Registered Nurse with 19 years of nursing experience which includes staff nursing in a fast paced acute care setting which specialized in the HF population where my skills continued to evolve as charge nurse and then assistant unit manager achieving clinical ladder and Med-Surgical certification along the way. Taking on new challenges as Director of clinical services in the home healthcare setting developing a new understanding of Medicare guidelines, gaining increased knowledge of insurance requirements, and leading a team through ACHC surveying process.
My responsibilities included:
+ Maintaining a high standard of care by keeping up to date on all changes implemented by Medicare through the home health care COPs
+ Develop and implement quality improvement plans to maintain a high standard of care
+ Oversee all nursing documentation through a QA process
+ Hire and train new nursing staff member
+ Develop new training material to educate staff members yearly and with changes being implemented
+ Chart auditing
+ Monthly staff meetings
+ Maintain HHC COPs to ensure positive survey outcomes
+ Oversee OASIS documentation submitted to the state
5 West RN Staff Position 200-2007
Responsibilities fulfilled during my position as a staff nurse was to coordinate and collaborate with the healthcare team to provide individualized care that supports, promotes, and restores the patient's health by using the nursing process. This care was delivered in both the medical surgical and telemetry areas which provided me the opportunity to acquire increased knowledge base in order to care for individuals with a different set of acute/chronic illnesses. These included: post MI, GI disorders, HF, DM, HTN, CKD, Angina, Cardiac catheterizations, pneumonia, and TIAs.
This position provided me with the opportunity to assist with TEEs, echocardiogramsn, and cardioversions. It also provided me with the ability to take a leadership role in the position of charge nurse which allowed me to take on a more supervisory role, preparing assignments, and organizing activities on the unit.
5 West RN Assistant Unit Manager
Responsibilities included coordinating and collaborating with the Unit Manager and staff members to ensure and promote a high standard of care through:
+ Completing yearly employee evaluations
+ Conducting Root Cause Analysis
+ Assisting with maintaining operational budgets
+ Attending/Participating on committees to promote evidence based practice changes in the nurse care delivery system
+ Disciplinary Actions
+ Organizing educational resources
+ Conduct and participate in staff meetings
Board Certified Medical-Surgical Nursing 2010-2015
Recognized for completing Clinical Ladder projects I, II, and III
Currently working towards obtaining HCS-D and COS-O certifications.
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