LPN with 3 years of experience in nursing. Skilled in providing acute and long term care to patients in a 150 bed facility as well as communication and teaching to both patients and family.
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team.Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Directed facility's LPN program including training several new LPNs and RNs annually. Provided palliative care in inpatient setting ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. 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 healing and recovery after surgery. Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 20-30 patients per shift. Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.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.Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Tested glucose and administered injections.Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Will be taking RN boards within 2 months.
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