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Seek the Challenging Position of Licensed Practical Nurse
A highly talented Licensed Practical Nurse with huge experience in performing nursing procedures such as administering medications, including oral medications and hypodermic injections or subcutaneous medications and IV medications as allowed under the LVN practice act; and to assist registered nurses and advanced nurse practitioners in their examination of patients.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Licensed Practical Nurse.
Great knowledge of principles, procedures, methods and techniques of practical nursing and health care within the license practical nurse scope of practice.
Deep knowledge of a variety of community agencies and other outside resources available to patients.
Excellent knowledge of medical terminology.
Sound knowledge of principles and procedures of medical record keeping.
Profound knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations regarding health care.
Uncommon knowledge of universal precautions and infection control procedures.
Strong ability to learn to administer proper vaccines and immunizations.
Remarkable ability to administer a variety of pre-examination tests as directed.
Sound ability to respond to emergency situations.
Profound ability to interview patients in order to determine their medical history and background.
Excellent ability to counsel patients on a variety of health care related issues.
Remarkable ability to operate medical testing equipment.
Solid ability to prepare and perform laboratory tests.
Strong ability to maintain confidentiality.
Uncommon ability to prepare medical records and reports.
Remarkable ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Unmatchable ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Great ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Mount Carmel University Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 2003 - Present
Licensed Practical Nurse
Provide treatment and services to patients by utilizing direction from the Registered Nurse, the Doctor, or Mount Carmel University Hospital protocols.
Counsel patients regarding treatment, side effects of treatment, preventative measures, and make appropriate referrals.
Act as patient advocate; advise patients on available services and appropriate medical follow-up.
Make home visits to observe health changes and offer other related support as needed.
Maintain accurate patient records and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Administer specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and note time and amount on patients' charts.
Assemble and use such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
Collect samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
Prepare and examine food trays for prescribed diet and feed patients.
Record food and fluid intake and output.
Bath, dress, and assist patients in walking and turning.
Clean rooms, make beds, and answer patients' calls.
Wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
Take and record patients' vital signs.
Dress wounds, give enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.
Apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Observe patients and report adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
St. Michael Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - 2003
Licensed Practical Nurse
Provided nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures.
Performed nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection.
Administered medication and observed and documented therapeutic effects.
Provided pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care.
Monitored established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy.
Monitored patients' progress; evaluated effectiveness of nursing interventions and consulted with appropriate members of healthcare team.
Provided safety and health education to individuals and their families.
Education and Professional Training
Licensed Practical Nurse by the State of New York
New York University, NY
Associate degree in Nursing (1996)