A full-time position in a growth oriented organization that would benefit from my experience as a Clinical Specialist in Oncology. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills Established strong collaborative relationship with oncology physicians and interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary team Multi-task oriented Proven leadership ability Experienced in planning and managing data for cancer screening programs Strong involvement with local social service and non-profit agencies Skilled in planning, implementation and administration of educational initiatives for staff Proven abilities in patient education Knowledgeable in planning and preparation for accrediting body surveys. Strong involvement with preparation and implementation of a nursing electronic medical record and computerized physician order entry. Experienced in coordinating and facilitating support groups Strong history of mentoring children and young adults.
Collaborated with administration and Home Health Hospice agency to initiate an Acute Care Inpatient Hospice Program.
Participated in a Lean Six Sigma process to decrease falls on one hospital unit * Collaborated with Oncology Pharmacist to develop standardized orders for chemotherapy.
Performed a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on Safe Administration of Chemotherapy.
Developed an algorithm for chemotherapy preparation and administration related to the safe administration initiative.
Active role in preparation for American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Survey and Accrediattion.
Develop and implement the Safe Medication Class for new hires and all hospital staff.
Develop and ensure competency for Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and general Medical-Surgical staff.
Developed research- based algorithm to facilitate appropriate discharge for patients with total hip and knee surgeries as member of Orthopedic Care Team.
Development of policy, procedure and protocols Chaired committee to develop and implement Electronic Plan of Care for hospitalized patients.
Coordinated and implemented three RN work stoppage plans to provide and insure competency of replacement nursing staff.
Provided hospital educational and administrative support during three work stoppages.
Clinical Services Preparation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Survey, Co- Chair, 2000.
Leader of administrative workgroup to develop written and oral presentation on topic of Coaching.
Developed comprehensive Pain Management Initiative to ensure compliance with Joint Commission Standards for Pain Management.
Perform detailed cost analyses.
Responsible for facilitating recruitment of nursing professionals and coordinating orientation period.
Co-authored hospitalwide Code of Conduct for Gender Relations in the Workplace.
Preceptor for Graduate Nursing Students.
Clinical Specialist04/1999 to Current Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Inc Barre General Hospital Campus – Wilkes-Barre,
Certified Facilitator of the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Administration Course.
Clinical Educator03/1994 to 04/1999
Develop, based upon ONS guidelines for education, and present chemotherapy course for inpatient staff, affiliates of Wyoming Valley Health Care System, and independent home health agencies.
Develop and present Oncology Core Curriculum for unit staff.
Provide continuing education and inservice offerings to oncology unit staff in order to ensure competency and quality of oncology nursing.
Provide education regarding oncology-related topics including pain management to hospital staff as requested.
Coordinate orientation of oncology staff.
Evaluate and provide feedback to unit manger regarding performance of unit staff.
Develop and maintain clinically related policies and procedures.
Provide counseling and teaching to oncology patients.
Developed research based acuity tool to quantitatively measure direct nursing care needs of the oncology patient in order to assess staffing patterns.
Coordinate quarterly cancer screening and maintain database.
Developed collaborative relationship with marketing department.
Staff Nurse08/1982 to 03/1994 R.N
Provide direct patient care to medical/surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation oncology patients.
Resource person for patients and families seeking oncology or chemotherapy information.
Serve as preceptor to graduate nurses and new staff members.
Designated charge person as requested.
Member of interdisciplinary Pain Management committee to develop standards for pain control.
Chairperson of Pain Management subcommittee for development of medical record pain assessment tool.
Participated in Breast Self-examination project in conjunction with Wilkes University in an effort to research prevention and detection practices among senior citizens.
Taught Breast Self-examination and benefits of mammography to women at senior citizens center.
Masters of Science degree: Nursing8 1999Wilkes University
Clinical Nurse Specialist:
Bachelor of Science Degree: Nursing Psychology5 1982Wilkes College
PA Nursing Psychology
Registered Nurse, Pennsylvania, 1982 - present Certification/ * Oncology Certified Nurse, 1992 - present Affiliation: * Oncology Nursing Society, 1993 - present Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, 1997 - present Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing, 1999 to 2004 Quality Work Group Education completed 12/94 Publications: * Preparing a Community Hospital to Meet 2001 Joint Commission Standards for Pain Management, Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Society of Pharmacists, co-author.
I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls Physician Executive Journal; Co uthor.
Safe Fall Committee, January 2013 to present Hospital Engagement Network Fall Prevention Project, committee member 2012 to present Palliative Care Committee, member, 2011 to 2013 Fall committee, member 2009 to Present Reduction of Central Line-related Blood Stream Infections committee, member 2009 to present Medication Reconciliation workgroup, chairperson 2001 Clinical Services Patient Safety Committee, member, 2001 to present Oncology Care Team Chair, 2001 to present Orthopedic Care Team, member, December 2000 - 2002 Participation: * Recruitment and Retention Committee, member, August 2000 to 2003 Patient Rights Brochure, Revision committee, member, March 2000 * Clinical Services Division Performance Improvement, Co-chair, January 2000 to present. JCAHO Continual Survey Readiness Team, member. 2000 - present. Safe Medication Use Subcommittee, member, September 2000 to 2012 Transfusion Committee, member, 1999 - prestent Pain Management Subcommittee, chairperson 1999 to 2004 Staff Orientation Task Force, Member, 1999 to 2002 Joint Commission for Accreditation Hospitals preparation team, co-chair Clinical Services Division, October 1999 - July 2000. Nursing Staff Education Committee, member 1998 * Task force to revise orientation and preceptor program, member 1998 Cancer Symposium Planning Committee, member 1997 - 2008 Policy and Procedure Committee, member 1997- present Committee to develop hospitalwide patient handbook, member 1997 Cancer Screening Sub-committee, coordinator and data manager, 1997 - present Biomedical Ethics Committee, member 1994 - present Clinical Value Analysis Committee, member 1994 - 1999 Cancer Care Committee, member 1994 - present Unit Quality Improvement Committee, representative 1993 Unit Quality Improvement Committee, coordinator 1994 - present Cancer Survivors Day Committee, member 1994 - 2005 Joint Practice Committee, member 1990 - 1994 New Employee Committee, chairperson, 1990 - 1991 Guest Relations Committee, member 1990 - 1991 Registered Nurse sub-section, member 1988-1989
administrative, administrative support, AmiPro 3.1, agency, benefits, Coaching, oral, Computer Hardware, counseling, database, Documentation, IBM compatible, Macintosh, marketing, Excel, Power Point, 2000, Windows 95, 98, Microsoft Word 4.0, Microsoft Word 6.0, Microsoft Works 4.5, Nursing, ONS, policies, protocols, quality, recruitment, research, Siemens, Six Sigma, staffing, teaching, written
Related Volunteered for Commonwealth Health Annual Mammothon, 2014 Board of Directors, Secretary for Friends of the Kinsgston Pool - 2011 to present. Education Ministry Team, Church of Christ Uniting, 2009 - 2011; 2014 - present Emergency Assistance Committee, Church of Christ Uniting, 2009 to 2011 Church School Teacher , Church of Christ Uniting, 2009 - present Provided Friends and Family CPR course to Church of Christ Unitig 2010 Girl Scout Assistant Leader, 2009, 2013 to present Girl Scout Leader 2010 to 2012 Children and Youth Services, Luzerne County, Foster Parent 2002 to 2003 American Cancer Pink Ribbon Ball, corporate sponsorship chairperson, 1999, 2000 Community * American Cancer Society Board of Governors - President , 2000 to 2004 American Cancer Society Board of Governors-Vice President, Income, 1999 to present Service: * American Cancer Society Board of Governors-Vice President, Patient Services 1997- present. American Cancer Society Unit delegate for Pennsylvania 1996 Professional Advisory Committee, Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurses Association, 1994 -2005 present American Cancer Society Board of Directors, member 1992 - present American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, chairperson 1992 Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, volunteer, 1980-1998 United Way, Loaned Executive, 1989 Junior League of Wilkes-Barre, member 1885 - present