Patient-focused Registered Nurse with 16 years experience in Middle School Nursing and 5 years experience in elementary school nursing. I have seven years experience, working in the Dermatological field. Currently I am a Certified AHA CPR Instructor for the past 12 years and National Safety Council First Aid Instructor for the past seven years at El Paso Community College.
Texas State Board R.N. License
AHA Certified CPR Instructor
National Safety Council First Aid Certified Instructor
Assess student illness/injuries, document nurse office visits. Refer parents and students for medical care if there are none or limited financial resources. Knowledge of medical procedures. Conduct health screenings and referrals, enforce immunization compliance, report to State Department epidemic outbreaks. In charge of State immunization and health screening reports. School Representative for the YISD Insurance Oversite Committee. Member of the School Health Index Committee, Anti-bullying Committee, Safety and Security Committee. I provide the CPR training/certification and First Aid training for some school employees during inservice days. In charge of the proper maintenance and documentation for the AED. Give growth and development classes, hand washing, hygiene and dental care classes. Medication administration for students and ensure that designated employees get medication administration and Unlicensed Diabetes Care Assistant Training as per State Law requirements. 504 Referrals. Attend ARD's and Section 504 meetings. Ensure that Emergency Disaster Kits and Fire Drill bags are inventoried, well supplied and distributed to every classroom at the beginning of the year and picked up at the end of the year. Organize Health Fairs. Nursing Preceptor for UTEP nursing students. Orient new school nurses when asked by Nursing Supervisor. Serve as mentor for new feeder pattern nurses. Well informed on District and State policies regarding medical policies.
Worked with Dr. Michael Simpson, Dermatologist as his assistant. Assisted with minor office surgical procedures and treatments. In charge of sterilization of equipment. Gained valuable knowledge of rashes/dermatological conditions and treatments.
Member of the National School Nurses Association
YISD School Nurse of the Year 2005
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