CHERAMIE THOMPSON, RN, BSN, MHA, VWCN
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including director of nursing at a skilled nursing facility, pediatric home care, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse.
Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric, and post-operative units.
Mission Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center- Las Vegas, NV 2020 to Present
Director of Nursing
Plan and manage all aspects of a 188-bed long-term care facility with a focus on improving psychiatric-geriatric care. Update doctors, patients and family members on patient health. Recruit, train, and onboard new nursing staff for service level improvement. Prepare and process payroll for the nursing services staff. Manage standard of care meeting for weights, wounds, behavior management, incidents, and accidents successfully. Ensured effective implementation and management of all infection control and covid practices. Develop and maintain appropriate medical records of patients.
Attentive HealthCare 2019 to 2020
Pediatric Homecare Nurse
Provided one-to-one, personalized care to pediatric patients. Administered medications, performed wound care, enteral feedings via a percutaneous gastrostomy tube, respiratory therapy treatments, bowel and bladder management, chest physiotherapy, passive range of motion, tracheostomy care, activities of daily living management, care planning, medication ordering, and coordination of care between providers and consulting doctors.
St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS 2018 to 2020
Director of Nursing, RN
Oversaw more than 45 clinical staff members at this 571-bed, acute tertiary care hospital. Managed urological surgery schedules, pre-operational and post-operational care, medication administration, nursing documentation, care planning, discharge planning, implemented fall prevention strategies, improved infection control strategies, intravenous therapy, provided COVID-19 care, and provided care to hemodialysis patients. Facilitated staff personals (personnel) by presenting professional guidance, supervision, and leadership. Devised and executed nursing protocols/standards. Supported staff members in achieving set goals by delivering strategic leadership and guidance. Mentored new graduates as they navigated nursing in an acute setting.
Jackson Nurse Professionals, New Orleans, LA 2017 to 2018
Floated throughout acute care hospitals filling urgent needs. Floated to ICU, Medical-Surgical units, Neurology units, Psychiatric units, and Postoperative Units. Evaluated patients’ conditions, administered medications, documented nursing care, provided support to patients and family during the recovery process, care planning, identified changes in patient’s conditions, provided updates to families and providers, passive range of motion, educating families and patients, and provided skilled nursing care.
Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC, Jackson, MS 2017
RN Unit Manager
Planned and led overall unit activities, including registered/licensed practical nurses’ management, assignments development, tasks allocation, and discipline training. Supported less experienced nurses by delivering clinical and career advice aligned with goals and standards for unit development. Reviewed patients’ records/charts to analyze effectiveness of care provided by unit. Developed and implemented nurse care policies for unit by utilizing evidence-based standards and health care research. Monitored and maintained patient care by adhering to facility standards. Ensured smooth running of operations and delivered quality services by superintending overall care, reviewing patients’ chart, and updating seniors on patients’ concerns and complaints.
Quality Correctional Health Care, Raymond, MS 2016 to 2017 Correctional Nurse
Worked as a Charge Nurse at a 600-bed facility that housed inmates. Oversaw medication preparation and administration, admission intakes, treated acute ailments with standing orders or provider instructions, managed vision and dental clinics, medication destruction, chronic disease management, implemented and followed OSHA guidelines, and provided wound care management.
St. Dominic's Hospital, Jackson, MS 2014 to 2017 ICU Registered Nurse
Worked at a 571 bed, acute tertiary care hospital in the intensive care unit. Evaluated patients’ conditions, administered medications, documented nursing care, provided support to patients and family during the recovery process, care planning, identified changes in patient’s conditions, provided updates to families and providers, ventilator management, passive range of motion, educating families and patients, and provided skilled nursing care.
Master of Science in Nursing Informatics 2020 to Present
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Master's in Health Administration 2016 to 2018
Belhaven University, Jackson, MS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2010 to 2014
Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
CURRENT LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Nevada Board of Nursing Expiration 1/2024,
Mississippi Issued 2014
Infection Prevention CDC
VOHRA Wound Care Certification 2022
AWARDS & HONORS
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society 2013
Eliza Pillars Scholarship Award 2014
Most Improved Nursing Unit, 3 Eas, 2019
CAUTI (Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections) Champion, 3 East 2019
Woman of Distinction in Healthcare 2021