Texas State Board Certified Registered Nurse with over 24 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in acute care and home care settings. Proven leader effective at uniting and guiding interdisciplinary teams toward achieving patient care goals, improving satisfaction and supporting wide-spread healthcare system improvements. Focused on continuously advancing expertise in home health care while maintaining deficiency free surveys.
Caring, hardworking, and service-oriented leader that is motivated by the success of patient care, evidenced by patient satisfaction scores.
Dedicated nurse that not only manages the overall care for each patient, but also the daily operations and revenue of the branch.
Supervisor of all clinical and non clinical operations, personnel and office operations at local branch level as well as assist sister branches with operations.
Responsible for the daily operations of large home health agency to include, staffing of RN, LVN, PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP and non clinical staffing of office manager, medical records specialist, home health aide, human resource director.
Ensure patient visits are scheduled timely and efficiently, create on-call schedules for the agency, perform patient care visits and supervisory visits of employees.
Coordinate and evaluate interdisciplinary care for each patient.
Conduct staff meetings and engage employee participation in educational topics per CMS guidelines for documentation standards, infection control measures, emergency preparedness, disaster planning for branch, and safety standards for performing home visits in health care.
Perform competency evaluations at least on an annual basis for each employee.
Oversee the agency billing process to ensure each home health episode is billable and complete with necessary documentation.
Audit charts and educate on any deficiencies noted during auditing process and ensure corrections are made by staff members.
Assist State Surveyor with survey process.
Interview potential candidates for employment.
Counsel employees and implement action plans for success.
Perform administrative responsibilities, work closely with sales and marketing, maintain positive and strong relationships with referral sources and providers.
Perform educational sessions for community relationships to assist in the safety of residents and staff.
Effectively managed cardiology clinic as RN for Cardiologist. Duties included:
IV administration of chemical stress test medication
Monitoring patient's vital signs during chemical stress test
Performing and evaluation of EKG (12 lead)
Provide education to cardiac patients on medications, procedures, activity limitations, signs and symptoms of cardiac disease.
Assist Cardiologist in cardiac procedures in hospital setting.
Provide education to patients on pacemaker insertion and management.
Monitor and record patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
Active volunteer in the community: 2005-2020 West Texas Rehabilitation Summer Camp for Children.
Camp nurse responsibilities: administer medications, monitor juvenile diabetes, administer PEG feedings, perform urinary catheterization, assist in application of prosthesis, deliver first aide for minor injuries, ensure pediatric patients are well hydrated, safe, and most of all having fun each summer at camp. This is a volunteer position each summer that has been an absolute blessing.
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