Registered Nurse with 32 years experience in Clinical and Public Health settings, identifying group and individual safety needs with respect to the health arena, and providing nursing care to these diverse populations and Cultures.
Successfully maintained since 1987, a clinical career in Hospital, Private Physician Practice, and 25 years with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as an Itinerant School Nurse.
Small engine repair experience with shop owner - Dave Gee Sm. Eng. - continued hobby.
Electrical experience including 120/240v, 12/24v - continued hobby.
Water and Sewer experience, including copper sweating, PEX systems, PVC/ ABS, cutting in sewer line and holding tank instillation.
Welding, to include Arc, MIG, TIG, and Gas - study under Fritz Miller.
Construction with General Contractor Steve Gordon - including Custom New Construction, Custom Remodel, Custom Interior Finish, Concrete Slab pour and finish, Block lay-up with Code appropriate Rebar fitting , Stucco Siding Reconstruction, Metal roofing installation and Gas/Propane pipe threading and fitting/leak detection.
Ocean and River navigation since 1987 to present, owning an 18' Silver Streak and 33' Raider Ocean Boat.
Limited experience with dozer 450, Komatsu 41P, Hitachi EX 200, IH340, Case 580 and John Deer 310 AD backhoe, 743 and T-320 Bobcat.
Automotive body restoration, motor and transmission rebuild and repair.
Farm equipment operation, including spring field fertilization, swather/crimper, windrower, bailer operation, repair, maintenance, and road transport of this equipment.
During the span of 25 years of employment with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, this writer has had the responsibility of a multitude of schools, stretching from Hope and Cooper Landing Community Schools, through Tustumena, Ninilchik, Homer Middle School, Homer High School, Homer Alternative School, Mc Neil Canyon School, Kenai Central High School, Nikoleavsk, Anchor Point, Nikiski High School, Soldotna High School, and the Community Schools of Seldovia, Port Graham, Nanwalek, and Tyonek. School assignments have primarily ranged from two to seven schools per year. Nursing responsibility is primarily focused toward the student body, although staff is attended as needed. Regularly assigned duties are at least as follows:
Student Safety Identification, Documentation and Implementation as appropriate for the prevention of accidents or further accidents.
Evaluate Immunization Records for proper dates of receipt and spacing with respect to State of Alaska Mandates. Verbal and written instruction provided to parents as needed to correct, and/or augment Student Immunization status.
Assess medical needs with plans for accommodation written independently and communicated to those staff who will have a need to know this students plan.
Assess diabetic students and write accommodation plans with respect to each individual and the orders written by their attending physician.
Health education of students and staff with respect to their individual health needs.
Independent Triage, Evaluation and recommendation of health concerns as presented to the Nursing clinic.
Communication with parents and health care providers concerning student health needs.
Referrals to health care providers.
Accept safety reports and implement appropriate referrals.
Assess and Inspect for safety and health concerns with respect to students, staff, and visitor injuries and/ or accidents.
Safety and Health concerns followed as appropriate.
Maintenance and Dispensing of over-the-counter (OTC), prescription and Emergency Medication with associated documentation.
Assessment, Management, Monitoring and Documentation of asthma students, with appropriate intervention as needed to maintain target Blood Glucose levels.
Tracking of communicable disease with associated documentation, to include communication with KPBSD, Public Health and State epidemiology.
Tracking and management of Head Lice, and associated follow up and successful recommendation for eradication.
Screening, evaluation and documentation of students and staff for Tuberculosis and communicate with Public Health staff for follow up medication administration.
Referral to the Office of Children Services as appropriate, with appropriate follow up and OCS staff meetings.
Evaluation and education of staff concerning Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure based on specific job titles and exposure opportunity, with administration, documentation and tracking of Hepatitis Vaccine Series.
Maintenance of student health records.
Annual screening of students within specific grades unless further follow up is required. Screening may include at least: Height, Weight, Vision, Audiometry, Eye Balance, Ishihara Color Plate evaluation.
Class room teaching with respect to various health subjects based upon teacher request.
Reference for teaching staff and students.
Medic First-Aid Instructor for Adult, Pediatric and Infant CPR/AED and First-aid classes taught to both staff and students.
Outdoor First-aid classes taught for high school students.
OSHA Instructor for Bloodborne Pathogen classes taught to the teaching staff who are deemed to have a greater chance for exposure to Bloodborne pathogens and body fluids.
Maintenance, tracking and ordering of Nursing Office medical supplies and equipment.
Communication and problem solve with fellow Nursing staff of other schools.
Computer entry of Nursing Office Visits, Health Records and Immunizations.
Preparation of student records to be transfered to other facilities.
Participate in team evaluation of students in need of supportive education to further their education success, (IEP/ I-team).
Orientate New School Nurse Staff.
Precept Nursing Students...
This writer was responsible for the daily operation of a very successful Family Practice Office for a single physician of 40 - 45 patients per day. Duties varied in range. Greeting and primary evaluation of patients office visit and room set-up. Health record maintenance, Dr. ordered treatments, minor surgery set-up and assist. Allergy injection management, Lab draws, Culture set-up, Blood typing, Office and Treatment Room disinfecting, IV Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Diabetic management and education, Cardiac teaching, manage office medical supplies and purchasing, Patient lab call-back and medication renewal management...
Obstetric Nurse - Working Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum, and New Born Nursery. This writer would often work as a single, independent staff member. Patients were evaluated, often within split moments of presenting to the OB ward. Mother/Fetal safety and life-saving measures would be implemented as circumstances demanded. Physicians were notified appropriately as needed. Surgical teams were quickly assembled as the need for this intervention demanded. Low risk births were also managed independently, with father or significant other involvement as appropriate. Electronic Monitoring and IV start and management were independently tasked from Physician orders and double checked as appropriate to eliminate errors and bolster patient safety. Multiple Medical Departments were also worked. Various skills also include - Blood draws, Cultures, Chest tube management, Head wound management, Orthopedic management, Thermal Treatment (Burn and Frostbite), Oxygen Therapy management, Psychiatric, Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation, Ostomy care, Gavage, Lavage, NG management, TPN, Pain management, Diabetic management, Geriatric health, Oncology, skin breakdown management, Wound management, Health education, Discharge Planning, Orientate New Staff Nurses, and Precept Nursing Students...
Structural Certification - Study under Instructor - Fritz Miller
National School Nurse Certification - has been maintained from February 2001 through January 2021. Certification # 10101265.
First-aid & Adult/Pediatric/Infant CPR/AED Instructor through Medic First Aid, Registry No. 939203, Expiration Date - May 17, 2020.
OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogen Instructor / Instructor Trainer for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, 1995 thru Present.
Eagle Scout - EAFB 1972.
National Eagle Scout Association member.
Former Cub Scout Chairman - Pack 669, Soldotna, Alaska
Former Scout Master - Troop 672 Soldotna, Alaska
Free Mason - Glacier Lodge #10 Anchorage, Alaska
Goldwing Road Riders Association member.
Community Health Fair participant - including Ninilchik, Seldovia, Nanwalek, and Port-Graham.
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I am a dedicated, hardworking Registered Practical Nurse with a broad range of experience. Included, but not limited to, medical office nurse, nursing home RPN supervisor and private home care provider. In good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. I have 20+ years nursing experience in all fields, specifically family medicine.
I am employed full time in this office. I am responsible for well baby assessments, weight and blood pressures for all patients, all subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, accurate documentation, medication and symptom counseling, dressing changes, consulting with pharmacies, arranging referrals to other physicians and assisting in scheduling of appointments, answering telephones and registering patients.
I was employed full time in this office. I was responsible for well baby assessments, weight and blood pressure for all the patients, all subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, medication and symptom counseling, assisting physicians with minor procedures, directing referrals to other physicians, assisting with OHIP billing and assisting with scheduling of patient appointments, filing and answering telephones.
This was a 10 month course which covered patient care from newborn to geriatic, wound management, sociology, psychology, comprehensive hands-on training in hospitals and the community.