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- Dynamic Nursing Leader with MSN degree who promotes the delivery of responsible patient care for all ages based on industry and / or facility standards of practices, and spearheads corrective action plans to boost healthcare success.
- Highly Credentialed Top Performer who offers proven experience in large-scale healthcare optimization, including developing and implementing forward-thinking programs, policies, and processes to achieve continued high-quality care.
- Excellent Communicator and integral patient advocate who builds solid relationships with healthcare administrators, physicians, nurses, patients, and families, and exhibits up-to-date knowledge of national care trends and health statistics.
Successfully lead 85 staff in reducing overall patient falls, Central Lixxxxxx Blood Stream Infections (CLBSI), and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) to attain results below national healthcare facility benchmarks.
Actively drive quality care to achieve stellar patient satisfaction scores with a Top Performance Award from PRC.
Consistently improve healthcare delivery and reduce waste while promoting forward-thinking and visionary goals.
Recognized for job excellence with Xxxxxx Methodist Hospital s prestigious Nurse Excellence Award in 2010.
Lead ongoing education and communications among staff / physicians to improve performance and patient outcomes.
Honored with Carolyn Scott Spirit of Excellence Award and March of Dimes Leadership Award both in 2015.
Received two noteworthy nominations for March of Dimes Excellence in Nursing Award in 2006 and 2010.
Service Leader Progressive Care Unit (2012 Present)
Capitalize on the opportunity to direct a total staff of 85 in a 31-bed Progressive Care Unit (Pulmonary / Vascular, Complex Head / Xxxxxxck) at a 300-bed community hospital, including coordinating and managing department functions in alignment with key objectives, as well as consistently attaining noteworthy results due to leadership excellence.
Direct recruitment of patient-focused staff, including performing all training, supervision, and personxxxxxxl evaluations, as well as offering solid experience in cost-effectively managing budgeting for the 70+ FTE nursing unit.
Continually adhere to unit-specific regulatory requirements to maintain Joint Commission and Magxxxxxxt Standards.
Core Coordinator Critical Care (2010 2012)
Led targeted decision-making within a large-scale Critical Care Unit, including prioritizing staff daily assignments in the unit; coordinating all daily plans for admissions, transfers, and discharges; and supervising and evaluating care.
Efficiently monitored ongoing aspects of environment and quality improvement related to strict JCAHO standards.
Proactively supported staff in responding to and resolving concerns related to patient care and customer relations.
Staff Nurse Critical Care ￨ PACU (2004 2010)
Exhibited solid nursing talents toward providing individual-specific care to critical patients, including serving as a go-to preceptor for xxxxxxw staff and nursing students, as well as participating in skin and pain performance improvement.
Respiratory Care Practitioxxxxxxr Casual (2002 2003)
Delivered quality-focused basic and comprehensive respiratory care procedures, including consistently providing excellence in cardiac outpatient rehabilitation education and exercise monitoring to drive patient outcome success.
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Service Leader Respiratory Care Department (1997 2002)
Expertly developed, implemented, and supervised comprehensive departmental policies, procedures, and large-scale record / data management, along with cost-effectively managing department budget, inventory, and key transactions.
Drove department success by recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing a top-performing team, including cohesively managing all facets of activities, workload, and productivity to ensure seamless department operations.
Exhibited talents in evaluating programs, recommending purchases, and implementing xxxxxxw supplies and equipment.
Performance Improvement Analyst (1996 1997)
Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward leading the management and assessment of cardiovascular information for the purpose of statistical process control, including collaborating with details-driven care team members to streamlixxxxxx patient care while continually providing clinical expertise and direction to all data abstractors.
Clinical Instructor Respiratory Care (1989 1996)
Strategically steered delivery of respiratory care student education in clinical areas and lectured on various required respiratory care modalities, including actively providing in-services for professional staff on equipment and modalities.
Conceptualized, developed, and coordinated key solutions-focused seminars for continuing education initiatives.
Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Care Department (1988 1989)
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward performing patient-specific adult and emergency department care respiratory services, including continually providing leadership duties in the absence of the team s shift supervisor.
Night Shift Supervisor (1987 1988)
Demonstrated experience in performing cross-functional modalities within a fast-paced Intensive Care Unit, Xxxxxxonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency Department, including planning and prioritizing staff assignments, orienting xxxxxxw personxxxxxxl to shift duties, and evaluating and recommending xxxxxxw department equipment / processes.
Respiratory Therapist (1980 1987)
Played a vital role in performing respiratory care modalities in all areas of the hospital, including handling in-home care duties as xxxxxxcessary, as well as serving as an interim shift supervisor in leadership absence to meet care goals.
Master of Science in Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau) Xxxxxx Methodist College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Summa Cum Laude) Xxxxxx Methodist College
Registered Nurse (Active License ￨ No. xxxxxx) State of Xxxxxx
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Member ￨ Treasurer, Xxxxxx Organization of Nurse Leaders
Former Board Member ￨ Former Publication Chair, Xxxxxx Society of Respiratory Care
Member, American Nurses Association ￨ Member, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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