Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with 15 years experience caring for geriatric and adult patients. Professional experience with patients in long term care, sub acute rehab, and community based practices. Additional experience providing direct in-home care and inpatient care to terminally ill hospice patients. I have been developing a palliative program to assist individuals with symptom management and goals of medical care decisions. Of note, I have been a registered nurse for 29 years.
ANCC Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
NBCHPN Certified Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse
Gerontological NP in the State of Delaware, License # LD0000106
Registered Nurse in the State of Delaware, License number # L1-0016904
Supervised and assisted Nurse Case Managers in the care of terminally ill patients. Direct in-home visits for acute management of difficult symptoms, patient and/or family crisis, patient and/or family counseling, and routine Medicare requirements. Assisted the Medical Director with management of patients in our in-patient unit. Development of a Palliative Care Program to advise persons with serious medical conditions of treatment options, goal direction and symptom management.
Clinical adviser to Nurse Practitioner students. Will be teaching Geriatric Assessment in the Fall of 2013.
Management of acute and chronic problems of persons in the long term care and sub acute rehabilitation setting. Key responsibilities included: medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care; communication with patients, families, and facility staff regarding complex medical and social issues; symptom management; and end of life care.
Collaboratively managed medical care of adult patients in a multi-physician practice. Acute and follow-up visits to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and plan care for the practice clients. Supervised office staff and managed clinical aspects of office.
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