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nursing director of rehab and orthopedic unit resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Accomplished and energetic Director of Rehabilitation passionate about finding best possible patient care to lead to independence. Deeply committed to administering top-quality care while maintaining budget. Strong therapy background and works harmoniously with variety of personalities. Experienced nursing professional bringing demonstrated clinical expertise, leadership skills and technical knowledge. Proficient in updating charts, monitoring medications and working with multidisciplinary teams to optimize patient care. Quality-driven and efficient with strong interpersonal abilities. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • In-Service Programs
  • Employee Supervision
  • Decision Making
  • Policy and Program Development
Experience
Nursing Director of Rehab and Orthopedic Unit, 01/2016 to Current
Virginia MasonIssaquah, WA,
  • Promoted new program development with focus on functional outcomes to improve quality of life of patients served.
  • Conducted annual performance appraisals for therapy staff, conferring with regional director on performance and merit reviews.
  • Evaluated effects of treatment at various stages, adjusting treatments to achieve maximum benefits.
  • Formulated individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Administered proper oversight of overtime, productivity and staff utilization to optimize revenue and profitable growth.
  • Assessed need for additional staff, equipment and services based on historical data and seasonal trends.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Maintained communication and transparency with governing boards, department heads and medical staff.
  • Explained policies, procedures and services to patients.
  • Directed, supervised and evaluated medical, clerical or maintenance personnel.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
  • Maintained records management system to process personnel information and produce reports.
  • Planned and implemented programs for health care or medical facilities supporting personnel administration and training.
  • Recruited, hired and trained new medical and facility staff.
  • Kept informed of advances in medicine and computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment.
  • Monitored inpatient bed use, facilities and staff to provide optimal use of resources.
  • Developed medical programs that promoted community health and research.
  • Administered fiscal operations for accounting, budget planning, authorizing expenditures and coordinating reporting.
  • Built work schedules and staff assignments, taking workload, space and equipment availability into consideration.
  • Established solid relations with leadership and staff by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental information exchanges.
  • Maintained awareness of government regulations, health insurance changes and financing options.
  • Managed changes in integrated health care delivery systems and technological innovations while keeping focus on quality of care.
Nursing Director of MedSurg & Med Oncology, 04/2009 to 01/2016
Northwestern MedicineHoffman Estates, IL,
  • Promoted new program development with focus on functional outcomes to improve quality of life of patients served.
  • Conducted annual performance appraisals for therapy staff, conferring with regional director on performance and merit reviews.
  • Evaluated effects of treatment at various stages, adjusting treatments to achieve maximum benefits.
Nursing House Supervisor, 02/2007 to 04/2009
Paris Regional Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Completed daily rounds of nursing department to verify nursing service personnel performance alignment acceptable nursing standards.
  • Maintained correct number of staffers to meet budget parameters while promoting high levels of patient care.
  • Investigated and reported accidents, leveraging new knowledge to improve protections for patients and staff.
  • Provided patients with direct nursing care during periods of department short-staffing.
  • Partnered with organizational and unit leaders to devise QA/QI initiatives, continuously improving delivery of care, patient outcomes and overall services.
  • Answered questions and addressed concerns from employees promptly through email, phone and in person.
  • Trained other nurses on patient care and daily tasks, supporting growth and professional development.
  • Coordinated and led in-services to facilitate nursing leadership development and career growth.
  • Created and integrated new nursing protocols designed to improve patient outcomes while minimizing medical errors.
Staff Nurse, 06/2001 to 04/2009
Paris Regional Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Completed patient assessments, triaged and recorded patient histories, symptoms and observations.
  • Functioned as charge nurse and assumed patient care in absence of nurses ending or arriving for shifts.
  • Helped monitor, maintain and improve nursing-sensitive indicators, core measures and other identified outcome metrics.
  • Supported appropriate orientation, education, credentialing and continued professional development of associates.
  • Achieved best possible outcomes for nursing sensitive indicators, core measures, HCAPS, patient satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
  • Worked with patients and families to provide in-hospital and after-hospital follow-up through teaching and referrals.
  • Participated in development, implementation and evaluation of action plans for continuous performance improvement.
  • Calculated and administered IV, oral and subcutaneous medications, monitoring for adverse side effects.
  • Identified irregular telemetry readings and initiated corrective action plans.
  • Coordinated with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
  • Educated patients and families to manage illness with post-treatment home care needs, nutrition, exercise programs and self-administration of medication.
  • Supervised patient blood pressure, heart activity, blood oxygen saturation and breathing activity.
  • Adjusted specialized equipment to record electronic displays of patients.
  • Administered injections and IV therapy and placed IV catheters.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Observed, evaluated, recorded and reported symptoms, reactions and progress of residents.
  • Instructed patients on disease, treatment and care plan to enhance quality of life and promote positive attitude.
  • Regulated medications and treatments according to physician orders.
  • Collaborated with physical and occupational therapists and physicians to develop exercise plans tailored to patient's specific needs.
  • Conducted physical examinations to make tentative diagnosis and treat patients en route to hospitals or disaster site triage centers.
  • Ordered stock of medications and supplies to maintain adequate medical inventory.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Registered Nurse , Expected in 06/2001 to Paris Junior College - Paris, TX
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Paris Junior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Nursing Director of Rehab and Orthopedic Unit
  • Nursing Director of MedSurg & Med Oncology
  • Nursing House Supervisor
  • Staff Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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