Summary

Registered Nurse and Nationally Registered EMT with two years experience in short term rehabilitation and long term geriatric nursing with heavy emphasis on orthopedic rehabilitation. Strengths include leadership, compassion, and attention to detail. Continuously analyzes products and procedures to generate new ideas to improve efficiency, quality, and safety in nursing practices. Goals are to continue learning, facilitate and maintain a positive work environment and contribute to quality nursing practices. Offers additional transferable skills in strategic planning, communication methodologies and data analysis gleaned from experience working in PBL and PTK leadership roles.

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - May 2015

Registered Nurse

Hillcrest Home - Harrison, Arkansas

Registered Nurse at Hillcrest Home (2 years 1 month) with heavy orthopedic patient load. Responsibilities included medication administration, IV therapy, ostomy care, PEG tubes, PICC lines, wound care, medicare charting, patient assessment, pain management, patient rehabilitation including CPM machine usage, team leadership, and patient advocacy. She also gained experience with Point Click Care technology and participated in Culture Change at Hillcrest Home. 

May 2008 - Jun 2013

Certified Nursing Assistant

Hillcrest Home - Harrison, Arkansas

Kathryn was Certified Nursing Assistant at Hillcrest Home (5 years 2 months) Responsibilities included direct patient care. 

Oct 2007 - May 2008

Cashier

Chick-fil-A - Seneca, South Carolina

Cashier at Chic-fil-A (8 months) Responsibilities included customer service, front counter cashier, cleaning, and food preparation.

Certifications/Licenses

Certifications
Oct 2015 - May 2017

Registered Nurse

New Jersey State Board of Nursing

License #26NR18371800

Jun 2013 - Apr 2017

Registered Nurse

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

License #R093502

Mar 2015 - Mar 2017

NREMT

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Registry #E3182108

Mar 2015 - Mar 2017

AR NREMT

Arkansas Department of Health, Section of Emergency Medical Services

ID #28755

2009 - 2017

Healthcare Provider (BLS)

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Skills

Skills

Leadership

Kathryn was elected and served as 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Chapter President for the Beta Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Responsibilities included guiding chapter in the 5 star chapter development plan, presiding at chapter and officer meetings, speaking at formal society events, updating advisor on chapter activities regularly, delegating tasks to members and officers, and monitoring and participating in the Honors in Action research project and the College Project. She led the chapter to reach it's highest level of achievement to date.

Communication

Kathryn has exceptional communication skills and is adept at conveying ideas and situations to patients, staff management, and co-workers. She recognizes that effective communication has the ability to halt problems before they begin and has made it a personal goal to communicate well with each person with which she comes into contact.

Team Player

Kathryn presented with a teammate at the National Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda and won first place in the Emerging Business Issues category. They discussed the subject of whether or not the presence of mobile applications builds a stronger consumer base and increases revenue for businesses. She worked with a team member to write, edit, and present topic. Kathryn works hard for the good of her team whether it be scholastic or career related. 

Organization and Multitasking

Kathryn has the ability to organize both large events and small day to day tasks. Kathryn was Project Manager for the 2013 Pioneer Wilderness Challenge 5K run/walk. The event was North Arkansas College's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda's largest annual fundraiser. Kathryn oversaw delegation of duties to chapter members, recruitment of sponsors, race-day events, and advertising. The project was a success and Kathryn's vision of increasing community awareness and creating a website for the event were implemented for future races. 

Computer Skills

Kathryn has excellent computer skills and has experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. She adapts well to new programs and has experience with Point Click Care technology. She is also skilled with computer hardware and has built her own desktop computer. 

Compassion

Kathryn volunteered full time at Hillcrest Home as a Homemaker and Certified Nurses Assistant from May 2008 January 2010. She provided direct patient care in a home-like environment. She received a Volunteer Service Award "In grateful recognition for outstanding performance, dedicated service, and contribution to Hillcrest Home in Harrison, Arkansas."

Dependability 

Kathryn began a bi-monthly blood drive in association with Red Cross with the vision of it becoming a permanent event at her workplace. Her vision was realized and the blood drive has become a regular community event. Kathryn recruited and encouraged donors and coordinated appointments and location for every event. Kathryn also has an excellent track record of being on time and early for work and engagements. 

Education

Education
2016 - 2017

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

College of Saint Elizabeth
2014 - 2014

RN to BSN

University of Arkansas

Incomplete; moved out of state.

2013 - 2014

Associate of General Studies

North Arkansas College

Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government, 5 star Competitive Edge, Green Team

2012 - 2013

Associate of Arts

North Arkansas College

Deans List 2011-2012, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government

2010 - 2013

Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing

North Arkansas College

Deans List 2011-2012, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government

References

Hillcrest Home Direct Supervisor - Julie Anderson, RN, ADON (870) 741-5001

Hillcrest Home - Charlotte Jurgena, RN, DON - (870) 741-5001

North Arkansas College - Tommy Flud - Business Administration, Phi Beta Lambda Advisor - (870) 391-3231

North Arkansas College - Sherri Townsend -  Phi Theta Kappa Advisor - (870) 391-3258

Hillcrest Home Co-worker - Dustin Marshall - (870) 741-5001