Beverly Grier-Smith, BSN RN CNNe MSHCA


Contact Details



Beverly Grier-Smith
2504 Rock Creek Court, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Home (757) 366-4407, Pager (757) 475-3897, Voice Mail (757) 388-3978
Executive Summary ________________________________________
Healthcare professional with 36 years of nursing and supervisory/management experience. Solid knowledge of comprehensive nursing care. Reputation as a self-directed professional with superior problem solving, communication, and management skills. Clear awareness of diverse backgrounds and alert to widely varied patient needs and circumstances. Successful in managing time, prioritizing tasks, and organizing projects to improve the quality of patient care.

Professional Profile ________________________________________
Renal Dialysis, Medical Procedures Unit, Pain Program Director 1992 to Present
Sentara Healthcare (Sentara Bayside Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara VA. Beach General Hospital), Hampton Roads, VA - Supervise the Renal Dialysis (SBH.SLH,SNGH,SVBGH), Medical Procedures IV Support Unit (SLH), and Pain Resource Nurse Program (SLH). Administer fiscal operations, such as planning budgets, authorizing expenditures and coordinating financial reporting. Review analyze facility activities data to aid planning management and service utilization improvements. Inspect facilities for emergency readiness and compliance of access, safety, regulations and recommended building and equipment modifications. Recruit, hire, and evaluate the performance of clinical and non clinical staff. Establish work schedules and assignments for staff of 60 employees, according to workload, space and equipment availability. Alleviate pressures caused by staffing shortages.

Home Dialysis Programs Coordinator 1979 to 1992
Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk General Hospital), Norfolk, Virginia - Responsible for training non-clinical patients and their spouse or significant other to perform hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis in a home setting.
Fostered relationships with dialysis patients and their families. Reviewed plan of care and suggested changes based on feedback from Medical Director and patients.

Staff Development Coordinator 1977 to 1979
Sentara Healthcare (Leigh Dialysis Center), Norfolk, VA - Developed organizational policies and procedures and established evaluative and operational criteria for facility and medical unit. Coordinated activities of nursing, technical, clerical, service, and maintenance personnel at remote unit.

Staff/Charge Nurse (Medical Surgical & Cardiac Intensive Care Unit) 1971 to 1977
Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA - Acted as charge nurse; oversaw all nursing functions/activities, supervised 5 full-time staff members. Provided medical care to those in need including, but not limited to diabetes, cardiac, wound and palliative care. Fostered relationships with patients and their families.

Education ________________________________________
M.S., Healthcare Administration 2007
California College for Healthcare Science - Independence University, Salt Lake City, UT
B.S., Nursing 1993
Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Associate, Nursing 1971
Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
Affiliations ________________________________________
• Current President, American Nephrology Nurses Association
• Member, United Way of South Hampton Roads Minority Advisory Council
• Member, American Red Cross Diversity Task Force
• Member, American Red Cross Blood Services Board
• Former Chair, United Way Campaign - Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
• Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
• Member, Kappa Alpha Mu Honor Society

Licenses and Certifications ________________________________________
• Registered Nurse
• Certified Nephrology Nurse

Community Involvement ________________________________________
Volunteer Health Fair Coordinator
Brambleton Community Outreach Center, Norfolk, VA
Salvation Army, Suffolk, VA
Volunteer Reader
Children's Harbor Child Care Center, Chesapeake, VA