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Licensed Practical Nurse

Location:
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Posted:
January 09, 2017

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OBJECTIVE: To continue my career with an organization where I will utilize my experience to benefit growth and success.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS:

In-depth knowledge of obtaining vital signs, patient health history and laboratory specimens.

Responsible for maintaining medical records, electronic charting, dosage tracking charts, and laboratory findings.

Hands-on experience in assisting registered nurses, doctors and related health professionals with examinations, treatments, specific test and regular procedures.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools. Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experienced in multitasking while maintaining attention to detail.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Licensed Practical Nurse, Chesapeake Community Health Center, Chesapeake, VA 10/2016-Present

Excellent customer service while interacting with patient, whether in person or on the telephone.

Prepares, administers injections, vaccines and oral medications. Carries out technical procedures (EKG, nebulizer, and audiogram) per physician orders and documents in the EMR.

Triages patients and directs them to next level of care. Attains and documents vital signs and other required information in the EMR. Notifies the physician of any abnormalities.

Assist physician with specialized medical procedures.

Prepares certain specimens for diagnostic laboratory services.

Maintains proper storage and handling of equipment, supplies and drugs. Clean, prepare and stock patient exam rooms and medicine closets.

Licensed Practical Nurse, Correct Care Solutions, Portsmouth, VA 8/2016-10/2016

Maintain accurate records of all controlled substances, narcotics and sharps.

Administers routine and as needed medications, obtain vital signs and check blood glucose as ordered by healthcare provider.

Conduct sick call and emergency services for patients and provide treatment per written protocol. Assist health care provider with medical procedures.

Transcribe verbal, telephone or other forms of communication medication orders generated by the physician.

Obtain patient health history, laboratory specimens and administer TB skin test.

Review patient chart, record and reports observed symptoms, reactions and changes in patient chart.

Licensed Practical Nurse, Active Health Management, Suffolk, VA 6/2015-02/2016

Coordinated with the Care Manager in order to provide care management for specific patient populations.

Conducted telephonic care coordination with chronically ill patients and their families to assess, identify and close clinical and non-clinical gaps in patient care.

Managed a patients care pathway including helping them set goals and track progress.

Performed medication management including identifying potential medication issues, answering patient questions on side effects and medication conflicts, and coordinating refills.

Provided linkages to health and wellness resources.

Created meaningful, comprehensive and clear documentation via all communication channels, including EMR’s.

Managed active case load of 50-125 patients at any given time.

Licensed Practical Nurse, Grifols PlasmaCare, Portsmouth, VA 2/2009-05/2015

Determined donor suitability of all donors by obtaining medical histories and performed physical examinations.

Instruct 26 staff members and 4 LPN’s on the prevention of transmitted infectious disease.

Participated in weekly medical, management and center meetings.

Reviewed all normal and abnormal test results and entered results into donor’s EMR.

Managed donor injuries and adverse events.

Maintained monthly medical inventory.

Perform a variety of diagnostic procedures; set up rooms with proper equipment for exams, blood draws and assist doctor.

Case Manager, Portsmouth Community Health Center, Portsmouth, VA 3/2008-10/2008

Scheduled appointments, updated physician schedules assisted physician with direct patient care, provided clients with answers regarding medical treatment and products, and maintained open phone lines for 7 physicians

Traveled to other agencies in Hampton Roads to connect patients with a primary care physician

Arranged patient referrals, appointments and when needed transportation to specialty care clinics

Interviewed clients that are in need of emergency assistance with rent and determined eligibility based on poverty guidelines mandated by the State

Collaborated with other Social Service Agencies in order to help clients obtain necessary day-to-day living services

Infection Control Nurse, Prison Health Services, Portsmouth, VA 1/2003-3/2008

Ensured rigorous infection control standards met federal regulatory standards

Conducted on-going prison surveillance using Center of Disease Control infection criteria, documentation, and investigation of nosocomial infections

Participated in investigations of patient infection outbreaks using a microbiology laboratory and consulted with the public health department, and the CDC

Charge Nurse, Chesapeake Healthcare Center, Chesapeake, VA 1/2000-12/2002

Supervised 1 LPN and 4 CNA’s

Coordinated with Human Resources on initial orientation, and training new LPN’s

Administered specified medications orally, subcutaneous or intramuscular injection; recorded dosage and time in patient record; maintained logs

Provided treatments to wounds

Assisted MD with patient consultations

Observed patients and reported adverse reactions to medication or treatments

Collected samples such as urine, blood and sputum

Maintain patient stability by taking and recording vital signs

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

Practical Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Career Institute, Virginia Beach, VA

American Heart Association CPR

American Heart Association First Aid

American Heart Association AED



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