Dedicated and patient focused Registered Nurse with 10 years experience as Director of Nursing Services. Managed survey process on States and Corporate levels with a greater than 60% decrease in citations. Developed and revised policies procedures and audit tools for compliance Developed and maintained good rapport with nursing and facility staff.
Registered Nurse Licensed in Alabama
Directed facility's RN/LPN program including recruitment, enrollment, budgeting and instruction.
Supervised and led recruiting and hiring, managed employee review process.
Prepared for HIPAA and State of Alabama Department of Public Health reviews, ensuring required practices were in compliance.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, and discharge instructions.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary resident care.
Provided palliative care to residents and family members in private settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.
Coordinated and conducted weekly interdisciplinary Standard of Care and family Plan of Care meetings.
Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of residents.
Developed action plan for facility improvement.
Developed and addendum policies and procedures nursing and facility staff.
Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Monitored facility budget to ensure financial objectives were met.
Care Planning Coordinator
Training and In-servicing / Preceptor
Patient and Family Education
Skilled inVascular care
Skilled in conducting physical examination
Geriatric treatment knowledge
Effective policy and program development
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