Caring Registered nurse with excellent communication and leadership skills. I am patient focused with 20 + years experience in geriatric care. I have acute care and out- patient experience as well. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.
Registered Nurse (Multi-State License)
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Certified Director of Nursing Administration Long term Care (NADONALTC)
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Committed to compliance reporting
Effective policy and program development
Strong medical ethic
IV drug therapy management
Familiarity with disease management programs
Computerized charting specialist
Trained in in- and out-patient care
Infection control standards expert
Colostomy care familiarity
Hematology testing aptitude
Specimen collection/processing proficiency
Sava SeniorCareNovember 2014 to June 2016Division Director of Clinicals Sumter, SCConducted Clinical System Reviews, assisted facilities maintain compliance with state and federal regulations and guidelines. Assisted facilities with survey processes. Serviced as Director of Nursing as needed.
SAVA Senior CareJanuary 2010 to November 2014Director of Nursing Sumter, SC
Culturally competent care Palliative care MDS 3.0 Geriatric treatment Strong medical ethic Running staff meetings Problem resolution Supervisory duties IV/ Central line drug therapy management Compliance reporting Tracheotomy care Strong clinical judgment ICD-10 forms BAC screening/drug screen collection Budgeting Prioritizing/management deadlines High level of autonomy ELNEC training (End-Of-Life-Care) Self-directed Taking patient histories Policy and program development Oversee and manage 120 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
Effectively manage clinical oversight for 176 beds in a Long-Term Care Facility.
Achieved departmental goals and objectives by instituting new processes and standards for patient care Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols Monitored nursing budget to ensure financial objectives were met.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding health care teams.
Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA's) to identify performance areas for improvement Contributed substantially to successful facility DHEC survey recertification.
AltaCareMarch 1998 to January 2010Director of Nursing Services/Assistant Director of Nursing/SDC Sumter, SC
Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff Ensured HIPAA compliance Directed the new hire nursing staff program Recruited, hired, and led training processed monthly reports for department performance.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments Effectively managed clinical oversight for 96-bed Long-term Care facility Supervised 92 employees led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations.
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met.
Staff LPN on In-Patient surgical Unit.
Tuomey Health Care SystemSeptember 1997 to March 1998Sumter, SC
Acute patient care in surgical unit, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring for six patients per shift Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records Monitored post-op vitals, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Followed infection control procedures Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients Self-directed with astute judgment skills High level of personal accountability Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
Education and Training
Gadsden State Community College1984DiplomaGadsden, AL, USA
Central Carolina Technical College2004Associate Degree: NursingSumter, SC, USANursing
Grand Canyon University2012Bachelor of Science: NursingScottsdale, AZ, USANursing
Painting/drawing, home interior project, traveling.
Management: budgets, compliance reporting, decision-making, computerized charting, forms, hiring, ICD-10, recruiting, safety, statistics, supervisory, infection control, organization skills, meetings. Nursing: palliative care, patient care, problem resolution, processes, program development, protocols, quality, IV therapy, wound care. Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, NADONALTC, American Nurses Association, SCNA.