I am a Licensed Practical Nurse with 6+ years in health care. Highly skilled in providing hands on patient care as well as complemented for great manner while working with patients and family members. Known for fair and courteous treatment of all staff and coworkers. Complemented on professional reliability and positive attitude. Known for ability to remain calm under any situation and keep a positive and forward moving outlook. My goal to perform my job to the best of my abilities and strive to better myself and my career with every day.
Strong clinical judgment
Successful diagnosis/treatment of childhood illnesses
Patient counseling professional
Disease prevention and intervention specialist
Palliative care awareness
Diabetes and nutrition educator
Grant writing ability
Insulin medication assistance
Proper catheter insertion/removal
Medical laboratory procedures professional
Patient and family advocacy
Venipuncture/blood draw expert
Fluent in Spanish
Experience in American Sign Language
Hospice and palliative care experience
Problem resolution capability
Professional bedside manner
Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
Thorough physical assessments
Patient positioning competency
Feeding assistance aptness
Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
LPN Supervising Floor Nurse10/2010
to 04/2012 Richfield Retirement Community – Salem,
Medication/treatment administration Delegate and supervise various daily tasks to coworkers Coordinate and follow through patient care with physicians and other medical departments Coordinate and schedule patient appointments and transportation Patient/family education and advocacy Assess, monitor, and document daily medical care.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.
Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
Delegated staff nurse duties.
Effectively managed clinical oversight for 44-bed unit.
Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
Trained new staff on quality control procedures.
Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
Assisted patients with daily functions.
Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Licensed Practical Nurse12/2009
to 10/2010 Maxim Home Health Care – Roanoke,
Assist with patient care and activities of daily living in a home care setting Patient/family education and advocacy Medication/treatment administration including
Neuro Trauma Care
Gtube/interal feeding maintenance
Indwelling Foley maintenance and replacement
Trac Care and maintenance
Wound care for multiple wounds
Assistance with all ADLs
Coordination between MD and various other medical and therapy departments
Patient and family education and advocacy
LPN Charge Nurse03/2008
to 12/2009 Raleigh Court Health and Rehab – Roanoke,
Medication/treatment administration and coordination Supervise coworkers and delegate various daily tasks Coordinate care along with physicians and other medical providers to ensure the best possible patient care Properly assess and document patient condition and daily nursing care Lab draws, specimen collection Patient/family education and advocacy Assist with performing any needed activities of daily living for various patients and ensure good quality of life and nursing care Care plan review and modification Fall prevention, assessment, and monitoring.
Certified Nursing Assistant11/2006
to 03/2008 Raleigh Court Health and Rehab Center – Roanoke,
Assist with any and all activities of daily living to various resident while ensuring good quality of life Proficient in vital signs Reporting daily care to supervising nursing staff Monitoring intake and output to ensure health standards Proficient in State standards for HIPPA and infection control.
Pediatric LPN- Special Needs07/2012
to Current Interim Home HealthCare – Roanoke,
Provide assistance with all ADLs Trac maintenance Respiratory therapies assistance Family and patient advocacy and education Wound Care Rare disorder speciality Gtube/Mic-key button and interal feeding maintenance coordination between MD and various other medical and therapy departments Assessments and good ethical decisions when it comes to appropriate patient care
Extensive experience working in homes with disabled children and adults.
Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.
Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.
Bachelor of Science: CurrentVirginia Western Community College-