Debra Nelson

Work History

Work History
Nov 2007 - Present

Nurse Manager, Cardiovascular Services

Richmond VAMC

Responsible for overseeing patient care and personnel activities for four cardiovascular areas including Electrophysiology, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Echo lab and Angiography lab. Assures appropriate nursing standards, processes, and protocols for these areas are followed. Assist the Directors of Cardiovascular Services in developing strategic goals and objectives for the assigned departments; assists with budgeting and ordering of necessary supplies; oversees quality improvement and quality reporting processes.Performs clinical duties in the Cardiac Cath Lab and coordinates activities of the Cath Lab for the delivery of patient care and services that will lead to organizational improvement.​Manages a diverse workforce and is sensitive to cultural diversity in practice and communication.​ Anticipates and is sensitive to requirements for excellent customer service and achieves quality end results through supervisory skills.​ Responsible for staff schedule including 24/​7 call rotation.​ Communicates with physicians related to schedule and is responsible for patient/​physician/employee satisfaction with department, reporting any problems to the director.​<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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Apr 2004 - Nov 2007

Nurse Manager,Cardiac Cath Lab

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Responsible for coordination of the clinical activities in the Cardiac Cath Lab and Cath Recovery area. Serves as a professional role model and mentor for staff and all members of the health care team. Directs and facilitates scheduling and procedural flow each day to optimize patient care team. Directs and maximizes lab resources. Responsible for Cath Lab activities on a 24/7 basis. Develops unit goals and objectives in collaboration with the Administrative Director to improve patient outcomes and create a center of excellence. Represents the Cardiac Cath Lab and is a liason to internal and external customers.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Sep 1994 - Apr 2004

Clinician B Cardiac Cath Lab

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

Staff RN in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Duties include: monitoring and circulating during Diagnostic and Interventional procedures. Recovery of patients post procedure. Interventional procedures include use of Rotoblader, Laser, IVUS and stents. Involved in obtaining data for research studies during procedures.  Performed Charge Nurse and preceptor role for new staff members.

Skills

Skills

 Team Management

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Education

Education
Jul 2012 - Present

MHA/MSN

University of Phoenix
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Sep 2004 - Dec 2006

BSN

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
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Sep 1983 - May 1984

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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Sep 1981 - May 1983

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Mary Washington Colelge
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