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Darlene Cameron

102 South Central Ave, New Albany, MS 38652 - (662) 401-4444


Career Focus
* Detail-oriented RN with 5+ years experience in clinical setting. Skilled in pr
oviding acute and chronic care.
* Patient-focused Registered Nurse with a background in geriatric care.
* Responsible RN with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 5+ years of
experience in healthcare.
* Multi-task-oriented RN with experience ensuring high standards of culturally c
ompetent care for wide variety of patients with diverse needs.

Skills
* Specialize in: chronic illness, COPD, * Meticulous organizational skil
ls
Diabetes, Asthma, CHF, MI and Stroke * Solid clinical skills coupled with
patient care patient and family -focused
* IV/PO/IM drug administration people skills
* Advanced problem-solving skills * Strong admission RN experience
* Strong office/sales management * Training staff in HOM and HED
experience computerized charting
* 10+ years experience in sales, accounts * 3+ years experience in auditing/
payable/receivable and court collections supervising multiple locations

Accomplishments

Supervision
* Trained and mentored new nursing staff. Collaboration
* Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care. Implementatio
n
* Developed and assisted in implementation of patient care packages. Documentati
on
* Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation. Assessment
* Executed full patient assessments, including NG, PEG and G tubes. Patient Care

* Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital requirements.


* Successfully provided quality care to 15 patients maximum in hospital environm
ent.
* Treated patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, chronic illness, res
piratory failure, and drug overdoses.
* Ensured quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment, and referra
l for a broad range of patients.
* Clinical Skills
* Photography and measurement of patient wounds and pressure ulcers on admit to
hospital.
Reporting
* Prepared regular charts on patient's health related history, medication restri
ctions and allergies.
Patient Advocacy
* Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician
instructions to patients.

Patient Education
* Educated patients in regards to hospital policies, medical procedure steps, r
ecovery
measures and medication instructions.
Surgical Preparation
* Assisted in patient surgery preparation and post-op care by administering prop
er medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
Family Support
* Provided support to families through education on procedures, regimens prevent
ion and care.
Compliance
* Maintained compliance with regulatory standards by HIPPA and Joint Commission.
Training
* Trained hospital staff in Horizon Order Management (HOM) and Horizon Expert Do
cumentation (HED) computerized charting.

Career Chronology
Baptist Memorial Hospital April 2005 to September 2010
Charge Nurse
Oxford, MS
Logan's Roadhouse January 2002 to January 2005
Waitress/Trainer
Tupelo, MS
Speedee Cash January 2001 to January 2002
Manager
Tupelo, MS
Bassett Furniture February 2000 to January 2001
Sales Associate
Tupelo, MS
Cash In A Flash March 1997 to February 2000
Supervisor
Tupelo, MS
Casabella Direct Furniture September 1988 to November 1996
Office/Sales Mgr
Corinth, MS
NOTE: There is a four month period I didn't work between Casabella Direct
Furiture and Cash In A Flash due to a divorce.
Education and Training
Itawamba Community College 2005
Nursing
ADN
Fulton, MS
Northeast MS Community College 1993, 1986-1987
No degree
Booneville, MS
Belmont High School 11
GED
Belmont, MS

Certifications
BLS - AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
Registered Nurse - State of Mississippi License # R871973
Certificate of Appreciation for Nursing Excellence in Education - 2010

Affiliations
American Nurses Association

Keywords
RN, medical surgical experience, Admission Nurse, clinical experience, triple lu
men, management experience, patient relations, insertion of lines, cardiology, i
ntravenous therapy, passing medications, CPR, infection control, health educatio
n, chronic illness, teaching HOM and HED computer programs.