Highly motivated, independent and self-directed registered nurse with extensive experience in neonatal medicine and bariatric surgery, and previous work experience in pharmaceutical sales.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skill. Possesses a deep understanding of clinical practice, protocols and guidelines, hospital hierarchy and demonstrated know-how to negotiate through bureaucracy to get things done. Especially gifted at working effectively with physicians and other clinicians to ensure best care and cost-efficient outcomes. Strong advocate for patient health, as evidenced through the effective authoring and delivering of educational seminars to hospital staffs and potential clients. Brings a wealth of self- confidence from track record of sustained success to every assignment.
Bariatric Coordinator, 01/2011
to Current Suburban Community Hospital – Norristown,
Oversee development and growth of hospital's new bariatric program; direct daily operations to meet clinical best practices and sustain high patient satisfaction.
Market program to perspective referring physician practices through formal presentations; promote and maintain relationships Coordinate all aspects of patient's care; solely responsible to make certain medical clearances have been secured and each patient is appropriately educated and emotionally prepared for surgery.
Conduct patient, staff and community focused teaching classes to promote thorough understanding of bariatric surgery; strong emphasis placed on nutrition and weight management.
Coordinate and facilitate bi-monthly patient support group meetings.
Chair monthly bariatric team committee meetings.
Resource to community seeking surgical/medical weight loss management.
Bariatric Coordinator, 01/2008
to 01/2010 Chestnut Hill Hospital – Philadelphia,
Assisted with development and growth of new bariatric program to meet clinical best practice.
Coordinated all aspects of patient care to assure successful surgical outcomes.
Staff Nurse, 01/1999
to 01/2008 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Chestnut Hill Healthcare – Philadelphia,
Assisted with development of hospital's new neonatal unit; solely responsible for development of NICU's policies and procedures.
Provided direct patient care and family-centered teaching for pre-term, term and critically ill infants.
Responsible for managing NICU and well-baby nursery supplies and nutritionals; worked closely with purchasing dept.
and product representatives.
Selected to represent unit on hospital's Nursing Leadership Committee.
Clinical Leader/Staff Nurse, 01/1978
to 01/1999 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, 01/1978
to 01/1981 Hospital of Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia,
Appointed clinical staff leader; responsible to oversee daily unit operations, orient new staff, provide educational in-services, conduct employee performance appraisals and monitor budgetary expenditures.
Primary caregiver for pre-term, term and critically ill neonates.
Participated in the stabilization and ambulance transport of infants from referring hospitals.
Staff nurse in the following units: Adult ICU, Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics.
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, 01/1990
to 01/1992 Princeton,
Marketed antihypertensive and antibiotic to select physicians practices in Philadelphia territory; assessed client needs; presented product updates accordingly Analyzed reports and data to focus sales efforts; identify and monitor competitive edge Promoted and nurtured relationships with clients and office staff Monitored and maintained sample inventories Work with team to implement brand strategies to ensure consistent marketing message.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing,
1983 Gwynedd-Mercy College - Gwynedd,
PA GPA: Magna Cum LaudeNursing Magna Cum Laude
Associate of Science: Nursing,
1978 Hahnemann University - Philadelphia,