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licensed practical nurse resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse with 25+ years experience in nursing home and urgent care facilities. Adept at handling medical and personal needs of patients with focused and compassionate mentality. Specialize in medical procedures, including sample collection, blood draw and infection control. Meticulous regard for detail and accuracy with strong follow-through and administrative skills. History of working seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, patients and visiting families. Familiar with documentation and electronic recordkeeping.

Skills
  • Calm and level-headed under pressure
  • Quick problem solver
  • Patient triaging
  • Excellent documentation procedures
  • Electronic charting
  • Monitoring fluids
  • Collecting vital signs
  • Medical terminology knowledge
  • Catheter placement and monitoring
  • Patient relations
  • Respiratory equipment training
  • Infection control procedures
  • Grooming and bathing assistance
  • Michigan Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Caring for wounds
  • Empathetic and compassionate
Education and Training
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI Expected in 01/1993 Associate of Science : Licensed Practical Nurse - GPA :
Experience
Siouxland Community Health Center - Licensed Practical Nurse
Sioux City, IA, 04/1997 - Current
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
  • Triaged patients by phone and provided general assistance for basic and advanced needs.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and other physical symptoms in need of further attention.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments and equipment to protect staff and patients from infection risk.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting examinations during diagnostic processes.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording patient health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files with Epic.
  • Counseled clients, patients and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Used sterile techniques to prepare patients for procedures.
Siouxland Community Health Center - Licensed Practical Nurse
Sioux City, IA, 01/1992 - 04/1997
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Guaranteed exceptional care quality by correctly administering medication, inserting and caring for catheters, dressing and changing wounds and assisting with personal hygiene.
  • Communicated concerns regarding residents status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • 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 resident health.
  • Answered resident and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Evaluated resident status and re-assessed residents nursing needs every two hours.
  • Documented resident intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Prevented drug interactions and contributed to correct diagnosis by recording resident health information, monitoring vitals and updating patient files.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment care plans to accelerate resident recovery, minimize pain and optimize resident outcomes.
  • Promoted resident satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current resident conditions.
  • Monitored residents respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels in response to medical administration.
  • Delivered high-quality direct and indirect nursing care to up to 40 residents per day.
  • Managed wound care, gave respiratory treatments and helped with non-invasive procedures.
  • Used sterile technique to prepare residents for procedures.
  • Documented residents intake information, including medical histories and current symptoms.
  • Researched and studied resident diagnoses to identify care needs, effectively contributed to nursing plan developments and facilitated resident education.
  • Responded to resident alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Assisted physicians with conducting patient examinations.
  • Observed, charted and reported developments in resident health condition in 80 bed nursing facility.
  • Educated resident and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Counseled residents and families and provided emotional and psychosocial support.
  • Scheduled appointments for evaluations and scans for nursing home residents.
  • Administered resident care to independent living residents, assisted living residents, skilled nursing residents and assisted with Hospice care by initiating preventative and rehabilitative interventions, assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADL), positioning, mobilization and personal hygiene support.
Wesley - Certified Nursing Assistant
Seattle, WA, 01/1989 - 01/1992
  • Monitored and replenished medical supply inventory, facilitating optimal availability for resident care.
  • Provided hands-on nursing care under direct RN/LPN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Documented information in resident charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Responded to residents alarms and assessed resident needs and requests.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough resident records and updating healthcare team on residents status.
  • Collected specimens, monitored vitals and maximized residents comfort.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Preserved resident dignity and minimized discomfort by carrying out duties such as bedpan changes, diapering and bathing.
  • Documented resident intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Used mobility devices and transfer equipment to carefully and transport residents.
  • Assisted residents with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, temperature and heart rate.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Provided nursing assistance to residents in 80+ bed nursing care facility.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Grand Rapids Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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