unit manager/charge LPN/preceptor09/1999 to CurrentAmerican Senior CommunitiesRichmond, INImplemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff. Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas 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. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Tested glucose and administered injections. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Directed facility's LPN program including recruitment, enrollment, budgeting and instruction. Trained new LPNs annually. . Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Education and Training
High School Diploma1974UNION COUNTY HIGHLiberty, IN, usa
liscenced Practical Nurse1984IVY techRichmond, IN, USA