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Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 140 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet’s 275-acre main campus is in Bourbonnais, I...
Awards & Recognition
Larina Branch of Lansing, Illinois, one of four Olivet students to receive prestigious NURSE Corps ScholarshipLansing resident Larina Branch is one of four students in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Olivet Nazarene University to receive the prestigious 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship, awarded by...Spring 2015Verified by Olivet Nazarene University
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Assistant Patient Care ManagerAugust 2011 - Present• Provide guidance for unit staff members with focus on team work and positive relationships for quality patient care. • Promote company six standards of quality, mission, and contribute to the overall growth of the organization. • Manage patient care expenses such as labor, medical supplies in addition to unit base expenses and achieving financial target. • Ensure patient care requirements are met with appropriate competence, safety and delivery. • Provide patient improvement by responding and resolving patient care issues or concerns. • Monitor and analyze results of performance improvement and other quality care indicators and recommended solutions to improve patient care • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team including director, case managers and stroke educator to provide appropriate direction and follow-up care for CVA patients.
Medical/Surgical/Stroke Registered NurseAugust 2008 - April 2011Perform a comprehensive range of clinical functions in the 54-bed Medical Surgical/Stroke Unit. • Held responsibility as charge nurse for overseeing patient care and staffing assignments by coordinating patient placement with communication to bed control and balancing staffing needs according to unit census with communication to the nursing office. • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team members, working closely with physicians, nurses, technicians and therapists to formulate, implement and modify individual care plans. • Managed, coordinated care, and educated patients and family members on stroke risk and prevention. • Assessed patient’s condition; administer medication, I.V. maintenance, and record document into computerized Soarian System and Medication Administration System. • Monitored cardiac patients with telemetry monitoring and respond to medical emergencies as needed. • Maintained advocacy, ethical and quality care for each patient and family by building solid, trusting relationships and also with staff generating positive feedback and patient satisfaction. • Prepared patients for surgery and follow up care post surgery
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Certified Nurse AssistantApril 2002 - February 2007• Assisted residents with A.M. ADL’s such as bathing, dressing, hair and nail care • Prepared residents for meals and assist with feeding • Maintained intake and output records • Measured and record vital signs and obtain specimens • Performed restorative and rehabilitative procedures • Provided daily Range of Motion Exercises • Assisted R.N. with sterile and nonsterile dressing changes • Recorded all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner
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