Energetic and motivational Licensed Practical Nurse and leader dedicated to delivering top-quality patient care. Seven years experience in a diversity of fields to include pediatrics; home health; prison facilities; combat trauma medicine; ICU; ICW, and oncology. Additional certifications as an EMT, Trauma Medical Course and ACLS provider. Three years as a Ward-Master accountable to more than $250,000.00 in equipment, admissions and discharge, utilization review, performance improvement and more than 20 personnel including EMT's, LPN's, RN's and two PA's. Currently advancing my education to become a Registered Nurse.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2006-present
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 2008-present (AZ multi-state License LP049444)
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 2009-2011
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2009-present
Joint Forces Trauma Critical Care Course Certification - 2010-present
-Responsible for tracking the medical claims of all Soldiers involved in unit (350+ Soldiers) at all times to ensure appropriate process.
- Ward-Master for 3 ICW's capable of a combined 60 patient census; accountable for training; SOP development and implementation; Training; Scheduling; Admissions and Discharges, and facilitation of day to day operations.
- Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 2-3 high acuity patients, to include, but not limited to ventilator and trach-care dependency; COPD; Chrons disease; Multi-system failure or diseases; Cancer and multiple traumas with a maximum workload of 8-10 patients per shift while maintaining accuracy and safety.
- Managed caseloads of 20 or more clients providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture, wound care and emergency response in a deployment setting.
- Accurately documented all elements of the nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care, transition assistance between a multitude of health insurances upon discharge, accurately trained personnel on all equipment used, and responsible for routine audits and compliance reporting.
Currently striving for BSN
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