Seasoned RN Case Manager offering 13 years of planning, assessing and reporting experience with terminally ill clients. Proficient in documentation and compliance management. Skilled at correctly assessing when to escalate patient care needs. Dedicated Hospice Nurse with clinical practicum experience and passion for delivering quality healthcare. Skilled at establishing care plans and educating patients and families. Offering caring bedside manner, patient-centric focus and expertise in Hospice Criteria Guidelines, admitting and discharge management.
My 10 years as a CNA prior to nursing school, and privilege to work as a Travel Nurse for 8 yrs from Med/Surge, Ortho/Neuro, Oncology settings in ME, CA, CO, TX, FL has benefited in my education as a registered nurse. My true passion has been with hospice over the past 13 yrs.
I love to teach, share my knowledge with others as well as being open to learn more skills throughout my journey as a nurse.
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RN Case Manager to collaborate with IDG members and clients/families in their homes; nursing homes thru end of life care. Assisted client/family in development of care plan, symptom management to maintain comfort; quality of life. Provided education on terminal illness, end of life process, provided emotional support to client/family. Implemented role of Medical Social Worker, HCA, Chaplain and Volunteer support as indicated, and as client/family would accept. Collaboration was required with community medical team along with hospice medical director throughout the client care. Contacting funeral home at time of death and providing post mortem care, emotional support to family. Education verbally and demonstration of med administration via Oral, PICC, PORT, Macey Catheter, Rectal means as well as maintained the devices. Electronic records kept using Casamba on toughbook. Most recently changed to Brightree/Matrix via iPad.
RN case manager for terminally ill in their homes. Education, emotional support provided re: how to manage care, symptom management of the terminal ill client for quality of life, peaceful death in their home setting. Collaboration done with the IDT members, assisted with implementing HCA, Medical Social Worker, Chaplain, Volunteer and at times set up Continuous Care (24/7 staff in the home). GSH medical team managed pt needs vs community medical team. Education verbal and demonstration of medication/administration, was responsible to maintain lines (PICC, PORT, SC). Paper charting was converted to Electronic records within the first year of employment with GSH.
RN/Charge Nurse on Oncology Unit.
Worked on unit with 5-6 clients on Med/Surge Oncology Unit with the charge nurse role of setting up shift assignments, collaborating with ED for bed placements, being accessible to assist colleagues with intervention/symptom management of their assigned clients, collaboration with supervisors with assignment change needs (floating staff to another floor). Starting, ending, monitoring of chemo infusion. Access/de-access of port. Lab draws from Port, PICC, Central Lines. Admit/discharge to/from floor. Collaboration with Medical team during rounds as well as during change in status.
Honored for multiple accolades sent to employers by families and piers
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