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CAROL A.

PORINIO
125 S. BRYANT STREET
DENVER, COLORADO 80219
303-960-5565 cp8f7106@westpost.net
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Registered Nurse with 30+ years of dedicated medical/surgical experience working
with adults of all ages in hospital and nursing home environments (12 years as
registered nurse, 23 years as licensed practical nurse). Proven abilities in cus
tomer/patient relations, evidence-based nursing practice, patient focused with s
trong relationship building and planning skills for positive customer/patient ou
tcomes. Key skills include:
-Strong IV placement capability
-Mentoring of new nurses/support personnel
-EPIC, Meditech, and Pycis capable
-Formulation of pertinent care plans
EDUCATION
Arapahoe Community College, Fast Track Program 1987- 1988
Long Beach City College, School of Nursing, LVN Program 1974-1975
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital 2000-2010
Resourse/Admit Nurse/ House Float Pool Nurse, 9 North Medical Unit
-Piloted beginning
of position for Resource/Admit Nurse in March 2005 for six months, then continue
d in position for patient flow until position eliminated June 2010.
-Collaborate
d with individual unit healthcare team members in admission process of patients,
IV placements, and assisted with other essential needs in care of the patient t
o facilitate each unit's goals and objectives.
-Documentation in computer and p
atient charts of care delivery per unit protocol and hospital standards.
-5 North IR/Pre and Post-procedural Unit- input pre-procedural patient informa
tion in computer, start IV placement, give pre-procedural medications, patient r
ecovery post-procedure prior to discharge or transfer to in-patient status/adm
ission.

-Staffing as registered nurse team member for individual nursing units as needed
: Medical, Surgical, Orthopedics, Telemetry, Oncology , and Gynecology Units as
well as in the Emergency Room Holding Unit.
-Specialty
Shift Coordinator for evening and night shifts on 9 North Internal Medicine Unit
, until transfer to Float Pool June 2004
-Preceptor for new-hire staff of 9 North
and trouble-shooter for needs of staff and physicians for evening and night s
hifts
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DRUG AND POISON CENTER 1998-2000
Poison Information Specialist
-Respond by telephone to multiple calls from businesses, hospitals, and individu
als exposed in any way to chemicals, drugs, or other environmental toxins of con
cern, consulting with toxicologist at facility as needed for further treatment r
ecommendations
ADDITIONAL NURSING EXPERIENCE
Licensed Practical Nurse
Denver General Hospital-7th Floor Surgical/Trauma/GYN Unit, Cambridge Nursing Ho
me, Lincoln County Hospital and Nursing Home, Long Beach Veteran's Administrati
on Hospital-Initial Injury, Spinal Cord Unit, Volunteer Anglia Home Visiting Nur
ses Services (Woodbridge, England), Boswell Memorial Hospital, Nurses PRN Agency
, Medical Staffing Services, Nurses Inc Agency, Meditemp Nursing Services, The A
lexandria Hospital, Bellflower Community Hospital
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Microsoft Outlook, multiple fax and copy machines
EPIC, Meditech, and Pycis computer programs
CERTIFICATIONS
BLS for Healthcare Workers, Dec 2008-2010
ACLS, Mar 2010-2012
LICENSURE
Registered Nurse, licensure expires September 2011