Corpus Christi, TX
Seeking a fulltime Registered Nurse job where I have the opportunity to utilize my many skills in assessment, case management, utilization review, or infection control in different populations including Psych/CD.
Assistant Director of Nursing
October 2011 to Present
Assist Director of Nursing with duties and responsibilities, weekly Case Conference, Infection control monitoring, and policy and procedures compliance. In charge of Psychiatric Home Health program. Initiate case management and plan of care. Make home visits and provide complete medical assessment and care per physician orders. The majority of my clients are retired over 60.
RN Case Manager
October 2010 to October 2011
Administer skilled nursing care for clients of all ages in their place of residence, and assume responsibility for coordination of care with the treatment team including MD. Implements/develops Plan of Care. Supervised and provided direction to HHA/LVN to ensure quality and continuity of services provided.
Registered Nurse ll, RN lll
December 2007 to February 2010
Assess patient health problems and need, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to 94 ill injured, and disabled patients. Coordinated psychological care & needs on my caseload with treatment team. Communicated with Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, PT, OT staff, and family of special needs patients
Utilization Management RN, Infection Control/Employee Health RN, Direct Care RN
March 2003 to April 2007
Performed assessments for all age populations, performed nursing procedures, and administered meds per protocol for Psychiatric patients. Contacted insurance companies for UM, responsible for keeping accurate records on patients and employees.
October 1998 to January 2003
I provided 24HR/day care for my terminally ill Mother.
March 1992 to September 1998
Licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, to screen donor suitability for plasma/bio products made from blood components. I performed physical exams, yearly recertification's, evaluated donor lab work, counseled donors when positive test results. Screened people for special vaccine programs such as Rh+ and Factor 8. I conducted inspections with FDA and OSHA, and followed federal guidelines to protect the blood supply. I provided first aid to donors as needed.
RN Supervisor for Adult Chemical Dependency Unit
March 1987 to August 1991
Psych units. I was licensed
CARN, Certified Addiction RN. I admitted patients, followed MD protocols, performed nursing procedures such as labwork. Conducted patient teaching groups. I observed for negative reactions from detoxing & use of psychotropic medications. I supervised Mental Health Techs and directed unit activities. I worked closely with Treatment Team on all aspects of patient care & discussed progress everyday.
RN Charge Nurse
February 1986 to February 1987
I was part of original Start Up Team, and helped open this facility. Duties similar as above position. I worked with all age poulations from child to elderly. RN's performed all venipunctures. This was a Psychiatric Hospital.
RN Case Manager caring for homebound patients following Medicare
March 1984 to January 1986
-Medicaid guidelines. Gave RN care to terminal AIDS patients, renal dialysis with shunt care, rew lab work per Dr.'s orders.
Registered Nurse Pediatric ICU Unit
March 1982 to March 1984
Started as a new GN on general med-surg. Floor, assessed and administered meds for sick pediatric patients. Supervised LVN and nurse aide staff on floor. Worked varied shifts. I advanced to Pediatric ICU caring for infants-17yrs. Critically ill patients. Pre & Post-Op care for open heart surgeries, cancer, severe cardiac, burns, respiratory, diabetes, and trauma patients.
ADNS in Registered Nursing
BS in Psychology & Guidance Counseling
Qualifications: Skills in dealing with sensitive populations in a professional and concerned manner. Self-motivated; able to learn fast, good initiative. Able to prioritize, resourceful, willing to work. I work independently, with a team, and I have many years of experience in the field of nursing.