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Registered Nurse Nursing

Chicago, IL
April 20, 2021

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Azzie Payne, RN, MSN

**** *. ***** ****** *******, IL 60619 312-***-****

Summary Of Qualifications

Compassionate, dedicated, and caring nursing professional with 10+ years of health care experience in ER, Urgent Care, Med-Surg, Tele, Psych, and Rehab care. Comprehensive knowledge of direct patient care, nursing procedures, health care policies, and management. Patient advocate, consistently practicing composure and making decisions in a timely fashion while ensuring all medical regimens are carried out for each patient with care. Possess excellent leadership skills, professional ethics, and the proven ability in working as a team player. Reputation as a self-directed professional with strong confidence in providing outstanding health care to a wide range of patients. Interface well with patients and their families in a personable, caring, and professional manner.

Professional Experience

Angels Staffing Inc. San Antonio, TX

Disaster Relief Nurse July 2020 – Present

Baylor's St. Luke’s Hospital (ER / Med-Surg / Tele) July 2020 – November 2020

Assisted in the care of multiple traumas, cardiac arrests, stroke codes, sexual assaults, and conscious sedation. Established successful working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.

Assessed patient’s injuries/conditions upon reception. Placed patients in a prioritized order for efficient emergency care. Took patient vitals, such as: weight, temperature, blood pressure, and level of pain.

Escorted patients to examination rooms, and prepared them for physician exams. Educated patients about their treatments. Assisted physicians during examination and treatment of patients. Provided discharged instructions to patients and family members. Maintained confidential patient information.

Snap Nurse – Disaster Relief Nurse December 2020 – January 2021

Led in providing Covid-19 vaccinations for the State of California. Scheduled and attended rollout meetings.

Maintained staff/patient immunization schedules for vaccinations, and performed post vaccination testing.

Helped patients manage their vaccination appointments. Reviewed patient data and documented history.

Favorite Healthcare – Shapiroh Developmental Center Kankakee, IL

Disaster Relief Nurse May 2020 – July 2020

Cared for patients during a Covid-19 pandemic. Facilitated patient flow during emergency situations, while directing admissions and transfers. Maximized the use of the proper process to assess and diagnose patients.

Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs recovery progress, and medications for each patient.

Provided leadership for Covid-19 testing. Delivered testing information to other healthcare providers.

On Med-surg/Tele units delivered individualized nursing care to patients in accordance with established hospital guidelines, nursing care standards, and unit policies. Monitored vital signs and pain management.

Performed thorough assessments. Monitored change in behavior of patients and notified team of issues.

South Suburban Hospital / Advocate Aurora Health Chicago, IL

Registered Nurse – Med-Surg / Telemetry / Urgent Care March 2017 – June 2020

Worked on Med-surgical and telemetry floor of South Suburban Hospital. Interpreted, performed, and analyzed electrocardiograms. Documented procedures and treatments in EMR and assisted MD, NP, or PA.

Experienced in assessing and triaging patients appropriately on their acuity and collecting laboratory results. Administered prescribed medications, IM injections, and IV therapy according to nursing standards.

Delivered individualized nursing care to patients in accordance with hospital guidelines, nursing care standards, and unit policies. Administered all medications and products using the proper technique.

Cook County Stroger / Cermak Hospital Chicago, IL

Registered Nurse July 2019 – September 2019

Provided inmate healthcare based on needs assessment and nursing care plan pertaining to mental health and physical status. Demonstrated ability in efficiently administering urgent care to inmates.

Assigned to oversee health care duties of LPN, CNA, EMT, or other associate healthcare workers.

Conducted drug and alcohol withdrawal assessments while maintaining accurate medical records and updating inmate’s medical history. Experienced in establishing and evaluating health plans for inmates.

Symphony of Crestwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Crestwood, IL

Registered Nurse / Unit Manager September 2016 – March 2017

Held supervisory duties for unit, including overseeing RN/LPN, nurse aides, and medical support staff.

Established standards of nursing care for the unit, applied evidence-based standards and healthcare research, and reviewed patient records to analyze the effectiveness of the care provided by the unit.

Created and oversaw annual budgets for the unit, including: personnel, supplies, and other expenses.

Ensured the department was well-stocked with medical supplies, including medications and equipment.

St. Bernard Hospital – Med-Surg / Telemetry / Psych Chicago, IL

Registered Nurse Emergency Room October 2015 – September 2016

Maintained standard care in emergency room per policy while working with doctors and patients closely.

Arranged patient admissions. Led in administering medication, IV therapy, blood products, and infusions.

RML Hospital / LTAC Hospital Crestwood, IL

Registered Nurse – Med-Surg Unit April 2015 – October 2015

Gained experience in advances mechanical ventilation, long-term care, and trach care. Regularly supervised and provided expert health care to patients to ensure appropriate medical health.

Maximized the use of the proper nursing process to assess and diagnose individual patient status or needs.

California Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Chicago, IL

Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse August 2009 – November 2015

Utilized the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Performed focused interviews to identify patients’ needs. Deeply experienced in administering urgent care to patients.

Assessed signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition.

Collected, analyzed, and interpreted data and information from health care members and documents actual and /or potential nursing diagnosis. Prioritized actions based upon patient care requirements.

Documented the plans of care for patients, using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursing interventions. Provided a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic patient environment.


Colorado Technical Institute Colorado Springs, CO

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) January 2018 – December 2019

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) August 2016 – June 2017

Herzing University March 2021- Present

Certifications / Licensure

Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Life Support (ACLS), and Basic Life Support (BLS)

Computer Skills

EMR Systems (EPIC, Meditech, and Cerner) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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