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CAROL A. PORINIO 125 S. BRYANT STREET DENVER, COLORADO 80219 303-960-5565 cp8f7106@westpost.

net PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Registered Nurse with 30+ years of dedicated medical/surgical experience working with adults of all ages in hospital and nursing home environments (12 years as registered nurse, 23 years as licensed practical nurse). Proven abilities in cus tomer/patient relations, evidence-based nursing practice, patient focused with s trong relationship building and planning skills for positive customer/patient ou tcomes. Key skills include: -Strong IV placement capability -Mentoring of new nurses/support personnel -EPIC, Meditech, and Pycis capable -Formulation of pertinent care plans EDUCATION Arapahoe Community College, Fast Track Program 1987- 1988 Long Beach City College, School of Nursing, LVN Program 1974-1975 Exempla St. Joseph Hospital 2000-2010 Resourse/Admit Nurse/ House Float Pool Nurse, 9 North Medical Unit -Piloted beginning of position for Resource/Admit Nurse in March 2005 for six months, then continue d in position for patient flow until position eliminated June 2010. -Collaborate d with individual unit healthcare team members in admission process of patients, IV placements, and assisted with other essential needs in care of the patient t o facilitate each unit's goals and objectives. -Documentation in computer and p atient charts of care delivery per unit protocol and hospital standards. -5 North IR/Pre and Post-procedural Unit- input pre-procedural patient informa tion in computer, start IV placement, give pre-procedural medications, patient r ecovery post-procedure prior to discharge or transfer to in-patient status/adm ission.

-Staffing as registered nurse team member for individual nursing units as needed : Medical, Surgical, Orthopedics, Telemetry, Oncology , and Gynecology Units as well as in the Emergency Room Holding Unit. -Specialty Shift Coordinator for evening and night shifts on 9 North Internal Medicine Unit , until transfer to Float Pool June 2004 -Preceptor for new-hire staff of 9 North and trouble-shooter for needs of staff and physicians for evening and night s hifts ROCKY MOUNTAIN DRUG AND POISON CENTER 1998-2000 Poison Information Specialist -Respond by telephone to multiple calls from businesses, hospitals, and individu als exposed in any way to chemicals, drugs, or other environmental toxins of con cern, consulting with toxicologist at facility as needed for further treatment r ecommendations ADDITIONAL NURSING EXPERIENCE Licensed Practical Nurse Denver General Hospital-7th Floor Surgical/Trauma/GYN Unit, Cambridge Nursing Ho me, Lincoln County Hospital and Nursing Home, Long Beach Veteran's Administrati

on Hospital-Initial Injury, Spinal Cord Unit, Volunteer Anglia Home Visiting Nur ses Services (Woodbridge, England), Boswell Memorial Hospital, Nurses PRN Agency , Medical Staffing Services, Nurses Inc Agency, Meditemp Nursing Services, The A lexandria Hospital, Bellflower Community Hospital TECHNICAL SKILLS Microsoft Outlook, multiple fax and copy machines EPIC, Meditech, and Pycis computer programs CERTIFICATIONS BLS for Healthcare Workers, Dec 2008-2010 ACLS, Mar 2010-2012 LICENSURE Registered Nurse, licensure expires September 2011