Licensed Practical Nurse with previous experience as a Medical Assistant in multi-physician family practice as well as surgical office. I have additional experience in pharmacy and phlebotomy. I am known for my dedication, having a pleasant personality, and providing excellent patient care.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs and/or Nursing Assistants in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provide effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.
Demonstrates ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact in an appropriate manner with patients, family members, professional and other supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.
Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures.
Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information.
Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.
Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure.
Clinical07/2015 to 09/2015Medical Surgical Patriot Ridge CommunityEnglewood, Ohio
Performed all functions related to daily living (ADL's) activities.
Shadowed experienced RN's managing care of assigned patients.
Performed physical assessments, administered medications, and helped with total parenteral nutrition feedings.
Clinical03/2015 to 06/2015Highland HospitalEnglewood, Ohio
Admitted patients in labor Assisted in performing vaginal exams to assess cervical dilation Performed fetal monitoring to evaluate for accelerations and decelerations in heart rate Completed activity, pulse, grimace, appearance, and respirations (APGAR) assessments of newborn babies Maintained patient comfort and prepared patients for cesarean sections.
Clinical11/2014 to 01/2015Miami Valley Child Development CenterEnglewood, Ohio
Performed screenings for language and behavior modification Monitored growth and development.
Clinical- Medical Surgical See above duties.
Certified Medical Assistant03/2011 to 10/2014Cheryl J. Robinson, MD, LLCDayton, Ohio
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Prepared patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room Verified patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment Support patient care delivery by helping health care providers during examinations; preparing laboratory specimens; performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; disposing of contaminated supplies Sterilizing medical instruments; administering medications and vaccinations on the premises Authorized drug refills as directed; telephoning prescriptions to pharmacies; phlebotomy; performing EKG; removing sutures; changing dressings Educated patients by providing medication and diet information and instructions; answering questions.
Completed records by recording patient examination, treatment, and test results.
Kept supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt Maintained supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Maintained safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Maintained patient confidence and protected operations by keeping patient care information confidential.
Certified Medical Assistant10/2009 to 02/2011PriMed PhysiciansDayton, Ohio
See above duties.
Certified Medical Assistant07/2007 to 02/2008Gem City Surgical AssociatesDayton, Ohio