Education Coordinator implements and maintains education programs and services and serves as trusted resource to nurses, nurse aids, and security staff.
07/2019 to Current
Education CoordinatorHazard ARH – Hazard, KY
Planned, formulated and assessed goals, policies and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards.
Assisted with development of improved seminars and training materials.
Continually improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and self-identified professional developmental needs.
Promoted available resources and connected individuals with services.
Provided expertise for clinical support.
Administered job knowledge assessments and competency testing for certification-level training.
Provided orientation to new hire nurses and other staff.
Provided yearly competencies to nursing and ancillary staff.
Introduced new education to nursing staff on all units.
Improved education materials for multiple topics throughout the facility.
Provided individual education to staff as needed.
Planned, scheduled and performed continuing education classes and certifications, such as ACLS and ACLS Recertification.
Planned, scheduled and perform certification classes such as BLS and BLS Recertification.
06/2011 to 07/2019
Clinical Nurse ManagerHazard ARH – Hazard, KY
Responded to behavioral and medical crises codes.
Reviewed charts weekly to complete quality control checks.
Oversaw training, staffing and education of all nurses and ancillary staff.
Conducted rounds with physicians, advising physicians on patients' conditions and assisting in coordinating diagnostic testing and follow up appointments to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Initiated care plan and actualized appropriate interventions and treatment, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological medications.
Performed head-to-toe physical assessments, prioritizing treatment and delegating assignments to maintain patient flows.
Manage 6 nurses across 30-bed Medical-Surgical/Orthopedic unit.
Administered performance evaluations and probationary reviews to assess nursing personnel.
Collaborated with physicians and interdisciplinary teams to devise and manage individualized plans of care.
Sought opportunities to improve patient care, outcomes and nursing staff performance.
Interacted effectively with department managers to promptly correct problems and improve services.
Educated patients and families on treatment, expected outcomes and discharge instructions, serving as advisory resource to patients and families to facilitate recovery.
Evaluated nursing staff's performance and developed education programs and professional development opportunities to improve individual and team competencies, clinical knowledge and delivery of care.
Introduced initiatives based on staff education, infection control audits, safe medication administration and proper wound care to achieve unit and facility goals.
08/2010 to 06/2011
Staff NurseHazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare – Hazard, KY
Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients.
Provided high quality care to approximately 6 patients per day on 30-bed unit
Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients.
Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
Identified learning needs of patients and families and responded with advocacy and health education.
Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
Oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures and nursing best practices.
Performed various nursing interventions such as wound dressing, vital sign monitoring and specimen collection.
Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
High School Diploma Leslie County High School - Hyden, KY
Member of Future Business Leaders of America
Member of National Honor Society
Graduated with 4.0 GPA
Associate of Arts Hazard Community And Technical College - Hazard, KY
Associate of Science Hazard Community And Technical College - Hazard, KY
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing Hazard Community And Technical College - Hazard, KY
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
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Companies Worked For:
Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Leslie County High School
Hazard Community And Technical College
Grand Canyon University
Job Titles Held:
Clinical Nurse Manager
High School Diploma Associate of Arts Associate of Science Associate of Applied Science : Nursing Bachelor of Science : Nursing
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