Darlene P.

$23.00 / hr

LVN/IV certified with 35 years experience. 20 years with geriatric/hospice/ wound care.Additional expertise includes management and staff supervision.Excellent communication and leadership skills.Strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient/resident and family member satisfaction.Prior military nursing background LVN California from 1994 to present. Prior EMT. CPR/BLS certified. IV certified Medication administration expert Geriatric treatment knowledge Psych and mental health care proficient Dementia/Alzheimers Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care lvn charge nurse March 1993 to April 2012 Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications ... more