I I have 15 years experience working in Skilled Nursing Facilities, my experience in this setting ranged from being a Staff nurse working directly with patients, Restorative Nursing working with Care Planning to improve the residents independence and working to prevent falls, weight loss, skin break down and ways to attempt to maintain the residents autonomy. I worked in the Acute Care Setting for 5 years with experience in Staff nursing for the acute care patients setting mainly with Surgical and Orthopedic patients in this setting, I moved to discharge planning and then to Case Management/Utilization Review. I have been with Home Health for nine years with one of those years working with Hospice as a Care Transition Coordinator.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Communicating with Case Managers and Discharge Planners in Hospitals and Rehabs to transition patients that are going home with home health care services to make a smooth transition home. Coordinating care including obtaining Physician orders for the care the patient needs, getting the orders signed, ordering equipment, ordering Intravenous infusions, Tube feeding supplements and supplies, and any needs the patient, family and or referral sources may need to expedite the transfer home. Educating patients and family on what to expect from the services they are about to receive and following up to make sure that transition was pleasant experience.
Educating the community on Hospice services and election of the hospice benefit. Public speaking to Senior Citizen Centers, Church organizations, Skilled Nursing Facility staff, Assisted Living Staff members and Hospital Staff meetings. Speaking to family members in the difficult times of need for hospice care to their family members.
Establishing and managing accounts needs for home health services, assisting with patients need with the transition from hospital to home.
I started at the hospital working as a staff nurse on the Surgery floor providing post operative care for various surgical procedures, transferred to Orthopedic floor for after care of Orthopedic patients. I was asked by the Director of Nurses Marye Elliott RN DON to work for her doing discharges educating the patients at discharge on any medication changes that may have occurred during the hospital stay or any new diagnosis they may have been diagnosed with on that hospital stay through out the hospital. Director of Case Management Department offered me a position in Case Management doing Utilization Review and Discharge Planning on Acute Care patients on the Surgery Floor, Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Care Unit. I transferred to Medical/Surgical unit Case Manager and finally to Orthopedic floor Case Manager
I worked as an LPN under the direction of a RN
I worked the Medicare/ Rehab floor as a floor nurse.
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