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Professional Summary

Energetic and experienced nurse leader with 15 years of progressive experience in health-care. Strong clinical and management background in academic teaching hospitals, assisted living facilities and long term care facilities. Active team player who responds quickly to emergency situations while maintaining a calm and reassuring demeanor.

Education and Training
Master of Business Administration 2018 Dominician College New York, New York
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 2013 Goshen College Goshen, IN
Licenses

Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana, Michigan,Texas, New York and New Jersey.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2001-2018
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certified 2001- 2018
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association 1
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIH) Certified 2014-2018
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified 2014-2018
Skill Highlights
  • Experienced in Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, Med-Surgical, Orthopedics/Neurology, Progressive Cardiac Care (PCU) /Telemetry, Intensive Critical Care (ICU) Units
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care)
  • Ventilation/tracheotomy experienced
  •  Experienced manager
Relevant Professional Experience
Nurse Administrator 05/2016 to Current New York Presbyterian New York, New York
  • Responsible for clinical operations in a 196 bed teaching hospital.
  • Assist in hiring and overseeing nursing staff ( RN's) and ancillary staffing (patient care assistants, nursing aids) for the hospital. 
  • Communicate with an interdisciplinary team of providers to ensure the safety and health of all individuals served
  • Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff competency; Re- assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.
  • Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processes throughout the department. Designed and implemented a communication strategy for reporting and escalating these issues.
  • Work with senior leadership to engage staff for magnet initiative.
  • Serve as a member of  Multidisciplinary System Ulcer Committee, and the night staff advisors committee 
Clinical Nurse Coordinator/ Assistant Nurse Manager 06/2015 to 05/2016 New York Presbyterian New York, NY
  • Responsible for managing and overseeing 8 clinical in-patient units; General Medicine, Emergency Department, L&D, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Surgical, ICU and Step Down Units.
  • Coordinated and participated in the development of the performance evaluation program for functions within the unit; monitors and documents performance; provides on-going feedback regarding levels of performance; and formally evaluates employees in relation to performance.
  • Assisted in developing, recommending, and coordinating new procedures for assigned functions or units. Provides immediate support, and education on policy, procedures, equipment and supplies.
  • Participated on the Coding and Readiness committee.  Improved patient fatality by 3%.
Charge/Staff Nurse 07/2010 to 04/2015 St Joseph Regional Medical Center South Bend, IN
  • Delivered high-quality patient care in a 256 bed teaching hospital on Med-Surgical, Orthopedics / Neurology, Progressive Cardiac Care (PCU) /Telemetry, Intensive Critical Care (ICU) Units.
  • Assisted physicians to perform a broad scope of procedures and treatment utilizing various invasive equipment.
  • Obtain and interpret appropriate lab tests including observing and reading telemetry, obtaining electrocardiograms, reporting symptoms and changes in testing.
  • Responsible for patient assignments and unit operations
  • Serve as a member of Unit Council, Skin Care Council, and Sepsis Task force.
  • Developed sepsis protocol resulting in reduction on septic deaths by 5% within first 3 months.
Assistant Director of Nursing 02/2009 to 07/2010 Silverbrook Manor South Bend, IN
  • Overhauled an under performing 100-bed skilled nursing facility at risk of being shut down. Over saw 3 clinical supervisors and 32 nursing and CNA staff; managed a budget of $580,000.
  • Improved employee retention by instituting employee of the month and achievement awards. increased retention of staff from 15% to 33% in the course of a year.
  • Evaluated and reformulated job descriptions; hired 7 new employees to improve patient staff ratios.
  • Instituted biannual appraisal tool; performed quarterly coaching to monitor and measure professional development, and conducted annual assessments.
  • Developed a more concise inventory system that helped save $15,000 in one year.Responsible for hiring, in-servicing all nursing personnel, and implementing disciplinary actions as needed.
Charge Nurse 08/2004 to 01/2009 Regency Place South Bend, IN
  • Responsible for 20 residents in the Sub-Acute rehab unit of 150 bed long term care facility.
  • Responsible for total patient care including, dispensing of medications, taking vital signs, intravenous therapy, oxygen therapy, application of dressings, tracheotomy care, wound V.A.C therapy, insertions of catheters, nasopharyngeal and oral suctioning and peritoneal dialysis, peg tubes, TPN's.
  • Collaborated effectively with interdisciplinary team members of medical and healthcare professionals comprised of physicians, nurse managers, dietitian, social workers, case manager and physical therapist
Clinical Coordinator/Registered Nurse 04/2003 to 06/2005 Dungarvin Health Care Services South Bend, IN
  • Provided clinical oversight for 60 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Assured care plans were complete, accurate, and followed by 100 day/night staff members.
  • Responsible for scheduling and supervising medical appointments, client intake, and physician communications.Organized, updated and maintained patient charts.
  • Planned and implemented staff development plans and coordinated staff training activities; Conducted staff performance evaluations.Ensured compliance with federal, state and local regulations
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Professional Summary
Director of Nursing driven to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction through comprehensive client care and emotional support. RN DON experienced at directing administrative and personnel matters in a 24/7 care facility for elderly clients. Strong problem-solver with excellent time management skills.
Skills
  • Patient chart auditing ability
  • Familiar with commercial and private insurance carriers
  • ICD-10 (International Classification of Disease Systems)
  • Budgeting proficiency
  • Talented interviewer
  • Strategic planning capability
  • Recruiting and hiring expert
  • Savvy negotiator
  • Supervisory training
  • Knowledge of Medicaid statutes and regulations
  • Patient referrals expert
  • Records maintenance professional
  • Hospital inpatient and outpatient records
  • Records management professional
  • Planning and development
  • Analytical thinker
  • Accomplished leader
  • Quality improvement competency
Work History
09/1999 to Current
Assistant Director Of Nursing Genesis Healthcare Silver Spring , MD
  • Conducted mandated health screenings, physicals and special education assessments in Number schools with Number students. Ensured external follow-up where required.
  • Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients.
  • Chronic patient care in med-surg unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for Number patients per shift.

  • Directed the new hire LPN program. Recruited, hired, led training and managed budget for class of Number students annually.
  • Examined patients and dispensed contraceptives and other medications as needed.
02/1999 to 07/2005
Admission Nurse, Infection Control Nurse, And Evening Rn Supervisor Clinton Nursing Home Clinton, MD
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Effectively supervised Number LVNs, NAs and non-clinical staff. Improved annual employee retention rate from Number to Number percent.
  • Directed the new hire LPN program. Recruited, hired, led training and managed budget for class of Number students annually.
  • Oversaw and managed Number clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
  • Led CNA training program and conducted classes for prospective CNAs. Oversaw the training of Number students annually.
Education
1999
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Bowie State University & Marlin Luther King Jr Center - 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
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Summary
Assistant Director of Nursing driven to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction through comprehensive client care and emotional support, experienced at directing administrative and personnel matters in a 24/7 care facility for elderly clients. Strong problem-solver with excellent time management skills.
Skills
  • Staffing management ability
  • Conflict resolution
  • Patient-oriented
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Relationship and team building
  • Certified BLS, First-aid, and AED Instructor
  • Sound decision making
  • Staff training and development
  • Effectively influences others
  • Critical thinking proficiency​
  • Proven patience and self-discipline
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor
Experience
Assistant Director of Nursing Aug 2013 to Current
Brookdale Senior Living Birmingham, Alabama
  • Carefully selected, developed and retained qualified staff, as well as trained new staff annually.
  • Directed the installation of improved work methods and procedures to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Implemented standards and methods to measure the effectiveness of organizational activities.
  • Actively maintained up-to-date knowledge of applicable state and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Provided thorough supervision for day-to-day operations of facility in accordance with set policies and guidelines.
  • Jumped in to fill gaps for on call rotation when necessary.
  • Regularly evaluated employee performance, provided feedback and assisted, coached and disciplined staff as needed.
  • Minimized staff turnover through appropriate selection, orientation, training, staff education and development.


Registered Nurse Cardiac Unit Jul 2012 to Jul 2013
North Mississippi Medical Center Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Promote patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
  • Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Education and Training
Associate of Science, Nursing 2011 Northwest Shoals Community College Phil Campbell, Alabama, U.S.
High School Diploma, General 2007 Hamilton High School Hamilton, Alabama, U.S.
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Professional Background

Experienced Registered nurse with 20 years in nursing, Demonstrates strong clinical and people skills. Skilled in providing care to patients in all age groups in various settings.

Skill Highlights
  • Clinical experience
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Computerized charting
  • Problem resolution
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Wound care specialist
  • Management/Leadership skills
  • Organized
  • DependablePoint-Click-Care EMR
  • Clinical leadership and supervision
  • Team leader
Accomplishments

Collaboration

  • Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care in various settings.

Patient Care

  • Delivered compassionate care that exceeded hospital and home health requirements.
  • Successfully provided quality care to patients in home health settings, and hospital settings.
  • Surgical Preparation-Assisted in patient surgery preparation by administering proper medication, monitoring patients' conditions and charting abnormalities.
  • Provided care to Psychiatric and chemical dependent clients in a acute care setting.

Family Support

  • Provided support to families through education on procedures, regimens prevention and care.

Documentation

  • Documented patient information obtained from intake interviews.
  • Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.

Training

  • Trained team of staff nurses in medical office procedures to ensure consistent quality of care.

Nursing Supervision

  • Supervised other Registered nurses, LPNS, Home Health, and Aides/CNA/MHT's .

Professional Experience
River Region Medical Center March 2013 to April 2016 Nursing Supervisor/Staff nurse
Vicksburg, Miss

Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law. Supervised clinical staff of 32 RN's, 8 LPN's and 19 PCT's. Managed daily staffing and scheduling. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with Merit Health River Region Behavioral Health policies and procedures. Delegated staff duties. Coordinated with physician's, therapists, and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients. Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens. Ensured the safety of patients and staff. Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA's) to identify performance areas for improvement. Trained new staff.

Promise Specialty Hospital September 2013 to March 2018 PRN STAFF NURSE
Vidalia, LA
Managed caseload of 6-7 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. provide care to patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.
Central Mississippi Medical Center June 2012 to February 2013 Resource Manager
Jackson, MS

Ensured that clients received appropriate care, ensured that admission status was appropriate for the appropriate level of care. start discharge planning process, made appropriate referrals for after care.

Allegiance Healthcare January 2011 to August 2012 Staff Nurse
Natchez, MS

Documented patient information obtained from interviews.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Provide patient education. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.

Natchez Regional Medical Center June 2010 to January 2011 Staff Nurse
Natchez, MS

Performed admission assessments, monitored acute conditions. Provided care to patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries. Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming.

Medgar Evers Home Health May 2008 to July 2010 Branch Manager
Meadville, Ms

Managed and supervised clinical and non clinical staff. Motivated and monitored team performance. Recruited and trained new staff. Marketed. Performed patient admissions, utilized OASIS, managed office budget. Provided patient care and wound care.

Natchez Regional Medical Center December 2002 to April 2008 Staff Nurse
Natchez, MS

Provided basic nursing care and performed wound care to medical-surgical patients, from birth to geriatrics. Managed PCA's and supervised LPN's. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma. Educated patients about their treatments. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.

Mississippi Home Care August 2003 to September 2005 Staff Nurse/Field nurse
Port Gibson, MS

Performed home health admissions and assessments. Provided patient care to clients in home, performed wound care. Utilized OASIS forms, performed recertification's. Supervised LPN's and HHA's. Operated new computer software MYSIS.

St. Dominic Hospital June 2000 to March 2004 Staff Nurse
Jackson, MS

Monitored patients with acute conditions. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.Provided nursing care to Medical-Surgical patients recovering from surgery. Performed wound care. Charge nurse, preceptor to new nurses. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.

Medgar Evers Home Health October 1997 to July 2000 Staff/Field Nurse
Natchez, MS

Performed home health assessments and admissions. provided personal care to patients in their homes. prepared OASIS forms, recertification's. Supervised LPN and HHA's, performed wound care and venipunctures. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses.

Sunrise Health Care March 1997 to October 1997 Assistant Director of Nursing
Fayette, Ms

Managed, recruited and trained nursing staff. Managed staffing. Monitored patients psychiatric needs, performed assessments for inpatient admissions, and marketing. Managed staff of 15-20 persons

Serv-U-Home Health April 1996 to February 1997 Staff/Field Nurse
Fayette, MS

Performed home health assessments and admissions, supervised LPN's and HHA's, performed wound care and venipunctures. Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans. Provided diagnoses and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems, including MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia.

Natchez Regional Medical Center July 1995 to May 1996 Staff Nurse
Natchez, MS

Monitored patients with acute conditions. Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with institutions care policies and procedures.Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Provided necessary health education training for patients and available family members. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.

Merit Health Central April 2016 to September 2017 Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
Jackson, MS
Reviewed provider clinical documentation, analyzing accuracy and completeness to coordinate addressing of findings at time of service.
Kept patient information confidential in accordance with data integrity and privacy regulations. Collaborated extensively with appropriate members of healthcare team such physicians to make corrections to clinical documents.
Merit Health Central September 2017 to Current Staff Registered Nurse Burn Step Down Unit
Jackson, MS
Assessed patients burns or traumatic wounds and other conditions and followed the appropriate treatment protocol. Reviewed physician orders and dispensed medication and treatment, participating in medication management to promote patient safety and effectiveness. Educated patients about health condition information and management, answering questions and providing informational materials. Mentored new nurses on practices and procedures to drive patient outcome goals.
Education and Training
Grand Canyon University 2011 Masters: Nursing Pheonix, Arizona

Masters of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis on Leadership in Nursing

Alcorn State University 2008 Bachelors of Science in Nursing Lorman, Ms

BSN

SouthWest Mississippi Community College 1995 Nursing Sumitt, Miss

Associate's Degree in nursing. Coursework includes: Nursing I-IV,

Jefferson County High 1982 Basic course Fayette, Ms

High school diploma

Certifications

Registered Nurse - State of Mississippi. BLS - Basic Life Support, ACLS and PALS certified

 TB certified
Affiliations

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Summary
Dynamic Waitress highly knowledgeable about FOH and BOH restaurant operations. Talented in creating a warm, friendly welcoming atmosphere for both patrons and co-workers.
Highlights
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operation
  • Works well under pressure
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • High-volume dining
  • Upbeat, outgoing and positive
  • In-depth food and wine knowledge
  • Extensive hospitality background
Experience
06/2015 to 12/2016
Server The Black Olive Voorhees, NJ
  • Delivered exceptional service by greeting and serving customers in a timely, friendly manner.
  • Appropriately suggested additional items to customers to increase restaurant sales.
  • Answered questions about menu selections and made recommendations when requested.
  • Regularly checked on guests to ensure satisfaction with each food course and beverages.
09/2014 to 06/2015
Server / Hostess The Washington Catering Turnersville, NJ
  • Facilitated prompt and accurate seating and service of all guests.
  • Maintained knowledge of current menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods.
  • Promoted and endorsed the company to bring in new business.
  • Skillfully anticipated and addressed guests' service needs.
  • Effectively communicated with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
04/2013 to 08/2014
RN Case Manager/Treatment Nurse Powerback Rehabilitation Voorhees, NJ
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
  • Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.
  • Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
02/2012 to 04/2013
Assistant Director of Nursing Five Star Assisted Living Turnersville, NJ
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
  • Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
  • Organized, updated and maintained over 100 patient charts.
Education
2010
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Excelsior College Albany, NY
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Highlights
  • 22 Years of hands on Nursing Experience
  • 2 years recovery room
  • 12 years in ICU 
  •  3 years in Telemetry 
  • 1 year in Medical-Surgical
  • 3 years in a long term care psychiatric facility
  • Health and wellness expertise
  • Beautiful spirit and willingness to help others
Summary
Energetic and motivational Registered Nurse and leader with 22 years of experience, dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Very compassionate team player looking for a long term position with a continued commitment to innovative processes.
Experience
Registered Nurse Jan 1998 to Current
St. James Hospital and health Center Olympia Fields, IL
  • Critical care for trauma patients
  • Pre-op and Post-op traumatic brain injuries, gun shot wounds, crushing and spinal cord injuries
  • Served as Charge Nurse on various occasions where i established staff assignments for the day, coordinated admissions, and collaborated with the nursing supervisor to ensure hospital efficiency.
  • Experienced in intra-aortic balloon pump, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiovascular, acute and chronic stroke, septic shock and multiple post-surgical Patients
  • Served as a preceptor for new hires 
  • Currently serving in the outpatient recovery room with post-surgical patients and some inpatients
  • Assess vital signs and the effects of anesthesia
Assistant Director of Nursing May 1995 to Jul 1998
Lydia Healthcare Robbins, IL
  • Promotional position given after first 2 years serving as a STAFF NURSE
  • Assessed patient treatment of care related to medication intervention
  • Directly assisted the Director of Nursing being present for patient doctor visits, communicating all information pertinent to the patients care to the physician
  • Help to establish the TB protocol, including testing, results, and intervention
  • Supervised staff on evening hours and weekends enforcing all aspects of company policy and procedures
  • Monitored meal times for patient safety 
Education and Training
Nursing 2012 Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN
ACLS/BLS certified
PALS certified
Acute Stroke certified
Associate of Applied Science, Nursing 1995 Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Motivated health care manager with an extensive education, training, and managerial experience in nursing. Adept problem solving skills with a pivotal interest in staff development and education. A Solutions driven manager and dedicated registered nurse with 25+ years of experience who successfully implemented health care in diverse areas such as the ICU, Burn unit, Short-term and Long-term care facilities.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Director of Nursing, 2014 to 2017
Lake View Care Center Delray Beach, FL
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams of 91 CNA's.
  • Director of Nursing for 120-bed Skilled Nursing Facility.

Director of Nursing, 04/2003 to 2014
Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Director of Nursing for 132-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, 39-bed assisted living facility, and 69-bed independent apartment
  • Led a team of 12 people for the implementation of electronic medical record conversion and managed staff of 171 nurses.
  • Developed, maintained and implemented nursing policies and procedures to conform to current standards of nursing practice.
  • Performed monthly staff evaluations, assist in determination of wage increases, and implements discipline according to operational policies.
  • Reviewed daily incidents for compliance and appropriateness of care Daily review of telephone order for accuracy and completion.
Assistant Director of Nursing, 05/2002 to 04/2003
Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Managing and coordinating nursing services to the geriatric population and served as a clinical resource
  • Scheduled staff for designated units and monitored usage of overtime to maintain cost Reviewed and screened new admissions
  • Auditing charts and evaluating nursing documentation
Shift Nursing Supervisor, 01/2001 to 04/2002
Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Served as a clinical resource person for a 132-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, 39-bed assisted living facility, and 69-bed independent apartment
  • Wound care team lead, identified and evaluated problems in nursing services and reported these issues with recommendations to the Director of Nursing.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, June 2014
Chamberlain College of Nursing West - Palm Beach, Florida
Nursing
Associate Degree: Nursing, October 1998
Helene Fuld College of Nursing - New York, New York
Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse: Nursing, 1993
Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) - Westbury, New York
Certifications
Registered Nurse                                                                                         
Licensed Practical Nurse                                                                         
BLS                                                                                                 
Advanced Leadership Skills                       
Additional Information
Secretary of The Palm Beach County Directors of Nurses Association
Member of Florida Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Member of The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

References Available Upon Request
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Professional Summary

Energetic and motivational Masters Level Registered Nurse dedicated to providing top-quality management and assistance to all staff. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.

Skill Highlights
  • RN, EMT-Basic
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor
  • OR, Pre-Op and Post Op Experience
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • Experienced in Critical Care
  • Effective policy and program development
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Hospital rounding experience
  • Infection control standards expert



Professional Experience
January 2016
to
Current
Lowell Correctional Institution Ocala, Fl Director of Nursing

Direct and assist nursing personnel and ancillary staff in day to day operations and foreseeing overall operations.  Supervise over fifty employees and other practitioners, led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. Assists in updating policy and procedure as needed, working closely with nurse leaders to ensure best practice and evidence based nursing is available to all staff.

October 2014
to
January 2016
Citrus Memorial Hospital Inverness, FL Nurse Educator
Lead instructor for BLS, ACLS and PALS.  Conducted monthly orientation for new employees.  Compiled updated information for Chief nursing officer in the area of nursing education needs and new classes available to staff.
Assisted when needed in areas of the hospital such as PACU, Pre-op and Telemetry.
November 2008
to
October 2014
Delray Medical Center Delray Beach, FL Surgical Services RN

Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Performs all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Evaluates patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.Accurately documents all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.


June 2004
to
November 2008
Whitehall Boca Boca Raton, FL Assistant Director of Nursing

Supervised nursing staff and other practitioners employees, led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations.Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.

Education and Training
2012
Independence University Salt Lake City, UT, United States Master of Science: Nursing Administration

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2004
Independence University Salt lake City, Utah, United States Bachelor of Science: Nursing

Graduated Dean's List

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Professional Summary
Enthusiastic, professionally trained Registered Nurse with experience ensuring high standards of competent care for long term care residents with diverse needs. Excellent people skills and a dedicated work ethic.
Skills
  • Patient/family focused
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Thorough physical assessments
  • Proficient and accurate in medication administration.
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Foley catheter insertion/removal familiarity
  • Feeding assistance aptness
  • Patient positioning competency
  • Professional bedside manner
Work History
Assistant Director of Nursing Oct 2013 - Feb 2014
Bloomfielf Care Center Bloomfield, IA
  • Interpreted and communicated new or revised policies to staff.
  • Routinely collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.
  • Investigated, provided and submitted information to Quality Department about special incidents, events and complaints.
  • Assisted in resolving and satisfying client requests and internal operational issues.
  • Established standards for selection, promotion and termination of staff.
  • Facilitated an on-going assessment of patient/family needs and implementation of interdisciplinary team care plan.
  • Assigned employee areas, scheduled staff breaks and authorized overtime.
  • Identified process improvements in the day-to-day functioning of the department.
  • Closely collaborated with management team to make necessary improvements and satisfy resident needs.
  • Participated in facility surveys and inspections made by authorized governmental agencies.
  • Confirmed accurate completion of forms/reports for the admission, transfer and/or discharge of each resident.
  • Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition as well as areas for improvement.
Registered Nurse Aug 2009 - Oct 2013
Ottumwa Good Samaritan Center Ottumwa, IA
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
  • Liaised between patients and physicians to ensure patient comprehension of treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Completed patient admissions and discharges.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Ensured efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and Alzheimer's.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
Certified Nursing Aid, Unit Secretary, Department Secretary Nov 2002 - Jun 2008
Ottumwa Regional Health Center Ottumwa, IA

Certified Nursing Aid - inpatient mental health unit

  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
Unit Secretary - Inpatient Mental Health and Emergency Services
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Transcribed Physician Orders onto Medication Administration Records.
  • Ordered laboratory tests and radiology tests on hospital computer program, CPSI.
  • Ordered and distributed office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget.
  • Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
  • Helped distribute employee notices and mail around the office.

Department Secretary - Inpatient Mental Health, Emergency Services

  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Entered numerical data into databases in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Planned and coordinated logistics and materials for board meetings, committee meetings and staff events.
  • Drafted biweekly time sheets for approximately 100 employees.
  • Scanned documentation and entered into the database.
  • Produced monthly reports using advanced Excel spreadsheet functions.
  • Organized forms, made photocopies, filed records and prepared correspondence and reports.
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance.
  • Developed and produced all office flyer notifications for important policy changes, office news and events.
  • Assisted Director Of Nursing with all assigned tasks.
Education
Associates Degree Nursing: Nursing 2010
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA