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Charles Collins
I am a highly motivated Executive Nurse Leader with more than 30 years of experience in administrative oversight of nursing and clinical services. My focus is to lead and collaborate with others to provide patient-centered care and excellence in patient outcomes. I have a proven record of reliability and responsibility. I am hardworking, energetic and positive in my efforts to strategically lead others. 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to provide quality care 
  • Effectively initiate continuous process improvement 
  • Ability to analyze and initiate steps to improve operational efficiencies 
  • Experienced in the development of policies and procedures
  • Facilitate strategies that promote staff recruitment and retention 
  • Team leader with an ability to create a positive working environment. 
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of assessing conditions and implementing appropriate intervention.  
Nursing Director 02/2012 to Present
Via Christi Health Wichita, Ks
  • I provide strategic and operational leadership over four Intensive Care Units, and the Wound and Skin outpatient clinic.
  • Served as a representative on the Operations Council for Shared Decision Making.
  • Continued leadership on Patient Satisfaction Committee.
  • Involved in Strategic Plan Initiative for Cardiovascular Services, most recently lead the development of a rescue device program ( Maquet Cardiohelp).
  • Helped implement changes in process that were instrumental in the success of our recent JCAHO survey, Heart Failure Clinic reaccreditation, Chest Pain recertification and the Burn Program reaccreditation.
  • Helped lead the design and implementation of a Hyperbaric Program in the outpatient Wound Clinic.
  • Collaboratively led the combining the staff of the Burn Unit with the PICU, to provide clinical expertise to both populations, with well-qualified critical care staff.
  • Champion for the Hospital Engagement Network group focused on VTE.
Administrative Nursing Director 01/2011 to 02/2012
Via Christi Health Wichita, Ks
  • Administrative oversight of seven Nursing Directors in all Cardiac Departments related to Cardiac Care including 3 ICU's, 2 Med-Surg units, and 1 Med-Surg Transplant Unit.
  • Oversight of the multiple cardiac cath labs, 1 EP lab, 2 Heart Station Departments and the VC Heart Failure Program.
  • This responsibility spans across three hospital campuses within the Via Christi Hospital Wichita system.
  • Successful in the implementation of a 12-bed ICU to an Intermediate Care Unit (Step-down Unit).
  • Helped implement and facilitate an interdisciplinary team to improve Patient Satisfaction.
  • Instrumental in educating and preparedness for Joint Commission and other regulatory compliance surveys.
  • Facilitated steps taken to meet core measures and have improved D2B times of less than 90 minutes from 85% to 93%.
Director 02/2009 to 01/2011
Via Christi Health Wichita, Ks
Case Manager 02/2009 to 01/2009
Via Christi Health Wichita, Ks
  • Clinical care coordination of patients throughout the medical center.
  • Utilization management and transitional planning.
  • Collaboration of care with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Monitoring of patients 'progress toward outcomes, and appropriate discharge planning.
  • Assessment of clinical documentation, and providing of clinical review to third party payers.
Surgical Specialist 03/2002 to 01/2008
Mid America
Office Nurse Practice Restructure 01/2001 to 03/2002
Wichita Surgical Specialists Wichita, KS
  • Provide care for post-op cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients.
  • Surgery scheduling for five busy cardiothoracic surgeons.
  • New program development.
  • Facilitate weekly clinics for post-op patients.
  • Assist with inter-office procedures.
  • Coordination of patient care between surgeons, physicians, and consultative specialists.
Manager 04/1991 to 01/2001
Via Christi Medical Center Wichita, KS
  • Provide twenty-four hour accountability for program related personnel, human resources, financial aspects, and patient care activity.
  • Ensure program productivity and quality per regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for evaluation of patient care systems and services.
  • Communicate effectively with employees and maintain responsibility for employee-related issues.
  • Provide education both internally and externally on program-related topics.
  • Maintain active status in community outreach programs such as health fairs and screening clinics.
Head Nurse 12/1979 to 04/1991
HCA Wesley Medical Center Wichita, KS
  • Responsible for all operational and clinical aspects of a 16-bed, highly specialized critical care unit for accident victims, neurological patients, post-open heart patients, and critically ill patients.
  • Direct supervision of one Assistant Head Nurse, two charge nurses and 64 FTE's.
  • Worked closely with the unit Medical Director and other medical staff instrumental in the planning and implementation of the Trauma Unit.
  • Implementation of the hospital's first Quality Improvement/Process Flow task forces.
  • Participated in various Medical Center Committees, such as Trauma, Recruitment and Retention, Employee Assistance, Surgery Service, Narcotic Control, Organ Donation, Adult Critical-Care Policy and procedures, and Eye Bank Services.
  • Helped to enforce and educate on informed consent and donor awareness guidelines.
Assistant Head Nurse 05/1983 to 12/1987
Surgical Intensive Care
  • Responsible on a shift basis for patient care and management.
Staff Nurse 12/1979 to 05/1983
  • Responsible for direct patient care and nursing process utilization.
Interim Director
  • CV Diagnostics Administrative oversight of the daily operations of the areas under each service line.
  • Budget, quality outcome and productivity compliance for each area.
  • Provide human resource functions for those who are direct reports, serve as a mentor, and support daily the clinical staff in their patient care role.
  • Collaboration with all departments, physicians, peers and colleagues while moving forward in support of the vision and mission of Via Christi.
  • Initiate and support patient satisfaction initiatives.
  • Communicate and enforce departmental policy and procedures.
Clinical Nurse Manager Cedar Surgical Wichita, Ks
  • Provide care for post-op cardiothoracic, vascular, general surgery and venous insufficiency patients.
  • Facilitation of daily clinics for new and post-op patients.
  • Assist the physicians with inter-office procedures and treatments.
  • Coordination of patient care between surgeons, physician assistants, and consultative specialists.
  • Implementation of a new inter-office vein treatment clinic.
  • Educate patients and their families on disease processes, prevention and wellness, an Pre and postoperative care.
  • Maintenance of inventory of clinical supplies, medications and office materials.
Master of Science: Leadership Aug 2014 Southwestern University - Winfield, KS
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Jan 1996 Fort Hayes State University - Hays, KS
Nursing Diploma: Dec 1979 Wesley School of Nursing - Wichita, KS
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses renewed 2014
North American Transplant Coordinators Organization 1991-2001
International Society for Heart Transplantation 1991-2001
International Transplant Nurses Society 1992-1995
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Previous Companies:

  • Via Christi Health
  • Mid America
  • Wichita Surgical Specialists

Previous Job Positions:

  • Nursing Director
  • Administrative Nursing Director
  • Director
  • Case Manager
  • Surgical Specialist


  • Southwestern University
  • Fort Hayes State University
  • Wesley School of Nursing

Level of Education:

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Nursing Diploma

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