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Licensed Practical Nurse - Plastic Surgery Resume

Lewis - Mcchord, WashingtoN

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Lewis - McChord, Washington

Licensed Practical Nurse - Plastic Surgery

Responsibilities:

  • As an LPN assigned to the Plastic Surgery Department, my primary duty is to support clinical operations.
  • I maintain a clean, orderly, and safe environment for patient care; obtain information from patient and/or family to identify major complaints, symptoms, or reason for seeking health care; take vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, pain level, height, weight)
  • Independently perform drain and suture removals as directed by provider; accurately and safely set up and assist (to include prepping and draping the patient) with procedures such as soft tissue excision/revision, and I&Ds using sterile technique.
  • I also assist with clean (non-sterile) procedures such as seroma draining, tissue expander fills, and saline implant decompression
  • Assist with drafting consent forms for procedures and surgeries; perform specimen collection, labeling, and transport to the lab as needed; provide pre and post op counseling and conduct patient care calls
  • Perform teaching to patients and/or family regarding self-care procedures; and stocking rooms and ensuring a steady clinic flow.
  • I also perform desktop nursing duties such as surgery scheduling, product and implant ordering, processing referrals for breast prosthesis, and answering the nurse line.
  • I am also trained to assist in the OR (to retract) as needed. In the absence of a Head Nurse
  • I took on extra responsibilities for a period of no less than 3 months.
  • I am familiar and proficient with the Cerner MHS Genesis electronic health record system.

Confidential, Olympia, Washington

Licensed Practical Nurse - Dermatology

Responsibilities:

  • As an LPN assigned to the Dermatology Department, my duties included but were not limited to maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe clinical environment; rooming and screening patients
  • Accurately and safely set up and assist with procedures to include shave and punch biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, and surgical excisions using sterile technique; providing wound care and appropriate patient education; safely drawing up and administering local anesthesia
  • Securing and supervising transportation of specimens to the lab
  • Displaying proficient medical records management, such as accurate documentation, obtaining consents, taking photos per protocol, reviewing and coordinating consults and referrals
  • Ensuring contact with patients to relay lab and pathology results as directed by a provider
  • Act as iPledge program designee and assist in the management of enrollments and pertinent records
  • Display proficiency in utilizing the facility scheduling program and assisting with booking patients for follow-up appointments and procedures; and maintaining adequate supplies/reordering medications as necessary and performing a thorough check every month to dispose of all expired items.
  • Desktop nursing duties included maintaining and triaging a referral work queue (reviewing and designating scheduling instructions with guidance from a provider), triaging and responding to patient secure messages, conducting patient care calls per MD, and submitting referrals
  • I have also been thoroughly trained as a phototherapy nurse and have worked no less than nine months as the primary nurse in charge of administering treatments and monitoring patient progress.
  • I have cross trained in different departments (Allergy and Women’s Health) to assist with staffing issues.
  • In allergy I am trained to administer percutaneous/intradermal tests and pulmonary function tests with subsequent treatment as needed.
  • I used the EPIC electronic health record system and was the designated Super User in my unit.

Confidential

Licensed Practical Nurse - Dermatology

Responsibilities:

  • As the primary nurse assigned to the Dermatology Department, my duties included but were not limited to maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe clinical environment; rooming and screening patients
  • Act as patient chaperone; accurately and safely set up and assist with procedures to include shave and punch biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, laser procedures, paring and liquid nitrogen treatments, intralesional steroid injections, Botox injections, sclerotherapy, TCA peels, and surgical excisions using sterile technique
  • Providing wound care and educating patients; safely drawing up and administering local anesthesia
  • Securing and supervising transportation of specimens to the lab
  • Coordinate with the Central Material Sterile Department for cleaning and retrieval of used instruments and maintaining a CMS log book
  • Displaying proficient medical records management, such as accurate documentation, obtaining consents, organizing and maintaining consults and referrals, writing and maintaining department SOPs, and organizing and maintaining an accurate procedure log (biopsies and laser)
  • Contact patients and relay lab and pathology results as directed by provider
  • Act as primary iPledge program designee and assist in the management of enrollments and records
  • Display proficiency in utilizing the facility scheduling program and assisting with booking patients for appointments
  • Act as the liaison for the Patient Administration Division and assist with scheduling discrepancies and advise on appropriate resolution
  • Maintain adequate supplies and reordering as necessary and performing a thorough check every month to dispose of all expired items and driving and accompanying the Derm provider to various clinical sites to provide patient care, ensuring that all preparations are completed prior to traveling (i.e. obtaining a company vehicle and maintaining a fully stocked travel kit).
  • I also acted as a preceptor to visiting Reservist Medics.

Confidential, Tacoma, WA

Licensed Practical Nurse - Perioperative

Responsibilities:

  • I assisted the PACU Charge RN in the daily clinical operations of the Pre-Op and PACU areas by participating in direct patient care and helping maintain a clean, orderly, and safe clinical environment.
  • My duties included but were not limited to interviewing patients in order to review and verify consents
  • Assist in preparation for exam and treatment, such as proper positioning and administering medications under the direct order of the anesthesia provider
  • Obtaining vital signs including monitoring 3-lead EKGs; start, monitor, and remove I.V. lines as assigned by anesthesia provider
  • Assisting attending physicians with procedures and exams
  • Patient education, with emphasis on pre-op and post-op care; and charting as well as various clerical duties (i.e filing charts, participating in regular peer review of charts, performing pre- and post-op phone calls).
  • I was also trained to fill the role of circulator or scrub nurse in the OR.

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