accomplished nursing professional with more than 10 years experience in home health care, outpatient, and hospital settings. holds an associate s degree in nursing. possess a wide variety of skills in patient care environments including medical/surgical, endoscopy, neurosurgical, and post-anesthesia. desire a nursing position in an ambulatory environment.
west marion community hospital, ocala, xxxxxx 04/2008-present
administer medications, iv, and po as ordered by physicians and oversee complete care of adult orthopedic and medical/surgical patients.
identify both long- and short-term goals based on individual patient care needs.
process admissions and discharges and educate patients and their families as per diagnoses and disease process.
manage patient database by producing computer documentation on medtech.
partner with other health team members to ensure proper coordination of daily patient care.
uphold patient safety, comfort, and privacy throughout hospital stay.
loving care home care services, xxxxxx, xxxxxx 08/2005-present
lead a medical tech class on a part-time basis to instruct home health aides.
suncoast endoscopy, xxxxxx, xxxxxx 10/2003-04/2007
registered nurse, prn
manage perioperative, inoperative, and postoperative care of patients receiving egd s and colonoscopies for an outpatient endoscopy center.
administer peripheral iv for all patients, perform chart reviews, ensure proper labeling of all tissue samples, and complete and review insurance forms for each sample taken.
schedule follow-up appointments for further testing as needed.
educate patients and their families of diagnoses, proper diet, and post procedure side effects.
shands at the university of xxxxxxorida, gainesville, xxxxxx 08/2006-11/2006
completed a travel nurse assignment in the neurosurgical department by overseeing care of patients receiving brain, neck, and back surgeries.
cared for trachs and feeding tubes and administered medications, iv, po, and g-tube as ordered by physicians.
process admissions and discharges and educate patients and their families of diagnosis and disease process.
identify both long- and short-term health goals based on patient needs.
bay care home care, crystal river, xxxxxx 03/2006-05/2006
completed an 8-week contract for a senior home with an assignment including the daily care of up to 7 home bound patients.
instructed patients and their families on wound care, disease processes, medications, and diet.
traveled to patient residences to assess the safety of their homes and ensure their daily needs were met.
produce and submit documentation per medicate and private insurance guidelines.
oversee iv therapy and set up medication schedules.
cancer and blood disease center, ocala, xxxxxx 03/2005
completed a 1-month assignment by inserting iv on patients receiving chemotherapy.
citrus memorial hospital, xxxxxx, xxxxxx 04/1999-10/2003
staff nurse, endoscopy and post-anesthesia
oversaw care of preoperative and postoperative medical/surgical patients receiving orthopedic and thoracic surgeries.
processed admission and discharges and teach patients and their families on diagnoses and disease processes.
administered patient medications, po, and iv s for daily assignments.
performed chart reviews and identified both long- and short-term goals based on individual patient needs.
ensured patient safety, comfort, and privacy.
worked in all areas of perioperative, inoperative, and postoperative for the endoscopy unit.
provided care for recovery of a wide variety of surgical patients including weaning from a ventilator with some patients in the post-anesthesia unit.
managed pain control and a smooth transition to the proper xxxxxxoor for patients.
central xxxxxxorida community college
associates of science in nursing, 1998
certificate in forensic nursing
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