Shannon Southard LVN
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Licensed Practical Nurse
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
. 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
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
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
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
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