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Summary

LPN with 20+ years of nursing experience, majority of which has been in Geriatrics.  I am a motivated, self starter.  I believe in punctuality, honesty, and maintaining a high standard of care for my patients.  I use the daily challenges in nursing to improve my skills and prepare myself and my co-workers for future care needs.  Maintaining the highest achievable level of function for my residents/patients is extremely important to me. 

Work History

May 2014May 2015

Table Games Dealer/Duel Rate Supervisor

Blackbird Bend Casino

Dealt Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Poker.  Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, monitoring and maintaining game integrity.  Provided a fun and entertaining environment for guests.  Supervision of dealers and other staff members, ensuring proper procedure and behavior was followed.

Feb 2008May 2014

At home care of ill family member

Self

Cared for my Father while he was battling Liver Disease, followed him through his decline and eventual admission to Hospice care, where I continued to be the primary caregiver until his death in 2011.  I then was involved in the care of my mother. So this is why I was not employed during this time span.

Feb 2005Feb 2010

Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse

Maple Heights Nursing Home

Responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and healthy environment for residents and staff.  Monitor, document and report resident conditions daily and PRN.  Supervision of fellow staff and co-workers to provide a continuity of care for residents. Maintain and initiated lines of communication as needed.

Oct 2009Jan 2010

LPN Staff Nurse

Countryside Senior Living

Provide medications and treatments per MD orders.  Supervise and assist CNA's to maintain a safe environment for residents and staff.  Monitor daily routine to provide continuity of care for residents. Maintain lines of communication with care team, residents, families and Doctors.

Education

Aug 1992Jul 1993

Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma

Western Iowa Technical Community College

Followed State and School identified curriculum for Licensed Practical Nursing. 

Aug 1985May 1989

High School Diploma

Boys Town High School

General High School courses as determined by the State of Nebraska.

Certifications

Aug 2015Present

National Career Readiness Certificate

State of Iowa

Gold Level Certificate #MYXZRCSGZ2B0

20002000

LPN Supervisory Training

Western Iowa Technical Community College

State Mandated course for LPNs in Supervisory positions.

Skills

IV Therapy / Venipuncture

Trained in Venipuncture while working at Pleasant View Care Center in 2002.  Completed IV Therapy for LPNs course provided by Burgess Health Center in approximately 2008.