Sheila P. Collins
El Paso, Texas 79924
CAREER OBJECTIVE: To obtain employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse utilizing my previous years of experience as a medical assistant combined with my recent education maintaining a high degree of work ethic and professionalism.
EDUCATION: ECPI University - School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute
Diploma – Health Science – Practical Nursing 2012
LICENSURE: LPN License #000******* Expiration Date: January 2020
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Work effectively with others and independently
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification Expires: 08/16/2017
Adapts to new environments quickly and able to orient to new tasks without difficulty. Multi-task oriented, works well under pressure, great attention to detail, strong work ethic
Strong foundational knowledge in IV insertion, injections, wound care, EKG; obtain specimens, and medication administration.
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certified
Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Office Access and PowerPoint
Assisting the physicians during patient examination
Sterilize medical instruments
Proficient in Medpros and Alta
Epic Health Services El Paso, TX
Licensed Practical Nurse June 2014-Present
Provide highly skilled care for clients who require virtually any specialized need including ventilator, tracheotomy and gastrostomy care. Assess and monitor patients' condition and notify physician/health care professional for disposition. Prepare and administer medications as directed by physician order following established protocols. Maintain equipment and supplies.
Identify and arrange for equipment needing repair. Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control as directed by the Infection Control Manual. Monitor patient flow and
assign/direct other ancillary personnel as needed. Provide medical information and education to patients, following established protocols and guidelines. Document pertinent information, assessment and nursing procedures while following established protocols. Maintain patient confidentiality.
William Beaumont Army Medical Center El Paso, TX
Licensed Practical Nurse July 2014- Present
Perform the duties required of any Medical Corps Officer or government civil service provider by obtaining service members medical history and pertinent family history. Administer Health Risk Appraisal questionnaire. Assist in identifying service member needs and implanting the plan of care. Perform quality control checks and operator maintenance for service member care equipment. Perform service members for physical examination. Carry out prescribed Physician, PA, and NP orders and document in service member medical records. Recognize and initiate appropriate measures in emergency situations, including initiating life saving measures in absence of Physician, PA, and NP. Respond to telephone inquiries and regarding clinics services and or follow up- ancillary reports.
MultiCare Urology Tacoma, WA
Licensed Practical Nurse August 2013-June2014
Obtain and monitor vital signs and urine output. Prepare patients for procedures by providing education and comfort before and during procedure. Set up equipment for cystoscopies, biopsies, vasectomies, and catheter placements using sterile technique. Perform urine dipsticks and macro urinalysis. Prepare slides for physicians to perform micro urinalysis. Assist providers in procedures and chaperone when needed. Place/change suprapubic and urethral catheters per physician orders. Triage phone calls and answer patient questions as needed. Administer chemotherapy and other medications per physician orders. Perform urodynamic testing and provide results to providers.
Riverside Medical Group Hampton, VA
LPN June 2010- June 2013
Responsibilities include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating total nursing care of assigned patients. Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. The LPN also utilizes communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making to create a care plan for each patient based on physiological, psychosocial and cultural diversity.