Dedicated Registered Nurse with 20+ years of nursing experience, looking to advance my career in Case Management. Solid clinical experience in Internal/Family Medicine. Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and organized with a strong work ethic.
Phone Triage with strong clinical judgment
Self-motivated with a high level of autonomy
Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
Preceptor for new hires
Triage/Desk Nurse, 04/2000 to Current Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Webster, Texas
Document patient information obtained from telephone/walk-in triage
Assess need for, order and interpreted appropriate lab tests
Liaison between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans
Ensure HIPAA compliance
Authorize drug refills per standing order and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies
High level of personal accountability.
Lead RN in my department in which I delegate staff Nurse duties accordingly
Train/Mentor nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift
Arrange Home Health Care, PT, OT, Speech and DME
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management
Perform monthly inventory and maintain unit medication supply and counts
Staff Nurse - LVN, 08/1998 to 04/1999 Memorial Hospital Southeast (flex staff - full time student) – Houston, Texas
Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 6-8 patients per shift.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.
Staff Nurse - LVN, 04/1997 to 08/1998 Bay Area Urology - Henry Wagner, MD, FACS – Webster, Texas
Followed infection control procedures.
Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.
Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
IV Room Staff Nurse - LVN - Oncology, 10/1995 to 04/1997 Diagnostic Clinic of Houston – Houston, Texas
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases
Self-directed with astute judgment skills
High level of personal accountability
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care
Closely monitored acute conditions
Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing
Assessed/accessed central lines
Administered chemotherapy and blood products
Associate of Science: Nursing, 1999 San Jacinto College - Central Campus - LVN to RN Transition Program - Pasadena, TX August 1998 to October 1999
Vocational: Nursing, 1995 San Jacinto College - South Campus - LVN Program - Pasadena, TX
Training - Preceptor for new hire RN's
Lead RN - Internal Medicine
Team Captain - LTN Leukemia
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
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Companies Worked For:
Memorial Hospital Southeast (flex staff - full time student)
Bay Area Urology - Henry Wagner, MD, FACS
Diagnostic Clinic of Houston
San Jacinto College - Central Campus - LVN to RN Transition Program