Patient-focused Registered Nurse with a background in multiple aspects of home care. Managerial experience in nursing home and correctional settings.
Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana, License number 28131126A Registered Nurse in the State of New York, [applied for]. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1994 to present CPR certified through American Heart Association.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Strong medical ethic
Trained in in- and out-patient care
Wound cleaning/care expertise
IV drug therapy management
Wound care specialist
Clinical Nurse Supervisor02/2015 to CurrentMoore Home HealthGriffith, InSupervised 10 other practitioners and employees, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses in a home setting.
Psychiatric and MedSurg Nurse03/2012 to 01/2015Methodist HospitalGary, INMonitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Nurse SupervisorSouth Shore Nursing HomeGary, INHeaded onboarding process for new nursing staff. Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Coordinated the review, revision and creation of Operational Policies. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
Director of Nursing01/1998 to 12/2009Indiana Department of CorrectionsMichigan City, INConducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team. Managed team of medical support personnel. Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: NursingValparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN