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LVN, RCFE, Management

Location:
Garden Grove, CA
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
March 28, 2018

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Tammy Huson, LVN

Garden Grove, CA *****

LVN Management

Being a nurse is not a job, it is a way of life and you have to love what you do and after 26 years as a LVN and 30 + years in the medical field, I do. My career has taken me from working in large medical groups as a specialty nurse, Director of Assisted Living and Memory Care, RCFE certified for the 15 years, a Clinical Instructor for LVN students, a Geriatric Care Manager and presently Administrator/DON for a 266 bed Assisted Living/Memory Care. I am dedicated to my patients, families, students and staff who rely on me daily for leadership, oversight and coaching.

Experience

Palmcrest Grand Residence Assisted Living & Memory Care

Administrator/DON 6/2017 – Present

Provided community leadership as the Administrator and DON to support and coach the nursing team, med techs and care managers in providing premium care for residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. Created care plans, provided oversight for clinical charting and worked directly with families and physicians. Oversight of med program, med techs, caregivers and LVN’s and their training. Doing clinical assessments prior to move in and return from outside facility and change of condition. Assist with Marketing and move in. Managing resident issues and solving community problems.

226 bed Assisted Living/ 48 bed Memory Care

- Oversee 24/7 care staff, scheduling LVN’s, as well as overseeing schedulers for med techs and caregivers daily schedules.

- Train and Manage with the assistance from the caregiver supervisor and med tech supervisor the care staff in accordance with the resident’s needs, state regulations and the company’s policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is given and continuing education regulations are met. Education logs and staff education brought up to date per state and company regulations.

- Oversee and manage the Medication Program with the assistance of the med room supervisor which includes training of staff, ordering, storage, administration, documentation and discontinuation of medications. Oversee and manage the LVN office and streamline systems to make the department and the care more efficient to accommodate the residents and the LVN’s.

- Perform mental and physical assessments on seniors prior to move in, s/p hospital/rehab visits, yearly and upon change of condition and to also train in house LVN’s to also do assessments in and out of the community. Arrange yearly TB testing for residents and staff and assess independent residents monthly for any changes.

- Keep log of all residents on care. Alert families of changes and services needed.

- Recruit, hire and train new caregivers, med techs and LVN’s as needed

- Implement and maintain resident files

- Serve as a liaison between residents, families, administration and staff as well as physician, pharmacist and medical personnel.

- Play a key role in management team as well as marketing

-Responding to all 911 calls or emergencies in the community

- Oversee Memory Care Director/Supervisor, staff and department. Provide training and education as needed to keep the staff up to date and building in compliance.

Aegis of Laguna Niguel Senior Living

Director of Nursing 12/2016-2/2017

Provided community leadership to support and coach nursing team, med techs and care managers in providing premium care for fragile residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. Created care plans, provided oversight for clinical charting and worked directly with families and physicians. Oversight of med program and training, clinical assessments prior to move in return from outside facility and change of condition. Assist with Marketing.

Premier Life Planning Care Management

Geriatric Care Manager 7/2016- August 2017

Conduct care planning assessments to identify problems and to provide solutions. Screen, arrange and monitor in home help and other services. Provide short or long term assistance for families living near or far away. Provide crisis intervention. Review financial, legal and medical issues and arrange appropriate referrals to specialists. Act as a liaison to families at a distance, overseeing care and reporting problems establishing a plan of care to resolve problems. Offer counseling and support. Provide consumer education and advocacy. Assistance with locating and moving a client in need to a care facility (Long term, assisted living, independent living retirement complex). Assess and provide professional contacts for financial management, conservator ship and leg guardian.

Pacific College 1/2016- Present

Nursing Instructor

Instruct students on the clinical duties of the LVN student in different clinical facilities.

Windstone Behavioral Health 10/2014 – 12/2015

Telephone Nurse Screener

Assessing the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers through brief consultative contacts by phone and assist in the detection of at-risk patients for behavioral health related conditions. If screening indicates the possible presence of behavioral health conditions are found then in-home assessments are done by licensed clinical practitioners.

Meridian Gardens of Anaheim 6/2014- 10/2014

Director of Assisted Living

-102 Assisted Living/ 24 Memory Care

- Supervise 24/7 care staff as well as scheduling, vacations and sick time

- Train and Manage the care staff in accordance with the residents needs, state regulations and the companies policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is given and continuing education regulations are met. Education logs and staff education brought up to date per state and company regulations.

- Oversee and manage the Medication Program which includes training of staff, ordering, storage, administration, documentation and discontinuation of medications

- Perform mental and physical assessments on seniors prior to move in, s/p hospital/rehab visits, yearly and upon change of condition. Arrange yearly TB testing for residents and staff and assess independent residents monthly for any changes.

- Keep log of all residents on care and cost. Alert families of changes and services needed.

- Recruit, hire and train new caregivers as needed

- Implement and maintain resident files

- Serve as a liaison between residents, families, administration and staff as well as physician, pharmacist and medical personnel.

- Play a key role in management team as well as marketing

- Participate weekly in leading an activity for residents

-Responding to all 911 calls or emergencies in the community

-Oversee the Memory Care department.

- Memory Care updated and made profitable

- Medication room and system re-organized and staff re-trained.

Rite of Passage 1/2014-6/2014

Teen Home Nurse

Weekly visits to age 13-18 year old residents Level 12 for displaced teens. BP, pulse, temperature and heights are taken every week.

Private Home Nurse 9/2012-11/2013

Total Care including medication management for homebound patient.

Atria Senior Living 4/2012-7/2012

Resident Care Director

1.95 Assisted Living/ 24 Memory Care

- Supervise 24/7 care staff as well as scheduling, vacations and sick time

- Train and Manage the care staff in accordance with the residents needs, state regulations and the companies policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is given and continuing education regulations are met. Education logs and staff education brought up to date per state and company regulations after not being done for 2 years.

- Oversee and manage the Medication Program which includes training of staff, ordering, storage, administration, documentation and discontinuation of medications

- Perform mental and physical assessments on seniors prior to move in, s/p hospital/rehab visits, yearly and upon change of condition. Arrange yearly TB testing for residents and staff and assess independent residents monthly for any changes.

- Keep log of all residents on care and cost. Alert families of changes and services needed.

- Recruit, hire and train new caregivers as needed

- Implement and maintain resident files

- Serve as a liaison between residents, families, administration and staff as well as physician, pharmacist and medical personnel.

- Play a key role in management team as well as marketing

- Participate weekly in leading an activity for residents

-Responding to all 911 calls or emergencies in the community

- Staffing issues addressed and rectified

Resident Care Director 8/2011-3/2012

Emeritus Senior Living

-102 Assisted Living/ 24 Memory Care

- Supervise 24/7 care staff as well as scheduling, vacations and sick time

- Train and Manage the care staff in accordance with the residents needs, state regulations and the companies policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is given and continuing education regulations are met. Education logs and staff education brought up to date per state and company regulations.

- Oversee and manage the Medication Program which includes training of staff, ordering, storage, administration, documentation and discontinuation of medications

- Perform mental and physical assessments on seniors prior to move in, s/p hospital/rehab visits, yearly and upon change of condition. Arrange yearly TB testing for residents and staff and assess independent residents monthly for any changes.

- Keep log of all residents on care and cost. Alert families of changes and services needed.

- Recruit, hire and train new caregivers as needed

- Implement and maintain resident files

- Serve as a liaison between residents, families, administration and staff as well as physician, pharmacist and medical personnel.

- Play a key role in management team as well as marketing

- Participate weekly in leading an activity for residents

-Responding to all 911 calls or emergencies in the community

- No state citations. Yearly CPR building review for compliance went from 62.5% to 92.5% in 5 months.

- Memory Care updated and made profitable

- Medication room and system re-organized and staff re-trained.

Director Of Health Services 9/2000-9/2011

MBK Huntington Terrace

-150 Assisted Living

- Supervise 24/7 care staff as well as scheduling, vacations and sick time

- Train and Manage the care staff in accordance with the residents needs, state regulations and the companies policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of care is given and continuing education regulations are met. Education logs and staff education brought up to date per state and company regulations.

- Oversee and manage the Medication Program which includes training of staff, ordering, storage, administration, documentation and discontinuation of medications

- Perform mental and physical assessments on seniors prior to move in, s/p hospital/rehab visits, yearly and upon change of condition. Arrange yearly TB testing for residents and staff and assess independent residents monthly for any changes.

- Keep log of all residents on care and cost. Alert families of changes and services needed.

- Recruit, hire and train new caregivers as needed

- Implement and maintain resident files

- Serve as a liaison between residents, families, administration and staff as well as physician, pharmacist and medical personnel.

- Play a key role in management team as well as marketing

- Participate weekly in leading an activity for residents

-Responding to all 911 calls or emergencies in the community

- Gather, organize and post billing for all assisted living services

LVN Lead 9/1994-9/2000

Healthcare Partners/ TMG

Worked in family practice, OB/GYN, telephone triage, Dermatology 3 years- charge nurse, ENT- 3 years- charge nurse, Neurology, Urology and Urgent Care front and back office as LVN lead. Including charting, vitals, procedures and assisting with surgeries. Nurse STAT coordinator for clinic and assistant coordinator for yearly flu vaccine clinic. Employee activity leader.

CMA, LVN 9/1991-6/1994

Mulliken Medical/Westminster Medical Group

Charge Nurse for Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Urgent Care offices. Front and back. Nurse Stat team.

EDUCATION

AA, Nursing & Medical Secretarial Management, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID 1980

CMA & CNA, Hettinga Adult Education, Garden Grove, CA 1982 & 1983

LVN, North CROP, Anaheim, CA 1991

RCFE Certificate, Elder Care, Huntington Beach, CA 2002

PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS, Glendale Career College, Glendale, CA 2011



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