Professionally trained Licensed Practical Nurse with over 8 years of proven experience ensuring high standards ofculturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Excel at delivering critical support to bothprimary care manager and patient while executing comprehensive assessment, development and implementation ofcare plans.
Licensed Practical Nurse12/2010 to 07/2016Blanchfield Army Community Hospital-Screaming Eagle Medical HomeClarksville, TN
Primary care, assessment and evaluation of adult, neonatal and pediatric patients.Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.Conducted mandated health screenings, physicals for school age students.Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.Ensured HIPAA compliance.Documented patient information obtained from interviews.Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.Followed infection control procedures.Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.Collected blood, urine, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.Performed routine procedures, such as EKG's, throat, nasal and/or wound cultures, dressing changes, earirrigation, and application of bandages.Screened and reviewed immunization records for required immunizations, correct dosages, routes ofadministration.Instructed parents/guardians regarding normal verses adverse reaction to immunizations and treatment fornormal reactions of discomfort.
Administered oxygen, IV fluid and prescribed oral, rectal, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications.
Performed inhalation treatments, finger stick glucose, visual acuity, phlebotomy, and dressing changes.Provided individualized nursing care to patients of all ages based upon primary care manager's medical careplans, nursing assessment, and physical, mental and emotional needs of patients.
Performed teaching to patients and/or family regarding self-care procedures and documents teaching.
Licensed Practical Nurse03/2008 to 07/2010Lyster Army Health ClinicFort Rucker, AL
Licensed Practical Nurse09/2007 to 03/2008Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation CenterDothan, AL
Provided medical treatment and personal care services to 25 residents in long term care facility.Successfully managed six CNA's in daily care of 25 long term residents.Worked closely with primary care managers to ensure highest level of patient care.Responded to telephone requests for new primary care manager's orders.Evaluated and implemented patient care plans.Performed and recorded daily body audits and full body assessments.Administered nebulizer and oxygen treatment as ordered.Obtained and documented vital signs.Administered specified medications orally and by G-Tube insertion without error.Observed and documented patients for adverse reactions to medications or treatments.Dressed wounds and documented healing process.Collected patient samples of stool, urine and blood for laboratory testing.Answered call lights; assisted patients in walking and re-positioning.Prepared patients with acute emergencies for ambulance transport to tertiary hospital.
Practical NurseDepartment of Aviation Medicine Clinic
which supported all active duty soldiers atFort Rucker.
Executed daily operations of screening patients to assess health care needs.Provided prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured persons.Performed procedures and treatments as ordered by primary care managers to include, venipuncture, starting andmonitoring IV's, nebulizer treatments, EKG's, and specimen collection to be sent to laboratory.Assisted primary care managers in treatments and procedures to include, cryotherapy; I&D's; removal of skintags, moles, epidermal inclusion cyst; suturing; cerumen impactions; visual acuity testing; and joint injections.Obtained and documented vital signs, height and weight, nursing interventions, patient responses, and patientteaching.Observed and documented patient reported adverse reactions to medication or treatment to primary caremanager.Administered specified medication in accordance with clinic policy without error.Spearheaded pilot triage/treatment program to deliver expedient quality care to active duty soldiers.
Treatmentsincluded: physical examinations, diagnostic work-up, phlebotomy/injections, patient education, and treatmentplans for patients with simple injuries and illnesses.Responded appropriately to critical reports relayed from laboratory.Consistently inspected and ensured medication cart was at optimal stock level and free of expired drugs resultingin zero deficiencies over 12 month period of pharmacy inspection.
Education and Training
BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program:American Heart Association -
BLS Certification on: Nursing2007George Wallace Community CollegeDothan, ALNursing
State of Alabama-License #2-058451State of Tennessee-License #88619