Deaconess VNA Plus - staff RN unit 3200 Hospice Care Resume Example

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Ellie Russell
Professional Summary
Reliable Registered Nurse with over 32 years experience in health care. My  background in Psychiatric, Neurological, Med-Surg, Orthopedic, Home and Hospice care, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Flu clinics has honed my assessment, organizational and communication and skills.  

Prioritize constantly
Assess thoroughly

Communicate effectively Document completely

Educate respectfully


staff RN unit 3200 Hospice Care 05/2014 to Present
Deaconess VNA Plus Evansville, In
  • Provide all aspects of care on a 5 bed inpatient hospice care unit as the only RN on duty:
  • Complete head to toe assessments of each patient at least twice each shift.  Ongoing assessment of condition and response to interventions during shifts.
  • Determine appropriate medications, dose, timing, and route as prescribed per physician.
  • Complete wound care.
  • Maintain IV lines, tubes, appliances, and equipment used for patient care.
  • Update physicians on patient condition and response to current treatments.
  • Communicate with other hospital departments and Deaconess VNA Plus staff to provide for needs of patients and their families via phone, computer, emails, or face to face.
  • Direct and supervise patient care provided by Patient Care Technician.
  • Provide education and emotional support to patients and their families facing end of life care.
  • Triage  home care and home hospice patients when pages received from answering service.
  • Document all aspects of care via EPIC and/or ALLSCRIPTS computer programs.
staff RN Deaconess Hospice Care Center 01/2003 to 05/2014
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Same responsibilities as on current position with Deaconess VNA Plus. Only variation is that I answered to managers via Deaconess Hospice and Home Care office while in this position. Our departments were closed May 1 2014 as a merger occurred between VNA Plus and Deaconess. 
staff RN Deaconess Call Center 11/2000 to 01/2003
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Performed phone assessments of Pediatric, Geriatric, Poison Control, and Emergency Room callers.
Utilized pager, phone headset, and computer simultaneously to interact with callers, hospital departments, and physicians.
Educate callers on proper level of care based on physician approved guidelines. (TRIAGE)  Contacted physicians as appropriate for further orders if guideline directed or if I determined need for more guidance.
 Levels of care included self care with RN instruction,follow up care to their physician, or immediate emergency care.
Produced computer generated reports of every call. All calls were also audio taped to provide second record of calls.
Provided back-up support to non-clinical staff by answering operator calls, page physician and on-call teams, assisted with bed assignment of hospitalized patients.
Interfaced with Assistant Director of Nursing as appropriate when duties involved hospital emergencies and intervention.
staff RN Home Hospice 06/1998 to 11/2000
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Provided hands on care to terminally ill patients and the family in their home.
Assess pain and symptoms and response to interventions.
Provide wound care, IV site care, management of any tubes or equipment in use.
 Educate patient/primary care giver on signs to report and use of lines,tubes, equipment as applicable.
Educate on all medications, nutrition in terminal care, wound care, care of bed-bound patient, safety in home, death and dying process and on any illness experienced during that time.
Provide emotional and spiritual support as appropriate.
Coordinate care with patient's physician, other hospice staff, pharmacies, supply companies, and insurance companies if applicable.
Document all aspects of care via computerized charting.
staff RN Home Care 01/1997 to 06/1998
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Educated patients and their family on disease process, medications, skin care, wound care if applicable, elimination,safety, line/tube maintenance, home safety, symptoms to report.
Provide wound care and perform lab draws as ordered by physician.
Maintain IV sites and tube care as appropriate.
Update physicians and insurance companies on patient's progress.
Document all aspects of care via computerized charting.
staff RN Neuro Care unit 12/1988 to 01/1997
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Primary care to patients with neurological problems i.e. stroke victims, head and spinal injuries, infections involving the brain and spinal cord.  Respiratory and general medical-surgical patients were also cared for on this unit.
Unit had a 4 bed step-down unit for patients not did not need ICU but continued to require closer observation. Ventilator and tracheotomy patients were placed in these beds.
Documentation via hand written charting.
Computers utilized for ordering supplies.
Act as charge nurse when assigned. Those duties included being support person for other staff on unit, communicating with Assistant Director of Nursing, determining assignment of patients for oncoming shift.
staff RN Home Care 08/1987 to 12/1988
Wabash General Hospital Mount Carmel, IL
Educated patients and their family on disease process, medications, skin care, wound care if applicable, elimination,safety, line/tube maintenance, home safety, symptoms to report.Provide wound care and perform lab draws as ordered by physician.Maintain IV sites and tube care as appropriate.
Update manager, physicians and insurance companies on patient's progress.
Documentation via hand written notes.
Completed forms for payment from insurance companies.
This was a 3 RN office with the manager being one of the 3. She also saw some patients. 
staff RN Psychiatric unit 11/1983 to 05/1987
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Completed basic physical assessment each shift. 
Offered 1:1 interaction to assigned patients every shift. Provided active listening and feedback as appropriate.
Provided care in either general  or in seclusion population as assigned.
Daily face to face updates to psychiatrists.
Participated in plan of care including weekly conferences with psychiatrists.
Provided medications as ordered to patients. Educated patients on medication purpose, dose, signs to report. 
Set up medications for anesthesiologist and acted as circulating RN during patient electroshock therapy.
Provided recovery care after electroshock therapy.
Documentation via hand written notes.
staff RN Orthopedic, Medical-Surgical unit 05/1983 to 11/1983
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
Assessment and physical care of assigned patients. 
Provided medications and treatments as ordered per physician.
Assess and care for IV sites, tubes, drains, wounds.
Supervision of care provided by nursing assistants assigned to my patients.
Updates to physicians as appropriate.
Interact with other departments in hospital to provide needed care to patients.
Document via hand written notes.
Laboratory Assistant/Specimen Processor 03/1979 to 05/1980
Deaconess Hospital Evansville, In
I began working in the lab while I was still a student at IVTECH to be a Medical Assistant. I drew blood specimens for patients in the hospital and for outpatients that arrived at the lab.
  I was hired into the Chemistry Department of the lab after I completed the program at IVTECH. I became the first person at Deaconess to have the title Specimen Processor. In that capacity, I was responsible for labeling and dispersing the correct type and amount of specimen to one of five areas in the Chemistry Department or mailing the specimen to an outside lab if needed. I updated the departments manual for venous and urine specimen collection.  
Diploma: nursing May 1983 Deaconess School of Nursing - Evansville, In 3 year RN program based at Deaconess Hospital.
We were interacting with patients 8 weeks after first day of school.
Associate Degree: Medical Assistant Aug 1979 Indiana Vocational Technical College - Evansville, In Prepared to function in a medical office as a clerical or clinical assistant.
Educated in general office skills, medical terminology, basic lab tests, specimen collection, blood draws, first aid, and patient assessments.
Additional Information
While employed as a staff RN, I have worked through Deaconess Hospital at blood pressure/blood sugar screenings and Flu shot clinics at various local businesses as part of wellness programs. I have worked some supplemental hours at Deaconess Family Practice Clinic.
I am certified in CPR.
I am a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse.

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School Attended
Deaconess School of Nursing