To reintegrate, contribute, and expand upon the expertise and skills gained as a nurse during my 10 plus years within the health care industry as part of the front office staff at Alabama Oncology, an organization that obviously values life and the quality of it, as well as the patient's loved ones that are also affected.
Wrote reports and correspondence from dictation and handwritten notes.
Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents.
Received and distributed faxes and mail in a timely manner.
Created and maintained spreadsheets using advanced Excel functions and calculations to develop reports and lists.
Computed, recorded, and proofread data, records and reports.
Managed projects and served as primary liaison between client and multiple internal groups to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to deadlines.
RN Surgical Services Bessemer, ALUAB Medical West Surgical Center/May 2010 to Jul 2011
Recorded patient assessments and in surgery notes into EMR
E-Scribed medications for physicians
Very skilled in both Pre-op and Post-op care and aftercare instructions. Also circulated in the O.R.
Responsible for all (medical items/medications/fluids) procurement, inventory and management control.
Reduced inventory expenses by overhauling supply tracking & ordering procedures.
Maintained patient charts and confidential files.
Documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Trained and advised new nursing staff.
Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
Arranged and assisted with hospital admissions.
Scheduled surgeries and procedures
Scheduled patient appointments
LPN school nurse Davis-Emerson Middle School Tuscaloosa, ALTuscaloosa Board of Education/Feb 2008 to Mar 2009
Onsite nurse for 400 students.
Screened students for: scoliosis, heath, vision, and hearing conditions, as well as identified at-risk students for social services referrals.
Managed student chronic health issues and administered medication as ordered by physician.
Developed individual healthcare plans for students with disabilities and/or long term conditions.
Developed program to students, parents and school based staff to identify healthcare symptoms, management and treatment.
Member of Tuscaloosa District control and management of infectious disease response team.
Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.
LPN Bessemer, ALUAB Medical West/Jul 2007 to Feb 2008
Performed patient triage
Administered medications involving all routes
Proficient skills and knowledge in areas of phlebotomy, x-ray, I.V.Therapy as well as lab testing
Extensive knowledge of pediatric and adult immunizations and schedules
Developed new immunization tracking matrix which increased records over previous year.
Well Baby, general adult, and child exams including urgent and non-urgent care
Served as "floater/flex nurse" between 6 off site clinics after Dr. Vaughn moved out of state
LPN Hoover, ALKindred Care Hospice/Feb 2005 to Jul 2007
Traveled to patient's home in order to provide care and support for terminally ill patients with an emphasis on improving their quality of life.
Obtained patient's blood/urine specimens as ordered and transported samples to established testing location.
Advocate patient's rights by ensuring proper care is administered by relative or caregiver.
If current level of care was not acceptable, identify the appropriate social agency to investigate concerns by following established chain of command.
Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team comprised of: physician, nurse manager, social worker, case manager, and chaplain member to ensure the highest quality of care for the patient.
Follow physicians' treatment plan (continue with current orders, amend or change orders as directed by physician).
Utilize critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified patient care.
Educated patient, families and caregivers on disease processes and other aspects of therapeutic regimens including medication and pain management techniques.LPN, Birmingham Healthcare for the Homeless: Birmingham, AlabamaApril 2004 - August 2005.
Triaged and provided treatment to the homeless, abused, underprivileged as well as those patients undergoing drug rehabilitation.
Obtained skill set for treating as well as immunizing pediatric through geriatric patients following regulations.
Working in conjunction with the Jefferson County Health Department to perform testing and education to patients for diseases i.e.
TB, HIV/AIDS and STD's including syphilis and Chlamydia.
Determined appropriate patient referrals to various local support programs and services for the underprivileged patients.
Obtained training and developed the skill set to comply with proper OSHA collection and handling procedures as well as phlebotomy, x-ray, I.V.
Therapy and lab testing standards.
Assumed the task of complete supply inventory and management clinic wide.LPN, Birmingham Surgical P.C.: Birmingham.
LPN Birmingham, ALBirmingham Surgical P.C./Jan 2003 to Feb 2005
Worked within a general surgical group which specializes in the following procedures: head/neck, colon/rectal, thoracic/vascular.
Collaborated with physician on staff, the patient, insurance provider, and coordinated testing schedules, surgeries and post-op patient care with the hospital.
Provided direct patient: education, support and care for pre-op/post-op patient, family member and caregiver educations to ensure quality care.
Trained in various surgical procedures, diagnostic testing, pre-op/post-op procedures.
Responsible for inventory control and management as well as supply ordering and tracking.
Examined diagnosis codes for accuracy, completeness, specificity and appropriateness according to services rendered.
Acquired insurance authorizations for procedures and tests ordered by the attending physician.
Arranged and assisted with hospital admissions.
Scheduled surgeries and procedures in conjunction with Surgical Coordinator.
High School DiplomaPleasant Grove High School1997Pleasant Grove, AL
Registered NursingHerzing UniversityApril 2010Birmingham, AL
Program Class President
LPNBessemer State Technical CollegeDecember 2002Bessemer, AL
Summary of applicable Skills
Very punctual and willing to work over time
Comfortable with taking/making patient calls and scheduling appointments
Great work ethic
End of life care and training and understanding
Great people and customer service skills
Enthusiastic people person
Great organizational skills
Proficient computer skills
Work well under pressure
Possess initiative to always learn new skills and acquire more Responsibility