Certified Peer Support Recovery Specialist & Certified Family Support Specialist with a twelve years of Practical Nursing experience. A recovering drug addict. A person who has education and lived experience with mental illness, trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, homelessness, and substance abuse. Passionate about inspiring hope. Dedicated to educating and empowering anyone suffering from illness and addiction.
Excellent Interpersonal Skills Team Player Client Oriented Fast Learner
Organizational Skills Problem Solver Time Management Resourceful
07/2016 to Current
Peer Support Recovery SpecialistVolunteer Behavioral Health － McMinnville, TN
Educating and supporting those who suffer from mental illness and or drug addiction. Facilitating and co-facilitating peer support groups in intensive outpatient and aftercare setting.
01/2016 to Current
Certified Family Support Specialist (Advocacy)Families In Crisis － McMinnville, TnEducating and empowering domestic violence victims. Using a wraparound approach to collaborate all available resources in the community. Promoting independence and personal wellness.
10/2007 to 11/2009
Home Health NurseNurse One － McMinnville, TNProvided direct patient care while carrying out physician orders. Performed accurate medical procedures according to company's policy and procedure. Administered medication. Communicated with physician patients progress reports. Professional detailed documentation. Patient and family education.
03/2001 to 07/2007
Physician NurseMcMinnville Medical Associates － McMinnville, TNPatient assessment. Medication management and administration. Carry out all physician orders. Perform medical procedures. Documentation. EKG & Chest X-Ray. Surgical Assistance. Sterile procedure. Port injections. Scheduling. Medical Records. Referral. Policy and Procedure. Employee training and management.
05/1998 to 02/2001
Psychiatric Nursing AdministratorGenerations － Morrison, TNPatient assessment. Case management. Medication administration management. Referral. Documentation. Transportation to appointments. Scheduling. Communication with physicians on progress reports and orders. Policy and procedure. Employee training and management. Emergency & Safety Protocols. Medical records. Insurance. Patient and employee education.
Certified Recovery Support Specialist: Recovery Support SpecialistTAADAS － Cookeville, Tn, US
Certified Family Support Specialist: Mental Illness & Substance AbuseTennessee Voices For Children － Chattanooga, Tn, US
Sexual Assault & Trauma Informed CareSusanah's House － Knoxville, TN, US
Training: Opiate Addiction & Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeSusannah's House － Knoxville, Tn, US
Training: Trauma Informed Care & EthicsTennessee Mental Health Association － Nashville, Tn, US
Licensed Practical Nurse: NursingTennessee Center For Applied Technology － McMinnville, Tn, US
34 credited hours: Pre-LawPellissippi State Community College － Knoxville, TN, US
Member, Tennessee Association of Alcohol Drug and other Addiction Services; TAADAS
Member, Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Service Administration; SAMHSA