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Registered Nurse Medical

Florence, SC
November 05, 2012

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Margaret Anne West



City: Florence

State: SC

Zip: 29505

Country: USA

Phone: 843-***-****

Skill Level: Any

Salary Range:

Primary Skills/Experience:

Registered nurse with 22 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing critical care and hospice care in the homes and as a staff nurse in the Hospice House of McLeod Health, Florence, S.C.

Educational Background:

High School Dipolma from Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence SC 1/2001 to 5/1990 (Nursing)

Job History / Details:

Professional Summary

Registered nurse with 22 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing critical care and hospice care in the homes and as a staff nurse in the Hospice House of McLeod Health, Florence, S.C.


Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1990 to present.Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 1996 to present, Advanced Life Support 1991 to present.

Wound care experience with certificate.

Skill Highlights

Geriatric treatment

Pediatric nursing

Supervisory duties

Laparasopic procedures

Pediatric exams

Vascular care

ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care)

Skilled cardiac care nurse

Lab result evaluation

Radiology diagnostics

MEDISOFT proficient

Culturally competent care

Patient evaluation/intervention

Critical care nursing

Problem resolution

Professional bedside manner

Patient positioning

Feeding assistance

Tracheotomy care

Foley catheter insertion/removal

Insulin medication assistance

Catheter insertion/removal

ICD-9 forms

High level of autonomy

Diagnostic tools experience

Treatment of

Familiarity with disease management programs

Organizational skills

Hospice philosophy

Wound cleaning/care

Infection control standards

Flow sheet charting

Medical laboratory procedures

Patient and family advocacy

Specimen collection/processing

Sterilization techniques

Wound care

Medication administration expert

Skilled in conducting physical examinations

Laparasopic procedures familiarity

Successful diagnosis/treatment of childhood illnesses

Geriatric treatment knowledge

Broad medical terminology knowledge

Committed to compliance reporting

Culturally sensitive

Computerized charting specialist

Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines

Hospice philosophy understanding

Safe NG tube insertion and removal

Dedicated hospice care provider

Feeding assistance aptness

Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity

Body mechanics knowledge

Hematology testing aptitude

Medical laboratory procedures professional

Professional Experience

June 1990 to May 2012

Variouse hospitals, Amercian Mobile Travel Agencey San Diego, Ca.

Registered Nurse

Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.

Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.

Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.

Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.

Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.

Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.

Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team.

Ensured HIPAA compliance.

Ordered and read lab tests, x-rays, MRI, Ultrasound and EKG. Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.

Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.

Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.

Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and Paget's disease.

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.

Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.

Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.

Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.

Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.

Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.

Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.

Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.

Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA's) to identify performance areas for improvement.

Developed and implemented nursing care plans.

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.

Documented patient information obtained from interviews.Assisted patients with daily functions.

Monitored fluid intake and output levels.

Measured urine and delivered specimens to lab.

Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.

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.Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.

Education and Training

1990 Florence Darlington Technical College Florence, S.C.

Associate degree in Nursing Nursing

Attended Francis Marion University for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Unable to complete related to family issues.

Attended Kent State University in 1973-1975 with studies in Business


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