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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.

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Summary
High-performing, a strategic-thinking LPN with more than five years' experience. Highly skilled at relationship building with clients and across organizations and teams; exceptional writing, presenting, and interpersonal communication skills. Adept at fostering and sustaining open and productive professional relationships with physicians, patients family members, and other medical staff.
Licenses
Licensed Practical Nurse, Connecticut State Dept. of Health
Medication Administration, Connecticut State Dept. of Health, Exp. 2018
CPR/First Aid, American Heart Association, Exp. 2018
Skills
  • Vaccinations
  • Intradermal Injections
  • Proficient w/ EHR/EMR, EPIC, and NextGen systems
  • Admissions
  • Case Management Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Advanced Life Support
  • State and Federal Healthcare Regulations
  • Excellent Time Management Skills
  • Strong Medical/ANA Code Ethics
Experience
ST. Vincent's Hospital Bridgeport, CT Licensed Practical Nurse 09/2017 to Current
  • Contributes to the assessment of students and assures their well-being.
  • Administers medications and feedings.
  • Observes students for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
PSA Healthcare Stratford, CT Licensed Practical Nurse - Pediatrics 07/2017 to Current
  • Provides care to pediatric clients in both home and school settings
  • Provides one-on-one patient care
  • Ensure that the treatment provided is producing the expected results and alter treatments when the requirement occurs
  • Record medical findings, symptoms and observations
  • Ensure safety of children at all times
  • Tracheostomy care and Maintenance
  • Medication and feeding administration via G-tube
Southwest Community Health Center Bridgeport, CT Licensed Practical Nurse OBGYN 11/2014 to 02/2017
  • Communicates with clients of diverse nationalities, in varied socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, and in age groups from adolescence to elderly.
  • Ordered and interpreted laboratory test; provided follow-ups for patients.
  • Participated on committees, continuing education efforts, and Nurse Practitioner staff meetings
  • Aided collection of data and screening.
  • Collaborated with community agencies in developing women's health programs and mutual referral systems.
  • Worked closely with family support centers, and were a member of several community organizations.
  • Collected vital signs and venipuncture.
  • Counseled patients on hormone replacement, birth control and other drug therapy as well as contacting pharmacies.
 
 
Regency Heights of Stamford Stamford, CT Licensed Practical Nurse 08/2011 to 11/2014
  • Developed and Implemented treatment plans that are age related and problem specific for each patient.
  • Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of careplans.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments for over 65 inpatient personnel.
  • Recognized as a nursing leader in dealing with difficult staff and/or family issues, solving patient problems, and representing nursing staff in interdepartmental communications and special projects.
Education and Training
Professional Diploma: Licensed Practical Nurse 2010 Lincoln Technical Institute, Shelton, CT
Associates Degree: Nursing Present Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT Nursing

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Professional Summary

Registered nurse with over 15 years of experience in nursing related fields. I have been a technician in health care for over 10 years. I have been a Licensed practical nurse for 5 years, and a Registered nurse-Charge nurse for 3  years. I have 4 years of management type experience delegating tasks and using prioritization. I am focused on patient care, and utilize the team to help with decisions when needed.  I have excellent attendance over the years. I have worked in Intensive care units, nursing homes, groups homes, and work well in high stress environments. I am current in crisis prevention training, currently CPR-First Aid certified, and seek ongoing educational training's to expand my nursing skill set, and knowledge.

Skills
  • Many years of experience
  • Professional
  • Patient-focused care
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Committed team player
  • Adaptable
  • Works well in fast paced environments



  • Effective Delegation & Prioritization
  • Demonstrates the ability to stay calm in stressful situations using the team for effective patient care.
  • Thorough assessment skills 
  •  Precise attention to detail
  •  Able to communicate in American Sign Languege & speak some Spanish
Work History
Registered Nurse, 09/2016 to Current
Nursefinders (Per Diem) Owatonna, MN
  • Assess patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, including physicians, other nursing staff, and counselors. 
  • Administer prescribed medications and monitor and document patient responses.
     
  • Report  patients' status and delegate nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Built relationships within the facility and implement  lifestyle and health initiatives by conducting health groups.
     
  • Quickly respond to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Monitor patient reactions to drugs and carefully treat accordingly. 
Registered Nurse, 09/2018 to 12/2018
Mayo ClinicRochester, MN
  • I began orientation on a medical gastrointestinal floor.
  • Then I was on orientation on the complex intervention unit, and sought transfer. 
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, 05/2017 to 09/2018
Community Behavioral Health HospitalRochester, MN
  • Working in a fast paced setting working through behaviors, and struggles with mental health.  
  • Scheduled patient admissions and discharges.
  • Pass medications as ordered.
  • Delegation and Prioritization
  • Scheduling lab tests, and lab follow up
  • Vital signs, and reporting abnormal findings to the Primary Care provider. 
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, 01/2016 to 10/2017
Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert LeaAlbert Lea, Minnesota, United States
  • Assesses and monitors for subjective and objective symptoms of physical chemical withdrawal.  
  • Administers medications per physician order and facility order sets.
  • Documents patient assessment, interventions used and patient responses.
  • Delegates unit duties and responsibilities as charge nurse during shift.
  • Provides high quality nursing care to 32 patient, up to 7 patients in acute withdrawal, and 25 long term patients here for up to 30 days.
  • Works with hospital and on site psychiatrist for those seeking help with mental health.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 01/2015 to 01/2016
Charter House - Mayo Clinic Retirement LivingRochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Scheduled patient admissions and discharges.
  • Delegated duties to CNA's & Prioritized patient care tasks throughout the shift.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Documentation on computer.
Personal Care Assistant, 07/2010 to 01/2015
Saint Marys HospitalRochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Worked as a Patient Care Hospital Nursing Assistant in Neurology Intensive Care Unit. ​
  • Performed direct patient care aimed at increasing comfort, psycho, social and spiritual well-being by providing assistance with personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation and safety.
  • Transport patients to surgery, or to the floor after stabilized.
  • Assist Nursing staff in emergent procedures as needed.
  • Close observation of patients to assure safety.
  • Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care in MICS & Synthesis.
  • Assisted nurses with wound care for pressure ulcers, bed sores, and surgical site wounds.


Licensed Practical Nurse, 01/2012 to 01/2015
Zumbro Valley Health CenterRochester, Minnesota, United States
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Organized and led support groups related to physical and emotional health to ensure long-term patient well-being.
  • Examined patients and gave medications as needed.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management at admission and upon discharge.
  • Closely monitored & treated acute conditions for those in acute alcohol and drug type withdrawal.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2017
Winona State University - Rochester, MN
Associate of Science: Registered Nurse, 2013
Southeast Technical College - Red Wing, MN
Licensed Practical Nurse: 2012
Southeast Technical College - Red Wing, MN
Associate of Arts: Generals, 2011
Inver Hills Community Technical College - Inver Grove Heights, MN
Certifications
  • BLS 6/2019
  • CPI 10/2019
  • Ease training 

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Professional Summary

Licensed Practical Nurse with 12 years experience in healthcare providing excellent nursing care to diverse populations. Excelled in varied nursing roles such as Director of Nursing, Long Term Care Charge Nurse, Occupational Therapy Clinic, Family Practice Ambulatory, and Walk-In Clinic. Experienced LPN holding compact licence, in both Florida and North Dakota. Strong documentation skills and a firm grasp of compliance requirements.

Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Successfully directs staff meetings
  • Patient/family focused
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Palliative care awareness
  • In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Patient positioning competency
  • Through patient education and teach back
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Patient management
Work History
License Practical Nurse, 07/2016 to 06/2019
Sanford Health Family Practice Minot, ND
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Routinely retracted patient throat cultures and prepared for lab submission.
Director Of Nursing, 01/2015 to 07/2016
Brookdale Brentmoor Minot, ND
  • Oversaw and managed 25 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Directed the new hire RN, LPN, CNA, and RA . Recruited, hired, led training and managed.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  •  Patient care in assisted living , adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care.
Lpn, Charge Nurse, 08/2012 to 04/2015
Trinity Nursing Home Minot, ND
  • Resident care, assessment and evaluation of elderly patients.
  • Charge nurse on geriatric floor. Oversaw average of 28 residents per shift.
  • Effectively supervised 12 LVNs, NAs and non-clinical staff.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program to identify performance areas for improvement.
  • Developed, implanted resident care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • 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.
CNA, 07/2007 to 09/2012
Trinity Nursing Home Minot, ND
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding residents with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Employed mobility devices and hoyer/pal lift equipment to lift patients from chairs to beds, following all safety procedures to avoid injuries.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient transport to reduce instances of infection.
Education
High School Diploma Minot High School - 1100 11th Ave. Sw, Minot, ND 58701
Diploma in Nursing Williston State College - 1410 University Ave, Williston, ND 58801
Associate of Science: Nursing RN, 2013
Williston State College - 1410 University Ave, Williston, ND 58801
Certifications
  • Licensed Practical Nurse in FL, License number PN, 2019- Current
  • Licensed Practical Nurse in ND, License number L13873, 2012
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - AHA certification, exp. 04/2020
  • IV therapy certified