Interim Director Of Nursing resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in patient care through 8 years of experience in psychiatric, medical, home health and long term care settings, while providing nursing care to diverse populations from children to geriatrics. Agile and responsive to ever-changing dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment.

  • Self-directed with competent nursing and clinical judgment
  • High level of personal accountability
  • Ability to successfully work in a team setting or autonomously
  • Successfully conducts staff meetings
  • Detail and task-oriented
  • Extensive psychiatric and acute medical care experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patient and family education and advocacy
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Successful care plan implementation and management
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients
  • Completed Safe Crisis Management Instructor training and have trained numerous hospital staff on verbal de-escalation and physical hold techniques
  • Discharge Planning
  • Staff leadership
  • Case Management
  • Staff assignments and staff scheduling management
  • Experience with written and electronic charting
  • Direct Patient Care with focused assessments
Work History
Interim Director of Nursing, 04/2015 - Current
Cadia Healthcare Dover, DE,
  • Have served in various capacities, including; Unit Nurse, House Supervisor, and Nurse Manager
  • Involved with the admission process and discharge planning of patients
  • Oversaw and managed clinical and nursing staff performing patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans
  • Delegated staff nurse duties
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift
  • Conducted mental health associate and nurses meetings
  • Assisted in scheduling needs of the hospital
  • Assisted in patient care and education
  • Constantly evaluated the needs of programs, implementing new procedures, groups, and education as needed
  • Work closely with physicians (psych and medical), unit floor nurses, social workers, case managers, and mental health associates to create specific plans of care for each patient
  • Perform routine staff evaluations as specified per policy
  • Provide staff education and disciplinary action when warranted
  • Medication administration and education
Med Surg Nurse, 10/2018 - 08/2019
Hca Portsmouth, NH,
  • Provided direct nursing care to patients in the inpatient setting.
  • Use of electronic charting
  • Provided care for patients in isolation for contagious disease
  • Head to toe assessments daily and as needed
  • Continuous monitoring for an acute change in patient condition
  • Educated patients and families on illnesses, medications and treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and families on medical-surgical procedures, therapeutic regimens and pain management techniques.
  • Started intravenous fluids, administered medications and documented electronically in patient charts by recording food and fluid output and intake.
  • Managed caseload of 6 patients simultaneously by providing bedside care, IV therapy, post-surgical care, wound care and cardiac monitoring
  • Collaborated with members of patients' healthcare team to deliver appropriate level of care.
Home Health Psychiatric and Med-Surg, 08/2018 - 11/2018
Tower Health West Reading, PA,
  • Observed and assessed patients' physical and mental conditions in the home.
  • Care included medication management, psycho-education, direct nursing care, including; IV infusions, wound care, venipuncture, and use of OASIS care management.
House Supervisor, 06/2011 - 04/2015
Auburn Health Care City, STATE,
  • Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews.
  • Primary care, assessment, and evaluation of geriatric patients Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams
  • Closely monitored acute conditions.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
  • Delegated staff nurse duties.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
  • Collaborated with physicians regarding patient conditions, updates and necessary care changes.
Associate of Applied Science: Nursing, Expected in 12/2013
Southcentral Kentucky Community And Technical College - Bowling Green, KY
  • Graduated in Top 5% of Class
  • Dean's List 2010-2013
  • President's List 2011-2013
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor's Society
  • 2012 Practical Nursing Diploma and worked as LPN while earning RN degree
  • Graduated with 3.9 GPA
  • Collaborated with a team in the development of an isolation unit in a psychiatric hospital to care for possible COVID-19 positive patients and provided training to specified employees to be able to work on this unit safely
  • Worked in a variety of roles as a nurse while maintaining professionalism and always looking for opportunities to learn
  • Adapted to new nursing roles and responsibilities quickly
  • Completed nursing school with a 3.9 GPA while working full time and raising a family

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School Attended

  • Southcentral Kentucky Community And Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Interim Director of Nursing
  • Med Surg Nurse
  • Home Health Psychiatric and Med-Surg
  • House Supervisor


  • Associate of Applied Science

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