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18 yrs experience from floor nurse to Unit Supervisor, M/S, Psych, ER

Location:
Phenix City, Alabama, United States
Posted:
August 31, 2017

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Lori Prier

Seasoned, independent, patient - focused RN

*** *** **** ****, ******, AL. 36870

ac13mw@r.postjobfree.com - (706) ***-****

Dedicated RN with 18 years of nursing experience. Seeking employment with a facility that diagnoses and manages both common and complex medical conditions in patients of all ages where there is a potential for growth, both personally and professionally. Responsible RN possessing excellent communication skills both written and oral with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide scope of patients with diverse needs.

SKILLS

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (10+ years)

Attention to detail (10+ years) Electronic Charting and computer skills (10+ years)

Team building (10+ years) Fluid ability to multitask (10+ years)

• Strong clinical judgment • High level of autonomy

• Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines • Effective preceptor and educator

• Problem resolution capability • Professional bedside manner

WORK EXPERIENCE

Mental Health RN, PCC

Rutledge State Prison - Columbus, GA - July 2017 to Present

•Will provide mental health evaluations and care as directed to level 2 and 3 inmates with acute and chronic mental health needs and assess those who are undiagnosed as of yet.

RN Charge Nurse/Supervisor

Pathways Second Season - LaGrange, GA - October 2016 to April 2017

• Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests and results.

• Oversaw and managed 10 clinical and support staff in patient care activities and delegated staff nurse duties while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.

• Closely monitored acute conditions, developed/implemented nursing care plans and effectively

• Counseled consumers in health maintenance and disease management.

• Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas for improvement.

• Accurate documentation of patient information obtained from assessments including patient care plans

• Effectively managed clinical oversight for up to 24 consumers

• Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens and treatment team meetings.

• Followed infection control procedures and educated consumers on the same.

• Specialized in the nursing care of consumers with chemical dependency, mental health issues and suicidal

ideation with close monitoring of those individuals.

• Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.

• Performed accurate intake assessments, presentation to M.D. and thorough discharge plans to include follow

up appointments.

RN, Field RN, Case Management, Patient Care Coordinator

Ultra Home Care - Columbus, GA - June 2015 to October 2016

• Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, education and treatment of various disorders and

diseases.

• Self-directed with astute judgment skills and high level of personal accountability.

• Effective counseling in health maintenance and disease management.

• Liaised between patients, physicians and other disciplines to ensure patient comprehension of treatment

plans.

• Developed and implemented nursing care plans and ensured HIPAA compliance.

• Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.

• Followed infection control procedures and educated patient/caregiver on same.

• Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.

• Execution and transcription of physician’s orders, maintained up to date patient information using electronic charting programs

• Performed wound care assessment, provided treatment and related education with compliance monitoring

Interim Nurse Manager

TransformHealthRx - Columbus, GA - March 2015 to June 2015

• Assessed need for, ordered, obtained, interpreted appropriate lab tests and communicated results, including pre-employment 6 panel drug screens.

• Effective patient counseling in and education of chronic health issues and wellness.

• Expertise in HTN, CHF, COPD, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer and Coumadin administration and maintenance.

• Oversaw and managed 6 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.

• Examined patients and dispensed injections and other medications as needed. Authorized drug refills and

provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.

• 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.

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

processed monthly reports on department performance.

• Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.

• Assisted physicians with procedures and collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing and ensured HIPAA compliance.

• Performed monthly inventory and maintained office and medical supply counts.

RN Charge Nurse/Shift Leader

CCS/ Muscogee County Jail - Columbus, GA - June 2014 to February 2015

• Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests and results.

• Oversaw and managed 6-8 clinical and support staff in patient care activities and delegated staff nurse duties while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.

• Closely monitored acute conditions, developed/implemented nursing care plans and effectively counseled inmates in health maintenance and disease management.

• Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas for improvement.

• Accurate documentation of patient information obtained from assessments including patient care plans using the EMAR system, performed accurate intake assessments, transfers and discharges.

• Effectively managed clinical oversight for 800 plus inmates.

• Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.

• Followed infection control procedures and educated inmates on the same.

• Performed daily inventory and maintained office/medical supplies including accurate sharps and needle counts.

• Specialized in the nursing care of inmates with chemical dependency and suicidal ideation with close monitoring of those individuals, strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.

Staff RN/Interim Unit Manager/PRN RN

Golden Living Centers - Montgomery, AL - May 2013 to April 2014

• Conducted mandated health screenings and physicals, administered required immunizations and ensured

external follow-up where required.

• Effectively supervised 25 RNs, LPNs, CNAs and non-clinical staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.

• Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.

• Increased unit productivity and effectively managed clinical oversight for 44-bed unit.

• Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.

• Ensured HIPAA compliance.

• Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas for improvement and

processed monthly reports for department performance.

• Developed and implemented nursing care plans and delegated staff nurse duties.

• Followed infection control procedures.

• Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring to enhance quality of life.

• Treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, CHF, COPD,

pneumonia and Alzheimer's while monitoring fluid intake and output levels where appropriate.

• Maintained all confidential personnel files, license and CPR compliance records.

• Scheduled patient admissions and discharges.

• Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.

RN, Relief Charge Nurse

Crossbridge Behavioral Health - Montgomery, AL - August 2010 to February 2013

•Worked with adults with acute and chronic mental health issues, 1013, 2013, OTA and court ordered patients.

•Taught groups on depression, drug abuse, schizophrenia and other mental health issues.

•Assisted physicians with patient flow during assessment, completed medication passes and thorough documentation of outcome and side effects if any.

•Performed duties as charge nurse when needed.

•Accurate and complete documentation on every assigned patient.

•Transcription of orders, ordering medications from pharmacy as needed.

•Completed AIMS assessments.

•Performed admission and discharge assessments with needed education.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Staff RN - Hughston Hospital - Phenix City, AL - May 2010 to August 2010

RN Charge Nurse - West Central Georgia Regional Hospital - Columbus, GA - August 2006 to May 2010

RN, Relief Charge Nurse - The Bradley Center - Columbus, GA - August 2005 to October 2006

Staff RN - Doctors Hospital - Columbus, GA - January 2003 to August 2005: ER, endoscopy, Med/Surg unit,

Pre and Post Op surgery area, Pre-admission Testing, Telemetry Units, and the Wound Care with Dr. Bloom.

Staff RN - St. Francis Hospital - Columbus, GA - January 2002 to January 2003. Orthopedics

Staff RN - Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital - Columbus, GA - August 2000 to December 2001

Staff RN - Midtown Medical Center - Columbus, GA - August 1999 to September 2000 - Orthopedic/ER overflow/general Med/Surg floor.

EDUCATION

Associate of Science in Nursing

Columbus State University - Columbus, GA, obtained June 1999

Troy State University – currently enrolled in Bachelors of Psychology coursework

NURSING LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

RN – GA RN145508, expires 01/31/2018

AL 108211, currently inactive

BCLS, expires 10/10/2018

ACLS currently expired



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