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Home Health Nurse

Location:
San Angelo, TX
Posted:
October 04, 2018

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Professional Summary

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.

Skill Highlights

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

Professional Experience

THE SPRINGS MEMORY CARE

RESIDENT CARE DIRECTOR

12/2015 to present

Care plans

Assessments

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

Ordered supplies

Audited charts

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

OFFICE MANAGER/NURSE

3/2013 to 12/2015

Vitals

Patient intake

Assist with RX issues such as prior authorizations

Called in medications and DME supplies

Wound care/dressing changes

Suture/staple removal

Ordered supplies and made schedule

Simple surgical procedures

ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH

FIELD NURSE

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.

RESCARE

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

MED/TELE LVN

December 2009 to February 2011

Manage up to 8 medical telemetry patients

Providing education for discharge planning

IV therapy, venipuncture

Wound care

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

ONCOLOGY LVN

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

References

RONNIE HAWKINS-PERSONAL

571-***-****

DARREL HERRINGTON M.D-PROFESSIONAL

325-***-****

CAMERON BOYERS RN, BSN-PROFESSIONAL

940-***-****

DR. GREGORY LEDBETTER- PROFESSIONAL

918-***-****

KAREN SIDES-PERSONAL

325-***-****

Courtney Sartain

1188 Vines Road

San Angelo Texas 76905

325-***-****



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