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Health Saint Luke's Hospital

Health Saint Luke's Hospital
Unity Point Sioux City, IA.- RN on busy inpatient post surgical and oncology floor at Saint Lukes Hospital. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Helped physicians examine and treat patients by assisting with instruments, injections and suture removal. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Educated patients about their treatments. Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care. Monitored patients with acute conditions. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Managed caseload of 3-5 high acuity patients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Accreado Pharmaceutical and Nursing Services-2009 Maintained drug inventory levels by ordering necessary medications and supplies and verifying deliveries against purchase orders. Mixed ordered pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions to be infused. Started new IV weekly for infusion, and completed all nursing assessments pre-infusion, during infusion, and post-infusion. Collaborated closely with clients physician to monitor and assess the quality and effectiveness of the weekly infusions.

Director of Nursing

RCF Big House
Lemars, IA.- Director of Nursing at Pride Group's bed) in LeMars caring for adult clients with acute and chronic Mental Illness. Supervised nursing, direct care staff, led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. Served as liaison between management, clinical staff and the community. Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for in-patient care. Resolved and clarified issues with client medications and collaborated with pharmacy. Completed all phlebotomy and other physician ordered labs on all clients. Worked directly with psychiatric provider for all admissions, transfers, and discharges. Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans. Directly responsible for keeping all parts of a clients out of facility care team and family or responsibly party informed and updated on their condition. Provided DHS(Department of Health Services) with corrective action plans. Completed all court order electronic filings for all inpatient clients. Was directly responsible for acquiring court order changes from the judge in an acute transfer situation and discharge. Provided on-call care at all times of day and night, and filled nursing and direct care shifts when ever there was need.


Avera Sacred Heart Hospital ICU RCF Big House
Preceptor I was able to complete 120 hours(hr shifts, both overnight and day) in the ICU at ASHH in Yankton, SD. during my Sr. year of college. This experience helped me develop strong critical thinking skills as well as introduced me to a wide range of patient cares in a critical care atmosphere. During this preceptor I was able to synthesize assessment data and knowledge used in nursing intervention and management of clients with multi-system life-threatening conditions. Skills Skill Name Parent/Patient/Family Education: Confident Community/Home Health Nursing: Confident(volunteer on Wagner, SD. Reservation) during the 2009 TB outbreak. Clinical Nursing: Confident Patient Assessment: Confident Patient Advocacy: Confident Medical Surgical Nursing: Confident Critical-Care Nursing: Confident but I am always learning and always room for improvement. Psychiatric Nursing: Confident Case Management: Confident working directly with CM to ensure good patient outcomes. Health Care Administration/Management: Confident. Clinical experience Medication administration expert Practiced inpatient and outpatient caregiver ELNEC training(End-Of-Life-Care) Geriatric treatment knowledge Psych and mental health care proficiency Crisis intervention and resolution Wound cleaning/care ability IV drug therapy management Acute and rehabilitative care Management and staff development experience Natural leader Staff training and development Advanced medical terminology knowledge Health care billing proficiency Committed to compliance reporting Effective policy and program development Computerized charting specialist(EMR) Case management Exceptional communication skills. Employment


Mount Marty College RCF Big House
Work study) I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to be a lab assistant within the Mount Marty nursing lab to the Sophomore, and Junior nursing students. During this experience I was able to learn through teaching underclassman. This opportunity helped me grow as a nursing student, and aided me in retaining essential assessment skills learned during sophomore year to create a very well rounded nurse. I was able to help underclassman write care plans, research papers, assessment skills and study skills. I also helped organize the lab, set up labs for instructors, and keep inventory of all needed supplies within the lab.