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Melissa L. Dinsmore, LNHA, RRT, MPH, CHEP
2439 N. Vinegate Court, Wichita, KS 67226
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 316-516-4388
February 16, 2015
To Whom It May Concern:
My resume will reveal an extensive background in the business of health care, with
accomplished leadership skills leading to very successful project management. The skills I have
acquired over the years in the hospital culture enable me to develop best practices to promote
culture change within senior care services.
I have always had the desire to help the elderly and most of my career has focused on senior
services within the acute care environment, however it wasn’t until my own parents faced very
difficult decisions that I changed career paths.
I have become a Nursing Home Administrator because I want to be able to be in a position to
improve the care received, resulting in more vibrant senior experiences. No matter their life
circumstances, physical, mental or emotional challenges, our seniors deserve to be made to feel
there is a purpose and enjoy laughter and respect while fulfilling that purpose. That is true
culture change, to remember their value to community and encourage others to respect their
contributions.
I am seeking to serve within a reputable, stable and ethical organization and would appreciate
your consideration of employment.
Respectfully,
Melissa Dinsmore
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Melissa L. Dinsmore, LNHA, RRT, MPH, CHEP
2439 N. Vinegate Court, Wichita, KS 67226
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 316-516-4388
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Participative leadership style with excellent skills in cross-functional team building. Adept at
overcoming obstacles and implementing organizational change through servant leadership,
quality initiatives, and excellent resident care while fostering positive work environments.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ray E. Dillon Living Center, Hutchinson, KS
Interim Position
Aug 2014 – Nov 2014
 Provided immediate leadership of day-to-day operations during search and placement of
Permanent Executive Director.
 Managed regulatory reporting to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal
regulations and codes.
 Collaborated with KDADS and CMS for directed training and competency activities on
Root Cause Analysis due to G-level deficiencies received prior to temporary placement F314 - 483.25(c) Treatment/SVCS to Prevent/Heal Pressure Sores. Deficiencies cleared!
 Developed and implemented Plan of Correction for cited deficiencies. Included staff
training on Incident Reporting, Skin Integrity, and KABC’s Abuse, Neglect and
Exploitation
through Skills Fair.
(F225-483.13(c)(1)(ii)-(iii), (c)(2)-(4)
Investigate/Report Allegations/Individuals; F329 483.25(l) Drug Regimen is Free From
Unnecessary Drugs; F371 483.35(i) Food Procure, Store/Prepare/Serve-Sanitary.
 Promoted positive partnerships through the establishment of a Family Council to address
F166 - 483.10(f)(2) Right to Prompt Efforts to Resolve Grievances; F280 - 483.20(d)(3),
483.10(k)(2) Right to Participate Planning Care-Revise CP and F323 - 483.25(h) Free of
Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices
 Initiated and completed personnel actions through hiring, involuntary terminations and
progressive discipline while maintaining positive work environment.
Presbyterian Manors, Parsons
Interim Position
 Conducted mock survey and prepared facility for annual survey.
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June 2014 – Aug 2014
Conducted “real” emergency planning activities based on utility failures including
evacuation planning by initiating Incident Command. Generated after-action-reports.
Revision of Emergency planning documents.
Facilitated environmental improvement action items. F253 483.15(h)(2) Housekeeping &
Maintenance Services.
Administrator-in-Training – Wichita State University
Sept 2013 – Feb 2014
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Completed at Presbyterian Manors in Wichita, Kansas
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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Administration - Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado, KS
Feb 2005 – Aug 2012
Implemented and retained operational oversight of the following large-scale health initiatives:
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Accredited Chest Pain Center – Committee Chair. Responsible for administrative, nursing
and allied health, marketing, educational and quality initiatives and achieving accreditation
through the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
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Flinthills Orthopaedics – Start up hospital-based Physician practice with clinic operations.
Emergency Preparedness Program - Hospital representative for Kansas Adjutant General's
Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR). Certified Healthcare
Emergency Professional, May 2012. Responsible for grant applications, management, policy
development, exercise design and performance.
Coordinated 50-bed, patient room renovation project. Served as liaison between project
managers throughout the two-year completion process.
Accountable for the development of Susan B. Allen Dialysis Center.
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Registered Respiratory Therapist
December 1986 – February 2005
Specialty Clinic Supervisor / Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Facilitator
License is current through 2015. Detailed work history available upon request. Developed and
implemented cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. Developed and coordinated multispecialty, physician outpatient clinic.
EDUCATION
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
 Administrator-in-Training Program
 Master of Public Health 3.8 GPA
 Bachelor of Health Science 4.0 GPA
 Registered Respiratory Therapist
 Certified Respiratory Therapist
January 2014
December 2000
December 1997
December 1992
December 1986
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
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Hospital Representative for State of Kansas Adjutant General Commission on Emergency
Planning and Response (CEPR) 2007 - 2012. Vice-Chair, 2011-2012.
Proficient in Grant application and management including Federal grants.
Hospital Preparedness Grant Advisory Committee (PGAC) 2007 - 2012.
Numerous presentations at local, regional and state educational events.
Authored “Kansas Cancer Partnership”, a comprehensive document outlining findings and
recommendations of a state cancer plan in conjunction with CDC and KDHE.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
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Leading Age of Kansas
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Kansas Adult Care Executive (KACE)
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
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International Board for Certification of Safety Managers – Certified Healthcare Emergency
Professional (CHEP)
INTERESTS
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Photography & Cultural Design
World Missions and Travel
REFERENCES
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Doug Yoder, Chief Operating Officer. Presbyterian Manors. 785-842-9883.
Dr. Teresa Radebaugh, Director, WSU Regional Institute on Aging, Wichita. 316-321-3093.
Michelle Neufeld, Assistant Director of Nursing – Pleasantview Home. Inman, Kansas. 620474-1510.
Sarah McCray, Director of Nursing – Presbyterian Manors – Parsons, Kansas. 620-7780457.
Pastor Mark Hoover. (Personal Reference) NewSpring Church, Wichita. 316-630-8500.
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