Dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN) with specialty experience in Primary Care, Urgent Care, Nephrology and Internal Medicine Clinics. Long term care and Chronic Hemodialysis. Developed strong and highly skilled care skills with the 36 years of nursing experience...Knowledge of assessment, counseling, education regarding medication and treatment, lab work, EKG documentation with with care plan for diagnosis, and administration of treatment procedures. Computer skilled with scheduling appointments, electronic charting, lab and xray orders.Hemodialysis experience with initating and discontinuing treatment, monitoring patient during treatment and on discharge. Also uses good judgment in the application of the Pact team in effectively providing care for our veterans.
11/1977 Licensed Practical Nurse, State of ND
09/2009 Licensed Practical Nurse, State of CA
Served as LVN on medical surgical floor caring for patients, Assigned to primary patient which I care for throughout their hospital stay playing a key role with their pre and post care.Actively participated in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients.Ensured procedures, consultations and teaching.
Helped refines unit policies and procedures in the areas of patient care, safety methods, discharge planning and documentation.
Earning the respect of physicians and coworkers for calm, levelheaded and quick thinking to restore the safety and security of patients and staff.
Worked in a clinic setting in departments such as primary care, urgent care, Internal medicine and Nephrology with specific physicians in that department at Innovis Health. As a LVN providing patient care in clinic setting including assessment, counseling,education regarding medication and treatment , lab work, ekgs. Computer skilled in providing treatment and clinical documentation for patients with medical history. Handled medication administration , dressing changes, IV and of other aspects of nursing care.
Treated a heavy patient volume daily with a average of 24 patients including triage, appointment scheduling , and patient confidentiality. Gained experience in setting up procedures such as kidney biopsys, proctoscopy exams, transplant workup for renal patients and setting up flu immunization clinics...
Earned a reputation for excellence in service delivery. Supervisior comments: "Jody is an outstanding LVN . She has excellent interpersonal skills and readily establishes rapport with diverse patient population... her clinical skill are impressive.. Jody would be an asset to any nursing team".
Worked in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit as a dialysis nurse caring for patients with chronic renal failure who need hemo dialysis. Skilled in assessment of patient, setting up their dialysis treatments , initiating dialysis and discontinuing their treatments . Monitoring patient during treatments and discharging patient safety when finished.
Treated patients in Chronic Hemodialysis Unit, intiated treatment, monitored patients during treatment looking for signs of hypotension, dizziness, nausea as a result of fluid removal. Made patient comforable and education them on their lab results , medications, and diet.
Earned respect and patient confidence while they were being treated as their caregiver. Discharged them safety to home when finished.
Worked at Davita Dialysis as a chronic hemodialysis nurse caring for patients with chronic renal failure who needed dialysis. Skilled in assessment of patient, setting up their dialysis treatments , initiating dialysis and discontinuing their treatments. Monitoring patient during treatments and discharging patient home when finished.
Treated patients in Chronic Hemodialysis Unit, following policies of Davita initiating treatment and monitoring patients during their treatments looking for signs of hypotension, dizziness, and nausea as a result of fluid removal an also monitoring adequate results of treatments to give the patient the best treatment needed fro them to substain life.
Earned respect and confidence from patients for giving them the best care needed and discharged to home when finished.
Worked as a LVN as the nurse in charge for a 12 hours shift caring for the elderly administrating medication , doing dressing changes or any cares they needed. Administrating care if needed and also setting up appointments, transportation for residents. Arranging emergency transportation if needed for emergency.
Caring for the elderly in their home settings, administrating the care they needed to be able to live as independent as they can. Recognizing their mental and physical states to be on their own.
Rewarding to be able to take care of the resident and give them the best quality care and attention I can. The total depth of my experience in nursing to be a definite asset in terms of mt efficency to their care.
Worked as a travel LVN employed with Aeureus Medical Group as a Dialysis nurse. My assignment was with Cox Ozarks Dialysis Unit located in Monett, Mo. Initiating and discontinuing dialysis following policies of their organizations.
Using the total depth of my dialysis experience in nursing to be a definite asset in terms of operational efficiency and as a team player ensuring the company policies and standard of excellence is accomplished.
Practical my experience and being able to work with different employees and increasing my knowledge and willing to learn different facilities rules in a dialysis clinic.
Continuing my LVN experience with Davita as a teammate and caring for the chronic renal failure patient, initiating and discontinuing treatments. Always willing to learn new policies and increasing my knowledge by education and recently certified in California as a certified dialysis LVN.
Caring for the chronic dialysis patients and willing to learn new policies and procedures of this company.
Working towards my Certification of becoming a nationally certified dialysis LVN.
Currently work in the primary care clinic taking care of veterans. Participates in care coordination of complex patients, provides lifestyle screening and health promotion through competetion of clinical reminders , and independently provides VA educational materials. I use good judgment in application of the nursing process to assist our veterans related to their age and individual needs. I effectly implement the pact care for our veterans to get them care in the different departments for their health care.
My reward is to be able to take care of our veterans and administer the best care I can to them.
Certfication for LVN, GPA 3.5
120 hours , Medical-Surgical Unit, Card for patients pre-post surgery, medical conditions which needed hospitalization . Ob-Gynecology Unit caring for patient in labor and delivery and any gynecological surgeries needed. Pediatrics and newborn and up to 18 years of age, identify problems and solutions, and enhance their coping skills making their illness easier to handle.
07/1977- Midland Hospital, State of SD
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