Registered nurse with extensive experience in Maternal Child Health, gynecological and neonatal care in a hospital settings. Strong background in Insurance Utilization Review as well as counseling on Nurse Advice Line.
Building strong patient/family relationships
Proven patient evaluation/intervention skills
Recognized for problem resolution capability
Professional bedside manner
Strong clinical judgement
Excellent communication skills
Proven effective preceptor
Maternal Child Health Registered Nurse, 06/2003 to Current Sewickley Valleyl Hospital – Sewickely, Pa
Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal, obstetrical and gynecological patients.
Contact with community giving sibling classes and MCH unit tours.
Developed and implemented nursing care plans.
Delegated staff nurse duties.
Assisted doctors with cesarean sections and non-invasive procedures.
Utilization Review Nurse, 06/2000 Intracorp, a subsiderary of Cigna Insurance Company – Robinson, PA Received requests from hospitals and doctors offices for the precertification of Outpatient and inpatient procedures. Approved or denied requests based on the use of Interquol and Millman and Roberts guidelines and clinical knowledge gained through experience.
Received requests from hospitals for continued stay reviews regarding patients admissions. Approved or denied requests based on the use of Interquol and Millman and Roberts guidelines and clinical knowledge gained through experience.
Identified and referred non-comforming continued stays in the hospital for physician review.
Acted as preceptor and/or trainer for new hires for the three different computer software programs that was used for Utilization Reviews.
Maternal Child Health Registered Nurse, 05/1985 to 06/2000 Sewickley Vallely Hospital – Sewickley, PA Acted as Primary care nurse for Labor and Delivery patients including admissions, Iv starts,external continuous fetal heart rate monitoring and interpretation of fetal heart rate strips, placements of scalp electrodes for ,internal fetal monitoring and assessment, vaginal exams. Assisted mds with vaginal deliveries as well taking care of infant and mother during and after delivery. Scrubbed and circulated for c section deliveries as well as recovering patients from both vaginal and c section deliveries.
Duties also included the primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal, postpartum and gynecological patients.
Assisted with patient care in the pediatric unit as required.
Nursing Diploma, 1985 Sewickely Valley School of Nursing - Sewickley, PA