Registered Nurse- Bachelor of Science (BSN)
While observing exceptionalities, diversities, and some disparities within organizations and their collaborators over the some years of experience within different areas of geriatric population (and from varying perspectives of role fulfillment), there has been cultivated a passion for comprehensively improved health and quality outcomes in all patient populations. Though currently fulfilling the commitment to excellent care provisions within the long-term care skilled nursing setting, this passion for prioritized patient care extends into the educator role and daily life; as is encompassed by the pursued goal of demonstrated empathy and compassion for those hurting.
Responsibilities are reflective of the Minnesota State nursing assistant curriculum. Engagement in this setting is on an as needed basis in collaborative participation with other educators (course days allocated between multiple educators) as organized by the NAR education coordinator. Approved course content is taught to individuals 16 and older who have demonstrated an interest in becoming nursing assistants.
Responsibilities are reflective of a bedside nurse in a long-term care skilled nursing facility. Personal work placement is on a secured memory care unit and neighboring general unit for geriatric patients, total beds numbering 24; am equipped for management and intervention of issues relative chronic and acute health within this population. Additionally, responsible to function as the evening charge nurse, and fulfill responsibilities therein. Skilled in dementia care and therapeutic intervention strategies to maintain safety, provide basic cares, and administer medications/treatments as prescribed. Experience in palliative and comfort cares.
Responsibilities were established in accordance with the RN role for tenant coordination within the employed part-time position. Patient population was established as those qualifying and residing in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Supportive Living settings. Routine assessments performed within the RN scope as required per state regulations and facility policy. Tasks related to new tenant admissions and initial baseline assessments performed. Familiarity with various nursing assessments gained relative to the age of patient population.
Tasks relative to the Minnesota State NAR role were performed while actively registered/without restriction within the nursing home setting in accountability to organizational policies and procedures. At the time of employment was full-time (32-40 hours wk) on a secured memory care unit with 12 residents at full capacity. Was responsible to provide safe quality care to residents with cognitive impairment and often behavioral disturbances; supporting residents through assistance and provision of basic needs/activities of daily living. Worked within the interdisciplinary team to manage resident care and overall health. Was routinely educated and supported in the performance of dementia capable care strategies and therapeutic approaches.
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