Licensed Practical Nurse Resume

Summary

Fully credentialed LPN with 18 years of experience providing dependable, caring and compassionate care in a hospitals, home health and agency staffing environments. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a team player.

Work Experience

Georgia Community Support & Solutions, Atlanta, GA (January 2013 to Present)
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Assist the RN to plan and coordinate nursing care.
  • Maintain reports of care and assessments.
  • Promptly report to physician, family and supervisor changes in individual health status.
  • Order medication, as well as medication administration.
  • Supervises and assist other staff in caring for individuals.
  • Attend staff meetings and assist with training of staff.

Bayada Home Health Care, Charlotte, NC (January 2011 to January 2013)
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Recognized and reported symptoms that indicated changes in the condition of the tracheostomy and ventilator patients to the Case Manager.
  • Provided nursing care and services that was in accordance with Agency patient care and general medical policies.
  • Adhered to strict aseptic technique when performing treatments.
  • Recorded patient’s condition in the Nurses notes.
  • Administered medications and treatments prescribed by the physician.
  • Maintained the patient’s equipment and room as necessary for patient care.

Greensville Correctional Center, Jarratt, VA (May 2009 to January 2011)
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Assisted health care providers, registered nurses and allied health professionals with examinations, treatments, special tests and routine procedures.
  • Obtained patient health history, laboratory specimens, vital signs and administers TB skin tests.
  • Reviewed patient chart; records and reports observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in patient’s conditions.
  • Scheduled and coordinated paperwork for patient transfers to medical facilities or outside health care providers.
  • Implemented health care practitioners orders and documents all patient contacts using the POMR format.
  • Practiced safety,environmental and infection control methods. Performed additional duties as assigned

Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, VA (March 2004 to April 2009)
Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Cared for patients experiencing acute mental distress or who have a mental illness and or substance abuse.
  • Documented observations and changes in patient’s condition and reported any noted change in patient’s condition to the Registered Nurse.
  • Collaborated with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes.
  • Ensured the correct administration of medication, including injections, and monitoring the results of treatment.
  • Responded to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempting to understand the source of distress.
  • Applied deescalation techniques to help patients manage their emotions and behaviors.
  • Prepared and participated in group therapy sessions.
  • Encouraged patients to take part in art, drama or occupational therapy where appropriate.

Education

Associates Degree in Registered Nursing – Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA

Diploma in Licensed Practical Nurse – Richmond Technical Center, Richmond, VA

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