Fort Worth, Texas *****
Teresa is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in clinical settings, including Medical General Nursery, Gynecological Services, Mental Health, Ortho/Trauma, and Rehabilitation Services for Hospital Settings.
Experience in interpreting and identifying patient needs in order to assist in transitioning to the next level of care and monitor patients’ health and comfort and ensure that any emotional or physical problems are dealt with in an immediate and compassionate manner.
Experience in nursing assessment, treatments medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care in the patient and unit records per written health system standards of care to meet legal and quality patient care requirement.
Proficient in Microsoft office and ensured compliance with established nursing standards of practice and state laws and regulations.
Masters of Science in Nursing - (Graduated) - Western Governors University - 2020
Bachelor of Science in Nursing- (Graduated) - Grand Canyon University - 2018
Associate of Applied Science - (Graduated) - Weatherford College - 2005
Neonatal and maternity specialist
Medication administration expert
Pediatric and Geriatric treatment knowledge
Psych and mental health care
Broad medical terminology knowledge
Committed to compliance reporting
Computerized charting specialist
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Flow sheet charting
Acute and rehabilitative care
IV drug therapy management
Gastro enteral nutrition education
License and Certifications:
Registered Nurse in State of Texas, License number #719388 (Active)
BLS certification / NRP certification.
Medical City Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX April 2018 - May 2020
RN - Inpatient Rehab
Comprehensive care of the rehab patient, medication administration and management, wound care, promoting increased quality of life by assisting with mobility, pain control and safety.
Communicate with healthcare team concerning changes in patients condition, both decline and improvement
Provide patients with physical and emotional support according to their specific needs and individualized care plans.
Monitor patients’ health and comfort and ensure that any emotional or physical problems are dealt with in an immediate and compassionate manner.
Provide information and training to family members on how to provide necessary support.
Medical City Arlington - Arlington TX August 2016 - April 2018
As Registered Nurse Inpatient Rehab provided comprehensive care of the rehab patient, med management, wound care, promoting safety awareness during rehab, monitoring of safe medical status so as to facilitate success with rehab
As Registered Nurse in Ortho/Trauma unite provided care of the orthopedic and trauma patient. Administration of medications, PO and IV, wound care, dressing changes, patient ambulation.
Coordination with physicians and case management to facilitate ease of access for patient services from admit to discharge.
Select Medical - Fort Worth, TX Aug 2014 to Aug 2016
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Took and recorded patient’s temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Mental Health and Mental Retardation of Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX June 2013 to June 2014
Registered Nurse IDD Services
Part time employment. Charted and recorded information in client files.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings.
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans. Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes. Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional
coping skills and functional living skills.
Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school. Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of
Evaluated patients for psychiatric services and psychotropic medications. Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess the medications effectiveness and side effects.
Texas Health Harris Methodist - Fort Worth, TX June 2005 to July 2014
Involved in the care, assessment, and maintenance of the postpartum patient and the newborn.
Perform physical assessments, take vital signs, and perform ordered tests, procedures, reporting to physicians when needed.
Administer ordered medications, PO and IV, assess surgical dressings. patient's advocate, providing help and education throughout the hospital stay
In addition to caring for the postpartum patient, also care for the gynecological patient when needed.