. . After spending several years in the health care profession including pharmacy technician experience; home health care;and working the past three years as a Registered Nurse; my goal now is to pursue a career in anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Although I am finishing my Bachelors Degree in Nursing, I plan to continue with my education as I find the health care profession intriguing, rewarding, and exciting.
Associates Degree Nursing (present)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (present)
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (2013-present)
Advanced Certification in Life Support (2013-present)
Pharmacy Technician (2009-present)
Medication administration expert
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Vascular care understanding
Committed to compliance reporting
Diagnostic tools experience
Strong medical ethic
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Flow sheet chartingIV drug therapy
managementColostomy care familiarity
Gastroenteral nutrition education
Medical clinical procedures comprehension
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
RN in the Vascular Intensive Care Unit July 2013 to CurrentCarilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital － Roanoke, VA
I have learned many new interventions while working with patients in need of intensive care. I have:
started IV access and monitored critically ill post-op patients.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up a PCA, started IV fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Made sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Provided necessary health education training for patients.
Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 2-3 high acuity patients per shift.
Treated patients with strokes; head traumas; ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms; and intracranial hematomas.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools such as our Get Well Network.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
I am often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of patients.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies.
Tested glucose and administered injections and so much more.
Pharmacy Technician January 2009 to July 2013o Williamson Road Pharmacy － Roanoke, Virginia
Receive written prescriptions and refill requests and verify for accuracy.
Fill bottles with prescribed medications, print, and affix labels.
Mix pharmaceutical preparations according to prescriptions.
Price and file prescriptions that have been filled.
Order, label, and count stock of medication, compounds, and supplies.
Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records.
Receive and store incoming supplies and verify quantities against invoices.
Inform supervisors ofstock supply and shortages.
Clean and help maintain equipment in work areas.
Assist customers by answering questions, locating items, or referring them to the pharmacist.
Keep accurate records ofnarcotics and controlled drugs.
Home Health Care Aide August 2008 to November 2009o Americare Plus － Lexington, Virginia
Assisted disabled and elderly patients with daily functions: bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting, transferring, and assisting with exercise as assigned by physical therapist.
Maintained household by providing a clean, safe environment.
Enhanced quality of life by offering companionship.
Provided 24 hour care and respite care.
Observed and documented patient status and reported patient complaints to the case manager.
Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients.
Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
Facilitated games and other activities to engage clients.
Positioned residents for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems.
Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
Tended to patients with chronic illnesses.
Charted daily information on the residents such as mood changes, mobility activity, and eating percentages.
Provided patients and families with emotional support.
Sensitive to the needs of geriatric patients.
Comforted patients and provided them with reassurance and encouragement.
Tufting Machine Operator May 2001 to August 2008Mohawk Industries Inc. － Glasgow, Virginia
Operated carpet machinery independently.
Managed customer orders.
Trained new employees.
Closely inspected equipment for safety problems, leaks and wear and tear.
Listened to warning alarms and responded accordingly.
Operated equipment safely and efficiently at all times.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing, 2013Virginia Western Community College － Roanoke, VANursing
Bachelor of Science : Nursing Science, 2017Bluefield College － Bluefield, VA