Compassionate RN possessing gentle touch and caring attitude centered on treating all with dignity and respect. Expertise in Dialysis and extensive experience in wound care. Collaborative team player with strong clinical and interpersonal skills.Proficient nursing professional adept at supervising patient care in multiple different facilities. Well-versed in applicable laws, care standards and privacy requirements. Familiar with helping elderly & chronically ill patients..
Policy and program development
Culturally competent care
Strong medical ethic
Strong clinical judgment
Infection control standards
Accounts payable, Program development
Clinical experience, Quality
Conflict resolution, Quality Assurance
Experience in dialysis, Therapy
Hemodialysis, Treatment plans
ICD-9, Wound care
RN / Staff/ Charge, 10/2007 to Current
Davita Inc. – Opelika, AL
Trained new staff nurses in company clinical procedures to ensure consistent quality of care Patient Advocacy
Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients Patient Education
Educated patients in regards to office policies, medical procedure steps, recovery measures and medication instructions
Both chronic & acute settings
Managed PCTs & other ancillary personnel prn
Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans Pt
Monitored acute conditions.Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses
Evaluated staffing requirements and floor assignments and implemented new requirements based on evaluation
Provided patient education
Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program Anemia management
Infection control monitoring.Lab draws & medication administration.Initiation & termination of hemodialysis tx
Registered Nurse, 07/2015 to 08/2017
Oxford HealthCare – Opelika, AL
Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
Kept optimal supply levels in pt. home to meet typical patient needs. Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery. RN / Staff / Charge, 10/2008 to 06/2009
Care Corps. Arbor Springs – Opelika, AL
supervisor. RN / Staff / Charge, 06/2007 to 10/2007 Foundation – Birmingham, AL
RN / Staff / Charge, 04/2007 to 09/2007
Northeastern Regional Medical Center – Anniston, AL Float pool nurse.
Primarily worked on med/surg unit.
Supervision of LPNs & PCTs.
Staff assignments for appropriate pt care vs staff on hand. Review of pt labs Md communication.
Care & education.
Assessment & med administration.
Clinical Nurse Manager, 12/2006 to 04/2007
Dialysis Clinic, Inc, DCI – Union Springs, AL
NM over rural 10 chair clinic.
Staff & pt scheduling.
Worked as charge nurse on the floor on a daily basis. Pt.
Care plan completion.
RN / Staff / Charge, 02/2004 to 12/2006
Fresenius Medical Care – Opelika, AL
Worked in both the hemo & PD settings.
Hemo duties basically the same as previously mentioned for HD. PD- program manager for 22 pt.program.
Assessment of pts for appropriateness of placement on PD. Complete PD education for new pts.
RN Floor / Staff, 05/2003 to 02/2005
East Alabama Medical Center – Opelika, AL
Worked on cardiac step down unit.
Caring for 3-6 pts per shift.
Responsible for pt assessment, medication administration, sterile dressing changes,urinary catheterizations, pt education, iv therapies.
Owner/Operator, 07/1994 to 05/2003
Inside Out – Opelika, AL
Full service janitorial business.
Started out with only myself providing weekly maid service to 3 families. Grew the business to 5 employees plus self & husband. Providing weekly maid services for about 35 families. Also had commercial contracts on about 10 MD offices, 2 restaurants, 2 Rental Property Agencies & 3 manufacturing plants.
Provided services ranging from daily restroom cleaning to Quarterly floor /carpet cleaning & waxing.Responsible for all aspects of the business, from accounts payable to daily operations. Associate: Applied Science - RN
Southern Union State Community College - Opelika, AL Collaboration.
Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care. Implementation.
Assisted in implementation of new tracking system that resulted in improved patient care. Registered Nurse with 16 years experience in dialysis. Skilled in providing PD, Chronic & Acute Dialysis. Detail- oriented with extensive experience performing duties and patient care in a busy clinical setting. Approx 2 years of Home Health with mostly wound care Management Experience ranging from Facility Administrator, House Supervisor, Charge Nurse E