Monday, August 23, 2010

Colorado RN


In His Hands, He's Got The Whole World...
In My Hands, I Hold The Hearts of My Patients. 

Linda J. Meikle, RN
Lifelong Nurse - Experienced Leader
 
Exceptional, Professional, Competent

E-mail: bestnurse@usa.com
Phone: (614) 329-7513 

► Medical Supervisor in acute care, skilled, and long-term care
► Computer proficient in Word, Excel, electronic charting, Epic, and more
► Credentialed Trainer in e-charting, Epic (a medical software application)
► Skilled in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care
► Positive, professional, problem solver, and mentor
► Patient advocate/family satisfaction to provide a safe, healing environment
► Knowledgeable with JCAHO and Medicare regulations
► Diverse experience - leadership positions in assisted living, hospitals, long-
     term care, skilled care, hospice, MRDD, and home care
► Experienced nurse, professional photographer, freelance writer


QUALIFICATIONS
Former Nursing Agency Business Owner
Trainer for EPIC
Teaching Certified Aides
Computer OS Windows
Supervisor


Nursing Homes
Skilled Nursing Care
ICU/ED/CCU/Psych
Diverse software applications
EPIC Credentialed
Home Health Care
American Red Cross Instructor
Microsoft Word/Excel/Access
ICF & ICFMR
ACLS Certified
Post Acute Medical/Surgical
Leader/Manager
Rehabilitation
NG, Foleys, Treatments,
IV Certified, PICC lines, CV ports
Sales/Professional Photographer
Photography Business
Published Author

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
3-16-2010 – 07-23-2010
Credentialed Epic Trainer as RN through Profero Solutions
Train and educate medical staff on use of Epic e-charting software

Maxim Health Care Services, Columbus, OH
Licensed Practical Nurse / Registered Nurse
02-07-2007 – 11-17-2008
Manage care plans, direct patient care, G-tubes, tracheotomy, ventilators,
Instruct patients and families, advocate for patients, pediatric home care

Licensed Practical Nurse - Staff Nurse
02-16-2006 – 08-23-2007
New Albany Gardens, New Albany, OH
Assisted Living, skilled care, rehabilitation, long-term care nursing

Licensed Practical Nurse
10-19-2003 – 08-17-2007
K-Force Professional Staffing (Ohio & Florida)
Agency staff nurse in nursing homes, hospitals, workshops

Licensed Practical Nurse - Staff Nurse
04-24-2004 – 12-14-2004
Heartland of Zephyrhills (HCR Facility), Zephyrhills, FL
Medications, IV’s, treatments, documentation, patient care

Center Manager for Seniors 2003 – 2004
Neighborly Care Network, Palm Harbor, FL
Management, budget, supervision of staff and more

LPN Supervisor (MR/DD Group Homes) 2000 – 2002
ResCare of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH
Worked with director to maintain site-free nursing department
Supervision of nurses, plans of care, documentation, nurse staffing

Administrator/Owner - Nursing Agency 1997 – 2000
Angelwings Health Care Services, Columbus, OH
Nurse staffing/Teaching/Education/Instructor

Health Care Administrator & Marketing Coordinator 1989 – 1997
Teresa’s Country Homes (40-beds), Berrien Springs, Michigan
Directed health care and assisted day-to-day management of business

EDUCATION

RETS College of Nursing, Westerville, OH March, 2010
Associate Degree in Nursing: RN/NCLEX

Pre-Nursing College Courses 1971 - 2008
Lake Michigan College, Columbus State Community College,
and Andrews University

Dayton School of Practical Nursing, Dayton, OH 1971
Licensed Practical Nurse

CERTIFICATIONS

American Red Cross CPR Instructor/Volunteer

Credentialed Trainer in Epic (a medical software application)

LPN Supervisor Course – State of Florida

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

IV Certification

Member of the American Nurses Association (ANA)

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