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licensed practical nurse resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Patient-oriented nursing professional with 18 years of hands-on experience in delivering quality direct and indirect patient care to individuals in multiple settings. Skillfully completes tasks and fosters relationships with patients, caregivers and coworkers to drive patient care goals and advance nursing philosophies.

Dedicated and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse with extensive experience in sample collection, blood draw, IV insertion and infection control. Maintains composure and makes accurate decisions in fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful environments. History of interfacing seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, patients and visiting families.

As a statement of my faith, I would also like to add that more impressive than my own faith is the faith that I have been shown by God, not only through his gift of Jesus but also through divine interventions that I have witnessed in my own life. I have always considered myself a believer in the gift of Jesus as savior. Although, It wasn’t until later in life that I truly realized the absolute faithfulness that God has shown me, regardless of my faults or failures. My experience as a nurse is extensive. The most powerful education that I have experienced were the lessons that I’ve been carried through by my faith in Jesus and the love, devotion and care that God has shown me throughout my life. I truly believe that there is no experience in life that can compare to realizing the love of God and the true sacrifice that was made for each of us through Jesus.

Skills
  • Multi-Tasking and Prioritization
  • Patient Triaging
  • Samples Collection
  • Healthcare Platforms

I am able to coordinate care as needed during high stress situations. I often educate clients and patients during school activities or regarding care and can easily adapt to different learning styles and requirements on a case by case basis. I specialize in special needs and potentially combative situations to properly care for each person I meet on an individual basis.

  • Staff Supervision
  • Work Planning and Coordination
  • Epic Systems
  • Procedure Explanation
  • Nursing Staff Supervision
  • Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration
  • Patient Charting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conditions Reporting
  • Activities of Daily Living ADLs
  • Wound Dressing
  • Team Building
  • Information Compiling and Auditing
  • Call Answering and Assistance
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Physical Stamina
  • Equipment Assembly
  • Specimen Collection
  • Medication Administration
  • Patient Observation
  • Intravenous Medications
  • Care Planning and Modifications
  • Patient Positioning and Transporting
  • Nursing Intervention Evaluations
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Empathetic and Compassionate
  • Psychotropic Medication Knowledge
  • Counting Narcotics
  • Documenting Incidents
  • Caring for Wounds
  • Educating Families
  • Staff Direction and Task Delegation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Vital Signs Recording
  • Examination and Test Preparation
  • Assisting Physicians
  • Pa Licensed Practical Nurse
Experience
04/2010 to Current Licensed Practical Nurse Highmark Inc. | Cranberry Twp, PA,
  • Responsible for all Direct client care.
  • Maintenance of correct documentation.
  • Coordination of care between providers and primary care givers to ensure continuity of quality care at all times.
  • Clear transcription of appropriate MD orders as applicable to client care.
  • To provide a further resource to teachers during school hours.
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Promoted culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting documentation and prevention.
  • Applied interventions to progress patients toward wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Worked as part of healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Ensure client wellbeing in all aspects of daily living
04/2010 to 04/2012 LPN Charge Nurse Pruitthealth | Youngsville, NC,
  • Conducted daily rounds to assess patient condition and distribute medications.
  • Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
  • Collected blood, urine or sputum samples from patients to perform routine lab tests.
  • Established direct lines of communication between nursing staff and other interested departments, supporting patient care with collaboration between personnel with complementary specialties.
  • Counseled and educated patients specific to diagnosis and health history.
  • Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Administered high consequence medications with exacting accuracy, monitoring patients for side effects and supporting patient comfort and comprehensive recovery.
  • Developed individual care plans to meet patient needs and achieve treatment goals.
  • Supervised exceptional team with collaborative leadership and creative responses to resource scarcity and nurse availability.
  • Analyzed charts and utilized data to recommend proper treatment courses to physicians.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Took temperatures or blood pressures, dressed wounds and provided other basic patient care or treatments.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Worked as part of healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Measured and recorded patient height, weight and other vital signs.
  • Worked with 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.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
10/2005 to 04/2010 Med-Surg LPN Lifepoint Hospitals | Beckley, WV,
  • Communicated concerns regarding patients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Looked for physical, emotional and symptomatic changes in patient condition and obtained necessary care for medical concerns.
  • Monitored patient's respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate patient recovery, minimize pain and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Administered prescribed medications or started intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patient charts.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
  • Applied interventions to progress patients toward wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete diagnostic tests.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and supplies with germicides, sterilizers and autoclaves.
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Worked as part of healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions.
  • Took temperatures or blood pressures, dressed wounds and provided other basic patient care or treatments.
  • Documented patient medical histories, current symptoms and vitals.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Measured and recorded patient height, weight and other vital signs.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Collected blood, urine or sputum from patients to perform routine laboratory tests.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Worked with 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.
  • Answered patients' calls to determine how to assist.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and closely supervised patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to up to 5 patients per day.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Assembled and used catheters, tracheotomy tubes or oxygen suppliers.
  • Prepared patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explained procedures.
  • Evaluated nursing intervention outcomes by conferring with other healthcare team members.
  • Administered prescribed medications or started intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Evaluated patient care procedural changes for effectiveness and made necessary adjustments.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Directed implementation of improved patient care and documentation methods and procedures to achieve quality objectives.
  • Provided pre- and post-operative nursing care.
  • Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Collected biological samples from patients and performed routine lab tests to support diagnosis.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2005 to to Certificate of Completion | Nursing Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center , Lewisburg, Pa , GPA:
Expected in to to | Nursing Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center
  • Harrisburg Area Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • LPN Charge Nurse
  • Med-Surg LPN

Degrees

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Some College (No Degree)

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