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Registered Nurse

Location:
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Posted:
April 03, 2018

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Teresa Scott

Teresa Scott

**** ***** ***, *****, ** 29803

Cell: 843-***-****

ac40x9@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

I am an experienced licensed Registered Nurse with strong clinical and people skills. With over 20 years of experience as a clinical counselor, I also have have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. I am seeking a position in health care service which would allow me to apply/utilize my professional experience, skills, and training. I excel at learning new things and I am always open to enhancing my knowledge/skills in the world of nursing.

Skills

Over 20 years of experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs

Maintain critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified care

Exceptional bedside manners.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Skilled at encouraging others and developing rapport.

Interact effectively with individuals of all levels.

Hardworking and energetic.

Strong clinical judgment

Palliative care awareness

Patient evaluation/intervention

Professional bedside manner

Tracheotomy care

Thorough physical assessments

Insulin medication assistance

Proper catheter insertion/removal

Hospice and palliative care experience

In-depth knowledge of intravenous therapy

Work History

Registered Nurse, 09/2016 to Current

Aiken Regional Medical Center – Aiken, SC

Chronic patient care in med-surgical unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for 7 patients per shift.

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

Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures.

Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.

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

Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.

Closely monitored acute conditions.

Developed and implemented nursing care plans.

Medical Tech, 03/2011 to 06/2012

Palmetto Behavioral Health Hospital – Charleston, SC

Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of medical and health care professionals comprised of a physician, nurse manager, dietitian, social worker, and case manager.

Provided a broad range of general nursing care services in areas of vital signs, EKG, and lab work.

Worked alongside nurse manager to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

Prepareed and maintained all required treatment records and reports.

Clinical Counselor, 10/2003 to 06/2009

Department of Mental Health – Charleston, SC

Provided individual and group educational services to individuals living with mental illness.

Referred clients to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.

Prepared and maintained daily reports in order to keep record of client's progress.

Monitored clients use of medication.

Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.

Clinical Counselor, 08/1999 to 03/2000

Aiken/Barnwell Mental Health Department – Charleston, SC

Provided educational services and support to the chronically ill in order for them to live in the least restrictive environment.

Consulted with medical doctor and other health care specialist concerning treatment plan and client's personal goals.

Counseled clients individually and in group sessions to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making life changes.

Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.

Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.

Counselor, 08/1997 to 08/1998

Charter Behavioral Hospital – Augusta, Georgia

Formulated and conducted programs to promote healthy living and wellness.

Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.

Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.

Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.

Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.

Education

Associate of Science: Nursing, 2016

Trident Technical College - Charleston

Bachelor of Science: Psychology/Counseling, 1997

Lander University - Greenwood

Student government representative

Dean's List

Languages

Primarily English

Certifications

Registered Nurse in SC, License number 236766 year 2016

Accomplishments

Service Excellence Award 2016-2017 Aiken Regional Hospital



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