Britta Cammarata

Britta Cammarata

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Executive Fellow

Kindred Healthcare

Executive Fellow – Participation in district field training where I obtained additional experience in both finance and operations.

· Acting Executive Director for all departments in the absence of

                                      Executive Director

· Accounts payable, designed and implemented new systems to ensure

 efficiency, consistency, and compliance of service agreements

· Laundry and Housekeeping – analyzed staffing and process efficiencies

 to improve service delivery

· Performed market analysis/advertising development to promote census

 development and quality care delivery

· Participate in district strategic planning and financial operations meetings

· Participate in capital project planning for new Transitional Care Unit

· Participate in regulatory compliance and develop tools to validate clinical

  compliance

· Develop visible relationships with physicians and community leaders

  through the attendance of routine Chamber of Commerce meetings

· Demonstrate ability to transfer patient perception of problems into viable

  PI solutions

Oct 2009 - Present

Executive Director

Kindred Healthcare

(150 BED- Transitional Care Center)

Executive Director – Licensed administrator responsible for compliance with state and federal regulations

· Orchestrate operations for a multimillion-dollar TCC

· Achieved a turnaround of the facility’s negative image through

                                      enhancements in care and community relations as well as team       

                                      building and optimization of resources resulting in improved state surveys

· Work collaboratively with department managers and staff in the

                                      effective investment of monies and cost-effective application of

                                      resources

· Effective in elevating patient satisfaction through new service initiatives

and by transforming sections of the facility to private rooms, improving

 care delivery standards, and integration of a fine dining program

· Improved staff morale significantly with the implementation of a culture

 of change

· Maintain all departments within budget and deliver positive net operating

 income

Aug 2006 - Sep 2009

HR Generalist

Georgetown Hospital System
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in developing department goals, policies, and objectives.
  • Created and currently maintain primary source/multi state licensure programfor all system licensed and certified employees – achieved 100% Joint Commission Compliance during the last two reviews
  • Created a Young Explorers/Scholars Program – objective is to expand community relations into Horry and Georgetown Counties
  • Recruiter for vacancies and manage employment processes for non-licensed and senior administrative staff positions – Maintain 3% vacancy rate 
  •  Completed a cost benefit analysis on the financial quality impact of implementing a new criminal investigative background (CIB) program which resulted in an established contract with the new vendor – 63% improvement in data collection and reliability
  • Initiated contract for and managed the integration of CIB program with Position Manager program – Project created a more efficient process for recruiters
  • Coordinator for Nurse to Patient Ratio (NPR) Pilot Project – A study of the relationship between NPR, patient safety, and RN job satisfaction on one med surgical and one specialty unit. Completed statistical analysis for the program.
  • Responsible for the implementation of and coordination of the Employee Recognition Programs and new EmployeeMall.com contract – Reduced project man hours by 50% and improved the quality of the recognition gift from $18 to $30 per employee.
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

HR Coordinator

Georgetown Hospital System
  • Team leader for DHEC standardization reviews and Joint Commission accreditation processes
  • Cross-trained in all HR staff positions
  • Designated Super-User for Position Manager software
  • Assist managers with policy interpretation and corrective counseling
  • Customer Service Committee Chair
  • Participate in continuing educational seminars to advance departmental processes and individual goals
  • Assisted with updating the GHS employment application, and disclosure form to ensure legal accuracy and compliance
  • Member of DECON team
Oct 2004 - May 2005

Newborm Hearing Coordinator

  • Newly created position that included monitoring, invoicing and state reporting for the Newborn Hearing Screening Program housed within the Audiology and Communication Disorders Department.
  • Compliance monitoring for infants at Children’s Hospital, Magee Women’s Hospital, West Penn Hospital, UPMC nurseries and NICU and Transitional Infant Care
  • Maintained database for all infants, notified clinical staff of all cases critically flagged by physicians, monitored critical cases for follow up evaluations and monitored screeners for reporting accuracy
  • Additional duties included streamlining the procedures for the current program and updating the current database
  • Assisted the Audiology Department in any and all administrative needs.
  • Break in employment to complete traditional BS at CUP – Work Study completed during Spring Semester
May 2003 - Feb 2004

Medical Assistant/Office Assistant

Westmoreland Women's Care
  • Medical Assistant -Prepared for and assisted with scheduled procedures
  • Administered injections, acquired BP and fetal heart tones
  • Completed new patient and OB histories
  • Scheduled tests and retrieved results
  • Comforted patients when sensitive test results were explained.
  • Back Office - Completed existing and new patient registration
  • Prepared daily charts
  • Insurance verification
  • Scheduling
  • Appointment confirmations
  • Completed patient prescriptions and triaged physicians calls
  • Assisted with insurance billing and pre certifications
  • Prepared exam rooms
  • Ordered supplies
  • Couriered information from the hospitals labor & delivery and medical records departments daily.

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Present

PhD

University of Phoenix

Doctorate of health adminstration · (2011) University of Phoenix – Phoenix, az

Dissertation - The Relationship Between Nurse to Patient Ratios, Patient Safety and RN Job Satisfaction. 

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

Masters

Univeristy of Phoenix

Master of arts in Organizational Management·(2006) University of Phoenix – Phoenix, az (GPA 3.9)

Interest

  • Community Service
  • Animal Welfare
  • Golf
  • Beach
  • Travel

Summary

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Changes in the industry have created a broad array of new opportunities for professionals with advanced training in public health. I chose healthcare management to examine and evaluate issues and trends, at the same time feel empowered to influence the destiny of our healthcare system. I chose healthcare management due to my desire to ensure premium patient care. To maximize these choices, I am pursuing the Doctorate of Health Administration. Such a degree will prepare me to effectively demonstrate competencies in this dynamic and ever-changing health care industry.

The experiences I have gained over the last seven years, while working in diverse healthcare settings, has given me a broad professional base from which to build upon. While working in transitional care at Kindred I learned the value of alternative care delivery for seniors, the importance of public trust and consumer confidence, the reasons for which policies and regulations guide patient care, and the execution of quality services through the attraction and retention of competent staff. While working in a hospital environment like Georgetown Hospital System, I learned the value of surpassing our patient’s customer service expectations, the value of state of the art technology within our community, the need for quality education initiatives, and a greater understanding of future trends in healthcare and the impact these trends will have on the organization. Each phase of my career has become a journey in which I learn more about myself as a person and as a professional.

Long-term, I am resolute in my goal to become a healthcare administrator. Finding the right organization to accommodate this goal will be key in allowing for continued growth as a professional. While working in different areas of that chosen organization, I want to be an active participant in achieving hospital-wide strategic goals, while simultaneously drawing upon the expertise of current leaders. I want to offer this organization; years of professional experience from opportunities I have engaged in and through experience gained, which offered new insight and depth to my learning. I want to bring with me the contributions made by present and past employers, as they have challenged me to progress to heightened levels of understanding in healthcare.

Understanding that this is the beginning of a rewarding career in healthcare management, my career goals are simple. I am looking for an administrative position that will enable me to continue to grow and develop in a successful organization that offers opportunities for advancement, has low turnover, excellent patient care, and high job satisfaction. My passion for learning is continual and my standards for professionalism can be observed through my hard work and dedication. I continue to seek learning opportunities through work, education, community service, and through life as it presents itself.

I am a strong candidate for the right organization because of my ability to synthesize complex concepts, my strong background in healthcare, and my ability to work collaboratively with others in the field, my strong commitment to the profession, unfaltering ambition, and a constant drive to help others.

Regards,

Britta R. Cammarata, PhD

Healthcare Administrator

Objective

Progressive professional desires a permanent operations role with a quality-focused company.

Skills

Skills

Position Manager

Access

Publisher

Power Point

Excel

MS WORD

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2009 - Present

Professional Licensure

Department of Regulation and Licensure