To seek a position as a Registered Nurse in the Acute Care setting. Currently works as a Registered Nurse in the Community for People with Developmental Disabilities. This position entails a high level of case management skills in a multi-faceted environment. Interested in professional advancement and growth through work in the clinical field. Holds various experiences in the service, management, and hospitality industries.
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Private Home Care RN12/2012 to 02/2015 Dr. Michael FellnerNew York, NY
Responsible for providing safety, care and assistance to an older adult in her activities of daily living and medication administration.
Serves as a competent health care provider and companion to an older adult with multiple chronic conditions.
Registered Nurse04/2013 to Current FEGS Health & Human Services System - DDRO 4New York, NY
Works as a Registered Nurse for People with Developmental Disabilities (DD) within the agency's Community, Employment & Residential Supports (CERS) Division; which operates under the jurisdiction of the OPWDD and The Justice Department.
Acts as the direct RN in four different residences within Harlem.
Since being appointed to the position, four of the five audits conducted by the State have shown to have no deficiencies; while five out of five were without any citations.
The nursing responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Oversees all medical and health related cases for 22 clients residing in both Supervised (residence for more capable individuals) and Supportive (residence for less capable individuals) within the division's Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) settings.
Some of the clients are diagnosed with mental illnesses and many have multiple chronic conditions.
Coordinates all clients' health care needs; including scheduling routine and follow-up appointments-from diagnostic tests, dental visits, annual physical exams-to making referrals; etc.
to name a few Supervises medication administration for both clients and staff in a safe, proper and timely manner Performs routine medication reviews in compliance with agency and state regulations; including proper storage, disposal, transport and packing of medications as applicable.
Provides competent and essential nursing care by effectively applying Evidence-Based Nursing in the Nursing Process; while adhering to the NYS Nurse Practice Act and ANA's Code of Ethics Maintains a broad knowledge of diverse pharmaceutical drugs; especially anxiolytics, anti-psychotics, and hypertensive medications; while actively staying diligent for polypharmacy, contraindications and adverse reactions Communicates with both prescribing physicians and affiliated pharmacies for any potential risks in medication adjustments before they are dispensed and delivered to the clients' residence Conducts quarterly, semi-annual and annual AMAP (Authorized Assistant Medical Personnel) trainings, pourings and re-certifications; in addition to providing annual nursing in-service for staff.
Under OPWDD, a staff member can become certified to administer medications under the license of the Registered Nurse.
Upholds strict protocols of medication administration (six rights) are being followed and executed properly by AMAP Ensures that proper infection control and hygiene sanitation are maintained by all clients, staff members and management through regular training and education.
Collaborates with the inter-disciplinary team; including positions specific to the OPWDD; such as CAB/Willow brook Representatives, Medicaid Service Coordinators, Rehabilitation Housing Assistants, and Human Rights Committee to ensure that every aspect of the clients' needs is addressed and met appropriately to achieve the best possible outcome Attends special meetings and visitations for clients needing long term treatment in the sub-acute care setting.
Participates in both annual and semi-annual nursing and management meetings to advocate, discuss and evaluate ongoing client needs.
Keeps up-to-date with current nursing research while maintaining corporate and competency trainings related to the field, such as Choking Prevention, HIPAA, OSHA, and The Joint Commission Regulations Remains on call 24/7 via work cell for any urgent medical concerns necessitating immediate nursing input.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing2012The College of New RochelleNew Rochelle, NYNursing
New York Registered Nurse License # 656629GPA: Cum Laude Graduate GPA: 3.585 Honor Student & Dean's List, 2010-2011
Academic Merit Based Scholarship, 2009-2011