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Professional Summary

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.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Practical nurse- 2017 to present

American Red (BLS) Certification- 2019 to present

Certified nursing assistant- 2005-2007

Professional Experience
State Of Florida/ Florida Department Of Health Viera , Fl Licensed School Nurse 08/2018 to Current

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.

Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. Miami, FL Licensed Practical Nurse 04/2017 to 11/2018

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.

Viera health and rehabilitation Viera , Fl Health Information Manager/ LPN 10/2017 to 01/2018

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.

VITAS Healthcare Corporation Miami, FL Licensed Practical Nurse 05/2017 to 08/2017

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.

Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. Miami, FL Medical Records Clerk 10/2007 to 04/2017

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.

Rockledge Health and Rehabilitation Rockledge, FL Certified Nursing Assistant 08/2005 to 10/2007

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.

Education and Training
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing 02/2017 Gwinnett Institute, Orlando, FL
High School Diploma: Basic Studies 05/2004 Titusville High School, Titusville, FL, United States

Studied basic high school studies.

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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic and experienced California licensed registered nurse with excellent assessment skills and dedicated work ethic with solid clinical and people skills.

Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Self-motivated
  • BLS, ACLS, NIHSS, and PALS certification
  • EMR EPIC and Cerner Clinical documentation skills
  • Patient and family education
  • High level of autonomy
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Culturally-competent care
  • Wound and infection care
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Venipuncture and lab specimen collection skills
Work History
04/2017 to Current Registered Nurse InSync Consulting Services | Sacramento, CA

  • Temporary acute care nursing job assignments as needed
07/2017 to 03/2019 Staff II Advice Nurse Kaiser Permanente | Vallejo, CA
  • Performed assessment/data collection in a systematic manner over the telephone using the nursing process
  • Established effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families
  • Performed efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunications documenting, tracking, and conveying information
  • Performed other related duties as necessary
01/2016 to 07/2017 Registered Nurse Supervisor HCR Manor Care | Walnut Creek, CA


  • Provide direct patient bedside care, treatment, monitoring, and clinical documentation for up to 35 patients per shift within an assisted living, sub-acute medical and rehabilitation therapy care, long term and hospice care, and support services facility
  • Responsible for supervising nursing personnel
  • Performed medication administration, dressing changes, IVs, N/G feedings, wound care, and peg tube feedings
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses
  • Other duties as necessary
04/2006 to 01/2016 LABORATORY ASSISTANT North Bay Medical Center | Fairfield, CA
  • Collecting specimens from all departments in a 132 bed, level 2 trauma center
  • Specializing in phlebotomy, specimen collection, and microbiology
  • Collecting specimens, processing and preparing samples 
  • Trained new staff on laboratory and microbiology department procedures and techniques
  • Other laboratory duties as required
Education
Bachelor of Science | Nursing Chamberlain College of Nursing

Currently Enrolled- expected graduation date is 12/2019

2014 Associate of Science | Nursing Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA Nursing
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Professional Summary

Caring, hardworking and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 21 years of experience. Well-versed in offering therapeutic care for patients dealing with acute/chronic disorders. Caring Nurse known for quickly building rapport and trust with patients through compassionate demeanor. Efficiently managing processes and workflows, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Licenses

Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina, License number 165033; CPR certified through American Heart Association

Skill Highlights
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner
  • Organized with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills and leadership ability : Able to communicate with patients and families and co-workers by being a good listener and good communicator
  • Competent in formulating patient centered care plans and being involved in interdisciplinary care plan meetings with patients and families
  • Ability to build positive relationships with patients, families and co-workers
Education
Beaufort County Community College - - Washington, NC, USA Associates Degree Nursing, 1999
Professional Experience
MDS Coordinator | 09/2019 to Current Peak Resources LLC - Nags Head, NC
  • Helped develop comprehensive resident assessment and care plans for 100-bed facility.
  • Verified quality of assessments in accurately reflecting physical, mental and psychosocial status of each resident.
  • Reviewed and validated care plan reports and monitored follow-up actions to identify systemic deficiencies.
  • Managed comprehensive, interdisciplinary assessments for patient admissions and annual reviews.
  • Coordinated completion of resident assessments in accordance with current federal and state regulations.
  • Advocated for patient needs with interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.
MDS Coordinator/ Assistant Director of Nursing | 10/2011 to Current Cross Creek Health Care - Swan Quarter, NC

Coordinated assessments of residents and ensured timely completion adhering to Medicare, Insurance and OBRA requirements. Complied with RAI process assuring accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the MDS assessment and CAAs. Coordinated care between nursing staff to ensure proper management to meet residents needs . Scheduled, completed and participated in all care plans and family meetings. Responsible for updating care plans daily to meet residents needs. Provided inservices to floor nurses/CNAS on proper documentation of ADLs. Ensured proper documentation to maximize reimbursement. Supervised nursing staff in providing safe and effective resident care. Shared responsibility for backing up nursing staff 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Helped assure residents receive quality care. Assisted with the functioning of the nursing department along with the DON. Assured the best patient care possible by supervising and directing nursing personnel on the halls and being a liaison for staff nursing and nurse management. Responsible for hiring, supervising and developing work schedules for all CNAs. Also responsible as restorative nurse coordinator.

Case manager | 08/2007 to 10/2011 Community Home Care and Hospice - Engelhard, NC Provided nursing care to terminally ill patients to help ensure their comfort and quality of their remaining days; Worked as a part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care, monitor health conditions, administer and assist to manage medication, use medical equipment, and advise patients and families on current prognosis.
Public Health Nurse II | 11/2005 to 08/2007 Hydeland Home Care Agency - Swan Quarter, NC Provided individual care to patient's in their homes,  developed treatment plans, and helped family members to understand treatment plan, patient's condition and how to help provide care.  Also supervised CNAs who provided direct care and assistance with activities of daily living.
Clinical Care Coordinator/MDS Coordinator | 05/2000 to 11/2005 Cross Creek Health Care - Swan Quarter, NC Provided direct care to patients including medication administration; Provided supervision and guidance to all nursing staff;  Assessed unstable patients to ensure appropriate care given and facilitated emergency care; assisted staff nurse with skilled treatments; reported all changes in patient conditions as well as made bi-weekly rounds with MD; coordinated and obtained all specimens for lab work and reported abnormal values to MD as needed; reported to families as needed to make aware of all changes; Completed all necessary documentation for admissions/discharges; Counseled and provided education to nursing employees; Coordinated the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process including completion of an accurate Minimum Data Set and developed the interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident; Coordinated all care plan meetings with families and interdisciplinary team.
Public Health Nurse 1 | 07/1999 to 05/2000 Hydeland Home Care Agency - Swan Quarter, NC Provided individual care to patient's in their homes,  developed treatment plans, and helped family members to understand treatment plan, patient's condition and how to help provide care.  Also supervised CNAs who provided direct care and assistance with activities of daily living.
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Professional Overview

Compassionate and dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience in diverse settings offering excellent patient assessment skills and a dedication to providing holistic, high-quality care. Efficient at completing age-appropriate examinations, ordering correct labs and prescribing medical interventions to manage both acute and chronic medical issues. Proficient in educating patients and families in at-home care and preventive measures. Passionate about building relationships with patients to create a sense of trust and care.

Education
Master of Science: Nursing 2017 Samford University Birmingham, Alabama
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2010 University of North Alabama Florence, Alabama
Professional Experience
Family Nurse Practitioner 11/2019 to Current Premier Health Center Dora, AL
  • Deliver primary care for patients, including diagnosis, treatment,  referral for consultation or specialty services and follow-up care.
  • Perform physical exams, ordering and evaluating lab test as well as medications.
  • Develop tailored care plans for each patient in collaboration with physicians and healthcare team.
Family Nurse Practitioner 06/2017 to Current Capstone Rural Health Center Parrish, Alabama
  • Provided primary care for culturally diverse patients across the lifespan in a medically underserved population including physical/gynecological examinations, health assessments, prevention, diagnoses and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Initiated culturally sensitive, evidence-based treatment plans with attention to patient education, health promotion, disease prevention, safety, efficacy, cost, and patient compliance. 
  • Collaborated with supervising physician as dictated by patient needs and assessment findings, initiating timely consultation and/or referral when care management exceeds the family nurse practitioner scope of practice.
  • Developed and maintained favorable relationships with patients and their families to ensure all patient services are delivered in a caring and professional manner. 
Certifications
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner 
Alabama Board of Nursing - Registered Nurse