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Work History

July 2016present

Travel Nurse Kern Medical Bakersfield CA Inpatient psych unit

ATC Healthcare

I work in the inpatient psych unit. I perform the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care for patients. I care for patients experiencing  suicidal or homicidal ideations, and for patients having psychotic symptoms requiring an extended hospital stay. Some patients are voluntary while others are on legal holds. I participate in patient rounds and conferences with the attending Physician and or family members. I use therapeutic techniques to attempt deescalate patients in behavioral crisis, coordinate with staff and supervisors when physical intervention is needed.

Jul 2015March 2016

Travel Nurse Baptist South Montgomery Alabama Emergency Room/Psych ER

Sunbelt Staffing

I worked in the Psych department of the Emergency Room and cared for patients experiencing acute mental distress who were sometimes Suicidal or Homicidal. Some patients had hallucinations and paranoia. I assessed and talked to the patients about their problems and discussed the best way to deliver their care. I delivered medications that were needed for anxiety or behaviors and monitored the response of the patient. I have training to speak with patients in a non threatening manner and apply de-escaltion techniques when speaking to them. If the psych area is empty, I then floated and helped out in the main ER. I administered medications, started IV's, and worked as a float nurse.

Jun 2004Jun 2015

Travel Nurse Los Angeles County Emergency Room/Psych ER

ATC healthcare

I Cared for a wide variety of patients with multiple and complex medical problems. Assisting patient flow by being in charge of the Adult waiting area and monitoring patients that await MD eval. Continuous assessment and changing of acuity status of patients and delivering them to the appropriate area. The adult waiting area has psych walk in for patients that await evaluation by the psych MD.  Assist behavioral response team with aggressive and psychotic patients. I was often floated to the Psych ED to help with staffing.  I Worked in the Ortho area and monitored conscious sedations and assisted with casting and medical procedures. Expert in IV insertion and lab draws. Pt care for those awaiting MD eval that need labs or IV therapy.

Oct 2008Mar 2010


Cottage Hospital  Santa Barbara CA

Worked on the Cardiac Care unit as an RN. Direct patient care and cardiac monitoring of various types of patients. Monitered cardiac drips on fresh heart and stent patients. Maintained chest tubes, changed dressings on complex wounds. IV therapy and IV antibiotic therapy.

Jan 2003Jul 2004

Travel Nurse

Methodist HospitaI  Indianapolis, IN 

Travel nurse through Intelistaff Travel. Worked on the pulmonary care unit. Cared for Ventilated patients with mulitple morbidities. IV therapy and medication passing. Cared for paraplegic patients and morbidly obese patients with multiple medical complications.

May 2001Jan 2003


Select Specialty Hospital Fort Wayne, IN 

Select Specialty Hospital was a unit that focused on patients of high acuity that needed more time to recover before discharge. The type of patients I took care of were brain or spinal injury patients. We also had ventilated patients, and stroke and neuromuscaular, and patients with complex wounds and infections.

May 1993May 1997

Medical Technician

United States Air Force Dyess AFB, TX

I worked in the ED and Med Surg floor as a Medical Technician Enlisted Airforce member. I passed medications, drew blood, assessed and documented on patients and was also a certified EMT during my time in the Air Force. I was Honorably dishcharged in May of 1997 and joined the Air Force reserves from 1998 to 2001.


Aug 1998May 2001


University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne IN

Aug 1990Jan 1992

general studies

Ball State University

Muncie Indiana


Laura Salazar

Manager Kern Medical Behavioral unit 661-496-5846

Demetrius Steele

Nurse  shift leader Baptist South ED  334-437-1141

Kathy Garvin RN

Nurse Manager at LAC USC ED



May 2014May 2018

LA Fire Card

LA Fire
Aug 2017Aug 2019



California Nursing License



Alabama Nursing License