~ Versatile and results-focused Nursing Professional eager to contribute exceptional analytical, consultative, leadership, and clinical expertise toward supporting a dynamic employer in achieving goals and objectives. ~
Comprehensive set of nursing skills and proficiency in caring for patients across the age spectrum.
Considerable clinical leadership talents encompassing staffing, training/development, compliance, budgeting, and resident relations.
Reputation as a strong patient advocate, and enjoy teaching and advising others.
Solid abilities in driving measurable quality improvements, efficient delivery of care, and ethical standards compliance.
Advanced knowledge of JCAHO and other state and federal regulations.
Stellar leader capable of motivating, empowering, inspiring, and managing others through influence, congeniality, and collaboration.
Exemplary prioritization, decision-making, and critical thinking abilities.
Martin Luther Campus, 2007 to Present
Director of Health Services (2008 to Present)
Tasked with driving daily operations of large assisted living facility having 24-hour staffing, and relied upon to analyze areas needing improvement and implement swift corrective action.
Critically define and track budgets, conduct new resident assessments, purchase supplies and equipment, and maintain excellent reputation among community.
Exercise strong human resources expertise to oversee hiring and disciplinary actions, supervise and manage nurses, and deliver personnel training programs.
Evaluated and launched software program to meticulously patient document care.
Transitional Care Unit Manager (2008)
Applied dynamic management acumen toward driving quality and regulatory compliance, evaluating and increasing staff and resident satisfaction, coordinating staff development initiatives, and implementing electronic care plan system.
Significantly enhanced team cooperation and cohesiveness from housekeeping and dietary personnel to nursing staff and social workers.
Joanne Wirtjes, RN, CLNC ~ Page 2 of 2
Professional Experience continued
Quality Development and Staff Education (2007 to 2008)
Planned, assembled and facilitated orientation and training program spanning all staff levels.
Participated in training and preparation for new QIS (Quality Indicator Survey) process.
MedAssurant, Annapolis, MD, 2007
Site Review Consultant
- Exhibited considerable flexibility in visiting doctors' offices and hospitals to conduct chart reviews.
Delano Health Care Center, Delano, MN, 2004 to 2007
Assistant Director of Nursing / MDS Coordinator
Acting Director of Nursing (2006)
Steered strict and consistent adherence to Medicare, state and federal guidelines.
Oversaw staff training and development, workflow scheduling, budget administration, employee relations, and patient care.
Ace Resource Center, Dassel, MN, 2003 to 2004
Clinical Care Coordinator / Private Duty Nurse
- Coordinated and provided direct care to patients in their homes; observed, assessed and continuously recorded changes in conditions.
- Appreciated for providing excellent emotional support and education to clients and families.
Prairie River Home Care, Hutchinson, MN, 2001 to 2003
Spearheaded case management activities to diverse patient population requiring home health care; delegated assignments, monitored quality control and compliance, and ensured patient satisfaction to maximize referrals and reputation.
New Horizons Nursing Service, Roseville, MN, 2000 to 2002
High-Risk Labor and Delivery Nurse
- Leveraged exemplary problem solving abilities to assess and accurately diagnose medical conditions for routine and high-risk patient population, deliver prenatal care, and administer medications.
Associate Degree of Nursing, West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI, 1996
- Graduated with Honors; Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, 2005
Seminars: Women In Management; Leadership
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in <insert job title/position> capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you a substantial background as a registered nurse, excellent training and teaching abilities, and the flexibility to skillfully handle simultaneous priorities with an unwavering commitment to accuracy and efficiency. To complement these qualifications, I offer solid organizational, multi-tasking, and supervisory skills which are essential as a <insert job title/position>.
As a proactive contributor to your hospital/organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through diligence, versatility, and superior clinical skills. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your hospital/organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
Joanne Wirtjes, RN, CLNC
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