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Keith With

Registered Nurse

5 years of experience

Passionate and dedicated Nurse with over six years of healthcare experience in a variety of medical settings, including private family practices, emergency units, ICU, neonatal units, geriatric units, and rehabilitation centers. Vast experience dealing with a very broad range of medical conditions. Bringing forth the ability to thoroughly and accurately assess the health of patients, and prescribe the proper treatment programs for optimal health moving forward. Adept in working as a collaborative team member to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care possible.

 

 

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Work Experience

2013 - 2017

University of California Medical Center

Registered Nurse

Richmond, CA

  • Assured quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards recommended necessary adjustments
  • Promoted patient's recovery by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient and family to understand conditions, medications, and self - care skills
  • Developed daily staffing assignments according to staff ability and patient acuity
  • Worked cohesively with physicians, assuring updates and pertinent information was passed on in a timely manner for optimal patient care
  • Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.
  • Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
  • Supervise nurses' aides or assistants.
  • Prepare patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Provide medical treatment or personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, or instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.
  • Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.
  • Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.

2008 - 2015

Rush University Medical Center

Care Partner

Richmond

  • Responsible for making daily staffing assignments, rounded with physicians, served as mentor for new hires, and conflict resolution.
  • Assured quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards and recommended necessary adjustments.
  • Promoted patient's recovery by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient and family to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
  • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries.
  • Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
  • Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults.
  • Diagnose or treat chronic health care problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
  • Treat or refer patients for primary care conditions such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.
  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary.
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice including reimbursement of services.
  • Supervise or coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
  • Schedule follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.
  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
  • Provide patients or caregivers with assistance in locating health care resources.
  • Advocate for accessible health care that minimizes environmental health risks.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources.

2005 - 2008

University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Clinical Nursing Simulation Lab Instructor

Minneapolis

  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing, and community health care practices.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Demonstrate patient care in clinical units of hospitals.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Mentor junior and adjunct faculty members.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Coordinate training programs with area universities, clinics, hospitals, health agencies, or vocational schools.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Test raw materials, processes, or finished products to determine quality or quantity of materials or characteristics of a substance.
  • Supervise or instruct other technicians or laboratory assistants.
  • Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
  • Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, or narratives.
  • Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
  • Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
  • Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer.
  • Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
  • Plan and conduct teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Confer with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas, and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and occupational areas.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for school systems.
  • Conduct or participate in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote the intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students.
  • Organize production and design of curriculum materials.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs and district standards.
  • Advise teaching and administrative staff in curriculum development, use of materials and equipment, and implementation of state and federal programs and procedures.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of state education codes, and rules and regulations of state education boards.
  • Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula, and use these tools to determine whether program objectives are being met.
  • Address public audiences to explain program objectives and to elicit support.
  • Prepare grant proposals, budgets, and program policies and goals, or assist in their preparation.
  • Develop instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
  • Update the content of educational programs to ensure that students are being trained with equipment and processes that are technologically current.
  • Prepare or approve manuals, guidelines, and reports on state educational policies and practices for distribution to school districts.
  • Inspect instructional equipment to determine if repairs are needed, and authorize necessary repairs.
  • Develop classroom-based and distance learning training courses, using needs assessments and skill level analyses.
  • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in cataloging, distributing, and maintaining educational materials and equipment in curriculum libraries and laboratories.

2004 - 2007

None University

Nurse

Motown

  • Perform admission assessments for patients admitted through Emergency Room.
  • Record and monitor patient vitals; collaborate with physicians and nursing staff to assure patients’ care plans are adhered to and adjusted as needed.
  • Manage caseload of ten patients per shift; train patients and/or caretakers on treatment procedures for after discharge.
  • Conduct daily assessments of assigned patients. Maintain comprehensive records of observations of patients’ conditions.
  • Update supervisors and physicians apprised of changes in patients’ conditions.
  • Assisted Charge Nurse and RN’s in intake assessments for patients.

Education

2011 - 2013

BSN

Rush University

Rush, MD, United States

Skills


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Effective leadership skills to assist nursing team for providing best comfort, safety and care for patients

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to support and educate patients, families and assist doctors during treatment of patients
  • Ability to think quickly and take decisions discreetly during emergencies
  • Strong observational skills, with abilities to provide accurate reports to doctors about changes in patients' conditions

Dedicated Charge Nurse with over 6+ years of experience in medical field, capable of providing astute care to patients. Proficient in working under stressful situations, and offering services to aging patients. Strong delegation and leadership skills with excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Sound knowledge of clinical nursing, and surgical procedures
  • Ability to collaborate with medical professionals, and make appropriate staff assignment for patients
  • Hands-on experience in providing treatment care to aging geriatric patients admitted for long-term care
  • Capable of delegating responsibilities to nursing staff as per the need of the department
  • Familiar with various assessment techniques, evaluation of symptoms for chronic diseases, and implementation of correct treatment plan
  • Exceptional leadership qualities and team player
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills