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Registered Nurse Manager

Location:
Old Saybrook, CT
Posted:
December 30, 2020

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Megan Ruppenicker, RN

**Hammock Road South

Westbrook, CT 06498

Cell: 860-***-****

adi1yy@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

University of Vermont

Bachelor of Science, Nursing 1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Apple Rehab Chesterfields

September 2020 thru present Director of Nursing Services

Oversees all aspects of the Nursing Services Department, including but not limited to programs, activities, organizational structure and staffing (scheduling, hiring, annual evaluation and disciplinary process) within approved budget and quality standards in compliance with federal state and local regulations

Coordinates nursing services with other resident services and facility staff by fostering and maintaining interdepartmental communication and cooperation to ensure that issues and concerns are addressed

Participates in government agencies surveys and inspections and implements actions to correct deficiencies.

Responsible for reviewing personnel complaints and grievances, directs internal investigations and oversees incident reporting

Meets regularly with nursing staff and medical staff, prepares reports and recommendations on departmental operations for the Administrator and in absence of Administrator

Beechwood Manor

June 2020 thru September 2020 RN Supervisor

Responsible for Evening operations of a 60 bed SN/Long Term Care facility in absence of DON

Ensured delivery of high quality, cost effective care

Ensured achievement of positive clinic outcomes

Ensured coordination of care and services with other disciplines

Responsible for daily oversight, education and mentoring of staff

Ensured achievement of positive resident/family and staff satisfaction

Ensured completion of proper daily documentation, update and review of Care Plans based on resident status and medication administration

Water’s Edge Health and Rehabilitation

July 2017 – June 2020 Unit Manager/ Memory Care Director/ Nursing Supervisor.

Responsible for daily operations of a 35 to 60 bed Long Term Unit

Ensured delivery of high quality, cost effective care

Ensured achievement of positive clinic outcomes

Ensured coordination of care and services with other disciplines

Responsible for daily oversight, education and mentoring of staff

Ensured achievement of positive resident/family and staff satisfaction

Ensured completion of proper daily documentation, update and review of Care Plans based on resident status and medication administration

Development, Implementation and Oversight for programming on the Memory Care Unit in conjunction with Recreation and Nursing Staff.

Arden House, Hamden, CT

2016- 2017 Unit Manager

Responsible for daily operations of a 60 bed locked Behavioral Unit

Ensured delivery of high quality, cost effective care

Ensured achievement of positive clinic outcomes

Ensured coordination of care and services with other disciplines

Responsible for daily oversight, education and mentoring of staff

Ensured achievement of positive resident/family and staff satisfaction

Ensured completion of proper daily documentation, update and review of Care Plans based on resident status and medication administration

Davita Dialysis, Branford, CT

2014- 2016 Staff Nurse

Planned, implemented and evaluated care of patients undergoing dialysis for acute or end stage renal disease

Educated and informed patients on healthcare needs, conditions and options available to them

Assigned to Charge Nurse role in absence of Clinical Coordinator

Notified providers of clinical changes

Liaised with skilled nursing facilities and home health care agencies to ensure seamless care for our patients

Labor and Delivery Unit Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

2012- 2014 Staff Nurse

Registered Nurse/Core Resource Nurse

Planned, implemented and evaluated care of high and low risk obstetrical patients in labor and delivery, triage, and post anesthesia care unit

Notified providers of clinical changes

Educated and informed patients and families on health care needs, conditions and options available to them

Mentored and oriented new staff

Enhanced communication between staff and providers

Provided consistency of daily operations

Supported Crew Resource Management (CRM)

Evaluated staffing needs and adjust staffing plan accordingly

Coordinated cost effective care for all patients on floor

2006- 2012 Nurse Manager

Oversaw daily operations of the Labor and Delivery Unit consisting of 16 labor beds, 5 triage beds, 3 Operating Rooms and a 3 bay Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Responsible for the oversight of approximately 100 direct reports

Responsible for the development, weekly/monthly review and maintenance of the annual operational budget for the unit

Responsible for the development and submission of capital budget requests to ensure replacement of old/outdated equipment

Provided leadership, mentoring and coaching in a shared governance model

Ensured and supported implementation of CRM

Ensured a high level of patient, staff and provider satisfaction

1995- 2005 Assistant Nurse Manager/Clinical III/Clinical Leader

Assisted and supported manager with fiscal and personnel management

Facilitated orientation of new staff members

Assisted in redesign of workflow on unit

Functioned in the Resource Nurse role

Functioned as the point person for rollout of fetal monitor surveillance system and electronic health record

Acting Nurse Manager November 1995-July 1996

Olsten Kimberly Quality Care, Wethersfield, CT

1993- 1995 Registered Nurse/Case Manager

Planned, implemented and evaluated health care to adult and pediatric clients in the home setting

Notified providers of changes in clinical status

Coordinated with hospital or skilled nursing to ensure seamless transition to home health care

Coordinated and followed up with other licensed health care providers regarding health care needs, clinical changes and changes in plan of care

Educated clients and families on health care needs, condition, and options available to them

Supervised and oriented home health aides

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Labor and Delivery Unit

1989- 1995 Registered Nurse

Planned, implemented and evaluated care of high and low risk obstetrical patients in labor and delivery, triage, and post anesthesia care

Notified providers of clinical changes

Educated and informed patients and families on health care needs, conditions and options available to them

Mentored and oriented new staff

Functioned in the Charge Nurse role

Neurosurgical/Neurology Unit

1988- 1989 Registered Nurse

Planned, implemented and evaluated care of high and low risk patients in the neurosurgical/ neurology unit

Notified providers of clinical changes.

Educated and informed patients and families on health care needs, conditions and options available to them

Coordinated with skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies ensure seamless transition from hospital setting

Functioned in the Charge Nurse role

Licensure and Certification

Registered Nurse, license number E51074, State of CT

BLS

References available upon request



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