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Registered Nurse Mental Health

Waynesville, NC
September 15, 2020

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Yvonne-Sheree McDonald

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Waynesville, NC 28786 Email:

Professional Skill Set

• Leadership qualities • Excellent people skills • Provides quality medical care

• Flexibility and versatility • Coordinate physicians and staff according to patient needs

• Outstanding work ethic • Medical and Psych Nursing Skills

Professional Experience

Fresenius Kidney Care, Various locations within SC, US 10/2014-Current

RN, Dialysis Nurse

Clinic Opening and closing

Monitors fluid balance

Determines the amount of fluid needed to pull from the patient pretreatment

Ensures dialysis machines and treatment are properly prepared and meet quality standards

Patient initial assessment and notify doctor of any issues or changes

Medication review and administration to include oral meds

IV and IV push as indicated

Communicates effectively with physician offices, patient transport companies, pharmacies, and Nursing Homes to ensure extended care goals are met

Supervises Water Room Testing

Efficiency using Central lines and Cather Care

Insures patient understanding of treatment or medication changes (patient teaching)

Agape Hospice, Columbia and Sumter, SC US 3/2019-12/2019

RN Case Manager

Collaborate with physicians/nurse practitioners to plan patient care and intervene when health status changes

Frequent visits to patients homes to evaluate and assess their changing needs and provide support and comfort

Reach out to other health care entities to provide equipment for the home, social services, chaplain, etc.

Insure medication is provided to the patient by collaborating with pharmacy provider to ensure medication is ordered, etc.

Patient and family teaching

Facilitates end of life preparation and post-mortem support to the family

Maintains accurate, detailed computer records

Nurses R US – Department of Mental Health – William S. Hall (Children and Adolescents) 2014 – 2018

Agency Nurse

Admissions of Adolescent Acute Psych - Drug and Alcohol Unit as well as Child Psych Unit

Admissions of children ages 4-12 and 12-17 on the acute unit

Provided emotional support to patients and their family members

Set limits and followed care plan established for each child

Discharge of patients both Adolescent Units and Child psych and Drug and Alcohol Units

Same as below just worked through a different Nursing Agency

Also worked at Morris Village – Drug and Alcohol for Adults

When the facility was short, did function as a “Charge Nurse” on the Child and Adolescent Units as

Well as Acute Psych Adolescent Unit.

Treatment Team RN

Med Industrial -, Columbia, SC US 5/2013-2014

Agency Nurse

Admissions of adolescent acute psych and adolescent drug/alcohol

Admissions of children ages 4-12 acute

Discharge of adolescents

Patient teaching and principles

Medication administration

Treatment Team

Open end patient communication

Documentation per hospital policy

Monthly summaries of adolescent drug/alcohol unit only

Lab work as ordered

RN Charge Nurse

Therapeutic Communication Skills

Treatment Plans

Suicided/homicide assessment

Fall risk, pain assessment, trauma assessment, nutritional assessment

SCDC, Bishopville, SC US 7/2008-1/2013

Health Care Authority

Managed Dental Clinic, Infirmary, Emergency Room, Medical Records

Ensured patient access

Provided quality medical care

Coordinated physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Sick Hall according to patient needs

Worked with Psych unit and referred patients when needed. Also ensure patients with chronic medical needs are followed through chronic care

Lead Hepatitis Clinic for care and necessary immunizations per SCDC policy and regulations with appropriate referrals to GI clinic after guidelines were met

Camille Graham Correctional Institution, Columbia, SC US 12/2007-7/2008

Staff Registered Nurse

Worked in SMU, provided medications, completed medical assessments, physicals

Saw patients in Sick Hall, emergencies and provided supportive and emergency care

Provided Diabetic teaching

Counseled women on STDs and ensured treatment compliance

Ran Hepatitis C Clinic

Supplemental Nurse Staffing Agency, Fairfax, Virginia US 3/2007-12/2007

Registered Nurse Specialty in Neurology

Opened Stroke Unit.

Would float to Neuro floor, Cardiac, Chemo, IMC, step down ICU as needed

Columbia Care Center, Columbia, South Carolina US 11/2005-3/2007

RN Charge Nurse

Performed IV Therapy, patient care, PICC Line, Hickman, Subclavian, etc.

Care of Vent and Patients with tracheostomy

Chemo certified and blood platelet administration

Provided Central Line Care, Supervision of LPN & CAN, Charge Nurse, also worked on Psych unit

Nursing Solutions, Columbia, SC US 11/2005-6/2006

Travel Nurse

Worked as contact nurse working in the Emergency Room Psych pod. Admission and stabilization of clinically unstable patients with mental/emotional deterioration

SC Department of Corrections, Columbia, SC US 8/2000-10/2005

Registered Nurse

Completed Sick Call, Dressing changes, Medication administration, Psych Nurse, Hepatitis Instructor and Clinic Nurse

Organized and taught several health care classes, including diabetes and STDs

Assisted with all emergencies.

Assisted with MD Clinic, and at times worked in infirmary

Psych Nurse – Administered Prolixin Dec, Haldol Dec, Risperdal Consta, etc.

DHEC, Sumter, SC US 9/1998-8/2000

Immunization Team Leader

Performed as Team Leader over Four Counties

Raised immunization rate from 78% to 97%

Participated in clinical and school immunization programs. Initiated “Knock and Pop Program.”

Worked as a liaison between Shaw AFB and DHEC to ensure compliance with immunization

Participated in community outreach programs

Carolina Hospital Systems, Florence, SC US 2/1996-3/1997

RN Computer Nurse

Setup Schedule One Module, Magic Computer programming, Customer Service Skills, Employee Training

Worked as a nurse conducting cardiac stress tests in nuclear medicine

Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter, SC US 11/1987-2/1996

Assistant Director of Admissions

Began as Admissions Nurse working in various positions leading to Assistant Director of Admissions, job duties included defense auditing, scheduling of employees, supervisory duties, employee education, and budget projections

Physicians Weight loss Center, Sumter, SC US 2/1987-11/1987

RN Weight Loss Consultant

Performed patient monitoring/weight loss management, patient education, patient physicals, sold supportive products, medication administration, phlebotomy/EKG

EDUCATION Regents College

Albany, New York US

Associate Degree

Major: Nursing

3.6 out of 4.0

Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications:

Licensed Registered Nurse


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