Compassionate and highly competent Master's Degree Nurse with 32 years of combined management, teaching and nursing experience. Dedicated to providing high-quality patient care with focus on safety and using evidence-based practices to improve treatment outcomes. Skilled in quickly building connections with patients to build trust and rapport in stressful situations. Well-versed in Joint Commission standards and typical hospital procedures focused on maximizing patient safety and maintaining strict cost controls. Highly organized and proactive in managing patient needs. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations specifically in psychiatric, behavior health and substance abuse populations. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare providers from multidisciplinary teams in order to manage patient care collaboratively to maintain best outcomes for the patient populations that we serve.
The DBH Program focuses exclusively on integrated behavioral health care, both in the clinical application of evidence-based techniques for integrated primary care (e.g., behavioral interventions that incorporate a therapeutic lifestyle change or incorporate a patient's medical condition) and the management of organizations that offer integrated behavioral health services (e.g., utilizing quality improvement strategies, cost containment and control).
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification. Have been trained and have been certified to train in the past.
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