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Professional Summary

Four years of experience in primary care at Wellspan Health. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. One year in Level one trauma hospital working on Cardiac/Respiratory floor and one year of Home Health nurse with the same company.

Experienced RN licensed in Florida. Responsible Home Health Nurse with excellent communication skills. Registered Nurse with a background in geriatric care. 23 years of experience in healthcare. with strong clinical and people skills.

Licenses

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2001 to present

Registered Nurse in the State of Florida, License number RN

EKG certified 2012-present

Skill Highlights
  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled cardiac care nurse
  • Geriatric treatment knowledge
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care

  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Infection control standards expert
  • Flow sheet charting
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • Body mechanics knowledge
  • Specimen collection/processing proficiency
  • Successful treatment of diabetic ulcers using wound vacs.
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Successful treatment of stasis ulcers using una boots.
Professional Experience
Trauma nurse
December 2014 to April 2016
Lakeland Regional Medical Center Lakeland, FL

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Created and maintained all absentee calendars, agency nurse schedules and staff meeting minutes.Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records.Ensured HIPAA compliance.Educated patients about their treatments.Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.Provided necessary health education training for patients.Evaluated health education needs of patients and provided necessary training and instruction.Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.Tested patients' blood glucose levels.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.. Taking care of patients with level two traumas. External fixators,halo's,trachs,multiple fracturesProvided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.

RN-Home Health
May 2013 to June 2014
Wellspan Health York, PA

Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.Provided patient diagnosis under strict time constraints.Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.Provided necessary health education training for patients.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.Managed caseload of 20 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.

RN-Med/Surg floor nurse
May 2012 to May 2013
Wellspan Health York, PA

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal.Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools.Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program.Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records.Escorted patients to examination rooms and prepared them for physician exams.Ensured HIPAA compliance.Educated patients about their treatments.Provided diagnoses and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems, including MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia.Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans.Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.Monitored patients with acute conditions.Provided necessary health education training for patients.Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information.Tested patients' blood glucose levels.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.

Unit Secretary monitoring technician and nursing assistant
February 2002 to May 2012
Wellspan Health Yokr, PA

Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.Frequently commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records.Escorted patients to examination rooms and prepared them for physician exams.Ensured HIPAA compliance.Tested patients' blood glucose levels.Obtained vitals for a floor of 25 patients per shift.Measured urine specimens and delivered them to the laboratory.Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.Provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients.Provided primary resident care and assistance with daily living activities.

Education and Training
Associate of Science : Nursing, 2012 Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster, PA, USA

Member of NSNA-National Student Nurse Association

High School Diploma : General, 1983 Hempfield High School Landisville, PA, USA
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Skills
Coaching, Council, educational programs, nursing, patient care, protocols, Trauma, wound care
Experience
December 2015
to
Current
GENTIVA HOME HEALTH NORTH CHARLESTON, SC MANAGER CLINICAL PRACTICE/QUALITY ASSURANCE
November 2014
to
December 2015
Patient Care Coordinator(PCC)
  • Chairman of the Professional Development and Education Council.
  • Physician Voted Nurse of the Year 2015 Participate in professional organizations and continuing education to improve practice knowledge and skills.
  • Oversaw and managed number clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Participated in the development, review, and evaluation of nursing practice protocols.
  • Plan, provide, or evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, interdisciplinary health care team members, and community members.
August 2012
to
February 2013
TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE NORTH CHARLESTON, SC Clinical Adjunct Professor
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for number patients per shift while attending to students needs and educational careers.
October 2010
to
November 2011
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON, SC Staff Trauma Nurse
July 2006
to
Current
SUMMERVILLE MEDICAL CENTER SUMMERVILLE, SC Patient Care Coordinator(PCC)
  • On several committees since October 2013: Sepsis, Trauma, and Founding member of Clinical Coaching.
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance.
  • Preceptor to nurses on the floor while maintaining a set of patients.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills.
  • High level of personal accountability.
July 2003
to
January 2007
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE, FL ERT-GN-Staff RN
POINTE EMERGENCY NORTH CHARLESTON, SC POST ORGAN TRANSPLANT HOME HEALTH MANAGER
July 2017
to
Current
Medical University of South Carolina Hospital Charleston, SC Post Kidney/Pancreas Coordinator
Education and Training
2011
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY JACKSONVILLE, FL
2004
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF JACKSONVILLE JACKSONVILLE, FL ADN
2003
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF JACKSONVILLE JACKSONVILLE, FL AA
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Professional Summary
Experienced ER Nurse licensed in RN,BSN with strong clinical and people skills. Professionally trained  with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs.  3+ years experience in ER and Acute Care clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. New TNCC certification with an interest in Advanced Practice Nursing. Six months of clinical experience as bedside and recording level 2 center Trauma Nurse. Responsible nurse with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 7 years of experience in healthcare.
Skills
  • Qualified critical care nurse
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Chest pain management expert
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Emergency care trained
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Trauma Certified
  • Highly dependable
  • Quick and competent
Work History
RN/ Trauma Nurse, 12/2014 to Current
Supplemental Health CareTampa, FL
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams
  • Closely monitored acute conditions
RN, 02/2013 to 02/2015
Orange Park Medical CenterOrange Park, FL
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
  • Closely monitored acute conditions
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens
LPN/ Charge RN, 12/2008 to 02/2013
Life Care Center of OPOrange Pk, FL
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests
  • Chronic patient care in acute care unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 30 patients per shift
  • Oversaw and managed 50+ clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
  • Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results
Education
Associate of Science: Nursing , 2012
Jersey College of Nursing - Jacksonville, FL
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2014
Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Master of Science: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • Emergency Nurses Association
Certifications
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • TNCC- Trauma Nurse Core Course
  • BLS- Basic Life Support
  • CPI= Crisis Prevention Intervention
Additional Information

Computerized Charting system experience:

Meditech

Cerner

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Sunrise SA

Mckesson

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