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Medical Nurse

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
22 per hour
June 16, 2018

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Tammi Jones

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405


Work History:

Physician’s Clinic of Iowa Specialty Care Now

April 2016 – Present

Licensed Practical Nurse 40 hours

I work in a specialty triage walk-in clinic. This is a new concept clinic. My main responsibilities are rooming patients, taking vitals, preparing patient for exam, help with medical procedures, documentation in electronic medical records, keeping an excel sheet of patient flow, ordering labs, EKG’s, imaging, and coordinating appointments with specialists. I also answer patient questions within my scope of practice, and provide patient education.

I have strong communication skills, I read, write and communicate in English, use of electronic medical records (Intergy), UpDox information transmitting system.

Department of Veteran Affairs

Nov 2012 – April 2016

Licensed Practical Nurse 40 hours

I worked in Dermatology surgery, MOHS surgery, Room patient, intake report - complaints-medical history-family/social history-medications, vitals, report information to physician, assist physicians with in-office procedures, biopsies (shave, punches, DIF), C&F (Electrodescication and currettage), I&D, photographs, Mohs and derm excision surgery, informed consent with patients for procedures/biopsies/surgery, phototherapy, patch testing, suture removals, cleaning & stocking rooms, inventory & ordering, patient teaching - post-op care and concerns, electronic medical record documentation, schedule patient appointments, and hospital, physician and patient phone calls.

I also have trained in Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Renal, Vascular, Cardiology,GI, Heart Failure, Pulmonary, Urology, ENT. Duties: greeting patients/visitors, rooming, scheduling, observe, record and report changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patientdriven holistic life care plan. Active collaboration and communication with Core Team (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Clerk) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient). Oxygen therapy, Medication administration includes: PO, IM, SQ, VS, Data Collection,,prepare the patient for the PCP appointment and provide clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated, check expiration dates of meds and supplies, delegate procedures and treatments and provides documentation and assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during procedures and provides lab specimen collection (including blood draws), when necessary.

Abbe Center for Community Care

Feb 2012 – Feb 2013

Licensed Practical Nurse

40 hours

I worked as an LPN for a residential care facility for those with mental illness and we also have a dual diagnosis program for those with a mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. I work third shift charge nurse supervising psychiatric techs and residential staff, monitoring the residents, administering scheduled and p.r.n. medications, assessing residents medical/psychiatric needs. Documentation of confidential information, I prepare pass medications, monthly medication set-ups, inventory, ordering, scheduling appointments for residents, stocking.

Linn Community Care Aug 2010 – May 2011

Licensed Practical Nurse 40 hours

I was a LPN for a community health clinic. My primary responsibilities were working with the obstetrician and as the OB Nurse Educator. I was responsible for OB intakes – medical history interview of pregnant women. I obtained extensive health history of patient, their family’s genetic history, past pregnancies, labors and births, immunizations, high risk (Drug use history, HIV risks), allergies – drug, food, environmental – and reactions, medication history. I educated patients on proper diet – exercise – common concerns – warning signs in pregnancy.

While working with the OB-GYN physician, I roomed patients, took down health history, vitals – physical assessment of heart, lung sounds, concerns from patient, obtain Doppler fetal heart tones, measure uterine growth, discuss pregnancy and labor, birth and postpartum, breastfeeding, and infant care, immunizations, progesterone injections, Depovera injections, assist with testing – urine pregnancy, wet mounts, Group Beta Streps, MRSA, Gonorrhea/Chlamydia, cultures, document results. I also assisted the physician in endometrial biopsies, colposcopies and LEEP procedures – obtain signed consents, schedule – surgeries, ultrasounds, inductions, and non-stress tests (Contacting other physician offices, hospitals and patients). Supervising student nurses.

Iowa Medical Classification Center

Oakdale Correctional Facility

Aug 08 – Aug 10

L.P.N., Safety Nurse 40 hours

I was responsible for supervising C.N.A.’s, dispensing medication, injections, vitals, CPR, EKG’s, basic nursing assessments, scheduling physician appointments, referrals, eye exams, education, health and psychiatric encounters, electronic medical records and hard copy files. I worked in all the areas of the facility - health clinic – triaging illnesses and injuries, Short-term care, Long-term care, Infirmary, Mental Health unit. I worked frequently in the Mental Health Unit and with a wide variety of patients: psychiatric, obstetric, dialysis, diabetic, cancer, renal, respiratory, muscular diseases, neurological, geriatrics. I was the Safety nurse which included assigning staff to check emergency bags, AED’s, emergency crash carts, staff training. I took on the responsibility the medical store room, I took it upon myself to clean it up, organize and make it user friendly. I was given the tasks of going through the electronic medical files and making corrections over 5 years of past due input. I also scheduled Hep A/B injections for the inmates, managing the store room, inventory, ordering. I had volunteered to be a part of the following: Unity Committee, book club with inmates, Thanksgiving food bank, Christmas packages for homeless or low-income.

Childbirth Companions Doula Services

Oct 1989 – 2010

Birth Doula

Occasional hours

I provided educational, emotional and physical support and guidance for a woman and her family from pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum.

St. Luke’s Hospital Feb 07 - Dec 07

Patient Care Technician

Emergency Room

40 hours

I was responsible for CPR (BCLS & First Aid), EKG’S, vitals, urinary catheterizations. I have extensive contact working with a wide variety of age, race and economic status in very stressful situations. I assisted the physicians and nurses with casting, suturing, gynecological exams and many other procedures. I also worked with many officers from local police and sheriff’s offices that brought in prisoners due to injuries or possible health complications. I documented all information regarding patient conditions and progress. I am able to keep calm in very stressful situations with patients who were incarcerated, intoxicated, and those with a mental illness.

St. Luke’s Hospital July 93 - Feb 07

Health Educator

Maternal Child Nursing 20 hours

I provided a variety classes for new and expectant families. I taught pregnancy related classes (1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester), Mommy & Me, Infant Stimulation, Smart Sitter, Baby Basics, New Baby - New Beginning, Marvelous Multiples, Big Bro’s & Big Sis’s, Pathways to Birth, Comfort Skills, Preparing for the Unexpected, Sibling Attended Birth, and I was a facilitator for the Empty Arms Support Group for parents who have experienced a loss through pregnancy - 2 yrs of age.

Reason for leaving – I had taken a position in the emergency room full-time. At this time the Maternal Child department was unable to offer me hours – they did not want to have to pay overtime.

St. Luke’s Hospital July 93 – Dec 96 Telecommunications 25 – 35 hrs.

Multi-line phone systems, CRT terminal, radio-paging, overhead paging, incoming hospital calls from the public, physicians and nurses, emergency paging system of code blue’s, fires, etc. This was also an answering service for approximately 200 physician offices.

Wally’s Family Restaurant

April 96 – March 98

Owner/Operator 80 + hours

My husband and I owned and operated a full-service restaurant. My responsibilities included: advertising, interviewing, hiring, training, discipline of employees. Payroll, book-keeping, AR/AP, inventory, ordering, supervising staff. I would have to fill in as needed cooking, dishes, server, bus tables, cashier, and hostess, preparing bank deposits, counting drawers.

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Oct 01 - Feb 06

Health Secretary 40 hours

I triaged student injuries and illnesses, dispensed medications, CPR, First Aid. This was a very busy office; I would see approximately 60 students a day. I communicated with staff, students, parents, nurses and physicians. I dealt with students and parents from many different cultural and financial backgrounds.

These students were in 2nd - 8th grade. Telephone, fax machine, computer (online health records), hard copy files, inventory, ordering, stocking.

Equipment: Vitals, EKG machine, electronic filing, hard copy files, copier, fax machine, 10 key, multi-line switchboard, PBX switchboard, PA paging, radio paging, CRT terminals, MS Office, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Works, Outlook.


Certified Childbirth Educator, Association for Shared Childbirth.

Certified Childbirth Educator, International Childbirth Education Association.

Certified Birth Doula, Doula’s of North America.

Certified Grief Counselor, Share

Graduate of Jefferson Senior High School

Kirkwood Community College, Nursing: Graduating LPN in May 08 Certified First Aid and CPR (BCLS) for the Healthcare Provider

Past Volunteer activities

March of Dimes Walk-a-thon

Cedar Rapids Community School District Grant Elementary

Wilson Elementary & Middle School

Jefferson Senior High

Share & Care Preschool Child Protection Center

•Safe Touch movie and talk in CRCSD & Prairie Schools grades 1st, 3rd and 5th grade

•Parent mentor

St. Luke’s Hospital

Cedar Hills Booster Club

CR Blue Devils Softball

Linn County Lightening Softball

Civil Air Patrol (2003 – 2009)

Kirkwood Community College

Iowa Department of Corrections

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