To combine comprehensive health care experience with proven leadership and clinical abilities in a decision-making position where technical expertise, communications skills and motivational aptitude can be applied to effectively impact operating performance.
Self-motivated, results-oriented professional committed to the development and maintenance of high professional standards through education and practice to assure the delivery of quality patient care.
Strong, innovative leader skilled in the identification and analysis of problem areas and organizational needs; planning and initiating action, and the follow through to successful conclusions.
Articulate, enthusiastic communicator able to present concepts clearly, concisely and persuasively. Work well with people of all interests and authority levels, motivating and directing to attain objectives.
An effective strategist successfully in evaluating programs for efficiency and relevance. Proven ability to design, develop and present educational programs for professionals and patients.
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Detroit, Mi 1987 – Present
Clinical Nurse Manager – Ambulatory Care, Chemotherapy and Dermatology 2000-Present
Applied expertise and experience to the management of six outpatients clinics and a staffing mix of 45-50 employees i.e.Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, clerical staffs, nursing assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Assess needs, develop and implement plans to maximize delivery of quality patient care. Schedule, supervise and counsel nursing staff. Write policies and procedures enhancing ambulatory care operations. Assist in formulation and administration of budgets to achieve cost containment goals. Participate in planning Quality Assurance initiatives. Develop and present educational programs for nursing staff. Play key role in creation and initiation of nurse recruiting and retention programs. Play key role in creation and initiation of nurse recruiting and retention programs.
Clinical Nurse Manager – Sub-Acute and Hospice Unit; Outpatient Clinic 1997-2000
Applied expertise and experience to the management of twenty-eight bed units with 35 employees i.e Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, clerical staffs, and assistants. Assess needs, develop and implement plans to maximize delivery of quality patient care. Schedule, supervise and counsel nursing staff. Write policies and procedures enhancing ambulatory care operations. Assist in formulation and administration of budgets to achieve cost containment goals. Participate in planning Quality Assurance initiatives. Develop and present educational programs for nursing staff.
Staff Nurse – Registered Nurse 1994-1997
Responsible for the delivery of primary and total patient care services, often functioning in emotionally charged, life-threatening situations requiring clear thinking and prompt action. Provided guidance and support to patients and families, interpreting technical procedures and processes. Monitored patients condition and interpreted data for proper care and treatment. Supervised and directed Licenses Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Technicians and Nursing Students.
Licensed Practical Nurse 1987-1994
Provided direct nursing care to individual and groups of patients.
University of Phoenix
Master of Arts in Organizational Management, 1999
University of Detroit-Mercy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1994
Holmes Junior College
License Practical Nurse Program,
Associate of Science Degree, 1984
Ambulatory Care Management
Spinal Cord Outpatient Management
Palliative Care (Hospice) Management
Data System Training
Certification Registered Nurse
Interequal Standard Certificate
Nurses Organization of Veteran Affairs (NOVA)
Chairperson, Budget Committee for Patient Care Services
Chair Person, Ambulatory Care Committee
Member, Employee Relations Committee
Member, Community Hypertension Research Evaluation Screening Team