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Nurse Practitioner

Arlington, TX
April 29, 2014

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Shannon Southard LVN

**** ***** **** **., *********, Texas 76012, United States

Cellular 817-***-****,

Licensed Practical Nurse


. More than 19 years of experience in nursing. (Licensed in Texas and


. Background in Nursing, Sales and Service and Marketing.

. Skilled in caring for large case loads of patients, making assessments,

administering medications, updating charts, training new personnel,

supervising staff and completing reports.

. Computer literate: Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP Pro. Microsoft Office,

Excel, Outlook, Word, WordPerfect. Multi-line telephone systems. 10


. Collaboration Skills, Communication Proficiency, Customer/Client

Proficiency, Ethical Conduct

Sava/ Interlochen Health and Rehab. . Arlington, Texas . 2013 to Present


Floor nurse administers all medications and treatments to assigned

patients. Care for individuals with g-tube, j-tubes and tracheostomies.

Administer breathing treatments and wound care as ordered. Monitor

Resident Care Specialists to assure that care is being given, residents

are being repositioned and assisted appropriately

Brookdale Senior Living . North Richland Hills, Texas January 2013 to

June 2013

Health and Wellness Coordinator

Observe residents' health status, address concerns to appropriate

parties. Monitor staff in administration of medication. Conduct

associate performance evaluations. Monitor resident care, assist with

resident care and medication administration as needed. Manage and

monitor building facilities as needed.

Inovalon . Bowie, Maryland September 2011 to January 2013

Site Review Consultant

Traveled to medical providers offices to conduct on-site reviews and data

abstraction from medical records related to specific study criteria;

HEDIS, CARA to HCC. Used knowledge of ICD-9 codes extensively. Upon

arrival at a site abstracted/collected data from medical records and

scanned or entered as directed. Uploaded the information daily.

Performed HEDIS and CARA reviews, all to HCC. Worked independently,

traveled throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth area.

Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. . Fort Worth, Texas October 2009

to May 2011

Staff Nurse

Utilized assessment skills to identify changes in patient's status and

communicated observations to Nurse Practitioner, Physicians and

Management. Conducted patient teaching for all medical procedures,

transcribed and carried out doctors' orders, documented nursing records,

and directed direct care staff. Coordinated patient education, serving

as a liaison between patients, families, physicians, and other health

care professionals. Problem solving, and complaint resolution, enhancing

patient emotional and physical comfort. Participated in treatment

planning and staffing and evaluation of charting of patient progress.

Guardian Home Health . Fort Worth, Texas

September 2006 to February 2007

Home Health Nurse

Cared for patients in the safety of their homes. Performed both sterile

and non-sterile wound care, IV care, catheter care, lab draws via

venipuncture, PT/INR, diabetic care and patient teaching over every

subject covering the human body. Documented to satisfy the requirements

of numerous agencies including private insurance, Secure Horizons and


ResCare of Oklahoma, Inc. . Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 2002 to May 2005

ECB Nurse/ Lead Nurse

Provided medical care to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Trained non-nursing staff to better assist the disabled individuals with

their activities of daily living. Assisted the Director of Nursing with

CPR training, training of medication aides and g-tube training.

12 & 12 Inc. . Tulsa, Oklahoma March 1998 to April 2002

Staff Nurse

Primary responsibility was detoxification of individuals from alcohol and

various drugs. The drugs included, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine,

cannabis, etc. Also assisted treatment and dual treatment (those with

mental health diagnosis) with healthcare issues.

Bixby Manor Nursing Center . Bixby, Oklahoma March 1996 to March 1998

Charge Nurse

Worked with the Director of Nursing to coordinate care for all residents.

Monitored care to ensure compliance with policy and procedure. Assessed

residents for change in condition to prevent decline; recorded signs of

change in condition; notified appropriate staff per protocol; evaluated

weight loss, decline in ambulation, development in skin breakdown.

Worked skilled nursing unit, ventilators, tracheostomies, IV's, extensive

wound care, catheterization, catheter care, maintained accountability for

numerous controlled substances.


. Staff Sergeant, United States Army Reserve November 1984 to March


91C- Practical Nurse

76J- Medical Supply


Tulsa Technology Center . Tulsa, Oklahoma August 1993 to September 1994

Certificate, Practical Nursing

Grafton High School . Grafton, North Dakota May 1985


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