director of nursing resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Compassionate Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in offering comprehensive patient care in hospital and nursing home environments. Work well with diverse patient population and foster trusting relationships to improve outcomes. Efficiently coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care. I am self motivated and encourages teamwork.

  • Profitability strategies
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Accreditation coordination
  • Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration
  • Scheduling
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Staff Management
  • Staff Evaluation
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Immunizations
  • Inventory and restocking
  • Patient education and counseling
Work History
03/2016 to 09/2020 Director of Nursing Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries | Bloomsburg, PA,
  • Used LTC and American Health Tech to maintain department and document on resident's care, notify families and monitor vital signs, number of falls and skin tears.
  • Planned and assigned workload to 85 nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions, including care plans and department issues.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Organized and facilitated department head meetings weekly, discussing current census, admissions and discharges and residents' plan of care and status changes
  • Designed and introduced leadership development, coaching and team management model, resulting in promotion of employees into increased levels of responsibility.
  • Completing schedules for the nursing department staff for the month and weekly.
  • Identified staffing needs and collaborated with agencies to make sure there was adequate staffing daily.
  • Communicated with families when there was a change in medication or weight loss or gain of five pounds or greater.
  • Generated and reviewed incident reports, including employee write-ups, actualizing appropriate corrective action plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations.
10/2006 to 09/2020 Director of Nursing Diversicare | Tylertown, MS,
  • Used LTC to maintain department budgets and record expenses.
  • Planned and assigned workload to 50-person nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for 88-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over 50 employees across more than 3 departments.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Offered patients and patrons information on various immunizations including flu, DTaP and HPV vaccines.
  • Communicated with patients, ensuring that medical information was kept private.
02/2004 to 12/2015 RN Floor Nurse Medical Search International | Portland, OR,
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge, including patient assessments, care planning, health educations and discharging support to provide comprehensive care to over 6-7 patients daily.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
06/2004 to 01/2006 Unit Secretary Chi Memorial | Schuyler, NE,
  • Maintained current and accurate medical records for over 32 patients.
  • Maintained rapport with all unit staff, including physicians, nurse and other healthcare personnel.
  • Developed training protocols for new unit secretaries.
  • Processed lab paperwork and requests according to physicians' orders.
  • Transcribed doctors' medication orders, lab test requests and care plans.
  • Organized paperwork such as charts and reports for office and patient needs.
Expected in 08/2005 to to Associate of Science | Nursing Hinds Community College, Raymond, MS GPA:

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School Attended

  • Hinds Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Nursing
  • RN Floor Nurse
  • Unit Secretary


  • Associate of Science

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