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Licensed Vocational Nurse

San Antonio, Texas, United States
May 29, 2018

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Tara Y. Russell, LVN

*** ******** **** *** **** ● San Antonio, TX 78209 ● 210-***-**** ●


Licensed Vocational Nurse with ten years of experience operating in a wide variety of medical environments.


Registered Emergency Medical Technician

Basic Life Support Certified

KCI Wound Vac Certified

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Trained

IV Therapy Infusion Trained

Sexual Assault Patient Advocate

Child Abuse Court Appointed Special Advocate

Crisis Prevention Institute Certified


2/2013-present Licensed Vocational Nurse, Maxim Healthcare Staffing

San Antonio, TX

Performed in an assorted number of temporary assignments for a variety of organizations in the San Antonio region. Duties included delivering employee health assessments for USAA, providing critical patient care and support for a number of home hospice care services as well as Christus Hospice Center and providing palliative care for Enhanced/Progressive Living Developmental Homes. Assessed patients developmental and physical ability to execute Primary Care Manager orders, educating relatives with appropriate methodologies for patient care when necessary. Other contracts included various assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities and family practice clinics. Acted as substitute nurse for Charter Schools, Harlandale district schools, Brooks Academy, Estrella Academy and St. Phillips of Jesus Academy. Educated children ranging in age from six to eighteen in a number of medical, mental and emotional situations. Administered and instructed students on proper use of medication, ensuring compliance with medical orders. Informed students about disease prevention and progression. Provided immediate care for various minor injuries and illnesses that developed on a daily basis.

02/2016-present Licensed Vocational Nurse, InGenesis Staffing Agency

San Antonio, TX

Performed Licensed Vocational Nurse duties for, University Health Science Center of San Antonio-CTRC, Radiation Oncology Dept and Phase 1, Research Oncology Dept. Started IV’s for therapy, electrocardiograms and Foley catherization. Prepared patients to receive drug research regimens, chemotherapy, radiation and procedures under sedation, Monitored and provided patient post-sedation care and palliative care.

10/2016-03/2018 Health Care Coordinator, Well Med Medical Group

San Antonio, TX

Supports a diverse range of medical patients with simple to significant chronic health conditions successfully navigate the Well Med health care system. Facilitates patient empowerment through education, ensuring patients and relatives have a thorough understanding of Primary Care Provider treatment plans. Interacts and collaborates with a multidisciplinary care team to include all levels of clinical staff, mid-level providers, case managers, social workers and other educators to maximize positive healthcare outcomes and increase patient quality of life

Daily duties included performing chronic care condition focused assessments, medication reconciliation, conducting motivational patient interviews and self-management goal setting. Provided patients with educational material and props to maximize healthcare outcomes. Assisted with post-discharge needs such as prescription orders, transportation, durable medical equipment and appointments. Reviewed and executed clinic contingency planning, prepared accurate and timely reports. Frequently leveraged as a clinic LVN to stopgap staff shortages and employee absences. Provided advanced practice clinical nursing, administrative and organizational skills in developing the plan of care and managing the continuity of care for the beneficiary populations. Interviewed and counseled potential clients about case management, healthcare and treatment options, community resources, insurance benefits, and psychosocial concerns. Recognized problems with health care access, explore options to care when available, and strive to improved quality and delivery of care.

03/2013-08/2016 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Epic Pediatric Health Services

San Antonio, TX

Provided home health care for pediatric patients. Executed a wide variety of one-on-one patient care to include therapeutic play, medication administration, suctioning, ventilator and tracheotomy care, gastrostomy tube feedings, wound care, urinary catheterization and intravenous therapy. Educated patients and family members on proper care procedures to ensure positive long-term health outcomes.

03/2011-07/2011 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse’s Etc Staffing

San Antonio, TX

Assessed clients within the Wilford Hall intensive care unit, properly implementing care plans. Treatments and skills included administering medication, intravenous therapy, phlebotomy, wound care and placement and follow-up care for wound vacs. Provided patient and family education of disease processes and medication adherence.

03/2010-06/2010 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Life Span Home Health

San Antonio, TX

Triaged and assessed clients as well as performed treatments and patient care in accordance with prescribed doctors’ orders and RN care-plan 485. Regularly administered medication, preformed intravenous therapy, phlebotomy, evaluation and care for wound vacs. Regularly cared and educated patients with colostomy, tracheotomy, GI feeding or similar medical devices. Reported a wide range of findings to case managers, Registered Nurses and Primary Care Physicians. Educated patients on disease progression and medication adherence procedures to maximize patient health outcomes.

06/2009-02/2010 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Center for Health Care Services

San Antonio, TX

Regularly implemented patient care plans. Assessed, triaged and cared for medically fragile, profound psychiatric and substance abuse patients. Attentively followed center protocols for high risk patients. Provided mental and emotional support to patients and family members. Educated clients on nutritional needs and special diets, focusing on exercises to positively support rapid recovery. Documentation of patient progress.

11/2008-5/2009 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Mission Rd Ministries & Developmental Care

San Antonio, TX

Administered nursing care at Day Habilitation Facility for developmentally and physically disabled adults. Provided feedings via percutaneous gastrointestinal tubes. Provided tracheotomy suctioning and care along with routine colostomy care in accordance with licensing standards. Administered hourly medications to clients. Conducted training for staff as directed by leadership. Accompanied and advocated for clients when attending appointments or therapy. Assessed medical situations to include client-related emergencies, taking appropriate action as dictated by the situation.


Emergency Medical Technician - 2013

San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX 78212

Registry Number: E3213113

Licensed Vocational Nursing - 2008

St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, TX 78212

License number: 215084


Redeemer Presbyterian Church- San Antonio, Texas

Strong Foundations-May 2018

August 2006-December2006 CASA-Child Advocates of San Antonio

July 2001-August 2002 Sexual Assault Victim Intervention (SAVI) - United States Navy-Rota Spain-Family Fleet Center, volunteered, Completed 30 hours of specialized training, prior to providing emotional and informational support to victims of sexual assault. If requested by the victim, assisted with guidance through the medical, investigative, and legal processes, minimizing systemic re-victimization

January 2001-August 2001 American Red Cross- Naval Hospital- Pharmacy and Family Practice Clinic-Rota, Spain

Trinity Baptist Church-San Antonio, Texas

Mission in Prauge, Czech Republic-July 1996

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