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Registered Nurse Staff

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
April 17, 2018

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Debra Styles Thomas, RN, MSHA, BSN, BS

***** ********** **. ***** ********, MD 20772

(H) 240-***-****, (c) 804-***-****


To obtain a full time permanent position, as a registered nurse with management and supervisory experience in areas of mental illness, substance abuse and acute nursing experience. I also have experience in areas of dialysis, administration and budgeting. The goal is to be a productive team member in a facility whose goal is quality based care.


Master of Science in Health Administration, Central Michigan University, Seat Pleasant, MI 2007

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 8, 2015, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, 1984, University of Mount Olive, Mt. Olive, NC

Associate’s Degree in Nursing, 1989, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC

Computer Operations Degree 1986 Diploma

Data Entry Certificate



Maryland Registered Nurse License compact states VA, MD, MC, GA

Certified in Psych and Mental Retardation recertification presently due.


American Nursing Credentialing in Mental Illness and Retardation, 2002, Lenoir Community

College, Kinston, NC

Diploma in Computer Operations, 1984, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC

Data Entry Certificate, 1983, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC

Nursing Experience:

Prince Georges Community Hospital

Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD

Clinical Nurse

Manager: Kim Grady Prince Georges Hospital, Cheverly, MD

Hours worked 40 October 2014 to present


Access emergency acute psychiatric patients with dual diagnosis in an ER setting.

Obtain insurance authorization for voluntary and involuntary patients.

Draw labs for drug screening and toxicology.

Assist in placement of homeless patients to Safe Journey house and shelters etc.

Assist physician in rounding of patients to determine discharge status.

Assists in transfer of patients to area psychiatric facilities for treatment for adolescents.

Access patients with substance abuse and psychiatric issues and determine proper placement and referrals.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program Dept. of Behavioral Health –promoted to Grade 14 from grade 13 in DC government. Service continued with Dept. of Beh. Health

1905 E. Street, SE, Washington DC 20008

Chief Nurse/acute psychiatric/substance abuse unit (2/2013-8/1/14) MSS-at will employee

Supervisor: Mr. Robert Smith-202-***-****

Salary $103,000.00

Hours worked per wk. 40 hr.


Manage supervisors for scheduling issues to maintain coverage.

Ensure Dept. of Health standards are adhered by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care, enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and other governing bodies by measuring the outcomes and compared with actual results.

Meet with area hospitals to maintain communication to enhance community placements to area hospital and community service boards.

Maintained the budget for supplemental/temp nursing budget of 250,000.

Developed Performance Evaluation program.

Developed policies to improve patient satisfaction

Met with internal and external customers, police dept. area physicians etc.

Ensure maintenance of licensure.

Provide guidance to staff and act as a resource to colleagues.

Interacted with DCNA union on employee issues.

St. Elizabeth Hospital Department of Behavioral Health--

1100 Alabama Avenue SE, WDC, 20032

Registered Nurse Manager 2C Blackburn House 6/2011-2/2013-Grade 13

Supervisor: Dr. Clotilde Clark, RN 202-***-****

Salary: 89,000 per yr.

Hours worked per wk. 40


Developed and implemented objectives, policies and procedures.

Developed performance evaluation tool for District of Columbia.

Directed personnel functions in recruitment, hiring and retention of staff and handling disciplinary issues and union meetings.

Assisted on Forensic review board in the absence of chief nurse.

Supervised 35 RN’s, LPN’s and psyche tech.

Maintained nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring and evaluating staff performance.

Complete patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing staff, following up on work results.

Maintain patient confidentiality and monitor confidential information processes.

Empowered nurses in improving their management skills and delegation abilities.

Established and enforced an audit protocol for medication compliance and administration

Evaluated District of Columbia performance evaluations.

Central State Mental Hospital January 4, 2004–6/2011

26317 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA

RNCB, Forensics Acute Admissions Nurse Supervisor

Salary: 72,000 PER YEAR 40 HR/WK

Supervisor: Saint Paul Holmes 804-***-****


Supervise 6 RNs and 6 LPNs over three forensic units and 35 health care technicians

Evaluate work performance of approximately 42 staff members

Improved the relationships between unlicensed staff and charge nurses

Achieved a reduction in absenteeism within 3 months of assuming the position

Conduct in-unit training for staff on psychiatric mental illness and aspects of systems management

Improved communication between staff and physicians by recommending more staff involvement in the treatment team process.

Designed more user-friendly schedules that met needs of the hospital, as well as, the staff.

Hemodialysis Charge Nurse

DaVita Dialysis 15 West Old St, Petersburg, VA 1/07–6/07/ part time


Supervised LPNs and PCTs

Assessed crisis situations and prioritized care

Monitored pic lines, arranged graft replacement appointments.

Maintained Baxter and Fresenius dialysis machines and monitored patients while providing safe care.

Reviewed labs and reported to physicians adverse values.

Encouraged and educated dialysis patients to follow dietary regimen and reviewed diets.

Charge Nurse

Prison Health Services, Sussex I and II, State Prison /this is a reception and classification facility also housed death row inmates, part-time 12/07–12/08

24414 Musselwhite Drive, Waverly, VA, 23891-1111


Supervised LPNs

Assessed in the classification of new admissions from area jails and process them into the facility.

Assessed and provided care to death row inmates in a security level 5 facilities.

Properly monitored supplies, needles and medication to prevent danger to self and others.

Evaluated inmates with chronic and acute illnesses and assessed the need to see MD in the infirmary.

Drew labs as needed.

In emergency situations go into pod areas to provide acute medical treatment.

Nursing Supervisor

Westport Nursing Center, 7300 Forrest Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226, 8/07–3/08

Supervisor: Beth Stowe, 804-***-****, 40 hrs. Per wk.


Supervised 3-11 shift staff of LPNs and CNA’s.

Scheduled staff for monthly and daily schedules

Handled family complaints and resolved issues.

Maintained and implemented policies and procedures for the adherence of state policies and regulations.

Oriented new staff for evening shift protocols and standards

Rounding with physicians on evening shift.

Scheduled staff, and oriented new employees to evening shift

Developed drug accountabilities.


Charge Nurse

Brynn Marr Mental Hospital, 192 Village Dr. Jacksonville, NC, 28546, 08/02–2/03

Supervisor: Ms. Pearlie, 910-***-****, 40 hrs. per wk.


Assessed, evaluated and treated adult and juvenile psychiatric patients with dual diagnosis in a military town assessing PTSD from soldiers. (Camp Lejeune, NC).

Formulated treatment plans individualized to patients.

Monitored Post traumatic Disorder of marines from nearby military bases.

Monitored patients for signs of detox and educated patients on substance abuse.

Instructed medication education classes on mental illness and substance abuse.

Nurse Consultant

Spring Arbor of Kinston,

3207 Carey Rd. Kinston, NC 28504, Kinston, NC 28504, 08/02–12/04

Supervisor: Cynthia Polk, 252-***-****,

Hours worked: part-time, 24-36 hrs. per wk.


Prepared lecture classes for diagnosis catered to population for improvement of patient care.

Monitored quality assurance for potential of unsafe conditions

Formulated a plan to conduct monthly check audits for policy and procedures.

Reviewed initial nursing assessment for completion by reviewing potential medical discrepancies.

Maintain legal and accreditation compliance by adherence to policies concerning state, federal and local regulations and JCAHO standards.

Charge Nurse

Cherry State Mental Hospital, 201 Steven Mills Rd, Goldsboro, NC 1/97–7/02

Supervisor: Ms. Janie Wilson, 919-***-****

Hour worked 40 per wk.


Supervised LPNs and PCTs in an acute admissions unit.

Monitored, assessed and evaluated behavior changes in population.

Instructed mental illness and medical education classes.

Incorporated the transition of staff and patients to new milieu environments.

Assisted physician in physical assessments.

Correlated care with interdisciplinary team for individualized care.

Charge Nurse

Kinston Dialysis, 604 Airport Rd, Kinston NC, 28504, 03/94–12/96

Supervisor: Debbie Fowler, RN, 252-***-****

Hours worked, 40 per wk.


Supervised 7-10 patient care technicians and LPNs

Formulated a plan of care and assisted with care for acutely ill dialysis patients

Assessed kidney patients for fluid retention.

Monitored pic lines and flushed per protocol.

Initiated needle insertion per physician order.

Assessed lab values and reported findings to physician.

Educated and encouraged dietary regime.

Monitored technical Fresenius and Baxter machines.

Assistant Director of Nursing

Britt haven of Kinston, 317 Rhodes Avenue, Kinston, NC, 28501

Supervisor: Dean Picot,

Hours worked: 40, 08/90–6/92


Supervised and scheduled 25 LPNs and HCTs on 3-11 shifts.

Performed employee performance evaluations.

Made evening rounds with physician.

Ordered routine meds for stock meds and counted narcotics from pharmacy for unit dispersement.

Pronounced death of patient in absence of physician.

Assisted nurse in acute emergency.

Oriented new staff to evening shift.

Assistant Director of Nursing

Brian Center of Goldsboro, 1700 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro NC 6/92–


Supervisor: Edwin Cutler, 919-***-****, Alzheimer facility and rehab center.


Assessed the need for new employees hires and termination of employees

Documented and audited workers’ compensation claims

Assessed ergonomics of workplace

Scheduled all three shift assignments

Maintained policies per local and federal protocols and standards.

Met weekly with physicians for patient status.

Collaborated with Director of Nursing and administrator to maintain budget.

Lenoir Memorial Hospital, 100 Airport Rd, Kinston, NC, 28501


Hours worked 40 per wk., 2/90-8/90

Staff Nurse


Provided individualized care to medical and med-surgical patients.

Supervised LPN’s and CNA’s on unit.

Drew labs and initiated IV’s per physician orders.

Administered medications per Kardex and transcribed orders.

Monitored pic lines as ordered.


Dr. Cayla Mynt 202-***-**** professional co-worker

Dr. Bennie Carter 703-***-**** professional co-worker

Velma Henderson 301-***-**** Ret. Chief Nurse Howard

Dr. Wendy Olson 379-***-**** professional co-worker

Chrystal Waters, NP 202-***-**** nurse practitioner St. Elizabeth

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