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LVN

Location:
Weslaco, Texas, United States
Posted:
February 21, 2018

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JESSICA RIOJAS

*** ********** **, *.*.BOX ***, ELSA, TX 78543

Mobile: 956-***-****

Patient-focused, competent healthcare professional with 6 years of acute care in nursing homes and in-home care. Track record of establishing caring, honest and trusting relationships with patients and their families. Prior pharmacy experience, extensive knowledge in medication, dosage and dispensing of medication. Honestly initiates, performs and completes assigned duties without supervision. A thorough understanding of LVN scope of practice.

Experience

John Knox Health Center, Weslaco, TX, June 2017 – January 31, 2018

Provided treatment and care to geriatric patients in a nursing home environment

•Explained procedures and treatments to residents to gain cooperation and understanding.

•Accepted medications from Pharmacy and conducted med count reconciliation with delivery personnel.

•Made notations on 24 hr. report throughout the shift.

•Transcribed physician’s orders to resident charts, flow sheets, medication/treatment records and care plans as required.

•Conducted frequent rounds to check on residents and evaluated effectiveness of care delivery.

•Participated and attended scheduled in-services and staff meetings punctually.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Brightstar Home Care Edinburg, TX, May 2016 to Present

Currently providing Private Duty nursing and any nursing services that included:

Wound Dressing & Care Ventilator & Tracheostomy Suctioning/Care G-Tube Feedings & Care Respiratory Treatments & Assessments IV Therapy Patient Bathing & Hygiene Assistance Glucose Checks & Blood Pressure Monitoring Rehabilitation Therapy

One to one nursing in pediatric and adult care.

Traveled throughout 40-mile territory to provide home-healthcare services to adult and elderly patients diagnosed with chronic/terminal conditions, convalescing from surgical procedures or recovering from serious illnesses and injuries.

Followed rehabilitation and treatment plans to accelerate patient recovery; minimize pain, discomfort, infections and complications; and optimize patient outcomes.

Assessed, monitored and documented patient progress, symptoms and vital signs on each visit.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Better Living Home Health, Donna, TX, July 2013 to July 2016

Delivered in-home nursing services that included:

Wound Dressing & Care Ventilator & Tracheostomy Suctioning/Care G-Tube Feedings & Care Respiratory Treatments & Assessments IV Therapy Patient Bathing & Hygiene Assistance Glucose Checks & Blood Pressure Monitoring Rehabilitation Therapy

Traveled throughout 40-mile territory to provide home-healthcare services to adult and elderly patients diagnosed with chronic/terminal conditions, convalescing from surgical procedures or recovering from serious illnesses and injuries.

Followed rehabilitation and treatment plans to accelerate patient recovery; minimize pain, discomfort, infections and complications; and optimize patient outcomes.

Assessed, monitored and documented patient progress, symptoms and vital signs on each visit.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

San Juan Nursing Home, San Juan, TX, October 2010 – July 2013

Provided treatment and care to geriatric patients in a nursing home environment

•Explained procedures and treatments to residents to gain cooperation and understanding.

•Accepted medications from Pharmacy and conducted med count reconciliation with delivery personnel.

•Made notations on 24 hr. report throughout the shift.

•Transcribed physician’s orders to resident charts, flow sheets, medication/treatment records and care plans as required.

•Conducted frequent rounds to check on residents and evaluated effectiveness of care delivery.

•Participated and attended scheduled in-services and staff meetings punctually.

Pharmacy Technician

Lee’s Pharmacy North, McAllen, TX, September 2005 – September 2010

Swiftly and correctly calculate dosages, dispense medications, prepare prescription labels and fill prescriptions for approval by pharmacists.

Use the pharmacy’s proprietary computer program to access prescription information including patient and prescriber data, drug selection, prescription interpretation and insurance billing.

Research and resolve dosage conflicts, potentially harmful drug interactions, insurance issues and other matters to ensure patient safety/wellness and build customer loyalty.

Prepared sterile IV and ophthalmic preparation.

Extensive knowledge of insurance and Medicare billing.

Education, Licenses and Certifications

•South Texas College LVN program graduate, McAllen, TX 78504

•Texas State Board of Pharmacy Technician, Certification since 1997

•Texas Society of Health System Pharmacy

•Pharmacy Sterile Product Training Program

•CPR Certification

Additional Information

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Efficient in various computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word. Safe and insured licensed Texas driver. Reliable transportation.



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