Perform nursing admission assessment and provide direct care to geriatric patients with diagnosis of major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
Developed and implemented plan of care specific to individual patient’s needs.
Participated in care planning rounds, reviewed, and updated treatment plan as needed as well as document.
Coordinated and preformed pre and post care for patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy.
Administered safe eternal tube feeding as well as safely administered PO, IM, SQ, and IV medications and monitored the effectiveness.
Coordinated and implemented patient’s discharge plan.
Delegated duties to the nursing staff related to patient’s care.
Conducted rounds and assessment of care provided by nursing staff.
Served as a clinical preceptor for incoming registered nurses.
Implemented quality assurance programs to evaluate effectiveness and promoted improvement to service.
Updated hospital nursing orientation manual.
Served as a standing member on the hospital education committee.
Community/Clinical Nurse 1992-1997
Rutledge State Prison Columbus, GA
Worked closely with medical/mental health directors, psychiatrists and counselors to provide quality care and treatment regime for inmates.
Assisted supervisor with daily operation for both medical and mental health units.
Served on rotating basis as medical/mental health on call nurse.
Served as a clinical preceptor for nursing students.
Ensured that infection control programs adhered to according to policies and procedures.
Conducted medical/mental health screening for patients with chronic and non-acute health problems.
Conducted sick call, acting as front line medical care provider, preformed emergency care and referred as warranted.
Coordinated outside clinic appointments and provided consultative services related to inmate’s care.
Provided medical input into inmate’s classification for work details.
Assesses and monitored patients in seclusion with or without restraints according to standard policy and procedures.
Provided educational programs about diagnosis, treatment regimen and medications.
Responsible for medication management which included assuring medication available by maintaining medication supplies.
Administered safely PO, IM, SQ, and IV medications and monitored the effectiveness.
Performed simple lab and diagnostic procedures to include vital signs, eye exams, hemocults, assist with minor surgical procedures and completed health assessments.
Charge/Cardiac Nurse 1991-1993
St. Francis Hospital Columbus, GA
Responsible for delivering specialized care to cardiac patients as well as patients with multi-system disease process.
Counseled patients and families regarding diagnosis and necessary special procedures.
Performed detailed diagnostic tests and measurements to obtain pertinent information to develop a care plan according to patient’s health care needs.
Initiated medial treatment, emergency care and crisis intervention.
Performed medication management, which included safely administering PO, IM, SQ, and IV medications and monitor the effectiveness.
Safely administered blood transfusion according to procedure manual.
Implemented care for pre and post surgical procedures.
Assisted physician with detailed diagnostic tests and medical procedures.
Directly supervised professional and paraprofessional staff.
Delegated duties and responsibilities to nursing staff involving direct patient care.
Conducted rounds and assess the care provided by nursing staff.
Served as a preceptor for incoming nurses.
Acted as a resource nurse for both patients and staff.
Columbus College, Columbus, GA 1987-1991
Bachelor Science in Nursing
Meadows Business College, Columbus, GA 1984-1985
Certified Nursing Technician
Basic Mental Health Seminar-Georgia Department of Corrections, 1994
Infection Control Seminar-Georgia Department of Corrections, 1996
Diabetes/Hypertensive Seminar at Emory University, 1999
Order Management (Computer Class completed in six weeks)-Wesley Woods of Emory University, 1999
Physical Assessment Certificate-Georgia Department of Corrections, 1999
Basic Cardiac Life Support/CPR/AED
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