Westfield, Ma. 01085
Professionally trained, mature, dependable Registered Nurse with experience ensuring high standards of care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by years of experience in various positions in healthcare. Personable and results oriented, self directed in areas of problem solving. Team oriented leader providing evidenced based guidance delivering positive outcomes.
Areas of clinical experience include: Psychiatric of all ages, Geriatrics in long term care, sub acute and rehabilitation.
Enthusiastic care giver, patient and family focused.
Self motivated, task oriented, strong medical ethic and astute clinical judgement.
Evidenced based clinical and computer training: AOD, PCC, Meditech, Medisoft.
AED Certified, CPR Certified, CPI Certified with a Massachusetts license in good standing.
Maintained regulatory standards JCAHO, CMMS, HIPPA and State and Federal.
Completed work requirements prior to deadlines.
Retention of new hired employees approximately 90%.
Initiated Spirit Committee with successful outcomes
Mandatory training from 0% to 100%.
Created Preceptor Program.
Westhampton Elementary School
Responsible for all medical and health records, immunization adherence and appropriate documentation. Vision and Hearing Screening and follow up, Postural Screening. Organizing appropriate Clinics for students, (ie dental clinic). Teaching grades Pre-K through 6th Grade: Heart Health, Portion Control, Catch My Breath Program, Puberty classes. Training of staff with use of Epi-Pens and anaphylaxis signs and symptoms, AED device use and safety, 504 Plans, Individualized Education Plans, Creating Team approach to learning, Safety Plans, Seizure Protocols. Caring for all students.
July 2018-February 2019
Care One East Longmeadow Mass 01028
Responsible for Residents, Staff, Scheduling, Call-outs, Tours, Admissions and Discharges. Direct communication with Liaisons regarding appropriateness for admission, insurance authorization and coverage, room selection, equipment availability. Monitoring and assessing all staff for efficient resident care and needs.
March 2018-June 2018
Trinity HealthCare, Turners Falls, MA.
Director of Nursing
Responsible for resident care, all nursing staff and scheduling coordinator. Clinical direction of standards set forth by federal and state governance’s. Follow through of Mega Rule implementation as applies to long term care. MassMap participation and direction.
September 2017-January 2018
Chicopee Gardens, Chicopee, MA.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Responsible for resident care throughout facility and staff follow through as required for excellent customer service. Clinical direction provided for nursing staff and CNA's. Staff education and developement, interviewing and hiring of staff and disciplinary action as needed per policy adherence. Direction of staff and schedules to assure proper coverage for resident care within guidelines of PPD. Supportive to staff with positive encouragement.
August 2015- November 2015
Kindred Healthcare, Agawam, MA.
Second Shift Supervisor
Responsible for 176 bed facility, 25+ Employees, Census Report, disciplinary action when warranted, resident and staff safety, intrapersonal skills. Staffing appropriately for the acuity of 4 units keeping within budgetary guidelines per PPD. Clinical mentor for staff. New orientee guidance.
January 2015 - July 2015
Governor's Center, Westfield, MA.
Staff Developement Coordinator
Interviewed candidates for potential hire, facilitated the orientation process, provided In-Service Education on all shifts, Manager on Duty responsibilities as needed.
Infection Control Nurse
Responsible for tracking and trending infection rates, reporting as required, Monthly tracking with pharmacy.
Responsible to receive all incident reports and perform interviews with staff and residents if applicable. Monitored and evaluated falls and new onset of falls. Weekly communication with Regional Risk Management team. Conference calls. Safety and Fall reduction, psychotropic medication reduction, alarm reduction committee.
August 2014- Present
Maxim Healthcare, West Springfield, MA
Staff Nurse, charge nurse, infection control, staff education, assistant Director of Nursing as assigned.
April 2011 - August 2014
Noble Hospital, Fowler Unit, Westfield, MA
Charge Nurse Duty as assigned.
Monitored medication efficacy and side effects.
May 2008 - March 2011
Providence Behavioral Health, Holyoke, MA.
Charge Nurse Duty as assigned.
Directed patient care and safety.
Follow through with staff consistently on expectations.
Implemented floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements.
Liaised between patients, families and physicians to ensure patient centered treatment plans and success.
American International College
2005 Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Excellence in Geriatrics Award