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Overview
Work History
Education
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Rn License - License
References
Certification
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Shonquila Williams

Montgomery,AL

Summary

Dedicated & compassionate Registered Nurse with 7 years of comprehensive experience across a wide variety of medical specialties. Proven ability to deliver high-quality patient care and adapt to diverse healthcare settings. Known for strong clinical skills, communication skills, compassionate patient interactions, and a commitment to advancing the health and well-being of individuals in need. Actively seeking opportunities for professional growth and career advancement, aiming to leverage extensive experience to contribute to the VA's mission by providing exceptional care and support to veterans and their families.

Overview

8
8
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Travel RN

Freedom Healthcare Staffing
2022.10 - 2024.06
  • Adapted quickly to new environments, swiftly becoming familiar with facility-specific workflows and practices while maintaining a high level of performance.
  • Increased patient safety through diligent monitoring of vital signs, administering medications accurately, and promptly addressing any concerns.
  • Promoted health education for patients and families, empowering them to make informed decisions about their healthcare needs.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Contributed to a positive work environment by fostering strong relationships with fellow staff members and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Served as a resource to colleagues by sharing clinical expertise and offering guidance in challenging situations, fostering an environment of mutual professional growth.

Travel Nurse/ Relief Charge Nurse- Med-Surg/ Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2022.10 - 2023.10
  • Relief charge nurse every other weekend
  • Supervised and advised 5-6 nurses and 3 pcts every shift for 22 patients
  • Properly assigned patient assignments and assisted staff as needed
  • Clinical nursing care skills such as medications administrations, suctioning, skin care and wound care.
  • Educate patients and family members about disease process and changes in plan of care
  • Collaborative with physicians, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, behavioral specialist, and Speech Therapy.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2022.07 - 2022.10
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused patient assessments to identify needs and monitor changes in condition.
  • Manage and treat various types of wounds, including surgical incisions and pressure ulcers.
  • Educate patients and their families about conditions, treatments, and post-discharge care.
  • Provide postoperative care by monitoring vital signs, managing pain, and preventing complications.
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sound clinical decisions in high-pressure situations.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed patient records in compliance with healthcare regulations.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary healthcare teams to ensure comprehensive patient care.
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advocate for patients' rights and needs to ensure they receive optimal care.
  • Follow infection control protocols and practices to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Freedom Healthcare Staffing
2022.01 - 2022.06
  • Adapted quickly to new environments, swiftly becoming familiar with facility-specific workflows and practices while maintaining a high level of performance.
  • Increased patient safety through diligent monitoring of vital signs, administering medications accurately, and promptly addressing any concerns.
  • Maintained high-quality patient care standards by adhering to facility protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Promoted health education for patients and families, empowering them to make informed decisions about their healthcare needs.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures.
  • Developed strong rapport with patients from diverse backgrounds by demonstrating empathy, cultural sensitivity, respectfulness.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2021.07 - 2021.12
  • Perform initial nursing assessment and discharges and collaborated with physicians to plan, implement, and evaluate patients' care plans in acute care settings
  • Educate patients on diagnosis, disease process, treatment options, and health management
  • Provide clinical nursing care skills such as assessment, interventions to expedite healing and recovery
  • Provided an evaluation on every patient to determine appropriateness of care
  • Coordinated various disciplines and services to improve patient and hospital outcomes
  • Provided Care management by assessing patient and family needs, including but not limited to identifying non-medical psychosocial needs and post-discharge medical needs
  • Provided comprehensive education on discharge plans to sustain continuity of care and emotional support to the patient and family.

Staff Nurse- Charge Nurse/Supervisor- Long-Term Care

Tallassee Health & Rehabilitation
2016.06 - 2021.12
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic, and cognitive status of patients.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical presentation, appearance, and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Developed strong rapport with patients and families, fostering trust and open communication during challenging times.
  • Acted as a patient advocate, ensuring their needs were met and their rights protected throughout their healthcare journey.
  • Charge Nurse & Weekend Supervisor for both CNAs & LPNs.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2021.05 - 2021.07
  • Perform initial nursing assessment and discharges and collaborated with physicians to plan, implement, and evaluate patients' care plans in acute care settings
  • Educate patients on diagnosis, disease process, treatment options, and health management
  • Provide clinical nursing care skills such as assessment, interventions to expedite healing and recovery
  • Provided an evaluation on every patient to determine appropriateness of care
  • Coordinated various disciplines and services to improve patient and hospital outcomes
  • Provided Care management by assessing patient and family needs, including but not limited to identifying non-medical psychosocial needs and post-discharge medical needs
  • Provided comprehensive education on discharge plans to sustain continuity of care and emotional support to the patient and family.

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Troy University
2019.12 - 2021.12
  • Evaluated student performance through ongoing assessment, providing constructive feedback and promoting academic growth.
  • Facilitated skill development through hands-on clinical training, reinforcing theoretical knowledge with practical application.
  • Managed classroom dynamics effectively, fostering a positive atmosphere conducive to learning while maintaining professionalism at all times.
  • Supervised students during clinical rotations, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures while promoting patient safety and quality care delivery.
  • Delivered high-quality instruction using a variety of teaching methods tailored to diverse learning styles and individual needs of students.
  • Served as an approachable mentor for students, offering guidance on career planning and professional networking opportunities.
  • Assigned students to patients based on students' learning objectives and patient needs.
  • Supervised students when administering medications to maintain patient safety.
  • Evaluated students' competencies through written assignments and examinations.
  • Analyzed clinical settings' success in helping students achieve course and program outcomes.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Tele/Renal COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.11 - 2021.02
  • Performed initial Assessment, collaborate with physicians to plan, implement, and evaluate plans of care for acute ill patients
  • Educated patients on diagnosis, disease process, treatment options, and Health management
  • Provided clinical Nursing care skills such assessment, interventions to expedite healing and recovery
  • Provided comprehensive education on discharge plans to sustain continuity of care and emotional support to patient and

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Float/COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.10 - 2020.11
  • Improved patient outcomes through careful monitoring and thorough documentation of vital signs, medical histories, and treatment plans.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills in identifying early warning signs of complications or deterioration in patients'' conditions, allowing for prompt interventions when necessary.
  • Educated patients and families about medications, treatments and lifestyle changes to better understand and manage condition.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Float/ COVID UNIT/COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.08 - 2020.09
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction through effective communication, empathy, and timely response to their needs.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process, and management and lifestyle options.
  • Assessed patient conditions promptly upon admission to determine appropriate interventions and prioritize care needs.
  • Developed strong relationships with patients'' families, providing emotional support while addressing concerns or questions about care plans.
  • Educated patients on disease management and self-care techniques, promoting lifestyle changes for improved health.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Detox/ER

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2019.04 - 2020.07
  • Maintained accurate documentation of patient progress, evaluations, treatments, and medication administration in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Educated patients on the detox process, setting realistic expectations and providing emotional support throughout their journey.
  • Enhanced patient safety with diligent monitoring of vital signs and appropriate interventions when necessary.
  • Assisted patients in developing coping strategies for managing triggers associated with substance use disorders after completing detox programs.
  • Consistently maintained a high level of professional conduct and confidentiality while working with sensitive patient information.
  • Promoted a therapeutic environment conducive to recovery by fostering trust, open communication, and empathy with patients.

Travel Nurse- Psychiatric Nursing

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2019.12 - 2020.06
  • Built trust with patients from various cultural backgrounds through culturally competent care practices tailored to individual needs.
  • Ensured patient safety by closely monitoring behaviors, administering medications as prescribed, and intervening during incidents of aggression or selfharm.
  • Oversaw care of suicidal patients and acted swiftly to reduce risk of harm to themselves or others.
  • Collaborated proactively with psychiatrists to adjust treatment plans based on observed changes in symptoms or behavior patterns among patients.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety, and rights of patient.
  • Promoted a therapeutic environment by establishing rapport, maintaining boundaries, and fostering open communication with patients and families.
  • Contributed to improved team morale by demonstrating a positive attitude, supporting colleagues during challenging situations, and celebrating shared successes.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.11 - 2019.04
  • Improved patient outcomes through careful monitoring and thorough documentation of vital signs, medical histories, and treatment plans.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Maintained excellent time management skills during periods of high patient turnover while consistently delivering compassionate and patient-centered care.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills in identifying early warning signs of complications or deterioration in patients'' conditions, allowing for prompt interventions when necessary.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to develop and implement individualized care plans tailored to meet patients'' specific needs.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.07 - 2018.10
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Developed rapport with patients from diverse backgrounds while promoting trust and open communication throughout their treatment journey.
  • Managed a high patient caseload with efficiency and attention to detail, ensuring that each individual received personalized care tailored to their unique needs.
  • Educated family members on proper caregiving techniques, enabling them to provide more informed support for their loved ones during recovery periods.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to develop and implement individualized care plans tailored to meet patients'' specific needs.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills in identifying early warning signs of complications or deterioration in patients'' conditions, allowing for prompt interventions when necessary.

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry/Float

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.04 - 2018.07
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Assessed patient conditions by taking vital signs and evaluating symptoms to determine appropriate treatment.
  • Maintained excellent time management skills during periods of high patient turnover while consistently delivering compassionate and patient-centered care.
  • Expedited treatment times with proficient IV insertion skills, medication administration, and wound dressing changes.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills in identifying early warning signs of complications or deterioration in patients'' conditions, allowing for prompt interventions when necessary.
  • Developed relationships with patients and families to understand medical history and care needs.
  • Promoted a positive work environment through mentorship, collaboration, and effective conflict resolution among team members.

Travel Nurse/Fill-in Charge Nurse- Med-Surg

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2017.08 - 2018.04
  • Assessed patient conditions by taking vital signs and evaluating symptoms to determine appropriate treatment.
  • Expedited treatment times with proficient IV insertion skills, medication administration, and wound dressing changes.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills in identifying early warning signs of complications or deterioration in patients'' conditions, allowing for prompt interventions when necessary.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to develop and implement individualized care plans tailored to meet patients'' specific needs.
  • Educated patients and families about medications, treatments and lifestyle changes to better understand and manage condition.

Staff Nurse- Med-Surg/General Surg/Trauma/ Vascular

Baptist Medical Center South
2016.06 - 2020.10
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused patient assessments to identify needs and monitor changes in condition
  • Administer medications safely and monitor patients for adverse reactions
  • Manage and treat various types of wounds, including surgical incisions and pressure ulcers
  • Initiate and maintain intravenous therapy, including the administration of fluids, medications, and blood products
  • Educate patients and their families about conditions, treatments, and post-discharge care
  • Provide postoperative care by monitoring vital signs, managing pain, and preventing complications
  • Utilize critical thinking to make sound clinical decisions in high-pressure situations
  • Maintain accurate and detailed patient records in compliance with healthcare regulations
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary healthcare teams to ensure comprehensive patient care
  • Prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Advocate for patients’ rights and needs to ensure they receive optimal care
  • Follow infection control protocols and practices to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Education

Master of Science Degree in Nursing - Nursing Education

Jacksonville State University
Montgomery, AL
12.2020

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing -

Jacksonville State University
Montgomery, AL
05.2017

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing -

Troy University
Montgomery, AL
05.2016

Skills

  • Vast experience in several specialties such as acute care, rehab/long-term care, psychiatric nursing & nursing education.
  • Ability to communicate professionally & proficiently.
  • Fast adoption to electronic charting systems, facility protocols & procedures.
  • Patient and family advocate.
  • Ability to show compassion & empathy.
  • Upholding professional integrity & work ethic.
  • Facilitating positive work environment & teamwork.

Rn License - License

Alabama Multistate License

AL 1-156333

References

Available upon request

Certification

  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • NIHSS

Timeline

Travel RN

Freedom Healthcare Staffing
2022.10 - 2024.06

Travel Nurse/ Relief Charge Nurse- Med-Surg/ Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2022.10 - 2023.10

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2022.07 - 2022.10

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Freedom Healthcare Staffing
2022.01 - 2022.06

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2021.07 - 2021.12

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2021.05 - 2021.07

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Tele/Renal COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.11 - 2021.02

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Float/COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.10 - 2020.11

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Float/ COVID UNIT/COVID19 Crisis Assignment

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2020.08 - 2020.09

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Troy University
2019.12 - 2021.12

Travel Nurse- Psychiatric Nursing

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2019.12 - 2020.06

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Detox/ER

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2019.04 - 2020.07

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.11 - 2019.04

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.07 - 2018.10

Travel Nurse- Med-Surg/Telemetry/Float

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2018.04 - 2018.07

Travel Nurse/Fill-in Charge Nurse- Med-Surg

Jackson Nurse Professionals
2017.08 - 2018.04

Staff Nurse- Charge Nurse/Supervisor- Long-Term Care

Tallassee Health & Rehabilitation
2016.06 - 2021.12

Staff Nurse- Med-Surg/General Surg/Trauma/ Vascular

Baptist Medical Center South
2016.06 - 2020.10

Master of Science Degree in Nursing - Nursing Education

Jacksonville State University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing -

Jacksonville State University

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing -

Troy University
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • NIHSS
Shonquila Williams