Licensed Registered Nurse, South Carolina RN253435, Expires:04/30/2022
Licensed Practical Nurse, South Carolina #46524, Expires: 04/30/2020
Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association, Expires: 01/2022
2020 Ruth V. Matheney Memorial Award Recipient
2019 Honors Graduate
Completed 2.5 day intensive clinical in acute care setting with 100% pass rate
Received highest performance rating as "Team Leader" during clinical rotation
Maintained highest GPA in PN program, graduating "First in class"
2014 Recipient of "Outstanding Graduate in Practical Nursing Curriculum"
Professional RN dedicated in providing safe, individualized- holistic nursing care.
Investigation and identification of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases, also documenting potentially affected contacts; Assessment of symptoms, including PMH; determine onset of illness and isolation parameters; quarantine parameters for close contacts; Educate patient regarding SARS-CoV-2, including isolation and quarantine; Assess for severe symptoms and ensure patient is directed to appropriate care; provide educational outreach material for patient, family, and close contacts. Consult with conducting laboratories, health care providers; collaboration with multidisciplinary teams; epidemiology; provide emotional support for COVID-19 patients and families; guidance to additional community and statewide resources; perform thorough documentation; if given consent, notify and provide education & guidance to case's workplace.
In charge of 80+ bed ALF that consisted of specialized and memory care; assisted and independent living residents. Responsible for management of staff: six medication technicians and twelve caregivers; Ensuring safe patient environment; Triage of large patient caseload, assessment and implementation of care, medication administration; patient education, responding to resident emergencies, assisting patients with ADL's; Coordinated care with multidisciplinary providers: Hospice, Home Health, Psychiatry; Addressed and solved issues with residents and families. Provided emotional and behavioral support to residents; support to families. Conducted 1st and 2nd shift stand up meetings, assisted with new employee screenings, administered and read TB skin tests; vaccinations. Ensured new Rx's implemented; Communicating with on call physician/NP, pharmacy, hospital; ordering labs and radiology services; Chart audit, documentation and filing incident reports. Also responsible for staffing needs, audited call light response times, facility tours, and always provided excellent customer service.
Provided quality, skilled, patient-centered care to 22-44 residents during 12-16 hour shifts; maintained safe patient care environment, directed nursing care, safe medical administration and patient treatments while maintaining effective time management. IV medication management. In charge of assignment, delegation and supervision of UAP's. Provided emotional and behavioral support to patients with Dementia and Alzheimer's and their families. Effectively collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to promote patient and family continuity of care. Co-Management of employee scheduling. Wound care, Palliative and Hospice care.
Provided compassionate nursing care for home-bound patients; ensured environment safety, monitored and implemented emergency protocol for SCI patients; Wound, ostomy and catheter care; application and maintenance of wound vac therapy, medication administration; maintained accurate patient documentation, promoted and advocated for continuity of care; educated and supervised patients and family members regarding prevention strategies, self-care techniques and nursing care needs; provided new employee orientation and training. .
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