Toni Nash

Interest

Personal interests are; golf, travel, photography, reading.

Loves animals.

Loves watching college basketball and professional football and participating in fantasy football leagues.

Devoted mother and wife.

Professional Associations

Member: Association for Nursing Professional Development

Member: South-Central NY Professional Nurses Association - Chapter of ANA

Introduction/Objective

Motivated, conscientious, reliable, and quality-oriented health care professional seeking to expand my knowledge base and develop a new dimension to my nursing practice.

I offer thirty years of experience in bed-side nursing, customer service, nursing administration, staff development, and professional development. I have a proven track record of success in establishing rapport. I am responsible and accountable with assignments and special projects. I am self-directed, proactive, and function independently. I have excellent organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.   

Please review the following documents in the Portfolio Section;

Personal Philosophy

Role Development & Career Objectives

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Manager Nursing Education & Professional Practice

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsibilities include oversight of a Nursing Education department providing education and professional practice guidance to approximately 1700 nurses and nursing support staff in two community acute care hospitals totaling 526 beds. I utilize extensive clinical knowledge, leadership skills, evidenced-based practice principles, information systems and technologies, interprofessional collaboration and teamwork to ensure that my department and all the nursing staff in the organization are providing high quality, holistic, patient centered care and delivering positive patient outcomes.

Jan 2007 - Oct 2010

Nurse Educator

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsibilities included  planning and delivery of a wide variety of staff development programs; monthly nursing orientation, clinical coaching workshops, charge nurse workshops, pharmacology review courses,and CPR training. Development and oversight of unit-based annual clinical competence program.

Plans and provides inservice programs for nursing personnel to include topics mandated by regulatory agencies, new equipment, new forms, and new policies.Plans and provides CPR Instructor/Trainer Education and CPR Education for all required UHS departments. Serves as resource person and educational consultant to nursing personnel.Plans and provides computer training education and instruction for new and existing nursing personnel.Maintains educational records.Committee representation on multiple shared governance committees.

Dec 1999 - Jan 2007

Nurse Manager, ICU

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsible for daily operations of a 12 bed neuro-trauma Intensive Care Unit at a Level II trauma and NYS stroke certified center. Oversight of 64 employees.

Development & implementation of unit specific policies and procedures and standards of practice.Monitoring the quality of nursing services delivered to patients and families on a specialized nursing unit.Determines and recommends staffing requirements, schedules staff, and supervises the assignment of patients.Acts as role model and resource person to patients, families, and staff regarding information, problem-solving and patient care.Recruits, interviews and selects personnel for the unit. Evaluates personnel within the unit, and provides performance feedback. Carries out necessary disciplinary action. Serves as a communication link between staff, management, and physicians. Projects plans, monitors salary, and capital budgets based on the needs of the unit. Leads unit staff to identify, develop, and accomplish unit and personal professional

Apr 1987 - Dec 1999

Staff Nurse, ICU

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsibilities include;

The care of the critically ill pediatric and adult patient.

Patient and family education including crisis intervention.

The triage and charge of patients admitted to and transferred from ICU.

Good rapport and work closely with physicians and residents involved in critical care.

Play a major role in the orientation of new employees for both ICU and Neuro Step- down units.

Work closely with Nurse Manager and Unit Coordinator to enhance retention and recruitment of staff.

Peer interview process

Manager interview process

Serve as a role model and resource person for peers, nursing and medical students, and EMT students.

Dec 1985 - Apr 1987

Staff Nurse, Cardiac Telemetry

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsibilities include;

The care of the post acute MI rehabilitation adult patient.

Patient and family education.

The triage and charge of patients admitted to and transferred from telemetry.

Good rapport and work closely with physicians and residents.

Play a major role in the orientation of new employees.

Work closely with Nurse Manager and Unit Coordinator to enhance retention and recruitment of staff.

Peer interview process

Serve as a role model and resource person for peers, nursing and medical students, and EMT students.

Jun 1984 - Dec 1985

Staff Nurse, Pediatrics

United Health Services Hospitals Inc

Responsibilities include;

The care of the pediatric patient.

Patient and family education.

The triage and charge of patients admitted to and transferred from pediatrics.

Good rapport and work closely with physicians and residents.

Third shift Charge Nurse.

Mar 1981 - Apr 1984

Nurse's Aide

River Mede Manor

Education

Education
Aug 1980 - May 1984

Bachelor of Science

Decker School of Nursing, State University of New York - Binghamton

Certifications

Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association

ASHI Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer

American Safety and Health Institute

ASHI Basic Life Support Instructor

American Safety and Health Institute