Energetic and outgoing retired nurse with 33 years devotion to delivering excellent customer service. Desiring employment after an elongated period away from the workforce. Gifted in the ability to positively impact customers of diverse demographics using excellent verbal and non-verbal communication with empathy and compassion. Skilled, with solid background working in both highly-structured and unstructured environments. Organized and proactive in managing client and institution needs. Diverse experience in multiple care specialties in outpatient and acute care settings. Adept at guiding patients towards optimal health outcome through an individualized education approach.
Progressively advanced in responsibilities from night Charge Nurse to Clinical Nurse Supervisor on 18 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Supervised and supported 18 staff members. Assisted unit Manager with interviewing prospective employees. Provided input into staff performance for evaluations. Cultivated excellence of nursing standard through education, coaching, employee recognition, promotion of teamwork and example. Maintained payroll and employee records. Direct rehabilitative care given for adult populations with neurological, neurosurgical, orthopedic and transplant processes. Provide patient care including IV therapy, medication administration, bowel and bladder training, wound care, tube feedings, passive range of motion, heat and cold therapies, anti-coagulation treatment, FIM assessments, PAI completion, and care-plans. Provided extensive patient and family education and collaborative discharge planning with therapist, social worker and physician. Functioned as Admission Coordinator for unit. Assessed inpatient rehab candidates to determine appropriateness of admission per CMS guidelines. Provided guidance to physicians making inappropriate referrals. Verified patient insurance benefits prior to admission and obtained certification for services. Clinical Nurse Supervisor of 13 outpatient nursing employees. Supported the needs of ten physician Dallas Medical Specialist Group. Duties included payroll, hiring and termination, continuing education for staff, providing orientation of new hires, employee scheduling and direct patient care as indicated. Wrote policies, procedures/guidelines for clinical practice and initiated skills validation of nurses and medical office assistants to ensure uniform quality of care given. Ensured equipment for point of care was properly maintained and certified for use by appropriate entities.
Elder, New Nation Church
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