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Licensed Practical Nurse

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Posted:
March 20, 2019

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Susan McKenzie-Brunson

LPN

Philadelphia, PA 19119

ac8uj8@r.postjobfree.com - 267-***-****

Obtain a position as a Licensed Practical Nurse position where I can offer my clinical experience with an individual, group, family, and/or in a community setting where individuals experiencing difficult and/or transitional period in their lives maximize their potential. I offer my experience in direct clinical services, including but not limited to, diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, collateral intervention, crisis intervention, promotion and utilization of research based curriculum, assists in academic, personal, and career growth, weekly reports relating to clients progress, and coordination of community referrals and resources. As an LPN, helping individuals explore, understand, and overcome personal, social, and/or behavioral problems as well as provide services in substance abuse. I offer my proficiency in insurance verification and pre-certification completion.

WORK EXPERIENCE

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

Charge Nurse

Cliveden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

October 2016 to Present

Complete physical & mental health assessments.

Develops care plans for patients, helping them be as independent as possible

Administer and monitors treatment regimens

Administer prescribed medications, making constant adjustments commensurate with a patient's condition under the supervision of qualified medical staff

Observe and reports behavioral change

Maintain control of drugs and medications

Helped patients improve their coping abilities

Works with patients’ families to help improve the patient’s abilities & help them deal with family member’s illness

Record all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.

Performed other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

Direct care provided by licensed practical nurses and nursing aides.

Float among various clinical services, where qualified and competent.

LPN Hemodialysis Nurse

DaVita Dialysis Philadelphia Pa., December 2016 to March 2017

Met the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients through identification, planning, application, and evaluation of appropriate nursing care

Closely monitored patients' condition; recorded changes on status; executed immediate and appropriate action; and informed physician for further consultation.

Inspect and monitor vascular access.

Prepared and administer medications.

Collected specimens for lab requirements.

Accurate documentation

LPN (Methadone Dispensing Nurse)

Soar Corp Philadelphia Pa., November 2016 to February 2017

* Administration of controlled substances

*Evaluating patients for dosage adjustments

*Checking TB test

* Checking clients charts for compliance

* Urine drop collection

*Administering and checking Tb test

* Making chest x ray referrals

*Assisting Healthcare Practitioners with performing exams

*Administering controlled substances

Caring Senior Services - Jenkintown Pa - 02/26/2015 to Present

Giving medication as prescribed by a physician

Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight

Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas

Giving injections of medication

Immunizations

Taking medical histories

Entering information into computer systems

Managing IVs

Ensuring patients and their families understand release instructions

Supervising CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)

Monitoring fluid and food intake and output

Moving patients

Assessing patients’ reactions to medications

Assessing patients' mental health

Providing emotional support

Assisting with daily needs such as bathing and dressing

Observation of patients' skin for potential bed sores

Scheduling appointments

Keeping medical records current

Billing patients

Working with insurance companies

Writing prescriptions at a physician's request

Crisis Counselor

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

January 1999 to September 2014

• Patient's insurance verification and pre-certification and referrals for admission

• Greet, triage and provide therapeutic support for patients

• Order lab work and x-rays

• Prioritize patient daily care according to acuity and scheduled patient procedures

• Assist patients with A.M. care, obtain vital signs, prepare clients for procedures, obtain specimens

• Maintain and set up patient rooms

• Perform preventive maintenance on emergency equipment

• Assist with patient and family education

• Assist R.N. with sterile and non-sterile dressing changes, apply therapeutic restraints as needed

• Perform EKGs

• Trained in Phlebotomy

• Utilize computer programs to enter and retrieve patient data

• Answer multi-line phone, operate fax and copy machine

Mental Health Technician

Cherry Hill Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Cherry Hill, NJ

1995 to 1999

Cherry Hill NJ

Mental Health Technician

• Help admit and discharge patients, maintain close contact with them, and monitor vital signs

• Observe patient behaviors, record conditions and lead therapeutic and recreational groups and activities.

• Assist with daily living skills, eating, dressing and bathing.

Health Service Associate

State of New Jersey

New Lisbon, NJ

1990 to 1995

Help admit and discharge patients, maintain close contact with them, and monitor vital signs.

Observe patient behaviors, record their conditions and lead them in therapeutic and recreational activities

Mental Health Technician

The ARC of New Jersey

North Brunswick, NJ

1989 to 1990

• Help admit and discharge patients, maintain therapeutic contact, and monitor vital signs

• Observe patient behaviors, record conditions and lead consumers in therapeutic and recreational activities.

• Help with daily living skills, such as eating, dressing and bathing.

EDUCATION

Licensed Practical Nursing Program

PITC Princeton Institute of Technology

Glenside, PA

2014 to Present

Community College Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

2003 to 2008

Criminology/Psychology

University of the West Indies

1987 to 1988

Graduated Class Valedictorian

Siparia Senior Comprehensive School

1985 to 1987

High School Diploma in Class

Fyzabad Anglican Secondary School

1981 to 1985

Penn Medicine Academy

AWARDS

Class Valedictorian

June 1987

June 1985

February 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Practical Nurse

CPR

BLS

IV Certified



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