Registered nurse with twenty three years of experience. Seven years of direct patient care; including the emergency department and burn clinic, six years of nurse case management and ten years as a nurse administrator. Nursing focus has been on pediatrics.
Supervision and management of all staff; which includes RN's, LPN's, CNA's and administrative coordinator. Responsible for scheduling, evaluating and ensuring staff are working within the scope of their profession. Ensure the transportation team is functioning and appropriate to transport the children safely to and from the center. Budget management and review. Marketing to all current referral sources and recruitment of new referral sources. Admitting new clients and assessing children for continual eligibility of the program. Hands on experience with apnea monitors, tube feedings, tracheostomy care, wound and dressing care, etc. Submits monthly deliverables to corporate office. Annual evaluations of all staff. General oversight.
Direct Supervision for the WATCH Primary Care, Medical Foster Care and Foster Care programs. Manage all nurse care coordinators, social worker and clerical staff involved. Responsible for measures and standards that are submitted monthly and quarterly to the state. Coordinate with the Business Manager to ensure all financial reports are submitted on time and are accurate. Network with community partners to maintain good standing. Liaison with Children's Medical Services to ensure services are available and provided for our patients. Member of the WATCH Board of Directors; schedule bi annual meetings, complete the agenda and minutes. Point of contact regarding all audits and contract management.
Care Coordinator for over 200 patients. Refer to community services, assist in payment of services not covered by Medicaid, etc. Assisted with the implementation of the medical home project; which places nurses in the pediatrician office to provide care coordination to patients enrolled with Children's Medical Services.
Emergency Department. Duties included triage, clinical and trauma skills for the adult and pediatric patient.
Radiology Unit. Duties included pre-operative and post-operative care for the pediatric patient undergoing anesthesia for MRI and CT scans. Ensure appropriate consents are signed, child has had nothing to eat or drink, assess child and start I.V. Recovery protocol is taken from PACU- maintain airway, temperature, full set of vital signs every ten minutes, etc.
Care Coordinator/Nursing Supervisor/Healthy Steps Coordinator for the WATCH Program. Responsible for the direct supervision of the primary care nurses. Evaluate, schedule, orient as well as coordinate care for 297 patients, some of which had special needs. Also worked with a local pediatrician twice a month as the coordinator for the Healthy Steps initiative. This included well care visits, anticipatory guidance and developmental screens for children enrolled with Children Medical Services ages 0-3yrs.
Duties included pre-op care for the adult patient. Starting I.V's, EKG's, sedation medications, informed consent, etc.
Emergency Department. Duties included triage, clinical and trauma skills in a self determined level II trauma facility. Also worked with the transport team and was the day orientation nurse.
Cystic Fibrosis and Infectious Disease Unit. Duties included the direct care of patients with infectious illnesses; including HIV, RSV, Rotovirus and other seasonal illnesses. Also the direct care for patients diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
Medical/Surgical/Burn Unit. Duties included the direct care of pediatric patients in the burn unit and the medical/surgical needs of patients ages 0-4 yrs.
Medical/Surgical/Oncology Unit. Duties included care of the adult patient with any medical illness, pre-operative and post-operative care and the care of the Oncology patient.
Registered nurse- license expires July 31, 2016
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