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licensed vocational nurse resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

A compassionate licensed vocational nurse offering more than 13 years of experience in both administration and direct patient care. Serves as an advocate for patients and members of the multidisciplinary team; articulates strong communication, performs thorough patient assessments, medication administration, and documentation.

Skills
  • Medication administration
  • Thorough focused assessments
  • Wound care maintenance
  • Operation of essential medical equipment
  • Effective patient and family education
  • Articulate written and oral communication
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Expertise in venipuncture and specimen collection
Certifications

Texas State Board of Nursing- LVN #301653

Arkansas State Board of Nursing- LPN #L50989

American Heart Association- BLS certification

Education
Arkansas State University Beebe, AR Expected in 07/2010 Certificate of Practical Nursing : - GPA :
Arkansas State University Beebe, AR Expected in 2009 Certified Nursing Assistant : - GPA :
Work History
Covid Clinic - Licensed Vocational Nurse
, , Houston, TX 10/2015 - Current
  • Clincal Call Support- Provided indirect patient care through inbound telephone inquiries according to facility protocols.
  • Private Duty- Provide comprehensive medical and personal care to geriatric clients in their home. Assist with activities of daily living. Monitor nutritional intake and output. Assess and assist with maintenance of optimal physical and mental health while promoting independence.
  • Research Studies- Assist university faculty with clinical studies. Perform venipuncture to peripheral sites, place intravenous locks, and collect blood samples at designated times using appropriate collection tubes.
  • Psychiatric Care- Aid in a wide range of in-patient mental health care for geriatric, adult, and adolescent patients with psychiatric, developmental, and behavioral disorders as well as chemical dependency. Lead support groups and teach coping skills. Implement PMAB techniques to ensure patient safety.
  • Nursing Home- Care for up to 70 residents in a long term care setting. Assess vital signs. Administer medications. Perform wound care and invasive medical procedures. Supervise and delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants as needed.
  • Home Health- Travel throughout a 40 mile territory to provide home health care to adult patients diagnosed with chronic/terminal conditions, convalescing from surgical procedures, or recovering from serious illnesses and/or injuries. Adhere to rehabilitation and treatment plans to accelerate patient recovery and minimize pain, discomfort, and infections. Educate patients and family members on disease processes, safe and effective medication administration, and proper health maintenance.
  • Hospital Rehabilitation- Conduct physical assessments and implement pre and post-surgical care as ordered. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care team to help facilitate optimal recovery and enhance quality of life.
Brookdale Senior Living - Assisted Living Nurse Manager
, , Houston, Texas 06/2018 - 01/2022
  • Applied reason, logic, and advanced problem-solving skills to resolve complex and sensitive issues.
  • Worked in fast-paced environment with competing demands for time and attention.
  • Led, directed and motivated others to innovate and excel.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.

Accomplishments:

Nominated by Houstonian's as Houston's Best of the Best of assisted living facilities in 2020 and 2021.

Covid Clinic - Licensed Vocational Nurse
, , Houston, TX 05/2011 - 10/2015
  • Triage- Managed acute and chronic care patients housed on a low security general housing floor. Sorted through and prioritized nursing care according to urgency of condition, scheduled follow-up clinic appointments, provided over the counter treatment according to facility guidelines as needed, and responded to emergency calls.
  • Charge nurse- Managed duties of clinical and support staff . Collaborated with medical providers, therapists, hospital liaisons, referral clinics, and security personnel to ensure quality, comprehensive medical treatment. Transcribed physicians and maintained daily shift reports for evaluation of department performance.
  • Tuberculosis unit- Managed TB control department alongside another LVN administering TB skin tests, interpreting test results, collecting sputum samples, assisting the MD rule out active TB, administering Direct Observed Treatment, collaborating with the City of Houston, and counseling patients on disease management to help prevent the spread of TB.
  • Infirmary unit- Adeptly handled all aspects of treatment for chronic/critically ill inmate patients. Provided care for up to 80 patients daily including medication administration, wound care, 30-minute suicide rounds, total patient care, assisting RN with health assessments, and assisting MD with doctor\'s rounds.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Arkansas State University
  • Arkansas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Assisted Living Nurse Manager
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

Degrees

  • Certificate of Practical Nursing
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

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