Twenty-three years experience in healthcare. Fifteen years as LNP and eight years as RN with excellent communication and teaching skills. Skilled in the care of adult and pediatric patients with chronic and acute conditions.
Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota Certified in motivational interviewing and Clinical Health Coaching CPR certified through American Heart Association
Certified in motivational interviewing and Clinical Health Coaching
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Work directly with physicians, nursing staff, directors, nurse, clinic managers and registrars.Manage patients through registries, electronic patient record and face to face appointments. Work with chronic diseases which includes Diabetes,Hypertension,Asthma,CAD,CHF, preventive health care and immunization. Coordinate the office care team. Point of contact for patients.Direct work with patients on education, goal setting, action planning, problem solving and motivation interviewing to support health behavior change. Liaison with specialty offices. Link patients to community resources and in-patient facilities. Follow-up with patients after hospital discharge or ED visits. Support patients with customized patient teaching tools.Responsible for case management and medication management.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.Presents and initiates quality improvement projects in clinic and assist in presenting information at meetings.
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.Supervised employees, ensured compliance with state and federal regulations.Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Managed team of medical support personnel.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.Organized, updated and maintained patient charts.Skillfully performed suture removals and assisted with minor surgical procedures for patients of all ages.
Active member of the OR team implementing proper sterile technique and practices for surgical procedures. Assisting anesthesia and surgeons while providing patient care and working within the RN scope of practice.
Skilled at rapid admission process, provide preoperative and postoperative instruction/teaching regarding patient specific surgical information to the patient and family. Work in a team nursing approach with the RN. Add in as needed in The Specialty Clinic in the LPN role.
Scheduled patients for appointments, prepared patients for exams and procedures, provided patient teaching on medication and follow-up. Called in refills and contacted patients to relay information from the physician. Maintained the medication sample room and worked with drug reps on sample management.
Worked with the RN in a team nursing approach giving direct care to oncology patients. Assessed physical, psychological, and social needs along with the RN. Administered oral medication,initiated ordered treatments, and interacted with family members.
2004 Carol Hartley Stewart Memorial Scholarship
2005 Mabel Johnston Scholarship
Attended from 7/2002-8/2004
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