Patient-oriented nursing professional with 24 years of hands-on experience in delivering quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals in various settings. Skillfully complete. Fosters relationships with patients, caregivers, and coworkers to drive patient care goals and advance nursing philosophies.
I traveled to various medical facilities to fulfill duties as a Licensed Practical Nurse under Tennessee scope of practice.
I managed two group homes for client's with Developmental Disabilities. I created monthly schedules for each home. I covered open shifts as a LPN and/or Developmental Tech as often as needed.
-Served as a liaison between Client, Family's, Office Staff and the State of Tennessee.
-Assured medication refills were scheduled and meds were picked up promptly.
-Checked medication administration records and completed medication variance forms when needed.
-Scheduled doctors appointments and therapy appointments.
-Assured staff maintained compliance with client care and in home maintenance as well as vehicle maintenance.
-Completed audits monthly to assure compliance with DIDD guidelines.
-Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
-Started, monitored and managed intravenous medication to stabilize patient heart and blood pressure.
-Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
-Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
-Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
-Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
-Worked with healthcare team, including social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists, to assess patient needs, plan and adjust plans of care and actualize nursing interventions to promote and restore patient health.
-Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
-Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
-Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
-Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
-Researched and studied client diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated patient education.
-Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
-Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and physical symptoms to assess and prioritize need for further attention.
-Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
-Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
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