REBECCA CARPENTER FOWLER
Alamogordo, NM. 88310
Cell Phone: 913-***-****
Dynamic, results-oriented, and forward- thinking Nurse Leader with excellent interpersonal, leadership, and advocacy skills for patients, staff, and physicians; offering a proven track record in employee engagement and physician satisfaction. Skilled in staff development with demonstrated strengths in healthcare administration, organizational management, and strategic planning; focused on providing quality, compassionate patient care. Provides a unique combination of servant and transformational leadership, with the ability to successfully streamline processes to increase efficiency, meet corporate objectives, and lead nurses to sustain and improve excellent patient care and service.
August 2017 – November 2017
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, NM, Staff Nurse, The Joint
2016 – March 2017 Vista College, Las Cruces, NM, Nursing Faculty, PN Program
Instructor for Medication Math
Co-Instructor for Introduction to Practical Nursing and Health Assessment
2012- 2016. Breckenridge School of Nursing @ ITT-Tech, Overland Park, KS
Assisted with set-up of labs; planning of optional program details.
Instruction of Clinical Concepts I and II (Fundamentals of Nursing), Medical. Terminology and Dosage Calculation, Clinical Concepts and Techniques Lab, Mental Health Nursing, Gerontologic Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, and the Capstone Course and Clinical.
Assist in teach-out process as campus prepares for closure in December 2016.
Interim Department Chair June 23, 2016, August 2016 – September 2, 2016
2008-2012 Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS
Director, Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Unit
Responsible for 3 unit division with a 40 FTE nursing staff, 31 beds, and multi-million dollar annual budget; maintained care standards and ensured compliance.
Oversaw the remodel of Ortho/Med-Surg Unit, including staff transition from to a 3 Sub-Specialty Unit caring for Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and acute level trauma patients.
Maintained FTE’s under budget for FY 2011 through changes in staffing grid in collaboration with charge nurses and staffing office.
Continued to develop and refine the Total Joint Pre-Operative Program in partnership with pre-admission testing staff and Orthopedic Surgeons.
Increased staff competency by organizing in-service training to promote and adapt to new technology.
Enabled the unit to serve as a pilot unit for introductory quality improvement programs, such as increasing indwelling catheter removal time and the Iatric overlay.
Planned and directed the initiation of Telemetry monitoring for 8 beds initially, and later increased the capability to 12 beds.
Initiated the Stroke Program; collaborated with Neurologists and Internal Medicine physicians to create pre-printed orders while using the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines and The Joint Commission Stroke Program Standards; initiated Code Stroke response team within the hospital, as well as in the Emergency Department, culminating in the first achievement as a designated Primary Stroke Center.
Developed and maintained strong relationships with schools of nursing faculty, coordinating unit tours for students to create a hiring candidate pipeline.
Partnered with the Chief Medical Officer to initiate an Orthopedic Section Meeting and then transitioned this meeting to medical staff office supervision.
Improved employee engagement scores from 64% to 78%.
Served as Nursing Leadership Representative on the hospital wide Forms Committee, as well as only Nurse Leader on Hospital Practice Council (Shared Governance).
Served as Preceptor in Nursing Management and Education for Peer in MSN program at University of Phoenix.
2011-2012 Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland, Park, KS
Director, Centralized Telemetry Monitoring
Created department and assumed leadership of the Telemetry Monitor Technicians.
Developed plans to relocate service to a more central location.
2002-2008 Providence/St Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR- Magnet designated hospital Nurse Manager, Orthopedics and ENT
Increased staff satisfaction year each year, resulting in the highest staff satisfaction of the Providence Health System in Oregon (7 hospitals).
Initiated the unit as a Dedicated Education Unit in partnership with the University of Portland; served as Adjunct Faculty to the University of Portland.
Planned, implemented, and directed the move of unit from one floor to another.
Achieved designation as Lean and Change Facilitator and Crucial Conversations Coach.
Led a Six Sigma change project on the unit focused on reducing length of stay for fractured hip patients.
Led hospital wide transition from paper time cards to time clocks.
Experienced in the use of Kronos and Ansos.
1997-2002 Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL
Nurse Manager, Ortho/Neuro Unit,
Directed and supervised the remodel of a previously closed unit into a new 13 bed Ortho/Neuro unit.
Hired all staff; initiated relationships with Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, and Neurosurgeons.
Maintained high staff satisfaction through this process, a move to another floor, and an increase in the size of the unit.
1998-2002 Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL
Registry Nurse (Float Pool),
1996-1997 Pekin Hospital, Pekin, IL
Team Leader I
Management responsibilities included 24 hour supervision of a 31 bed Medical/ Surgical Unit.
1996-1996 Pekin Hospital, Pekin, IL
Clinical Associate II (Charge Nurse)
Shift to shift accountability for a 31 bed Medical/Surgical Unit.
1994-1996 Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital, Alamogordo, NM
1994-1994 Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
Assistant Nurse Manager
1988-1994 St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
1985-1988 St. Joseph Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ONLINE, Phoenix, AZ
Masters of Science in Nursing, February, 2003
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, Omaha, NE
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, May, 1985
2014-Present National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON).
1985-2010 National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON).
2002-2008 Member Columbia River Chapter NAON
2003-2008 President Columbia River Chapter NAON
1995-2003 Continuing Education Reviewer for Orthopedic Nursing
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONs
Current New Mexico RN License
Current Kansas RN License
2008 Orthopedic Nurse Certified (Since 1988)
2016. Basic Life Support (Successfully completed)
2006 Crucial Conversations Coach
2006 Change Facilitator
2007 Lean PrinciplesHi... Today is National "I care about YOU DAY" send to 20 people you consider a friend including me, unless you don't. (Just hold down and it will say forward)
March 15, 2014 Classroom Management Strategies: ITT Technical Institute, Overland Park Campus, Quarterly Faculty Meeting
June 2015 Incivility in the workplace, ITT Technical Institute, Overland Park Campus, Quarterly Faculty Meeting
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST