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Sarah Ruble

Registered Nurse
Lynchburg
Summary

Compassionate Spanish-speaking Registered Nurse with over 10 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in community and acute care settings. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.

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Language
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Certificates
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10
years of post-secondary education
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11
years of professional experience
Work History

Primary Instructor-Nurse Aide Program

Centra Health
2019-10 - 2020-04

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Educated 5 to 10 new CNAs over 4 week period in all aspects of quality patient care.
  • Reviewed documentation and activities of student CNAs and corrected insufficient or harmful actions.
  • Determined readiness of each CNA to take on additional responsibility and work independently based on multi-factor analyses.
  • Protected patients' dignity, rights and safety while providing students numerous learning opportunities each day.

Key Achievement:

  • Optimized department database and archived years of information to increase productivity.

Psychiatric Registered Nurse

Centra Health
2016-12 - 2019-10

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Operated within 24-bed Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit to provide care for patients in crisis.
  • Coordinated with medical and paramedical professionals to provide appropriate input and effectively formulate and implement treatment plans for patients.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.

Key Achievement

  • Created pain assessment sheet that was implemented to increase compliance particularly with pain medication re-assessment amongst all nursing staff to increase patient comfort and comply with TJC recommendations.

Home Health Nurse

Gentiva Home Health
2015-06 - 2016-12

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management in Campbell County, Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford, and Halifax regions with maximum caseload of 45 patients.
  • Collaborated with vendors to procure medical equipment, supplies and services to provide patients with cohesive, coordinated care.
  • Took samples such as blood and urine to complete diagnostic and routine assessment tests.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary team to carry out successful treatment plans for diverse acute and chronic conditions.

Key Achievements

  • Participated in initiation and implementation of Congestive Heart Failure Program to reduce amount of hospitalizations amongst this population within community.

Registered Nurse II

Centra Health
2013-06 - 2015-06

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Operated with in 12 bed Emergency Observation Unit and 24 bed Rapid Admission Unit to meet needs of patients and hospital system by increasing patient flow from Emergency Room to hospital.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Updated patient charts using McKesson with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.

Key Achievements

  • Participated in ground breaking Emergency Observation Unit and received recognition from CNO for providing essential language services whilst on charge nurse duty.

Public Health Nurse

Richmond City Health Department
2012-02 - 2013-03

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Worked with individuals to determine specific needs based on general tests and refer them to other community resources.
  • Visited homes to determine patient and family needs.
  • Safely administered flu and pneumonia vaccinations, providing education to customers on vaccines, dosage, indications, precautions, contraindications and potential side effects.
  • Worked in women's health services, including providing contraception, counseling on reproductive issues and assisting with family planning needs.
  • Administered prenatal and postnatal care for mothers to include vitamin regimens, postnatal pain management, breastfeeding coaching and hormone imbalances.
  • Managed 75+ pregnancies within 1 year.

Key Achievements

  • Co-facilitated first Centering Pregnancy groups in English and Spanish to provide cutting-edge care and education to pregnant women within Richmond City.

Registered Nurse I

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
2010-02 - 2012-01

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Operated within 18 bed Oncology and Acute Rehabilitation Unit wit focus on personalized patient care and comfort.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 10 patients daily.

Key Achievements:

  • Named Rookie of Year after first year of nursing.
  • Obtained Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification.
  • Achieved Board Certification in Oncology.

Volunteer Vaccinator

Medical Reserve Corp
2020-12 - Current
  • 29 deployments with Medical Reserve Corp to serve Lynchburg community and surrounding areas in COVID-19 Vaccination effort.
  • Responsible for registering patients quickly and efficiently.
  • Performed aseptic technique while administering IM vaccinations in high-volume environment.
  • Observed patients for safety to ensure no reactions to vaccination.
Education

B.S Biology

College Of William And Mary
08-2005 - 12-2010

A.A.S Registered Nursing

Medical Careers Institute
2008-01 - 2009-10

A.S Science

Thomas Nelson Community College
2002-01 - 2005-05
Skills

    Patient support and advocacy

Strong oral and written communication skills

Health Screenings

Options counseling

Wellness

Cultural insight

Organizational Development

Analytical Thinking

Research

Therapy

Clinical Documentation

Certification

Registered Nurse, Virginia, License # 001221848, expires August 2022

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Expires February 2020

Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Member
  • Virginia Nursing Association (VNA) Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau Member
Software

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

PrepMod

VAMS

Epic

McKesson

Cerner

Languages

Spanish

Timeline

Volunteer Vaccinator

Medical Reserve Corp
2020-12 - Current

Primary Instructor-Nurse Aide Program

Centra Health
2019-10 - 2020-04

Psychiatric Registered Nurse

Centra Health
2016-12 - 2019-10

Home Health Nurse

Gentiva Home Health
2015-06 - 2016-12

Registered Nurse II

Centra Health
2013-06 - 2015-06

Public Health Nurse

Richmond City Health Department
2012-02 - 2013-03

Registered Nurse I

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
2010-02 - 2012-01

A.A.S Registered Nursing

Medical Careers Institute
2008-01 - 2009-10

B.S Biology

College Of William And Mary
08-2005 - 12-2010

A.S Science

Thomas Nelson Community College
2002-01 - 2005-05

Registered Nurse, Virginia, License # 001221848, expires August 2022

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Expires February 2020