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Work History

May 29th 2018Present

RN

Kindred At Home

I Plan and implement patient health teaching and health counseling regarding the disease process, patient self-care techniques and prevention and involve the patient’s caregivers in achieving goals while promoting patient/family independence. I perform patient admission assessments, recertifications, additional visits, and discharge visits. I report all visits and change in patient status to the RN Case Manager assigned to the patient. I manage and coordinate all aspects of service delivery as defined by physician orders

December 2017May 2018

RN

Huntsville Hospital

I work in the cardiac short stay unit of Huntsville Hospital. I Take care of patients that are coming back from the cath lab that have had heart caths, stents placed, pacemakers inserted, and other various cardiac procedures. I monitor them by telemetry and remove arterial and venous catheters that were placed on the patients during their procedure. 

July 2016November 2017

Travel Nurse Kern Medical Bakersfield CA Inpatient psych unit

ATC Healthcare

I worked 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

RN

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

RN

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.

Education

Aug 1998May 2001

ASN

University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne IN

Aug 1990Jan 1992

general studies

Ball State University

Muncie Indiana

References

Manager Cardiac Short Stay

Paulette Berryman

256-724-1660

Kalina Auch

Charge Nurse Kern Medical Behavioral unit 661-839-6689

Demetrius Steele

Nurse  shift leader Baptist South ED  334-437-1141

Kathy Garvin RN

Nurse Manager at LAC USC ED

310-560-1811

Certifications

Aug 2017Aug 2019

BLS

12/31/18

Alabama Nursing License

1-146688

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