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THERESA DUELL

5467 Tesoro Court


San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-5394
PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:
To secure a new profession that helps to care of the disabled and elderly popul
ations.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
An energetic and enthusiastic individual with extensive experience in medical e
nvironments. Additional areas of expertise include:
* Strong in interpersonal communications and public relations. Able to relate w
ell with a wide range of people.
* Good organizer, who knows the value of efficient plan and effective time mana
gement.
* Capable of establishing and coordinating the most detailed activities to incr
ease team performance.
* A self-starter with proven success in accomplishing assigned tasks in a timel
y fashion without direct supervision.
* Competent, professional attention to detail, pride in generating quality perf
ormance and achievement.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
DE ANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Cupertino, CA
R.N. - A.A. Degree in Nursing, 1985
L.V.N. - Certificate of Completion, 1976
HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL, Cupertino, CA
Diploma - 1974
Continuing Education for R.N. Certification and personal growth
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Employed
Employer
Title
11/97 - 8/09
Kaiser-Permanente
Advice Nurse
* Provided telephone assessment and advice for general medical, OB-GYN and pedi
atric member calls and inquiries.
* Used Windows NT to access online protocols to determine appropriate action, e
.g. booking appointments, provide medical advice and/or send a message to the ph
ysician.
Employed
Employer
Title
7/91/11/97 and
4/86-4/89
Kaiser-Permanente
RN Emergency Department
Patient assessment and intervention in an acute care environment in a high volum
e, 20 bed Emergency Room
Nursing Activities:
* IV Therapy
* Phlebotomy
* Dispensing Medications
* Performing EKGs
* Assisting Physicians
* Chest tube insertion
* Suction curettage
* Fracture reduction
* Endoscopy
* Patient Triage
* Charge Nurse duties
* Patient Education and Discharge Planning
* Crisis Intervention
* Suicide attempts
* Child abuse
* Rape
Employed
Employer
Title
4/89-7/91
Kaiser-Permanente
RN, Peri-operative Nursing
Duties, Responsibilities:
* Trained circulating and scrub nurse in the following areas:
* Orthopedics
* Vascular
* General
* Plastic Surgery
* OB-GYN
* ENT
* Urology
* Patient prep
* Assisted with Intubation/Extubation
Employed
Employer
Title
9/81-3/86
Cupertino Medical Clinic
Clinic L.V.N.
Duties, Responsibilities:
* Patient assessment and intervention
* IV Therapy
* Phlebotomy
* Dispensing medications
* Performing EKGs
* Patient Triage
* Assisting Physicians
* Examinations
* Minor procedures
Employed
Employer
Title
2/77-9/80
Community Hospital, Los Gatos
L.V.N.
Duties, Responsibilities:
* Provide nursing care on a stepdown unit with telemetry monitoring
* Dispensed medications
* Monitored Ivs
* Team leadership
* Delegated responsibilities to Nas and LVNs to ensure comfort, hygiene and saf
ety for patients.