Laura Bunten 

Registered Nurse

Summary

Caring Registered Nurse with excellent communication technical skills. Well over 8 years experience in geriatric care and 6 years in pediatrics. Fully credentialed RN with experience providing compassionate care in a hospital, home and long term care environment.

Work History

Work History
May 2015 - Dec 2015

Admissions Nurse/Case Manager

Recover Health

Organized, updated and maintained over 65 patient charts. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Completed Medicare/medicaid required Admission oasis data. Interviewed and assessed patients to obtain medical information. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Managed caseload of 35 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Took on call. Obtained Oasis certification in october 2015.

May 2007 - Apr 2015

Charge Nurse

Regency rehabilitation and skilled nursing

As charge nurse I actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Implemented new floor assignments daily based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Acted as patient advocate and implemented varied levels of patient care by managing the nursing staff of LPNs,med aids, and CNA,s ensuring proper care of  15-30 patients(Skilled and long term). Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Provided paitents  education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.

Dec 2009 - May 2014

Registered nurse

Jenny Edmunsun Memorial hospital

I worked on the medical surgical/pediatric unit and was cross-trained to work in outpatient surgery pre-op and post-op. In all areas I had to utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Accurately documenting all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. I also evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. I headed a staffing process for new nursing staff training 7 staff nurses to provide top-quality patient care. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Provided training to student nurses nurse preceptors and new graduates, guiding and evaluating their performance.

Education

Education
2005 - 2007

ADN

Iowa Western

3.0 GPA 

Skills

Skills

Nursing related skills/experience

  • Trained in in- and out-patient care
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Medical clinical procedures comprehension
  • Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care certified
  • Knowledgeable  wound care nurse 
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations in  all age pts
  • Medication administration expert
  • IV drug therapy management/ IV catheter insertion 
  • Catherter care and change proficient
  • Colostomy care proficient 
  • Specimen collection/processing 
  • Infection control standards expertise

Certifications 

 Pediatric Life Support (PALS)

Certification  CPR certified through American Heart Association

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification