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Professional Summary

Seeking a position where I will be able utilize and enhance my skills as a Licenced Vocational Nurse.

Licenses

L.V.N.

C.N.A./C.H.H.A.

Phlebotomist (CPT1)

First Aid/CPR

Fire Card

BLS

Professional Experience

Emergency Care:

  • Triage Nurse; Patient assessment, documentations
  • Lab values, blood draws, specimen
  • Monitor effects of medication
  • Possess knowledge of HIPPA

Patient Care:

  • Assessments
  • Meds/Side effects
  • Assist M.D. with procedures/orders
  • Patient Teaching
  • Insertion of Catheters/Maintain Patency
  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Illeostomy/Colostomy Care
Selected Skills
  • Phlebotomist
  • Home Health Care
  • First Aide Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Hospice Care
  • EKG/Vital Signs
  • Medical Coding
  • Insurance verification
  • Medicare/Medical
  • Public Health/Clinical Exp.
  • Sub Acute/Acute Care
  • OB/GYN/Maternity
  • Non-Stress testing/U/S
  • Peds
  • Med Surg
  • Psych
  • NG-Tube/G-Tube/J-Tube
  • Pegs
  • Trach Care
  • Brain Injury
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Stroke/CVA
Employment History
Hospice Aide
December 2009 to Current
Optimal Hospice Home Health Bakersfield, CA

C.N.A.
December 2009 to November 2009
Dr. Owens/Jamaluddin Bakersfield, CA
C.N.A.
December 2007 to January 2009
Home Health Aide/Marketer
December 2006 to December 2008
Maxim Bakersfield, CA
Correctional Officer
February 1996 to January 2003
C.A. Dept. of Corrections Wasco, CA
Detention Officer
January 1994 to January 1996
Kern Co. Sheriff's Dept. Bakersfield, CA
C.N.A.
January 1993 to December 1993
Dr. Elliott/Owens Bakersfield, CA
C.N.A.
January 1994 to January 1993
Bakersfield Memorial Home Health Bakersfield, CA
Ward Clerk/C.N.A.
January 1989 to October 1991
Bakersfield Regional Rehab Hospital Bakersfield, CA
E.R. Triage Nurse
February 1988 to January 1991
San Joaquin Community Hospital Bakersfield, CA
Education and Training
License Vocational Nurse, 2013 High Desert Medical College Lancaster, CA
Pre-Requisite LVN Program, 2010 Porterville Community College Porterville, CA
Adv. Phlebotomy, 2009 Liberty College Bakersfield, CA
Pre-requisite LVN Program, 2008 Bakersfield Adult School Bakersfield, CA
2001 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
Criminal Justice/Adm/PC-832/Firearms/P.O.S.T. Cert., 1993 Taft College-Wes-Tec Taft, CA
C.N.A./Health Occ/Home Health, 1988 Regional Occupational Center Bakersfield, CA

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Summary

Bilingual Spanish speaking nurse who is passionate, hardworking, and energetic.  Over 10 years of patient care experience.   Lifetime learner committed to providing care for a diverse clientele, and to patient safety.

Experience
01/2018 - Current
Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Marysville, WA Charge R.N./Supervisor

Supervise staff and serve as a charge nurse for a mid level acuity inpatient psychiatric hospital with 28 beds. Oversee nursing operations and provide patient care. Coordinate and evaluate nursing care and respond to emergencies and codes. Collaborate with healthcare team to best meet client needs and desired outcomes.

  • Manage and administer medication and implement treatment plans
  • Monitor and reasses patients withdrawing from alcohol utilizing CIWA scale
  • Perform admissions and discharg
  • Patient and family education for discharging patients
  • Leading staff in security codes
06/2012 - 12/2015
Dermatology and Laser Center NW Bellingham, WA Licensed Practical Nurse, Head Triage Nurse
  • Collected patient information and triaged patients accordingly
  • Documentation of patient history & care using EMR/Scribe
  • Relayed patient medical results and scheduled follow up care
  • Operated autoclave and ensured aseptic technique
  • Provided pre and post care for outpatient surgeries 
  • Perform a variety of clinical procedures from wound care, to injections, and assisting with minor surgeries.  
04/2006 - 10/2012
St. Joseph Hospital Bellingham, WA Emergency Technician
  • Basic technical skills: CPR, acquiring EKG's, vital signs, monitoring fluid intake/output, wound care
  • Maintained all ED supplies  
  • Responded promptly and effectively to emergency cases to help stabilize patients
  • Assisted in preparing patients for procedures, transferring patients, and facilitating successful discharges.
  • Provided wound irrigation and dressing.
Affiliations

Volunteer Registered Nurse 03/2017 to 04/2017
Foundation for Peace Ironia, NJ
- Provided Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary care
- Educated patients about medications and follow through care
- Performed patient assessments, medication administration

Education
2017
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA, 98229 Associate Degree in Nursing
Bellingham Technical College Bellingham , Washington, 98229 Licensed Practical Nurse : Nursing
Certifications
  • Registered Nurse License:RN0
  • American Heart Association CPR 
  • CPI - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention 
  • APNA- American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Contact Information

                                                 

                                                

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Professional Summary

Registered Nurse of eleven years.  Experience in Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Home-Health and Telephone Triage for Hospice & Home Health agencies. Experience as Direct of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing and Case Manager.  Four years experience with school age children. Skilled in State Surveys and Quality Management.  Excellent in seeing the big picture, Team Player, building quality teams and critical thinking. 

Licenses

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2017-present, Licensed RN in the State of Az, with a Multi State License License number RN147705.  Licensed RN in State of Ca.

Skill Highlights

 

  • Excellent at State surveys.
  • Quality Management 
  • Organized
  • Team leader
  • Builds Teams
  • Patient & family education
  • Excellent Clinical Skills
  • Infection Control
  • Discharge planning
  • Disease Management
  • Care plans
  • Excellent with computers
 

 

  • Adult & Geriatrics
  • School aged children
  • Rehabilitation Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Nutrition
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • End of life & Palliative Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • ICD- 9 & 10 Coding
  • HEDIS

Selected Career Accomplishments
Director of Nursing, 07/2018 to Current
Plum Healthcare Group Rocklin , CA

Managed the Nursing Department which involved hiring, training, educating, disciplining or terminating nursing staff. Oversaw resident care, MDS, medical records, infection control, quality assurance, patient safety, drug management, patient assessments and all aspects of patient care.  Ensuring that company policies and procedures were met along with state and federal laws and regulations. Responsible for analysis of incident and accident reports to determine root causes and implement corrective action when appropriate. Handled medical & non-medical emergencies. Attended all Case Management meetings.  Approved or denied admissions along with being part of interdisciplinary care team to plan patient discharge. Quality Management audits.

RN - Telephone Triage Nurse - Work From Home, 11/2017 to 06/2018
IntellaTriage Illinois

Answers phones of hospices and home care clients. Educate and evaluate pain and symptom management according to the procedures and protocols set by the clients. Manage a team of clients. Use assessment skills to assist with any resolution of calls as well as contact the client representative to make visits for those patients that need a visit. Provide excellent customer service to hospice and home health clients.  Provide excellent assessment skills and communication skills. 

RN - Case Manager , 10/2017 to 12/2017
Billet Health Mesa , Az
Assess patients physical, psychological, social, educational and discharge planning needs.  Formulates a plan of care including discharge planning, utilizing assessment data, patient, family and health team input.  Implements plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the health care team.  Evaluate patient and families response to care and teaching and revise the plan of care as needed. Assess and evaluate patient care through discharge date. 
Clinical Care Director/Director of Nursing, 06/2017 to 09/2017
Solterra Senior Living at White Mountains Lakeside , AZ
Provided guidance and direction to staff and offered consultation about specific problems or issues related to resident care.  Provide regular staff performance evaluations to identify areas that needed improvement. Provided training and education to staff. Staff development and improvement.  Organized and maintained resident records and statistics on the types and frequency of services used by residents.  Along with patient education and patient assessments.  Collaborated patient care with primary care physicians to maintain best possible resident care.  
RN - Case Manager - Home Health, 08/2016 to 02/2017
Summit Health Care Show Low , Az

Assess patients physical, psychological, social, educational and discharge planning needs.  Formulates a plan of care including discharge planning, utilizing assessment data, patient, family and health team input.  Implements plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the health care team.  Evaluate patient and families response to care and teaching and revise the plan of care as needed. Assess and evaluate patient care through discharge date. 

Assistant Director of Nursing, 12/2015 to 05/2016
Villa Campana Tucson , Az

Assisted the Director of Nursing in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the day to day functions of the clinical team in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the agency to ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Quality management audits, spotting safety concerns and infection control was a priority.  Managed nursing staff, scheduling, hiring, training and building a strong nursing team which resulted in improvement in CMS Star Rating.

Director of Nursing/ Assistant Director of Nursing/RN, 03/2012 to 10/2015
Haven Management Laguna Beach , Ca.

Managed the Nursing Department which involved hiring, training, educating, disciplining or terminating nursing staff. Oversaw resident care, MDS, medical records, infection control, quality assurance, patient safety, drug management, patient assessments and all aspects of patient care.  Ensuring that company policies and procedures were met along with state and federal laws and regulations. Responsible for analysis of incident and accident reports to determine root causes and implement corrective action when appropriate. Handled medical & non-medical emergencies. Attended all Case Management meetings.  Approved or denied admissions along with being part of interdisciplinary care team to plan patient discharge. Quality Management audits. 

District Nurse, RN, 07/2007 to 05/2012
Blue Ridge Schools Lakeside , Az

Assessing the health needs of students. Develop emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment. Supervision of health techs at extended campuses, along with hiring and training of health techs. 

Nursing, Associate of Applied Science, 08/1994 to 05/2007
Northland Pioneer College Show Low , Az

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Summary
Registered Nurse with 12 years in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with patients. Additional expertise includes working in austere, remote and high risk environment. Experience in case management, disease management and mental health nursing. Strong desire to focus on preventative care and health education.
Skills
  • Application of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]
  • Expertise of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
  • Knowledge of the Joint Commission (TJC) Standards
  • Patient education
  • ANA scope and Standards
  • Case management and record management
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • Inmate health case management
  • Detoxing protocols
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Direct supervision of nursing aides
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Experience
 Clinical Skills
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's specific needs and provide care.
  • Preformed initial assessment and identification of patients.
  • Established plan of care. Effectively communicated plan of care with all parties involved in full compliance with HIPPA.

Total Quality Management:
  • Performed triage and provided nursing care for up to 1500 inmates.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and examining adult women patients reporting history of violence.

Patient Education

  • Educated patients in regards to office policies, medical procedure steps, recovery measures and medication instructions.

Quality Assurance

      • Ensured and enforced medical office compliance with HIPAA, OSHA and CLIA regulations for maximum quality and control.

      Education and Training
      B.S., Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing (2010)
      Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institution, A.D., Nursing 2006
      Hemodialysis Certification
      Professional Licenses
      Compact State License through New Mexico, Registered Nurse - Current State of Alaska, Licensed Registered Nurse - Current
       
      Technical Skills
      MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prison and State Databases, MediTech, PIXIS, InterQual, Acute Level Care, MIDAS, and T-System, with exposure to Apple software systems, Informatics
       
       
       
      Professional Timeline
      Registered Nurse - Pre/Post Op 06/2017 to Current Ambulatory Surgery Center
      • Performs patient preparation, including but not limited to: review of medical history, acquisition of appropriate consents, measuring vital signs, starting IV, administering medications, glucometer/similar testing and setting up appropriate monitors.
      • Verifies that essential equipment is functioning properly each day.
      • Monitors patients before, after and throughout all phases of care, demonstrating competency with all monitoring equipment.
      Registered Nurse/Dialysis 05/2015 to 06/2017 Providence Hospital
      • Directs Patient Care Technician's provision of safe and effective delivery of chronic hemodialysis therapy to patients in compliance with standards outlined in the facility policy procedure manuals, as well as regulations set forth by the corporation, state, and federal agencies.
      • Delegates tasks to all direct patient care staff including LVN/LPNs, Patient Care Technicians, and Dialysis Assistants.
      • Assesses daily patient care needs and develops appropriate patient care assignments.
      Registered Nurse/Dialysis Infusion/Case Manager 05/2012 to 05/2015 Alaska Regional Hospital Anchorage AK
      • Patient assessment, treatment planning, case management and utilization review.
      • Responsible for the facilitation of clinical pertinence reviews on patients admissions and continued stays, completion of certifications/interfaces with managed care organizations, external reviewers and other payors.
      • Coordinated nursing care requirements.
      • Interviewed newly admitted clients with empathy to accurately identify needs and minimize alleviate fears and anxieties.
      • Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
      Registered Nurse 12/2011 to 05/2012 Providence Staffing South Carolina
      • Performs all patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
      • Worked at Mat-Su Regional Hospital, Wasilla, Alaska, in the Telemetry Department -  records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems per policy and procedure.
      Registered Nurse 07/2011 to 12/2011 Department of Corrections Santa Fe County, N.M
      • Provides professional nursing care to inmates, observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. 
      • Administer treatments as ordered, administer medications as prescribed, and maintain accountability of medications.
      Department of Corrections 06/2009 to 06/2011 Registered Nurse Alaska
      • Assist/accompany physicians on rounds.  Monitor restrained inmates and provide emergency care and first aid as needed. 
      • Supervise and assist with special clinics. 
      • Performs clerical and administrative duties related to nursing (e.g., chart and record medications, treatments and other pertinent medical information; set up and file medical records; complete medical histories; and write reports).
      Triage Nurse 03/2009 to 06/2009 Ocean to Ocean Ft. Lauderdale, FL
      • Assess the patient, provide patient education, and crisis intervention.
      • Directing the patient to the right level of care with the right provider in the right place at the right time.
      • Managed telephone triage for veterans seeking unscheduled care.
      • Provided interim care for veterans with urgent health care needs
      Registered Nurse 07/2007 to 03/2009 State of New Mexico Penitentiary Santa Fe, New Mexico
      • Administer treatments, administer medications, and maintain accountability of medications and other controlled items. 
      • Provides professional nursing care to inmates, observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress of inmates.
      • Maintained medication records during detention and ensured up-to-date medical records and immunizations as well as supervised detoxing protocols; Performed triage and provided nursing care for up to 1,500 inmates.​