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Career Objective:

Pursuit of new career opportunities that allow for professional growth.

Experience:

12/2011- current   SwedishAmerican Hospital              Rockford, IL

Director of Nursing Cardiovascular Service Line

  • Responsible for 3 Outpatient units
  • Special Procedures (Cath Lab/IR Lab)
  • Non-invasive Cardiac Testing
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab (Phases I, II & II)
  • Responsible for 3 inpatient units:
  • CCU – 30 beds
  • PCU (Cardiac Step-down) – 32 beds
  • CSU (Step-down & Stroke Unit) – 32 beds
  • 12 direct reports with a total responsibility for over 300 FTE’s
  • Responsible for Inpatient Dialysis
  • Responsible for Nursing Analytics Team which is responsible for:
  • NDNQI, ACC & STS and Chest Pain Center Accreditation
  • Responsible for Inpatient & Outpatient CNS and Masters prepared Nurse Educators
  • Lead for Inpatient HCHAPS Team
  • Director Lead for Nursing Quality Committee
  • Project Leader for House-wide Monitor Replacement
  • Committees: Heart Failure; Standards and Practice; Chest Pain Center;

Infection Control; Merit; Core Measures; ACS

 

2/2009-12/2011   SwedishAmerican Hospital                Rockford, IL

Director of Nursing for Inpatient Cardiovascular Services

  • Responsible for 3 inpatient units:
  • CCU – 30 beds
  • PCU (Cardiac Step-down) – 32 beds
  • CSU (Step-down & Stroke Unit) – 32 beds
  • 9 direct reports with a total responsibility for 225 FTE’s
  • Responsible for Inpatient Dialysis
  • Responsible for Nursing Analytics Team which is responsible for:
  • NDNQI, ACC & STS
  • Responsible for Inpatient CNS and Masters prepared Nurse Educators
  • Lead for Inpatient HCHAPS Team
  • Director Lead for Nursing Operations Committee
  • Project Leader for House-wide Monitor Replacement
  • Project Manager for creation & implementation of overflow unit

 

Experience (cont.)

2/2006-8/2008                                       SwedishAmerican Hospital            Rockford, IL

Manager Progressive Care Unit

  • Manager a 32 bed PCU with 80 FTE’s
  • Integral Member in the strategic planning and execution of opening the new Heart Hospital
  • Elected Chair by peers to lead the Nurse Management Group
  • Chaired Standards & Practice Committee
  • 2006 & 2008: Interim manager for CSU
  • 2008: Interim Director of In-patient CV Service Line
  • Project Leader for House-wide Monitor Replacement
  • Project Manager for creation & implementation of overflow unit

 

8/2001-2/2006                                        Carle Foundation Hospital            Urbana, IL

Manager Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

  • Managed a 12 bed CVICU with 45 FTE’s
  • Nominated by staff for Professional Practice Award
  • Chaired Nurse Manager Group
  • Elected nurse manager representative for Patient Care Executive Council
  • Developed program to assist in agency reduction
  • Developed emergency response team program
  • Instituted program to increase nursing accountability within Organization

 

2/1999-8/2001 Carle Foundation Hospital                        Urbana, IL

Registered Nurse:  Cardiovascular Intensive Care

  • Cared for Critically ill patients
  • Completed Critical Care Internship
  • Maintained Unit Specific Competencies: Telemetry, CPR, ACLS, PALS, IABP, CRRT, Bi-VAD, etc.
  • Direct recovered OHS patients
  • Main Preceptor for New Staff
  • Charge Nurse

 

5/1998-2/1999                                        Paris Community Hospital            Paris, IL

Registered Nurse:  Emergency Department and Special Care Unit

  • Cared for Critically ill patients in Emergency Care and Special Care Unit

 

5/1995-5/1998 Paris Community Hospital                            Paris, IL

Licensed Practical Nurse:  Medical Surgical Unit & Out-patient Eye Surgery

  • Cared for inpatient, outpatients, and extended care patients
  • Completed IV certification

 

Education

2009-2011       University of Phoenix                                Phoenix, AZ

  • Masters Degree: Nursing
  • Masters Degree: Healthcare Administration

 

1999-2008       Olivet Nazarene University                     Kankakee, IL

  • Bachelors Degree: Nursing

 

1997-1998       Lake Land College                                     Mattoon, IL

  • Associate Degree: Nursing
  • Bestowed with Peer Award in Support of Leadership

 

1994-1995       Lake Land College                                     Mattoon, IL

  • Certificate: Licensed Practical Nurse

Professional Activities

 

  • Member AONE
  • Completed Management Development Classes (SAH)
  • 2/2012 Cardiology Millennium Conference
  • 5/2012 AHA Heart Walk
  • 6/2012 AHA Sneaker Ball
  • 8/2012 Developed Transformational Leadership Orientation Program

References

Available upon request

 

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