Nurse Educator with management experience and exceptional people skills for over 20 years
Serves as the Ancillary Nurse Educator in Women and Children Services
Assist staff in meeting and maintain Joint Commission compliance and competencies
Teach, facilitate and/or coordinate unit specific orientation, mandatory training,and general orientation to the nursing role
Assisted in policy and procedure creation, revision and research
Currently leading Educational Services team to assist our facility in excelling in competency and maintaining Joint Commission readiness
Above average people skills
Interim Director/Ancillary Nurse Educator06/2016 to CurrentSouth Georgia Medical CenterValdosta, GA
Currently-serving in 3 job roles ( Interim Director of Education, Ancillary Nurse Educator,and Women and Children Services Nurse Educator)
Work daily with Human Resources team to meet the needs of new and transferring staff
Currently direct,lead and guide the staff of Educational Services
Accountable to support the department staff on a daily bases
Assist with Budget request,API , time and attendance
Collaborating with various disciplines across the organization to ensure educational needs are meet.
Encouraging Educational Staff to be creative in meeting the needs of the staff
Assist the organization with a return on their investment as it relates to new staff
Assisted the Nurse Week committee with an educational offering for Continuing educational credits
Participate in staff interviews
Coordinate new staff orientation to Women and Children Services
Coordinate orientation for Women and Children Services including, unit and dept orientation, calendars, preceptorship coordination, completion of 45 day evaluation and 90 day skill validation documentation.
Track mandatory training and competencies
Provide and facilitate Nursing orientation for new hires during initial nursing orientation
Track completion of orientation modules
Teach and facilitate staff training and development
Nurse Educator for Women and Children Services01/1992 to 03/2016South Georgia Medical CenterValdosta, GA
Assess the learning Needs of Staff working in the Women and children services area
Inservices are often based on observed/assessed needs, high risk, problem prone, staff complaints of difficult preforming,or manager requested education
Assists and serves as a resource person for Labor and Delivery Postpartum, Pediatric/Youthcare and Nursery
Provide education to nursing staff and parents
Developed, coordinated and provided Childbirth and Parenting education Programs as needed over the years
Previously facilitated a Bereavement support group for parents
Designed, implemented, and evaluated educational programs in patient care services related to Women and Children
Teach and facilitate courses including Neonatal Resuscitation, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support,Bereavement, Perinatal Continuing Education Program, STABLE, Pediatric Assessment, Fetal Heart Monitoring
Provides support to management for staff performance deficits
Participates in various hospital committee i.e., Chair of Staff Development Council, member Clinical Practice Council, Member of CME, Member Nursery/ Pediatric committee, member OB/GYN committee
Previously maintained the First Steps Child Abuse Prevention Program during an interim period.
Collaborates with various disciplines throughout the organization and community to facilitate positive patient outcomes.
Assist in developing evaluating and revising standards, policies and procedures.
Assist and provide education in area specific Annual Skills and Area Specific Skills lab.
Provide orientation and training for new patient care employees.
Develop Learning Objectives for in-services, and courses.
Offered courses in Rhythm recognition.
Served as interim Nurse Educator for Women and Children and Critical Care.
Previously serviced as Educator for half of Medical Surgical services.
Actively involved in the leadership of the staff of Women and Children Services.
Nurse Planner at South Georgia Medical Center for contact hours for RN's previously through Georgia Nurses Association and currently Nurse Planner through Alabama State Nursing Association
Participated in staff interviews when applicable
RN/Relief Charge02/1990 to 02/1992South Georgia Medical CenterValdosta, GAStaff and relief Charge on Postpartum.Assessed and Cared for new Mothers, their Newborns, and Families.Patients also included Antepartum and High risk postpartum patients.Floated to Nursery and Pediatrics as needed.Served as Clinical Instructor for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
RN/Charge Nurse07/1989 to 02/1990South Georgia Medical CenterValdosta, GAProvided Leadership and Primary care as a staff and relief charge nurse of a Medical oncology unit.
LPN07/1982 to 07/1989South Georgia Medical CenterValdosta, GAWorked with patients had a variety of medical problems and needs. Provided primary care for Geriatric/Renal unit as a staff Nurse. As an LPN patient care was provided using a team approach on an OB/GYN, Urology, Eyes Ear Nose and Throat unit. Routinely were pulled to the Critical Care areas.
Bachelors of Science: Nursing Psychology1989Valdosta State UniversityNursing Psychology
Certificate : Nursing1981Valdosta Technical Institute. Practical NursingValdosta, GA, United States of America
Staff Devlopment Consortium
American Heart Association
Alabama Sate Nurses Association
Georgia Nurses Association
Experience Educator and Facilitator
Manage Nursing Staff Orientation and Preceptorship
Consuel, educate, and assist with action plans
Facilitate Budget request
Instructor of AHA programs
Alabama State Nurses Association Nurse Provider for Contact hours
Chairperson for Staff Development Council
Served as Childbirth and Parenting course Developer and Presenter
Served in Interim role in Critical Care
Instructor and facilitator for many classes and courses from Dysrhythmia, American heart Programs,Academy of Pediatrics Programs,Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses ( AWHONN) Programs