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Professional Summary

Compassionate Professional Registered Nurse with 15 years experience providing exceptional clinical, teaching and leadership skills. Comfortable in fast paced emergency situations and adept in crisis management. Successful in managing time, prioritizing tasks and exercising the sound judgment required to improve the quality of patient care. Skilled in technical procedures with a strong emphasis on patient and family education.

Licenses
Registered Professional Nurse in the State of North Carolina, License number 292709
Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York, License number 551249
Skill Highlights
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills
  • Provides superior personalized patient care
  • Quickly identify patient acuity and needs
  • Protocol policy and results driven


  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in face paced environment
  • Organized with effective multitasking skills
  • Excellent documentation with timely completion
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environment
Professional Experience
Registered Nurse
July 2019 to Current
Stanley Living Center Stanley, NC

Currently employed on a skilled rehabilitation unit safe care by utilizing the nursing process for a variety of patients who have had post operative procedures and deconditioning. Admit patients to unit, perform physical assessments, administer medications/IV therapy and monitor recovery process. Assess lab values and test results, updating physicians when appropriate. Assess and maintain Foley Catheters, Nasogastric tubes, PEG/G tubes. Administer enteral nutrition. Assess and maintain intravenous/PICC lines. Provide wound therapy as prescribed. Collaborate and educate patients, families and the interdisciplinary team to facilitate a successful outcome.

Registered Nurse
June 2018 to June 2019
Carolinas HealthCare System Charlotte, NC

Provided nursing care on skilled rehabilitation unit who completed post operative procedures. Admit patients to unit, perform physical assessments, administer medications/ IV fluids, and monitor recovery process. Track lab values and test results, updating physicians when appropriate. Operate and insert Foley catheters and Nasogastric feeding tubes, monitor intake and output. Skilled at providing prescribed wound care treatments. Partner with multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with patients and their chosen support system to ensure the best and most cohesive outcome possible. Proven ability to prioritize care and direct ancillary staff in a team environment.

Registered Nurse
December 2017 to June 2018
Broughton Hospital/World Wide Travel Staffing Morganton, NC

Hired as an RN traveler at Broughton Hospital and provided supportive and safe care to patients on multiple psychiatric units. Assess and admit patients to the unit. Developed psychiatric evaluation and treatment planning by collaborating with patients, providers, family members and multidisciplinary team. Direct and assign ancillary staff to high risk patients. Ensure the safety of patients and 1:1 supervision for high risk patients. Maintain the safety of patients and staff. Responded to volatile situations and violent outbreaks earning the respect of team members for levelheaded and quick thinking to restore the safety and security of patient and staff. Completed CPI training in management of assaultive behaviors.

Registered Nurse
June 2017 to November 2017
Piedmont Correctional Prison/World Wide/Cell Staff Salisbury, NC

Employed as a traveling RN in 900 bed facility. Admit patients to facility. Evaluate, assess medical history and psychological needs. Gather medical history and perform physical assessment. Perform vitals, visual acuity, verify medications and obtain orders from providers by following protocol. Direct and schedule patients appointments based on medical diagnosis and needs. Administer medications, initiate drug and alcohol protocol, Triage sick calls, perform sick calls, EKG's, obtain labs and respond to medical emergencies. Assist in clinic with MD/NP/PA to ensure smooth effective flow. Collaborate with patient, multidisciplinary team and Department of Corrections to promote safety needs of the patient.

Registered Nurse , Correctional Nurse
July 2016 to April 2017
Onondaga County Justice Center Syracuse, New York

Provide care to incarcerated patients in 800 bed facility to promote and improve their overall health utilizing the nursing process in triage, professional training and various resources in accordance with regulatory agencies and established guidelines. Responsibilities included triage, initiating drug and alcohol protocols, administering medication/IV therapy, perform blood draws, administer EKG's. Direct and oversee the activities of clinic, infirmary and facility. Evaluate staffing needs and assign ancillary staff to appropriate assignments. Collaborate with MD/PA/NP and Department of Corrections to promote patient safety. Assisted with refining unit and facility policies and procedures in the area's of suicide watch, safety methods, documentation and discharge planning.

Registered Nurse
August 2015 to June 2016
St. Anns Community Rochester, New York

Employed on a skilled care rehabilitation unit providing expert care utilizing the nursing process to patients recovering from a wide range of post surgical procedures and deconditioning which include adults recovering from cardiovascular surgery, amputations, fractures, orthopedic surgeries, CVA's, neurological and acute complex medical conditions. Admit and discharge patients to and from facility. Perform physical assessments, administer medications/IV therapy, Perform wound care and monitor wound vacuum device, Insert and maintain Foley catheters, nasogastric feeding tubes, Monitor PEG/G tubes and administer enteral feedings. Educated patients and their chosen support system regarding diagnosis, care, medications and follow up appointments. Effectively collaborated with doctors and multidisciplinary team to assist and plan post treatment home care to prevent return hospitalization due to complications.

Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse
May 2012 to August 2015
Onondaga County Justice Center Syracuse, New York

Employed in 800 bed correctional facility and provided care to patients utilizing the nursing process to improve their overall physical and psychological health through triage, professional training and various resources in accordance with regulatory agencies and established guidelines. Responsibilities included identifying medical needs in booking process, triage, initiating drug and alcohol protocols, perform detox rounds, administering medications/IV therapy, perform blood draws, EKG's. Triage, schedule and perform sick calls. Facilitate and oversee chronic care clinic, infirmary, booking area's and facility as a whole as charge nurse. Respond to medical emergencies and acute needs in timely manner. Evaluate staffing and assign staff to appropriate assignments. Collaborate with MD/PA/NP, interdisciplinary team and Department of Corrections to ensure the best and most cohesive safe patient care possible.

Registered Nurse
March 2010 to May 2011
Cayuga Medical Center Ithaca, New York

Provided high quality nursing care to patients on a short stay surgical floor completing pre- and post-operative procedures. Admitted patients to unit and prepared them for surgery. Administered medications/IV therapy and monitored recovery process. Assessed surgical sites/lab values/test results and update surgeon when appropriate. Effectively prioritized care and educated patient and their chosen support system to facilitate a successful discharge.

Registered Nurse
June 2009 to October 2009
University Community Hospital Tampa, Florida

Educated and provided patient care utilizing the nursing process on a telemetry monitored surgical unit specializing in neurological patients. Effective multitasking with the ability to prioritize nursing care efficiently based upon patient's needs and acuity. Proven ability to excel within a team environment and collaborate with all interdisciplinary team members.

Registered Nurse
September 2008 to June 2009
Northside Hospital St. Petersburg, Florida

Employed on a medical surgical telemetry monitored unit. Proven ability to multi-task in a setting of acutely ill patients with various neurological and cardiac needs. Assessed and educated patients utilizing the nursing process efficiently and effectively to facilitate a successful outcome. Collaborated with physicians and interdisciplinary members to ensure the best and most cohesive patient care possible.

RN Supervisor / Registered Nurse
April 2008 to September 2008
Nursefinders Vestal, New York

Accepted per diem assignments as a medical surgical nurse and nursing supervisor throughout local surrounding hospitals and nursing homes . Accepted various assignments to fill the emergent staffing needs of facilities.

Registered Nurse / Correctional Nurse
September 2006 to April 2008
Correctional Medical Care Binghamton, New York

Worked as a registered nurse in a 536 bed County Correctional Facility. Responsibilities included booking process, medical assessments, medication administration, collaborating with physicians, scheduling appointments, managing care of acutely ill patients in a 12 bed infirmary.

Medical Surgical / Registered Nurse
October 2005 to October 2006
Upstate Medical University SUNY Syracuse, New York

Employed on a 34 bed tele-monitored medical surgical ENT trauma unit with high acuity surgical patients. Responsibilities included managing and coordinating the care of patients with highly complex conditions. Provided care to pancreas and kidney transplantation program patients as well as bariatrics patients.

Staff Registered Nurse
August 2004 to July 2005
Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center Johnson City, New York

Trained and employed as a scrub and circulating nurse in the operating room. Provided high quality and emergent surgical care to patients undergoing a vast array of procedures. Proven ability to work within a team environment. Effectively provided safe and supportive care to patient's and their chosen support system.

Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing, 2004 Broome Community College Binghamton, New York
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Professional Summary
Energetic and motivational leader dedicated to providing superior patient care. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to quality care and preventative care advocacy.
Professional Experience
04/2015 to 01/2017
Nurse Aide Reliance Care San Antonio, TX
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. 
  • Administered medication and updated charts.
  • Worked with patients on motor skills and stretches.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
10/2014 to 04/2015
Nurse Aide Lynchburg Health & Rehab Monroe, VA
  • Helped with activities for daily living such as serving meals, feeding patients as necessary, ambulating, turning, and positioning patients. 
  • Maintained patients stability by checking vital signs and testing urine for intake and output information.
  • provided comfortability by utilizing resources and materials, transporting patients responded to patients' call lights and requests, reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
05/2013 to 10/2014
Librarian Assistant Office of Human Affairs Newport News, VA
  • Assisted patrons by escorting them to areas of interest.
  • Provided instructions on use of computers, copiers and facsimiles.
  • Updated library website for all five branches.
  • Photographed events for publication in newspapers.
  • Kept display areas clean and organized.
Education and Training
2015
Old Dominion Job Corps - CNA Certification
2013
High School Diploma Bethel High School
Skills
Intravenous Therapy, Computerized Charting
Great Bedside Manners, Enthusiastic People Person, Advanced Problem-Solving Email, Excel, Windows, Microsoft word, MEDISOFT
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Professional Summary

Passionate LPN dedicated to delivering quality geriatric care. Eager to secure a position in a long term care facility.

Licenses
Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of NY, License number: 328099
Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of PA, License number: PN304019
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Certified in IV therapy

Professional Experience
Guthrie Health Sayre, PA Licensed Practical Nurse 11/2016 to Current
Create and Share Early Learning Center Sayre, PA Daycare provider/Teacher 12/2013 to 01/2015
Elderwood Waverly , NY Certified Nurse Aide 04/2013 to 12/2013
Family Dollar Cortland, NY Assistant Manager 06/2011 to 10/2012
Education and Training
Practical Nursing Diploma 2016 Northern Tier Career Center, Towanda, PA
GED 2008 Waverly High School, Waverly, NY
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse (RN) with progressive career history in direct patient care, to diverse populations. Adept at working closely with others. Consistently developing strong relationships with patients and families through empathetic communication, respectful attitude and excellent customer service. Commitment to confidentiality of information at all times. Leadership skills that enhance patient outcome and care

Skills
  • Leadership
  • Team Work & Collaboration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creativity
  • Healthcare software
  • Adaptability
  • Compassionate
  • Critical thinking
  • Time Management
  • Positive behavior modeling
  • Phlebotomy/ IN insertion

Work History
09/2019 to Current RN Nursing Supervisor Sitrin Health Care Center | New Hartford, NY
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations
  • Providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees
  • Generated and reviewed incident reports, including employee write-ups, actualizing appropriate corrective action plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations
  • Anticipated potential problems that may occur on shift and set shift priorities accordingly
  • Completed patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff
  • Maintained nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports and identifying trends
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability
  • Contacting provider regarding residents labs/illness, etc writing orders, inputting orders in chart, ordering xrays, labs, omnicell for medications, assessing residents as soon as change is detected

06/2017 to Current RN Mosaic Health (Valley Family Health Center) | Ilion, NY

RN MAT program nurse for Opioid treatment, room patients, maintain busy flow of patients being seen, obtain vital signs, visual exams, observe for s/s of side effects, depression/anxiety screenings, make sure immunizations are up to date, run NYSIIS, update NYSIIS, Vaccine/VFC coordinator, prior authorizations on medications and diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI, EMG, EEG, US), referrals, PFT, perform daily controls, venipuncture, POCT, wound care, suture/staple removal, assist provider with procedures, medication/lab supply ordering, document results, phone encounters, review results and consults with provider, training and education. Hepatitis C nurse, obtain labs/diagnostics, follow up appointments, educate patient on treatment and medication compliance. EKG, Triage Tobacco cessation education.

  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence
  • Motivated nursing staff to pursue advanced training and collaborated with unit leaders to identify skill needs
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations
08/2011 to 06/2017 LPN- Charge Nurse Sitrin Health Care Center | New Hartford, NY
  • Observe patients, review charts, document and report changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action. Contacting provider with results/new orders. Documentation, update care plans, attend care plan meetings, keep family up to date with w task list updates, skin and wound updated and training. Stay educated on facility procedures and in-services. Train new nurses and aides and educate them
  • Provide patient care or treatments, such as taking vital signs, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, catheterization, feeding tubes, following bowel protocol. Assist aide in getting resident's up, toileting them or putting them back to bed Administer prescribed medications per order. Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides or sterilized wipes. Healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions
  • Collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum, perform routine laboratory tests; fill out lab paperwork. Supervise and direct nurses' aides and dietary aides. Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing and walking, answering call lights
07/2011 to 06/2017 Certified Nurses Aide Sitrin Health Care Center | New Hartford, NY
  • Answer patient call signals. Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients. Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet
  • Measure and record food and liquid intake and urinary output. Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities Record vital signs, Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink
  • Communicate with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support
  • Clean, stock and sanitize
Education
2019 Associate of Applied Science | Nursing St. Elizabeth's College of Nursing, Utica, NY
  • Vice President of evening program in 2017 & 2018
  • Recipient of Zonta Club of Utica Eichler/Fox award 3/31/2018, Alumni Scholarship, Nancy Roman Memorial Scholarship
  • Awarded Leadership within the College Community 8/28/2018
  • Yearbook Committee
2015 General Studies, pre-requisites for nursing Herkimer County College, Herkimer, NY
Awards and Training
  • AWARDS: Head, Hand and Heart award - June 2013 ; Leadership within the College Community - 08/28/2018. Most Empathetic - 2019
  • Training: Geriatric training, transfer training, CPR/AED, Parkingson/ALS, rehabilitation, BLS, Suicide Risk Assessment training, Hepatitis C training, diabetes/HTN training. Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers
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Professional Summary
I am an ethically oriented Nurse Aid with 6 years of experience, best known for exercising discretion and an ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. I am compassionate and technically skilled in attending to patients in diverse healthcare settings.
Skills
  • Assist with ADL's
  • Vital Signs 
  • Medication Administration
  • Feeding assistance 
  • Transfers: hoyer, sit-to-stand
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Computer documentation
  • Fluent in Fula and Mandinka
Work History
Certified Nurse Assistant , 04/2017 to Current
Presbyterian Village of East Harbor Chesterfield, MI
  • Provided care for 10-12 patients per shift.
  • Monitored vital signs and report any abnormal vital signs to nurse.
  • Assisted patient with activities of daily living.
  • Provide and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Encourage patients to participate in activities provided by facility.
  • Provided one-on-one care (sitter).
  • Participate in staff meetings and educational classes provided by facility.
  • Completed proper and accurate documentation in timely manner. 
  • Maintain proper isolation and prevention of infection. 
Certified Nurse Aide, 08/2016 to Current
Granny Nannies Clinton Township, MI
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living.
  • Monitored vital signs.
  • Maintained safe and clean environment for patients.
  • Transported patients to appointments safely.
  • Administered prescribed medications and injections as ordered.
  • Responsible for meal preparations for patients, following specific diets: heart healthy and diabetic diets.​
Certified Nurse Assistant , 09/2016 to 06/2017
Shelby Nursing Center Shelby Township, MI
  • Responsible for the care of 10-12 residents.
  • Monitored Vital Signs: blood pressure, respirations, heart rate and temperature.
  • Report all abnormal vital signs and change in condition of patients to Nurse.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living. 
  • Maintained a safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Prevent spread of infection: Airborne, Contact, Droplet Precautions.
  • Provided post-mortem care.
  • Properly measured and drain foley catheter and drain outputs and report to Nurse.
  • Attended all inservice required by facility.
  • Completed proper and accurate documentation of care provided for patients. 
Nurse Aide/Medication Technician, 02/2015 to 07/2015
Oakmont Sterling Assisted Sterling Heights, MI
  • Safely administered patients medication, following the 5 Rights, as ordered.
  • Monitored Vital Signs: blood pressure, respirations, heart rate and temperature.
  • Reported all abnormal vital signs and change in condition of patients to Nurse.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living. 
  • Provided emotional support for patients and family members. 
  • Maintained a safe environment for patients and staff.​
Pharmacy Technician, 10/2014 to 02/2016
CVS Pharmacy New Baltimore, MI
  • Assisted pharmacist with medication preparation and distribution.
  • Responsible for inventory of supplies and medications.
  • Communicated with health care professionals and customer regarding prescriptions.
  • Assisted with counting, measuring, labeling medications as ordered.
  • Provided approved medication instructions to customers.
Certified Nurse Aide, 12/2013 to 07/2014
Pioneer Rehabilitation Center Troy, MI
  • Responsible for the care of 10 patients.
  • Assisted in activities of daily living.
  • Provided cleaning, cooking, and laundry duties.
  • Ran errands for patients.
  • Administered prescribed medications to patients, following the 5 rights, as ordered.
  • Completed accurate documentation of medication administration and care provided for patients.
Education
Certified Nurse Aide: 2013
Health Care Solutions & Career Group - Detroit, MI
High School Diploma: May 2007
Fitzgerald High School - Warren, MI