Melissa Howes, RN View Full Profile

Melissa Howes ,

Current: RN Supervisor/Educator at Core Medical Group
Past: RN charge nurse at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place Rehabiliation Center
RN Charge/House Supervisor at Monroe Manor
Education: Moberly Area Community College

Summary

Travel RN Supervisor/Charge Nurse specializing in Geriatric care for 15 years with a proven track record in education and management. Ability to communicate effectively between residents families physicians and CNAs. Energetic and motivational leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care.

Travel LTC RN Supervisior/Charge Nurse and Clinical Staff Educator provided new staff orientations, inservices, and education in Point Click Care including emar transitioning for several facilities.

Served as a Director of Health Occupations and taught geriatric concepts to vocational and medical students.

Provided direction and supervision to CNA's and LPN's, delegated duties effectively, and completed staff performance evaluations.

Initiated weekly team meetings to discuss patient care issues.

Assessed at-risk patients, interfaced with physicians, implemented prescribed protocols and formulated patient care plans as prescribed.

Provided care and counseling to hospice patients and their families.

Performed as role of charge nurse when needed and coordinated and completed admissions and discharges to facility.

Administered enema treatments, nebulizer treatments, intramuscular and subcutaneously injections, ophthalmic, gastrointestinal, intravenous medications and provided enteral tube feedings as prescribed by physician.

Tracheotomy care including wound-VAC maintenance, wound cleaning and changing catheters and dressings.

Monitored blood glucose levels in diabetic patients through use of glucometer and interfaced with laboratories to obtain results of analysis and follow-up on STAT orders.

Transmitted pharmaceutical prescriptions for dispensing and interfaced with pharmacist on dosages and refills.