May 2009－Jan 2015
Utah State Hospital
My responsibilities and experience were as follows:
--monitoring patient's behaviors, mental status, physical abilities
--directing patients to the appropriate department for care
--assisting families in connecting with outlying resources
--counselling patients for appropriate actions and interactions with themselves and other people.
--serving on suicide watches
--working with suicide identification and prevention
--identifying and administering medication,
--recognizing the five laws of medication administration
--taking and knowing what's critical in vital signs
--ordering labs and medications
--calling doctors, arranging doctor and hospital appointments
--assessing injuries, illness, and the need for proper intervention
--charting, filing and ensuring the charts were complete with signatures, correct doctor notes, seclusion notes, any pertinent notes required by State and Federal law
--using S.I.T. (physical intervention) to prevent harm to the patient, peers or the staff , and
--identifying anything abnormal and reporting it appropriately.
In addition, I am a certified member of C.E.R.T.who responds to emergent situations to prevent further damage, remove injured or trapped people, move them to safety, and apply the correct care to patients in those situations by aiding or preventing further damage or emergent situation. I'm experienced in debriefing, aiding in the administration of duties for psychiatric technicians, training other nurses and psychiatric technicians to correct procedures according to the Utah State Hospital, JACHO, and the State of Utah.
May 2000－Sep 2008
U.S. Forest Service
My experience entailed the following:
--assisting public with the rules and regulations regarding the National Forest and State of Utah Laws
--supplying information to the public
--reporting to superiors anything that was required
--working the front desk and answering phones
--forwarding callers to the correct person
--answering questions of callers
--filling wood permits and paperwork as required
--receiving payments and assisting in counting the money
--recording information about individuals staying in campgrounds
--charting fire information and anything that would be of concern
--interacting with the public and defusing situations if necessary
L.P.N. Thallium Stress Test
Nov 1993－Sep 1999
Central Utah Medical Clinic/Cardiology
My experience included the following:
--interacting with patients and helping them feel safe and comfortable.
--explaining to the patient the thallium test, possible side effects (some of which might result in hospitalization or death)
--maintaining patient care during the thallium test
--injecting Thallium and having the patient wait
--placing E.K.G. monitor on the patient
--having the patient walk (sometimes with my assistance) or
--administering a medication that creates the same effect as walking.
--charting information including vital signs, the patient's response to the procedure, ejection fraction rates, any abnormal heart arrhythmia, etc.
--working the Code Blue if necessary
--calling for emergency support from the ambulance
--discussing with the patient's family and calming them regarding the entire incident.
--ordering supplies and training other nurses to complete the procedure.
Jul 1992－Jul 1993
My experience entailed the following:
--handling patient emergency and primary care and safety
--filing, charting, ordering supplies
--checking and recording vital signs
--ordering doctor visits or emergency care
--transporting patients to appointments
--assure they had proper after-care.
--enforcing safety rules and regulations
--conversing with patients regarding their pre-, during and post care, and
--conversing with family members regarding patient care
There is a saying Organized Chaos is okay in this field of work, but not Disorganized Chaos. I organized the chaos and brought it to a workable level. I worked with 1600 (sometimes mean and ornery) burly men and 5 women during this time of building an Oil Refinery. Yes, I could handle the stress of this union job.
Accomplishments and Additional SKills
Accomplishments and Additional Skills
Ambulance: I provided care to people in emergency situation and provided containment of complications during and after the incident.
Firefighter: I provided fire suppression, aided in the removal of people and animals from harm.
C.E.R.T.: Citizen's Emergency Response Team
Forest Service Volunteer;I administered care of people and of the forest.
B.U.R.N.: I managed the search for missing children under the age of 18 years old and oversaw 6 states.
Hugs for Hurts: I started a program which acquired and dispensed stuffed animals to children who required the ambulance to respond.
American Patriot Guard: I stand a formal Vets flag line at funerals and escort the body and the families to the graveyard and provide a flag line there as well as a shield against protesters.
Utah Medical Reserve: We train for emergency situations that would require medical response in case of mass emergency.
American Red Cross: I provided training to the public and professionals in C.P.R. and First Aid. Attended events requiring my Paramedic skills due to high risk situations.