Director Of Clinical Excellence resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Talented director of quality and team leader offering 10 years of success in an acute healthcare environment. Strategic thinker with outcome-driven proficiency. Offers proven ability to build effective teams and focus on sustainability. Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth. Certified in quality.

Rutgers University - Newark Campus Newark, NJ Expected in 2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice : Nursing - GPA :
University Of Medicine & Dentistry Newark, NJ Expected in 2012 Master of Science in Nursing : Clinical Leadership - GPA :
New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Science in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :
Elizabeth General Hospital Elizabeth, NJ Expected in 1998 Associate Degree in Nursing : Nursing - GPA :


Six Sigma Green Belt

TeamStepps Trainer

Clinical Nurse Leader


Work History
Iconma Staffing - Director Of Clinical Excellence
Dayton, OH, 2013 - Current

Responsible for hospital practice changes, quality initiatives, and sustaining improved outcomes.

  • Lead and manage a team of supervisors & coordinators in Fall, Pressure Injury Prevention, Stroke Care, and Geriatric Programs
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary leaders to meet quality indicators for NDNQI, LeapFrog, DNV, CMS, and NJDOH standards
  • Maintain and update policies with evidence-based practice and in accordance with regulatory standards
  • Obtained National Primary Stroke Designation-DNV certification in 2019 and successfully completed annual survey in 2020
  • Maintained the AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Award for consecutive years and awarded the Target Honor Roll
  • Sustained Stroke Education Core Measure outcome above the Get With The Guidelines national benchmark & was named an Exemplary Exemplar, during the 2017 Magnet Site Visit
  • Chairperson of the Quality & Safety Nursing Council, Falls Interdisciplinary Committee, Policy Committee, and Co-Chair of the RWJBH System Falls Committee
  • Serve as internal consultant on matters of best practice. Instrumental in the attainment of the VoPE Award and Magnet Award
  • Adverse Event Team-Root Cause Analysis committee member
  • High Reliability Organization Certified Trainer
  • Track, trend and communicate NDNQI outcomes
  • Implement best practices to improve Nurses Sensitive Indicators such as the female external urine catheter device, fall prevention alarm monitor and criteria for use, Wilson Sims Fall Risk Assessment Tool, weight distribution & tracheostomy pressure injury prevention dressing, foot drop and pressure injury prevention boot
  • Promote shared governance across all levels of nursing, through mentorship and support
  • DAISY Award Coordinator from 2010 to 2016
Jersey City Medial Center - Clinical Nurse Leader for the Critical Care Division
City, STATE, 2008 - 2013

Medical-Surgical/Trauma/Cardiac and Open Heart

  • Oversight of lateral integration of patient care
  • Implemented current evidence-based practice to prevent nosocomial infection and improve patient outcomes such as VAP, CLABSI & CAUTI bundles
  • Served on the strategic planning team for reducing mortality
  • Instituted the Sepsis Campaign: Reduced and sustained baseline mortality by 30%
  • Oversight of the completion of the Early Warning Scoring System/Rapid Response and Sepsis strategic plan tactics
  • Served as a coordinator for the development of the emergency responder role and the rapid response team
  • Tracked and trended monthly code blue, rapid response, and sepsis data
  • Coordinated ongoing education for nurses and physicians on all critical care initiatives
  • Initiated first phases of delirium prevention which included: changing of agitation sedation scale, delirium prevention strategies, sedation and pain order set for mechanically ventilated patients, and sedation awakening and breathing trials
  • Developed and reorganized a new Handoff/Plan of Care tool that is used as a rounding tool by the interdisciplinary care team
  • Certified TeamStepps Trainer. Provided staff TeamStepps training
Jersey City Medical Center - Critical Care Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 2003 - 2008

Registered Nurse-Clinical Ladder Level II


  • Charge nurse of an adult 16-bed medical/surgical/trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Directly responsible for: admission, assessment, initiation of orders, reevaluation and hemodynamic data interpretation of critical care patients
  • Provided exceptional care to critically ill patients in patient family centered focus environment
  • Leveraged interpersonal communication strengths to establish rapport and build trust with patients and families
  • Collaborated with healthcare team to provide coordinated treatment and optimal care
  • Served as resource and educator on ICU Collaborative
  • Served as primary preceptor for new nursing staff
  • Committee member: Unit Practice Council member and Research committee
Jersey City Medical Center - Medical-Surgical Hemotology/Oncology RN
City, STATE, 1998 - 2003

Registered Nurse


  • Effectively managed care to six to seven adult Medical-Surgical, Hematology/Oncology adult in-patient unit.
  • Utilized the nursing process to conduct a complete assessment and on-going development of individualized care-plans
  • Collaborated with the healthcare team daily to coordinate patient care, address needs and provide timely interventions
  • Served as a Charge Nurse in a 24 bed adult
  • Built positive trusting relationship with patients and families, ensuring safety and involvement in plan of care
  • Served as a preceptor to new Registered Nurses
  • Administration of chemotherapeutic agents

Podium Presenter-Pathway to Excellence Florida "Sustaining Nursing QI Are You Set Up For Success?"-2018

Principal Investigator-Assess the Predictive Value of the Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool and the Wilson Sims Fall Risk Assessment Tool in a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit-Descriptive Correlational Retrospective Study-2017

Co-Principal Investigator- Barriers and Facilitators in Sustaining Quality Improvement in Nurse Sensitive Indicators in the Acute Care Setting-Qualitative Study-2016

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School Attended

  • Rutgers University - Newark Campus
  • University Of Medicine & Dentistry
  • New Jersey City University
  • Elizabeth General Hospital

Job Titles Held:

  • Director Of Clinical Excellence
  • Clinical Nurse Leader for the Critical Care Division
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Hemotology/Oncology RN


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing

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