Key Skills include Process Improvement| Innovation| Communication| Presentation| Program Development Clifton Strengths: Command | Restorative | Strategic | Relator| Responsibility
Organization and Planning
Training and mentoring
Multidisciplinary team collaboration
Nursing Professional Development Generalist, 06/2016 to Current Sentara Albemarle Medical Center – Elizabeth City, NC
NPD representative for system Education Council
Plans, organizes, direct and evaluates functions of staff development programs for all clinical positions.
Utilizes knowledge of nursing workflow in developing curriculum and training programs relevant to system initiatives designed to improve patient outcomes.
Utilizes strong facilitation and collaboration skills to ensure that education provided effectively impacts nursing to maximize evidence-based best practices and outcomes.
Serves as mentor by role modeling a professional practice consistent with organizational goals, customer service, and clinical effectiveness, standards of care, as well as safety and regulatory support.
Serves as dedicated educational consultant on Intermediate Care Unit and Intensive Care unit, and within the systems network of educators.
Effective communicator/presenter across multidisciplinary teams and platforms.
Implemented Nurse Residency Program for new graduate nurses with a 92 % retention rate.
Published simulation in Vizient standard curriculum, available in the US, Germany and England.
Innovative education strategies consultant.
Clinic Charge Nurse, 07/2013 to 06/2016 Federal Staffing Resources – Chesapeake, VA
Worked with families, caregivers and patients to determine best options for treatment, diagnosis and prevention.
Trained new nurses, medical assistants and naval corpsman in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
Effectively addressed rapid response situations by strategically organizing and delegating tasks.
Built rapport with patients and family members to deliver exceptional care.
Directed patient care activities and provided guidance and training to RNs, LPNs and residential advisors during shift while delegating assignments and providing treatment.
Delegated and prioritized assignments and nursing tasks based on individual staff strengths and expertise.
Maintained in-depth understanding of individual patient care plans.
Provided quality patient care and maintenance of rooms to properly comply safety, health and organizational regulations and federal, state and local rules.
Evaluated patients' progress in treatment, communicating observations to physician on duty to maintain or adjust prescribed care.
Streamlined all steps in rapid response situations by prioritizing and delegating tasks.
Collaborated in consults, patient care plan development and patient monitoring.
Performed patient assessments and adjusted care plans accordingly.
Communicated, updated and advocated care plans to patients and family.
Managed patient admissions and discharges from hospital to homecare, extended care facility or self-care.
Responded to patient requests with appropriate clinical and personal assistance.
Met with and patients to discuss and distribute information on health maintenance and disease prevention.
Prioritized urgent and non-urgent patient needs calmly and effectively
Registered Nurse, 10/2010 to 07/2015 RN, Sentara Albemarle Medical Center – Elizabeth City, NC
Consistently delivered the best in customer service and patient care.
As a team member, demonstrated respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with patients, families, visitors and other employees.
Established a compassionate care environment providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses, conditions and physician orders.
Consulted and coordinated with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Reviewed, interpreted, and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition and escalate concerns as appropriate for clinical presentation.
Documented patient care services in patient and department records.
Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
Combat Medic (68W), 05/2000 to 10/2006 US Army – Virginia Beach, VA
Emergency care squad leader for combat readiness unit.
Provided health, welfare, morale, and accountability of four to six soldiers in all aspects of medical proficiency and training; Supervised field and clinical medical facilities under the guidance of a physician, nurse or physician's assistant.
Responsible for the accountability and management of medical equipment.
Rendered emergency care and evacuation services in multiple care environments.
Assisted with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment.
Obtained patient's medical history, documented appropriately in medical record, and performed all aspects of patient care under guidance of medical director.
Lead squad during times of high stress upholding the highest standards and Army Values.
Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management, Expected in 02/2021 Western Governors University - Durham NC
Master: Nursing Leadership and Management, 10/2017 Western Governors University - Salt Lake City Utah
Bachelors of Science: Nursing, 2016 Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Degree of Science: Nursing, 2010 Beaufort County Community College - Washington, NC
American Nurses Association ANA
North Carolina Nurses Association NCNA
Association for Nursing Professional Development ANPD
Emergency Nurses Association ENA
Podium presenter at Vizient's Annual Conference March 2019
Published Simulation in Vizient's Nurse Residency Program Curriculum, available in US, England and Germany2019
Recognized by former VP of Clinicial Education as a trailblazer in education and leadership at Educators Symposium 2018
Mission Award Winner quarter 4 for Quality and Safety 2018
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Companies Worked For:
Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
Federal Staffing Resources
RN, Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
Western Governors University
Beaufort County Community College
Job Titles Held:
Nursing Professional Development Generalist
Clinic Charge Nurse
Combat Medic (68W)
Master of Business Administration : Healthcare Management , Expected in 02/2021 Master : Nursing Leadership and Management , 10/2017 Bachelors of Science : Nursing , 2016 Associate Degree of Science : Nursing , 2010
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