Traci Guinn, RN  

guinntraci@gmail.com 4173212145

Summary

I am a registered nurse who has been providing nursing care  to manage illnesses with skill and compassion for the past 20 years.  I am looking for a place that builds a work environment where each person is valued, respected, and has an opportunity for personal and professional growth. In return I will provide exemplary nursing, emotional, and spiritual care for each of my patients and their families. As a woman, mother, and nurse, I strive to serve those around me as a leader, live a balanced life, and apply ethical principles to make a significant difference.

Work Experience

RN PROGRAM MANAGER/STAFF NURSE - Compass Health - El Dorado Springs, MO 2016 to Present  Hired as staff nurse and immediately promoted to program manager in an acute care setting. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to identify and provide appropriate medical care. Supervise treatment unit and provide hands on care; recruit, train, and monitor new/senior staff.

CASE  MANAGEMENT &

PROGRAM  LEADERSHIP

•        Participate in case management treatment conferences to develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans, and assist the case manager when needed. Educate and instruct client and family members on health issues to develop lifestyle improvement measures.

•        Launched patient weight loss and healthy exercise program, growing participation by 50% since introduction.

•        Improved morale, productivity, and team cohesiveness by developing off-site team-building activities and recognition cards.

•        Implemented ergonomically friendly medication station, resulting in improved focus and staff health.

RN CHARGE NURSE- Heartland Behavioral Health - Nevada, MO 2014 to 2016

Psychiatric registered nurse for an acute/inpatient residential and behavioral health facility. Focused on rehabilitation of psychosocial, emotional, and behavioral disorders; 4 direct reports.

CASE & BENEFIT  MANAGEMENT

CLINICAL  ASSESSMENT &  IMPLEMENTATION

•        Partnered with treatment team to evaluate patient state and treatment protocols.

•        Documented medical appropriateness and need for services for billing and insurance.

•        Completed and maintained patient-related paperwork, federal and state mandated forms, diagnostic records, and progress notes.

•        Led groups to teach coping and other skills to improve healthy emotional and psychosocial balance.

•        Facilitated therapeutic conversations to promote progress, through motivational interview techniques; clinical judgment; and assessment.

CRITICAL CARE RN/CHARGE NURSE -Nevada Regional Medical Center - Nevada, MO 2014 to 2015

Supervised unit nursing staff, developed, reviewed, and evaluated nursing protocols. Recognized twice as the hospital's "Employee of the Month" through skill and service excellence.

UTILIZATION  REVIEW &

MANAGEMENT      

• Prioritized care for critically ill patients based on data analysis and clinical protocols, document patient history, assess medical records, and findings.

• Collaborated cross-functionally to identify needs, develop treatment plans, and recommend medically appropriate care.

STAFF RN/CHARGE RN-Moore Few/Barone Care Center & Medicalodges of Nevada - Nevada, MO 2012 to 2014

•        Registered nurse for skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for short-term and long-term care.

•        Promoted to charge nurse after 2 months of employment with Medicalodges of Nevada.

UTILIZATION  REVIEW

•        Ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests to assess patient conditions.

•        Monitored and documented patient findings in EMR, maintaining accurate, detailed medical records.

•        Collaborated and consulted with healthcare team, institutions, and associations to assess and implement patient care plans and develop health improvement measures.

•        Worked closely with hospice personnel to provide end of life care, per hospice instructions and recommendations.

DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES AND INFECTION CONTROL-Cedar County Memorial Hospital 2008 to 2011

CHARGE RN/NIGHT SHIFT SUPERVISOR-Cedar County Memorial Hospital - El Dorado Springs, MO 2004 to 2011

UTILIZATION REVIEW PRN/ CHIEF NURSING OFFICER INTERN-Cedar County Memorial Hospital 2004 to 2007

•        Advanced through a series of increasingly responsible positions, to oversee activities throughout hospital facility, emergency room, and clinics directly related to surgical services.

PATIENT CARE &

CLINICAL ADVISOR  PROGRAM LEADERSHIP &

REVENUE  DEVELOPMENT

•        Teamed with healthcare professionals to develop and revise treatment plan based on identified needs and assessment data.

•        Provided nursing care to a wide variety of patients (ER; Med/Surg; OB/Labor & Delivery; Lactation Consulting; OR; PACU; Pre-Op; Endoscopy).

•        Document treatment and histories vie EMR.

•        Utilized clinical judgment to provide care for surgical patients based on assessment data and identified needs.

•        Completed internship for CNO position and was offered the position based on excellence in performance.

•        Directed surgery and infection control departments financial and budget to increase efficiency and productivity.

•        Managed internal budget, reviewed expenses, purchased supplies, inventoried equipment, administer; order; and inventory department medication, ordered and drew lab tests, etc.

•        Authored numerous policies and procedures updating department clinical protocols to current standard of care, operating within compliance standards, working within outlined regulations and accrediting body requirements.

•        Developed a community health awareness program in partnership with hospital and community leaders, leading to health screenings, educational opportunities, and increased revenue in future medical services.

PREVIOUS RN EXPERIENCE

Cath Lab RN/Operating Room RN- Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO   

Endoscopy Nurse- Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, NC    

Cardiac ICU Nurse-Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, KS   

BSN/Charge Nurse-Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, KS  • Promoted from “GN” to “Charge Nurse” within 3 months of hire.

Education

B.S.N. in Nursing Bethel College - North Newton, KS

Skills

RN, Operating Room, Med Surg, Emergency Room, Medical Surgical, ER