I have 23 years experience as a Registered Nurse with excellent assessment and observation skills, verbal and written communication skills, management skills and strong skills as a team player. My primary focus has been in geriatric care.
Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri - RN117079
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Board Certified in Gerontology
State of Missouri Nurse Assistant Instructor and Insulin Certified Instructor
As a Facility Nurse Advisor II (from xxxx to 2007):
Conducted surveys of nursing homes
As a Facility Inspector (2007 to current):
Conducted licensures and inspections for residential care, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers;
Conducted interim surveys, licensures and inspection;
Conducted on-site and off-site revisits.
Conducted complaint investigations in both federal homes and state certified homes;
Took week-end hotline call approximately every five to six months;
Met all federal and state required timeframes when issuing statements of deficiencies;
Wrote excellant statements of deficiencies;
Involved in the legal process for closing several residential care facilities and adult day care centers
Responsible for quality care of an average of 60 residents on a daily basis;
Responsible to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations;
Involved in setting up the hospice wing for residents and families;
In-servicing staff on End-Of-Live Care and hospice choices;
Involved in coordinating Memorial Services with various hospice companies;
Complete pre-admission skilling assessments on all admission;
Coordinated all admissions;
Oversaw M.D.S, RUGS and Care Planning process;
Conducted staff in-services;
Completed weekly nursing home and home visits;
Completed admission assessments;
Supervised the home health aides;
Involved in completing care plans and attending care plan meetings;
Promoted to Patient Care Coordinator and became involved in the actual coordination of patient care with the physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers and chaplins;
Conducted home evaluations of the nursing staff;
Spent time with the patient and family members providing end-of-live care, contacted police departments, medical examiners and funeral homes.
Responsible to help the clients with all aspects of activities of daily living including housekeeping, cooking, shopping, laundry to providing physical and occupational therapy, as taught by the therapist, preformed sterile straight catheraztion procedures, as taught by the home health nurse and medications.
Received my RN license in August 1990.
Enrolled in 2001 expected graduation in 2005. However, the day before graduation was informed I was 3 credits short of an English.
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