Intake Specialist, 10/2013 to 02/2014 SELFHELP PROJECT PILOT – NEW YORK, NY
Received and reviewed all referrals, entering the appropriate information into the patient * Processed referral intake data for patient admission * Assured patient appropriateness as per Selfhelp admission criteria * Interviewed patients for case management, homecare or entitlement services.
Staffing Coordinator, 03/2012 to 09/2012 PREMIER HOME HEALTH CARE – FORT LEE, NJ
Day- to- Day coordination and scheduling of field personnel.
Responsible for intake of cases from agency referral sources and placement of appropriate personnel for each case.
Interacts with agency contract and reports the name of agency field personnel who will be providing service to contract clients.
Reports replacement field personnel.
Implements Contract strategy with contract personnel.
Participates in case conferences and team meetings as required.
Interacts with contract clients and client families to ensure quality care and client satisfaction, in Accordance with HIPAA requirements.
Intake Coordinator, 01/2010 to 01/2011 VISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK – New York, NY
Intake Coordinator, 01/2010 to 01/2011 Visiting Nurse Service of New York – 1250 Broadway NY, NY
Responsible for building relationships, receiving referrals and reviewing patient information referred to VNSNY Home Care program to determine initial appropriateness of admission Promoted and fostered ongoing collaborative communication with institutional and VNSNY personnel to establish coordinated home care Facilitated the safe and timely transfer of patients from a hospital or skilled nursing facility to the care of the agency Obtained all insurance and managed care paperwork and pre-certification for treatments Research Interviewer (Per Diem) Interviewed patients according to the type of study that was being conducted Recorded interview responses thoroughly Questions included all clinical information about the patient (medications, nursing care and family support) Recreation Therapist (LTHHCP, Home Care Lombardi Dept.
Recreation Therapist, 01/2007 to 01/2010 Visiting Nurse Service of New York – 1200 Waters Pl Bx, NY 10461
Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated patient care programs through utilization of selected therapeutic recreation procedures Developed and modified recreation therapy programs relevant to patient needs and interests Conducted therapeutic activities on a homecare basis Engaged patients in Cognitive and Sensory Stimulation, Fitness, Music Therapy and Arts & Crafts Obtained needed equipment and supplies to conduct scheduled programs Wrote quarterly and annual progress notes Participated in (CCP) conferences and dealt tactfully with family members as well as formulate appropriate goals and approaches for patients Attended related in-service, seminars and conferences relating to the aging population.
Recreation Therapist, 01/1999 to 01/2007 MORNINGSIDE HOUSE – Bronx, NY
Assessed clients which included performing evaluations and the collection of background information.
Developed treatment plans based on evaluation findings, patient goals and other relevant information.
Implemented treatment activities, modified the plan based on response to the client performance and other factors.
Provided activities to stimulate cognition and reduce stress and anxiety such as, Modified Trivia, Cognitive Therapy, Fitness, Therapeutic Touch Massage, Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy and Outdoor Garden Walks.
Worked on a Hospice unit.
Master of Gerontology: Aging, 1 2007 The College of New Rochelle - New Rochelle, NY
Bachelor of Science: Recreation Education, 1 1997 Lehman College - Bronx, NY Recreation Education
BILINGUAL, ACCOMPLISHED, AND HIGHLY MOTIVATED PROFESSIONAL WITH OVER 13 YEARS OF UNYIELDING EXPERIENCE AS A HIGHLY ORGANIZED, INTAKE COORDINATOR AND RECREATION THERAPIST.
RECOGNIZED FOR PROFESSIONALISM, CREATIVITY, POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AND DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO WORK WITH CO-WORKERS AT ALL LEVELS.
Areas Of Expertise LTC/Home Care Geriatrics Hospice Staffing Coordination Evaluation of Patients Hospital/Healthcare Facilities Interviewing and Counseling Client Care Programs Managed Care 1:1 Patient Interaction Assist in Case Management Medical Terminology.
Certifications/Awards American Therapeutic Recreation Association Dementia Practice Guideline-2004-Present National Council for Therapeutic Recreation, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist-2000-Present Long Term Home Health Care Esprit Award for VNSNY-2009 Recipient of the Annual Chair's Luncheon Award-2002-2004 Metro Presidential Citation Award-2005 Ref Upon request