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Antoinette Byrd

Charge RN/Supervisor

McKinney, TX

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I desire to promote the overall mental health and well-being in communities, by increasing the self-efficacy, independence, and mental healthcare to individuals of all ages and families, through the use of my skills as an active listener, effective communicator, critical thinker, and organizer as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Work Experience

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Presents Emergency Psychiatric Medicine at Green Oaks
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Dallas, TX
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April 2009 to Present

Develop trusting and therapeutic relationship with my clients by completing thorough psychiatric evalutions. 
* Provide client centered care and treatments based on evidenc based guideline by diagnosing according to the latest edition of the DSM and listening to the clients concerns and symptoms. 
* Guide clients into self actualization and healing by using CBT, interpersonal therapy, supportive therapy, and brief therapy. 
* Provide mental health care in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services. 
* Effectively manage client symptoms by initiating, adjusting, and continuously monitoring medication administration. 
* Improve client's self-awareness and knowledge regarding mental health illnesses and medications by educating on the proper use, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions of medications and the course and prognosis of mental illnesses.

Charge RN/Supervisor

Medical Center of McKinney
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McKinney, TX
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March 2009 to April 2012

Enhance the patient safety and overall well-being by effectively managing adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatry units. 
* Improving the safety of our communities by appropriately assessing the need for an individual to be admitted to the psychiatry unit as the supervisor. 
* the education of our staff by providing on the spot training and evaluation of staff as supervisor. 
* Aided the recovery of patient mental health by administering ordered medications, education on coping skills and disease process, and monitoring patient safety. 
* Maintained staff safety and working conditions as supervisor for all three psychiatric inpatient units with a bed capacity of 61.

Nursing Supervisor/Nurse Manager

University Behavioral Health
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Denton, TX
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May 2008 to March 2009

Promote the best patient care delivery by counseling and education staff members (RN's, LVN's, MHT's) on appropriate methods of interacting and assessing clients with mental, personality, and psychosocial disorders. 
* Ensure staff receive advocacy and materials necessary in order to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. 
* Provide leadership to staff by arranging staff assignments, assisting in direct patient care, and resolving conflicts among staff. 
* Establish an outstanding services and compassionate care by hiring, training, and evaluating staff to ensure that staff obtain and maintain excellent skills and knowledge of working with patients who have mental health issues. 
* Ensuring the practice of holistic care of patients by participating in a multidisciplinary treatment teams. 
* Engage in improving patient satisfaction and safety by participating in quality improvement activities and following up on patients' grievances.

Professor of Nursing

Collin County Community College at Central Park Campus
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McKinney, TX
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August 2006 to August 2008

Engage student understanding and application of the fundamentals of nursing by facilitating critical thinking through lecture, group work, and individual counseling session. 
* Enhance student's comprehensive and applicable nursing competencies through modeling appropriate fundamental nursing skills in skills lab and simulation labs 
* Incorporate students theory knowledge and nursing skills into practice through encouraging and evaluating students' clinical preparation and execution of fundamental nursing processes.

School Nurse

Dallas Independent School District
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Dallas, TX
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August 2004 to August 2006

Maintain health and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by providing first aid care, health information, resources, and referrals. 
* Organize and manage the state health screening program of vision, hearing, scoliosis, health appraisals, and acanthosis nicrigans. 
* Participate in the SST committee, Safety committee, and SBDM. 
* Facilitate and teach health education activity. 
* Maintain and manage 1200 student health records including medication administration, immunizations, health conditions, health management plan.

Continous Quality Improvement Coordinator

Public Health of Seattle King County
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Seattle, WA
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October 2003 to March 2004

in jail health services in King County Correctional Health 
Seattle, WA 
Continous Quality Improvement Coordinator 
* Designed quality improvement studies on health services processes. 
* Used the quality improvement process to determine the effectiveness of current practices within jail health services. Designed tools, flow chart the process, developed measurements, conducted the PDCA process. 
* Reviewed the rewrite of the policy and procedures for accuracy with current practices. 
* Developed and lead the continuous quality improvement team. 
* Chaired and facilitated the quality improvement committee.. 
* Conducted quality assurance studies to evaluate the compliance of services rendered with the policy and procedure.

Clinic RN for Adolescent Medicine, Gynecology, Dermatology, and Neurology

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
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Seattle, WA
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January 2003 to August 2003

Seattle, WA 
Clinic RN for Adolescent Medicine, Gynecology, Dermatology, and Neurology 
* Perform nursing assessment: initial and return visit intake. 
* Provide health education and follow-up after the physician visit. 
* Administer medications, injectionables, and immunizations 
* Triage phone calls, refill medications. 
* Develop and obtain up to date health education materials. 
* Assist in research studies by gathering data on subjects in an access database. 
* Manage clinic flow, schedule patients. 
* Participate on the committee for the development of online charting system.

Health Services Instructor

American Red Cross of King County
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Seattle, WA
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March 2002 to May 2003

Ceritfied CPR/First Aid and Babysitting Trainer 
* Instructed First Aid and CPR for adults and infants/children 
* Instructed Babysitting training to children aged 10-14.

Take Charge Coordinator

Public Health of King County
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March 2002 to December 2002

Interviewed and consented subjects to participate for the MAA Take Charge Research Study. 
* Provided updated information and teaching of new protocols to staff for the Take Charge Program. 
* Maintained the monthly expenses and budget preparations for the next fiscal year of the Take Charge Research study. 
* Coordinated the Research Study protocols for Public Health at White Center and Renton 
* Coordinated, managed, and organized the intensive follow-up services for the Take Charge Research Study. 
* Provided leadership, direction, and supervision for the Health Program Assistant. 
* Collaborated with community agencies and school districts for outreach activities to promote Take Charge program. 
* Promoted high quality care, service, safety, and satisfaction among the staff and clients/patients as the continuous Quality Improvement Facilitator and Safety Committee Chair (3/01-12/02).

Public Health Nurse

Public Health of King County
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Seattle, WA
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November 1996 to December 2002

Public Health Nurse

Public Health of King County
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November 1996 to March 2002

Provided case management and maternity support services. 
* Facilitate communication between DCFS/CPS and PHN as the liaison. 
* Taught on charting updates as the local chart expert. 
* Provided health services and consultation as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the Young Families Independence Program. 
* Empowered adolescents and built their trust with the health care systems in the Teen Clinic.

School Nurse

Briarcrest Elementary School
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Seattle, WA
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September 1995 to November 1996

Planned, organized, facilitated, and managed health assemblies, medical records, and the health screenings of 605 students. 
* Provided health services, support, and consultation to the faculty/staff, students, and parents. 
* Taught first aid and CPR, sexuality, nutrition, and physiology of the human body.

Staff Nurse in the inpatient psychiatry unit

Children's Hospital and Medical Center
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Seattle, WA
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April 1994 to December 1995

Promoted behavioral changes, self-awareness, and self-control of the patients by providing one on one care and facilitating therapy groups. 
* Empowered parents by teaching behavioral modification techniques, communication skills, self-awareness, and discipline methods.

Education

master certificate

Rush University School of Nursing -
Chicago, IL

January 2009 to August 2011

Masters in Community practice

University of Washington School of Public Health -
Seattle, WA

June 2003 to March 2004

Masters in Nursing

Seattle Pacific University -
Seattle, WA

September 1999 to June 2001

Adolescent Center

September 2000 to December 2000

Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Current Active Registered Nurse

University of WA -
Seattle, WA

September 1989 to June 1994