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Registered Nurse

Monrovia, CA

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111-222-3333
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Summary

Provides effective and efficient nursing care to patients in the assigned unit. Document and inform about attending physician patient’s condition. Assist physician in the examination of patients and carry out doctor’s orders. Administer prescribed medical treatment and other duties that are normal standards of practice for a registered nurse that require judgment and skill in observation and care of patients and in the promotion of health and prevention of illness. Evaluate patient needs and condition. Assess, like taking the baseline vital signs, and monitor patient’s condition and make decisions of plan of treatment for emergencies. Assist physicians with examination and treatment. In general ward units, provide intensive and specialized care to all clients across the life span with the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity in the area of assignment. Worked in collaboration with the health team in providing holistic care in achieving the goals and objectives of the institution. Performs responsibilities of staff nurse in providing total bedside nursing care to all clients. With this profession,it gives me an opportunity to serve in a highly dynamic environment where I can utilize my knowledge and skills, provide efficient, safe nursing care to my patients and contribute significantly to the vision and mission within the hospital.

Work Experience

clinic nurse

janmark polyclinic, Baguio

Nov 2009Nov 2011

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct interview and information dissemination to client and or her/his significant other regarding client’s medical illness/concerns such as long term cough and colds or immunization schedules. It includes documenting data obtained like the chief complaint, signs and symptoms and what kind of treatment applied or done prior to consultation. It also includes documenting data results like vital signs, height, weight and other previous significant records.
  • Render physical assessment with the aid of a stethoscope, thermometer, blood pressure apparatus, second hand watch and also by means of utilizing sense of touch thru palpation and percussion specially when locating pain sensation like in the abdominal area and other parts of the client’s body maintaining privacy and comfort to clients under 18 yrs. of age. It includes taking vital signs like blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and also the height and weight to check for the nutritional status of a client. These data are then recorded to the client’s record sheet endorsed to the physician for further assessment and management.
  • Give oral medications and parenteral medications as prescribed by the doctor. Also simultaneously rendering independent nursing treatment in such case of fever, tepid sponge bath is provided to client with fever while the physician is out or busy attending with other client and may also give medication according to SOP given by the pediatrician.
  • Prepare and assist and/or administer drugs via subcutaneous, or intradermal route as prescribed by the doctor to the client following the principles of giving medication; right patient/client, right dose, right medication, right route and right time while observing and maintaining medical asepsis throughout the process.
  • Render basic emergency standard operating procedure like providing nebulization to client with difficulty of breathing with prescribed medication common among asthmatic clients and utilizing other ways of treatment to manage the illness like assisting the client in proper positioning to lessen or minimize difficulty of breathing, instructing deep breathing exercises and rendering chest physiotherapy after nebulization to help expel secretions. Then preparing client for possibility of confinement in a hospital institution.
  • Administer oxygen therapy as necessary to client with difficulty of breathing. Knowing appropriate type of therapy given to certain client considering their ages, convenience and availability of the types of oxygen therapy like face mask, nasal prongs/cannula in which best suits the client.
  • Assist in preparing medication for vaccination, among those are anti-measles, flu vaccine, BCG vaccine, DPT vaccine, anti- hepatitis B vaccine. Assisting or positioning client in a manner that administration of drug is easily facilitated such as exposing injection sites like the deltoid muscles and vastus lateralis or anterior inner part of the thigh while gently restraining client to avoid from struggling while injecting the drug.
  • Conduct health teachings to client or her/his significant other related to present illness. Brief information regarding disease entity and its signs and symptoms. An example of which is how cough and colds develop and how you can avoid or treat it utilizing independent nursing interventions like giving herbal meds and water therapy and how you can collaborate management with the doctors’ recommendation such as taking prescribed medication if home remedies is not attainable or available.

Clinical Instructor

Baguio Central University (PHILIPPINES),

Jun 2005Oct 2009

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. In the Clinical Field
1. Assess and evaluate the student's knowledge, skills and attitude through one on one care of the patient to develop a good foundation and training.
  • Note the student's ability to perform physical assessment like proper checking of vital signs such as pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature on his/her client.
  • Supervise the student in documenting data on the patient's chart referring it on the assessment that was performed to have accurate account of the patient's status.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of nursing interventions implemented by the student nurse by giving them written exam and verbal questions regarding their performance at the particular area of assignment.

2. Monitor and assure that the student nurses are rendering quality care to the patients.
  • Monitor a student nurse make the patient's bed and room before admission of the new patient and to usher him/her to the room with proper orientation regarding room set-up and hospital policy.
  • Guide and assist a student nurse in administering drugs via oral, subcutaneous, intravenous or intradermal route as prescribed by the doctor to the client following the principles of giving medication; right patient/client, right dose, right medication, right route and right time. Observing and maintaining medical asepsis throughout the process.
  • Perform routine rounds as much as possible to check on the students and their patients' needs and condition and assure that the students are performing their duties as nurses.
  • Allow students to usher and assist their patients together with the nurse on duty for scheduled laboratory and X ray examinations.
  • Attend to doctors' rounds to their patient handled by your student nurse; provide accurate reports of patients' condition and reaction to medications and treatments as assessed by the student nurses. Take note of the doctors' orders and updates the staff nurses of the current orders by the physician.

3. Provide additional knowledge by conducting post conferences and requiring students to report case study handled by the students at the various area of assignment. Demonstrate hospital procedures like insertion of NGT to hasten their skills and guide students develop the right and positive attitude in handling not only their patient and their significant others but also those encountered at the hospital such as the physicians, head nurse, nurse supervisor,etc.

4. Assist and supervise the student nurses on recording, countersigning medications administered and treatment rendered into the patients' chart. Give health teachings about the patients' medical condition such as required diet and possible interventions/management that would be implemented. Upon discharge of patient, student nurses are also supervised in giving home teachings such as instructions on medications that are to be continued at home, diet and when to come back for evaluation.
5. Instruct student nurses to keep ward clean and orderly in coordination with Housekeeping Aides and Nursing Aides.
6. Orient student nurses on the ward set up, SOP's and responsibilities.
7. Instruct and supervise student nurses to receive endorsements of their patients from the outgoing and allow students to endorse to the incoming shift as well.
8. Check sample nurses notes, equipment, supplies needed for the patient care.

B. In the Classroom Field
1. Provide knowledge on the nursing course basing it both on theories of nursing care and actual practice in all the areas of nursing.
  • Discuss in the classroom basic skills covered by the syllabus
  • Teach the students fundamentals of nursing skills like drug administration,
physical assessment, NGT feeding, etc. which are needed for effective
care of the client in the clinical area.
  • Discuss in the classroom theories on the practice of nursing for health
Care.
2. Assess their knowledge and skills through giving them quizzes, return
demonstration activities, assignments and exams and compute for their
grades every term and semester to evaluate their performance in all aspects as a student nurse.
  • Assign topics that are to be discussed and give them assignments with the specific topics.
  • Involve students through active participation by giving activities such as role plays, movie analysis and graded recitations.
  • Assess and evaluate the gained knowledge of the students from lectures and return demonstrations through post quizzes of discussed topics and return demonstration of skills that were discussed and demonstrated.
  • Compute for their grades every term and semester to evaluate who is to pass the nursing subject.

3. Prepare the students for board exam by giving them knowledge of the principles of the Nursing Profession.
  • Give exams that are almost patterned to that of the board examinations.
  • Formulate questions basing it from the topics that were discussed and follow the pattern of the local board examinations.
  • Develop in the student nurses critical thinking that would be of great use when taking the local board exam or any of the international examinations.

4. Observe the designated grading system.
  • Cumulative Scores of requirements. (Quizzes, Assignments, Classroom
Activities, Projects). Raw score multiplied to 70 percent to be able to have the transmuted grade.

C. In the Community Field
  • Check the attendance of the students, uniforms and paraphernalia needed.
  • Coordinate in the orientation and evaluation of the students.
  • Assign cases to students. Plan, implement and evaluate family nursing care.
  • Supervise students in home visits and other nursing procedures to be done during such visits, such as cord dressing, and wound dressing.
  • Assist students planning and conducting health teaching during home visits regarding prenatal and post natal education, prevention and intervention of diseases.
  • Assist students in clinic days in respective rural units or health centers.
  • Assist doctors in physical examination and treatment.
  • Prepare and give immunization and medications.

Staff Nurse

Sto Nino Jesus Medical Center Foundation Inc., Baguio

Oct 2004Jun 2005

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
EMERGENCY UNIT

1. Performs emergency nursing care to patient admitted to the unit;
  • Interview patient or significant others related to chief complaint of the patient as basis for the initial care and management.
  • Assess patient's immediate needs like in a case of a patient having difficulty of breathing giving initial treatment like oxygen therapy and assist patient in proper positioning to ease difficulty of breathing, then immediate referral to the attending physician.
  • Classify or application of triage to patients having various cases like a pregnant mother in labor should be ushered to a physician specializing in obstetrics.
  • Administer medications such as stat (immediate) orders by physicians. Gives first aid during emergencies like oxygen to dyspneic patients and tepid sponge bath to febrile patients, CPR to patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Prepare intravenous fluid therapy as ordered by the physician by provide intravenous line to patient by insertion of a catheter through the patient's vein, insertion of foley catheter to clients who have problem with urination, insertion of nasogastric tube to patients in cases of corrosive chemical ingestion.
  • Assist in minor surgical procedure such as excision of mass or cyst, suturing of open wounds, etc. which can be perform at the minor surgical table observing and maintaining surgical asepsis.
  • Notify the laboratory or x-ray department personnel for emergency procedure prior to ushering them to the department and informing the dietary department personnel regarding the patient's diet per doctor's orders upon admitting the patient.
  • Checks consent form signed by patient at legal age or significant others in case the patient is a minor child or having mental illness consenting for admission and treatment or procedure rendered to him/her. Documenting case, interventions and treatment rendered to the patient on the blotter sheet for legal purposes.

2. Record and inform attending physician about unusual changes in the patient's condition under your care and also about the patient's desire for type of services like under charity services for underprivileged.

3. Assist the attending physician in performing physical examination to patient like providing privacy; draping while exposing area that needs to be assessed like the abdomen. Prepare equipment needed in physical examination such as suction apparatus, gloves, suturing set, etc.

4. Make necessary charges of supplies used for the patient. Sees to it that items in emergency unit and minor operating unit are complete. Checks availability of equipment, facilities and supplies and makes necessary requisition in order to maintain their availability. Requisitions for floor stocks from pharmacy.

5. Assist transport aides in transporting/transferring patients from emergency unit to their respective unit of confinement.

6. Ensure cleanliness and orderliness at the emergency unit and minor operating unit.

7. Coordinate with information/admission personnel for accurate census and with the police department regarding medico-legal cases such as stabbing, gunshot wound, etc.

8. Assist in the orientation of new nurses, nursing aides and clerks in the unit.

GENERAL WARD: ( Medical - Surgical Ward , OB-Gyne Ward , Pediatric Ward )

1. Utilizes the nursing process as a framework for professional practice such as in planning for the care of clients assigned in the area.
  • Admits patients from ER and provide direct nursing care.
  • Take and record vital signs including intake and output.
  • Monitor progress of labor, measuring fundic height and weight of the pregnant
mother.
  • Observe for signs and symptoms, institute immediate action when appropriate and do proper documentation.
  • Weighing newborn and providing cord care.
  • Identifies nursing need of patient, plan, execute and evaluate nursing care.
  • Performs nursing activities such as bathing, shampooing, perennial care and oral hygiene.
  • Assists patients in moving, maintaining balance alignment and utilizing good body mechanics.
  • Observe medical sepsis.
  • Reports pertinent observation to the physician.
  • Prepares patient for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and assists their physicians with such.
  • Assist physician during their examination.
  • Performs nebulization, bronchial tap, urinary catheterization, NGT insertions and enemas.
  • Administer ordered medications and assess patient for any reactions.
  • Perform I.V. therapy when ordered.
  • Discharge patient according to doctor's order.
  • Perform post mortem care.

2. Document all care rendered accurately.
  • Carry out all standard procedures ordered by the doctor in the care of all patients.
  • Transcribe doctor's order.

3. Assessment, planning to come up with acceptable nursing intervention appropriate to a specific identified nursing problem and evaluate each care rendered to come up with feedbacks as basis for future planning.
  • Responds appropriately to the patient's emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Acts as a liaison between patient and hospital personnel.
  • Explains to patient and family their roles in promoting successful therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Responsible in securing all available resources in the area of assignment such as emergency medications in the cart, functional equipment and give update reports.
  • Collaborate and coordinate to all members of the health team in the delivery of care to the clients.
  • Manage all the resources in the area needed for the care of the clients.
  • Update skills, knowledge and attitude to cope up with the dynamic demands of the nursing profession by attending seminars, lectures and reading related researches and journals for the improvement of care to all clients.
  • Demonstrate high competencies in communication process as basis of problem solving methods in the performance of nursing care.

INSTRUMENTS AND MACHINES USED
* Cardiac Monitor
* Suction Machine
* Pulse Oximeter
* Ambu bag
* Laryngoscope
* ET tubes
* Nebulizer Machine
* Infusion Pump
* ECG Machines

Staff Nurse

Pines City Doctors' Hospital, Baguio

Jan 2004Jun 2004

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

EMERGENCY UNIT

1. Performs emergency nursing care to patient admitted to the unit;
  • Interview patient or significant others related to chief complaint of the patient as basis for the initial care and management.
  • Assess patient’s immediate needs like in a case of a patient having difficulty of breathing giving initial treatment like oxygen therapy and assist patient in proper positioning to ease difficulty of breathing, then immediate referral to the attending physician.
  • Classify or application of triage to patients having various cases like a pregnant mother in labor should be ushered to a physician specializing in obstetrics.
  • Administer medications such as stat (immediate) orders by physicians. Gives first aid during emergencies like oxygen to dyspneic patients and tepid sponge bath to febrile patients, CPR to patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Prepare intravenous fluid therapy as ordered by the physician by provide intravenous line to patient by insertion of a catheter through the patient’s vein, insertion of foley catheter to clients who have problem with urination, insertion of nasogastric tube to patients in cases of corrosive chemical ingestion.
  • Assist in minor surgical procedure such as excision of mass or cyst, suturing of open wounds, etc. which can be perform at the minor surgical table observing and maintaining surgical asepsis.
  • Notify the laboratory or x-ray department personnel for emergency procedure prior to ushering them to the department and informing the dietary department personnel regarding the patient’s diet per doctor’s orders upon admitting the patient.
  • Checks consent form signed by patient at legal age or significant others in case the patient is a minor child or having mental illness consenting for admission and treatment or procedure rendered to him/her. Documenting case, interventions and treatment rendered to the patient on the blotter sheet for legal purposes.

2. Record and inform attending physician about unusual changes in the patient’s condition under your care and also about the patient’s desire for type of services like under charity services for underprivileged.

3. Assist the attending physician in performing physical examination to patient like providing privacy; draping while exposing area that needs to be assessed like the abdomen. Prepare equipment needed in physical examination such as suction apparatus, gloves, suturing set, etc.

4. Make necessary charges of supplies used for the patient. Sees to it that items in emergency unit and minor operating unit are complete. Checks availability of equipment, facilities and supplies and makes necessary requisition in order to maintain their availability. Requisitions for floor stocks from pharmacy.

5. Assist transport aides in transporting/transferring patients from emergency unit to their respective unit of confinement.

6. Ensure cleanliness and orderliness at the emergency unit and minor operating unit.

7. Coordinate with information/admission personnel for accurate census and with the police department regarding medico-legal cases such as stabbing, gunshot wound, etc.

8. Assist in the orientation of new nurses, nursing aides and clerks in the unit.

GENERAL WARD: ( Medical – Surgical Ward , OB-Gyne Ward , Pediatric Ward )

1. Utilizes the nursing process as a framework for professional practice such as in planning for the care of clients assigned in the area.
  • Admits patients from ER and provide direct nursing care.
  • Take and record vital signs including intake and output.
  • Monitor progress of labor, measuring fundic height and weight of the pregnant
mother.
  • Observe for signs and symptoms, institute immediate action when appropriate and do proper documentation.
  • Weighing newborn and providing cord care.
  • Identifies nursing need of patient, plan, execute and evaluate nursing care.
  • Performs nursing activities such as bathing, shampooing, perennial care and oral hygiene.
  • Assists patients in moving, maintaining balance alignment and utilizing good body mechanics.
  • Observe medical sepsis.
  • Reports pertinent observation to the physician.
  • Prepares patient for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and assists their physicians with such.
  • Assist physician during their examination.
  • Performs nebulization, bronchial tap, urinary catheterization, NGT insertions and enemas.
  • Administer ordered medications and assess patient for any reactions.
  • Perform I.V. therapy when ordered.
  • Discharge patient according to doctor’s order.
  • Perform post mortem care.

2. Document all care rendered accurately.
  • Carry out all standard procedures ordered by the doctor in the care of all patients.
  • Transcribe doctor’s order.

3. Assessment, planning to come up with acceptable nursing intervention appropriate to a specific identified nursing problem and evaluate each care rendered to come up with feedbacks as basis for future planning.
  • Responds appropriately to the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Acts as a liaison between patient and hospital personnel.
  • Explains to patient and family their roles in promoting successful therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Responsible in securing all available resources in the area of assignment such as emergency medications in the cart, functional equipment and give update reports.
  • Collaborate and coordinate to all members of the health team in the delivery of care to the clients.
  • Manage all the resources in the area needed for the care of the clients.
  • Update skills, knowledge and attitude to cope up with the dynamic demands of the nursing profession by attending seminars, lectures and reading related researches and journals for the improvement of care to all clients.
  • Demonstrate high competencies in communication process as basis of problem solving methods in the performance of nursing care.

INSTRUMENTS AND MACHINES USED

 Cardiac Monitor
 Suction Machine
 Pulse Oximeter
 Ambu bag
 Laryngoscope
 ET tubes
 Nebulizer Machine
 Infusion Pump
 ECG Machines

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saint Louis University,

2003

Skills

computer literate, know how to use MS word, excel and power point, can type 40wpm

Additional Information

TRAININGS AND SEMINARS 
 
Title: HIV/AIDS UPDATE 2003 
Place/Venue: Rizal Elementary School Pacdal, Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: May 2, 2003 
 
Title: First Aide Training ( standard ) 
Place/Venue: Philippine National Red Cross Training Hall, Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: July 21 - 24 , 2003 
 
Title: Basic Life Support Training ( BLS – CPR for Healthcare Providers ) 
Place/Venue: , Philippine National Red Cross Training Hall, Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: July 25 and 26 , 2003 
 
Title: Continuing Education Program :Advances in Nursing Seminars 
Place/Venue: Makati City, Philippines 
Date held: May 12 – June 25, 2004 
 
Title: Continuing Education Program : Comprehensive Review of Nursing Towards Excellence in Nursing Education 
Place/Venue: Makati City, Philippines 
Date held: July 5 – July 9, 2004 
 
Title: Creative Teaching for Nursing Educators: Towards Excellence in Nursing Education 
Place/Venue: Baguio Central University, Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: August 6, 2005 
 
Title: From Proposal to Publication: The Research Process in Nursing 
Place/Venue: Baguio Central University, Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: August 7, 2005 
 
Title: Advanced Series: ECG Interpretation 
Place/Venue: Baguio General Hospital, Cobalt Bldg., Baguio City, Philippines 
Date held: March 11, 2008
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