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Mental Health Registered Nurse

Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772
March 09, 2018

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Seasoned patient focused Registered Nurse with 25 plus years experience in working with diverse clientpopulations. Excellent communication, teaching, clinical and supervisory skills. Team-oriented withstrong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, and administration.


Psychiatric/Physical assessment Critical ThinkingStaff Development ObservationalLeadership FlexibilityDetail oriented Attention to detailCompassionate caregiving DocumentationAbility to take charge OrganizationTeaching Self motivatedCommunication Team oriented


02/2009 to 09/2017 Supervisory Psychiatric Nurse

Department of Behavioral Health Washington,DC, DC

Conducted supervisory clinical oversight to professional and paraprofessionalstaff in the delivery of emergency mental health services to voluntary orinvoluntary consumers of the District of Columbia. Effectively managed activitiesrelated to the direction, guidance, and monitoring/evaluation of staffperformance. Tracked patient flow, needs and outcomes. Implemented theStandards of Practice and adherence to established policies and procedures.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioralissues arose.Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular casesand crisis intervention.Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhancetreatment processes.Checked facility for open windows, locked doors, malfunctioning smokedetectors and other safety hazards.

05/2007 to 02/2009 Nurse Manager/Nursing Office Supervisor

Department of Behavioral Health Washington,DC, DC

Efficiently gathered information from internal and external customers to assess

needs and resolve issues or concerns. Effectively coordinated staffingcare needs for 10 units. Routinely implemented ongoing direction/information toprofessional and paraprofessional staff via memos, policy dissemination, qualityimprovement monitoring, teaching and staff development thru formal andinformal staff meeting. Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioralissues arose.

04/1990 to 05/2007 RN Team Leader Staff RN

Department of Behavioral Health Wash, DC, DC

Served as Team Leader in the delivery of care to consumers admitted NGBRI andfor court ordered competency examination. Completed quality improvementmonitoring activities and maintained collaboration with other health careprofessionals to assure continuity of care. Taught clients anger managementtechniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skillsand functional living skills. Routinely provided medication education.Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues withmedicine compliance and efficacy of medications.Administered medication to patients presenting serious risk of danger tothemselves and others. Routinely executed admission assessment,documentation and treatment plan implementation.


Bachelor of Science: NursingBowie State University Bowie, MD, United States

Associate of Applied Science: NursingPrince George's Community College Largo, MD, United States



Honorable Discharge

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