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Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

Healthcare facility manager with more than 10 years clinical and management experience – serving aging adults with medical,  physical, cognitive and behavioral disabilities.   Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Maryland, since 2006.   Holder Bachelor of science degree in  public administration, Masters degree in political science and PhD. in Christian organizational leadership. A Certified John Maxwell Team Leadership  Coach, Trainer and Mentor.  Expert in the areas of community service delivery, communication, public relations, customer service, human resources, and operations management.  In-depth knowledge of healthcare policies and health facility management. Expert in training and evaluation of professional staff. 

Employment history

Charge Nurse, Batz, Abshire and Kunze. Port Lincolnport, Minnesota
Feb. 2020 – Present
  • Analyze and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patients’ characteristics such as age and gender.
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
  • Administer acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries as ordered by physician.
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects, interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
  • Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as dementia.
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients’ health care plan of care and prognoses notes.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of nursing staff.
  • Assist the Director of Nursing Services with interview for recruitment, orientation,  training and evaluation of nursing staff.
  • Maintain electronic medical record systems to store and process data such as patient plan of care, activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Consult with and refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Supervise and coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal, state and local health care policies and regulations.
  • Maintain  policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
  • Complete appropriate assessments and documentations depending on  payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources.

Unit Manager, Jaskolski LLC. Hellerton, Virginia
Dec. 2016 – Jan. 2017
  • Monitored the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
  • Assisted nursing staff with admission and discharge of patients; follow up of laboratory results with doctors and notify patents and family members of critical lab results and complete concurrent reviews and related documentation. 
  •  Supervised the medical staff on the  unit and completed performance evaluations for  nursing personnel and others as assigned by the director nursing services. 
  • Interviewed nursing staff and prepared  post-interview reports with the recommendation to hire or not to hire. 
  • Provided and evaluated ongoing and on the spot training to nursing professional staff on new procedures, software, and  equipment. 
  • Responded to all emergencies on the unit and notify the doctor and update the patient’s family or power of attorney in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Agency Administrator, Herman and Sons. Millsstad, South Dakota
Dec. 2010 – Feb. 2011
  • Directed and coordinated  agency’s financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and to  increase efficiency.
  • Prepared budgets for approval, including those for funding and implementation of projects.
  • Negotiated and approved contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities. 
  • Reviewed and analyzed legislation, laws, and public policy, and recommended changes to agency’s policies and procedure to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Assisted the CEO/President with interview of department heads. In the absence of the social services director, assumed the role of case worker/social services director. 
  • Established departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
  • Monitored the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
  • Planed, implemented and administered projects and services, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of staff.
  • Developed and maintained computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Trained and mentored the CEO/President to become an excellent Home Health Agency Administrator and an effective leader. 

Staff Nurse, LPN, Konopelski, Greenholt and Fisher. East Clairberg, Maryland
Jul. 2008 – Jun. 2009
  • Administered prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients’ charts.
  • Observed patients, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Provided basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas, and other treatments per plan of care.
  • Measured and recorded patients’ vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Collected samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Supervised nurses’ aides and care providers.
  • Prepared patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Evaluated nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
  • Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.

Executive Director, Harber, Kris and Reinger. Lake Darnell, Tennessee
Sep. 2002 – Apr. 2004
  • Determined allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment, and authorize purchases.
  • Reviewed and interpreted government codes, and developed procedures to meet codes and to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance.
  • Prepare and submit budget requests or grant proposals to solicit program funding.
  • Maintained integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts.
  • Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards as per the supervisory authorities ( the Ministers for Territorial Administration, Finance and Public Health).
  • Analysed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
  • Trained new employees on accounting principles and organizational procedures.
  • Prepared, examined, or analyzed accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Recruited staff members and oversee training programs.
  • Compiled statistical, financial, accounting  auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  • Participated in the administration of municipal elections, such as preparation, distribution of ballots, appointment or training of election officers, or tabulation or certification of results.
  • Monitored the health center’s budget and prepare accurate reports for both the board of trustees and the Council budgetary session.
  • Exercised supervisory authority over department heads, including the stores accountant. 
  • Worked in synergy with the government district medical officer to maintain affordable but quality medical care, ensured compliance with government regulations.

Education

The Monahan, New Annabellestad, Washington
Ph.D., Christian Organizational Leadership, Jul. 2018

Funk University, Lednerton, Nevada
Diploma in Nursing – LPN, Nursing, Oct. 2016

Kiehn College, Ricehaven, New Jersey
Master of Arts, Political Science, Oct. 2016

South Reichert College, Dietrichhaven, Maine
Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, May. 2010

The Marks Institute, Port Nickolas, Utah
Associate of Arts, Government Finance and Accounting, Aug. 2003

Southern Jacobson College, Chrissyfort, South Carolina
High School Diploma, General Education, Dec. 1993

Skills

Microsoft office (MS Excel, Word, power point)
Expert

Public relations, grant management and human resources administration
Expert

Accounting and financial management
Expert

Federal, state and local health policy
Expert

Healthcare Facility Manager
Expert

Leadership Coach, Trainer and Mentor
Expert

Written and oral communication
Expert

Time management, priority setting, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Expert

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Andrew Smith


Phone:

(000) 000-0000

Address:

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000

Professional Summary

Dedicated, patient-oriented, adaptable Registered Nurse with 10 years of success in making critical decisions ensuring attainment of medical and therapeutic goals to achieve quality outcomes.  Extensive experience within an mental health setting specializing in adolescent medical, mental health, and trauma informed care.  

Employment history

Mar. 2016 – Present
Malkaville, Arkansas
Charge Nurse, Graham, McClure and Rau

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Assess patients’ mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.
  • Educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.

Nov. 2009 – Dec. 2009
Ellenaborough, South Carolina
Licensed Practical Nurse, Becker-Schultz

  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
  • Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.

Jan. 2008 – Mar. 2008
New Phylisview, Montana
Mental Health Worker, Mayert-Wisoky

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.
  • Assess patients’ mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints.

Education

Present
Master of Science: Nursing

  • South South Carolina College – Hermistonburgh, Delaware

Apr. 2016
Bachelor of Science: Nursing

  • Kuhn College – East Bob, New Hampshire

Dec. 2010
Associate of Science: Nursing

  • Eastern Dicki Academy – Jerdeborough, Oregon

Skills

Safety Crisis Management Trainer
Experienced

Phlebotomy
Experienced

CPR
Experienced

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Andrew Smith

Professional Summary

Compassionate, dependable, and positive registered LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) equipped with experience serving  as an charge nurse  for adult patients in a nursing home setting.  Expert in providing exceptional care to the geriatric, hospice, and medically fragile.  Current and valid license,  knowledge of  and patient practices and guidelines. Also,  experience in a clinical setting as an assistant nurse providing exceptional care to teens and adults in a clinical setting.

Employment history

Charge Nurse, Howe Inc. West Hannahport, Texas
Mar. 2017 – Present
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Inform physician of patient’s change in condition.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed reports and records.
  • Observe CNAs and visit with patients to ensure proper nursing care.
  • Supervise nurses’ aides or assistants.
  • Collect  specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum, for laboratory tests.
  • Administer medications by injection.
  • Observe patients, monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions and take necessary action.

Liscensed Practical Nurse, Windler Inc. North Karltown, Nebraska
May. 2014 – Jul. 2014
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
  • Order diagnostic tests to identify patients’ condition.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
  • Prepare rooms, sterilize instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure stock of supplies is maintained.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information.
  • Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions. Show patients to interview rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
  • Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters or oxygen supplies.

Teacher's Assistant, Heidenreich, West and Wehner. Emardport, Iowa
Jul. 2011 – Apr. 2012
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Organize and label materials and display students’ work.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.

Assistant Manager, cashier, line food handler, drive thru cashier, O'Conner-Bins. Nealview, Illinois
Nov. 2007 – Jun. 2008
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Count money and make bank deposits.
  • Coordinate assignments of cooking personnel to ensure economical use of food and timely preparation.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Perform some food preparation or service tasks such as cooking, clearing tables, and serving food and drinks when necessary.
  • Organize and direct worker training programs, resolve personnel problems, hire new staff, and evaluate employee performance in dining and lodging facilities.
  • Arrange for equipment maintenance and repairs, and coordinate a variety of services such as waste removal and pest control.

Education

East Aufderhar University, Carieview, New Jersey
Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing, Feb. 2013

The Connecticut Institute, South Arlindamouth, Michigan
Associate of Applied Science, Early Childhood Education, Feb. 2005

Price College, Larkinmouth, Washington
GED, 1997

Personal info


Phone:

(000) 000-0000

Address:

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000

Skills

Professionalism

Honesty and integrity

Problem solving

charge nurse

  • Charge nurse of an 8 bed unit.
  • Maintained work flow for procedures and surgeries that were scheduled for that day.
  • Responsible for monitoring a up to ten telemetry patients on a separate unit. 
  • Applying evidence-based healthcare practices and nursing standards to ensure high-quality healthcare is administered by staff

charge nurse

  • Evaluating the medical conditions of up to 35 patients, and developing and directing a rotational system to manage the care of patients and otherwise coordinate workforce management. 
  • Providing operational and administrative support to nurse manager
  • Assessing staff performance and develops action plans when necessary
  • Addressing any personnel issues to promote a productive and supportive work environment

charge nurse

  • Overseeing nurses and support staff
  • Serving as an educational resource for staff
  • Assisting with and providing patient care that includes but not limited to: complete assessments, documentation, inserting and maintaining IVs, obtaining labs, administering medication, tracheotomy care, care and maintenance of CVL’s
  • Communicating with all members of multidisciplinary team that includes: patients/patient families, physicians, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and pharmacy
  • Completing payroll and assisting manager with budget
  • Creating staff schedule 
  • Serving as an advocate for patients and nurses on high acuity/high stress unit

charge nurse, hemodialysis clinic

  • Supervised direct and indirect patient care staff
  • Conducted monthly staff meetings with 20 staff members
  • Assessed patient care needs
  • Developed and distributed patient care assignments
  • Maintained treatment schedules
  • Supervised documentation of care plans
  • Reviewed all test results and adjusted treatment as necessary

charge nurse/wellness nurse

  • Monitor and ensure quality care is given to Residents while in Skilled setting
  • Oversees 34 unit bed assuring safety and excellent is provided
  • Demonstrates professional judgment, use of problem solving techniques and time management
  • Independent Living setting-prioritize Emergency calls with thorough assessment of Resident
  • Managing/Administering medication, providing wound care and holistic approach to treating the Resident’s well-being

charge nurse

  • Provide medical treatment or personal care to residents  such as keeping rooms orderly and seeing that residents are comfortable and in good spirits.
  • Measure and record residents vital signs.
  • Provide basic resident care or treatments.
  • Observe residents, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions and taking any necessary action.
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on residents charts.

charge nurse

  • Implement orders, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as arterial blood gas (ABGs), electrocardiograms (EKGs) and collaborating with physicians to provide optimal patient care
  • Treat patients after undergoing open heart surgery and recover them following the cardiac surgery pathway and also patient undergoing cardiac intervention like angiogram and needing equipment like CRRT, Impella, Intra-aortic balloon pump and ECMO
  • Provide care for resident of long term care facility.
  • Manage nursing staff.  

charge nurse

  • Provide direct quality care to patients including daily monitoring, recording, and evaluating of medical conditions of up to 30 patients per day.
  • Assess patients conditions and administer medication.
  • Interacts and communicate with patients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, giving quality medical care and treatment.
  • Supervised  5-6 certified nursing assistants on skilled unit.
  • Knowledgeable of PCC.
  •   Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Collaborate with the manager, house supervisor and other disciplines in making unit decisionns as a  charge nurse.

charge nurse

  • Intravenous Therapy Certified
  • Acted as Manager on Duty for assigned shift in absence of Administrator or HSD
  • Responsible for leading and directing the care provided by caregivers and medication technicians. Maintained orderly medication cart, medication room, and accurate medication administration records (set up, dispensed and documented all resident medications).
  •  Collaboratied with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members.

charge nurse

  • Responsible for overseeing the nursing department- delegating nursing assignments, admission and discharge of residents, and administration of procedures and medications.
  • Provided behavior/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect, and dignity of residents
  • Gained trust and great rapport with residents and their families

charge nurse

  • Admitting/Transferring Residents per facility protocol
  • Provide Residents with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Consult with or refer Residents to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor Residents or evaluate health or illness care.
  • Supervise or coordinate Resident care or support staff activities.
  • Perform primary care procedures such as removing sutures, administering immunizations, and monitoring wounds
  • Efficient in point-click-care computer applications

charge nurse (telemetry)

  • Bed control, scheduling, utilizing geography and acuity to assign patients to nursing staff.
  • Conflict resolution amongst members of the nursing team.
  • Intervene in conflicts and assist with resolving them.
  • Address family concerns and issues.

charge nurse

  • Deliver patient care to culturally diverse patient population
  • Improve Patient throughput
  • Hands-on leader of the department
  • Evidence based patient care compliance
  • Staff and Provider education
  • Staff and Provider liaison

charge nurse

  • Made Caregiver shift assignments and ensured that assigned duties are completed in a satisfactory manner
  • Monitored  performance of caregivers for compliance with established policies and procedures, and to ensure quality resident care
  • Reported Caregiver performance issues to HSD or Administrator and provided input for Caregiver performance evaluations
  • Managed shift coverage when staff members call in sick for the oncoming shift
  • Participated in Caregiver orientation and training
  • Responsible for scheduling and other staffing duties
  • Conducted building tours when requested

charge nurse

  • Maintain accurate and detailed reports and records.
  • Observe CNAs and visit with patients to ensure proper nursing care.
  • Collect  specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum, for laboratory tests.
  • Administer medications by injection.
  • Observe patients, monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions and take necessary action.

charge nurse/medication &treatment

  • Make frequent rounds on unit to evaluate Resident status
  • Administers medications and treatments as needed for the assigne unit including: IV medications, Lab draws-use of centrifuge for STAT labs.
  • Oversees and provides direct care activities to assure the practices are consistent with facility policies and procedures
  • Assess that physicians’ orders are current and communicates these orders to uit nursing personnel
  • Effecient in Matrix computer application

charge nurse

  • Team supervision, management, and leadership.
  • Direct and indirect patient monitoring, care, safety, and advocacy.
  • Answer patients’ calls and determine how best to assist them.
  • Electronic health records.

charge nurse

  • Supervised direct resident care staff
  • Assessed resident care needs
  • Maintained resident documentation
  • Assumed primary responsibility in emergency situations
  • Reviewed test results
  • Communicated with physicians and specialty clinics
  • Administered medications and tx’s as per order

charge nurse/staff nurse

  • Charge nurse overseeing the care of up to 34 patients, coordinating services, assisting with staffing requirements, collaboration with doctors, and attending daily meetings
  • Care and treatment of a diverse patient population on a high volume progressive care unit
  • Acquired skills including but not limited to management and care of chest tubes, bipap, telemetry, bladder irrigation, enteral feeding, urinary catheters, vascular lines, and wound care
  • Lead various unit specific champions, staff education, and process improvements
  • Precept and mentor new hire nurses 

charge nurse

  • Specialty in the acute 72 hour withdrawal period of detox, observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action
  • Work as part of a healthcare team as lead to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions acting as direct liaison for practitioners
  • Supervise nurse team, healthcare techs and assistants
  • Provide accurate and safe medication management for100 residential patients multiple times daily
  • Experience full life cycle of patient care continuum from intake, detox, rehabilitation, discharge, and post discharge planning including mental health

charge nurse/staff nurse

  • Instruct patients and their  families, on topics such as health education, disease prevention, chemotherapy treatment, symptoms and side effects.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments. 
  • Administered oral, intravenous, and assisted in intrathecal chemotherapy to patients.
  • Provided care for patients on telemonitoring devices.

charge nurse

  • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit’s staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.o ensure proper nursing care. 
  • Direct and supervise staff nurses and other healthcare personnel in the postnatal unit.
  • Administer medications all routes
  • Assessed wounds routinely and complete wound care treatments

charge nurse

  • Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
  • Institute emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
  • Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
  • Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.

charge nurse

  • Administer medicine, observe resident, and report and adverse reaction to the medication.
  • Provided proper G-tube care
  •  Monitored seizure precaution residents 
  • Provided proper care for diabetic residents
  • Assured my residents received proper care by delegating tasks to my Certified Nursing Assistant’s and receive follow up report after.

charge nurse

  • Responsible for staffing each surgical room 
  • Helped to maintain inventory costs in an effective manner
  • Assisted with capital budget analysis for the department
  • Participated in Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Assisted the Director of Surgery with Human Resources action plans
  • Provided leadership to staff regarding education, implementations and increasing the level of care provided to our patients

charge nurse

  • Identifying issues or emergencies and responding in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Training of new nurses.
  • Ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations.
  • Recording and maintaining accurate reports.

charge nurse

  • Record patients’ medical records and monitor vital signs.
  • Supervising nursing staff and monitoring their needs.
  • Coordinating daily administrative duties, including schedules, nursing assignments and patient care.
  • Overseeing patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Mentoring and training new staff and providing support and guidance to all staff members.
  • Monitoring medical charts and providing compassionate care and assistance to patients and families.
  • Liaising with doctors and administrators and communicating any protocol changes to staff.