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Manager Nursing

Epsom, New Hampshire, United States
August 23, 2018

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Anne M. O'Connor

** ****** **** ● Northwood, NH *3261


OBJECTIVE: To obtain a Nursing Leadership position that will fully utilize my experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities and which will offer me opportunity for professional growth.

SUMMARY: Over 25 years experience in clinical settings providing exceptional nursing care in a variety of environments consistently obtaining career progression and advancement. Highly motivated leader and educator focused on positivity and innovation. Additionally, experienced in business operations including marketing and increasing profitability through effective budget management. Consistently recognized and commended for excellent leadership, patient advocacy, interpersonal, and organizational skills. EXPERIENCE: DOVER CENTER FOR HEALTH & REHABILITATION (NATIONAL HEALTHCARE) ● July 2017– Present


Currently employed as the Director of Nurses for an 114 bed skilled nursing facility. Responsible for managing all aspects of clinical staff including an Assistant DNS, unit managers, registered nurses, medication assistants, and nursing assistants.

Accomplishments include:

Within 45 days of assuming the position, played an integral role in clearing 11 pre-existing clinical survey tags, including numerous “F” tags.

Within 5 months eliminated 7 traveling RN positions and 6 agency LNA positions, saving the National Healthcare significant payroll.

Successfully completed NH State Survey, resulting minimal deficiencies. State surveyors commented on facility improvements in clinical, medication errors

(none), resident satisfaction and employee morale since previous survey (which had taken place prior to my arrival).

Instituted and maintained Antibiotic Stewardship program.

Collaborated with Wentworth Douglass Hospital to reduce re-hospitalizations and increase admissions from WDH.


Was employed as the Director of Nurses for an 86 bed skilled nursing facility. Responsible for managing 90 employees consisting of nurses, medication assistants, and nursing assistants. Responsible for supervising all aspects of nursing staff (no assistant director) as well as acting as the staff development Anne M. O'Connor

82 Pender Road ● Northwood, NH 03261



Accomplishments include:

Implemented a gradual dose reduction program which resulted in an 80% reduction in anti-psychotropic medications within 6 months.

Implemented Point, Click, Care (PCC) facility-wide within 2 months of hiring. Within 6 months, Point of Care was implemented.

Introduced multiple initiatives to include: a restorative nursing program, dietary/weight loss/pressure area monitoring, a fall committee, and antibiotic stewardship.

Successfully completed first Maine State Survey, which resulted in only one deficiency.

Initiated and instructed staff eduction in a variety of areas to include: monthly dementia and infection control training, skills fairs, medication reconciliation, and Maine Health Heart Failure Protocol.


RN Unit Manager ● 2013 – 2016 – Was assigned as the Unit Manager on the Alzheimer's Care Center responsible for managing a 43 bed dementia unit supervising 25 nurses and LNAs.

Facility experience also included:

Interim RN Unit Manager ● 2013. Assigned as a temporary Unit Manager on the 28 bed Skilled Nursing Center.

RN Unit Manager. ● 2012. Assigned as the Unit Manager on the 32 bed Long- term Care Unit.

RN Weekend Shift Supervisor ● 2010 – 2012. Responsible for managing the 126 bed facility supervising and communicating with all team members.

RN Weekend Baylor Nurse ● 2007 – 2010. Worked as a RN in the Skilled Nursing Unit and acted as the covering supervisor for the facility. STRAFFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ● 2010 – 2012 ● Substitute School Nurse – Worked as a per diem school nurse for a K-8 elementary school. WENTWORTH DOUGLASS HOSPITAL ● 2007 ● RN Telemetry Unit – Assisted physicians with monitoring cardiac status, EKGs, labs as well as in the cardiac cath lab. Basic arrhythmia and IV certified. Anne M. O'Connor

82 Pender Road ● Northwood, NH 03261


DOVER REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER ● 2005 – 2007 ● RN Supervisor – Responsible for supervising three units in a rehabilitation center. Gained experience in administering wound vacs, cad pumps, and peripheral and mid-line IVs as well as caring for the death and dying. Awarded the Above and Beyond Award for exceptional patient advocacy.

FRISBEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ● 2005 ● Geropsychiatric RN – Employed in a 10 bed Geropsychiatric Unit working closely with four psychiatrists providing care and implementing expected outcomes. GREENWOOD NURSING CENTER ● 2002 – 2005 ● RN Supervisor – Responsible for managing 25 employees in an 84 bed rehabilitation facility. MAINSTAY NURSING HOME ● 1995 – 1999 ● Med Tech/LNA – Employed as a LNA and as a Medication Technician.

GREENWOOD NURSING CENTER ● 1992 – 1995 ● Med Tech/LNA – Worked first as a LNA and subsequently trained and promoted to a Medication Technician position.

EDUCATION: NATIONAL HEALTHCARE ● Director of Nursing Leadership Program SOUTHERN MAINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE ● Associates Degree in Science, Registered Nurse.

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