Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience in home health/hospice. As a Case Manager providing patient-focused direct in-home care according to Medicare -Medicaid regulations. Continued skilled nursing care in patient's residence. Making sure patient and family are able to maintain care and make informed decisions about their care. Planning to continue education for a higher degree.
Registered Nurse in State of Illinois, Lic. #041.275571 (inactive)
Registered Nurse in State of Georgia, Lic. #232272
RN Case Manager03/2007 to 03/2012Advocate Home Care (Hospice)DownersGrove, IL
ELNEC, Caseload of 8 to 16 patients at times, seen wherever they resided.
Do admissions, pronouncements, on call duties, computerized charting, legal documentation, as power of attorney, living wills, DNRs, discharges
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
Consult and coordinate with healthcare team and primary care physicians to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care plans.
Oversee pain/symptom management, instruct/assist patient/family members coping with terminal diagnoses.
Assess and order medications, supplies, equipment as needed.
Partner with team to ensure overall well-being and safety of all patients.
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews.
Private Duty RN, Staffing02/2006 to 04/2007Maxim Health Care ServicesMatteson , IL
Pediatric care in homes. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Narrative charting.
Maintain patient charts and confidential files
Provide quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures
Monitor and maintain care of peg/J tubes, tracheostomy, feedings
Personal care needs
Staffing as needed for other different agencies as hospice, nursing homes, private duty, home health care
Visiting Nurse, Case Manager11/2004 to 02/2006Medical Professionals for Home Health CareChicago, IL
Deliver high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community
Perform all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments
Assist patients with multiple chronic diagnoses
Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management
Accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care
Visiting Nurse04/2002 to 10/2003Allcare Home Health CareLansing, IL
Daily to weekly home visits
Health assessments at senior housing, churches, community centers
Admission, Visiting Nurse12/2001 to 10/2004AnrexOak Park, IL
Daily to weekly progress visits
Coordination of care with therapies in home
Communicate with primary physicians
Admissions, recertifications, discharges
Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Nurse05/2001 to 03/2002Nurses on The Go Park Forest, IL
Maximized of operational efficiency of human resource, marketing
Maximized client satisfaction as staff nurse of a Medicare unit of over 30 patients on night shift according to facility policy
Maximized client satisfaction as Charge Nurse of night shift at facility even though I came from an agency
Visiting Nurse03/2000 to 07/2001A-One Home Health IncEvergreen Park, IL
Home visits, patient teaching, blood draws, diabetic monitoring,
Administrator, Director of Nursing, Consultant02/1998 to 03/1999Ashley Home Health CareChicago, IL
Established a home health care agency
Hired and assessed personnel
Developed policies and procedures for agency personnel, developed skill review for RNs, LPNs, CNAs
Admissions Nurse, Case Manager, Community Health Nurse, Private Duty05/1996 to 08/1997Nurse CoordinatorsLansing, IL
Mother and baby wellness visits, private duty.
One of nurses to use Oasis charting in developmental stage.
Staffing in county medical clinics, welcoming patients, triage nurse, assist doctors, scheduling, prepping patients for exam procedures.
Coordination of care with therapists, social workers, CNAs
Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse08/1994 to 01/1996McAllister's Nursing HomeTinley Park, IL
Oversaw skilled care unit with over 30 patients, led LPNs and CNAs
Effective policy and program development
Knowledge of ICD10 usage
Admission, Recertification, Discharge, all aspects of Oasis charting
ELNEC training (End Of Life Care)
Health, wellness physical exams
Narrative and Computerized charting
Skilled nursing care
Effective patient/family teaching
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Registered Nursing1992Prairie State CollegeChicago Heights, IL, USA
Trained in ELNEC
Trained to use OASIS charting during its developmental stage
High quality and compassionate treatment, team management, evaluation of patient care needs, prioritize treatments, strong assessment skills, accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, maintain patient charts and confidentiality, wound care, wound vac, pca pump, foley catheter insertion
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Companies Worked For:
Advocate Home Care (Hospice)
Maxim Health Care Services
Medical Professionals for Home Health Care
Allcare Home Health Care
Nurses on The Go
A-One Home Health Inc
Ashley Home Health Care
McAllister's Nursing Home
Prairie State College
Job Titles Held:
RN Case Manager
Private Duty RN, Staffing
Visiting Nurse, Case Manager
Admission, Visiting Nurse
Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Nurse
Administrator, Director of Nursing, Consultant
Admissions Nurse, Case Manager, Community Health Nurse, Private Duty
Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse
Associate of Science : Registered Nursing 1992
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