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Tonja Lyn Waugh, RN

OBJECTIVE: My objective is to find a challenging position within the health car


e arena where my talents in perceptive assessment and coordination of care will
be utilized. I am striving to use my knowledge and return to a supervisory pos
ition or Case Management and with my my attitude as a team player, I would be a
good fit in any organization.
QUALIFICATIONS

My experience includes working in a fast paced Step-Down unit utilizing intuiti


ve patient assessment skills and coordination of care with physicians and other
health care providers, caring for patients ranging from medical/surgical, post-o
p, and telemetry with multi-system involvement Also experienced in the care o
f the post CABG patient, ESRD including dialysis patients, and in the Team Nurs
ing concept, frequently serving as Team Leader/Charge Nurse. Prior experience i
ncludes working in home health care for 4 years in a supervisory capacity, prepa
ring staff evaluations, education, and counseling.

EDUCATION
Diploma RN. St Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. Memphis, TN. Graduated Ju
ne 1997
Bachelor of Science in Education and Psychology. Stephen F. Austin State Univer
sity.
Nacogdoches, TX. Graduated January 1978.
EMPLOYMENT
07/2008-11/2009 Methodist Health Care, San Antonio, Tx
Staff RN, Intermediate Care. Caring for a load of 3 to 4 patients with multi-sy
stem illnesses. Coordinating
care with physicians, other health care providers, and above all, being a strong
patient advocate.
06/2007-06/2008 Christus Santa Rosa, City Centre, San Antonio, Tx
Staff RN, Relief Charge Nurse. Telemetry/Medical/ Surgical unit. Caring for a
load of up to 6 patients, also functioning as Charge Nurse when necessary, coor
dinating care with Physicians and other health care providers.
04/2007-06/2007 Medical Express Travel Nursing, Denver, CO
Travel assignment at Methodist Main Medical Center 05/2007-07/2007
Staff RN, IMIS
12/2006-03/2007 Liberty Dialysis, Boise Kidney and Hypertension, Meridian ID
Clinical coordinator in training for a dialysis clinic, learning the basics of d
ialysis, running the dialysis machines (Fresenius) and accessing and assessing t
he various access types; AVF, AVG, and Permcaths.
03/2005 to 12/2006 St Lukes Meridian Medical Center, Meridian, ID
Staff RN, Relief Charge Nurse. Working on a Telemetry/Medical/Surgical unit. C
aring for a load of up to 6 patients, also functioning as Charge Nurse when nece
ssary, coordinating care with Physicians and other healthcare providers.

02/2003 to 02/2005 Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, TX


Staff RN, Team Leader, Charge Nurse. Working in a 40-bed Medical/Surgical/Telem
etry unit. Caring for a load of up to 10 patients also functioning as Team Lead
er/Charge Nurse when necessary, coordinating care with Physicians and other heal
thcare providers.

10/2002 to 01/2003 Life Care Health Services, Nacogdoches, TX


Branch Manager for Nacogdoches office. Duties and responsibilities same as prev
ious employer.
02/2002 to 10/2002 At Home Healthcare, Lufkin, TX
Office Administrator, organizing and directing the Agencies ongoing function. A
ssuring documentation of services was done in an accurate and timely manner and
that it maintained agency policy and procedure guidelines. Possess a working kn
owledge of Medicare/Medicaid policies and procedures, OASIS/PALMETO guidelines,
Medicare Conditions of Participation and Surveyor Guidelines, Homecare Licensure
Laws, Nurse Practice Act Laws and other related healthcare issues. Job duties
include, but were not limited to the completion of productivity analysis, establ
ishing and maintaining communications with physicians and other referral sources
regarding agency services and care of clients; developing and preparing reports
necessary for monitoring agency performance on a periodic basis; meeting with a
gency department heads and participating in planning and development of agency g
oals; preparation of staff evaluations, schedules, education, and counseling.
03/1999 to 01/2002 MEDSHARES Home Care, Memphis, TN and Lufkin, TX
Staff RN/Case Manager. Staff RN for 20 to 30 patients, coordinating care with l
ocal physicians, and balancing patient/family relationships with patient care, p
aying strict attention to patient/family teaching. Transferred to Lufkin office
in May 2001 as Case Manager, responsible for patient care, coordination of care
for 40 to 50 patients, supervising staff nurses/nurse-aides, scheduling, and ev
aluations.
06/1998 to 02/1999 Methodist Hospital, Memphis, TN
Staff RN/Telemetry. Staff RN with strong patient assessment skills, expected t
o perform as Charge Nurse when necessary, supervising staff nurses (RN/LVN), nur
se aides, unit secretaries and monitor techs. Coordinating care with physicians
. Ongoing patient/family teaching from admission to discharge.
06/1997 to 05/1998 St Joseph Hospital, Memphis, TN
Professional License: Current RN license, Texas #677169, Expires 07/2011. BLS
for Healthcare providers, Expires 09/2010, ACLS certified through 10/2011.
Military Service: United States Navy 1979-1994. Honorably Discharged 10/1994

Personal References and Salary history available upon request.