OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in a LTC, Skilled, Assisted Living, or Dementia Care Unit. Highly Organized, Enthusiastic, Seasoned Managerial LPN with extensive knowledge in Skilled, LTC, and Alzheimer's Dementia. Experienced in Staff Development, with outstanding Leadership skills. Well versed in State Regulations in Skilled/ LTC, Special Care Units as well as Assisted Living Facilities. Exemplementry assessment, documentation, investigation, and record keeping abilities. Highly functional in all areas of the Nursing process. Excels in Education and Training of staff. Extensive experience in the Development and Implementation of Programs.
Kansas LPN Licensure
Dementia Care Practitioner
Skilled in conducting resident assessment and documentation
Computerized charting specialist
Acute, Skilled, LTC, and Dementia care expert
Committed to KDOA compliance
Effective policy and program development
Strong medical ethic
LPN, CDP, Memory Care Director July 2012 to January 2014Avita Senior Living － Wichita, Kansas
Director of a 32 Bed Memory Care Unit.
Oversee the daily care of all residents.
Daily review of Nursing progress notes.
Careful monitoring of physicians orders.
Incident/accident investigation, tracking and trending.
Self Investigation /Reporting/ Records keeping to KDOA.
Participation in the KDOA Survey Process and Plan Of Correction.
Implementation of new Policies and Procedures.
Staff Education and training.
Assessment of potental residents for proper placement in Healthcare system.
Participation of the admission of all new residents, physical assessment, social history, initiating the Service Plan, and Negotiated Service Agreement.
Scheduling and implementing the Quarterly care plan meetings with families.
Monitoring all residents need for ancillary services and arraging appointments and transportation for all appointments needed.
Monitoring of psychotropic medications, behaviors, and working with the physician's and families in an attempt to reduce the number of ps.
PT Charge Nurse January 2011 to May 2013 Americare － Great Bend, Kansas
PRN and On Call Nurse providing direct support to the D.O.N.
Assessment/Documentation, Process/Implement Physicians Orders, Troubleshooting/Problem Solving, Electronic Medical Record/Point Click Care , Management of Direct Care Staff, Assistant Director of Nursing.
Unit Director July 2012 to December 2012Avita Health and Rehab at Reeds Cove － Wichita, Kansas
Administrative Nurse over 40 bed Skilled Nursing Unit.
Oversee the daily care of all residents.
Orientation/Schedule/Management of Nursing Staff.
Central Supply Director.
Administrative Nurse, Staff Development/Scheduling, Resident Care Management, Assessment/Documentation, Processing/Implementing/Careplan Physicians Orders, Incident/Accident tracking and trending, Troubleshooting/Problem Solving, Electronic Medical Records/PCC, Nursing Supply Inventory, Budget and Cost Containmen / Analysis.
A.D.O.N. April 2011 to December 2012Wheatland Nursing Center by Americare － Russell, Kansas
Administrative Nurse duties of a 54 bed Skilled, LTC, Dementia, Mental Health Facility.
Managed the care of all Residents.
Performed the job functions of Staff Development.
Worked as a Charge Nurse as needed.
Managed the ordering and budgets for all Nursing supplies including Medicare A & B.
Staff Development: Interviewing, License verification, I9 monitoring, hiring, and orientation, Staff scheduling, and attendance tracking, On going Education, Training and Inservicing, Management of Resident Care on a daily basis, Incident/Accident/Infection Control Tracking and Trending, QA/QI Process, Self Investigation /Reporting/ Records keeping to KDOA and Participated in Survey Process, Resident Behavior Management, Central Supply management/ Budget and Cost Analysis., Strong Assessment, Documentation Skills.
Agency Charge Nurse November 2009 to February 2011Cornerstone Health Care, P.A － Ellinwood, Kansas
Agency Charge Nurse in Central Kansas.
Worked in 15 various LTC, and Skilled facilities over the course of 13 months with a 3 month contract in Minneola Kansas Management of Resident care in various settings.
Assessment, and documentation in the Medical Record.
Management of Residents Care Plan.
Management of Nursing staff, Excellent communication skills.
ADON, MDS Nurse, Staff Development, Treatment Nu July 1998 to October 2009Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation － Great Bend, Kansas
In this 136 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility with a 22 bed Alzheimer's Unit, I had many job titles over the course of 11 years.
During this time I gained a vast amount of management skills, and had extensive training in Alzheimer's Dementia, Wound Care/Documentation and Treatment, MDS/RAI assessment, Staff Development, Tracking/Trending the QA/QI Process.
Participation of the State Survey and Plan of Correction Process.
Education and Training
LPN Certification : May 1998Sanford - Brown College － Des Peres, Missouri
Graduated with Honors
High School Diploma : May 1997Mineral Area College － Park Hills, Missouri
Phi Thetta Kappa
High School Diploma : General Studies, May 1979Greensburg High School － Greensburg, Kansas
Certified Dementia Care Practioner October 2013 Lincoln, Nebraska Vocational I.V. CERTIFICATION : June 1998DR INTRAVENOUS THERAPY － Des Peres, Missouri
LPN Certification : May 1998 High School Diploma : May 1997 High School Diploma : General Studies , May 1979 Certified Dementia Care Practioner October 2013 Lincoln, Nebraska Vocational I.V. CERTIFICATION : June 1998 Associate Degree : Nursing Prerequisite
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