Dedicated Registered Nurse seeking a position within a progressive medical health center, which will make use of comprehensive training, practical experience, and excellent communication skills. Advocate for patients; assess patient status and notify physician of clinical changes.
*Demonstrated an aptitude for developing new skills.
*Readily develop rapport with patients, families, and other health care professionals.
*Adapt easily to change of environment and work schedule.
*Maintain critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified patient care.
*Hard working individual with reputation for consistently going beyond what is required.
*Team leader with the ability to create a positive working environment that uplifts patients' spirits.
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama, License number 1-131786
Crisis Prevention CPI
Medication administration expert
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Computerized charting specialist
Health and wellness expertise
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Flow sheet charting
Acute and rehabilitative care
IV drug therapy management
Body mechanics knowledge
University of AlabamaMarch 2013 to CurrentAssistant Nurse Manager Birmingham, Al.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community. 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. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Provided necessary health education training for patients. To work with nursing leadership to direct nursing service activities in the assigned care unit for the duration of one shift and/or in the absence of the Nurse Manager.
To provide professional nursing care for patients in assigned care unit.
To support nursing leadership in the coordination of patient care, personnel management, physician/interdisciplinary collaboration and general administrative duties.
Handle various mental illness / mental distress such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis and depression/dementia.
Handle each patient with great care and in a positive collaborative manner.
Perform the medication administration both by oral drugs and intramuscular injections.
Monitor the mental developments following medical treatments.
Provide education tailored to each patient's needs.
Assist in hygiene, nutrition and sleep.
Provide psychosocial interventions, behavioral therapy, family therapy and milieu therapy also known as psychodynamic approaches.
Observed and maintained the medical history records of the patient.
Worked closely with doctors maintaining proper communication.
Cooper Green Mercy HospitalApril 2012 to April 2013Staff RN Birmingham, Al.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Tested glucose and administered injections. Work primarily in the Med-Surg unit, but have also received training in ICU.
Provide pre- and postoperative nursing care for 5-8 adult and geriatric patients daily.
Educate patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, and other aspects of therapeutic regimens.
Administer oral, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications.
Administer staff and student orientations.
Super-user responsible for training staff to use new computer charting software.
Fulfilled the role of charge nurse, with responsibility to supervise RN's, LPN's, PCT's and Unit Secretary.
East Glen Center for Nursing and RehabNovember 2011 to August 2012RN Supervisor Birmingham, Al
Responsible for ensuring that facility functions according to policy during shift.
Provide direct nursing care for residents.
Supervise LPN's and CNA's to ensure that the resident care plan is implemented in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards.
Work to ensure that the highest level of quality care is maintained at all times.
Education and Training
Wallace State Community CollegeMay 2011Associate Degree: NursingHanceville, AL.Nursing
Jacksonville State UniversityAugust 2, 2013Bachelor of Science: NursingJacksonville, AL.Nursing