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unit medication nurse resume example with 13 years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Support day-to-day program operations with expertise in records management and resource coordination. Skillfully meet diverse needs and address issues to maintain efficiency and program outreach. Demonstrated success in building long-lasting relationships.

Skills
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Case Management
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case documentation
  • Treatment planning
  • MS Office
  • Goal Setting
  • Visiting patient homes
  • Planning and Coordination
  • EMR / EHR
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Home care
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Medication Administration
  • ICD-9 forms
Education
Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL Expected in 09/1987 Associate Degree In Nursing : Licensed Practical Nursing - GPA :
Springfield College Springfield, MA Expected in 12/2003 Bachelors Of Science : Human Services - GPA :
Springfield College Springfield, MA Expected in 08/2014 Masters Of Science : Organizational Leadership - GPA :
Certifications
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - 34 Years
Work History
Elderwood At Waverly - Unit Medication Nurse
Athens, PA, 06/2016 - 11/2020
  • Performed patient assessments to monitor expected response to medications, altering treatment plans as needed.
  • Provided direct quality care to patients by monitoring, recording and evaluating psychiatric conditions.
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Administered medication and treatments to patients to observe and record responses.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Provided exceptional care to high-acute patients needing complex care such as ventilator management, extensive wound care and rehabilitation.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Administered medications to 35 patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Measured and recorded patients' weight, height, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Answered patient call signals, intercom system notifications and signal lights to determine patients' needs.
North Florida Rehab And Specialty Care Center - Licensed Practical Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2012 - 03/2018
  • Helped to develop, improve and implement nursing policies and procedures.
  • Oversaw medication passes and all direct patient care.
  • Maintained medication room in full compliance with government and facility requirements.
  • Monitored and inspected staff processes to eliminate hazards posed for both residents and staff while ensuring continuous compliance with regulations.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Defined testing protocols, quality assurance initiatives and clinic policies and procedures.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments.
  • Supported physicians during examinations and scans to assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
HCP Home Healthcare Agency - Admissions/Treatment Nurse
City, STATE, 10/2008 - 12/2014
  • Collected, sorted and reviewed marketing information and produced timely corporate reports.
  • Traveled to clients' homes to complete healthcare services and promote continuity of care.
  • Completed entries in log books, journals and care plans to accurately document and report patient progress.
  • Provided physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management to home health patients.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services.
  • Introduced changes to patient care plans based on regular evaluations and patient changes.
  • Implemented best practice standards for billing resulting in substantial reduction of accounts receivable delays.
  • Compiled socioeconomic data for specific program eligibility determinations and large-scale research purposes.
  • Worked with clients to improve life choices and maximize benefits of programs.
  • Determined needed and relevant interventions based on each client's cognitive abilities and current needs.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery..
  • Prepared and processed forms for government healthcare programs.
  • Reviewed medical records for completeness and filed records in alphabetic and numeric order.
  • Utilized Essentia to manage and confirm patient data, such as insurance, demographic and medical history information.
  • Posted billings to medical insurance providers.
  • Obtained patient vital signs and input/output measurements from inpatients.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Gathered lab specimens, ordered testing and interpreted results to diagnose patients.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of healthcare and social service providers to address patients' needs through effective intervention and care planning.
  • Assisted with admissions, appointments, transfers and discharges.
  • Documented accurate and complete patient information to address patient problems and expected outcomes.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Managed appointment calendar for scans, lab tests, and evaluations.
  • Updated and developed care plans to establish goals based on patient's nursing diagnosis.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Accurately documented treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Administered medication as directed by physician.
  • Gathered information from mental and physical health and educational records to make recommendations and determine appropriate care plans.
  • Identified community resources to support clients.
  • Coordinated with social, public and welfare agencies to obtain and provide client information.
  • Visited homes and agencies to provide support and case management services to clients.
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc - Methadone Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2020 - Current
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Collaborated with leadership to devise initiatives for improving nursing satisfaction, retention and morale.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Adhered to social distancing protocols and wore mask or face shield.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
  • Handled number calls per timeframe to address customer inquiries and concerns.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Obtained pertinent organizational financial reports and other data to support grant applications and funding proposals.
  • Taught patients about medications, procedures and care plan instructions.
  • Promoted office efficiency, coordinating charts, completing insurance forms and helping patients with diverse needs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Santa Fe College
  • Springfield College
  • Springfield College

Job Titles Held:

  • Unit Medication Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Admissions/Treatment Nurse
  • Methadone Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate Degree In Nursing
  • Bachelors Of Science
  • Masters Of Science

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