director of nursing resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

An experienced nationally certified oncology nurse with an understanding of the patient's role in self directed care. Demonstrates compassion and caring to terminally ill patients and their families. Transitioning to a role of more direct care with patient's and families.


Registered Nurse License

Oncology Certified Registered nurse

STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation Program) certified

Chemo certified Oncology Nursing Society

Skill Highlights
  • Effective communicator
  • Knowledge of geriatric diseases
  • Oncology knowledge OCN nationally certified
  • Experience with terminally ill patients
  • Managed and motivate functional teams (Medical and Nursing)
  • Committed to compliance reporting
  • End of Life training
  • Pain management
  • Developed policy and procedures to ensure patient safety
Professional Experience
08/2010 to 05/2014 Director of Nursing St Therese Home Of New Hope | Saint Louis Park, MN,

Strategically plan for and successfully passed American College of Surgeons and Joint commission accreditation visits.

Oversight of operations at multiple infusion sites of oncology patients

Managed over seventy-five employees ans supervised new employee orientation and evaluation of their progress.

Grew revenues by implementing cost savings for units by revitalizing patient flow and staff schedules

Creatively planned, designed, and implemented multiple infusion centers with a disease specific goal

Hired appropriate staff and improved education standards for nursing staff.

Met goals of increasing competency of oncology nurses to national certification status from 58% to 82%

Directed successful implementation of Computerized Physician order entry (CPOE) systems at all nursing sites.

Worked with Finance department to planned appropriate budget for resources and staffing.

Developed and reported on Quality improvement projects

04/2005 to 08/2010 Manager of Oncology Services Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC,

Developed standard policy and procedures for all infusion sites

Collaborated with physicians and inpatient unit to address needs of terminally ill patients

Held monthly staff meetings and educational in-services

Implemented and planned for opening west breast cancer center to expand services to patients in western area of county.

Hired qualified chemotherapy nurses

Planned and implemented annual breast and cervical screening (Love yourself program) for low income patients

07/1997 to 04/2003 Clinical Nurse Manager Health Alliance Of Hudson Valley | Milford, PA,

Developed department policy and procedures for patient safety

Implemented chemotherapy waste management system praised by Health department inspectors.

Attended Crew Resource Management workshop and implemented safety tools for nursing staff- Critical checklist by two RN's prior to dispensing chemotherapy

Collaborated with Social Workers on end of life discussions with patient's and families

08/1995 to 07/1997 Chemotherapy RN Pacific Medical Centers | North Hollywood, CA,

Delivered chemotherapy safely and efficiently to oncology patients

Educated patients and families regarding chemotherapy process, drugs and side effects.

Participated in successful Joint Commission and American College of Surgeon site visits.

05/1989 to 08/1995 Registered Nurse Bjc Healthcare | Sullivan, MO,

Worked in office setting prepared and administered chemotherapy

Obtained Radiology certification- developed and process X-rays

Educated patients and families regarding chemotherapy side effects

Worked with authorization staff to obtain authorizations for chemotherapy treatments

1983 to 05/1989 Staff RN- Oncology Unit MemoriaL Health Care System | City, STATE,

Rounded on patients with physicians

Monitored patient's vital signs and potential complications from treatments

Administered IV therapy, chemotherapy, blood products, growth factors pain medications

Discharge planning with social workers and families

Supported patient's and families during illness progression

1981 to 11/1982 Staff RN Archibold Hospital | City, STATE,

Monitor patient vital signs / administered medicaions

Developed care plans for patients

  • Successful results with team building and working with cross-functional personnel to promote patient satisfaction and safety.
  • Collaborated with patient, family and physician to ensure patient's self directed care was respectfully administered
  • Able to demonstrate successful development and implementation of policies and procedures which promote patient safety and nursing integrity.
  • Hired appropriate staff and improved educational standards for nursing staff.
  • Implemented standardized critical checklist prior to dispensing medication to patients throughout the cancer institute.
Education and Training
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL GPA:
Expected in to to Associate of Science | Broward Community College, Davie, FL GPA:

Experienced Oncology Nurse, Excellent communicator

Additional Information
  • Co-leader for Making Strides for Breast Cancer
  • Voted Nurse of the Year by peers

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School Attended

  • Florida State University
  • Broward Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Manager of Oncology Services
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Chemotherapy RN
  • Registered Nurse
  • Staff RN- Oncology Unit
  • Staff RN


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science

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