent information.     
Licensed Practical Nurse
June 2017 to Current
Arista Home Health and Hospice Tucson, AZ Home care environment nursing duties physical assessment, neurological assessment, safety and fall assessment, wound care including wound vacs, colostomy care, foley care, tracheostomy care. 
Licensed Practical Nurse
March 2016 to June 2017
Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging Tucson, Arizona Responsible for 18 or more patients for medication administration such as intravenous, oral, transdermal, topical, injectable medications. Provided treatment such as dressing changes including wound vacs. Provided patients with colostomy , tracheostomy, ileostomy, urostomy,  and catheter care, insertions, and removals. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Licensed Practical Nurse
February 2016 to March 2016
Assurance Home Care Tucson, Arizona Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to provide continuity of care with the patient's plan of care. Performed all tasks primarily patient assessments, patient care needs, treatments with a patient-centered focus. Evaluating the patient's progression and/or digression and providing the patient with new interventions and plan of care.  Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Licensed Practical Nurse
December 2015 to February 2016
Concentric Healthcare Staffing Scottsdale, Arizona
Employed as an agency LPN in the skilled, long term, and corrections setting.
Duties included medication administration, treatments, colostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care and wound vacs. Computerized documentation in the majority of settings.
Licensed Practical Nurse
September 2014 to November 2014
Corizon Healthcare Brentwood, TN Employed as the medication and treatment nurse at the prison hospital located on the Rincon unit. Administered medications to 32 inmates via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and transdermal applications. Treatments mostly dressing changes, tracheostomy, colostomy, and wound vacs. Provided medication administration and patient assessments for Rincon unit in the psych unit.
Licensed Practical Nurse
April 2014 to December 2015
Northern Cochise Nursing Home Willcox, AZ
Responsible for 24 bed long term care unit. Responsible for medication administration, treatments, admissions and discharges. Documentation was all paper charting. Long term care unit closed down by the hospital.
Licensed Practical Nurse
May 2013 to September 2014
Northern Cochise Nursing Home Wilcox, AZ

Provided primary care for 24 bed nursing home residents. Administered medications, preformed wound care with weekly documentation of measurements. Preformed admissions, discharges, and patient and family education for new medications or treatments.

Licensed Practical Nurse
March 2013 to April 2013
Corizon Healthcare Brentwood, TN Performed nursing duties on the Santa Rita unit of the Arizona State Prison at Wilmot. Provided medication administration for four yards  which averaged giving 230 to 300 prisoners their morning, afternoon, and evening medications. Assisted the doctors and Nurse Practitioner's with exam's.  Triaged inmates for nursing care daily.
Licensed Practical Nurse
September 2012 to March 2013
Wexford Health Sourse Pittsburgh, PA Performed nursing duties on the Santa Rita unit of the Arizona State Prison at Wilmot. Provided medication administration for four yards  which averaged giving 230 to 300 prisoners their morning, afternoon, and evening medications. Assisted the doctors and Nurse Practitioner's with exam's.  Triaged inmates for nursing care daily.
Education and Training
Associate of Science : Nursing, 2001 Cochise College Douglas, AZ, USA
Graduated with Honors.