1 SANDRA AGAZIE RN, BSN CMSRN Received 3/31/2014 (b)(6) SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Dedicated Administrator with 10 years (Nursing experience) of practical and clinical experience in providing quality, patient-centered care in a hospital and community settings. Strong comprehensive background in Medical/Surgical, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Home Health, Long term care, and Developmental disabilities nursing. EXPERTISE AND ACHIEVEMENTS Experienced in the field of Home health, Orthopedic, Medical /surgical, neurological and developmental nursing for 10 years. Adherence to the civil rights and the values of respect and inclusion for people with disabilities. Nursing characterized by aspects of care that focus on the maintenance of health, development of skills, communication, socialization and participation in community life. Completed comprehensive clinical assessment needed to identify support needs and to facilitate person centered planning process. Coordinated services for individual that have been identified as needed assistance to access the care that they needs, provided supports, advocacy and community linkage for services. Developed a plan of care for the individual from admission to discharge and monitored the individual progress toward desired outcomes through assessments and evaluations. Obtained my Medical Surgical Clinical Certification through AMSN. Participated in reading the Tuberculosis vaccinations for Emory healthcare Employees. Article published in the Emory Newsletter "What Magnet Means to Me" Qualified as a Clinical Nurse Preceptor Good knowledge of Georgia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Community Health and Department of Human Services policies and regulations. Attended programs to keep and enhance clinical competency. Completes annual reports and strategic plans for the developmental Disabilities and the board as required by statutes. Participates and represent the Developmental Disabilities, Area Agency on aging (AAA) Board in professional networks, councils and other collaborative bodies related to the local system of care for developmental disabilities, elderly populations services and programs. Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to critical and emergency conditions. Energetic and hardworking with the ability to adapt the environment very easily. Exceptionally good communication and demonstration skills. Great ability to deal with the problems and queries of patient and their families. Provided competent and dignified patient care. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology. Excellent communicational and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to deal with the patient's queries and problems. Advocate for patients rights; strive to understand a patient s needs and concerns. Personable with a positive attitude; interface well with patients and Families. Educate patients and their families on disease processes, medical-surgical procedures and other aspects of therapeutic regimens, including medication and pain management techniques. Collaborated effectively with an interdisciplinary team of medical and health care professionals comprised of a physician, nurse manager, dietician, social worker, case manager, and physical therapist. Provided information about different plans to patients and their family. Created reports of relevant observations including patient and family. Great ability to deal with the problems and queries of patient and their families. Charting Recording, and documentation of patient care. Medical terminology and medication administration skills.
2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONSULTANT OF GENERAL HOSPITAL AND PERSONAL USE DEVICES. November 2013 to Present FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, SILVER SPRING, MD Reviews and evaluate data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational general Hospital products Reviews and evaluate data concerning infection control, personal use devices and makes appropriate Recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Reviews and evaluate strategies and programs designed to communicate with the public about the risks and benefits of FDA-regulated products so as to facilities optimal use of these products. Advises the Commissioner of the Food and Drugs on methods to effectively communicate risk associated with products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in discharging responsibilities as they relate to helping to ensure safe and effective drugs for human use and any other products for which the Food and Drug Administration has regulatory responsibilities. CEO OF SANZIE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. January 2010 to Present SANZIE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Train all employees in the orientation and training process. Develop and collaborate on all needs assessment projects for Developmental disabilities program with the primary focus on the organization of the developmental disabilities components. Develop application packets and instructions for the annual allocation cycle with the primary responsibility allocated to the Developmental disabilities and Private Home Care program Responsible for ensuring that the RN's are responsible for supervising services provided to medically frail client's if applicable, and determine which clients are appropriate. Evaluate provider contract compliance, key performance indictors based on outcome measures defined in the contract program plans. Defines corrective action as necessary and monitors improvement, primary area of emphasis: developmental disabilities. Perform supervisory home visits to each client's residence at least every 122 days and at least and occasionally visit while the companion and sitter is present and working. Perform supervisory home visits to each clients' residence at least every 62 days and at least and occasionally visit while the aide is present and working. Annually assess and supervise the performance of the employees of Sanzie Healthcare Services through direct observation and demonstration of the tasks that the employees are assigned to perform. Oversee the entire Sanzie healthcare Services daily business operation with full authority and responsibility to make decision regarding any business or client's related issues or concerns, Process employee payroll and answers any billing questions, preside over staff meetings and attended annual meetings and other healthcare related meetings.
3 Attend to client's compliant and find quick resolutions and ensure that every Sanzie healthcare services Employee follows SHCS policies and procedures. Adhere to Sanzie Healthcare Services policies and procedures, presented real professional appearance and demonstrated positive attitude. CEO OF SANZIE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAM. January 2010 to Present SANZIE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. FAYETTEVILLE GA. Overseeing the Nurse Aide Training Program in its entirety, making sure all necessary paperwork s for the On-site review are in in order. Assisting SHCS instructors in resolving any issues with students, making occasional on-site visits to Classrooms/labs. Ensure all SHCS equipment are in working order at all times; Perform supervisory visitation to clinical sites to ensure proper instructions by Instructors are taking place Assisting with compilation of materials presented for the approval or re-approval prior to submitting to the State of Georgia Nurse Aide Training Program and overseeing the in-facility test dates scheduled by SHCS Nurse Aide Training Program. Developed and implemented the SHCS School policy, ensuring that SHCS Nurse Aide Training Programs is in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations as stated in the 42CFR and with the Georgia State guidelines. Developmental Disabilities RN, Supervisor January 2010 to 2011 Favored Healthcare Services, Buford, GA Training and supervising direct support staff, who are similar to nurse s aides or home health aides but with numerous additional responsibilities. Manages the cases of Individuals who are on several medications, in constant need of monitoring and hands on care, and connected with multiple doctors Identifying needs, balancing multiple requests, and educating others, as new patient issues arise, supervising staff, and making arrangements for immediate and regular patient care Implementing different alternative approaches to develop & implement behavior support plans for Developmental Disabilities clients, working closely with medical team members. SKILLED NURSING RN (SUPERVISOR) February 2008 to 2010 MOXEY RESIDENTIAL AND NURSING CARE FACILITY, COLLEGE PARK, GA Maintained nursing characterized by aspect of care that focus on the maintenance of health, development of skills, communication, socialization and participation in community. Customized the nursing care for each resident, to provide high quality care, utilizing a team-based clinical pathways focus
4 Completed a thorough comprehensive nursing assessment annually, prior to the person's annual Individual Support plan (ISP) and as the person's health status changes. Assisted each Developmental disability client with language and communication skills Assisted with ADLs, providing physical care for individuals with physical, mental or behavioral disabilities. Provided resident choice, independence and a lifetime journey of active aging. Residents are encouraged to achieve their dreams which may include white water rafting, going to the movies, or something as simple as fishing and enjoying a picnic. Ensured that all interventions are implemented within the established Individual Support plan and are carried in a safe, timely and appropriate manner. Evaluated the individual progress towards attainment of outcomes and goals. Measurable Expected outcome, interventions and implementations were documented appropriately. Patient Care Facilitator Registered Nurse/Quality Assurance/Emory Nurse Preceptor February 2007 to May 2012 Emory University Midtown Hospital, Atlanta, GA Developed a comprehensive person centered plan in collaboration with the individual with developmental disability and their support team and developed behavior support and crisis support plan to address their individual behavior needs. Performed daily Intentional rounding on all patients on the unit assessing if nurses are addressing patient pain, personal and potty need every hour or as needed. Monitored the fall and pressure ulcer compliance on the floor and implementing interventions when needed. Utilized the nursing process to direct and deliver comprehensive nursing care to patients in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. Provided direct patient care to pre- and post-operative orthopedic, medical and surgical patients. Provided direct patient care based upon Health care Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Polices, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. Safely administered medications, and educate patients and their families on the proper use of orthopedic equipment with a focus on safety and pain management techniques. Developed and implement training courses and organized seminars to help educate and train new nurses and staff. Supervised, demonstrated, taught, and observed new nurses on my unit in clinical activities in order to aid in their development and to insure proper patient care. Supervised, managed and assisted the nursing staff, provided administrative support and patient care. Provided guidance on administrating care to new patients to those with special needs and answering questions regarding protocol.
5 Educated patients with specific condition, including precautions, potential post-op complications, etc. Communicated effectively with patients, conferring with doctors on patient's progress and reporting special circumstances. Monitored patients closely for changes in condition and advocate as needs arise Positioned patients with respect to proper alignment, using understanding of body mechanics Enhanced patient status to return to baseline function or better, using multi-modal approach and communicating with various therapies and resources (PT, OT, RT, ST, pharmacy, social work, and chaplain.) Managed pain effectively, implementing position changes, cold therapy, activity, timely administration of analgesics with consideration of prior function (chronic pain, assistive devices, emotional requirements) Set up and maintained various components of orthopedic equipment: Cryocuff, femoral nerve blocks, CPM, traction and overhead frame Maintained supportive relationship with coworkers, supervised and delegated task to Nurses and nursing assistant personnel. Assisted in survey compliance, quality assurance and staff development duties as assigned.
6 PRIVATE HOMECARE NURSE February 2006 to March 2011 IDEAL HEALTHCARE LLC. POWERSPRING, GA Promoted client's independence by establishing client care goals; teaching client's, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; and answering questions. Assisted developmentally delayed patients with personal hygiene, nutrition and daily activities. Assured quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health against patient care goals, and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following doctor's orders and agencies philosophies and standards of care set by State Board of Nursing and IDEAL HEALTHCARE. Resolved client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. Documented client care services by charting in client records. Protected clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participated in professional societies. REGISTERED NURSE January 2004 to January 2006 NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL, ATLANTA, GA Assessed patient status and notify physicians of any clinical changes. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Performed clinical tasks according to hospital policies. Assisted patients with personal hygiene, nutrition and daily activities. Reinforced and assisted in educating and teaching patients/significant other(s) as delegated by the professional care provider. (Lovenox teaching). Took temperatures, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and heart beat to detect deviations from normal Assessed the condition and care of clients to determine if there is a need to contact the consulting physician. Directed care of patients with infectious diseases such as mrsa, vre and etc. Educated patients and their families on different disease process, medical-surgical procedures and other aspects of therapeutic regimens. Administered intradermal and subcutaneous injections.
7 EDUCATION SOUTHERN CRECENT TECHNICAL SCHOOL, 2011 GRIFFIN, GA DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DSP GPA: (b)(6) Assessed the ability to facilitate person centered thinking, planning and actions. Demonstrated the ability to collect information about the community's services and resources that are available to your learning to your individual. CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2004 CLAYTON, GA (b) BACHELORS IN NURSING GPA: (6) (b)(6) Received an Honor's award while maintaining a GPA average after graduating from school of nursing. CERTIFICATIONS Registered Nurse (Georgia Board of Nursing) (B.S.N) (b) (4) Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), GA 12/20/2010. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor, GA Direct Support Certificate (DSP), GA Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program (CPI), GA KEYWORD SUMMARY AFFILIATIONS Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).
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