Hardworking, dedicated, compassionate, and focused professional LPN with years of experience and strong Social Work background. Highly motivated, exceptional clinical skills, comfortable in fast pace clinical setting, able to adapt in crisis situations. Reliable worker with the ability to quickly learn new concepts, possess great time management skills, and exhibit sound judgment in prioritizing tasks in patient care. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Solid work history, reputation as a team player, leader and passion for helping others. Experience caring for patients with Cancer, Diabetes, AIDS, Dementia, and knowledgeable working with Geriatric and Pediatric population. Consistently earned praise from patients, family members and supervising clinical directors for delivering excellent nursing care. Current on all immunizations (including tuberculosis and hepatitis B). Experience working in a multicultural setting and good customer service skills. Current and unrestricted LPN License to practice and current CPR certification
03/2012 to 01/2013
Licensed Practical NurseFuture Care Nursing & rehabilitation Center – Baltimore, MD
4/2013, Richmond Health Center Richmond Texas/ Rosenberg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Rosenberg Texas/Cambridge health and Rehabilitation (2014) Charge Nurse LVN; monitor and record condition of patients noting changes and following up with physicians for proper nursing intervention.
Provide wound care, respiratory treatments and toileting for patients with tracheostomy.
Administer medications, feeding and provide care for patients with G-tube following proper protocol per facility policy.
Provide IV Therapy and care for patients on special treatments like antibiotics, and chemotherapy.
Promote patient hygiene by assisting with ADLs and ascertaining that showers are giving on assigned days for each resident.
Monitor patients' blood sugars and blood pressure, ensuring that appropriate measures and medications are given within ordered parameters Promote wellness amongst residents by encouraging participation in rehabilitation therapies and other activities as ordered by physician Supervise teams of CNAs and assign nursing staff according to patient needs and nurses' capabilities.
Liaise with physicians and other medical professionals per patient treatments and therapies.
Administer routine medications following the proper routes and monitoring for side effects, reporting changes to Physicians.
Document treatment plans and procedures in accordance with state regulations and facility policy.
Assist with emergency response to sudden patient illness.
Care for post-surgical patients with tracheostomy for respiratory failure, and hip replacement.
Contact physicians for abnormal labs, implement new orders, contact pharmacy and follow up with proper documentations as need may be.
Administer massages, alcohol rubs, warm and cold compress per order.
Provide emotional support to patients and their families through adequate communication, empathy and understanding.
Provide complete account of resident care and treatments, monitor change in vitals, and provide care as needed; document changes and monitor patient progress.
Ensure that doctors orders are effectively executed, (i.e.
tests, medications, procedures and consultations) Complete admissions, assess, and assist in developing initial care plan of new patients, review transferred medications with doctor and fax to pharmacy.
Monitor patients lab values for deviation from normal, determine patient hydration status, and recognize signs of fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Monitor patient for redness, edema, foul drainage, perform wound care, provide patient education of wound healing measures (i.e.
proper nutrition, infection prevention) Take vitals and compare to baseline, reinforce teaching about normal values (i.e.
hypertension, hypotension, pain) Provide respiratory treatment and monitor for signs of respiratory distress.
Provide trach care, and maintain aspiration precautions.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
01/2009 to 12/2012
Primary Care NurseComprehensive Nursing Services – Baltimore, MD
Administer medications via G-tube/button per order, maintain patency and skin integrity around stoma.
Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge Applies compresses, ice and heat packs.
Change dressings, applying bandages, and other first aid procedures Follows up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
Implement all treatment and therapies per physician orders.
Record treatment provided according to physician orders per protocol.
Provide care and administer respiratory therapies for patients with tracheostomy and Ventilator; maintain patency and adequate function of ventilators as need be.
Monitor patients for adverse reactions to medications and treatments; stabilize patient and report to doctor for follow up.
Maintains equipment and supplies by keeping catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen supplies available.* Practice safety in patient care and use proper protective equipment to minimize infection.
Assist with staff training and other duties as assigned.
Work closely with families in implementing ordered care plan, and monitor for adverse reaction to therapies.
Initiate emergency measures when patients' condition becomes critical; notify family and supervisor per agency protocol.
Visit patients in their homes, monitor vitals and notify physician of any abnormal vital, and follow with family for appropriate measures.
Educate families on ways to provide adequate care for loved ones to promote wellness and compliance to ordered therapies.
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Provides ancillary medical care by dressing wounds; giving enemas, alcohol rubs, and massages; applying compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.* Collects samples, such as urine, and sputum, from patients for testing.* Assist health care providers, registered nurses and allied health professionals with examinations, treatments, special tests and routine procedures.
Record patient care, complaints and report observed symptoms, reactions and change in patient status to nursing supervisors.* Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.* Carries out designated nursing procedures.* Maintains patient nutrition by feeding patients; recording food and fluid intake and output per recommended diet.* Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
Bachelor of Arts: Social Work Misericordia University - Dallas, PA
Diploma in Nursing
Student government representative
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of Dean's List Scholarship
Bachelor of Social Work:
Coursework in Gerontology
Diploma in Practical Nursing: Practical Nursing Comprehensive Health Academy - Washington, DC