Theodore Nofer

Theodore Nofer

Work History

Work History

Nov 2009 - Present

Nursing Supervisor

UC Davis Medical Center

As Nursing Supervisor, I have oversight for the entire 500+ bed hospital during the overnight shift. Responsibilities include: staffing, bed control and rounding on all critical care areas of the hospital. In this capacity, I act as a resource- and assist in problem solving through out the hospital to ensure the highest possible patient care and safety. I interact with all levels of hospital staff from Housekeeping- to Attending Physicians. Interaction with public affairs and medical ethics are also expectations of this position.

Dec 2008 - Present

Emergency Room Nurse

Woodland Memorial Hospital

I have direct patient care for emergency patients.

Jun 2002 - Nov 2009

Assistant Nurse Manager

UC Davis Medical Center

Along with the day to day charge nurse responsibilities in the Emergency department, I was tasked with scheduling for 100+ nurses-, department wide training in hazardous material response-, and was also a member of the hospital's Emergency Preparedness Committee. I also participated in evaluations and disciplinary action for the nursing staff. I had direct interaction with Human resources in all areas of the employment continuum- and coordinated the direct implementation of financial policy.

Jan 2004 - Nov 2009

Relief Nursing Supervisor

UC Davis Medical Center

As Relief Nursing Supervisor, I have oversight for the entire 600+ bed hospital during the overnight shift. Responsibilities include: staffing-, bed control- and rounding on all critical care areas of the hospital. In this capacity, I act as a resource- and assist in problem-solving through out the hospital to ensure the highest possible patient care and safety. I interact with all levels of hospital staff from Housekeeping- to Attending Physicians. Interaction with public affairs and medical ethics are also expectations of this position.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Master's Program

Gonzaga University
2004 - 2005

Bachelors of Science

University of Phoenix

GPA: 4.0 Graduated with honors

1995 - 1997

Associate Degree

Yuba College

GPA: 4.O Graduated with honors. Privileged to address the graduating class

Summary

I am a friendly- loyal- and clearly- dedicated individual who has ambition to succeed in any given environment. I have extensive experience as a Bedside- and Charge nurse in the Emergency Department. I exceled in the position of Nursing Supervisor. I am also a consummate student, and always up to a challenge regardless of the situation. I get along well with others-, I am self- motivated- and work efficiently on my own. I am seeking a position where I can develop-, excel- and utilize my training / diverse experiences to serve a potentialo employer best.

My Personal Vision Statement

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. – Jack London.

Because I am at my best when facing challenges-, and enjoy solving problems with new ideas (ballanced with enjoyment in my personal life through taking on new projects), I always find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts as a teacher-, leader-, and vision-caster.

In short, my life's journey is to make the world just a little better by making others’ lives a little better.

My Personal Leader Philosophy

The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, which is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

— Isaac Asimov

  • Set goals and cast visions that are both challenging and realistic
  • Equip staff with the tools to achieve and exceed the goals
  • Construct a safe environment that allows for growth and learning from failure
  • Meet the human needs of the staff so they in turn can meet the human needs of patients and family
  • Foster and encourage professionalism over legalism
  • Challenge each staff member to take the next step in personal and professional growth
  • Nurture trust within a collegial setting
  • Convey and sustain mutual respect of ideas by maintaining a near flat leadership structure

Interest

 I have been described as a gifted public speaker-, and enjoy teaching both in the class room setting and one on one. I am well-versed in Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS), and a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee at UC Davis. I am the point person for emergency planning and drills in the Emergency Department, and a regular attendee at the yearly California Hospital Association’s disaster planning conference. I am active in my local community and church. I am an avid motorcycle rider and ice hockey player and enthusiast.

Prior to becoming a nurse, I was a Volunteer Firefighter with the Woodland Fire Department. My training included Firefighter 1A, Driver/operator 1A + 1B and Heavy Rescue training. Current certifications include Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Mobil Intensive Care Nurse (MICN), and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN). I am also an instructor for The Bayer Institute for Patient Clinician Communication (PCP), Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN), and Haz-Mat for Healthcare. I am also a proud recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.