psychiatric nursing director resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Advanced level of psychiatric nursing skill with cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral health disorders; acute inpatient, residential treatments centers, and community-based settings. *Polished team-focused and culturally aware communicator, adept at spearheading interaction among multiple and diverse teams. *Proven proficiency to lead delivery of comprehensive, quality, coordinated care services to serve clients and families through culturally appropriate care. Track record of consistent progressive experience in various health settings.
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
  • November 17, 2014 Please accept this letter and resume in consideration for the PRN team position with Sheppard Pratt Health Systems as posted (PRN) RN- Day Hospital - Adult ( Req Code 8894).
  • My role experiences and psychiatric nursing career has focused on serving patients and families with behavioral health needs extending to both inpatient and outpatient in a variety of behavioral health settings serving both child/adolescent populations and adult populations.
  • Interestingly, my successful psychiatric nursing career began at Sheppard Pratt Health System as a new graduate nearly ten years ago where I was proud to serve as a charge nurse on 1-H with Rick Wallace, and Dr.
  • Desmond Kaplan.
  • My service at Sheppard Pratt ten years ago was the foundation to a very rewarding psychiatric nursing career and many relationships with colleagues still maintained to this day.
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems has a commendable reputation in the community and I am enthusiastic to continue my career opportunity with the Sheppard Pratt Health Systems team.
  • I would welcome the opportunity for an interview regarding my resume and future professional goals at your convenience.
  • Thank you for your time and consideration.
Psychiatric Nursing Director, 08/2013 to Current
Merced, CA,
  • Successfully serve as director for multiple behavioral health programs; Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program and Residential Program Developed policies and procedures for Health Home program; program received CARF accreditation successfully in first year of implementation.
  • Director of one of Maryland's most current and dynamic wellness programs serving both adult and child /adolescent populations with serious persistent mental illness; targeting population health management Serve as Health and Safety Officer chair implementing and analyzing for preparation of CARF accreditation Designed program implementation to improve quality of care and wellness for clients and families while lowering overall health care costs Effectively and strategically lead program enrollment with remarkable climbing enrollment results of 250 clients in health home services in less than one year's time Created and delivered health home program education efforts to focus on collaborative boost approaches such as, internal health home "Kick-Offs" , external "Lunch and Learn Kick-Offs, Health Home Champion Roles Implementation of program delivery services for health promotions strategies such as health education groups, health literature handouts, and health-related "give -aways" Advocating and received grant funded resources for oral health services; designed oral health service voucher program with received funding Agency representative for Health Home Committee with community providers; impacting efforts to improve, advocate, and lead Maryland's Health Home Program Provider efforts as state policies continue to be developed and improve.
  • Health and Safety Officer Chair; consistently promoting compliance, and evaluating effectiveness for CARF accreditation.
Community / Residential Health Nurse Manager, 08/2009 to 08/2013
Dignity HealthCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated as leadership member to supervise three programs of health services in the community to ensure mental health and medical needs of populations serve Facilitated patient referrals and discharge needs; advocated for individualized service planning and funding needs Effectively monitored medication management and therapeutic mental health interventions; Lead liaison with behavioral health teams Supervise medical and mental health case management services; monitored continuum of care records for comprehensive coordination of services Facilitated resources for community-based group therapies and support services Trained, observed, and examined field based nursing and nursing support staff; therapeutic residential counselors, CNA, CMT Launched health promotion resources and community health education seminars Provided certification to medication technicians in community based settings Chaired leadership and morale committee.
Agency Nurse- Psychiatric and Home Health, 08/2008 to 08/2009
National Center Of Institutes And Alternatives, STATE,
  • Psychiatric Case Assignments: Chesapeake Treatment Center, Charles Hickey School, St.
  • Vincent and Villa Maria Schools and Residential Treatment Centers Performed triage and crisis interventions in community and residential treatment center settings Generated and implemented care plans as multidisciplinary team member Facilitated coping skills and medication education groups Educated patient and families on treatment regimens, management of side -effects, and compliance with behavioral health treatment plans.
  • Home Health Assignments: Provided in home supervision of nursing services by LPN and CNA in the home; oversee service plans Prepared and coordinated clinical notes for to ensure federal, state, and local compliance Assessed initial intakes, case management services, and provided follow-up skilled nursing visits for home health patients Liaison with physician in developing the initial plan of treatment Facilitated and promoted education to patients, families, and external staff on daily a basis.
Charge Nurse, 08/2004 to 08/2008
Exceptional Nursing ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for nursing practice on assigned shift; collaborated with supervisors regarding nursing operations Organized and adapted shift assignments to patient acuity needs; Ensured adequate staff to patient ratios Operated as resource to staff on nursing practice issues, policies, and procedures Preceptor to newly hired nursing staff, mental health workers, and student interns Assessed therapeutic milieu and reassessed planning needs according to acuity Participated on grand rounds daily; Developed individualized nursing care plans as part of multidisciplinary team Initiated appropriate action in psychiatric and medical emergency crisis Educated families and patients to support and promote continuity of care in community following discharge.
Bachelor of Science: , Expected in 12/2012 to Stevenson University - , Maryland
GPA: GPA: 3.97 Summa Cum Laude
GPA: 3.97 Summa Cum Laude
Associate of Science: , Expected in 2004 to Community College of Baltimore County - ,
Baltimore County Committee College, Maryland 08/2004 Related Private Duty- DDA Delegating Nurse 12/2012- current Maryland Board of Nursing 05/2013 MTTP Revision Committee Member
Additional Information
  • Baltimore County Committee College, Maryland 08/2004 Related Private Duty- DDA Delegating Nurse 12/2012- current Maryland Board of Nursing 05/2013 MTTP Revision Committee Member
Community Involvement
Agency, behavioral health, case management, CNA, oral, community health, crisis interventions, clients, delivery, focus, health education, health promotion, Home Health, leadership, notes, Director, medication management, mental health, mental illness, nursing, policies, program implementation, quality, Rehabilitation, Safety, seminars, supervision, treatment plans, plan of treatment, triage

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School Attended

  • Stevenson University
  • Community College of Baltimore County

Job Titles Held:

  • Psychiatric Nursing Director
  • Community / Residential Health Nurse Manager
  • Agency Nurse- Psychiatric and Home Health
  • Charge Nurse


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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