Joyce Gardner

Skills

Skills

AED monthly evaluation

accu-check/ quality assurance

computerized charting

Interest

other areas of expertise include:

  • ambulatory care outpatient clinics
  • GI clinic
  • HIV/AIDS adult special care
  • Medicine Clinic
  • PACU
  • Liason Nurse for outpatient scheduling department
  • Cardiac Cath Lab Pre/Post opt

Work History

Work History
Jan 1994 - Present

RN, BSN

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis,TN
  • Emergency room nurse at level 1 tauma center
  • Triage nurse,assess patients
    • identify the patient.
    • bear record of assessment findings.
    • identify the priority of the patient's need for medical treatment and transport from the emergency scene.
    • track the patients' progress through the triage process.
    • identify additional hazards such as contamination.
  • Charge nurse ,responsible for managing, supervising and assisting the nursing staff, providing administrative support and patient care.
Jan 2009 - Present

School Nurse

Well Child
  • School nurses develop emergency care plans for students with life-threatening health conditions such as severe allergies to peanuts or bee stings, severe asthma or diabetic students with insulin reactions.
  • School nurses oversee staff administering medications to students and care for ill or injured students in the school setting.
  • School nurses are responsible for the health assessment of students being evaluated to receive special education services through the Shelby County Unified School district  nurses are responsible for organizing state-mandated vision and hearing screening.
  • School nurses are alert to any possible communicable disease outbreaks in the school setting and work closely with the Memphis Health District 
  • School nurses serve as a liaison between the school, the home, and medical or other community resources.
  • School nurses provide health education to students.
  • Classified school nurses are responsible for close management of diabetic students in the school setting.
  • Shleby County School District certificated nurses have a bachelor's degree in nursing, a current Registered Nurse license . Many nurses have advanced degrees. School nurses are required to have current First Aid and CPR training.
  • Sep 2010 - May 2013

    Experienced Travel Nurse

    US Nursing /Fast Staff Nursing agency
    • Over five strike assignments worked in various states:with the majority worked in California ,Massachusettes, Washington,D.C, and Maine
    Sep 1997 - Feb 2005

    RN/Emergency Room

    Methodist Health Care
  • Triage nurse,assess patients
    • identify the patient.
    • bear record of assessment findings.
    • identify the priority of the patient's need for medical treatment and transport from the emergency scene.
    • track the patients' progress through the triage process.
    • identify additional hazards such as contamination.
  • Charge nurse ,responsible for managing, supervising and assisting the nursing staff, providing administrative support and patient care.
  • Education

    Education
    Sep 1990 - Dec 1993

    RN/BSN

    The University Tennessess Health Science Center at Memphis,TN
    • 4 year nursing program with clinical rotation

      BSN coursework emphasizes critical thinking, health and human functioning, care and therapeutics, person/environment fit and health care resources. Clinical experiences occur in a wide variety of hospital and community settings serving diverse populations; role development, decision making, health status evaluation, and scholarship are emphasized. The BSN program is highly competitive, and demands rigorous academics combined with experiential learning.

    Sep 1988 - May 1990

    AA(associate in art)

    Coahoma Community College

    Certifications

    Certifications
    Sep 2013 - Sep 2015

    Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

    The Regional Medical Center
    Dec 2012 - Dec 2013

    ACLS/PALS

    The Regional Medical Center