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Mental Health Staff Nurse

Location:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80930, United States
Posted:
May 30, 2018

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WORK HISTORY

KATHLEEN BYRD

*** ****** ****** ********* *** FORCE BASE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80930 H: 570-***-**** C: 570-***-**** ac5otx@r.postjobfree.com Professionally trained RN with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Passionate about working with those affected by mental illness and addiction problems.

Patient evaluation/intervention

Acute care expertise

Patient/family focused

Culturally competent care

Strong clinical judgment

Patient-focused care

UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury

Staff Nurse // Sunbury, PA // May 1990 to September 2009 Employed in the Emergency Department, FT for 15 years and on call for remaining. Continually improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and self-identified professional developmental needs.

Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.

Evaluated patients suffering from asthma, appendicitis and hernias. Achieved high staff morale and retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, proactive supervisory practices and facilitating a proactive work environment. Geisinger Medical Center

Staff Nurse // Danville, PA // October 2005 to September 2008 Level 1 Trauma Center

Ensured safety and well-being of patients.

Closely monitored acute conditions.

Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas. Coordinated trauma alerts

Sentara CarePlex Hospital: Emergency Room and satellite ED Staff Nurse // Hampton, VA // September 2010 to August 2015 Large urban ED as well as free standing satellite ED Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition as well as areas for improvement.

Performed vitals/glucose testing and assisted in administering injections and urinalysis. Improved ED administration by compiling and analyzing data and identifying areas of improvement.

Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams. Cooperated and communicated effectively with physicians to ensure client satisfaction and compliance with set standards.

Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.

Assisted doctors with surgeries and non-invasive procedures. EDUCATION

Evaluated patients suffering from asthma, appendicitis and hernias. Closely monitored acute conditions.

Responded to Code Red pages and followed through on disposition of patients. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with mental illness Provided patient education.

Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, and intracranial hematomas. Metropolitan Development Council

Charge Registered Nurse // Tacoma, WA // November 2015 to March 2018 16 bed Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit

Built rapport with patients and family members in an effort to deliver exceptional care. Performed prescreens with city designated mental health professionals Collaborated with local prison to assess dismiss and detain inmates Oversaw activity and development of nursing professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Technicians

Provided patient progress updates to funding agent-Optum Healthcare Worked closely with Psychiatrist and Mental Health ARNP to provide for best outcomes Assisted with discharge planning

Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly. Ensured top-level care by focusing on patient safety and dignity. Maintained in-depth understanding of individual patient care plans. Developed and implemented nursing care plans.

Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.

Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with mental illness Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Pennsylvania State University-enrolled // University Park, PA // 12/2018 Associate of Science - Nursing

Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing // Pottsville, PA // 1990 Awarded Patient education award

President of class



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