Interested in a position that will utilize my strengths as a leader and educator in the healthcare field. To work in the health care industry for a company that is innovative with up-to-date technology and with a competitive edge. To have autonomy and flexibility with creativity in job responsibilities. Thrives on participating in organizational planning, development, budget management and meeting goals.
Reliable, ethical healthcare provider with ability to provide unique teaching modalities in a wide range on nursing specialties. Enjoys facilitating small groups and/or educational seminars, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Proven ability to build positive relationships with clients, patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals.
Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural diversities. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building skills.
Current RN Licensure
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX – PHOENIX, AZ
Masters of Science in Nursing Education, 2008
LEWIS University – ROMEOVILLE, IL
Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, 1998
TRITON COLLEGE – RIVER GROVE, IL
Associate degree in Nursing, 1977
MADISON RIVER OAKS MEDICAL CENTER- Canton, MS
Hicks Healthcare for Women – OB/GYN Clinic RN 2010 until present
Triage patients and assist the physician and nurse practitioner with procedures. Provide education for nutrition, STD’S, breast exams, abnormal lab work / test and medications.
MADISON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER – Canton, MS
Nurse Manager, 2003 to 2010
Oversee 24 unit bed med-surg/telemetry unit with an emphasis in training and development of staff
Accountable and responsible for planning, directing, supply and equipment ordering, staffing, coordinating, budgeting, hiring, assessing, evaluating, disciplining and terminating.
Contributes to nursing management education and professional development of staff and colleagues in an environment of mutual respect and understanding
Engaging in task to help in assisting in moving to newly built hospital
Previous Manager of ER and ICU
Instrumental in opening 4-bed ICU included staffing and supplying unit
Cross coverage/on-call for surgery department as a circulating and recovery nurse.
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER – Jackson, MS
Nurse Manager, 1998-2003
44-bed med-surg, urology, laminectomies, bariatric and other post surgical services
Coordinated move from 4 North to 5 South Unit
Manager over nurses of the unit
Responsible for staffing, ordering, directing budgeting, hiring, assessing, evaluating and terminating
SOUTH SUBURBAN COUNTY HOSPITAL – Chicago, IL
Divisional Supervisor, 1990-1998
Supervisor of three clinics and after-hours clinic, serving 60-75 under privileged patients daily out of each clinic
Coordinated with physicians and nurse leaders clinic routines including disciplinary action with Labor Unions and grievances
NORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL – Chicago, IL
Quality Assurance Director, 1988-1990
(Interim Nurse Manager for Behavioral Health Unit)
Coordinated 22 departments on specific unit based quality related measures relative to standards of care, peer reviews of the medical staff and multiple chart reviews done with criteria that would prompt further investigation.
Part of the task force that contributed to the success of the Joint Commission Survey.
MICHAEL REESE HOSPITAL – Chicago, IL
Nurse Manager, 1978-1988
Six years managed 32-bed Hematology/Oncology Unit and a 2- bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Direct supervision of 65-70 nursing staff.
Latter 3 years managed 24-bed Rehabilitation Unit. Obtained a rating of excellence in the CARF Joint Commission of Rehabilitation Services.
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