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Objective

 I am currently working on Total Joint Unit at MUSC. I enjoy working with others and being a part of a team approach when taking care of patients. My future goal is to continue my education by pursuing my BSN and MSN. Although Orthopedics is a specialty that I enjoy working in, I am open to broadening my nursing skills, knowledge base, and  exploring other specialties. I believe that with my current experiences working with patients, physicians, and advance practice providers I will be an asset to any team.

Work History

March 2016Present

RN

MUSC  Total Joint Unit

I am a floor nurse with the responsibilities of administering medications, assessments of acutely ill patients, continuously critically thinking about my patients' plan of care, delegation of appropriate duties to patient care technicians, and working independently as well as in a team with PCT's, RN's, NP's, PA's, PT/OT's , Residents, and Attending Physicians. I have used this position to greatly improve my delegation and time management skills. The floor I work on also gets a variety of patients such as any Medical-Surgical, Neurosugery, and Trauma patients and has just added so much more to my experience

Nov 2013Jan 2016

LPN

MUSC Specialty Care

Over the last two years I have been progressively improving my communication and critical thinking skills while providing excellent customer service to my patients. Some of the tasks that I complete on a daily basis include; removing staples and sutures, answering patient questions and messages through our electronic system, triaging patients, educating patients, charting in the EPIC system, delegating tasks to other services, and working in a team environment with NP’s, PA’s and several physicians.

Aug 2011Dec 2013

Caregiver

Home Care Plus 

I worked as a caregiver with elderly residents in their homes and in independent living facilities. I assisted residents with bathing, dressing, transfers, preparing food, and other daily needs.

Sep 2010Jun 2011

Nanny

I was a nannie to a 2 year old girl. My duties included: changing diapers, feeding, bathing, picking her up from school, and playing.

Feb 2010Nov 2010

Assistant Inn Keeper

Governor's House Inn

I worked in customer service here. I was responsible for taking care of guests' needs, cleaning, cooking, and computer work.

Education

Aug 2008May 2010

Nondegree

College of Charleston

Nursing Prerequisites

Skills

Therapeutic Communication

Offering self, Use of open-ended questions, active listening, focusing, exploring, and giving information are verbal techniques that I use on a daily basis when working with patients. Whether it be in previous clinicals or at work.

Critical thinking

This is a skill that I continue to work at and feel it takes continuous work to be profiecient in. I am constantly trying to gather as much information I can when trying to address a problem, I am always objective, and I always use reflective thinking so as to improve on how to handle situations.

IV insertion/Blood draw

I have had a lot of experience with this working on the inpatient unit I am currently on, as well as with school and a class I have had at MUSC. I feel that continuously practicing will help me to become proficient in this skill which is one of my goals. 

Certifications

Jan 2016Present

RN

South Carolina Depart of LLR
Oct 2013Jan 2016

LPN

South Carolina Depart of LLR
Mar 2011Mar 2011

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Darkness to Light
Apr 2014Apr 2016

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED)

American Heart Association

Extracurricular Activities

I volunteer teaching cheerleading at the Charleston Baptist Church December-March one day a week and Saturdays. 

References

References available upon request.