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Michele Collins

Private Duty Nurse

Lake Worth, FL

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I am seeking employment in a position that I have strong skills in that I can positively contribute to.

Work Experience

Private Duty Nurse

Private Duty Nursing
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West Palm Beach, FL
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2007 to 2009

All aspects of Patient Care within a home setting

Assisted Living Director

Brookdale Senior Living Center
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West Palm Beach, FL
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2003 to 2006

Responsible for staff recruitment and employee retention 
➢ Initial assessments of resident at home, hospital or rehab for appropriateness for assisted living services 
➢ Referral, Follow up provision and supervision of nursing care, coordination of treatment by all other health providers, and documentation of all activities and findings 
➢ Family conference calls, meetings provided to family members on resident progress/needs 
➢ Ensuring that all personnel are knowledgeable concerning resident rights and that needs were met. 
➢ Organized ongoing in-service training in house and with other agencies 
➢ Maintained budgets, admission/discharge logs, labor logs and conducted chart/audit reviews 
➢ Completed performance reviews on all Assisted Living personnel.

Regional Director

pharmacy consultants
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Boynton Beach, FL
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May 2002 to December 2002

Conducted all chart audits and medication audits with pharmacy consultants to check for accuracy and compliance 
➢ Implemented a medication packaging system within the facilities to reduce medication errors and cost 
➢ Reviewed policy and Procedural Manuals and made certain policies and procedures were being followed by all Facility staff. 
➢ Ensured that all employee files were correct and all necessary documentation was current. 
➢ Ensured that all staff had up to date in-service trainings

Private Duty Nurse

Private Duty Nursing
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West Palm Beach, FL
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2000 to 2002

All aspects of Patient Care within a home setting

FALA Attendance
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2000 to 2002

Consultant

American Finnish Home
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Boynton Beach, FL
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1997 to 1999

Implemented acuity levels per Administrator's request

Interim Health Care, Nurses PRN

American Finnish Home
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West Palm Beach, FL
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1997 to 1999

Home Healthcare Nurse 
➢ In home Chemotherapy, Wound Care, Diabetic Administration and teaching

Charge Nurse-Skilled Nursing

Marriott Brighton Gardens
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Boynton Beach, FL
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1996 to 1998

Nurse -Assisted Living 
➢ Assessed residents for potential appropriateness of acceptance to Facility; established a periodic review of resident appropriateness for level of care received (Assisted Living VS Skilled Nursing) 
➢ Implementation of medical treatment orders for each patient 
➢ Coordination of Services provided by Third Party Providers 
➢ Maintained responsibility for Patient records- assured that progress reports were given to Physicians when resident's condition changed or deviations occurred from treatment plan due to resident's condition 
 
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS - Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Florida 
 
Certification in Core Training Program 
Updates in EEC training/Alzheimer's Level I & II/Limited Mental Health

Education

Practical Nursing Program

Ocean County Technical School

1989

Medical Coding and Billing

American Intercontinental University

Additional Information

Dedicated worker with excellent skills, flexible and adaptable to change, able to work independently and perform with work ethics, experienced in a Nursing/Assisted Living setting.