Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy
Director of Nursing Candidate
Dynamic, compassionate, and ambitious Nursing Professional with broad based experience in Nurse Management, Medical/Surgical Care, Staff Leadership, and Patient and Family Relations. Exceptional manager and leader with a sincere dedication to leading top level employee development, performance management and cost containment strategies to align nursing practices to business goals. Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high pressure environment, and successfully interact with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and technicians to provide care and comfort to patients. Core competencies include:
Persuasive and Effective Communicator
Staff Development/Performance Management
Educate Patients and Families
Leadership Ability/Patient Advocate
Organized and Detail Oriented
Aptitude for Technical Information
Assist in Exams and Procedures
Gain Respect of Peers and Physicians
Goal Oriented/Excellent Work Ethic
Maintain Relevant Industry Knowledge
Monitor Patient Responses/Record Histories
Associate Degree in Nursing - Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Xxxxxx
Registered Nurse, Xxxxxx License ACLS, PALS, and BLS
Geriatric /Alzheimer s Experience
Code Blue /Emergency Response
IV Therapy/Tube Feeding
Respiratory /Trach/Ostomy Care
Goal Oriented/Excellent Work Ethic
Author and Monitor Care Plans
Admission & Discharge Planning
2009 to 2010: Hilltop Haven, Gunter, Xxxxxx - Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse
Provided outstanding care for geriatric patients with Alzheimer and Advanced Dementia; interacted with families to provide guidance and education on dealing with loved ones afflicted with progressive diseases.
Managed crisis and emergency situations with urgency, and consistently demonstrate expertise in rapid assessments and treatments.
Performed extensive assessments; documented care plans, issues and challenges, provided medication administration, wound care and therapies, assisted in supervising the unit and delegated care and nursing responsibilities.
2004 to 2009: Red River Regional Hospital, Bonham, Xxxxxx - Emergency Room Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse
Provided professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room; performed triage on each patient and determined priority of care based on physical, psychological and social needs as well as factors influencing patient flow through the emergency care system.
Performed focused assessment of chief complaint on each patient in a timely manner according to established triage guidelines.
Coordinated care activities for patients; acted as liaison between patients, doctors, agencies and insurance companies.
Gained familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within ER setting; administered treatment, inserted/maintained lines; assessed, planned, implemented, evaluated and documented individual patient needs, actions taken and patient responses to care.
Worked within a multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient care to ensure highest levels of care, built and maintained relationships with my fellow health care providers; familiar with all of the specialties and team members that make up the patient care network.
Expertise in rapid assessments and treatments, particularly upon patient arrival to the ER during initial phase of acute illness and trauma; gained experience in treating a variety of illnesses or injury in children and adults, from minor bacterial infections, to cardiac arrests, to emergency trauma situations.
2005 to 2009: Care Options, Dallas, Xxxxxx - RN Case Manager
Provided case management oversight for pediatric patients in a home setting; performed extensive assessments, observation, documentation, medication administration, respiratory therapy, wound care, tube feedings, trach care, and personal care.
Assisted patients with ambulation, administered range of motion exercises and communicated with physicians to create and execute effective care plans.
1999 to 2004: Personal Touch/PT Home Services Dallas, Xxxxxx - RN Case Manager
Provided case management oversight for pediatric patients in a home setting; assessed, observed, and worked with physicians to create and execute care plans.
Administered medication, provided broad based care and compassion to children, and communicated progress and outcomes with families.
1995 to 1999: Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Xxxxxx - RN/Home Health Supervisor
Provided guidance and oversight for a home health care agency; determined staffing needs, contributed toward continuous quality improvement, and prepared and facilitated in-service training sessions for staff.
Contributed strong understanding of nursing requirements and compliance initiatives to lead agency to deficit free audit results as conducted by the Xxxxxx Department of Health.
1998: Wilson N Jones Medical Center, Sherman, Xxxxxx - RN Staff Nurse
Provided hands on patient care in a medical/surgical setting; communicated with physicians and staff to formulate care plans, performed wound care, IV therapy, assessments and medication administration.
Documented patient care; administered tube feedings and IV fluids, drew blood, managed central line dressing, PICC lines, G & J tubes, catheters, tracheal care and infectious disease control.
1994 to 1995: Mercy Memorial Hospital, Ardmore, OK - Home Health RN
1993 to 1994: Marshall Memorial Hospital, Madill, Oklahoma - Director, Home Health Agency
1991 to 1993: Electra Memorial Hospital, Electra, Xxxxxx - Director of Nursing
1990 to 1993: Bethania Regional Healthcare Center, Wichita Falls, Xxxxxx - House Supervisor
1986 to 1990: Bethania Regional Healthcare Center-Wichita Falls, Xxxxxx- Charge Asst Head Nurse
Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy
<Hiring Contact Name>
<City, ST Zip>
Dear Hiring Manager,
Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as application for the position of <Position Here>.
Are you seeking a dynamic Director of Nursing to join your team? If so, then you have found your candidate. I am a highly qualified and experienced Nursing Professional with 20+ years experience in direct patient care, employee development and operations management. I have the ability to rapidly assess, treat and respond to patient needs, oversee initiatives that drive business, and identify deficiencies and opportunities in systems and processes that affect service delivery. I am anxious to join a team where my visionary leadership, budget management, compliance and superior organizational skills will be valued and appreciated.
I am a sincere, loyal and dedicated professional with both practical and applicable experience. Here is what I can offer your company;
A positive and proactive approach to defining and determining internal and external processes that result in efficiency, productivity and the highest standard of care for my patients.
A self starting, self motivated attitude with the ability to take direction and give direction.
The capacity to effectively nurture relationships with patients, families staff members, and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to provide compassionate and appropriate patient treatments and solutions.
Please consider me for a position with <Company Here>. I can be available at your discretion to discuss possible opportunities.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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