Support needs of my patients with unsurpassed clinical knowledge and interpersonal communication skills. Kentucky-licensed healthcare professional passionate about providing culturally-competent assistance to every patient. Excellent problem-solving, charting and quality assurance management skills.
Proven history of success in optimizing patient care as well-qualified and highly experienced Program Manager
. Minimize hospital stays through detailed focus on internal systems and individual patient needs.
Focused on boosting utilization and department operational efficiency.
I feel I have the experience and expertise suited the position of Contact Tracer and could be a asset for this most of important endeavor
Experienced Nurse with over 35 years of experience in nursing Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements.
Provide care and comfort for individuals facing end of life.
Responsible for pains and symptom management.
Identify patient and family needs., Partnered with Hosparus on patient progress, to determine best options for treatment
Educate and orient new employees and volunteers in care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
Developed the Palliative Care Program for Norton Hospital. Provided the point of access to palliative care services.
Performed the patients initial assessment: Communicated with the Palliative Care physician and with the referring physician as needed.
Identified patient and family needs, ensuring the provision of palliative care services and continuity of services with other providers during hospitalization and at discharge.
Tracked all outcomes and measures associated the Palliative Care Program as directed, trended and tracked all results and compared to quality benchmarks and financial targets .
Trained and mentored numerous Medical Students, Nursing , Social Work, and Chaplains students about Palliative Care
US Army Nurse Corp, LTC Colonel, mobilized for Operation Iraqis Freedom- Responsible for tracking soldiers who were returning from overseas deployment and experiencing emotional and psychological distress.
Initiated and created a patient referral system.
Gathered and recorded patient health information and data to assess, identify and provide mental assistance to soldiers .
Collaborated with soldiers and providers for care needs to determines priorities of care.
Served a total of 34 and a half years in Army Reserves ,
Positions held: Chief Nurse and Acting Commander for the 5010th USAR Army Hospital based at Bowman Field Retired in 2010
Minor in Psychology
Completed 12 hours towards Masters in Nursing Administration of Louisville
Honor Volunteer Bell Award 1992
Woman of the Year-Derby Chapter American Business Association 1992
louisville Defender Black Achiever Representing norton Health care 1993,2005
Norton Psychiatry Employee of the Year 1994, 2003
Norton health Care Nurse of the year 1995
Make a Difference award 2004,2005, 2006- Norton Health Care
Army Achievement mental 1985-1989-1991- 2005-2009
Meritorious Service Award Medal 2001,2006,2010
Have presented numerous Continuing Education Program on Mental Health Topics and Palliative Care
CPR Instructor (1982-2015)
Mentor University of Louisville for Minority Nursing Students
Cancer Tumor Board Committee Member 2004-2016
Norton health Care Ethics Board Member 2004-Present
Board Member Advisory Council Hosparus Of Louisville 2005 -2018
Board Member Pastoral Advisory Council Norton Health Care 2005-Present
Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care
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