Energetic, professional Registered Nurse offering 20 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Dynamic, team-oriented professional with excellent interpersonal relations and flexibility. I am seeking a postiton tht allows me the opportunity to utilize my experience and education to meet strategic initiatives of an organization
Troy State University1999Master of Science: NursingTroy, AL, United StatesMaster of Science in Nursing, Troy State University, Dec 1999 GPA 3.8
University of Alabama at Birmingham1994Bachelor of Science: NursingBirmingham, Alabama, USBachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dec 1994 GPA 3.5
Registered Nurse (RN), Alabama State Board of Nursing, Dec 1994
BCLS Instructor 1995-2005
ACLS Certified, 2002-2004
PALS certified, 1997-2000
Children's of AlabamaDecember 2007 to CurrentDIRECTOR Birmingham, AL
--Manages numerous employees in outpatient clinics on the main campus of the hospital. This includes the Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology and Infusion centers and SCS Flexipool staff.
--Performs all human resources related activities for respective employees in accordance with Children's Hospital policies and procedures, as well as regulatory standards --Ensures adequate staff coverage for 3 subspecialty clinics and overall responsibility for clinic schedules. Patient census in each clinic is as follows: ENT 16, 000/year, GI, 10,000/year, Infusion 3,500/year --Establishes, implements and monitors improvements in clinic wait times, patient safety and patient flow for assigned clinics.
--Maintains appropriate relationships and active communication with all physicians practicing in assigned clinics
--Proactively addresses issues and resolves conflicts between/among clinical services/staff within assigned clinics, including disciplinary actions
--Supervises the utilization of space and acquisition of supplies for assigned clinics. Oversees budgets for all surgical clinics with an annual operating revenue greater than $3 million dollars.
--Supports the provision of high quality customer service including promoting professionalism, staff development and patient safety
--Monitors and tracks patient satisfaction reports. Reviews trends or patterns with staff to develop performance improvement strategies.
--Develops agenda and accurately communicates updates with all employees via monthly staff meetings. Responsible for staff meeting minutes and distribution of information to all staff.
--Ensure that assigned clinics are in compliance with JCAHO, corporate compliance and other regulating bodies.
Birmingham VA Medical CenterMarch 2000 to December 2007NURSE CASE MANAGER Birmingham, VA
--Outstanding care coordinator; organized, efficient, detail-orientated and vigilant. Worked in a fast-paced setting which required adapting to multiple, diverse tasks simultaneously.
--Dynamic communication skills with peers, patients, physicians and staff throughout the medical center while keeping the needs of the patients foremost in mind. Readily establishes rapport with individuals throughout the medical center to ensure that quality of care meets of exceeds established standards while also maintaining cost-effectiveness.
--Exceptional leadership, negotiation, organizational and planning abilities. Self-motivated to work independently and unsupervised; equally effective as a team member; able to motivate others
--Dynamic care coordinator cross-trained to inpatient medical-surgical discharge planner, outpatient medicine, business office/contracted services, hospice/palliative care, community-based clinics and transplant coordinator roles.
UAB Medical West - Rehabilitation UnitAugust 2005 to February 2008STAFF NURSE - WEEKEND FLEXIPOOL Bessemer, ALTotal patient care for rehabilitation patients on an 18 bed adult rehabilitation unit. Primary diagnoses included stroke, s/p MI, Diabetes, MVA, amputations, and spinal cord injuries. Primary nursing tasks included medication administration, dressing changes including wound vacs, trach care and PEG tube care/feedings.
HealthSouth Lakeshore RehabilitationAugust 2002 to June 2005HOUSE SUPERVISOR/STAFF NURSE - WEEKEND FLEXIPOOL Homewood, AL
--Administrative responsibility during weekend tours of duty for entire nursing and support staff. Responsibilities included staff supervision, addressing patient complaints, providing staff education, staffing all licensed and non-licensed personnel for oncoming shifts.
--Management and documentation of all code occurrences. Total patient care for rehabilitation patients. Primary diagnoses of stroke, s/p MI, Diabetes, MVA, amputations and spinal cord injuries. Primary nursing tasks included medication administration, dressing changes including wound vacs, trach care and PEG tube care/feedings.
Children's Health SystemAugust 1998 to March 2000CLINICAL STAFF NURSE I-II Birmingham, AL
--Assessed, planned, implemented evaluated and documented nursing care on a 16-bed multiple service pediatric intensive care unit. Interpreted complex hemodynamic monitoring data. Made independent decisions within protocol limitations.
--Acted as shift leader as assigned. PALS certified from 1997-2000
--Assessed, planned, implemented evaluated and documented nursing care on a 21-bed Hematology-oncology unit. Patient population also included renal, medical-surgical and neurology patients.
--Acted as shift leader as assigned on rotating shifts.
Children's Health SystemDecember 1994 to August 1998Hematology/Oncology - Clinical Staff Nurse I-II Birmingham, AL
--Assessed, planned, implemented evaluated and documented nursing care on a 21-bed Hematology-oncology unit. Patient population also included renal, medical-surgical and neurolgy patients.
--Acted as shift leader as assigned on rotating shifts.
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses,2010- Present
Society of Pediatric Nurses,2010, Treasurer, 2011- Present
Sigma Theta Tau, Member 1999-2007
Nurses Organization of Veteran's Affairs, Chapter President, 2003- 2007
Case Management Society of America, Member 2000-2007
Medical Center Director's Appreciation Award, BVAMC, Dec 2004