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Registered Nurse Behavioral Health

Mantua, VA, 22037
November 20, 2023

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Cell: 703-***-****

Compassionate Registered Nurse with 16 years of experience in providing high-quality care to patients in the in-patient Behavioral Health setting. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals and improving the patient satisfaction. Calm under pressure and skilled at providing quick, responsive participation during crisis.


Registered Nurse Unit Supervisor

07/2021 – 10/2023

INOVA Health System

Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042

Conducts effective safety huddles by making use of all relevant information and making appropriate decisions to ensure optimal outcomes.

Ensures all audits are completed accurately and delivered when specified. Conducts or appropriately delegates all safety rounds

Reviews core measures, key performance indicators and other metrics relevant to unit/patient populations.

Ensures environmental rounds and operational checks are completed.

Participates in emergency and safety preparedness drills/trainings as required.

Ensures adherence to The Joint Commission standards that are relevant to areas of responsibility and ensures that team members are knowledgeable of related standards.

Contributes to professional decision making to support and/or implement unit based quality improvement work and strategic outcomes.

Serves as role model to others in communication to patients, identifying concerns, diffusing potentially difficult situations and facilitating resolution.

Recognizes, coaches and mentors staff in all elements of the care delivery model.

Provides oversight of Registered Nurse (RN) rounding to ensure patient satisfaction and identify areas of opportunity.

Conducts quality checks to ensure that intentional and purposeful patient rounding is completed.

Recognizes, coaches and mentors team members as appropriate.

Escalates barriers to unit leader or other appropriate parties as necessary

Continually communicates with team members to update them on priorities and areas of concern.

Makes effective clinical decisions based on education and experience.

Proactively supplies information for bed and/or staffing meetings.

Accurately assesses current state while forecasting staffing/supply needs and working to proactively resolve staffing discrepancies.

Contributes to the completion of annual evaluations as delegated by unit leadership.

Participates in the disciplinary process for team members.

Manages conflicts effectively.

Provides individual coaching and counseling to clinical staff on critical processes, standards and problem solving.

Serves as a model for professional behavior.

Advocates for and supports the clinical staff.

Conducts high quality shift huddles.

Rounds on staff continually and serves to remove or escalate barriers to providing quality care while enhancing staff engagement.

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

02/2008 – 10/2023

INOVA Health System

Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042

Hold RN Supervisor phone, overseeing patient assignments and staffing; supervise ancillary staff, including scheduling shifts, delegating assignments and monitoring quality of care.

Serve as Charge Nurse, overseeing Mental Health Technician’s and Nurses, delegating tasks, while motivating staff and providing support.

Actively work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals to develop, implement and evaluate programs and monitor progress of care for each individual.

Advocate for patient’s needs following a holistic approach in nursing.

Perform assessment of the patient’s needs during admission process and develop plan of care to meet their multidisciplinary needs.

Administer medications and treatments as ordered by a physician.

Act in accordance with facility policy and appropriate nursing standards of care.

Conduct chart and environmental audits per TJC standards.

Maintain a therapeutic milieu using acceptable standards.

Assess and coordinate patient’s discharge planning needs with healthcare team members.

Orient newly hired staff and precept new graduates to the unit.

Mental Health Technician

05/2007 - 12/2007

INOVA Health System

Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042

oProvided excellent service to patients through personable communication.

oConducted 15 minute and unscheduled checks on patients, immediately responding to hazardous incidents or crisis to maintain a safe milieu.

oHandled various patient-oriented duties, including vital sign monitoring, blood sugar checks, obtaining weight and height.

oFacilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.

oSupported efficient operations by keeping supplies organized and stocked.

oKept operations in compliance with internal regulations and compliance standards through strong quality, infection and safety control.

oRecorded control values from technical instruments to maintain reliability and validity of test results.

oDocumented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring.


oBLS (CPR certified), CPI trained (nonviolent crisis intervention), Perform bladder scans, IV medication administration, Dressing changes, Inserting Foley catheters, Tube feedings, Microsoft Word, Office, PowerPoint, Basic Excel, and Epic (Electronic medical record)


Formed and was an active member of TLC 4 LTC (Tender Loving Care for Long Term Care); advocacy group for neglected resident’s in nursing homes.

Assisted INOVA Behavioral Health unit in transitioning to Epic

Assisted INOVA Behavioral Health unit with transitioning to new building and program (4 Main to PSB 6 Floor)

Participated in Hospital’s Magnet preparation; interviewed with Magnet accrediting staff.


George Mason University

Bachelor’s in Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Fairfax, VA 22030

08/2003 – 05/2007

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