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L I C E N S E D V O C A T I O N A L N U R S E Patient Care and Education / Supervision / Magnet Status / Hospital Settings PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW Over 9 plus years of patient

care expertise providing knowledgeable, compassiona te, and professional care to patients of various ages and medical conditions. D edicated, reliable, and well-qualified to work in a variety of settings to inclu de hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Easily develops rapport with patients, families, staff, and other health care professionals. Dependable team member who works well with people from other cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Known for a bility to maintain composure during critical situations. Highly skilled, energe tic, and possessing superior time management and communication skills. o o o o o Healthcare Administration o Caseload Management o Direct Patient Care Quality Improvement o Supervisory Experience o HIPAA Certified Strong Patient Advocacy Skills o JCAHO Standards o Interpersonal Skills Acute Care o Outpatient o Rehabilitation Nurse Leadership o Triage o Staff Development & Training

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE Tomball Nursing Center Geriatrics Memorial Hermann General Surgery North St. Paul Transitional Care Center Orthopedics Maxim Healthcare Medical / Pediatrics Walker Methodist Health Center Geriatrics LICENSURE State of Texas - Licensed Vocational Nurse, Active through 2012 State of Minnesota - Licensed Practical Nurse, Active through 2012, held since 2 001 WORK EXPERIENCE ENTERIC & WOUND NURSE May 2010 - Present Tomball Nursing Center, Tomball, TX Provides direct patient care in a 162 bed long term care nursing facility. o Initiates all aspects of patient care: monitors vital signs, assesses patient condition and documents changes in chart, administers medications following esta blished protocols, and notes any changes to patients social, physical, and psych ological status. Identifies those that require immediate action and notifies sup ervisor. o Explains medical procedures and educates patients to alleviate any fears or co ncerns. o Performs all tasks related to wound care: cleaning, dressing, inspecting, o Contacts patient family prior to physician rounds to assist with identifying f actors that could hinder patient progress. Updates patient and family on status after rounds. o Completes a weekly assessment on all wound care patients and forwards to the c orporate office. o Collaborates with nursing assistants daily, updating them on each patients sta tus to achieve the goal of highest level of patient care. LVN, General Surgery Jan. 2010 Mar. 2010 Memorial Hermann, Memorial City, TX Provided direct and indirect patient care in this highly rated facility. o Assisted with the post-surgical needs of gastric bypass patients. o Trained to identify factors that could lead to complications following surgery including gastric bleeds, DVTs, and other complications. o Followed surgeons and physicians on rounds to update them on each patients sta tus.

o Close monitoring of patients progress to update attending physician of any imm ediate changes. o Memorized various lab values on each patient to quickly assess patients health status. o Successful completion of all testing, coursework, and training to ensure full compliance with Memorial Hermanns Magnet status. CHARGE NURSE Sept. 2006 Jan. 2009 North St. Paul Transitional Care Center/Health Partners, St. Paul, MN Attended to orthopedic rehabilitation patients in this 32 bed facility. Managed 4 of nurses per shift while performing regular patient care duties. o Directed care to patients with varying levels of medical needs. Included care of patients with cardiac pacemakers, hip and knee replacements, and stroke pati ents. o Managed daily coordination of shift nurse activities relating to staffing, adm issions, and discharge of patients. o Promoted a high level of service by following regulatory standards and facilit y objectives. o Trained new nurses on procedures for admission screening. o Served as a professional resource to fellow employees. AGENCY NURSE Nov. 2005 Feb. 2007 Maxim HealthCare, Minneapolis, MN Performed standard nursing procedures in a set geographical region depending upo n clients needs. o Traveled to various facilities to conduct flu clinics, organize health fairs, or provide short term nursing care. o Conducted visits to schools to work contract assignments serving as a temporar y school nurse, assisting special needs children, or manning a health fair booth . o Staffed occupational health care booths at large corporations including Genera l Mills on an as needed basis. TRIAGE NURSE Sept. 2002 June 2005 Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, MN Successfully promoted to Triage Nurse after proving competency as a Floor Nurse at this 600 bed nursing home. o Testified as a witness on a MN legislative panel regarding consideration of LP Ns as supervisors. o Served directly under the House Supervisor and assumed managing responsibiliti es in her absence. o Assisted with compliance of state regulations, state survey readiness, and aud iting. o Performed required nurse training on day to day job responsibilities with part icular emphasis on sensitivity in addressing cultural diversity issues. o Provided direct and indirect daily management of approximately 50-80 nurses. o Performed all aspects of daily care for geriatric patients including measuring and recording patients vital signs and charting condition daily. o Documented any adverse reactions to medications or treatments, and took any ne cessary actions to improve patient comfort and care. o Collaborated with all members of patients health care team to assess patient n eeds and provide the necessary treatment. o Informed and educated patients and their families of all upcoming procedures, tests, and treatment plans. EDUCATION Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN Diploma - Licensed Practical Nurse PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CERTIFICATIONS

IV/Phlebotomy Certification - PharmAmerica CPR Certification Tracheostomy Care Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure Respiratory Therapy Nursing Leadership AWARDS & HONORS 2010 Achieved Magnet 2008 Employee of the 2006 Employee of the 2003 Employee of the Status in General Surgery at Memorial Hermann-Memorial City Year North St. Paul Transitional Care Facility Month March North St. Paul Transitional Care Facility Month February Walker Methodist Health Center