Registered Nurse with 9+ years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Compassionate Hospice Case Manager experienced with providing direct in-home care to terminal patients.
Strong clinical judgment
Acute care expertise
Palliative care awareness
Professional bedside manner
Disease prevention and intervention specialist
Resource management expertise
Hospice and palliative care experience
09/2015 to Current
Hospice RN Case ManagerAmedisys Hospice – Jeffersonville, IN
Collaborate with the attending physician, patients and their families, and other members of the patient care team to coordinate, provide and maintain continuity of patient care.
Assess, monitor, document and report progress of patient's health and condition using required documents, reports and established timelines.
Complete an updated Plan of Care according to state regulation and communicates changes to attending physician, hospice staff, and others providing patient care.
Provide supervision and evaluation of aides and licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses.
12/2011 to 07/2012
Med Surg RNFloyd Memeorial Hospital – New Albany, IN
Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Closely monitored acute conditions.
Ensured HIPAA compliance.
Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
01/2006 to 09/2011
Assistant Director of Nursing Trilogy Health Services – Nobelsville, IN
Confidently managed the overall operation of nursing services and patient care, including financial management, quality assurance, patient care, safety risk management, teammate satisfaction, quality index scores and facility maintenance.
Educated staff on state and federal statutes, rules and regulations governing home care services.
Coordinated nursing department activities to ensure availability of appropriate clinical and support staff for resident care.
Investigated and reported issues relating to patient care or conditions that might hinder patient well-being.
Encouraged creative thinking, problem solving, and empowerment as part of the facility management group to improve morale and teamwork.
Closely collaborated with management team to make necessary improvements and satisfy resident needs.
Monitored Infection Control and Critical Incidents, Risk Management and Quality Improvement plans.
Associate of Science: Nursing Galen College of Nursing - Louisville, KY