Completed Motivational Interviewing and Health Coaching.
Mentoring new LVNs.
Mentoring Class with 10 hours completed.
02/2008 to Current
STAFF NURSE, VATXVCBHCS － Harlingen, TX
According to P.
Benner's Theory, "she explains that the development of knowledge in applied disciplines such as medicine and nursing is composed of the extension of practical knowledge (know how) through research and the characterization and understanding of the "know how" of clinical experience".
I have the ability to research through evidence-based practice and transfer it into practice.
I have the knowledge to perform an organization needs assessment, as well as staff to improve areas of need.
I have the ability to develop trainings that will enhance the staff's learning to improve and increase productivity in their daily roles.
I have the ability to align the organization's vision, mission, and goals in the staff's learning.
I have the ability to read and develop matrices to improve quality measure in the organization as needed.
I consider myself as a transformational leader that can assist the staff to improve their practice using evidence-based practice.
I have excellent communication skills that will help me coordinate between the staff, organization, universities, and outside facilities.
Collaborates with all departments in and outside the facility.
Proficient on the processing vouchers.
Ensures that the care received inside and outside the VA system is integrated into the patient's medical record.
patient's medical charts for completion and accuracy and to ensure that all clinical reminders were addressed according to policies and procedures.
Screens patients for social services, home care services and other community care services, coordinating, and referring to appropriate department.
Notifies nursing supervisors and medical providers of emergent clinical needs, current progress and/or administrative issues requiring follow up and or immediate attention.
Certified Moderate Sedation Nurse.
Serves as a primary facility point of contact for local LVN preceptor ship and some RN preceptor-ship - first Valley Coastal Bend preceptor for specialty care clinics.
Provides indirect and direct collaborative care, with interdisciplinary team and community participation, coordinating continuum of care, providing nursing clinical expertise that results in patient centered, involved care.
Ensures that care delivered to patients is patient centered.
Using clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills to identify, evaluate, resolve patient care issues using approve protocols that encourage patient's autonomy and involvement in his/her own care.
Primary educator of the patients.
Example SMA meetings-most questions directed to nursing from the patients.) Education opportunities for the patient also available during primary nursing encounter with patient).
As a PACT team nurse, continuously evaluates patient's ability for self- care and assist with available resources for patient as needed.
Expert in Mental Health illness and medications due to my PACT experience.
Expert in interviewing Veterans with medical & mental health concerns.
Runs dual schedules and prepare patients prior to both providers in an efficient manner; obtaining vital signs and evaluations of interventions.
Provide considerable teaching on disease process, medication reconciliation, dietary exercise, glucose meter use, blood pressure machine use and appropriate documenting of care and teaching provided.
Assists in refilling medications for our clients, teaching new medication regimes, order supplies, prosthetics.
Administration of injections, wound care provision, wound assessment, suture/staple removal and provision and monitoring of EKG's.
Services unscheduled and scheduled patients.
Respond and address secure messages.
Close encounters at the end of each business day.
Expert in collaborative team approach.
Expert in verbal de-escalation skills.
Expert knowledge in VA tuition reimbursement program.
Expert documentation skills.
Expert in coordination of health care.
Expert in standard of care, scientific, scientific evidence, development, and education.
Strong knowledge in travel vouchers.
08/2007 to 02/2008
STAFF NURSEPalm Valley II Home Health Provided Home Health Care － Harlingen, TX
Skilled visits included assessments of patient improvements.
Appointment scheduling, medication and medical supplies ordering.
Billing accounting to include invoices, employee timesheets and payroll.
02/1994 to 03/1999
PROCESSING SPECIALISTValley Baptist Medical Center － Harlingen, TX
for public relations, birth certificates for newborns.
Consolidation of charts, creation of new medical charts for new patients.
Assembly and analysis of records.
Reviews charts for provider deficiencies continuity of care, transfers, doctors' offices, hospitals and clinics.
Education and Training
May 08, 2017
Masters of Science: Nursing-AdministrationTo be able to utilize my skills and knowledge using the nursing process and evidence-based practice to work collaboratively with key personnel in developing a patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Nursing-Administration
Bachelor of Science: NursingUniversity of Texas － Brownsville, TXNursing Magna Cum Laude
Associate of Applied Science Degree: NursingLamar State College － Arthur, TXNursing Magna Cum Laude
High School DegreeSouth Texas College － Weslaco, TX
Weslaco High School － Weslaco, TXMagna Cum Laude University of Texas at Brownsville
*Magna Cum Laude Lamar State College
*Outstanding yearly performance evaluation and monetary awards
Activities and Honors
Member of the Nursing Service Council for HCC NVCC Department (CO-CHAIR)
*Member of the Special Procedure Group
*Member of the Nursing Documentation Group
*Member of the Reward Nursing Retention Committee
Areas of Specialty
*Home Health Care
*PACT Team Nurse
accounting, administrative, approach, Billing, blood pressure, charts, clinical experience, excellent communication, critical thinking, clients, documentation, educator, EKG's, home care, injections, meetings, Mental Health, needs assessment, nursing, patient care, evaluates patient, prepare patients, payroll, personnel, policies, progress, protocols, public relations, quality, read, research, scheduling, scientific, social services, teaching, vision, vital signs, wound care
Areas of Specialty
*Home Health Care
*PACT Team Nurse
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Companies Worked For:
STAFF NURSE, VATXVCBHCS
Palm Valley II Home Health Provided Home Health Care
BILLING STAFF, Garza Communications
Valley Baptist Medical Center
University of Texas
Lamar State College
South Texas College
Weslaco High School
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