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Professional Profile
  • Conscientious Registered nurse with thirty nine years of nursing experience in various fields of nursing. I have clinical expertise, and leadership skills. I am a highly skilled, reliable, and seasoned registered nurse, who is quality- driven and efficient with strong interpersonal skills. A proven leader and a designated mentor and preceptor for other nurses.
Certifications

Registered Nurse in the state of Texas obtained license March 1982. CPR certified 2/28/2020.

Skills
  • Skilled in many areas of nursing, such as venipuncture, for the collection of blood for lab tests, or for the administration of intravenous fluids or the administration of blood and blood products
  • Extensive background in Supervisory/Charge nurse positions in these areas. Nurse Educator, Pediatrics/Medical/Surgical/Telemetry, Home Health/ Hospice, Psychiatric, Oncology, Public Health, and Industrial Nursing
Professional Experience
Paris Family Physicians Paris, Texas R.N./PRN Medical Assistant 10/2017 to 01/2018

My nursing duties were to bring patients to the exam rooms prior to seen by the Physician. I obtained the patients' vital signs height and weight, updated their medicine profile to include any allergies to medicines. I updated their medical history since the patient's ast visit. I would ask why they were seeing the Physician on that visit. I gave injections as ordered by the Physician.

Ris Regional Medical PaCenter Paris, TX R.N./Charge Nurse/Clinical Decision Unit 11/2015 to 01/2017

Night charge nurse for this twelve bed unit. Admitted patients from E.R. with continued care as per the E.R. Physicians orders; until seen by the Hospitalist. Also, received post operative hold overs to this unit with continued post operative care as per theSurgeons orders. When beds on this unit were available, received overflow patients from other units, some requiring heart monitoring per telemetry. All charting was done per computer, as well as the administration of medications.

  • Provided leadership and acute care and coordinated, tasked, and supervised nurses and ancillary staff
Paris Regional Medical Center Paris, Texas R.N./Staff Nurse/ Medical Oncology 02/2015 to 11/2015 Transferred within the hospital to this unit from the Adult Psych Unit on the South Campus. On the Medical/Oncology  I provided nursing care to medical patients as ordered by the Physicians  and to patients undergoing inpatient chemotherapy treatments.
Paris Regional Medical Center/South Campus Paris, Texas Adult Psychiatric Staff Nurse 02/2013 to 02/2015 Psychiatric nurse for twelve bed adult inpatient unit at PRMC.  Provided nursing care for those with a mental illness. Administered  psychotropic medications as ordered  by the Psychiatrist. Monitored patients behavior for improvement/decline of condition r/t psychotropic medications. Provided group and individual behavior modification sessions.
At Home Healthcare Paris, Texas R.N. Field Nurse 08/2008 to 01/2014 Field nurse who made home visits to patients that were home bound requiring nursing care in the home setting, such as wound care, diabetic care, insulin injections, and monitoring of FSBS. Injections of B12 and monitoring of  effectiveness of medications, and teaching of the purpose of medications they were prescribed also, would set up medications per prescribed orders.
Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Sulphur Springs, Texas R.N./Charge Nurse, Pediatric/Medical/Surgical/ Orthopedic Units 01/2005 to 07/2008 Charge Nurse, Provided nursing care to patients as ordered per the Physicians. Responsible for daily operations of assigned units, scheduling and staffing. I admitted patients to designated unit, per computerized program Meditech. Participated in monthy hospital wide orientation of new employees assigned to my units.  I was also relief charge nurse for the Rehabilitation Unit. and as a staff nurse in ICU PRN.
Paris Regional Medical Center Paris, Texas R.N.,Charge Nurse/Nurse Educaor 12/1998 to 12/2004
  • 12/1998-5/2000  Employed by then McCuistion Regional Medical Center, this was before the hospitals merged and Mcuistion and Christus St. Joseph's hospital merged and became known as  one hospital Paris Regional Medical Center, North and South Campuses.  I was a Charge Nurse on the Medical/Telemetry/Oncology Unit.  Some of my responsibilities were to see that Physicians orders were carried out for patients on a daily basis. I made staffing schedules and floor assignments. 5/2000-5/2004 Transferred to the Lennox Health Resource Center based in Clarksville, Texas as the R.N. Nurse Educator, this position was provided through a grant from the Lennox family of Clarksville and the grant was managed by Paris Regional Medical Center. As the Nurse Educator I provided health education and instruction.  Conducted  childbirth classes, parenting classes, diabetic support groups, and grief support groups. I also, Conducted  and participated in health fairs, and blood drives for Red River County.  In 2004 the Two Paris hospitals Christus St. Joseph's Health System, and McCuistion Regional Medical Center merged and became Paris Regional Medical Center. the Lennox Health Resource was closed. 6/2004-12/2004 I transferred to the South campus of PRMC to the Surgical/Orthopedic floor as a Charge Nurse, I was responsible for the care of pts. on that unit as ordered by their Physician.
 
Christus St. Joseph's Health System Paris, Texas R.N., Home Health/Hospice 08/1996 to 11/1998 Made Home visits to home bound pts. provided skilled nursing care. Provided Hospice Care for the terminally ill and their families.
St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center Paris, Texas R.N./Nurse Manager 02/1991 to 07/1996

2/1991-12/1994   Staff R.N.  for Home Health/Hospice, made home visits providing skilled care for homebound patients and the terminally ill.  12/1992-6/1994 Nurse Manager for outpatient Oncology office, responsible for daily office operations.  Mixed and administered  chemotherapy as ordered by the Oncologist.  1/1995-5/1996, Nurse Manager for Oncology/Medical/Surgical Unit.  Responsible for daily operations of unit and all care provided to patients by staff members. Responsible for scheduling and staffing of the Unit.  Performed Q.A./Q.I. for unit.

Merico Earth Grains Paris, Texas R.N. / Industrial Nurse 09/1985 to 02/1990 Plant nurse on the day shift Monday/Friday, providing first aide care as needed for employees. Performed new employee physicals/ labs. Provided health education to employees. I was in charge of filing Workmens Compensation claims. I worked closely with the employees Physicians while the employee was out with an on the job injury. I reviewed and submitted medical and dental forms for all employees and their dependents' to the plants insurance provider.  I received the insurance payments and reviewed the claims for accuracy of payment, payments/reimbursements were then sent to the employee.  
Paris-Lamar County Health District Paris, TX R.N. Public Health Nurse for the State of Texas 05/1983 to 08/1985 Public Health Nurse performing nursing duties under the direction of Joe Hillhouse M.D., Physician for Paris-Lamar County Health District. Conducted birth control planning clinics weekly with qualifying candidates, discussing and offering different birth control methods they could obtain through the health department. Assisted Dr. Hillhouse with examinations of those clients/patients. Conducted immunization clinics weekly, administered immunizations to infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Assisted Dr. Hillhouse with well/sick clinics. Inventoried medicines and medical supplies, and ordered supplies.
McCuistion Hospital Paris, Texas G.N./R.N., Medical/Surgical Unit 05/1981 to 03/1982

I began my career here as a Graduate Nurse. I cared for Medical-Surgical patients under the direction of my nursing preceptor and the charge nurse of the unit.  I assisted with the care of patients as ordered by the Physician/Surgeon. I administered medications as ordered. Provided observation/ dressing changes to post operative incisions. Performed Assessments of patients at regular intervals for any changes in overall status, and reporting any changes to the appropriate Physician/ Surgeon, and carrying out any orders received.  I completed my orientation as a Graduate Nurse and obtained my license as a Registered Nurse.

St. Joseph's Hospital Paris, Texas R.N., Medical/Surgical Unit 03/1982 to 04/1983 RN the Medical-Surgical floor. Provided care to medical/surgical patients as ordered and under the direction of the patients' Physician/Surgeon. Administering medications to patients, providing care to surgical incisions post operatively.  Observation for overall status changes of the patients and report these to the Physician/Surgeon. Care and maintenance of all tubes/lines the patient may have.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing 1981 Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas, USA  I Completed the  required field of study in nursing  and obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Science May 1981, with a GPA: 3.0  I received my license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas on March 19, 1982.
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Professional Summary

Licensed Practical Nurse with excellent assessment and procedural competency skills. I am seeking a position that manages and treats medical conditions in patients of all ages.

Skills
  • Experience with maintaing patients electronic medical record
  • ICD- 10
  • Certified in Intravenous therapy
  • Excellent Phlebotomy and Venipuncture skills
  • EKG's and Pulmonary Function Test
  • Vital Signs
  • Spirometer reading accuracy
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Hospice and palliative care experience
  • ​Wound care
  • Preceptor
Work History
LPN 08/2016 to Current
UVA Colonnades Medical Associates Charlottesville, Va

I am a clinical nurse in an out patient setting. We are a specialty clinic with all adult/geriatric patients.  I am primarily responsible for assisting the physician with all aspects of patient care, including taking vital signs, EKG's, various injections and collecting lab work.

Licensed Practical Nurse 03/2016 to Current
Rheumatology Associates 11201 Sam Perry Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Assisted with obtaining authorizations for medications and procedures.



Licensed Practical Nurse 06/2012 to 03/2016
Westminster Canterbury of Richmond 1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond VA 23227
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's disease.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Preceptor for new nursing personnel 


Licensed Practical Nurse 10/2002 to 06/2011
Lakewood Manor 1900 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond VA 23238
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Charge nurse on unit and relief supervisor for the facility
  • Preceptor for new employees
  • Administered necessary medications and obtained vital signs as appropriate
  • Collected all ordered labs (blood, throat cultures, stool specimens)
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
Licensed Practical Nurse 06/2005 to 04/2006
Partner MD Henrico, VA
  • Performed monthly inventory and maintained office and medical supply counts.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Assisted with patient yearly exams to include: vision screening, pulmonary function test, pap smears, vitals signs with height and weight
  • Administered necessary vaccinations and medications
  • Assisted with scheduling patient appointments with referred specialist and outpatient procedures
  • Front desk relief when needed
Education
Associate of Science Current John Tyler Community College - 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester VA 23831
Licensed Practical Nurse: Health Care 2003 Richmond School of Health and Technology - 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond VA 23230
  • Emphasis in Allied Health Care Professionals
Certifications
  • Licensed Practical Nurse in Virginia, License number 000, 8/2003
  • BLS certification, American Heart Association, 7/2015
  • Intravenous certification, Neighbor Care Pharmacy, 10/2015
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Professional Summary

Experienced Registered Nurse, seeking to become ANM for your busy Med-Surg Unit. I am able to demonstrate critical thinking, de-escalation techniques, comply within hospital guidelines, and achieve quality performance. I am skilled in coaching, mentoring, and precepting; with leadership skills to ensure that changes are implemented and produce a team that puts their best foot forward. 

Certifications and Licenses

Registered Nurse, Florida Board of Nursing: RN

Basic Life Support (BLS) Exp:8/31/2020

Advanced Cardiovascular life support (ACLS) Exp:8/31/2020

Basic Critical Care Certification - Obtained 02/2018
Nurse Preceptor (Cardiac and Vascular Thoracic Service Line)

Skill Highlights
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish 
  • Heart Failure Resource Nurse 
  • Unit Practice Council Member
  • Charge Nurse- Vascular Thoracic Unit 
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor society of Nursing 
  • Great Catch Award-May 2019
  • 12 Lead EKG 
  • Basic ECG
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • IV therapy management 
  • Sheath Removal
  • PI Project June 2019 Falls and Responsiveness 
Professional Experience
Registered Nurse III, 12/2018 to Current Orlando Regional Medical Center Orlando, Florida Registered nurse within our specialized Vascular Thoracic Stepdown Unit. Adding on to my previous roles primary functions, I currently learned new skills such as the care and management of patients with Carotid enterectomies, thrombolytic patients, including those with EKOS catheter, amputations, VATS and many other Vascular-Thoracic procedures. Management and administration medications including Vasopressor, Vasodilators, antiarrhythmic drips with rates half of ICU.
Registered Nurse II, 05/2016 to 12/2018 Dr.P.Phillips Hospital Orlando, FL Registered nurse within a Cardiac Progressive Care Unit. Primary functions include administration/management of Cardiac specific drips and medications. Rapid assessment and intervention of critical patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias, heart Failure, pulmonary edema, hypertensive emergencies, NSTEMI/STEMI and more. Functions also include removal of arterial and venous Sheaths from our post heart cath patients on unit. 
Academic Preparation
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , 2018 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ, United States
Associate of Science: Nursing, 2016 Medtech Institute Orlando, FL, USA
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Professional Summary

Caring bilingual Registered Nurse with more than 10 years practical experience in hospital, surgical clinic, rehabilitation and long term care facility. High communication skills. Administrative experience as RN unit manager supervising licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing aides (CNAs).

Experience
Registered Nurse IMC Mar 2019 to Current
Henderson Hospital Henderson, NV
Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management. Taking care of patients needs, experience with IV insertions and care, as well as with ports, central lines, perma-caths, foley catheters, feeding pumps, patients on ventilators. Taking Drs orders and inputting them into Cerner, assessment and charting. Thorough documentation, and excellent customer service towards patients and families.
IMC Register Nurse Dec 2014 to Mar 2019
Valley Hospital Las Vegas, NV Inserted and managed central, arterial and PICC lines.
  • Taking care of patient's needs during pre surgical and post surgical phase, providing patient and family with education about the procedure and answering any questions that may arise.
  • Responsible for providing patient care based upon the nursing process
  • Being effectively involved with maintaining the standard of care for assigned patients through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Oversees and guides employees that are under my supervision.
Register Nurse Unit Manager May 2011 to Nov 2014
Mission Pines Nursing and Rehab Center Las Vegas , NV
  • Patient care including foley and supra pubic catheter care, administering medications as well as injections, wound care treatments, admission and discharge charting.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for resident care in unit.
  • Overseeing RNs, LPNs, CNAs and other staff members 
Registered Nurse Feb 2007 to Apr 2011
Medical and Surgical Specialists Las Vegas, NV
  • Assisting MD during minor procedures, triage, collecting samples for cultures, familiar with lab results parameter levels and interventions.
  • Performing EKGs, diabetic teaching to patients and family, TB testing, IM and SC injections.
  • Removing surgical drainage post-op, wound care as well as surgical staples and sutures.

Immunized patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
Addressed unit staff concerns, including staffing ratios, resource management, allocation of responsibilities and optimized workload management.
Education
Register Nurse 2010 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Bachelor of Science, RN to BSN 2020 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV, United States Completed BSN March, 2020.
Languages

Bilingual in English and Spanish 

Certifications
  • ACLS Certification (current)
  • BLS (CPR) certification (current)
  • PALS certification (current)
  • EKG certification