Registered Nurse with 14 years experience in med-surg, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, psychiatric, long-term care, developmentally disabled, hospice case management and hospice care consultant.
Former Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Former Certified Developmental Disability Nurse (CDDN)
Current Registered Nurse in Kansas (RN)
(PRN) Hospice Case Manager
(PRN) Hospice Care Consultant
Provide and promote education to the medical community, civic groups, and individuals about the hospice philosophy, eligibility guidelines and benefits of hospice. Assist physicians, long term care facilities, and the director of clinical services in determining hospice eligibility of individuals. Directed non-qualifying patients to appropriate services in their area.
Currently working PRN in this capacity.
Member of hospice team embracing holistic, supportive care to individuals facing life-limiting illness. Educated patient and family on disease process and instructed caregivers on wound care, suctioning, medication administration, and care specific to each patient.
Wrote and implemented care plans for my case load, provided input at scheduled team care plan meetings.
Effectively communicated with primary care physician regarding patient condition.
Currently working PRN in this capacity
Acted as patient advocate for approximately 50 clients with developmental disabilities in the Bourbon County area. Coordinated care with physicians and attended medical appointments with residents, as needed. Taught classes for staff who administrated medications and was responsible for medication oversight.
Reviewed each client medication record with pharmacist twice yearly and PRN to ensure safety of client.
Performed physical assessment every 60 days for frail and elderly clients
Available by phone 24/7 for staff questions or concerns
Attended quarterly meetings of the Kansas Disability Nursing Network
Worked as agency nurse providing care in hospitals, psychiatric facilities, and long term care facilities.
Scheduled appointments, recorded patient's medical history and vital signs in patient chart. Assisted OB/GYN during medical procedures.
Non-traditional student who led by example and encouraged my fellow nursing students to do their best.
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