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GINGER GREER, RN, MSN, CWS, FACCWS Arlington, TX • 817-505-8922 • email@example.com • www.linkedin.com/in/gingergreer/ Professional Summary Master's prepared Registered Nurse with 14 years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to primarily geriatric patients with acute and chronic conditions. My focus is always to improve patient outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration and high quality nursing care, provide patient and family education, and offer support for mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Striving to assist patients to return to their highest level of functioning and self-care serves to maintain their autonomy, dignity, and self-image. I am also a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) with 6+ years experience providing wound treatment and management strategies and education to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities. I have recognized a gap in general nursing education regarding wounds, wound treatment, and prevention of pressure related wounds. The education I provided to the nurses in my LTC client list resulted in: reduction of pressure related wounds, increased wound management knowledge, improved wound care techniques, shorter wound healing times, and better patient outcomes. Throughout my career I have been regularly sought out by coworkers and associates for clinical guidance and assistance, and am considered a trusted advisor in many different types of situations. Licenses Registered Nurse in the state of Texas Certified Wound Specialist Skill Highlights Successful treatment of chronic wounds Detail oriented Strong natural leadership abilities Learn very quickly Outstanding critical thinking and Strong computer skills problem solving skills Excellent written and verbal Exceptional ability to teach and mentor communication skills others Professional Experience Clinical Specialist 10/2006 to 05/2013 American Medical Technologies – National DMEPOS Company – Irvine, CA ***Computer Super User – Because of my expertise with the new wound documentation program implemented in 2008, I was asked to be a resource for other employees needing guidance, education, and troubleshooting assistance. I assisted co-workers to understand the program’s functionality, reduce errors, and improve documentation quality. ***Beta tester for new software programs and computer technology – Because of my skill and appreciation for technology, I was given the opportunity to test new technology and offer feedback/suggestions from a field clinician standpoint to improve user interface and functionality in the field. ***Clinical Specialist Mentor – Due to my knowledge, skills, work performance, and ability to teach others, I was chosen to be a training mentor for new clinical specialists. Daily Job Duties: Perform monthly and as needed bedside rounds with facility staff to assess resident wounds, educate staff at bedside and during rounds, and formulate treatment plans to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Strive to enhance facility staff awareness of current wound care standards and advances, and assist them to incorporate those advances into their wound management programs to improve quality of care. Provide guidance with meeting CMS and state regulations regarding wound program activities. Provide education to clients regarding pathophysiology of wound healing, assessment, treatment selection, and documentation to improve overall wound program effectiveness and quality. Charge Nurse 07/2001 to 10/2006 Hendrick Medical Center – 522 bed medical center - Abilene, TX ***Super User – Serve as a leader and resource on my unit to help others learn and integrate the computerized documentation system. ***Promoted to Charge Nurse in 2002 Assigned to 20 bed long-term post-acute unit. General nursing duties include: Provide direct patient care including assessments, medications, ostomy care, various treatments, initiate and monitor IV therapies (antibiotics, blood products, fluids, etc), assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), and strive to improve patient outcomes through encouragement, support, and education. Typically 5 or 6 patients per nurse. As the charge nurse, responsibilities include: Supervise floor nurses and aides to ensure optimal unit functioning and quality patient care, make staff shift assignments, communicate with other hospital departments, monitor and report patient status changes and communicate with physicians, document and ensure initiation of physician orders, prepare end of shift reports, and resolve staff, family, and patient issues. Often, due to short staffing, I was required to take a full patient load in addition to charge nurse duties. In those situations, my time management skills and the ability to multi-task proved extremely beneficial. Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse 10/1999 to 08/2001 Coronado Nursing Center – 217 bed Skilled Nursing Facility - Abilene, TX General long-term care floor nurse and charge nurse duties to include: Provide direct patient care including assessments, medications, ostomy care, various treatments, assist with ADLs, and ensure all resident needs are met. Typical load per floor nurse was 40 residents. Monitor and report patient status changes to physicians, document and initiate physician orders. In charge of nurse aide assignments, assure assigned tasks are completed, and monitor nurse aide activities to ensure quality resident care. Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse 07/1999 to 10/1999 Bellhaven Nursing Center – 130 bed Skilled Nursing Facility - Killeen, TX General long-term care floor nurse and charge nurse duties to include: Provide direct patient care including assessments, medications, ostomy care, various treatments, assist with ADLs, and ensure all resident needs are met. Monitor and report patient status changes to physicians, document and initiate physician orders. In charge of nurse aide assignments, assure assigned tasks are completed, and monitor nurse aide activities to ensure quality resident care. Education and Training Master of Science in Nursing - 2012 Walden University - Minneapolis, MN 4.0 GPA Specialization in Nursing Informatics Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 2004 University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ 3.8 GPA Graduated with Honors Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - 2001 Cisco Junior College - Abilene, TX 3.4 GPA Certificate-Licensed Vocational Nursing - 1999 Temple College - Temple, TX 3.7 GPA Dean’s List Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
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