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Director Of Nursing Resume

Worcester, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Dedicated Nursing Director with progressive experience providing patient - focused care, utilization reviews, treatment plans, behavioral assessments, detox plans, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, and critical thinking.
  • Strong leadership abilities, written and oral skills, and ability to motivate staff creating a positive environment.
  • Collaborates effectively with other medical professionals to ensure appropriate quality care is given to patients.
  • Adheres to safety and infection control guidelines at all times. Combines strong leadership and nursing management skills with accountability for positive patient outcomes.

SKILL:

  • Project Management Critical Thinking Infection Control
  • Patient/Family Education Case Management Medication Administration
  • Staff Training Patient Assessments Records Management
  • EMR/EMH Strategic/Tactical Planning Team Building

NURSING EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Worcester, MA

Director of Nursing

Responsibilities:

  • Manages nursing staff of 130 members including 10 Nurse Supervisors and four (4) Nurse Managers providing managed care to patients with substance abuse and addiction.
  • Operates and manages within a $2M staffing budget.
  • Interviews and hires new staff and increased per diem pool which reduced overtime.
  • Provides a safe, caring, and calm environment for all patients.
  • Adheres to Infection Control rules and regulations by enhancing policies and emphasizing hand hygiene.
  • Reduced labor by 20 hours per month by creating and implementing an online scheduling program for staff.
  • Participated as a lead in the EMR start-up project and created all nursing workflows for new system.
  • Created and implemented policies and procedures.
  • Developed orientation program for new team members.
  • Revised and updated company practices such as job descriptions, falls assessment tool, follow-up, and vacation policy.
  • Implemented an IV training class for staff to increase proficiency.
  • Utilized critical thinking skills and responded appropriately to various situations including life-saving incidents.
  • Collaborated and participated on interdisciplinary teams regarding diagnosis, plans of care, safety, health of patient, and reported significant changes to physicians.
  • Managed a 114 bed detox and rehabilitation hospital as a Nursing Supervisor .
  • Managed a 24-bed detox unit and 15-21 nurses on three shifts as a Nurse Manager .
  • Prepared patient care plans, detox treatment, and consistent assessment of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Accurately and promptly prepared and processed medical documentation.
  • Administered patient medication in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Counseled patients on treatment plans, medications, and education.

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