independent nurse consultant long term care resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Registered Nurse eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of peer review and training in [Skill]. Excellent reputation for dedication, hard work resolving problems and project completion and positive outcomes.

  • Nursing Consultation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Healthcare Personnel Supervision
  • Healthcare Program Planning
  • Nursing Performance Assessment
  • Patient Care Assessment
Work History
Independent Nurse Consultant - Long Term Care Owensboro Medical Health System Greenville, KY,
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Evaluated patient histories, complaints and current symptoms.
  • Advocated for and strived to protect health, safety and rights of patient.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
Independent RN Nurse Consultant

Nurse Consulting Services - Mabelvale, ARApril 1999 to June 2007

  • Provided Nurse Consulting services to the Nursing Departments of 9-12 Long Term Care Facilities for Independent and Corporate ownership to ensure compliance with State Regulatory, HCFA requirements and professional standards of care.
  • Conducted on-site compliance visits to ascertain the current status of patient care, patient records, nursing documentation such as Physician's orders, care plans MDS Assessments & lab work.
  • Developed, reviewed and revised policies and procedures for Directors of Nursing and Nursing Departments.
  • Observed & evaluated nursing performance, meal service, infection control procedures, routine medical care, wound care, trache care, tube-feedings, medication passes, wound care, physical/manual transfers, rehabilitative care, dietary services, as well as the physical plant (building maintenance, housekeeping, fire/safety codes, etc.).
  • Audited human resource records, scheduling & staffing patterns, and ordering/receiving systems, identified deficient programs.
  • Developed corrective plans to correct deficient findings.
  • Provided training to direct care staff and Directors of Nursing.
  • Observed Quality Assurance, Care Planning, Fall/Accident, Infection Control, Safety and Weight/Skin Meetings to critique content, effectiveness and documentation.
  • Attended and managed on-site government inspections and assisted facilities with corrective actions, repair/replacement of systems, training, and monitoring of staff performance.
  • Devised and spearheaded implementation of plans of corrections in response to inspection citations.
  • Attended Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) proceedings at the State Survey Agency to challenge incorrect citations that were issued during regulatory inspections.
  • Monitored the status of the Physical Plant, Environmental Services, Dietary, Laundry & Social Departments, identified deficient areas, recommended corrective actions while maintaining a professional and respectful channel of communication with all facility management and direct-care staff.
10/1992 to 06/1995
Director of Nursing Rose Care, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with staff, management and external groups to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed rounds to observe care and interview staff, residents and families.
  • Established new policies and updated existing policies to improve standard of care for patients.
  • Developed positive employee relations, incentives and recognition programs to promote teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Evaluated work performance of [Number] nursing personnel to determine wage increases and implement discipline.
  • Participated in [Timeframe] management team meetings to discuss resident status, census changes and resident complaints or concerns.
  • Established and monitored infection control programs to provide safe, sanitary environment to prevent transmission of disease and infection.
  • Planned and assigned workload to [Number]-person nursing staff to direct patient care.
  • Prepared and reviewed infection control surveillance reports to identify trends and develop effective actions to control and prevent infections.
  • Identified department issues to recommend corrective actions.
  • Recruited and developed over [Number] quality individuals to develop accountable top quality staff.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all staff, providing direct supervision, ongoing staff development and continuing education to employees.
  • Developed and updated policies and procedures, maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and local, state and federal guidelines relating to HIPAA, benefits administration and general liability.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Recruited, hired and coached employees to offer high-quality, cost-effective care to all residents.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations.
  • Direct day-to-day administrative and operational functions for [Number]-bed facility, providing guidance and leadership to over [Number] employees across more than [Number] departments.
  • Created customized care plans, working with hospital staff and families to assess and meet individual needs.
  • Implemented successful healthcare program through professionalism, quality of care, medical teaching and patient satisfaction.
06/1993 to 05/1995
Utilization Review Nurse - LTC Nurse Reviewer State Of Arkansas - Office Of Long Term Care City, STATE,
Utilization Review Nurse (RN)

State of Arkansas - Office of Long Term Care -

Little Rock, AR May 1995 to December 1999

  • Served as the primary RN Reviewer through most of my tenure with the Office of Long Term Care.
  • Successfully obtained the Health Facility Surveyor Certification which was a condition of employment.
  • Reviewed Nursing Home inspection documentation from complaint, annual and re-visit surveys for existence of defensible regulatory and/or professional standard violations.
  • Determined if documentation supported a specific deficient practice, that adequate documentation was made to support cited deficiencies, that documents were appropriately completed, and that the State/Federal regulations were respected during the investigation.
  • Advised the Survey Team as necessary regarding statutory violations and appropriate citations, suggesting investigative techniques to gather accurate information, and recommending necessary documentation to support observations, record reviews and interviews.
  • Assigned scopes & severity ratings and recommending civil money penalties based on actual or potential outcome to the residents.
  • Reviewed and approved plans of corrections submitted by facilities and consulted with facility Administrators until an acceptable plan was submitted.
  • Conducted Informal Dispute Resolution hearings when facilities chose to dispute cited deficiencies.
  • Collaborated with the Manager of the Abuse and Neglect Unit & Attorney General's Office to assure that individuals found to have violated the rights of residents were appropriately penalized.
Expected in 05/1992 to to
Associate of Science: Nursing
University of Arkansas At Little Rock - Little Rock, AR

Health Facility Surveyor - Long Term Care

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School Attended

  • University of Arkansas At Little Rock

Job Titles Held:

  • Independent Nurse Consultant - Long Term Care
  • Director of Nursing
  • Utilization Review Nurse - LTC Nurse Reviewer


  • Associate of Science

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