Transformational Servant Leader Practices Relationship Based Care with all levels and disciplines within the organization for meaningful interaction Instills a philosophy of family and patient centered care as focus of everyone in the organization Empowers others to share in decision-making through formal and informal models of shared governance Supports staff innovation through education, and providing resources and forums for new ideas Mentors and guides others to follow passion & strengths. Encourages others to seek a professional path that is the "right fit" for them Role models behaviors that align with the organization's Mission, Vision and Values Removes barriers that impede staff from completion of work and improvement Consistently advocates for ease-of-practice Holds self and others accountable to standards and outcomes Provides resources and encourages autonomy in others to meet expectations and reach quality outcomes Effectively rewards and recognizes efforts and accomplishments Actively participates in Administrative Strategic Planning. Coordinates support and feedback for the current Strategic Plan. Passionately self-reflective. Identifies areas for personal & professional growth. Facilitates personal growth and improvement by seeking out resources & education to incorporate into personal practice Effectively deals with personal stress and fatigue to sustain leadership in a healthy way. Maintains a personal philosophy of Transformational and Service Leadership Talented Visionary & Skillful Innovator Process and systems oriented; visualizes complex systems and identify gaps Gathers data to assess current state of practice; fortifies strengths and identifies opportunities for improvement Uses experience, data analysis and teamwork to create new ideas for ease of clinical and administrative practices; focus on infrastructure, structure, process & quality patient care Early adopter of new ideas and technologies; imparts enthusiasm for change to create buy-in Creatively conceptualizes new systems and processes for Blue Ocean innovation Blends evidence-based practice, theory, and data from selective focus groups into usable solutions that provide measurable results Leads teams to create plans for implementation; focus on trials / pilots to gather additional data, course corrects as necessary (PDCA) Actively listens to and transforms constructive feedback into process changes that work for the end-user/consumer Sees global opportunities for improvement in chronology of change and alignment of key stakeholders within complex systems Knowledgeable about technological solutions to issues involving ease-of-practice, communication and data collection
Basic Life Support- American Heart Association Membership on Selected Committees & Groups (past & present) Clinical Manager Committee-Elected Co-Chair Patient Quality Care Council / Performance Improvement-Appointed Co-Chair College of Nursing Strategic Planning Council Administrative Strategic Planning Council Patient Flow Workgroups & Initiatives (assorted) Fall Reduction & Patient Safety-Participated in the research & development of a "Fall Risk Reduction Bundle" Baldrige Team Succession Planning-Chair of Development Team (see portfolio) Research & Innovations Committee Innovative Proposals / Projects (selection) Patient/Family Centric Restructuring Proposal-Create an organization that is structured to support care at the bedside (see portfolio) LPN to RN Express Track-Support valued LPNs within the organization to obtain RN and support organizational goals of increasing number of RN FTEs and retention of staff (see portfolio) Electronic Employee Portfolio-Create a comprehensive electronic system to support employees and management in streamlining human resource, education, quality measurements into a single automated resource (see portfolio) Educator & Resource Relationship Based Care / Primary Nursing Initiative-Early adopter and change agent McKesson Sorters computerized order entry Premise Bed Management System Team Leader-Implementation and development at unit level Service Recovery Program McKesson AdminRx computerized barcode medication administration Affiliations, Achievements & Attendance Upendo Mmoja "One Love"-One of five Founding Directors; non-profit organization raising capital donations to build an orphanage and sustainable-living community center in the village of Pommern, Tanzania.
Ahern, Murphy, & Associates-Leadership Development Workshop (40 hours) 2011 March of Dimes Nurse Leader of the Year-Nominee 2010 Baldrige Quest for Excellence Conference, Washington, D.C.
2008 Premise Conference, Hartford, CT Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center's LEAD (Leadership) Program Patient Education Scholarly Project (140 hours) (see portfolio) Volunteer Service Masterpol Family Project-Syracuse, NY Led St.
Joseph's Hospital's involvement in service based fund-raising and donations to support home renovations for underprivileged family that had experienced many tragedies Organized fund raising benefit Liaison in partnership between LeMoyne College & St.
Joseph's Hospital Health Center Service Mission-Tanzania, Africa Obtained medical donations for village-community of Pommern, Tanzania.
Spent two weeks travelling through Tanzania, visiting two medical facilities and working in a small rural clinic.
Nurse Manager January 2009 to CurrentSaint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
Oversees a staff of approximately 50 individuals Skilled behavioral interviewer Manages Human Resource processes and issues Supports a shared-governance structure through facilitation of a Unit Practice Council Fixed and flexible budgeting Supports a medical teaching environment through strong physician relationships and a focus on resident-physician learning needs.
Manages patient care by responding to documentation review, patient interview, and evaluation of staff education needs and competency.
Oversees and enables expedited patient flow by supplying resources, removing barriers to patient discharge and staff workflow.
Manages and delegates tasks integral to the operations of the unit to appropriate roles; follows up to ensure proper completion Attempts daily rounding with patients and staff to ensure barriers to care are removed, goals and needs of both are met.
Manages Quality Care / Performance Improvement initiatives.
Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies' directives as well as hospital based quality, safety & risk management guidelines.
Works well with a team to plan for short, mid and long range goals of the nursing unit.
Project Coordinator January 2009 to CurrentSaint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
Coordinates integration of clinical and architectural elements into the design of (two) 36-bed medical-surgical units Researches Evidence Based Design and integrates it with current practice models for innovative new structure & process building Facilitates multidisciplinary groups including clinical, support, and architectural services to gather information, discuss and problem solve Manages large amounts of data Creatively conceptualizes new designs to support nursing workflow, including informatics and facilities considerations Uses a Patient and Nursing centered philosophy for all design elements Researches new technology and theories of future healthcare practices to integrate into expansion design Uses vision to anticipate future needs of patients, care providers and auxiliary services Allows for flexibility within design to improve ability to respond to future demands Focuses on integrating quality initiatives such as safety and infection control into all design elements.
Interim Director January 2012 to March 2012Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
Oversaw four medical-surgical units Managed patient satisfaction, patient flow and personnel issues Maintained regulatory compliance With a group, created a sound incentive plan for staffing impromptu overflow unit Oversaw design elements for new unit renovation Mentored newer managers in their role.
Clinical Coordinator January 2007 to January 2009Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
Coordinated patient care and patient flow Oversaw and monitored quality of care and performance improvement initiatives Worked well with a team to plan for short, mid and long range goals of the nursing unit Managed orientation of new employees to their role within the unit team Educated staff on new initiatives, policies, procedures, processes and best practices Acted as formal resource and support for all staff Supported Manager and Organization's Strategic Plan Balanced excellent quality care with efficiency of budgeted resources Ensured appropriate staffing and appropriate patient assignments are maintained shift-to-shift Facilitated open interdisciplinary, interdepartmental and interpersonal communication Monitored and managed personnel issues and acted as coach for employees when needed Used evidence based practice, SJHHC mission statement and Baldrige criteria to guide decision making for positive outcomes in a variety of situations.
Registered Nurse / Charge Nurse January 2002 to January 2007Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
More than 6 years of practical experience in as a highly skilled professional staff nurse in a general medical-surgical / cardiac step-down / vascular and telemetry environment.
Was accountable for the management of care for up to 16 patients including: Telemetry monitoring/EKG interpretation, infusion of numerous cardio-active IV medications/drips, extensive wound care, chest tube maintenance, coordination of scheduled treatments, general medication-surgical care.
Post-cardiac surgery and immediate post-heart catheterization.
Immediate post-vascular surgery care, including: * Fresh revascularization of lower extremities * Fresh repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm * Fresh carotid endarectomy.
Student Nursing Assistant January 2000 to January 2002Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center － Syracuse, New York
Experiential learning position that includes completion of bedside care duties with focus on activities of daily living (ADLs).
Master of Business Administration : PresentAmerican Sentinel University － Aurora, Colorado
Bachelor of Nursing : 2007Keuka College － Keuka Park, New York
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing, 2002Saint Joseph's School of Nursing － Syracuse, New YorkNursing
Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology (1&2), Nutrition, Microbiology : 2000Onondaga Community College － Syracuse, New York
Liberal Arts credits : Psychology and English, 1999State University of New York － Fredonia, New YorkPsychology and English
Bachelor Degree : NursingNursing
Advanced Concepts in Nursing Core II-Advanced Heart Arrhythmia Monitoring Core I-Basic Telemetry Monitoring Certified CPR Instructor License, State of New York
Master of Business Administration : Present Bachelor of Nursing : 2007 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing , 2002 Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology (1&2), Nutrition, Microbiology : 2000 Liberal Arts credits : Psychology and English , 1999 Bachelor Degree : Nursing Advanced Concepts in Nursing Core II-Advanced Heart Arrhythmia Monitoring Core I-Basic Telemetry Monitoring Certified CPR Instructor License, State of New York Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt A.A.S : Nursing
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