BJC HOSPICESt. Louis, MOTeam leader09/2010 to 09/2014
Assisted supervisors with the daily operations of the hospice department.
Processed initial plan of care treatments, processed new referrals, provided field training to home health aides and nurses, lead for Encore (software) support to the staff, phone triage & provided orientation to new hires.
Member of QI-ED committee.
COVENTRY HEALTH CARESt. Louis, MOCOSS Complex Case Manager03/2010 to 08/2010
Provided field & telephonic case management for members with chronic disease processes with an emphasis on.
disease & medication management.
Developed member case plans & attended weekly IDG meetings.
BJC HOSPICESt. Louis, MOHospice case manager01/2005 to 03/2010
Provided field case management for terminally ill patients and their family members with an emphasis on symptom management, promoting comfort, ordering of durable medical equipment, educating on disease process/progression, admissions for new hospice patients, initiated care plans, supervised home health aides, recertification & decertification processes, attended weekly IDG meeting, mentor.
for new nurses & super user for Encore/provided software support to staff.
THE SARAH COMMUNITYSt. Louis, MOClinical Service Coordinator12/2002 to 01/2005
Coordinated the electronic MDS & care plan process for all residents in the nursing home.
Managed the weekly IDG meeting, chairperson for the fall prevention & weight loss committees and assisted the director of nursing with the daily operations of the nursing department.
CLAYWEST SKILLED CARESt. Charles, MOInservice/MDS Coordinator12/2000 to 12/2002
Provided orientation to new employees, directed nursing inservices, administered employee vaccines and assisted with.
staff development & clinical training.
Initiated the electronic MDS & care plan process for all residents, performed.
nursing supervisory rounds, assisted charge nurses and participated in the on-call rotation.
ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITALSt. Louis, MONICU Staff nurse10/1999 to 02/2000
Provided nursing care for critically premature neonates.
Skills included: drawing blood gases, ventilator set up, CPAP,.
obtaining weights, IV access & administration, septic workups, NG tube insertion/removal, rounds with physicians,.
consulted with therapies, consulted with parents and prepared growing infants for discharge planning.
LUTHERAN SKILLED CARESt. Louis, MOAssistant Director of Nursing, Day Shift Supervisor, Medicare Charge Nurse12/1996 to 10/1999
ADON-responsible for the daily operations of the nursing department, nursing rounds, instructed staff on regulatory changes, nursing rounds, trained staff for state surveys, attended QA & Medicare meetings and other duties as assigned.
Day Shift Supervisor-daily staffing of the nursing department, completed employee incident reports, weekly rounds with medical director, liaison for hospital case managers and processed employee evaluations.
Medicare charge nurse-responsible for the daily nursing flow/assignments of the Medicare unit, consulted with PT,OT,ST, attended weekly care plan meeting and provided relief to day shift supervisor.
Education and Training
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:Nursing1994Maryville University, St. Louis, MONursing
BACHELOR OF ARTS:PSYCHOLOGY/PRE MED1985Washington University, St. Louis, MOPSYCHOLOGY/PRE MED
drawing blood, budgeting, Care planning, Case management, counseling, discharge planning, documentation, Emergency Preparedness, GroupWise, home health aides, Hospice, director, medication management, meetings, mentor, access, Excel, Sharepoint, Microsoft Word, nursing, nursing home, Patient advocacy, processes, coding, QA, staff development, Staffing, Supervisor, Supervisory, surveys, software support, plan of care, phone triage, vaccines