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Director of Nursing - LTC

United States
March 07, 2009

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Heather Lavoie

T**** County Rd WW

Wausau, Wi **403


Heather Lavoie RN

Director of Nursing

Stevens Point Care Center

**** ******* ***

Stevens Point, WI 54481

To whom it may concern:

As my resume indicates, I have experience as the Director of Nursing in a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Center, experience as an RN Manager and Consulting Nurse for an Assisted Living Corporation, Case Manager for a Home Health Agency and as the Charge Nurse for a Skilled Nursing Facility. I am sure you are aware of the flexibility, focus, and professionalism these positions require. I want to bring the knowledge and insight gained through these various experiences to Wausau Manor.

I have much to offer in the way of diversity of experience and profession in that I have worked in 3 different areas of Health Care. I have worked in Home Health, Assisted Living, and currently in Long Term Care. I have had the opportunity to learn Human Resources policies and procedures and enforce them ethically without liability. From my work in LTC and Home Health I have sharpened my assessment skills with attention to detail and Medicare/Medicaid standards. In my current job at Stevens Point Care Center, I have learned to perform my job with professionalism, authority and dedication. Combine all of my acquired experience with my natural talent, and you have someone that you would be proud to have on your staff.

Finally, in all the previous positions I have held, I have approached them as opportunities for career advancement and discovery. I will bring the same spirit and value added vision to your company.

It is my sincere hope that we will meet for an interview to discuss any questions you may have and a future for me at Wausau Manor.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Very truly yours,

Heather Lavoie RN

Heather Lavoie

T1516 County Rd WW Home: 715-***-****

Wausau, WI 54403 Mobile: 715-***-****



I am a sincere, dedicated and compassionate individual who has a great deal of ambition. I have experience in Long Term Care, Home Health, and CBRF RN Management, which would benefit the Director of Nursing position. I am a fast learner, hard worker, and I am always up to a challenge. I get along well with others, while I also work quite efficiently on my own. I am looking for a job where I can excel while using my nursing skills and giving my best to my employer and customers.

Work History

Director of Nursing

Stevens Point Care Center

1800 Sherman Ave

Stevens Point, Wi 54481

June 2008- Present

Karen Whitmer, NHA 1-715-***-****

Direct the overall nursing services. I ensure that Medicare and Medicaid requirements are met.

I perform quality/utilization reviews to monitor the timeliness and cost efficiency of the duties, and to ensure that the residents are receiving appropriate care. I ensure that the company policies and procedures are met. I am a member of the QI/QM team to evaluate and improve company policy and procedures to state standards to promote efficiency while ensuring client safety. I participate in employee education to ensure the nursing staff has the appropriate tools to perform their job safely and efficiently. I am involved in the hiring, evaluation and disciplinary process. I am knowledgeable of the MDS 2.0 system. An knowledgeable of the ECS program.

RN Manager/Consulting Nurse

Harmony Living Centers LLC

3402 Terrace Court

Wausau, Wi 54401

Feb. 2007-June 2008

Kathleen Hogan Human Resources 1-262-***-****

I manage the medical aspect of the CBRF and RCAC. Medication Delegation, I ensure that the residents are receiving the proper medication/treatments, the employees are following the state guidelines regarding Medication administration. I perform quality/utilization, ensuring that the duties of the job are done in a timely and cost efficient manner. I oversee assessments and ISP preparation, Admission/Discharge paperwork. I manage the Resident Assistants to ensure company policy is met and followed while ensuring resident safety. I train the employees to ensure that all state guidelines are met and followed, and all CNA's are current on CEU's and their licenses.

Home Health/Case Manager RN

Caring Home Health Inc.

Grandview Lane

Ironwood, Mi 49938

June 2004-Jan 2007

Marcia Nelson RN, BSN Program Manager 1-906-***-****

Assessments, Treatments, Wound Care, Medication Management, Follow up with MD's, Utilization Review, Supervision and competency testing of Home Health Aides and Personal Care Workers. ICD-9 Coding, and ensuring that Medicare/Medicaid guidelines were followed. I also educated the HHA's and PCW's on wound care. I was a member of the OBQI and OBQM teams to rewrite/evaluate and improve company policy and procedures to state standards to promote efficiency while ensuring client safety.

RN Charge Nurse

Westgate Living Centers

1500 N. Lowell St

Ironwood, Mi 49938

June 2001-June 2004

Kathy Peterson RN DON 1-906-***-****

Assessments, Wound treatments, Medications, Care Plans, MDS charting, Supervision of CNA's on NOC shift, Delegations of assignments. Followed up on quality assurance issues which included timely notification of MD, family, medication errors, appropriate treatment issues.



Gogebic Community College

Ironwood, Mi 49938

Sept 1998-May 2001

GPA 3.0


I earned the Shining Star honor at Caring Home Health for going above and beyond the job duties.


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