Caring, hardworking and service-oriented Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of mental health experience. Well-versed in offering evidence-based, therapeutic care for patients dealing with Schizophrenia and Depressive disorders. Collaborative and motivational leader with expertise in training new nursing staff while providing top-notch service to a Behavioral Health patient populations.
Knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in delivering comprehensive patient care. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.
Direct Patient care/ Medical screening
Practice Culturally-sensitive care
Wound cleaning/care expertise
Flow sheet charting
Patient care planning
Basic Life Support Certification
Deliver direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
Immunize patients against diseases such as influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses.
Deliver high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
Conduct patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care.
Train and mentor new RN's on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Complete daily chart audits and assessed clinical records to verify accuracy, evaluate performance against goals and check for appropriate education of patients and families.
Maintain personal and team compliance with medication administration standards and patient care best practices.
Care for more than 7 patients each shift while delegating assignments and supervising junior team members to handle needs of a 26 bed Behavioral Health unit.
Treat patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.
Answer patient questions and provided take-home materials for further information.
Consistently assess and evaluate patients' health needs by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
Assess patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Consistently maintain core measures, patient satisfaction and HBIPS above 95%.
Impart medical, operational and patient care knowledge to new graduate nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations.
Advanced nursing competencies through participation in simulation exercises and practice improvement projects.
I am currently working part-time as a Behavioral Health nurse.
Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
Consistently assessed and evaluated patients' health needs
by coordinating across medical disciplines to create, implement and modify personalized care plans.
Trained and mentored new RN's on best practices, hospital policies and standards of care.
Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options.
Cultivated working partnerships with patients and medical staff members, using feedback and clinical data to improve quality care and patient outcomes.
Assessed patients in active drug and alcohol withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support.
Educated patients and families on treatment strategies and at-home care.
I am a member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority whose motto is: Service for Humanity. I have been an active member since May of 2011. I attend conferences on the Regional and National level. Attended a National conference in July 2019 which was held in Chicago, Illinois. The Local chapter is dedicated to providing services through health fairs in the communityproviding medical screenings and education along with educational materials that address current health issues to assist in the promotion of living a healthy lifestyle for optimal health.
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