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Education

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Associate in Science

Quinsigamond Community College

Full time curriculum including theoretical and clinical education in med/surg, maternity, pediatric and psychiatric nursing.

Skills

Independent Skills
  Experienced field investigator Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills Skilled technology integrator Capable of independent work Excellent communication and negotiation skills Ability to cultivate cross-functional relationships Facilitate communication at all levels of organization Experienced trainer in classroom setting Practiced in regulation interpretation and associated program development

Work experience

Senior Consultant - Industrial Hygiene & Ergonomics

Hanover Insurance Group

 Loss Control Department

Regional Industrial Hygienist & Certified Professional Ergonomist

  • Provided consultation, oversight and direction to the commercial policyholders
  • Used data to identify risk trends and propose alternative methods
  • Identified behavioral, procedural, and mechanical gaps within operational contexts that create potentially hazardous conditions
  • Recommended corrective action, including changes in regulations, processes, operational needs, policies or procedures leading to regulatory compliance and/or increased quality and performance
  • Assessed operational impact of changes in worksite procedures
  • Delivered results by creating dynamic reports and presentations integrating current technology.
  • Documented quality improvement and risk reduction through data analysis of leading and trailing indicators to generate internal support for changes and ensure process reconfiguration.
  • Expert in regulation interpretation and program development.

Cost-Saving Accomplishments:

  • Developed on-site intervention strategy based on early symptom reporting
  •  Reduced soft tissue claim costs from $160,000 to $15,000 for one-year ROI of 22%
  • Streamlined quality check process from six steps to two with removal of injury-prone, labor-intensive tasks to create light duty job

Certifications

Certified Professional Ergonomist

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

Certified Industrial Hygienist

American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Registered Nurse (RN)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Care Plans

Nursing Research

Pharmacological Risk Assessment

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Summary

Qualifications Profile

Recognized by professors and peers for high level critical-thinking and problem solving skills. Outstanding analytical abilities applicable to integrated patient care.

  • Ability to multi-task: manage multiple priorities and work independently while providing excellent patient care.
  • Recognized by clinical instructors as an effective patient advocate.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills. 
  • Skilled in technology and computer applications. Proficient in Word, Excel and organization-specific database applications.

NURSING EXPERIENCE

Staff Nurse

Saint Vincent Hospital Worcester, MA

35 N - Med/Surg/Oncology

August 2009 - present

Provide direct patient care to inpatients admitted to this 26-bed acute care unit.

  • Assess and monitor patient health status
  • Initiate & monitor oxygen therapy
  • Perform point-of-care testing for glucose and occult blood.
  • Monitor and interpret vital signs
  • Practice sterile technique
  • Administer ordered medications
  • Prepare intravenous therapy solutions
  • Change bandages & perform wound care
  • Assist doctors with medical procedures
  • Monitor and record intake & output
  • Notify physicians of critical status changes
  • Ambulate and transfer patients per orders
  • Develop goal-oriented care plans
  • Conduct in-patient and discharge education

Wellness Nurse

Maxim Health SystemsWorcester, MA

Perform point of care screening tests for blood glucose, total and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Evaluate blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat.Interpret results and compare to recognized standards. Conduct confidential results counseling with clients in the area(s) of lifestyle changes, nutrition and stress reduction.Refer for medical follow up as indicated.

Partnership for Healthcare Excellence – Infection Control Volunteer

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (CPR & AED)(exp. July 2010)

Publications

"Occupational Ergonomics -- The Hidden Key to Enhanced Productivity," The Synergist, May 2000

"Office Ergonomics -- Why Follow-Up is So Important," Workplace Ergonomics Magazine, March/April 1998

Objective

To secure a dynamic and challenging position as a Registered Nurse in a care setting that will provide the opportunity to integrate my existing skills with the nursing process.

Activities & Interests

Audio Journal

On-air personality and volunteer for radio news service for the blind. (www.audiojournal.net)

City of Worcester, MA

Board of Health

(1988-1996)

Vice Chair (1994-1995)

Chair (1995-1996)