Detailed oriented Registered Nurse with strong clinical and communication skills demonstrated by 39 years of varied experience in health care.
Current position doing Medical Review for Medicare Part B payment claims, making medical review claim adjudication decisions, development of recommendations for further corrective action based on medical review findings, utilization of data analysis to review provider practices and identification of concerns, overpayment and need for corrective action, provision of education for providers subject to the medical review process utilizing CMS guidelines and local/national coverage determinations.
Performance of nursing duties in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital caring for critically and chronically ill patients on mechanical ventilation with multiple co-morbidities and severe non-healing wounds.
Nursing care in the Clinical Decision Unit with stabilization of patients prior to admission to the hospital or discharge, nursing care of Chest Pain Unit patients. Received the Nurse of the Year award for the department in 2012.
Supervision of regional infection control programs within the Department of Corrections, surveillance and containment of infectious outbreaks within the Department, establishment and review of performance standards, preparation of monthly reports related to institutional and statewide infection rates and the conduction of contact investigations with the Department of Health.
Medical and surgical nursing in a small community hospital in accordance with ANA, hospital and community standards as an adjunct to employment with the Department of Corrections.
Development and review of organizational policies and procedures, supervision and evaluation of 110 staff members, management of work schedules and staff assignments, preparation of facility program reports, staff recruitment, inspection of facility for emergency preparedness and provision of technical assistance to other agencies pertaining to medical, nursing and technical personnel within the health care facility.
Surveillance and containment of infectious disease, preparation of reports related to institutional infection rates and the conduction of institutional contact investigations at the facility under the direction of the Office of Health Services.
Patient care within a Crisis Stabilization Unit within the Department of Corrections.
Stabilization of trauma patients in an emergency room setting utilizing ACLS and PALS protocols.
Case management services to Medicare eligible homebound patients.
Pre-op and PACU nursing care for Ambulatory Surgical patients.
Office nurse duties in OB/GYN office.
Charge nurse duties on an LDRP unit. Developed a bereavement program for parents experiencing neonatal death, resulting in the presentation of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award for the state of Florida.
Labor/Delivery, GYN and Level II nursery patient care.
Major in Nursing
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
REGISTERED NURSE-STATE OF FLORIDA
EXPIRATION DATE 4/2016
BLS-BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
EXPIRATION DATE 12/2015
Health education, Infection control, eDOC imaging, HIMR, advanced computer skills
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