Dedicated and compassionate professional with 29 years of diversified experience as a Registered Nurse. Strong practice in leadership and supervisory roles with attention to improving clinical outcomes, staff morale and team building. Demonstrates willingness and flexibility; completes tasks, delegates and supports employees to meet client and employer needs. Works as a strong team-player. Treats clients and employees with dignity and respect. Practices strong work ethic.
Problem resolution ability
Enthusiastic in management of caregivers
Adept in chart auditing
Quality assurance standards
Strong clinical judgment
Competency in procedure development
Delivered compassionate care that exceeded facility requirements.
Fostered collaboration in multidisciplinary settings to achieve best practices in patient care.
Maintained compliance with regulatory standards by successfully leading 34 staff members through DPH and Joint Commission surveys.
Implemented a streamlined documentation process that resulted in improved charting accuracy.
Trained team of staff nurses in detoxification protocols and standardized assessment procedures to achieve continuity in treatment.
Educated patients ion medications administered for detoxification protocols to enhance understanding and effectiveness in treatment episodes.
07/2015 to 05/2016
Director of NursingSTONINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC - North Stonington, CT
Directed the operations of a 24 bed medically monitored adult detoxification unit.
Provided nursing supervision for military rehabilitation and adolescent residential treatment services.
Maintained healthcare services which delivered safe and competent care, in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Provided leadership and supervision to RNs, LPNs and Medical Assistants.
Maintained 24/7 responsibility of unit and staff needs.
Developed scheduling templates, completed evaluations and prepared payroll for all nursing and medical assistant personnel.
Developed staffing and system modifications for detox expansion project during construction transitions.
Collaborated with Infection Control Nurse Consultant in revision and implementation of the infection prevention and control program.
Implemented innovative measures for staff and client participation in treatment episode.
Educated and prepared staff in standards of continual compliance.
Successful completion of surveys for DPH and Joint Commission.
Timely completion of monthly audits and reports, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Supported, empowered and motivated staff in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
Provided education to staff members on aspects of addiction and sound delivery of care.
Facilitated bi-monthly staff meetings.
07/2011 to 07/2014
Director of NursingSOUTHEASTERN COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG DEPENDENCE (SCADD), INC - New London, CT
Directed, supervised and coordinated the operation of a 20 bed medically monitored adult detoxification unit.
Performed and promoted sound nursing process with ongoing nursing assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation.
Supported and instructed staff on detoxification protocols and adherence to the company's mission statement, policies and procedures.
Developed nursing and support staff schedules and completed payroll.
Supervised, educated and evaluated all nursing and support staff.
Remained available and on call 24/7 for consultation and clinical coverage.
Collaborated with interdisciplinary team for delivery of quality services and continuity of care, in accordance with applicable DPH and DMHAS guidelines.
Participated on all required committees, with strong focus on the Quality Assurance Committee for policy and procedure development, review and revision.
Conducted the company's mandatory training covering topics of Infection Control, Bloodborne Pathogens and Tuberculosis Screening policies and procedures.
Provided continued education and support for multidisciplinary personnel on company based Training Task Force.
Formally and informally instructed clients on medical aspects of substance abuse, treatments models, hygeine and nutrition.
07/2009 to 07/2011
Nurse ManagerLebanon Pines; SCADD - Lebanon, CT
Supervised and coordinated the nursing operations at Lebanon Pines, a 110 bed long term substance abuse treatment program.
Performed initial client admissions and ongoing nursing assessments.
Developed and maintained individualized plans of care for all clients.
Completed staff evaluations, provided continued leadership, corrective measures and coaching.
Completed scheduling and payroll; available and on call 24/7.
Educated staff on documentation in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Provided ongoing supportive and formal educational seminars to multidisciplinary staff members and all clients.
01/2003 to 01/2007
Nurse Manager/SupervisorNOBLE HORIZONS, CHURCH HOMES, INC - Salisbury, CT
Supervised, managed and coordinated care for a 90 bed long term residential care facility for transitional, rehabilitative and end of life needs.
Developed resident care plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
Trained staff in provision of resident supportive measures in promoting safety.
Educated staff in proper techniques for wound care and operation of newly acquired equipment.
Completed staff evaluations, instituted corrective measures and coached multidisciplinary staff.
Created and maintained staff schedules.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Nursing PsychologyWestern Connecticut State University - Danbury, CTNursing Psychology
Certification: Cardiovascular Perfusion TechnologyNortheastern University - Boston, MA
Course Studies: Medical Aspects of AddictionDMHAS - Wethersfield, CT
Certification: CPR, AED, BLSAmerican Heart Association - North Stonington, CT