• I have more than 25 years of experience in healthcare in various capacities as a registered nurse and a physician. • I have experience working as an interdisciplinary care coordinator in sub-acute and long-term care • I am currently working as a nurse manager • I have experience in developing treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care and professional practice guidelines as a physician in my home country.
Nurse ManagerNov 2017 to Current The Manor, Centra-State Medical Center － Freehold, New Jersey
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Maintains nursing guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
Maintains nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measuring health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments.
Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff.
Completes patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff; following up on work results.
Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.
Provides information to patients and health care team by answering questions and requests.
Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by designing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals.
Protects patients and employees by developing and interpreting infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing.
Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records.
Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Nursing SupervisorNov 2016 to Oct 2017 St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center － Lawrenceville, New Jersey
ADMINISTRATIVE Supervises all employees working in the Center during the tour of duty.
Assumes leadership during any emergency hospital situation.
Acts as the Rapid Response person for staff and patient/family emergency concerns and/or situations.
Attends and actively participates in departmental and inter-departmental committees, when requested.
Conducts nursing employee evaluations as assigned: Measures performance of staff, ability to establish standards of care, standards of practice and completes and/or shares evaluation information with the DON/ADON.
Completes evaluations on assigned employees in a timely manner.
Counsels/disciplines employees professionally and objectively in a timely manner.
Promotes professional rehabilitation growth and development of nursing staff.
Demonstrates knowledge and skill in coordinating nursing staffing.
Is knowledgeable of the scope of practice of all nursing employees and overall staffing distribution; assignments are reflective of practice as defined by licensing and accrediting bodies and job descriptions.
Notifies Hospital Administration of emergency situations.
Assists in overall Center-wide performance improvement program by identifying, reporting and tracking problems and making recommendations to the appropriate Department Director.
Participates and completes Nursing QA as assigned.
CLINICAL Makes rounds to assess patient needs and staff performance in delivering rehabilitation and skilled nursing care.
Serves as a clinical resource person, patient advocate, and clinical role model of rehabilitation and skilled nursing for staff.
Responds to and provides direction in clinical emergency situations.
Completes the Code Critiques.
Acts as the Rapid Response person.
Acts as a resource person to other allied health professionals to interpret nursing and administrative policies and procedures.
Implements hospital policies pertaining to the safety of patients/residents, staff and visitors within the hospital environment.
Ensures that documentation by nursing staff is in accordance with performance improvement and legal standards.
Acts as pharmacy and purchasing liaison during assigned shift.
Lead/Senior MDS CoordinatorNov 2013 to Oct 2017 St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center － Lawrenceville, NJ
Coordinates and supervises overall care for sub acute and long term patients ensuring proper admission process and discharge planning are in place including education of patients and their families of their disease process and goals for their care.
Acts as a Liaison to the Interdisciplinary team Sets up communication process, including all staff involved in the MDS and care Planning Process.
Provides timely notification of admissions, discharges, financial class changes and scheduled care planning meetings for long term care patients.
Make sure that assessments are scheduled on time including proper review of RUGS and rates for clinical reimbursement.
Coordinates with the Director of Nursing in summarizing quality initiatives, performance improvement and quality measures.
Leads the facility in Joint Commission and Department of Health Survey.
Acts as as Clinical IT Coordinator and Trainor for electronic health record (PointClickCare) for St.
Lawrence and Morris Hall.
Perform as the senior MDS Coordinator directly supervising clinical reimbursement staff for proper reimbursement and accurate assessments for submission to CMS.
Education and Training
presentPeddie School － Hightstown, New JerseyActs as a resource person for employees. Assesses individual nursing staff member's level of expertise in nursing and reports findings to the Director of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing. Assists in promoting and providing unit staff development/education on assigned shift. Ensures self and staff attendance at mandatory and other nursing educational presentations. Works school nurse on a part time basis under direct supervision of the Director of Health Services by providing comprehensive health care to a diverse student body. Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Coordinator
April 2004MCU-Hospital Department of ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital and College of Medicine － Caloocan, Philippines
1999 February 1999ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital － Caloocan, PhilippinesAttended to all general ENT-Head and Neck Surgery patients in the out-patient department, emergency room and clinical division. Rotated on 24 hour duty every 2-3 days and act as senior house officer in rotation during senior year. Completed at least one approved research prior to completion of residency training program and presented to research committee. Assisted faculty consultants in giving lectures to the college of Medicine. Supervised junior and senior medical interns at the hospital during rotation in the department.
November 2013St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center － Lawrenceville, NJPerforms reviews, summarization, submission of MDS data as well as utilization review, quality assurance related to MDS data, facilitates care planning with the interdisciplinary team. Lead the facility in transitioning from MDS 2.0 to MDS 3.0. Created new forms for nursing documentation for better CMS and Department of Health regulations compliance. Lead and coordinated St. Lawrence ad Morris Hall in replacing MDS Accucare software to the web based PointClickCare software. MDS Coordinator
October 2010Merwick Care Center － Princeton, NJPerforms reviews, summarizations, submission of MDS data as well as utilization review, quality assurance related to MDS data, facilitates care planning with the interdisciplinary team
Support MDS Coordinator
Master of Science, Nursing - Family Nurse PractitionerDecember 2017Maryville University － St. Louis, MissouriNursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Science, Nursing2002Our Lady of Fatima University － Valenzuela, PhilippinesNursing
September 2006Staffing Remedies － West Orange, NJWorked as a full time travelling RN to whatever facility or hospital assigned to; with the flexibility to adapt immediately to various working environment including the following: medical-surgical unit, correctional, oncology, sub acute, long term care.
Physician Consultant- Department of ENT-HNS
April 2004Perlas Polyclinic and Specialist Center － Caloocan, PhilippinesWorked as ENT-HNS specialist by providing diagnosis, treatment and management for all general ENT and Head and Neck surgery patients. Gives lectures to outpatient clinic quarterly. Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly conferences.
Doctor of Medicine1992Manila Central University Hospital Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation － Caloocan, Philippines
Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology1988University of Santo Tomas － Manila, PhilippinesMedical Technology
care Planning, discharge planning, discharge plan, infection-control, medication administration, oncology, patient advocate, patient care, purchasing, Rehabilitation, repairs, scheduling, staff development, Surgery
Activities and Honors
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Upsilon Sigma Rho Medical Confraternity MCU-FDTMF- College of Medicine Caloocan City, Philippines Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Omicron Iota Chapter New Jersey State Nurses' Association
MCU-Hospital Department of ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital and College of Medicine
ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
Merwick Care Center
Our Lady of Fatima University
Perlas Polyclinic and Specialist Center
Manila Central University Hospital Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation
University of Santo Tomas
Job Titles Held:
Lead/Senior MDS Coordinator
present April 2004 1999 February 1999 November 2013 October 2010 Master of Science , Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner December 2017 Bachelor of Science , Nursing 2002 September 2006 April 2004 Doctor of Medicine 1992 Bachelor of Science , Medical Technology 1988
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