KAREN L. HARKINS
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Nurse with experience in acute, long-term, and critical care settings as well as in private homes. Experience in overall management of the nursing department to support the objectives and standards of the Department of Nursing. Experience dealing with a broad range of medical conditions, including ventilator-dependant, dialysis, cardiac rehabilitation, post-operative, COPD, heart-failure, Alzheimer, and drug dependent patients. Exceptional supervisory skills, overseeing quality assurance, infection control, and facility nursing staff. Outstanding interpersonal skills, including strong patient rapport, fervent patient advocate, excellent ability to relate to patients families, and capacity to interact with nurses, physicians, and other providers.
Registered Nurse License No: 9293796
AHA CPR Certified
Brevard Community College – Cocoa, Florida
Associate Degree Nursing
HEALTHCARE WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2011- present Cape Canaveral Hospital – Cocoa Beach, Florida
Registered Nurse – Float Pool
Provide care to intensive care, medical-surgical, telemetry, and oncology patients, administer medications, patient assessments, wound care, documentation, communicate with families & medical team, review lab results, admissions and discharges, along with overseeing CNA's.
October 2010 – April 2011 Royal Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - Titusville,FL
Assistant Director of Nursing
Oversee facility nursing practices and staff, Quality Assurance, Infection Control, staffing, patient care, communicate with staff, patients, families and physicians, administer medications and treatments, wound care, admissions and discharges, communicate with State and Federal officials and file required documentation and reports with same.
July 2008 – December 2010 Titusville Rehabilitation & Nursing Center – Titusville,FL
Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse
Patient care, administer medications, patient assessments, wound care, documentation, communicate with physicians, review lab results, order medications and diagnostic tests, admissions and discharges, along with overseeing CNA's.
May 2007 – May 2009 Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, Florida
Provide patient care, obtain vital signs, blood glucose testing, computer documentation, assist doctors and nurses as needed, assure safety of at risk patients, prep patients for procedures, assist staff with procedures performed in ICU, patient transport within facility, order/stock supplies, sanitize equipment and setup ICU rooms.
September 2006 – January CSI Nurse World – Cocoa, Florida
Home Health Aide
Assist clients with activities of daily living, errands, meal preparation, assist with home making tasks and any other client needs that arose.