Skilled and dedicated Nurse with more than 24 year's practical experience in in Geriatrics. In a variety of specialties home health care/hospice and Assisted living.
years of Administrative Management skills with a hands on approach.
skills; proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, outlook, Clinical Portal, Horizon Home Care, Sensys,
Kronos, and EPIC.
knowledge of the JACHO guidelines.
Central line monitoring and care
End of life Care
PleurX Drainage System
Excellent assessment skills
Successfully directs staff meetings
Hospice and palliative care experience
Dedicated hospice care provider
Thorough physical assessments
Proficient in Dementia Care
06/2012 to Current
Director of Resident Care ServicesBelmont Village – Carol Stream, Illinois
Responsible for overall leadership and management of the health and well being of the residents using a hands on approach.
Managed 140 residents, 12 nurses and 45 caregivers.
Provide clinical training to staff, nurses and residential aides.
Implemented psychotropic medication reduction process with a monthly review.
Performed admission assessments as part of the marketing team and developed a plan of care.
Handled and resolved issues to ensure harmonious relations between staff, physicians, residents and families.
06/2010 to 06/2012
Palliative Care and Hospice NurseCNS Home Health and Hospice – Carol Stream, IL
a case load for at home, facility –bound terminally ill patients.
of care to provide clients with highest level of comfort and quality of life.
Educate patients, families, and caregivers on medical choices and methodologies.
01/2003 to 01/2010
Residential Services SupervisorCNS Home Health and Hospice – Carol Stream, IL
Managed & played an integral part in the program development of the residential services program at 3 Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
Responsibilities included; scheduling, management of staff, marketing, policies and procedures, development of forms, assessments, coordination of services, liaison between MD's, wellness nurses, facilities and families, patient care, and manage the daily operations of this program.
Committee's involved in; medication reconciliation and falls prevention utilizing best practices.
01/2000 to 01/2010
Flu Shot CoordinatorCNS Home Health and Hospice – Carol Stream, IL
Responsible for the planning and development of over 150 flu clinics throughout the community and at facilities.
Included Budget, management of 30 staff members, scheduling, marketing and advertising, documentation, policies, procedures and education.
Member of the CDH flu advisory committee.
01/1999 to 01/2000
Intake CoordinatorCNS Home Health and Hospice – Carol Stream, IL
Liaison between MD's, discharge planners, patients, hospitals, staff RN's and insurance companies to facilitate a smooth transition into home care.
Involved with insurance verification, community awareness and education.
Implemented a patient calendar for scheduling agency wide & educated staff on use.
Delta task force (new computer software) responsible for learning, trouble shooting and educating staff.
01/1995 to 01/1999
Home Care Nurse Case Manager-Infusion and Wound Care TeamCNS Home Health and Hospice – Carol Stream, IL
Infusion Therapy and Wound care team.
Responsibilities: Coordinates and performs all aspects of skilled infusion nursing care for patients in the home setting.
Maintain central lines.
Assisted and inserted PICC lines, midlines, PIV and phlebotomy duties.
Active on the wound care team.
In addition to this I was involved with Staff development which included implementing and instructing a program for certification of TPN and ambulatory pumps to the staff RN's.
Developed patient education tools.
Reviewed and updated policies & procedures and educated staff on these changes.
A member of the CNS AIDS task force, Preceptor for new employees.
01/1995 to 01/1999
Home Care Field Nurse Infusion TherapistNorthwestern Home Health Care – Chicago, IL
Performed all aspects of skilled infusion nursing care for patients in the home setting.
Experience with oncology, transplants and AIDS.
Participated in various studies and precepted new employees.
Associate of Applied Science: Registered NurseCollege of Lake County - Grayslake, IL
instructor for both Theory & Clinical College of DuPage,
Glen Ellyn, IL2008
Assessment and Management Alzheimer's Association and
U of I