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Work History
Regional Nurse Manger, 01/2019 to Current
Advanced Correctional Healthcare Peoria, Illinois
  • Manages 4 site managers, 35 employees, 21 sites, 4 states, with a total of $ 3,000,000 in revenue
  • Assess, plan, and deliver nursing care to detained and committed.
  • Supervise other nursing and nursing paraprofessional personnel in patient care.
  • Interviews and hires staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion.
  • Conducts site visits, completing site review and documentation every 6 weeks for all assigned sites.
  • Conducts CQI meetings and completes documentation every 4 months or more often if required, for all assigned sites.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing work of subordinate employees.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through review of completed work assignments, work techniques and peer reviews.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to work.
  • Supervises and participates in provision of general nursing care services
Clinical Nurse Manager, 01/2018 to 12/2018
Caretenders Home Health Louisville, KY
  • Receives referrals and ensures appropriate clinician and|or therapist(s) assignments for timely patient evaluation by signing off after authorization and plotting start of care (SOC) visits
  • Ensures patient needs are continually assessed and care rendered is individualized to patient needs, appropriate and reasonable, meets home health eligibility criteria, and is in accordance to physician orders
  • Oversees and assures development, implementation, and updates to individualized patient plan of care, as appropriate
  • Manages and documents phone calls from physicians, clinicians, patients, referral sources, and communicates patient updates|new orders to clinicians. Uses coordination notes to document, as needed and appropriate
  • Reviews assessments and plans of care daily, per assigned workflow, and consults clinicians with recommendations, as appropriate
  • Coordinates all aspects of care with all disciplines, physicians, durable medical equipment providers, caregivers/family members, transferring facilities, and any other applicable healthcare providers
  • Follows-up on lab and other clinical diagnostic test, physician contact, and significant changes in patient condition to ensure adequate physician notification, follow-up, and needed plan of care modifications and communicates such to clinicians
  • Schedules, prepares for, facilitates, and documents case conference/SOC reports and facilitates effective exchange of information across disciplines especially with adverse findings, changes in patient condition, daily and urgent updates, as necessary
  • Assists clinicians in coordinating transfer and discharge of patients from agency services as indicated by physician
  • Receives report from field clinicians prior to scheduled days off on patient status and ongoing needs
  • Processes new orders and updates visit frequency, as appropriate, when on-call RN takes supplemental verbal orders which alter frequency going forward
  • Writes and processes orders when taking verbal orders directly from physician and communicates such to field clinicians
  • Reviews clinician visit notes weekly to ensure timely, complete, appropriate, and accurate submission of all documentation by field staff. Takes necessary action to correct adverse findings and communicates trending to branch manager
  • Reviews, evaluates, and supervises service delivery to ensure appropriateness of care and utilization of services, equipment, and supplies through activities such as random patient visits, medical record reviews and case conferences
  • Assists in orientation of new agency personnel
  • Provides direction and leadership to clinical team members in collaboration with branch director
  • Assures compliance with and ensures timely follow up on daily clinical and coding edits
  • Directs clinicians in utilizing best practice interventions when finalizing Plan of Care for all patients
  • Participates in on-call rotation
  • Follows-up with On-Call events daily
  • Receives report from weekend and after-hours clinicians admitting new patients
  • Directs team in adherence to and participates in Episode Management process
  • All other duties as assigned
Homecare And Hospice RN Float, 08/2015 to 02/2018
Mercy Health/Lourdes Hospital Paducah, KY

Provided coverage for 8 different positions between Homecare and Hospice, including taking Manager on-call duty biweekly.

Homecare Manager on-call

  • Responsible for all problems that occur after hours and on weekends for that week
  • Supervised and managed daily activities of clinical team consisting of nurses and support staff
  • Managed schedule, referrals, and any admissions for that week or over weekend
  • Managed all referrals
  • Took all calls regarding patient care, visits, scheduling new patients, and entering orders
  • Managed all referrals for Homecare through Lourdes
  • Managed all Lourdes Homecare and Hospice referrals
  • Reviewed all charts to ensure quality measures have been met
  • Reviewed coding on profile, Oasis visits , and 485 to ensure proper things have been documented for full reimbursement
  • Created Certificate of Terminal illness
  • Code chart to create Admission and Discharge forms that Medicare reviews for reimbursement
  • Manage all referrals that come in
  • Work with admission team to schedule admissions
  • Collect information to present to MD's
  • Facilitate all communication for admission team to follow for all new hospice patient's
  • Coordinate communication between Homecare and Hospice with 15-20 practitioners within Lourdes Medical Pavilion office building
  • Verify insurance on all potential and current patients to ensure proper payment and reimbursement
Emergency Room Registered Nurse, 10/2014 to 12/2016
Norton Brownsboro Hospital Louisville, KY
  • Managed care of 4 or more ED patients and oversaw LPN's and ED tech's
  • Assessed and initiated care under direction of MD based on acuity
  • Facilitated communication between physician and patient
  • Coordinated care between departments
  • Stared lines, obtained lab work, foley catheter insertion, NG tube placement, port access, assess effectiveness of treatment and recognition of change in condition
Registered Nurse - Bariatric Med/Surg, 06/2013 to 10/2014
Norton Suburban Hosptial Louisville, KY
  • Managed care of 4 to 6 patients on a daily basis
  • Oversaw nursing assistants assigned to team
  • Able to effectively communicate to physicians, management, nurses, peers, patient and their families
  • Highly organized, flexible, adaptable and ready for new challenges.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2013
Bellarmine University - Louisville, KY
Additional Information
  • COS-C (Clinical Oasis Specialist- Certified) since March 2018
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing RN License
  • Nominated for a Daisy award/Daisy Award runner up
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Staff training
  • Consistently meeting goals
  • Efficient multi-tasker
  • Strong conflict resolution ability
  • Employee scheduling
  • Strong Clinical Judgment
  • Strong patient evaluation/intervention skills
  • Culturally competent care
  • Patient and family advocacy

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Professional Summary
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator / Assisted Living Operator skilled at communicating, organizing and solving problems to raise the stature and rankings of health care facilities.
  • Budgeting proficiency
  • Analytical thinker
  • Accomplished leader
  • Savvy negotiator
  • Knowledge of Medicaid statutes and regulations
  • Program management
  • Hiring and recruitment knowledge
  • Process improvements
  • Persuasive communication style
  • Instructional design
Work History
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 06/2016 to 06/2017
Wilson Care & Rehabilitation Center 611 31st Street, Wilson, KS
  • Consistently complied with applicable laws and regulations and ensured facility adhered to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Educated staff on state and federal statutes, rules and regulations governing home care services.
  • Established and oversaw implementation of an effective budgeting and accounting system that improved efficiency and reduced costs.
  • Closely collaborated with management team to make necessary improvements and satisfy resident needs.
  • Participated in facility surveys and inspections made by authorized governmental agencies.
Interim-Executive Director, 05/2015 to 08/2015
WaterCrest Communities Andover, KS
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Encouraged creative thinking, problem solving, and empowerment as part of the facility management group to improve morale and teamwork.
  • Achieved high staff morale and retention through effective communication, prompt problem resolution, proactive supervisory practices and facilitating a proactive work environment.
  • Assisted in resolving and satisfying client requests and internal operational issues.
Administrator in Training, 02/2015 to 06/2016
Kansas Adult Care Executives Topeka, KS
  • Participated in facility surveys and inspections made by authorized governmental agencies.
  • Led clinical team in delivering care services that promoted optimal resident health.
  • Continually maintained and improved the company's reputation and positive image in the markets served.
  • Identified process improvements in the day-to-day functioning of the department.
Ambulatory Systems Analyst, 09/2013 to 02/2015
Salina Regional Health Center Salina, KS
  • Served as primary liaison between clinical operations, information technology and system users.
  • Facilitator and change agent in the design and implementation of new E.H.R applications.
  • Trained end-users on complex data systems and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Developed training materials and software applications.
  • Six Sigma Certified.

Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Aide, 07/2009 to 09/2013
Hospice Care of Kansas / Harden Hopsice Salina, KS
  • Assisted residents and families with end of life care, support, and education.
  • Provided care consistent with written instructions.
  • Assisted residents with ADL,s and comfort care.
  • Documented patient cares, conditions, progress and concerns.

Director, 01/2010 to 07/2013
Atkins & Associates Home Health, LLC Salina, KS
  • Led clinical team in delivering care services that promoted optimal resident health.
  • Investigated and reported issues relating to patient care or conditions that might hinder patient well-being.
  • Led the facility management staff and consultants in producing a business plan that focused on all aspects of facility operations, including setting priorities and job assignments.
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.

MBA: Finance, Current
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
Bachelor of Science: Healthcare Administration, 2014
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
Associate of Science: Business Management, 2011
Phoenix University - Phoenix, AZ
Certificate- Business Administration Technology: Business Technology, 2009
Salina Area Technical College - Salina, KS
  • Kansas Adult Care Executives ( KACE)
  • Kansas Health Care Association ( KHCA)
  • Hospice & Palliative Nursing Assistant (HPNA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Adult Care Home Administrator- Lic # 3755
  • Assisted Living Operator- Lic# 394
  • Certified Nurse Aide- Lic# 126963
  • Homehealth Aide- Lic# 126963



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Professional Summary
Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings. Mental Health Counselor specializing in pastoral counseling . Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.
Skill Highlights
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Specialized training in grief counseling
  • Family therapy aptitude
  • Family therapy background
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Quality management care team member
  • PTSD group specialist
  • Outreach programming specialist
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Suicide precautions expertise
  • Talent in community psychiatry
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 20 clients at any given time.  Successfully completed five quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).  Master's prepared and Doctoral candidate as a registered nurse ((RN).  Proven skills as a counselor and educator.  Fluent in Spanish.
Professional Experience
Home Care and addictions Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor 02/1989 to 01/1991 Hopedale Medical Comp[lex Hopedale, Illinois Casework as a pastoral counselor and Chaplain to home care and hospice clients as well as in residence older adult addiction rehabilitation clients.
Staff Pastoral Care Chaplain 10/1988 to 05/1996 St Francis Medical Center Peoria, Ill Ministered to the spiritual and mental health needs of assigned floors, attended all traumas and performed family crisis support and grief counseling in tandem with the hospital social workers.  Conducted religious services and lead funerals and memorial serviced in the medical center and community.  Participated in further training and continuing education (CPE).
02/1753 While in Illinois and then, Oregon, served as pastoral associate and deacon to several Roman Catholic Congregations/parishes as assigned by the bishops of those dioceses.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy, psych, educ 1971 St. Joseph College Renssaleer, Ind, USA
Master of Arts: Pasroral Ministry, Theology 1976 St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry Milwaukee, Wi, USA This is a Masters of Divinity Degree equivalent.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1996 St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria, Ill, USA
Master of Science: Nursing 2014 Ka[lan University Chicago, Ill, USA
Nursing Capella University Minneapolis, MN, USA Currently one course away from completion.

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Professional Summary
Collaborative team player with 10 years experience counseling and facilitating crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and life skills groups.  Driven to provide first-rate support for fast-paced operations. Works easily with individuals of all backgrounds.
  • Group Dynamics
  • Microsoft Excel expertise
  • Data Entry
  • Professional demeanor
  • Time management
  • Effective Team Leader
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Creative Problem Solver
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Critical thinking
Work History
Chaplain Assistant, 05/1998 to 08/2016
State of New York Ossining, NY

  • Dedicated Chaplain Clerk skilled at managing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Provided support to Chaplains during everyday activities, programs, and worship services.
  • Synchronized religious supports relating to each individual's faith claims.
  • Maintained the office filing system and retrieved material from files as requested.
  • Performed general office duties, including faxing, copying, scanning, and filing.
  • Conducted specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties.
  • Conducted Team Training for OIF/OEF (Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans) on how to work and partner with their service dogs using proper commands.
  • Conducted Aggression Replacement Training (ART).      
  • Conducted Alternative to Violence Training (AVP).
  • Conducted Community Preparation Training focusing on the insight and consequences of negative and positive behaviors.
  • Provided insight on the impact and relations to victims and community.
  • Discharge planning; focus on reentry, therapeutics, and planning for life outside of prison.
  • Provide assistance with annual Toy Drives with Plattsburg Elks Lodge. 
  • Driven to provide first-rate administrative support for fast-paced operations.
Bachelor of Science: Behavorial Science, 2009
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY

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