Virginia Eze

Interest

Affiliations / Activities

  • Toast of Cobb, Toastmasters International, Member(2011-Present)
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT) at Trinity Chapel Church of God, Member (2006-Present)
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (ARN), Member (2004-Present)
  • Georgia Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (GARN), Member (2004- Present)

Community Service

  • Medical Outreach/Health Fair for communities through churches and work in Metro Atlanta

    (2008- Present)
  • Hearing and Screening of students for various school systems in Cobb County, Volunteer (1991-2002)

Summary

I am a self-motivated, quick-thinking, people-oriented person who works effectively under pressure in fast-paced and metric-driven environments. My energetic and positive personality has given me the flexibility to be open to new responsibilities, duties, and tasks. During the the span of my 21 years in healthcare, I have performed successfully in various levels of nursing roles and positions in the healthcare industry. I have had responsibilities from providing basic nursing care to patients to working closely with medical staff and system leadership in order to establish and implement best practices in environments that promote collaboration and high quality patient care. My education, employment background, extra-curricular activities, and community service participation have led to various awards, mastered professional competencies, and clinical experience.

Awards

  • Nursing Excellence Award, WellStar Cobb Hospital (2011)
  • Toast of Cobb, New Member Induction, Toastmasters International (2011)
  • Daisy Award nominee, WellStar Cobb Hospital and Professional Development Council (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation as a Master Builder Associate in Rehabilitation Services, WellStar Health System (2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Rehabilitation Services Department, WellStar Health System (2004)
  • "Above and Beyond" Certificate of Appreciation, The Rehabilitation Services Department, WellStar Health System (2003)

Professional Competencies

  • Leading People and Teams
  • Developing Sustainable Solutions
  • Serving Customers
  • Managing Products and Services
  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Assessing the Competitive Environment
  • Planning for the Future in a Global Marketplace

Clinical Experience

  • Medical Surgical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD, Cyclic)
  • Care Plan Creation and Administration
  • Patient/Family Education

Key Accomplishments

  • Assisted in the development of the Horizon Expert Documentation (HED) in the WellStar System
  • Integrated the Rehab Nursing FIM paper documentationinto electronic form which led toincreased efficiency among the nursing staff
  • Provided strong contributions as a key member of the Unit Quality Assurance program by identifying and evaluating problems, managing patient census, and allocating staff assignments
  • Assisted individuals with disabilities in obtaining maximum functional ability, maintaining optimal health, and adapting to an altered lifestyle
  • Supported performance improvement initiatives designed to promote quality patient care
  • Participated in developing capital and operating budgets, as well as tracked and managed inventory/resource utilization within the fiscal perimeter
  • Mentored throughout the development process of peers, staff, and students
  • Participated as the liaison between the medical staff, patients, and patients’ families
  • Verified that nursing competencies were current and met all system guidelines
  • Was responsible for all employment-related activities for new nursing personnel within the unit
  • Supported fiscal responsibility for all nursing practices
  • Held the liaison role for the Patient Care Service division regarding all nursing functions
  • Participated in the drafting of annual performance evaluations of the nursing staff

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Present

MBA in Healthcare Management

Western Governors University
2000

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Kennesaw State University
1995

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Kennesaw State University
1991

License Practical Nursing (LPN)

Atlanta Area Technical College
1986

Bachelor Degree in Education

AWKA College of Education

Work History

Work History
2000 - Present

Nurse, Medical Unit

Marietta Youth Detention Center
  • Submit admissions, assessments, and care plans of adolescents with chronic and acute health problems
  • Provide education on health-related issues regarding healthy lifestyles in areas, such as; Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s), the use of illegal drugs, the prevention of unplanned pregnancies, and safe sex education
  • Provide support and mentor youth in making the correct choices and decisions
  • Coach and counsel the youth on healthy behavior related to healthy living and healthy lifestyles
  • Manage juvenile chronic diseases, such as; juvenile diabetes, hypertension, seizures, and obesity
2010 - Present

Charge Nurse, Inpatient Rehab Unit

WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Verify that high quality patient care is provided by nursing staff on a daily basis
  • Participate in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision-making involving staff
  • Evaluate the quality and appropriateness of healthcare
  • Coordinate nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assist in integrating staff that is representative of the population diversity
  • Utilize rehabilitation nursing process to achieve individual quality outcomes for each patient based on standards delineated and standards of rehabilitation nursing practice
  • Collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve the goals of rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities
2009 - 2010

Assistant Nurse Manager, Inpatient Rehab Unit

WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Participated in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision-making involving staff
  • Evaluated the quality and appropriateness of healthcare provision
  • Coordinated nursing care with other healthcare disciplines and assisted in integrating staff that was representative of the population diversity
  • Assessed the impact of and planned the strategies to address such issues as:
    • Ethical, cultural, and diversity changes in the population
    • Political and social influences, financial, and economic issues
    • Assessed the daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly performance reports
2006 - 2008

Nurse Coordinator

WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Had ownership of competency validation, performance appraisals, coaching/counseling of nursing personnel, scheduling and staff development
  • Worked closely with the program manager and medical director of the unit to develop and implement evident-based nursing practices
  • Had ownership of performance improvement as it related to best practices and in outcome management of the nursing function
  • Had ownership for accreditation, regulatory compliance, employee and customer service satisfaction, communication and coordination of multidisciplinary care for patients on the unit
  • Analyzed resource/supply costs and developed corrective action plans
  • Participated as the Nurse Liaison on a “as needed” basis to determine patient admission criteria as recommended by CMS
2001 - 2006

Resource Nurse, Inpatient Rehab Unit

WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Participated in the hiring process (interviewing and hiring) of new staff
  • Verified that high quality patient care was provided by nursing staff on a daily basis
  • Ensured mandatory nursing education regarding policies and procedures with 100% nursing staff participation by maintaining accurate records
  • Maintained monthly and daily nursing assignments and adjusted staff to match the daily patient cencus
  • Assigned mentors and preceptors to new staff and students, ensuring they received adequate training
  • Utilized multiple calendar systems to keep track of non-patient care responsibilities
1996 - 2001

Staff Nurse, Inpatient Rehab Unit

WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • Collaborated with the interdisciplinary Rehab team comprised of the medical director, nurse manager, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, speech pathologists, and recreation therapists
  • Assisted the the Rehab team in providing exceptional care for patients with disabilites due to acute illnesses, including but not limited to, falls that result in injuries, elective surgeries, cancer, stroke, acute congestive heart failures, acute myocardial infarction, drug overdose, massive trauma, and respiratory failure
  • Promoted a holistic healthcare approach, supported patients and their families with coping with illness, and prepared patients for successful re-entry back into the community
  • Exhibited motivation and dedication by providing the highest quality of care to each patient
  • Coordinated the delivery of safe patient care
  • Promoted team spirit and a positive work environment for the nursing staff
1991 - 1996

Staff Nurse

Brian Center Nursing Home
  • Provided basic nursing care to patients in the Acute Rehab Stroke long-term care facility
  • Provided family education and tools to the families that had family members in the Acute Rehab Stroke long-term care facility
  • Supervised nursing assistants in order to ensure the delivery of age-appropriate and safe patient care
  • Administered medications to 25-30 patients and monitored effectiveness of administered medications
  • Conducted assessments, prevention treatments, and evaluations of wounds, such as pressure ulcers and surgical wounds

Certifications

Certifications
2006

National Institute of Health (NIH) Stroke Certification

National Institute of Health
2004

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)

American Rehabilitation Nursing
2000

Registered Nurse (RN), State of Georgia

American Nursing Association
1991

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), State of Georgia

American Nursing Association