director of nursing services resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Hardworking Registered Nurse with 18 years of experience in providing individualized patient care. Committed to delivering best-in-class patient care through effective education and counseling. Proven leadership as a Director of Nursing focused on increasing and enhancing patient care and satisfaction. Dedicated and detail-oriented Infection Preventionist and Infection Control Officer with proven skills in establishing effective policies to minimize risks and avoid outbreaks. Expert in training, mentoring and monitoring healthcare staff to improve knowledge and performance. Hands-on professional with observant and proactive nature.

  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Multidisciplinary team collaboration
  • Quality Improvement
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Staff Evaluation
  • Clinical System Monitoring
  • Long-term Care
  • Staff Management
  • Point, Click, & Care Management
  • CDC Infection Control Preventionist Certification
Chipola College Marianna, FL Expected in 05/2007 Associate of Science : Nursing - GPA :
Gadsden Technical Institute Quincy, FL Expected in 08/2002 Certification : Practical Nursing - GPA :
Work History
Lifespace Communities - Director of Nursing Services
Milwaukee, WI, 12/2010 - Current
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Recruited and developed quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Serve as Infection Preventionist and Infection Control Officer. Established and developed 16 bed COVID Enhanced Isolation Unit to house COVID positive residents. Administer COVID tests to residents and staff to comply with CMS and state requirements.
  • Provide notification to local health department of all communicable diseases. Provide daily notification of positive COVID cases.
  • Responsible for inputting facility COVID data in NHSN LTC Reporting system.
  • Provide initial training for new DONs in Region 6 with Gulf Coast Healthcare
  • Achieved 4 deficiency free AHCA Annual Surveys. Averaged less than 3 citations during annual surveys.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Created customized care plans, working with staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
Select Medical Corporation - Corrections Nurse
Mckeesport, PA, 07/2011 - 07/2015
  • Complied with all security regulations within prison system and administered care in safest possible environment.
  • Performed mental health evaluations when warranted and recommended patients to therapists.
  • Stabilized prisoners suffering from falls, stab wounds or other injuries prior to hospital transfer.
  • Treated variety of illnesses affecting offenders in close quarters, including flu, gastrointestinal bugs, strep throat and lice.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, and follow-up care.
Morton Comprehensive Health - PPS Coordinator
Tulsa, OK, 07/2007 - 12/2010
  • Performed MDS completion in timely, accurate, documentation-supported and case mix optimized manner for 120 bed facility
  • Developed individualized care plans reflective of residents' status
  • Oversight of resident care data collection tool
  • Coordinated of assessments and services by other clinical departments
  • Liaison to rehab team
  • Audited and helped with survey preparation
  • Responsible for coding and billing Medicare for skilled services.
RiverChase Health And Rehabilitation Center - LPN
City, STATE, 11/2002 - 07/2007
  • Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures. Administered medications, IV medications, and respiratory treatments to residents.
  • Managed patient care through closely monitoring respiration, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  • Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
  • Educated clients, patients and caregivers on medical diagnoses, treatment options, chronic disease self-management and wound management.
  • Supervised 6-8 Certified Nursing Assistants per shift

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School Attended

  • Chipola College
  • Gadsden Technical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Nursing Services
  • Corrections Nurse
  • PPS Coordinator
  • LPN


  • Associate of Science
  • Certification

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