Night Staff Nurse
at a drug and alcohol inpatient treatment facility. The patients range in age from 17 through their 70's. We medically detox them from whatever their drug of choice is, and that ranges from prescription pain pills, to heroin, cocaine, meth, marijuana, bath salts, and alcohol. Most are using more than just one type of drug. Most have some type of mental illness that is also addressed while in treatment, both with counseling and medications. It is computerized charting of all medications and assessments. Labs are drawn at admission, and then as directed by the physician, urine drug screens are performed at admission and then done weekly, and also at the direction of the physician or if we have a suspicion of use. The typical length of stay is 16-20 days. Full capacity at the facility is 25 patients, with an average census of 20 patients. Working nights as the only nurse on the unit, there is one tech who works with me. Responsible for all medications given on the shift, narcotic counts, assessments for all detoxing patients, updating the census sheet, sending out the End Of Day Report, signing off on and scanning in of all lab reports, ordering of any medications that might be needed, and blood draws.
Riverview Gardens School District
Middle School Nurse
Aug 2014－Aug 2015
On an average day I would see approximately 50 students. I would give daily medications to students that had them prescribed, take daily blood glucose checks and given insulin to 2 students, asthma inhaler medications as well as nebulizer treatments. I also would notify parents of any injury to the student both by phone and written note. Triage and treat all injuries, which included a broken leg, 2 broken arms, a concussion and was unconscious, grand mal seizures. Verify that all required immunizations were current, and if not, send letters, make phone calls to parents stating the their child needs these shots. I had 2 different vaccine clinics at the school, along with the dental van to check students teeth and fill simple cavities, and the vision van to check students vision and give glasses immediately to the students, if needed (that was all done of first come basis) but they all had approximately 30 students screened. All visits to the nurse were documented into the computer system along with any updates to allergies, illnesses, injuries, vaccines, and pregnancies. There updates were also kept in paper charts on each student.
Jul 2012－Aug 2014
- Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
- Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
- Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
- Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
St Louis County Department of Health
Feb 2007－Sep 2011
Worked in corrections for approximately 3 years. I worked in the intake department, and I would assess and triage all incoming prisoners to the facility, and make all appropriate referrals as needed. I also was responsible for medication administration, and treatment of wounds. More than 80% of all of the patients that I would see had some type of chronic mental illness, and/or drug and alcohol abuse. For the last 18 months, I worked in public health, and did home visits for pregnant, and new teen moms. I did teaching about pregnancy, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, birth control, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and care of the newborn. I would do monthly home visits from the time I received the referral until the baby was approximately 2 years of age. I also participated in community health fairs performing blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, glucose checks and administering of flu shots and school age vaccines.
Dr Stephen Hadzima
Jan 1997－Feb 1999
I worked both front and back office at this office. I would call and confirm appointments, call in prescriptions to the pharmacy, triage phone calls from patients, pull, file and maintain patient charts, and call patients with lab and test results. I would place patients in the exam rooms, obtain a brief history of why patient was being seen, obtain vital signs, assist doctor with any procedures that might need to be done, draw blood, and administer injections as needed.
Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
Feb 1994－May 1995
- February 1994 - May 1995 I worked in the medical unit at this Level 4 facility. I would collect medical request forms from the housing units and then schedule the inmates to see the appropriate doctor, or nurse. Medication administration twice per shift. Nursing sick call, which was for inmates complaining of a cold or having a small cut or scrape. Checking of inmates twice per shift who were in the lockdown unit, I would have to not only see but talk to each one. I would also have to respond to, triage and treat any emergencies that would arise, such as seizures, sports injuries, heart attacks, and a stabbing.