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San Bernardino, California, United States
Posted:
September 10, 2018

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THOMAS R. GAINES II

**** * ******** **, **** Covina Ca 91791

909-***-****

ac6z3q@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

****-**** ****** ****** ****** Corps,1985-1995 Department of Water and Power City of Los Angeles Law Enforcement,1996-2007 International Union of Operating Engineers,2011-Current Licensed Vocational Nurse LICENSES/CERTIFICATION

Licensed Vocational Nurse Certificate of Completion –State License Number: VN267681

Certified Nurse Assistant – State License Number: 00833222 ACLS/BLS CPR

OSHA/HIPAA Compliant

Ventilator /Tracheostomy

IV certified /Blood Withdraw

Home Health Essential certification, CEH Provider Approval Code v-10783

Wound Care/Prevention

EXPERIENCE

Spring Valley Post acute

14973 Hesperia rd

Victorville CA 92395

LVN CHARGE NURSE

As charge nurse I exercised tact, compassion, cheerfulness, patience, flexibility with regard to scheduling (i.e., shifts, weekend duty); composure in times of emergency; worked well with team members in a multidisciplinary environment; treated information as confidential; genuine interest in people with developmental disabilities and commitment to helping each person served reach his/her highest potential. Completed nursing assessments for individuals in routine and emergency situations in order to initiate necessary interventions. Documented the resident’s health status and response to the plan of care. Completed, accurate and timely Monthly Weight and Growth Record, Vital/Neurological Signs. Completed quarterly nursing reviews Communicated significant changes in the resident's health status to appropriate staff, including the Physician, service coordinators and direct contact staff. Evaluated and monitored individuals’ health status which included Knowing signs and symptoms of illness and initiated appropriate interventions. Provided appropriate follow-up care. Administered inhalation and other respiratory therapy treatments as necessary. Assess and evaluate respiratory status. Responded to signs and symptoms of respiratory distress. Knowledge of respiratory equipment, oxygen and oximeter. 02/15/17

Current

Maxim Staffing solutions

500 N Central ave, Suite 250

Glendale Ca 91203 Registry

Keck Medical Center of USC

1500 San Pablo st.

Los Angeles, Ca 90033

LVN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

As a part of a world-class health care facility and an important member of the Trojan family. I Ensured compliance with infection control policies Escorted patients to exam rooms, obtained and appropriately recorded patient vital

signs/medication list, monitored patient flow, assisted physicians with minor clinical procedures, performed EKGs, prepared patient charts with pertinent medical information, administered medication as directed by physician. Scheduled diagnostic tests ordered by the physician as needed. Performed various administrative duties, included answering phone patient calls, returning phone calls, E mails, received and sorting in-coming faxes, obtaining prior authorizations. Ensures patient’s right to privacy, safety, and that confidentiality was maintained. Maintained a safe environment in accordance with standards, policies, and safety. Assisted with procedures specific to ENT i.e. biopsies, foreign body removal, epistaxsis management,, naso endoscopy also assist with treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, nutrition, and medication. An important part of my duties included providing support for patients undergoing medical and surgical procedures that can concern head and neck cancers or facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Aegis Friendly Home Caregivers, LLC

510 E Foothill Blvd #206,San Dimas

Ca 91773 Registry

El Encanto Healthcare center

555 El Encanto Rd, City of Industry,

CA 91745

Lvn Charge Nurse

As charge nurse I exercised tact, compassion, cheerfulness, patience, flexibility with regard to scheduling (i.e., shifts, weekend duty); composure in times of emergency; worked well with team members in a multidisciplinary environment; treated information as confidential; genuine interest in people with developmental disabilities and commitment to helping each person served reach his/her highest potential. Completed nursing assessments for individuals in routine and emergency situations in order to initiate necessary interventions. Documented the resident’s health status and response to the plan of care. Completed, accurate and timely Monthly Weight and Growth Record, Vital/Neurological Signs. Completed quarterly nursing reviews Communicated significant changes in the resident's health status to appropriate staff, including the Physician, service coordinators and direct contact staff. Evaluated and monitored individuals’ health status which included Knowing signs and symptoms of illness and initiated 12/04/16

01/09/17

11/05/16

01/09/17

appropriate interventions. Provided appropriate follow-up care. Administered inhalation and other respiratory therapy treatments as necessary. Assess and evaluate respiratory status. Responded to signs and symptoms of respiratory distress. Knowledge of respiratory equipment, oxygen and oximeter. Performed competent blood glucose testing, and evaluation monitoring of those individuals diagnosed as having diabetes. Provided frequent assessment, monitoring and treatment related to maintaining the skin integrity of individuals who use a wheelchair for ambulation and have an increased potential for skin breakdown. Identify stages of skin breakdown, initiated appropriate intervention. Completed necessary documentation in a timely manner. Maintained harmonious interpersonal relationships with other facility staff, the individuals served, and their families to promote an effective and efficient service . Beacon Healthcare Center

919 North Sunset ave

West Covina Ca

LVN Charge Nurse

Noc Shift Supervisor

Applied & removed dressings Executed treatments such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations & installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations & enemas & utilizing equipment as required. Followed standard infection control procedures Monitored patient vital signs. Administered inhalation therapy Performed venipuncture & finger sticks to obtain blood samples. Gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically. Monitored oxygen & gas tanks Prepared & administered medications as directed by physician administered pulse oximetry, humidification therapy, spirometer, oxygen therapy via mask or nasal cannula, oral suctioning & sputum induction. Exhibited excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers; with courtesy, compassion, & respect. Integrated complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to assess and implement treatment assuring patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients. State of California

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Cal Vet Homes

LVN SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Transcribe/note physician’s orders. Administer medications and treatments as per physician’s orders and according to established procedures. Evaluate medication administration schedule to assure proper absorption, monitor for side effects of 07/13/16

11/05/16

02/29/16

07/07/16

prescribed medications, vital signs and resident behavior. Monitor for signs and symptoms of dehydration. Assume responsibility for completing consents, laboratory reports, and charts. Complete assigned weekly summaries as scheduled. Observe safety and infection control precautions and regulations at all times and stimulate a positive attitude toward these standards, Relieve Charge Nurse.

Maxim Staffing solutions

500 N Central ave, Suite 250

Glendale Ca 91203 Registry

KECK Medical Center of USC

1500 San Pablo St

Los Angeles Ca 90033

08/07/15

09/25/15

LVN Internal Medicine

Obtained specimens of patient’s blood for diagnostic testing by means of venipuncture or skin puncture in accordance with standardized protocols and procedures,Took & recorded patient vital signs, height, weight, etc. conducted ECG's for pre surgical patients .Explained purpose & process of examinations tests & medical procedures to patients. Exhibited excellent customer relations to patients,visitors, physicians, & co-workers; with courtesy, compassion, & respect.

Dignity Health Community Hospital

of San Bernardino

1805 Medical Center dr

San Bernardino, Ca

06/20/15

08/20/15

LVN Neuro Care Unit

Applied & removed dressings Executed treatments such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations & installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations & enemas & utilizing equipment as required. Followed standard infection control procedures Monitored patient vital signs. Administered inhalation therapy Performed venipuncture & finger sticks to obtain blood samples. Gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically. Monitored oxygen & gas tanks Prepared & administered medications as directed by physician administered pulse oximetry, humidification therapy, spirometer, oxygen therapy via mask or nasal cannula, oral trach suctioning & sputum induction. Exhibited excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers; with courtesy, compassion, & respect. Integrated complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to assess and implement treatment assuring patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients.

Eisenhower Medical Center 02/17/15

39000 Bob Hope Drive 05/25/15

Rancho Mirage, Ca

Orthopedic LVN

Explained purpose & process of examinations, tests & medical procedures to patients, gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically Performed related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration & blood pressure readings; applied & removed dressings; instructed patients in various self-administered treatments or procedures; obtained specimens; assured correct culture collection Applied basic orthopedic devices, as ordered by physician. Removed sutures followed established protocols. Glendora Grand, Inc.

805 W. Arrow Highway

Glendora, Ca

10/05/14

01/09/15

LVN Charge Nurse

Executed treatments such as urinary catheterization, suction procedures & throat irrigations. Participated in development of nursing care plans Completed laboratory, radiology requisitions & specialized test forms Took & recorded patient vital signs Performed venipuncture & finger sticks to obtain blood samples Gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically. Used clinical reasoning to systematically assess and evaluate patient problems associated with dementia and psychosocial needs.

Rio Hondo Sub Acute and Nursing Center 05/10/14

273 E. Beverly Blvd, 07/15/14

Montebello, CA

LVN Charge Nurse

Executed treatments such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations & installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations & enemas & utilizing equipment as required Performed related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration & blood pressure readings; applied & removed dressings; obtained specimens; assured correct culture collection Gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically.

ELDRADO CARE CENTER 02/20/14

510E. Washington Avenue 04/30/14

El Cajon, CA

LVN Sub- Acute

Communicated directly with registered nurse to institute changes in plan of care; assisted with & contributed to the development of nursing care. Performed related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration & blood pressure readings; applied & removed dressings; obtained specimens; assured correct culture collection, gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically. Monitored dressings, incisions, drains, and tubes for color and amount of drainage monitored intake and output to detect imbalances.

Goldstar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 11/15/13 1340 15th street 01/06/14

Santa Monica, CA

LVN Charge Nurse

Performed related patient care functions such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration & blood pressure readings; applied & removed dressings; gave specified medication orally, hypodermically, intramuscularly & topically Exhibited excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, & co- workers; with courtesy, compassion, & respect.

International Union of Operating Engineers 08/02/96 Pasadena, CA 02/02/07

Journeyman Operating Engineer

Civil Engineering

EDUCATION

Summit Career College Vocational Nursing

Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship; Certified Southern California Operating Engineer Journeyman Heavy equipment Operator Civil Engineering

Santiago Canyon College; Operating Engineering

Rio Hondo College, Police Academy PC, 832 Communications and Law Enforcement

United States Marine Corps School of Engineering

Mt. San Antonio College, Administration of Justice



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