Public Health Nursing, Case Management, School Nursing and Outpatient
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Public Health Nursing, Case Management, School Nursing and Outpatient Resume

Desired Industry: Healthcare SpiderID: 81768
Desired Job Location: Springfield, Virginia Date Posted: 1/28/2019
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 70000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No

Patient-centered and compassionate professional, offering extensive experience in providing nursing care to patients with a wide range of respiratory and cardiac conditions in acute care, as well as diverse hospital and home health settings through advanced technology and practices. Articulate communicator with bilingual fluency in English and Amharic. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Soarian Clinicals, Cerner Millennium, Epic, and Clairvia.

Considerate Care Home Health, Springfield, VA
Visiting Nurse Jul 2016–Jul 2018
Interfaced with patients to conduct an initial physical assessment and obtain history of current and previous illnesses to identify home care needs
Prepared detailed plan of care and applied necessary revisions based on patient’s status and needs
Rendered first-rate service to various children with autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, developmental delay, and Asperger syndrome, as well as elders with Alzheimer’s, dementia, total care, and terminal illness
Prepared and executed appropriate care plan for the home health staff to follow during treatment and routine visits
Managed proper documentation of all visits in a timely manner
Observed strict adherence to Medicaid guidelines in facilitating supervisory visits for each patient
Carried out key tasks, including vital signs and medication review; patient and family education on proper home health care strategies and procedures; and recommendation on patient’s assistive devices, such as walker, wheel chair, and cane
Closely monitor and advocate for patients who require increased hours of care
Educated caregivers on patient’s needs and requirements, while ensuring their compliance with company policies and procedures
Offered hands-on support with the recruitment and training of new registered nurses and closely monitored their progress to identify areas of improvement
Acted as liaison among caregivers, as well as patients and their families

Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA
PRN, Orthopedics/GYN/Surgical Floor Oct 2014–Apr 2017
Registered Nurse, Orthopedics/GYN/Surgical Floor (Full-Time) Jul 2013–Oct 2014
Oversaw nursing activities, such as receiving patients for the post-surgery care, tracking patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), verifying epidural CADD site, and monitoring post-operative vitals and orders
Made use of orthopedic equipment, including continuous passive motion (CPM) machine, polar care (cold therapy) products, and traction and overhead frame
Ensured overall safety in executing practices in compliance with the surgical care improvement project (SCIP) protocol (surgical infection prevention form)
Coordinated therapies and resources, while using multimodal approach to improve patient status to baseline function
Built and strengthened long-term relationships with patients, family members, physicians, and co-workers; served as an integral member of the Diabetes Unit-Based Committee
Created and implemented patient care plans which comprised of assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses
Observed patient status with chronic acute health problems, such as knee, hip, shoulder replacement, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia to provide notification to doctors as necessary
Served as an acting charge nurse to attend bed board meetings, assign patients to staff members within their scope of practice, oversee admission and discharges, resolve patient care problems, and maintain patient flow in the unit

Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit (CVSD) Feb 2012–Jul 2013
Determined, handled, and resolved patient issues, family complaints, and nurse concerns
Managed the delegation of workload to nurses and patient care assistants (PCAs) for the next shifts and played a key role as resource nurse for the staff on the floor
Maintained proactive participation during bed meetings to conceptualize better plans for the shift
Provided first-rate care to patients, requiring chest tube, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), tracheostomy, PCA pump, and cardiac telemetry monitoring; along with stable vents, respiratory impairments, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, post implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)/permanent pacemaker, MI, arrhythmias, stroke pneumothorax, and pulmonary embolism
Ensured adherence to rigorous standards, while monitoring patients with a broad range of cardiac conditions, including acute myocardial infarction requiring thrombolysis and patients with Cardizem drip
Worked closely with multidisciplinary team consisted of pharmacy, social work, physicians, chaplain, nursing assistants, occupational therapist, and physiotherapist to deliver care in a team-centered environment

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Kennesaw, GA
Registered Nurse, Pulmonary Thoracic Telemetry Unit May 2011–Feb 2012
Interacted with patients with various respiratory and cardiac conditions to render advanced care and assistance from admission to follow-ups based on rigorous quality and safety standards
Carried out assessments, determined short- and long-term goals, executed care plans, and monitored patient progress
Facilitated appropriate care and monitoring to patients with life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure and rhythm disturbance, stroke, respiratory failure, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and pulmonary embolism; as well as acute myocardial infarction requiring thrombolysis
Performed medication administration and blood transfusions/IV heparin infusions
Evaluated and kept tracked of patients’ PT/INR levels to identify the need for anticoagulant therapy and potential side effects of medications

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Registered Nurse, Medical/Surgical, Respiratory/Pulmonary Unit May 2009–Apr 2011
Fulfilled key nursing responsibilities, including comprehensive assessment, patient observation, and care planning, along with physician notification on clinical changes
Conducted advanced care procedures, including chest tube and tracheostomy care
Obtained knowledge of disease processes and infection control procedures
Educated patients on disease processes, health maintenance methods, wellness, and disease prevention
Guaranteed patient safety by complying with all related protocols
Ensured compliance with protocols in the application of wound vac therapy
Monitored and observed patients for adverse effects in the use of PCA pumps
Educated patients on disease processes, methods of health maintenance, and wellness and prevention

Patient Care Technician Aug 2005–Apr 2009
Filed and recorded patient status and ensured accuracy of all charting and documents, including patient activities and vital signs to submit reports to incoming PCA
Assisted patients with their activities of daily living (ADL), such as feeding, ambulatory, transfer from bed to chair, changing of bed linens, and complete/partial bath and restroom needs
Worked closely with patients and family members on all care concerns, including status changes, blood sugar monitoring, and abnormality reports
Administered the insertion of Foley catheters and feeding of patients through feeding tubes with the registered nurse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 2018, GPA: 4.0, Graduated with Honors | Sigma, The Honor Society Of Nursing
Chamberlain University, Downers Grove, IL, USA

Associate of Science in Nursing: 2008, Graduated with Honors | Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language and Literature: 1998, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Member, Sigma, The Honor Society of Nursing | Member, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Member, The American Nurses Association (ANA) | Member, Diabetes Unit-Based Committee, Virginia Hospital Center

Clinical Care
Nursing Leadership
Patient Status Observation
Medication Administration
Surgical/Medical/Diagnostic Procedures
Patient and Family Education Needs Assessment
Hospital and Home Health Regulatory Compliance

Additional Information:
Professional Development
Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification: 2019 | Registered Nurse (RN): 2009
Training: Medical/Surgical Academy Class (Journey of a Lifetime): Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

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