Nursing Leadership & Management Chief Nursing Officer experience - LTAC, Rehabilitation Director-level experience in ICU, CCU, Telemetry, Medical/Surgical, Respiratory Therapy, Neurophysiology & Skilled Nursing Solid track record for initiating improvements and managing change in multiple critical care departments, including departments in leadership and staff transition In-depth knowledge of clinical service requirements, regulatory compliance and safety issues, patient rights, budgetary constraints, and employee relations Proven ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with patients, families, doctors, community members, volunteers and other facility staff
RN State of Texas, #595975 * CRRN * ACLS * CPR Memberships American Association of Critical-Care Nurse American Nurses Association American Organization of Nurse Executives Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Chief Nursing Officer03/2008 to CurrentHEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITALSugar Land, TX
Responsibilities include financial and human resource management of the departments of nursing, infection control, pharmacy, and clinical contracts.
Oversee 85+ employees.
Report to the Chief Executive Officer.
Member of Medical Executive Committee, Infection Control Committee, Quality Improvement and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees.
Chairperson for: The Joint Commission Committee (2010) Patient Satisfaction Committee FIM/Discharge to Community Committee Facility Project leader for implementation of Electronic Medical Record Successful accreditation survey for The Joint Commission (9/10 & 8/13), Stroke certification (2012) & Texas Department of State Health Services (10/10) Implemented a Rapid Response Team Increased nursing satisfaction from 30% to 85% Increased patient satisfaction from 50% to 94%.
Chief Nursing Officer09/2007 to 01/2008TEXAS SPECIALTY HOSPITALHouston, TX
Responsible for the practice of Nursing at Texas Specialty Hospital by ensuring consistence in the standard of practice across clinical settings.
Support and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care.
Responsibilities include financial, human resource and quality management for the departments of nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, quality management, education, infection control, and social services.
Reported to the Chief Executive Officer.
Director05/2003 to 08/2007CHRISTUS ST. CATHERINE'S HOSPITALKaty, TX
Acute Care Services: Oversee 100+ employee staff and budgets for 13-bed ICU, 9-bed CCU, 24-bed Telemetry Unit, 36 bed Med/Surg Unit and Respiratory Therapy Departments.
Report to the Chief Nursing Officer.
Direct, supervise, and evaluate all nursing services and ensure compliance with HIPAA, The Joint Commission, and other regulations.
Maintain patient care records and reports.
Provide ongoing training for nursing services personnel and help establish expense, renovation, and purchasing budgets.
Contributed to significant reduction in turnover, at 9% (hospital rate is 24%) via improved staff relations, scheduling efficiencies, and participation in on-site clinical educational opportunities.
Increased staff satisfaction from 30th percentile to the 99th percentile.
Instilled a team atmosphere and introduced train-the-trainer sessions.
Implemented a clinical ladder for Registered Nurses.
Involved in facility expansion project: ICU expansion, new Cardiac Care Unit, equipment purchasing.
Implementation of a cardiovascular surgical care program in the ICU.
Opening and staffing of a CCU/Step-Down Unit for post interventional cath lab patients.
Participated in Joint Commission surveys (May 2006 scored 2 RFIs).
Served on the following committees: Joint Commission, Code Blue Committee, Patient Safety Committee, Nurse Practice Committee, Chest Pain Committee, and chair of Nursing Leadership Committee.
Director of Critical01/1993 to 01/2003PARK PLAZA HOSPITALHouston, TX
Held 24-hour responsibility and accountability for all nursing care delivered in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiopulmonary Unit (telemetry), and Skilled Nursing Facility with annual gross revenue of $62 million.
Directed approximately 200 FTE's in combined departments.
Reported to the Chief Nursing Officer.
Planned and orchestrated CPU expansion from 23 to 50 beds.
Recruited and educated staff, which doubled in size during a 2-3 month period.
Initiated a weekender plan for Registered Nurses and established flexible scheduling for the managed departments.
Member of Recruitment/Retention and Emergency Services Committees.
Served on Patient Care Readiness Team for JCAHO preparation.
Participated in two JCAHO surveys.
Held previous staff nurse, clinical coordinator and manager positions in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.