Compassionate and diversified nursing professional with a dedicated work ethic. Striving to establish a caring and team-oriented work environment around myself, patients, and co-workers. Considering open communication one of the most important aspects of patient care and compliance of education. Strong and diverse experience of over 15 years of dedication to quality patient care.
Electronic medical records
Leadership and supervising
Efficient patient care
Wound care and irrigation
Multi-tasking and prioritization
Staff direction and task delegation
Empathetic and compassionate
IV drug therapy management
CPR and ALS certified
OBGYN Associates Of Oak RidgeAugust 2008 to July 2012Licensed Practical Nurse Oak Ridge, TN
Tracked and managed inventory for exam rooms and maintained vaccine and expiration logs.
Conducted patient interviews to gather health history, vital signs and information about current medical issues.
Scheduled appointments for patients via phone and in person.
Partnered with healthcare and administrative staff to create patient-centered, inviting and supportive environment for patients and families.
Assisted patients in preparation for examinations, assessing and recording vital signs.
Led patients to exam rooms, answered general questions and prepared patients for physician by explaining process.
Sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies in adherence to OSHA regulations.
Cleaned, restocked and prepared exam rooms and medical equipment.
Contacted pharmacies to submit and refill patients' prescriptions via phone and EHR.
Obtained urine samples for testing and evaluation. Educated patient regarding proper sampling technique.
Assisted physician in patient exams, in office procedures, and patient care during visit.
Administered IM injections and vaccines per physician orders.
Elk Valley Health ServicesJuly 2012 to November 2014Private Duty Licensed Practical Nurse Nashville, TN
Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
Communicated effectively with patients and loved ones to explain diagnoses, treatment options and procedures.
Assisted patients with daily tasks, such as dressing, hygiene, and bathing in their homes.
Checked in on patients at regular intervals to record food and fluid intake and output, taking measures to promote healthy levels as needed.
Worked with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nutritionists to evaluate intervention outcomes and make needed adjustments to care plans.
Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
Cared for children with developmental and cognitive disabilities to enhance their quality of life.
Management and utilization of nasogastric, gastrectomy, and peg tubes while administering feedings and medications.
Cared for and maintained foley catheters while utilizing infection control measures.
Ortho TennesseeNovember 2014 to June 2017LPN/Precertification Specialist Oak Ridge, TN
Analyzed information from office visit, educational, and medical records, consultation with other professionals and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs and eligibility for services.
Inputted all communication with applicants into electronic computer record system to facilitate future clarification and knowledgeable support.
Explained eligibility details and affordability options to patients with kindness and respect.
Educated patients on at-home surgery preparation requirements and post-operative care process.
Sent H&Pmp;P form and other patient information to surgery facility.
Obtained signatures and collected completed pre-operative consent and HIPAA forms from patients.
Reviewed CPT and ICD codes to check accuracy for billing. Conveying adequate medical information to insurance company to obtain precertification for surgeries, injections, and outpatient diagnostic testing.
Optimized equipment by fitting, testing and adjusting devices on each patient.
Casting of upper and lower extremities per physician's order. Educating patients and families regarding cast care.
Obtained patients vital signs adequately.
Quality Private Duty CareJune 2017 to CurrentLPN Field Supervisor Wartburg, TN
Skilled nursing care to patients in the home to aid functional limitations in completing activities of daily living.
Perform medication administration per physician orders.
Clarify and write physician orders, accident reports, medication administration profiles, verifying 485 documents, and physician contact as needed.
Education regarding the patients' diagnosis and disease process along with compliance with physician orders.
Leadership skills including; supervision of 4 Certified Nursing Assistants and 4 personal care assistants on a daily basis while multi-tasking exceptional patient care.
Commended by RN supervisors for handling difficult situations with patients and their family open-mindedly and respectfully.
Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
Education and Training
Lincoln Memorial UniversityExpected in May 2020Associate of Science in Nursing : Nursing Knoxville, TN
mindedRoane State Community CollegeDecember 2017General Education: NursingOak Ridge, TN
Tennessee College of Applied Technology June 2005Practical Nursing Diploma: Practical NursingHarriman, TN