Fully credentialed LPN with experience providing compassionate care in long-term care facilities. 26 years experience as an LPN, 10+ years of management experience, including MDS Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator, Unit Manager and Health and Wellness Director.
LPN-IV 2, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, CPR certified through American Heart Association.
IV 2 Certified
Proficient in computer programs
Many years of supervisory experience
Past Infection Control Nurse
Taught blood borne pathogens class *Taught Certified Nursing Assistant class
Proficient in care planning
Very much a people person
Great assessment skills
Health and wellness expertise
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Broad medical terminology knowledge
Acute and rehabilitative care
Computerized charting specialist
Strong medical ethic
Effective policy and program development
11/2015 to Current
Health and Wellness DirectorBrookdale Senior Living － Colorado Springs, COResponsible for directing all aspects of senior living including resident assessments to determine if they are appropriate for admission to facility, admission assessments, responding to emergency situations, supervision of all clinical staff, hiring/scheduling of all clinical staff, electronically entering assessments/care plans, in-services/education for all staff, acute charting, ordering all medical supplies within budget constraints, care plan meetings with families, etc.
09/2008 to 09/2015
Resident Care Management DirectorSAVA Senior Care － Pueblo, COCompletion of all MDS 3.0/OBRA assessments, comprehensive care plans, resident assessments prior to completion of assessments to ensure highest RUG rate is captured, skin/weight meetings, care plan meeting with families, IDT meetings, etc.
12/2005 to 09/2008
Unit Manager/SDC/MDS CoordinatorPueblo Extended Care Center － Pueblo, COStarted as med nurse and was promoted to Unit Manager where I was responsible for all aspects of long-term care. I was further promoted to Staff Development Coordinator where I was responsible for hiring/training of new staff, scheduling, employee/resident health, work comp cases, in-service training for all staff. I was asked to take on position of MDS Coordinator when it became available and I accepted that position. I also filled in on floor when short staffed.
12/1999 to 12/2005
Charge nurse/office nurseVeterans Administration － Pueblo, COMedication administration, treatments of wounds, G-tubes, foley catheters, O2 management, diabetic management, electronic charting, collaborating care with physicians.
Education and Training
LPN Dodge City Community College － Dodge City, Kansas
Intravenous therapy, computerized charting, People skills, great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills.