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Professional Summary

Elaine Pardi has a background in both the Medical Field and Public Relation. These two different professional have allowed her to blend her expertise into her current role as a Consultant to guide individuals and business in to new directions of growth and development.

Skills
  • Market research
  • Strategic planning
  • Data analysis
  • Results-oriented
  • Team player
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • Business process improvement
  • Event planning
  • Strong problem solver
  • Project planning
  • Public relations background
  • Canon Mark II proficient
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Volunteer management
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Staff management
  • Brand development
Work History
February 2016-Current Independent Consultant | Self | Rochester, MN
  • Designed and implemented strategic business plan objectives
  • Collaborated with production team to coordinate advertisements and promotions
  • Raised brand awareness through consistent marketing efforts and product campaign launches
  • Assisted in Developed innovative marketing and PR strategies
  • Collaborated with external PR firms, as well as internal sales and marketing managers, to determine branding, product positioning and media messages
  • Wrote press materials and made presentations to media representatives
  • Consulted with advertising agencies to arrange promotional campaigns in all types of media
  • Assisted in Video and Photography campaigns for businesses
  • Worked with Non-Profit and For-Profit Businesses
  • Event Management
  • Certified Fascinate Advisor April 2018
  • Development and Creator of the Client Care Plan
  • LinkedIn Local Host Rochester MN
  • Researched the latest market trends to provide current knowledge to clients
  • Edited, toned, captioned and uploaded photographs for news publications
  • Defined and recommended detailed solutions to capture images
  • Photographed high-quality images for both print and internet distribution
January 2011-January 2016 Project Manager | Encore Public Relations | Rochester, MN
  • Assisted in designed and implemented strategic business plan objectives
  • Collaborated with the production team to coordinate advertisements and promotions
  • Created messages, position statements and other corporate communications based on the company's objectives
  • Raised brand awareness through consistent marketing efforts and product campaign launches
  • Assisted in edited articles, web content, advertising copy, periodicals and publications for internal and external audiences
  • Collaborated with internal sales and marketing managers, to determine branding, product positioning, and media messages
  • Planned and organized seminars, meetings and retreats
  • Assisted in Video and Photography campaigns for businesses
  • Worked with Non-Profit and For-Profit Businesses
  • Conducted market analysis and monitored competitive activity
  • Held to pre-determined schedules and worked with subcontractors to cut costs and complete projects on time and under budget
  • Developed long-term business strategy by using customer feedback to identify necessary process improvements
August 1996-June 2003 Registered Nurse | Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus | Rochester, MN
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing the standard of care and best practices
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care
  • Managed nurses and nursing activities in-bed hospital by providing comprehensive nursing guidance and maintaining outstanding patient satisfaction and care standards
July 1995-June 1996 Registered Nurse | Columbia Medical Center Phoenix | Phoenix, Arizona
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion
  • Oversaw work of nursing student technicians and externs to educate on proper procedures and how to prioritize care tasks
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Evaluated healthcare needs, goals for treatment and available resources of each patient and connected to optimal providers and care
  • Reviewed post-operative orders and continuously monitored patients' post-operative vitals, set up PCA and fluids and oriented patients to unit to achieve optimal outcomes
June 1992-June 1995 Day Assistant Nurse Manager | The Genesee Hospital | Rochester , New York
  • Investigated and independently resolved complaints from staff, physicians and patients by leveraging clinical judgment and unit management expertise
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Conducted patient assessments and developed treatment plans
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes
  • Managed 40 nurses in Medical Surg unit handling needs of GI patients
  • Oversaw and managed 50 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining high level of staff morale and professionalism
  • Educated patients and answered questions about a health condition, prognosis, and treatment
  • Oversaw delivery of care for all patients on a 45-bed medical-surgical unit, providing direct care to up to 55 patients, delegating nursing assignments and the supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians and unit clerks
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify accuracy
Education
1990 Associate of Science: Nursing Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Volunteer Postions

Home and School President for Holy Spirit School.
Chair for the Preeclampsia Foundation Promise Walk ( 2 years)
Chair for the Lourdes Hearts Of Gold Gala (3 Years)
Lead For Seth's Dream Team Experience

Lead for Super Bowl Experience for Will
Catholic Charities Advancement Committee Member
President of the Alice Mayo Friendship Club
Lead Organizer for the LCO July Parade
Certified Therapy Dog with Seasons Hospice
Lead Photographer for the Rochester Row Team Regatta Event
Photographer for the Locks of Compassion

Photographer for National Philanthropy Day

Make a Wish Story of Lights Campaign~Rochester

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Skill Highlights
  • Discharge Planning
  • Patient DME coordination
  • Computer Skilled
  • Motivational Interviewing Skills
  • Patient  Advocacy
  • Interdisciplinary team experience 
Professional Experience
Care Manager 06/2017 to Current Humana Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Proactive telephonic outreach to Medicare population 
  • Mentor members to find their motivation for healthy behaviors. 
  • Research and coordinate appropriate outpatient or home care services.  
  • Assess and educate for health screenings / Assist with referrals / Collaborate with physician offices 
  • Reconcile medication regime
  • Provide health education using written materials or web based sites. 
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams for member health/pharmacy benefit understanding and utilization.
  • Verify hospital discharge plan of care is in place and/or assist to remove barriers.
Nurse Case Manager 07/2003 to 02/2017 Aetna, Inc Tampa, FL
  • Telephonic case manager for fully and self-insured health plans.
  • Developed individual care plans with each member that identified, assessed and evaluated the psychosocial and physical factors that could impact member's care.
  • Coordinated and arranged health care service delivery in the most appropriate level of care setting.
  • Performed utilization review for inpatient SNF Rehabilitation and Hospice.
  • Facilitated and assisted with team development of an individual's care plan.
  • Assessed members' needs for pre-admission and post-discharge support, including durable medical equipment (DME), behavioral health support, pain management and medication compliance.
  • Promoted communication, access to health care resources and appropriate utilization of health care services among member, family and health care team members.
  • Coordinated air/land ambulance transportation between acute care settings, and communicated lodging information to members for out-of-area health travel.
  • Identified opportunities for members to utilize participating providers and services.


Previous clinical experience includes Registered Nurse at Morton Plant Hospital; specializing in Oncology and Wound Care Nursing. Also held positions of -  Managed Care Nurse, Home Care Coordinator, Infusion Nurse and Nursing Supervisor with BayCare Home Care/ BayCare Managed Care and Private practice Clinic Nurse with Cancer Care Associates.

Education and Training
Associate of Science: Nursing St. Petersburg College Clearwater, FL, USA
Certifications and Licenses
Multistate Registered Nurse; License RN 1571892
Certified Case Manager by Commission for Case Manager Certification; License 79007
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Professional Summary

I am a dedicated and skilled licensed vocational nurse with a broad range of healthcare experience in the acute , long term acute care, and sub acute setting. I am looking to broaden my skills in the case management and utilization review role.

Skills
  • Discharge planning experience in an acute setting
  • Patient/family focused
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  • Problem resolution capability
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
  • Knowledgable and capable to manage 100 patients in a sub acute setting
  • Vast knowledge in dealing with different insurances and different managed health care plans
  • InterQual experience
  • Screening clients for healthcare needs, and developing a patient/family focused care management plan
Work History
LVN Case Manager, 03/2018 to Current
Providence Health Torrance / San Pedro, CA
  • Managed 50-100 patients in the sub acute setting
  • Submit Medi-Cal long term care TAR's and managed m/cal authorization requests in a timely manner to avoid any lapse in coverage
  • Responsible for maintaining a system to keep all skilled authorizations current by submitting clinical information and communicating with the assigned case manager at the health plan and/or IPA
  • Obtain ancillary authorizations from various health plans and IPA's
  • Check and verify medi-cal eligibility monthly to confirm if there was any change in insurance
LVN Discharge Planner , 04/2013 to Current
PIH HealthWhittier, CA
  • Support the RN Case Manager and Clinical Social Worker to provide coordination and transition of care
  • Identify complex discharges upon admission. Conduct patient/family interview within 24-48 hours to gather information to assist RN with all initial assessments. Identify appropriate level of care such as long term acute care or skilled nursing, and consult with covering physician
  • Ensure all patients are discharged safely. This includes arranging follow up appointment with primary care physicians and specialists. Arrange outpatient referrals to the coumadin clinic, outpatient rehabilitation services, and ordering all necessary durable medical equipment prior to discharge. Responsible for obtaining prior authorization for medications when necessary
  • Assist RN case manager to complete milliman care guidelines, concurrent reviews to ensure patients meet criteria for continued stay
  • Initiate and arrange tertiary transfers. Also initiate acute lateral transfers for patients who are out of network, and need to be transferred to contracted facility
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team on a daily basis
  • Responsible for training and orienting newly hired staff members in the case management department
LVN Case Manager / LVN on Medical/Surgical unit, 03/2010 to 04/2013
Newport Specialty HospitalTustin, CA
  • Conduct patient interview to gather information to assist RN for initial assessment within 24 hours of admission
  • Proficient with InterQual to determine if intensity of service is appropriate for severity of illness, and complete InterQual concurrent reviews
  • Identifies patients that will require skilled placement, initiate the referral process, and follow up as needed
  • Identifies and records all information needed for initial review, and maintains a system of monitoring daily reviews
  • Perform clinical rounds on a daily basis with primary focus on quality of care
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders
  • Administered general care to patients, including recording of temperature and blood pressure, wound dressing, complex wound care, and tracheostomy care in a LTAC setting
  • Assisted patients with daily tasks, such as dressing, hygiene upkeep and movement throughout facility,
  • Monitored infection control procedures to ensure facility-wide health and safety
  • Charted changes in patient conditions and discussed concerns with supervising healthcare provider
Licensed Vocational Nurse, 01/2006 to 11/2012
Kindred Hospital Santa Ana , CA
  • Provided nursing care within the scope of licensure for assigned patients according to the established nursing standards and hospital policies and procedures
  • Administered mediations, performed treatments and patient care as prescribed by the physician. I worked in the intensive care unit at Kindred Hospital, and also worked as the wound care/treatment nurse
  • Observed patients for symptoms, reactions, and changes in the patient's condition, and report any changes to the registered nurse and physician
  • Assist with the rehabilitation and treatment of patients in accordance with the medical plan of care, updates and revises plan of care under the supervision of a registered nurse
  • Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, performed a wide range of technical and skilled nursing duties and patient care activities within the scope of practice of licensed vocational nurse
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare team plan and implement effective treatment plans
  • Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders including oral medications. enteral feedings, intramuscular injections, subcutaneous injections, and managed PEG tubes as ordered by the physician
  • Addressed patient care needs, collected vitals, dressed wounds and managed catheters
Education
vocational nursing: vocational nursing, 2004
Concorde Career College - Garden Grove - Garden Grove, CA
Associate of Arts: English Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus - Hurst, TX
High School Diploma: General Studies, 1997
Grapevine High School - Grapevine, TX
Certifications
Licensed Vocational Nurse in California License number 214932
Intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal certified
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Professional Summary
  • Expansive clinical experience within the healthcare industry, with particular focus on developing relationships to influence positive change
  • Committed to improving patient outcomes through beneficial education and support
  • Consistently rewarded for exceeding project goals through methodical and strategic planning
Experience
Patient Diagnosis Liaison, 06/2019 Current Ultragenyx/Amplity Orlando, FL
  • Assisting HCPs with rare disease education and diagnostic testing
  • Encouraging correct identification and early diagnosis for optimal patient outcomes
  • Strategically managing territory to maximize reach of targeted HCPs
  • Collaborating with commercial counterparts to effectively reduce time from identification to treatment option
Specialty Biologics Educator, 03/2018 06/2019 GSK/Syneos Health Orlando, FL
  • Supported HCPs in correct identification and use of targeted therapy and immunotherapy, in rare respiratory and autoimmune disease
  • Promoted safe use of intravenous/injectable products, (Nucala/Benlysta)
  • Increased patient understanding and adherence through individual/group patient educational sessions
  • Effective partnering with sales matrix to collaboratively target (pulmonology, allergy & rheumatology) specialties
  • Exceeded educational goals by 50%, achieving Aiming High Award, 2018 LOVE Award, 2019
Rare Disease/Oncology Educator, 04/2016 03/2018 Novartis/Syneos Health Orlando, FL
  • Educated multiple specialties to appropriately identify and treat genetic and metabolic rare diseases
  • Promoted safe use of injectable (Signifor, Sandostatin) and oral products (Afinitor, Zykadia,Tafinlar/Mekinist) to achieve biochemical control
  • Collaborated with sales counterparts to maximize effectiveness in targeted specialties, (neurology, nephrology, urology, endocrine, oncology & genetics)
  • Participated in product launch & support genetic testing, (ALK+, BRAF V600E+K) to better serve patients with NSCLC
Assistant Nurse Manager, 07/2013 04/2016 Adventist Health Systems Orlando, FL
  • Implemented a cost efficient plan to sustain the delivery of high quality care within Women's Health department
  • Successfully led a clinical team to adopt a patient centric focus
  • Initiated change to improve standards of care and enhance employee engagement, consistently achieved high patient satisfaction scores 
  • Awarded Outstanding Performance Award, 2013
Clinical Nurse Educator, 03/2010 12/2010 Neurogesix/VMS Biomarketing Orlando, FL
  • Launched transdermal product for the management of neuropathic pain
  • Cultivated relationships with key HCPs to promote early identification and safe use of (Qutenza)
  • Partnered with sales team to better serve targeted accounts
  • Served as a point of contact and resource for continued support
Nephrology Nurse Specialist, 06/2004 12/2005 Orthobiotech/Innovex Los Angeles, CA
  • Leveraged relationships with key opinion leaders (nephrologists/rheumatologists) within assigned territory
  • Focused on improving outcomes and increased Procrit market share
  • Provided follow up to sustain utilization and expansion of key accounts
  • Engaged in community outreach programs to enhance disease awareness and education
  • Achieved Standard of Excellence Award
Clinical Sales/Support, 07/2002 06/2004 Hemametrics Los Angeles, CA
  • Evaluation of blood volume monitoring device in pre and post sale phase
  • Established solid relationships with key decision makers, facilitating sales of both medical device and disposables
  • Strategically planned for continued business growth and expansion
  • Demonstrated an increase in disposable sales and continued use of blood volume monitoring device
RN/Charge Nurse, 07/2001 06/2013 Providence Health System Santa Monica, CA
  • Coordinated work flow of Womens Health department
  • Achieved optimal productivity in alignment with financial rubric for cost effectiveness
  • Motivated and led clinical team to exceed expectations of populations served, consistently maintaining above standard patient satisfaction scoring
Education
American Sentinel University Aurora, CO, US Bachelor of Science Nursing

Summa Cum Laude

University of Teesside Teesside, County Durham, UK Nursing Nursing Diploma
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Summary

Motivated Registered Nurse with 24 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Recognized for assessing operational needs and developing solutions to save costs, improve revenues, and drive customer satisfaction. Resourceful and well-organized with excellent leadership and team building record. Looking for a position in a top-notch company with a commitment to innovative processes.

Skills
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Initiate interventions based on assessment
  • Loyal and collaborative team player
  • Productive and efficient work habits without supervision
  • Provide comprehensive education to patients, families and providers
  • Compression garment fitter
  • Knowledgeable in lymphedema identification and management
  • Proficient in tape measurements, perometry, and bioimpedence spectroscopy technology
Certifications

Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas

License number: 13-73673

Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri

License number:  48

Certified Lymphedema Therapist-Upper Extremity

Current BLS


Professional Experience
Clinical Nurse Coordinator-Lymphedema Prevention Clinic 07/2016 to Current The University of Kansas Health System Overland Park, KS

Provide education, comprehensive assessment, and measurements for surgery patients. Monitor for signs and symptoms of lymphedema and implement intervention for lymphedema management when needed. Fit patients for compression garments, perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage and kiniseo taping. Collaborate with physicians and ancillary departments for continuation of care. Network patients with community resources.

Clinical Nurse Coordinator-Breast Surgery 09/2010 to 07/2016 University of Kansas Hospital Westwood, KS

Coordinate and communicate patient appointments, testing and surgery/treatment plan. Communicate with patients regarding test. Liaison between in- and out-patient settings. Implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing interventions. Provide education to patients on surgery pre and post op, pathophysiology of cancer and treatment plan. Actively participate in quality improvement initiatives. Mentor and train new staff.

Clinic Exam Supervisor 06/2006 to 09/2010 The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS

Provide frontline leadership and supervision for cancer center exam. Direct customer service. Responsible for investigating and resolving client complaint/issues. Inspire subordinates to performance standards through
coaching and motivation in order to retain quality team members. Evaluate department effectiveness of compliance with TJC and OSHA guidelines. Train, supervise, educate and evaluate staff. Develop staffing
patterns, maximizing the efficiency to provide optimal customer satisfaction.

Clinical Nurse Manager 08/1998 to 05/2006 Stormont-Vail HealthCare Topeka, KS

Maintain, directly execute and oversee day to day operations in an ambulatory clinic setting for 15 providers and 35 nursing staff. Mentor and coach nursing staff, listening to concerns and providing counsel. Development of policy and procedures; participation on various committees to improve the productivity and financial viability of the clinic. Responsible for staffing, training, and evaluation of nursing staff. Set care standards to provide quality service for clients. Engage in quality control, reviewing charts for accuracy on a monthly basis. Maintain quality care systems, OSHA standards and HIPAA confidentiality. Organize department in accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide specified nursing services to meet legal, organizational and medical staff guidelines. Monitor budget, appropriateness of billing and coding practices. Develop staffing mixes appropriate to acuity of treatment.

Education and Training
Certification for Lymphedema Therapy 2016 Klose Training Lymphedema Certification St Louis, MO, USA
Bachelor of Science: Nursing 1995 Washburn University Topeka, KS, USA

Graduated Magna Cum Laude; member of Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Completed course work on the Dean's list of scholastic honors maintaining a GPA of 3.71

Pre Requisites for Nursing Curriculum 1993 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, USA

Dean's list of scholastic honors. Maintained GPA of 3.75 as a single parent of two young children.

Other Work History

Co-Owner-Production, Sales, Installation and Customer Service, 3/2012-present

Go Green Recycled Granite, Olathe, KS

Director of Home Health, 08/1997 to 07/1998

Heritage Homecare, Ulysses, KS

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Summary
10+ years nursing experience in medical/surgical, telemetry, post op, ICU.  For the last three years I have worked in an acute care drug and alcohol rehab while maintaining per diem in acute care to keep my skills current.
Skills
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Trained in in- and out-patient care
  • Wound cleaning/care expertise
  • Colostomy care familiarity
  • IV drug therapy management
  • Acute and rehabilitative care
  • Computerized charting specialist
  • Strong medical ethic
  • BAC screening/drug screen collection
  • Health and wellness expertise
  • Medication administration expert
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Experience
RN Sep 2018 to Current
Guthrie Corning Hospital: Emergency Room Corning, NY Provided patient care in a fast paced Emergency room. Coordinated care with Doctors, social workers and other offsite personnel.
RN Mar 2014 to Sep 2018
VA medical center Bath , NY Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
RN Sep 2010 to Current
Schuyler Hospital Montour Falls , NY Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
RN Nurse Manager Unit D Feb 2010 to Sep 2010
Absolute Care at Three Rivers Painted Post, ny Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Conducted screening, diagnostic treatment and rehabilitative and supportive services as the senior nurse on a primary health care team.
RN Jun 2007 to Feb 2010
St Joseph's Hospital Elmira , NY Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages. Tested glucose and administered injections. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all patients. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science, Nursing 2007 Corning Community College Corning, NY, USA Member of Phi Theta Kappa. Coursework in Acute Care Nursing and Diabetes Management.
Associate of Applied Science, Business Management 1989 Corning Community College Corning , NY, USA Minor in a accounting.
Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2007-present, Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 2014-present, Acute Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) Certification 2010-present.  Registered Nurse in the State of NY License number 593500-1
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Professional Summary
Registered Nurse at Eaton County Heath and Rehabilitation Services (ECHRS).  Proficient in nursing skills, patient care, as well as supervisory skills. Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Thirteen years total in nursing and patient care and 7 years as a supervisor.
Skills
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Hospice and palliative care experience
  • CPR certification
  • Diabetes, Hospice, and Stroke Patient Care
  • Patient evaluation/intervention
  •  Blood draws
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Patient/family focused
  • Competent in physical assessments
  • IV therapy comprehension
  • PICC lines
Work History
Charge Registered Nurse, 10/2017 to Current
Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services Charlotte, MI
  • Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared them for lab testing.
  • Examined patients and dispensed medications as needed.
  • Assisted patients with daily functions.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Chronic and acute patient care,  adeptly handling all treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring up to 16 patients per shift.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, COPD, CHF...
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Nurse Manager, 04/2010 to 10/2017
State of Michigan-Department of Corrections
  • State of Michigan-MDOC Jackson and Chelsea, MI Assign work schedules, following work requirements, to ensure number of nursing staff available for needs of the medical clinic.
  • Inspect work areas and operating equipment to ensure conformance to established standards in areas such as cleanliness or maintenance.
  • Observe and evaluate workers' appearance and performance to ensure quality service and compliance with specifications.
  • Train new staff in proper operational procedures and functions as well as the policies of the MDOC.
  • Meet with managers or other supervisory staff to stay informed of changes being made in the clinic.
  • Also working closely with the Medical Providers and involved in Case Management of the patients healthcare needs.
  • Inform nursing staff about interests or changes being made.
  • Resolve prisoner complaints regarding nursing performance or services rendered.
  • Take disciplinary action to address performance problems.
  • Participate in continuing education to stay abreast of the MDOC and BHCS trends and developments.
RN, 10/2008 to 04/2010
State of Michigan-MDOC Adrian, MI
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record prisoners medical information and vital signs.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat prisoners medical complaint.
  • Instruct prisoners such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in the correctional facility.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
RN, 12/2004 to 10/2008
St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center Toledo, OH
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients in urgent situations.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in the hospital.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
  • Inform physician of patient's condition and/or changes.
  • Observe new nurses or students and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2017
Chamberlain College of Nursing -
Associate of Science: RN, 2004
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio - Toledo, OH
Associate of Science: General studies for ADN, Lourdes College -
General Studies 
Additional Information
Very knowledgeable using the EMR, Nextgen and Point Click Care programs.  Proficient in nursing skills and patient care including wound care and dressing changes, IV infusions, blood draws, educating patient and families
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Professional Summary
Skills
Work History
May 2015-Current Registered Nurse Manager | Livingston HealthCare | Livingston, MT
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.
  • Effectively supervised [number] LVNs, NAs and non-clinical staff. Improved annual employee retention rate from [number] to [number] percent.
  • Increased unit productivity for a [number]-bed surgical unit.
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities (QIA's) to identify performance areas for improvement.
  • Strong leader for nursing personnel assigned to the unit/shift.
June 2014-May 2016 Registered Nurse | St. Vincent Healthcare | Billings, MT
Education
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Summary
Energetic, hardworking, patient-centered psychiatric registered nurse with 15 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and substance use disorders.  
Skills
  • Proficient in the care of mental health, substance use, pain, and methadone clients 
  • Skilled in conducting physical examinations and telemedicine assessments
  • Experienced in Pediatric, Adult, & Geriatric care 
  • Trained in in & outpatient care including correctional settings 
  • Accomplished in verbal deescalation and management of patient aggression SAMA, HWC 
  • Experienced in crisis management in both medical and mental health environments 
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office, Outlook 365
  • Proficient in multiple EHRs and automated medication delivery systems. 
Experience
Director Nursing Sep 2014 to Current
Prudent Opiate Practices and Psychological Services Austin, TX
Simultaneously serve as lead health care provider and office manager of a mutlidisciplinary, mutlisite, private practice. 
Supervise the medical facilities, staffing, financing, policymaking, and patient care delivery systems. 
Participate with community partners to provide treatment in underserved areas.  
Provide treatment and education to clients on detox and withdrawal, pain, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
Assess patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Nurse Manager Registered Nurse May 2013 to Sep 2014
Austin Oaks Hospital Austin, TX
Collaborates with Director of Nursing in the planning and development nursing care delivery models.
Collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team
Implements evidence based practices into nursing care models
Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.
Monitored unit budget to ensure financial objectives were met. Serves as a resource for all members of the interdisciplinary team
Role models the use of recovery and trauma informed care principles to manage psychiatric emergencies
Responsible for employee hiring, evaluation, training, and retention. Conducts nursing groups 
Health Services Supervisor Apr 2008 to May 2013
Travis County Juvenile Probation Department Austin, TX
Monitors the implementation and effectiveness of health services policies, procedures and programs
Assists in the development, implementation, monitoring and annual review of health care policies and procedures
Develops and facilitates working relationships with correctional personnel, nursing staff, contracted providers, and outside provider agencies
Monitors and evaluates  the services rendered by contract providers.
Ensures the communication of relevant information to correctional, judicial, and community resource providers.
Completes and submits daily, weekly, monthly and annual statistical reports.
Closely monitors all potential catastrophic illnesses and the use of available resources to maintain cost.
Evaluates and recommends methods of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, including pharmaceuticals 
Actively participates in programs which monitor quality improvement and infection control.
Nurse Manager Registered Nurse Sep 2001 to Apr 2008
Austin Oaks Hospital Austin, TX
Education and Training
Master of Science, Nursing 2018 Walden University Minneapolis, MN, United States
Bachelor of Science, Nursing 2013 University of Phoenix - Austin Campus Austin, TX, United States
Associate of Applied Science, Nursing 1997 Erie Community College South Campus Orchard Park, NY, United States