20+ years of patient care service knowledge 12+ years of dialysis and clinical experience Experienced in Microsoft Word applications Professional and courteous attitude and great work ethic Leader, motivator, team oriented, flexible, teachable, and great interpersonal skills Able to prioritize assignments, take initiative, pay attention to details and meet deadlines Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Patient Care Technician March 2008 to CurrentFresenius Vascular Care － Richmond, VAPerform various activities necessary for the preparation of the patient and the procedure room for the radiology procedures in compliance with FMCNA policies and procedures and state and federal regulations. Under the direction of the Medical Director, responsibilities include reviewing patient charts for current orders and studying previous procedure notes and fluoroscopy images prior to assisting in AV fistula and AV graft angioplasty, CV catheter placements and removals, fistulagrams, arteriograms, stent placements, thrombectomies, and vein mappings for Hemodialysis patients. Explain procedure to the patient, answer questions and addresses patient concerns; assists with preparing the patient for the surgical procedure by positioning, shaving and prepping; perform patient transfers and positioning of patients and transports patient to and from procedure room; perform circulating duties in the procedure room; input patient data into the C-Arm, setup procedure rooms and prepare procedure equipment in accordance with company policies and Joint Commission standards. Apply basic knowledge of infection control and aseptic techniques during pre-procedures and post- procedures. Respond promptly to workload changes in fast-paced environment to achieve optimal productivity and efficiency. Assist with implementing FVC quality goals and facility specific action plans in order to achieve FVC quality standards. Provide safe and professional dialysis treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and educate patients on pre and post-dialysis care. Program dialysis machines according to patient prescriptions ordered by Nephrologists. Perform and record patient observations. Obtain blood samples and culture specimens and prepare for shipment. Setup and monitor, clean and disinfect dialysis machines and systems. Observe dialysis machines and Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system for correct functioning, sanitize and disinfection of loop, and respond to visual and audible machine alarms during dialysis treatments. Provide accurate electronic and manual documentation. Provided safe and professional dialysis treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and educated patients on pre and post dialysis care. Performed and recorded patient observations. Obtained blood samples and culture specimens and prepared for shipment. Setup and monitored, cleaned and disinfected dialysis machines and systems. Observed Reverse Osmosis (RO) water system for correct functioning, and responded to visual and audible machine alarms during dialysis treatments. Provided accurate electronic and manual documentation. Reuse Technician (Preceptor) - Responsible for training and recertifying teammates to implement the safe and effective reprocessing of dialyzers according to DaVita Reuse Policies and Procedures. Used Renatron processors to clean used dialyzers and prepare clean dialyzers for daily patient use, conducted air quality tests, machine tests, and proper machine sterilization and disinfection of supplies and work area. Maintained accurate reuse logs and documentation for monthly Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) reports and meetings. Inventory Control -- Managed the purchasing and usage of clinic supplies and inventory using iProcurement online purchasing database. This included the handling of damaged, expired, obsolete and transferred items. Communicated with vendors/suppliers to establish delivery needs and scheduling. Conducted daily, monthly and annual inventory counts, stocked supplies, organized and maintained storage areas. Implemented First In, First Out (FIFO) inventory protocol according to company policies and procedures.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) August 2000 to July 2002All About Staffing － Richmond, VAAssisted clinical staff in providing skilled care to hospital patients in various units of several HCA facilities. Duties included checking vital signs, glucose monitoring, recording fluid intake and outputs. Assisted patients with activities for daily living. Responsibilities also involved patient transportation, surgery prep, changing bed linens, and post mortem care. Remained current with licensing and mandatory in-services.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) June 1999 to July 2000The Laurels of Willow Creek － Midlothian, VAProvided great care with a professional attitude to residents while assisting with daily activities. Duties included bathing, dressing, feeding, changing linens, transferring and ambulating. Documented all tasks performed.
Home Health Aide May 1998 to June 1999Freedom Healthcare － Richmond, VA(HHA/CNA) - Provided high quality and courteous in-home health care. Duties included bathing, dressing, feeding, changing linens, transferring and ambulating. Documented all tasks performed.
Preload Sorter April 1995 to June 2000United Parcel Service (UPS) － Richmond, VASorted packages in cages to be loaded in delivery trucks. Job duties also included repackaging damaged shipments, verifying addresses, sorting irregular packages (70+ pounds), operating pallet jacks, loading and unloading trailers.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) October 1994 to December 1995Parham Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center － Richmond, VAProvided very good care to residents while assisting with daily activities. Duties included bathing, dressing, feeding, changing linens, transferring and ambulating. Documented all tasks performed.
Bachelor of Business Administration : Business AdministrationAverett University － Danville, VA, USBachelor of Business Administration May 2010 Averett University, Danville, VA
Nursing Assistant CNA Home Health Aide HHA CCNT BLS CPR
Dialysis, Documentation, Arm, Aseptic, Aseptic Techniques, Catheter, Federal Regulations, Fvc, Infection Control, Radiology, Stent, Air Quality, Buying/procurement, Database, Fifo, Inventory, Inventory Control, Iprocurement, Purchasing, Scheduling, Sterilization, Training, Cna, Sorting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Hha, Home Health Aide, Access, Cpr, Excellent Written, Excellent Written And Verbal Communication Skills, Healthcare, Microsoft Word, Word, Written And Verbal