Caring and dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse with excellent communication skills, 8 years experience in geriatric care including specialty experience in psychiatric care and 4 years working with a physician in a medical office.
Reliable, ethical healthcare provider with
ability to stay calm and intervene during crises and to collaborate on
multidisciplinary teams. Proven ability to build positive relationships with
patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals
CPR certified through American Heart Association
BAC screening/drug screen collection
Strong medical ethic
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Licensed Practical Nurse September 2012 to October 2016Valley Medical Group － Greenfield, MA
Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. .
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals.
Administering injections, medications and assisting in surgical procedures
Ensuring all procedures are carried out in compliance with state and federal policies
Maintaining patient's medical records inkling prior medical history
Reviewing and interpreting lab reports
Strong acute care experience and knowledge of medical terminology
Familiarity with the medical office procedures and nursing protocols
Ability to provide appropriate health information to patients and families
Skilled in working with Athena Streamline program in medical databases and applications
Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records
Highly skilled in providing compassionate care and basic education to patients
Hands- on experience in assisting registered nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals with examinations, treatments, particular tests and regular procedures
Proficient in obtaining vital signs, patient health history and laboratory specimens
Demonstrated ability to review patient chart; treatments, record and report experimental symptoms, reactions, and changes in patient's conditions
Proven record of scheduling and coordinating patient transfers to medical facilities or outside health care providers
Performs all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Licensed Practical Nurse September 2009 to September 2012Charlene Manor － Greenfield, MA
Charge Nurse of the geriatric/dementia long term care unit - med administration, performing treatments.
Implementing and developing care plans for safety, wounds, and infection issues.
Supervised CNA's ensuring resident's quality of care.
Transcribed doctor's orders ensuring the same were effectively carried out including labs, specialty tests, appointments, consultations, stat orders.
Continually assessing resident's condition, reporting significant changes to unit manager, M.D., and family.
Earned a gold star from administrator for initiating an activity program on the unit weekly for the residents'
Chosen by management to participate in grant program for Bold Change through DPH Earned respect from coworkers and management in managing efficiently the day to day tasks and operations on the floor.
Per unit manager on my last performance review in June 2012 "Dee asserts authority in an effective manner with her assigned regular and agency staff, managing diverse personalities, and efficiently handling negative behaviors. She ensures that their assignments are completed in a timely manner and that her residents have received quality care.".
Licensed Practical Nurse April 2005 to May 2012Farren Care Center － Turners Falls, MA
Served as LPN-Per Diem.
Assigned to work different units, at times in one shift, played a key role on interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, RNs, social workers.
Actively participated in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients with broad range of mental health issues.
Ensured that doctors' orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations and stat orders for five-point restraint.
Helped refine unit policies and procedures in the areas of suicide-watch procedures, safety methods, discharge planning and documentation.
Responded to volatile situations and violent outbreaks, earning the respect of physicians and coworkers for calm, levelheaded and quick thinking to restore the safety and security of patients and staff.
Completed training in team building, management of assaultive behaviors and psychotropic-medication administration.
Education and Training
Associate of Science : Nursing, 2004Vermont Technical College － Randolph, VT, United StatesWorked under the supervision of an RN providing bedside care, treatment and clinical documentation for patients on cardiac, oncology and medical-surgical floors.Handled medication administration, dressing changes, IVs and all other aspects of nursing care.Facilitated admissions, discharges and transfers; prepared chart notes and other documentation; and participated on interdisciplinary team.Earned a reputation for excellence in service delivery.Supervisor comments: "Dee will be an outstanding LPN.She has excellent interpersonal skills and readily establishes rapport with diverse patient population.her clinical skills are impressive.Dee would be an asset to any nursing team.".
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