Energetic and motivational Registered Nurse and leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.
Psych and mental health care proficiency
Strong medical ethic
Familiarity with disease management programs
Medical clinical procedures comprehension
BAC screen/drug screen collection ability
Health and wellness expertise
Medication administration expert
Broad medical terminology knowledge
Committed to compliance reporting
09/2016 to Current
Psychiatric Registered NurseVA Gulf Coast － Biloxi, MS
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community within an inpatient psychiatric nurse on a 20-bed inpatient acute, high-intensity, psychiatric unit working with male and female veterans, ensuring that doctor's orders are efficiently carried out, as well as any pertinent medical consultations to ensure the safety of all clients.
Charge nurse experience on a 20-bed high-intensity adult psychiatric unit that delegates hospital duties by following administrative protocols.
Care for patients that have had long-term psychiatric illnesses that need acute crisis stabilization on an inpatient locked unit, as well as supportive nursing care that is applicable to the needs of the patient.
Facilitate social and emotional needs, supervise medication schedules, evaluate patient progress, as well as evaluate progress per medication and psychological evaluations and attributable risk factors diagnosed by psychiatrists and practitioners.
Collaborate with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals to determine and provide the best care for the psychiatric patient with the treatment team, and follow-through with the appropriate and best care for the best, and utmost care and outcome for the patient.
Educate the patient and their family on the disease process and how to create a supportive network, encouraging follow-up mental health medication management and treatment per the client's needs.
Encourage patients to take advantage of support groups, as well as facilitating nursing community groups that aid in the care of psychiatric patients, positively encouraging coping skills for behavioral change.
01/2009 to Current
Psychiatric Registered NurseMemorial Behavioral Health Child, Adolescent, Adult Units － Gulfport, MS
Intensive inpatient experience working for a free-standing, locked, acute care psychiatric facility with patients in age groups ranging from pediatric to adult, providing psychiatric nursing care according to the appropriate diagnosis, according to the psychiatric recommendation by the provider.
Provide mental health assessment and develop a plan of care for new patients on the child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric units, with the collaboration of the treatment team, following psychiatric treatment plans that are appropriate to each specific diagnosis, according to the DSM-V psychiatric diagnosis and disorders.
Work collaboratively with other RN's, social services, and psychiatrists to ensure that each patient is receiving appropriate behavioral health care, according to the collaborative team approach, to ensure the best possible care according to evidence-based practices, that are followed out specifically to each client, reaching optimal healthcare that is mentally and physically sound, benefiting each client for the beat possible outcome.
Work with patients' guardians and families by keeping families informed of patients' treatment plan and progress, with education and appropriate teaching, tailored to each specific client, following psychiatric guidelines and medication management.
Work with cases of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse as well as personality disorders, adjustment disorders, and conduct disorders and with the physically and developmentally challenged.
Prepare treatment plans per each patients' specific diagnosis and disorder upon each admission and throughout discharge.
Responsible for proper and precise psychiatric assessments and documentation, medication administration throughout each shift and making sure each patient is properly assessed for possible adverse changes.
05/2007 to 09/2008
Medical Surgical NurseCentral Montgomery Hospital － Lansdale, PA
Served as a staff nurse on a 42-bed unit working with a multidisciplinary team to formulate and administer treatment plans, administer medications, IV's, evaluate outcomes, interpret diagnostic data, resuscitate patients, and document care.
Provided and addressed wound, catheter, and IV care per hospital-wide policies. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to the unit.
Assessed patient's medical and cognitive status and notified physicians of and abnormal changes in clinical status and proactively addressed declining situations.
Monitored patients on cardiac drip medications and maintained the delivery of safe and appropriate patient care along with administration of blood and blood products transfusions and tracked any adverse reactions.
Distinguished between normal and abnormal developmental and age-related physiological and behavioral changes in acute, chronic, and critical illness.
Utilized knowledge of patients' age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care and collaborated with families to help patients make positive lifestyle changes and provide education for future healthcare needs.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Bachelor of Science: NursingUniversity of Missouri － Columbia, MO
Associate of Science: NursingMississippi Community College － Gautier, MS
Bachelor of Science: Liberal ArtsExcelsior College － Albany, NYLiberal Arts
Associate of Science: Criminal JusticePima Community College － Tucson, AZCriminal Justice
Master of Science: PMHNPMaryville University － St. Louis, MO
American Association of Psychiatric Nursing
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