Clinical Nurse Manager - ( October 2006 - October 2013) Interim HealthCare Hospice, Greenville, South Carolina (USA) Responsible for the development, support and clinical management of The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team. This team consisted of a core group of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Social Workers, Spiritual Care Counselors (Chaplains), and Home Health Aides. Also included in the team, were Contract Staff such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Nutritionists. Together, this team developed, implemented, managed, and supported the individual Hospice care plan under the orders of the patient's physician and/or the Medical Director. Maintained and updated employee files to meet regulatory requirements and Policy standards. Collaborated with the Education Department to ensure all staff education, certification and licensure remained current. Structured, scheduled and facilitated the Interdisciplinary Group meeting. Collaborated with the Hospice Director for content and scheduling of Staff Meetings. Participated and contributed in company wide Clinical Operations Meetings.
Hospice Case Manager - ( January 2006 - Oct 2006) Interim HealthCare Hospice, Greenville, South Carolina (USA) Responsible for the Total Hospice Case Management of 15-21 at home patients including both children and adults. Provided scheduled and PRN in-home visits to assess patient and family status and progress toward individual goals. Rendered hands-on, bedside care to terminal patients and their families throughout their Hospice experience. Managed the Individual Hospice care plan. Collaborated with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop and implement the Hospice care plan under the direction of the patient's physician and/or the Medical Director.
Nurse Manager Private Care and Support Services - ( July 2003 - January 2006) Interim HealthCare Private Care and Suppport Services, Greenville, South Carolina Responsible for the supervision of hourly in-home Licensed and Unlicensed care provided by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Home Health Aides and Homemakers working privately or under a Medicaid Waiver Program (CLTC, DDSN, HASCI). I performed in-home supervisory visits on all above disciplines. Developed, manageged and updated both Skilled and Non-skilled plans of care. Provided in-home assessments of Clients' personal care needs then developed, managed and updated the plan of care based on that and ongoing in-home assessment visits.
RN Staff Nurse - ( February 2003 - April 2003) Saint Lukes Hospital, Maumee, Ohio (USA) Provided all aspects of Nursing care to a wide range of patient acuities. These ranged from post surgical to acute disease management patients. Concentration on my assigned unit were post urological/gynecological surgery patients. This unit also concentrated on patients admitted with any non-infectious diseases.
Primary Case Manager - ( September 2000 - January 2003) MCH Services, Perrysburg, Ohio (USA) Provided in home, hourly, RN Case Management Care to special needs children who were receiving Skilled Home Nursing Services through Ohio's Medicaid Waiver Program. Provided for all aspects of Case Management and hands-on care. Developed, implemented and updated each child's Care Plan under the direction and order of their Physician.
North Central State College - 1999 Mansfield, Ohio, USA Nursing, ADN Known in 1999 as North Central Technical College
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses 2008-Current.
Microsoft Office, Thorougly Knowledgable, 10 years
Allscripts, Thoroughly Knowledgeable in Field, Host and Administriative, 7 years
PTCT, Thoroughly Knowledgeable, 3 years
Experience prior to September 2000 available upon request.