28 Years experience as a licensed practical nurse. 21 years geriatric experience in assisted living and nursing home settings. 15 years experience with developmentally disabled in group home setting. maintains strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction with excellent communication and teaching skills.
Licensed practical nursing the State of New Jersey, License number 26np03982500. CPR certified through American safety and health institute.
Health and wellness expertise
Medication administration expert
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Broad medical terminology knowledge
Diagnostic tools experience
Strong medical ethic
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Wound cleaning/care expertise
Acute and rehabilitative care
Body mechanics knowledge
Medical clinical procedures comprehension
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Wound care specialist
04/2001 to Current
Licensed Practical Nurse/ Group home nurseDionne Showers － Tinton Falls, NJ
Performed duties as alternate nurse for developmentally disabled adults in a group home setting. Responsibilities included handling of all aspects of treatment from medication administration to wound care. Assisted residents with ADLs, including transport to and from medical appointments and day programs. Treated residents with various conditions including Parkinson's, dementia, Alzheimer's, autism and the developmentally delayed. other duties included closely monitoring acute conditions, performing basic physical assessments and assessing need for, and obtaining lab tests. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of the resident.
03/2001 to 12/2016
Wellness nurseBrandywine Assisted living at Governors Crossing － Englishtown, NJPerformed duties as wellness nurse on 45 bed assisted living unit. Responsibilities included medication administration and performing treatments. Monitored and treated pressure wound at various stages of development. Responsible for the review and updating of MARs and TARs for use by nursing staff. Monitored post-op vitals, fluids reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medication, discharge instructions and follow up care. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Also provided care to residents with stroke, MI, various forms of cancer, COPD and asthma. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
12/1999 to 03/2001
On -call agency staffing nurseNurseline Nursing Agency － Freehold, NJ
Performed duties as on-call agency staff nurse. provided staff relief at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and occasional home care assignments. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures of assignment location. responsibilities included administration of medications and performing treatments. other tasks included closely monitoring acute conditions, assisting residents with ADLs, monitoring intake and output levels and recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Provided palliative care in settings ranging from home care to nursing home and assisted living. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
06/1993 to 03/1999
Staff NurseThe Manor － Freehold, NJ
Performed duties as staff nurse 60 bed unit in a nursing home, med-surgical, rehabilitation setting. Primary responsibilities were administration of medications and wound care, performing duties as wound care nurse for 1 year at this facility. duties as wound care nurse included application of topical ointment and creams, treatment of lacerations, g-tube dressing care and assessment and treatment of pressure sores at various stages of development. Ensured efficacy of treatment through monitoring of treatment regimens. Also performed basic physical assessments of residents upon admission. other duties included closely monitoring and treating acute conditions, obtaining lab specimens, monitoring fluid intake and output and assisting residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
Education and Training
DiplomaMonmouth Vocational School － Freehold, NJ
Associate of Arts: JournalismBrookdale Community College － Lincroft, NJ.Journalism
Acute care knowledge. awareness in palliative care. Diabetes and nutritional awareness. Lab result evaluation. wound care expertise. medication administration expertise. Adept at prioritizing and managing deadlines. thorough physical assessments. patient positioning competency. Feeding assistance aptness. Foley catheter care. insulin medication administration and assistance. High level of autonomy. Patient evaluation and intervention. Problem resolution capability. professional bedside manner.