behavioral health unit nurse manager resume example with 4+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Psychiatric Registered Nurse experienced in delivering compassionate care with career spanning 4 years. Friendly professional with exceptional knowledge of medications, medical terminology and holistic coping mechanisms. Well-versed in providing quick intervention, medication and support to patients with acute, chronic and drug induced mental illness. Certified in CPI , BLS, ACLS, and Motivational Interviewing. Seasoned nursing professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about EMR charting, medication administration and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

  • Mental Disability Management
  • Therapeutic Care Plans
  • Crisis Management
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Acute care expertise
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Chronic disease management
  • Strong leadership skills
Jamestown Community College Jamestown, NY Expected in 04/2020 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
Jamestown Community College Jamestown, NY Expected in 04/2020 Associate of Arts : Psychology - GPA :

  • Phi Theta Kappa honor society member.
  • Dean's List 2018-2020
Universidad Nororiental Privada Gran Mariscal De A Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Expected in 01/2017 Bachelor of Science : Business Administration And Management - GPA :
  • CPI Training - Active
  • BLS Dec 2023
  • ACLS Dec 2023
Work History
Columbine Health Systems - Behavioral Health Unit Nurse Manager
Windsor, CO, 12/2021 - Current
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols.
  • Supervised, directed and motivated high-quality performance from nursing staff.
  • Updated patient charts with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Vaccinated patients to protect individuals from measles, pneumonia, influenza and other illnesses of concern.
  • Assessed patients to determine individual needs and develop care plans in coordination with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
  • Established and continuously optimized unit schedules and individual work assignments.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional nursing staff and delegated tasks to maintain continuum of care.
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise.
  • Worked at least 40 hours per month as floor nurse to maintain clinical proficiency.
  • Coordinated and implemented in-service educational programs focusing on safety and adherence to protocols.
  • Evaluated skills of nursing personnel and verified staff certifications for validity.
  • Administered medications 14 patients and monitored response to medications.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
Olean General Hospital - Behavioral Health Charge Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 04/2020 - 12/2021
  • Performed mental health evaluations when warranted and recommended patients to therapists.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information for 14 beds unit.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Performed triage on incoming patients and determined severity of injuries and illnesses.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Administered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections and monitored responses.
  • Performed patient assessments to monitor expected response to medications and altering treatment plans.
  • Explained useful coping methods to relieve depression and anxiety.
  • Conducted therapy for mentally ill patients in group and individual settings to assist patients in achieving normalcy.
  • Responded to numerous volatile situations and violent outbreaks to restore safety and security of patients and staff.
Olean General Hospital - Med-Surg Float Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 04/2020 - 12/2021
  • Staff nurse on medical/surgical floor focusing mostly on GI and Renal patients.
  • Performed IV blood transfusions, wound care, medication administration, blood draws, Tracheotomy, and G-tube care, Education of chemical dependence and behavioral healthcare.
  • Managed pre-op and post-operative patient care by stocking medical supplies and preparing operating rooms.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Used Cerner to document patient plan of care by taking into account nursing interventions, diagnosis and expected patient outcomes.
  • Managed caseload of 6 patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, treatments, IV therapy and wound care.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge.
  • Offered exceptional care and support to individuals recovering from acute incidents and dealing with chronic conditions.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
Olean General Hospital - Behavioral Health Nurse Assistant
City, STATE, 04/2018 - 04/2020
  • Escorted patients from unit to meals, activities and visitation areas to maintain standard of safety and security.
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and reported to qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Participated in continuous quality improvement and performance improvement activities to enhance effectiveness and increase knowledge.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being.
  • Maintained patient rooms by making beds, sweeping units and wiping down surfaces.
  • Worked with 14 psych patients to provide emotional support and closely monitor potentially dangerous changes to behavior.
  • Helped patients with meals, activities of daily living (ADLs) and facility transfers to promote security and patient well-being.

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School Attended

  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Universidad Nororiental Privada Gran Mariscal De A

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Health Unit Nurse Manager
  • Behavioral Health Charge Registered Nurse
  • Med-Surg Float Registered Nurse
  • Behavioral Health Nurse Assistant


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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