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8104 Caenen Lake RD

Lenexa, KS 66215

Phone 913-488-4994
E-mail kafoos@yahoo.com

Kim Foos
Summary

Education

License
Certifications
Special Training
Professional
Committees

Work Experience

Highly skilled Nursing Professional with extensive clinical experience, merged with staff
leadership, and administration reinforcement, resulting in exceptional quality and service
standards. Collaboration with multiple professional sectors to meet the needs of patients
through challenging health care concerns. Creative problem solver and leader, adept at
developing and implementing programs to improve productivity, profitability, and proficiency,
while maintaining a focus on patient care and community service. Insure that individuals
within the department understand and identify with the organizations mission and core
values. Effective in leading projects and people, while effectively delegating and providing
support. Utilization of a solution-oriented approach to resolve conflict and promote a
cohesive team environment. Implementation of changes that result in significant
improvement in efficiency and cost reduction.
University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS
Master of Nursing Administration (in progress, expected December, 2015)
Master of Business Administration (in progress, expected August, 2016)
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Friends University, Mission, KS
Computer Information Systems
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
Harding University, Searcy, AR
Registered Nurse License- Kansas State Board of Nursing
Basic Life Support- American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support- American Heart Association
Chemotherapy Certification- Oncology Nursing Society
Attendance at 2005 ONS Congress Meeting in Boston, MA
Attendance at 2006 ONS Congress Meeting in Las Vegas, NV
Attendance at 2007 TCAB Conference in Nashville, TN
Member/ Co-chair of Practice Council in Oncology Unit
Member/ Co-chair of TCAB- Transforming Care at the BedSide
Member of Scheduling Committee in Oncology/Hematology Unit
Member of Oncology/Hematology Specific Nursing Journal Club
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Forensic Nurse Training
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-Peds)
SANE-A certification
Attendance at 2012-2014 Annual Forensic Investigation Conference
Member of SMMC Falls Committee
2015 Present Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Nurse Manager

Leading the daily operations of medical surgical unit and outpatient clinic.

Supervising and mentoring nursing staff to ensure exceptional nursing services.

Promoting patient satisfaction through assurance of patient comfort while exceeding standard
levels of care.

Establish and improve clinical practices, nursing processes, and operations through
incorporation of evidence-based practice and evaluation of patient care outcomes.

Educating, coaching, and mentoring of nurses to develop and maintain a strong team
atmosphere within the unit.


Maintain various budgets and accounts utilized by the unit on a timely basis.
2007 - 2015 Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Float Nurse

Provide care for patients in various units within hospital and clinics according to staffing needs.

Maintain a proven record of flexibility, reliability, and responsibility.

Supervise, educate, and provide support for staff, patients, and patients families.

Evaluate individual performance of team members.

Excellent service and communication skills in interacting with patients and staff.

Train new and existing staff.

Leadership project improving patient safety and utilization of resources.


2005 - 2008 University of Kansas Hospital
Staff Nurse

Act as patient advocate.

Implement patient care for assigned patients.

Coordinate admissions and discharges of patients.

Assess patient status and notify physician of clinical changes.

Interact with various departments regarding patient care.

Educate of patients/families regarding health care and treatments.

Maintain patients charts and confidentiality.

Assist in scheduling of staff nurses on 36-bed unit.

Act as a preceptor for new graduate nurses.

Provide emotional support and outside resources for patients/families.

Perform as unit facilitator in supervision of nursing activities.

References Available Upon Request.