High-energy Manager successful in building and motivating dynamic teams. Cultivates a company culture in which staff members feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns, as well as contributing new ideas that drive company growth.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Complex problem solving
12/2010 to Current
SupervisorHighlandRidge - Williamsburg, IowaHeaded onboarding process for new nursing staff. Directed facility's CNA program including recruitment, enrollment, and instruction. Managed employee review process and ensured compliance with state and federal regulations. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Supervised 60 staff members.
03/2004 to Current
Multi skilled TechMercy Hospital ECU - Iowa City, IaCertified Nursing Assistant. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Tested glucose, drawn labs, performed EKG's, completed pregnency and strep tests,assisted Dr with casting. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Established rapport with patients and colleagues.
01/2000 to 12/2005
OwnerCradle to Crayons Daycare - Marengo, IowaOwner of in home liscensed daycare. Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play. Created an infant area, toddler area and preschool area of play within the daycare. Maintained daily records of activities, behaviors, meals and naps. Created and implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Upheld all CPR and dependant adult abuse regulated certifications. Completed daily paperwork for agencies such as Child Protection Services and Resource and Referral Centers. Sustained ideal staff-to-student ratio in center. Familiarized parents with center's policies, regulations, fees and curriculum. Billed and managed client accounts. Planned weekly menus for children following nutritional and allergen guidelines.