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director of nursing resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Compassionate Director of Nursing dedicated to maintaining highest standards of nursing practices and policies. Excellent leader, mentor and recruiter, supporting staff and local community. Demonstrates strong working knowledge of regulatory compliance along with proven results in managerial role.

Skills
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Healthcare delivery
  • Health information systems
  • Staff supervision
  • Facility oversight
  • Schedule management
  • Records maintenance
  • Patient safety
  • Employee retention strategies
  • Census goals
  • Performance metrics
  • Personnel management
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Patient relations
  • Quality assurance controls
Education and Training
Brush High School Brush, CO Expected in 05/1975 : General Studies - GPA :
Northeastern Junior College Sterling, CO Expected in 07/1977 : Licensed Practical Nurse - GPA :
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan, CO Expected in 07/1994 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing - GPA :
Certifications
  • Certified BLS
  • Licensed Colorado (Multi State) Registered Nurse
Experience
Good Shepherd Hospice - Director of Nursing
Holbrook, NY, 04/1996 - 07/2021
  • Implemented changes needed to correct deficiencies found during government inspections.
  • Oversaw new nursing employee orientation process, including explanation of personnel policies and individual duties.
  • Assessed competency of clinical staff to promote quality, continuity and safety.
  • Monitored development, implementation and updates of individualized care plans.
  • Budgeted, managed and scheduled staff of 20-25 nurses and 50-60 CNA's, fostering environment supportive of both nursing staff and patients.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Created and maintained facility documents and records, maintaining accuracy while managing sensitive data.
  • Resolved conflicts promptly among physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees to keep workflows on task.
  • Implemented new hire training to further develop skills and initiate discussions on task prioritization.
  • Participated in daily, weekly and monthly meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Directed daily operations at facility caring for more than 100 individuals.
  • Optimized case and clinical management and recommended plans to improve safety and health programs.
  • Recruited well-qualified candidates to fill vacancies and offer residents unparalleled care.
Beth Israel Lahey Health - Staff Nurse
Lawrence, MA, 05/1995 - 07/1996
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Developed care plans complete with effective nursing measures to improve patients' mental and physical health.
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Monitored patient vitals post-surgery, managed medical equipment and administered medications and IVs.
Beth Israel Lahey Health - Staff Nurse
Lynn, MA, 01/1989 - 04/1996
  • Facilitated transition to home care by providing patients with continued care information and discharge instructions.
  • Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information.
  • Addressed rapid response and code situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
  • Advised, coached and mentored experienced and student nurses on medical issues, crisis management and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Assessed and assisted patients with diverse range and comorbid chronic diagnoses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), diabetes, and sepsis.
  • Coordinated and performed patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Educated patients, caregivers, and families on diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Administered prescribed medications and started intravenous fluids to address patient symptoms and underlying etiologies.
  • Kept EHR updated with patients' vital statistics, tracking metrics and observations about behaviors or responses.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Sterilized equipment and supplies using germicides and autoclaves to protect patients and staff from infection.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare - Charge Nurse
Clinton, MO, 01/1978 - 01/1989
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider.
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters.
  • Cared for patients' acute and chronic wounds by changing dressings and applying medicated compounds.
  • Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor.
  • Inserted, cared for and removed patients' catheters and monitored fluid output.
  • Sterilized equipment and supplies using germicides and autoclaves to protect patients and staff from infection.
  • Collected and documented vital signs to track current patient conditions.
  • Collected biological samples for routine laboratory testing to assist diagnostic processes.
  • Communicated concerns regarding clients' status, care and environment to nursing supervisors, clinical care supervisors and case managers.
  • Answered patient and family questions to educate on optimal treatment procedures.
  • Assisted physicians with examinations.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Brush High School
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Morgan Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Charge Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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