Patricia M

Admissions Director


Admissions Director


Orangevale, CA

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PATRICIA MORRISON, RN 9132 Kendrick Way Orangevale,CA 95662 (916) 410-9597 (530) 919-5624 WORK EXPERIENCE: January 2008- RN April 2008 Valley Health Care Rancho Cordova, Sacramento RN duties at Folsom Prison and California State Prison Sacramento. Worked in an enviornment that required con- stant observation of vigilance. Required tremendous skills in observation of Inmate/Patients, listening closely to their medical problems, correlating these with my clinical evalua- tion, accurately diagnosing and communicating my Nursing diagnosis with the appropriate medical specialist and the Correctional Officers. Used skills of obvservation to quickly determine a potentially violent Inmate, keep calm and com municate effectively with Correctional Officers. July 2004- RN August 2006 Heritage Oaks Psychiatric Hospital Sacramento, CA Charge RN responsibilities for severly mentally ill adolescents and adults. Coordinated treatment of these Patients with MD's, Social Workers and other healthcare professionals. Provided mentoring and training for Medical and Nursing students. Wrote extensive Care Plans and instructed Medical Assistants, Psychiatric Technicians and LVN's how to implement these Plans of Care. Interviewed and evaluated Patients to assess their response to my Team's interventions, medications and therapeutic enviornment. Worked with a large variety of psychiatric illnesses and situations including active suicide ideation and attempts, serious depression, psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia and boarderline personality disorders. Managed crisis intervention, administered emergency sedation and worked closely with Psychiatrists. Medically triaged new Patients and responded to any medical needs of Patients. March 2004- RN June 2004 Intellistaff Nursing Agancy Sacramento, CA Worked as an RN at several Sacramento-area acute care hospitals. I continued to develop and apply an outstanding ability to quickly learn the unique working enviroment and ' institutional memory' of individual hospitals while providing excellent RN care for seriously ill and injured Patients. Supervised LVN's and Nursing Assistants. Effectively communicated with Doctors, Pharmacists, and Lab Technicians regarding critical situations with my Patients, if this was needed. December 2003- RN March 2004 Mercy Folsom Hospital Folsom, CA RN responsibilities for very ill, injured and post-operative Patients. Responded to 'Code Blue' situations and supervised other healthcare team members. May 2000- RN March 2002 Sutter Roseville Hospital RN duties on a busy Acute Care Medical/Surgical unit. Also, worked in the Emergency Department and Pediatric Unit and Concentrated Care units when needed. Supervised other Health Care professionals on an 8-bed unit admitting Patients with pneumonia, Acute renal failure, sepsis, diabetes, multi-system failure post-operative and other life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Worked closely with RN students during their clinical training and participated in preceptor program for newly graduated RN's. March 2000- RN May 2000 White Cap Nursing Agency Sacramento, CA Worked at a variety of Savramento area acute care hospitals, including Emergency Department, medical/surgical units, Pediatrics and Folsom Prison as well as Sacramento County Main Jail as needed. September 1999- RN December 1999 Rx Staffing and Home Health Care Agency RN Supervisor for Home Health clients and Case Manager for HIV/AIDS Patients. I instructed patients and family members regarding new HIV treatments and services abailable from Saacramento area charities and evaluated Patients responses to medications. Also. worked, as needed, at Shriners Hospitals and other area Hospitals. Feb. 1997- RN January 1999 Charter Behavioral Hospital Supervised group therapy sessions for an adult chemical dependency unit and trained new employees, TN's, LVN's and Psychiatric Technicians. Medically and Psychiatrically assesses all new Patients and initiated Detox protocols. Then observed Patients closely for any serious detox complications and administered appropriate medications. I Also worked on the Adult and Adolescent Psychiatric Units when needed. October 1991- RN November 1996 Sacramento County Juvenile Hall and Main Jail Medically triage all newly arrested Inmate/Patients. Respond to emergency 'man-down' calls. Cared for Patients with an interesting, seemingly endless variety of medical/psychiatric problems, real, imagined, feigned minimized or exagerated. Developed a talent for keen observation and determining weither or not the stated ailment was really accurate. Extensive telephone triage skills required to provide appropriate medical advice to Probation Supervisors and other Peace Officers regarding the complaints and/or problems of inmates housed throughout the entire detention facillity-approximately 2,000 Inmates. Developed an excellent working rapport with law enforcement inicluding U.S. Marchall's, CHP Officers as well as the Sheriff's Officers. Developed unique skills needed when careing for prisoners who could be a danger to themselves and others while providing quality Nursing and medical care. October 1989- RN October 19191 Portamedic Nursing Registry Rancho Cordova, CA Worked as an RN in almost every acute care hospital in Sacramento. Developed exceptional variety or nursing skills in trauma, ICU, ED, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Oncoloty, Home Health Case Management, and every outpatient clinic at UCD Med Center.Clinical Case Management and supervision of other RN's, LVN's and Nursing Assistants who provided home health care for adults and children. June 1986- RN October 1989 Mercy San Juan Hospital and Scripps Plastic Surgery Group RN charge duties on several acute care units including Pediatrics, Neurology, labor and Delivery, Medical, Surgical, hypergeric, New-born Nursery and Hyperberic unit. Worked part-time as a circulating RN for a busy plastic surgery group. October 1983- RN June 1986 Sutter Memorial Hospital Sacramento, CA Completed ICU training and cared for Pediatric Patients requiring specialized knowledge of trauma, cardiac surgery ,craniotomies, near-drowning and post-operative, to name just a few of the units where I was qualified to work. Set up and worked extensively with arterial lines, CVP llines, cardiac-apnea monitors. Developed ability to effectively address health-care needs of children who were unable to verbalize their pain or other Nursing needs. Counselled Parents of ill children and supported them during some very painful situations. June 1982- Nursing Assistant October 1983 Sutter Memorial Hospital Worked as a Nursing Assistant while still attending Nursing School. Gained a tremendous amount of experience 'floating' all over the Hospital, where ever I was needed. Upon receiving my RN License I then was promoted to RN and continued working at Sutter, mainly on the Pediatric Unit. EDUCATION Sacramento City College 1981-1983 Associates Degree in Nursing American River College 1978-1982 Nursing School Prerequisites REFERENCES (Upon request).