Fully credentialed LVN with experience providing compassionate care in a variety of medical environments from Alzheimer’s assisted living, hospital, home health and hospice for past 10 years. Ambitious nurse that’s driven to help others thrive feel care and comfort.
Managed 66-bed type B assisted living facility with memory care licensure
Skilled memory care Nurse with broad knowledge of all types of dementia
Knowledge of Medicare and long term care insurance filing procedures
Knowledge of culture sensitive situations
Enthusiastic and empathetic nurse
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Infection control standards expert
Wound cleaning/care expertise
Extensive knowledge of medications
IV drug therapy management
Psych and mental health proficiency
Redirection and behavior management
Use tactful, appropriate communication in sensitive and emotional situations
THE SPRINGS MEMORY CARE
RESIDENT CARE DIRECTOR
12/2015 to present
Coordinated clinical services
Counseling families on disease processes, change in condition and care plan review
Educated and in-serviced staff to ensure everyone was up to date on current changes etc.
Managed departments budget
Responsible for managing, directing and supervising clinical services
Maintained the standards of nursing practice within the facility
Assesses the quality of care rendered to residents
Help implement policies and procedures that govern clinical services and other services under position guidelines
Help verify employee credentials to employee staff up to date with licensure and continuing education requirements
Responsible for staff performance, staff recruitment, staff retention and staff development
Responsible for collaborating with other departments and agencies regarding resources and services for improved patient care and staff development
Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a budgeted process for staffing and services rendered
Evaluates the quality and cost-effectiveness of staffing and services within the goals of the community
Serves as spokesperson for clinical matters and represents the facility with professional nursing and related organizations
Participates in appropriate meetings and committees
Promoted positive public relations with patients, residents, family members and guests
Tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations
Use appropriate work place behavior and adheres to dress code at all times
COMMUNITY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
3/2013 to 12/2015
Assist with RX issues such as prior authorizations
Called in medications and DME supplies
Wound care/dressing changes
Ordered supplies and made schedule
Simple surgical procedures
ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH
6/2012 to 6/2013
Educated patients and family on disease processes
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Provided wound care and education on how to provide self care
Recorded patient’s medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to patients of all ages.
Sound, ethical independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
Communicated with physician for continuity of patient care.
IN HOME LVN
November 2011 to September 2013
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of disease processes and treatments.
Provided patient crisis intervention under strict time constraints.
Provided necessary health education training for patients and family caregivers.
Maintained care of patient with Muscular Dystrophy and scoliosis, including but not limited to ventilator, tracheostomy care, peg tube changing and feeding, wound care, medication administration.
INTERIM HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE
HOSPICE FIELD NURSE
April 2010 to July 2011
Provided palliative and hospice care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including end stage cardiac, renal failure, Alzheimer’s, cancer along with many others.
Supported patients and their families with customized patient teaching tools and emotional support to help with coping as well as knowledge of what stage the disease process patient was in.
SAN ANGELO COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER
December 2009 to February 2011
Manage up to 8 medical telemetry patients
Providing education for discharge planning
IV therapy, venipuncture
Post op cardiac catheterization, pacemaker care
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Reported to charge nurse and physician changes in condition or areas of concern
SHANNON MEDICAL CENTER
August 2008 to March 2012
Assisted patients with ADLS
Obtained and recorded vital signs/assessment
Thoroughly documented care given
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care
Provided quality nursing care in accordance with physician orders
Followed policies and procedures per hospital standards
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses from COPD, CHF and many more diagnosis’s in conjunction with variety of types of cancer.
Education And Training
Ranger College class of 2008
Nursing Early, Texas,
Coursework in Vocational Nursing -- licensed 9/2008
DARREL HERRINGTON M.D-PROFESSIONAL
CAMERON BOYERS RN, BSN-PROFESSIONAL
DR. GREGORY LEDBETTER- PROFESSIONAL
1188 Vines Road
San Angelo Texas 76905