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CV, Experienced Nurse Leader targeting Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14884

List top 5 skills: critical care rn, director quality management, management/leadership rn, nurse educator, staff rn
Short Bio:

Confident Nursing Leader with experience in critical care/emergency department and quality management. Quantum leadership style, energetic change agent, who thrives on challenges. More than capable of starting a new program, acting as the project officer, and completing on time. Cognizant of budget constraints in healthcare industry; comfortable working in remote locations in a diverse cultural. Education consists of MSN (Ed.) and ED Certified (CEN) and Legal Nurse Consulting (CLNC).

Current location: 

Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine - View on map

Nationality: 

American Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Medical and Nursing, education and training

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, greece, Middle East, qatar, saudi arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates



Education & Training

Master’s Education, Nursing 2012-2014
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Naperville, IL 60563
MSN (ed.) Completed 02/22/2014

Bachelor’s, Nursing 2009-2011
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Naperville, IL 60563
Presidential Honor
BSN Completed 12/18/2011

Bachelor’s, Health Care Administration 2003-2006
Kennedy-Western University, Cheyenne, WY
Incomplete-school closed

Associate Degree, Nursing 1984-1986
Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, KY 42431

Licensed Practical Nurse, Certification 1980-1981
Madisonville Vocational Technical School, Madisonville, KY 42431

Diploma, High School 1978
Drakesboro Consolidated High School, Drakesboro, KY 42337

AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

BLS, ACLS, PALS 1979-Present

Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum 1981-2012

Certified Emergency Nurse 1988-Present

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant 2004-Present

CMS Surveyor 40 hour Training 2011

EEO Counselor/Mediator (Certified) 2003-Present

National Incident Management System (FEMA) IC 100, 200, 300,400, 700, and 800B 2003

Executive Leadership Training Graduate 2006 ICD-9 Coding, CPT, and HCPCs 1981-Present

Career Summary

Chief Nursing Officer
2012-2014

15 bed CAH with average of 4 inpatient stays and 6 bed Level IV ED with 11,000 visits per year; Lead and manage all Nursing departments, Purchased Referred Care, and Social Services. Recruitment & Retention bonus approvals, set criteria for nurse competency annually, quarterly, and orientation. Prepared reports for community/tribal members, governing board, and leadership team. Convened Nurse Quality Council to promote evidence based practice, mentorship, and share performance measures, responsible for managing and monitoring budget for contracts, salaries, equipment, etc. Disciplinary action and performance evaluations, guidance to department supervisors and satellite clinic nurses, established new programs such as observation beds and pediatric emergency care, developing telemetry and inpatient dialysis. Developed and reviewed annual policy & procedures, prepared staff for accreditation and worked collaboratively with members of leadership team achieve mission driven objectives, active participant in strategic planning, and designated CEO in her absence.

Parker Indian Health Center, Parker, AZ   (40+ hrs/wk)

Director Quality Management
2003-2012

Ambulatory Clinic with 73,000 visits per year; Free Standing 8 bed Level IV Emergency Department with 23,000 visits per year. Collateral duties: EEO Counselor for Service Unit, Acting Emergency Department Manager, 2007-2009; Acting Health Systems Administrator, 2010- 2012; Acting Supervisory Clinical Nurse, 2010- 2012. Managed PI/Risk ; Infection Control; Safety & Security; Compliance Officer; Nurse Education/Recruitment; and Patient Advocacy Program; Accountable for mitigating risk to patients and staff ; Accrediting agency(TJC) liaison; Assigned Incident Commander for Emergency Management Drills or actual events; Chair and convened compliance committee, disaster committee, Epi response team, ED committee, and Co-chair for safety & infection control committee; active participant in EHR committee and implementation; Set the PI Balanced Score card, created calendar or reporting data, and assisted staff with data collection and identifying criteria relevant to PI; reported data to leadership, department heads, and governing body. Accountable for department budget; employee performance evaluations; and final reviewer of all policy and procedures. Worked collaboratively with leadership team and department heads to roll out strategic plan and designated CEO in her absence.

Kayenta Health Center, Kayenta, AZ 86033 (40+ hrs/wk)

Lead Clinical Nurse-ED
2003

8 bed Level IV ED with 23,000 visits; Responsible for patient flow; scheduling; shift assignments; policy & procedures; and general emergency care from birth to the grave using evidence based practice guidelines; Creative matrix scheduling; orientation of new staff. Special assignment: preparation for visitation of First Lady to facility. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Kayenta Health Center, Kayenta, AZ 86033 (40+ hrs/wk)

Emergency Department Supervisor
2001-2003

18 bed Level III ED with 6 bed UC, 150 bed hospital; All managerial responsibilities of department including budget, recruitment, orientation, departmental education, employee annual evaluations, and disciplinary action, etc. Partners with Holoman Air Base to ensure patients taken care of across the continuum. Special assignment: President Bush’s medical team, worked to establish safe and appropriate route for President to access care when visiting area. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (40+hrs/wk)

Director Emergency Services
2000-2001

18 bed Level III ED with 40,000 visits; 300 bed hospital; All managerial responsibilities of department including budget, recruitment, orientation, departmental education, employee annual evaluations, and disciplinary action, etc. Responsible for matrix scheduling. Partners with FT Hood USArmy Hospital to ensure patients taken care of across the continuum. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Metroplex Hospital, Killeen, TX 76522 (40+hrs/wk)

Temporary Staffing Positions:
1. Code Blue Staffing
Albuquerque, NM
Start Date: May 01 To: June 01
Duties: Temporary contract position in Waterbury, Connecticut- hired to cross the picket line to provide care to skilled nursing home residents. (72 hours)

2. Island “Doctor”
Cat Cay Island, Bahamas
Start Date: Oct 00 To: Nov 00
Duties: Volunteer 14 day position on privately owned island in the Bahamas. Responsible for registering, assessing, treating, and prescribing to those that presented to small clinic. Required documentation for reimbursement purposes for approximately 35-40 island residents. (2 hrs+call back)

Emergency Care Center Supervisor
1998-2000

6 bed Level IV ED with 30,000 visits; 25 bed Hospital; All managerial responsibilities of department including budget, recruitment, orientation, departmental education, employee annual evaluations, and disciplinary action, etc. Initial position: Pediatric lead clinical nurse in outpatient clinic which consisted of general operations, assigning staff, making schedule, providing in-service on equipment or practice. Collateral duty as Relief House Supervisor 48-72 hours per month. Chair of injury prevention committee. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504 (40+hrs/wk)

Temporary Travel Assignments

1. Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande, AZ 86522
From: 12/97 To: 2/98
Duties: Contract RN for Level II ED (36 hrs/wk)

2. Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff, AZ 86002
From: 6/97 To: 12/97
Duties: Contract RN for Level II ED (40 hrs/wk)

3. Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, HI 96720
From: 3/97 To: 4/97
Duties: contract RN for Level II ED (40 hrs/wk)

Staff RN/Charge Nurse
1993-1997

8 bed Level IV ED with 30,000 visits; 100 bed hospital; Direct patient care responsibilities from all age groups. General emergency based patient care. Extremely busy as closest facility to Grand Canyon tourist area. Relief charge nurse and acting department supervisor as needed. Reviewed and updated all ED Policy & Procedures. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Tuba City Regional Health Care Center, Tuba city, AZ 86045 (40+hrs/wk)

Staff RN/ED
1995-1996

8 bed Level IV ED with 45,000 visits; 200 bed hospital; Direct patient care responsibilities from all age groups. General emergency based patient care. Extremely busy as urban Indian facility. Relief charge nurse. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (40+hrs/)

Staff RN/PACU
1993

18 bed PACU/400 bed acute care facility with Level I ED. Received fresh post-op patients in need of recovery and stabilization prior to discharge or transfer to InPatient or Critical Care Areas. Admitted patients to the PACU from the OR with Triple A repairs, throidectomies, tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, exploratory laporotomies, cholecystectomies, dilatation and curettage, plastic cases, orthopedic cases, radical necks, and neuro, etc. Skills utilized continous cardiac monitoring, lab draws, IV medications, Swan Ganz readings, CVP readings, ICP monitoring, administration blood and blood products, placement of blanket warmers, pain assessment, pain management with IV meds and epidural analgesia.

Scott & White Regional Medical Center, Temple, TX 76522 (40+hrs/wk)

Staff RN/Relief Evening Charge/ED
1989-1991 and 1992-1993

12 bed Level II ED with approximately 40,000 visits/225 bed for profit hospital; Direct care responsibilities with relief charge nurse for evening shift. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Springhill Memorial Hospital, Mobile, AL 36609 Baylor – weekends (32-36 hrs/wk)

Staff RN/ED
1991-1992

6 bed + Level III ED with 60,000 visits/200 bed hospital serving the urban Indian. Direct patient care responsibilities along with relief charge duties. General nursing duties and emergency training. Skills utilized Triage assessment, bed assignment, delegation of authority to subordinate staff, bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care. Attended NM University and received certificate for mentoring /preceptor.

Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM 87305 ( 40+hrs/wk)

Critical Care Float RN
1988-1989

CCU/ICU/MICU/SICU/ED in a 300 bed hospital. Direct patient care using general nursing duties and specialty training to assess and manage care of assigned patient or patients; continuous cardiac monitoring, ACLS medications, set up and assist MD with placement of Swan Ganz, Arterial lines, Temporary and Permanent Pacemakers, Cardiac Output, CVP and ICP pressure monitoring; critical care transports via ambulance to next level of care.

Pocono Medical Center, E Stroudsburg, PA 18301 (36 + hrs/wk)

Teacher’s Assistant
1987-1988

Teacher’s assistant for preschool 3-4 year olds. Responsible for preparation for nutritional snacks, using age specific guidelines utilized to teach health care issues, i.e. hand washing, cleaning of toys, stranger awareness, etc. Chaperone on all field trips.

MT Pocono Day Care Center, MT Pocono, PA 18344 (40+hrs/wk)

Staff Float LPN-RN/ED
1984-1987

6 bed Level III ED in a 75 bed hospital. Direct patient care using general nursing skills and specialty training to triage, assess, and mange patients using bedside cardiac monitoring, IV starts, lab draws, IV medications, SVN treatments and post assessments, splinting and traction, assist provider with LP, suturing, I & D, Chest tube placement, frequent vital sign monitoring, and taking action based on abnormal lab results, decelerations in Obstetrics, change in mental condition, or vital signs. Following EMTALA rules for stabilization and transferring to higher level of care.

Muhlenburg Community Hospital, Greenville, KY 42345 (40+hrs/wk)

LPN Critical Care Float
1983

Floated to CCU/ICU, Peds, GYN, and Neuro units as needed using general nursing duties and specialty skills to assess and manage assigned patients using continuous cardiac monitoring, ACLS medications, set up and assist MD with placement of Swan Ganz, Arterial lines, Temporary and Permanent Pacemakers, Cardiac Output, CVP and ICP pressure monitoring; critical care transports via ambulance to next level of care.

Bowling Green Medical Center, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (36+hrs/wk)

LPN Health Care Coordinator
1983-1987

Utilization review of Medicare and Medicaid patients; reviewed and assigned DRG per documentation

For Prospective Payment. Wrote and discussed denial letters with State assigned MD and patient. Trained in ICD 9/ICD 10, HCPCS and CPT codes.

Kentucky Peer Review Organization, Louisville, KY 40201 (32+hrs/wk)

LPN CCU
1981-1983

Staff LPN in an 8 bed CCU unit; general nursing skills and specialty training to assess, manage, and monitor critical patients admitted for advanced cardiac care. Prepped patients for cath lab, IABP insertion, and CV surgery. Used continuous cardiac monitoring, ACLS medications, set up and assist MD with placement of Swan Ganz, Arterial lines, Temporary and Permanent Pacemakers, Cardiac Output, CVP and ICP pressure monitoring; and floated to ICU as needed.

Madisonville Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, KY 42431  (36+hrs/wk)