YOLANDA SIMPSON, RN
333 Sherman Street, Brentwood, New York 5555, (555) 222-4444, [email protected]
Seeking a medical-surgical position within a progressive medical center
Experienced Licensed Practical Nurse with strong patient care skills working within a nursing home setting.
Hardworking and energetic; flexible; adapt easily to change of environment and work schedule.
Maintain critical thinking skills essential to providing competent and dignified patient care.
Personable with a positive attitude; interface effectively with patients, families, and nursing staff.
EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2004; GPA 3.9
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
New York State Registered Nurse License, 2004, #5555555
CPR; BLS Certification
Long Island Rehabilitation Center, West Islip, New York, 9/99 - Present
Licensed Practical Nurse
Alternate between day shift (30-bed district) and evening shift (60-bed district) providing quality, long-term nursing care for adult to geriatric patients, exercising the four steps of the nursing process.
Upload high standards of nursing care for a diverse population of patients ranging from newborn to geriatric in a variety of settings including Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, ER, OR, PICU and Ambulatory Surgery.
Performed total patient assessments including neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, IV site/line, PICC lines, CVP lines, surgical/trauma wound, nephrostomy tubes, trachiostomy, urinary catheters, NG tubes, G tubes, chest tubes, and ostomies.
Educated patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures, and board aspects of therapeutic regimens, including medication and pain management techniques.
Attended In-service training on IV and PICC line management.
As an observer, learned the legal role that chart-based medical records hold during court proceedings.
Followed aseptic procedures and provided care in accordance with universal precautions with an emphasis on surgical/traumatic wound care and debriding, intake and output, and ostomies.
Administered oral and intramuscular and subcutaneous medications.
Cared for prenatal and postpartum patients and their newborns, and evaluated fetal monitoring strips.
Worked effectively with an interdisciplinary team, and performed accurate charting procedures.
Successfully recommended and implemented changes to the Medical Unit regarding assignment delegation and prioritization, resulting in a higher standard of patient care and reassessed/revised plan of care, as needed.