Enthusiastic LPN with excellent people skills and dedicated work ethic. Demonstrated medical procedure competency.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 03/2013 to Current Vortex Group – Anchorage Alaska
CPR current to October 2017.
MS # P266066 expires 10/31/2017; obtained October 1991.
AK #6971 expires 9/30/2018; obtained March 2013.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Chronic patient care in long term care unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 10-18 patients per shift.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer.
Cordova Alaska, under the supervision of Dolly Dyer, RN and Jolene Sherman, RN.
Licensed Practical Nurse on Long Term Care floor with 18 residents' in house, passing medications, vital signs taken weekly and as needed, wound care given as directed, obtained scheduled blood glucose and gave insulin as ordered.
Bolus tube feedings done as ordered, assessment of status changes, completed documentation of required forms as required by State and Federal regulations.
Assisted with Emergency Department patients, obtaining blood for labs and starting and maintaining Intravenous sites.
Assisted Nurse Practioner with suturing, and transporting to observations in acute care setting.
Assisted with daily living needs of residents.
Nome, Alaska under the supervision of Mary Ann Bornaschella, RN.
Working 7pm to 7am as night charge nurse for an 18 bed resident care facility.
Passing medications and completing the daily paper work for facility needs.
Assisting with routine care of residents thru out the night.
2-3 CNA under my supervision.
I would assist with covering CNA shifts when needed, acting in the CNA role to care for residents.
Kotzebue, Alaska under the supervision of Helen McGnaw, RN.
Worked Long Term Care on rotating days and night shifts and as needed for appropriate staffing.
Assisted with wound treatments, passing of medications, vital signs and intake of patient information as scheduled.
Documented all work on computer system of Health stream and Centre.
Petersburg Alaska, under the supervision of Jennifer Bryner, RN.
Worked on Long Term Care and provided care for 18 in house residents.
Passing of medications, care of wounds, injections as needed, obtained blood glucose level and injections of insulin given as ordered.
Performed POC of glucometers as needed.
Assisted Medical doctor with rounds of residents.
Provided information about resident care during care conferences with family and staff.
Worked with LTC unit coordinator to complete and submit MDS forms for Medicare reimbursement for facility.
Since Leaving William Beaumont Army Medical Center, EL Paso, TX in 2007 and returning to Mississippi, I assisted my son; during his military career and deployments; with the care of his daughter.
I enrolled in college courses and completed 22 credits at East Central Community College, Decatur, MS.
During this time my ex-husband was working oversea with a Military contracting company, which at times I would travel to his assigned country and visit with him.
Licensed Practical Nurse, 02/2002 to 10/2007 Department of Defense – El Paso Ft Bliss, TX
with Department of Defense, worked as Licensed Practical Nurse, in Urology Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center under the supervision of John Terhune, RN.
I performed duties of a Licensed Practical Nurse and Urology Technician in the Urology Department which consisted of 2-4 Medical Officers.
My duties included maintaining the logs of all controls of the urine dips, centrifuge, and refrigerator temperatures.
Screening of patients prior to doctor's visit, obtaining information for reason of visit, vital signs obtained prior to procedures, and visits on a variety of ages.
I instructed patients on use of catheterization of self, before and after procedures.
Administered intramuscular and sub dermal medications for Prostate cancer patients as ordered by the Medical officer.
Urology clinic performed different Urological procedures which included Vasectomy, Adult Circumcisions, Cyst removals, suture and staple removals and Cystoscopy for monitoring of patients with signs and symptoms of Bladder Abnormalities.
Women with Bladder difficulties, pelvic exams would be done.
Procedures requiring patient anesthesia would be performed under sterile conditions in either the operating room or in clinic suite.
I performed routine catheter changes on patients of need for chronic placement of catheters and instruction of care of catheter placements.
I assisted the Head Nurse of clinic with supplies and Omni Cell issues and instructional classes for male patients desiring Vasectomy procedure.
On several occasions I worked the front desk section, which included chart logging and patient record check out status.
Scheduled patient appointments and provided information of procedures if needed.
Scheduled and maintained Doctor and Nurses schedules for patient care and clinical visits.
Hospital working systems is known as ALTHA and CHCS.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Chronic patient care in Urology clinic, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from injections of medication to wound care.
Counseled and educated patients about Vasectomy and after care and wellness.
Wurzburg, Germany with Department of Defense; under the supervision of Medical Officers and Ward master.
I performed duties as a Licensed Practical nurse in a Family Practice clinic which consisted of 6 Medical Officers and 1 Nurse Practioner.
My duties included obtaining temperature, blood pressures, respiration and heart rate on all varieties of ages.
I gave intramuscular injections of antibiotics, Depo-Provera, and immunizations.
Provided teaching on all medications as needed.
The clinic performed many types of procedures and services; Vasectomy, Endometrial biopsy, Intrauterine Device placement and removal, Cyst removals, suture removals and simple cast removals.
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, I assisted with the screening process of women.
I was assigned as Infection control facilitator for the Family Practice Group, on a daily bases I conducted routine checks on the clinic and made any changes as needed to ensure the safety of the patients and staff.
On occasions, I would assist the surgical clinic with Ostomy care and instructions to patients on placement of bags and care of ostomy site.
Each morning the Active Duty sick call would be seen on a daily bases.
My duties included obtaining a general assessment of the soldiers.
I obtained blood for labs, urine samples thru in and out catheterizations.
I started and maintained peripheral IVs on patients upon receiving orders thru the doctors.
Among our patients were pregnant females in for routine checks.
Our clinic performed all beginning test and pap smears once a pregnancy was confirmed.
Among other duties of the clinic, I would schedule appointments for patients and maintain the information section of literature for patient handouts.
El Paso, TX with Department of Defense at Ft Bliss, TX; William Beaumont Army Medical Center, under the supervision of Major Beverly Snyder, RN.
I performed duties as a Licensed Practical Nurse on a 6 Bed intermediate care ward; step down unit for Intensive Care Unit.
I provided nursing care to acutely ill patients from pediatric to geriatric patients.
Administration of medications, provided wound care, assisted physicians with a variety of diagnostic supportive duties, provided assistance with before and after care of procedure with instructions given to patient and family as needed.
I started and maintained peripheral IVs with fluids as ordered.
Completed full body assessments, which was done every 4-6 hours with vitals of blood pressures, temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
Obtained blood samples, urine samples, and sputum samples as ordered by Medical officers.
Upon patient being recovered from surgery, patient would be instructed on proper ways to recover fully, such as coughing, turning, and deep breathing; guides and trained newly assigned personnel in the performance of their duties; ensures a safe environment of care for patients and fellow staff members.
During the school immunization, I would assist with the administration of medication to the children that needed vaccination.
Whitfield, MS with Mississippi State Hospital (Oak Circle Center), under the supervision of Department of Nursing.
Responsible for the care of children from ages 4-17 years with problems ranging from drug and alcohol, physical and sexual abuse, and conduct disorders to manipulation of parents and running away from home.
Assisted the physician with admissions and completion or records, drew blood from patients and dispatched samples to the lab, and measured and administered medications.
Assisted with counseling sessions for patients and monitored them for suicide attempts.
During my work at Oak Circle Center, I cared and assisted with the care of 4 pregnant teenagers.
Jackson, MS with University Medical Center, under the supervision of Department of Nursing.
I provided nursing care to patients diagnosed with a variety of diseases such as AIDS, HIV and Cancer.
I worked on a float pool on different floors providing specialized care that included hemodialysis and traction.
Routine duties included measurement and administration of medications and injections; applications of dressings, insertion of catheters, obtaining blood for lab work and providing general daily living needs.
I assisted the RN with administering blood and blood products.
I assisted the attending physician with examinations and procedures.
I performed postmortem care on deceased patients.
At times will perform clerical duties, to maintain charts and assist with admission of patients and completion of records and charts for the physicians.
High School Diploma: May 1986 Richland High School - Richland, MS
Licensed Practical Nurse Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse , 10/1991 Hinds Community College Nursing Allied Health - MS Completed Practical Nurse program and graduated September 1991 with certification to take Board of Nursing exam; completed and obtained Licensed Practical Nurse license
Associate of Arts: East Central Community College - Decatur, MS Completed prerequisites for continuing education to apply to the Registered Nurse program.