Donna Mc Ardle
- San Diego CA
I process daily continued stay reviews applying national screening guidelines and medical necessity criteria in order to determine need for hospitalization for insurance providers, Medi-Cal and Medicare
I utilize the use of the EMR, EPIC, Allscripts, Interqual and Microsoft Office.
I was responsible for the total care, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned patients. I conducted training and education with patients and families related to care, condition, procedures and recovery.
Staff RN : I was responsible for providing professional nursing care for clinic patients in the urgent care and emergency department following established standards and practices.
Telemedicine Specialist RN : I provided patient’s care instructions and education via the telephone. I assisted diverse patients of all ages with a wide variety of presented health conditions. I assessed patients’/callers’ needs accurately and assisted with issues related to the appropriate level of care. I used computer technology to provide care instructions according to approved clinical guidelines. I performed appropriate and accurate documentation of cases using call management software.
Supervisor RN Telemedicine : I accomplished nursing human resource objectives by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising contributions and adherence to policy and procedures.
I was responsible for the total care, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned patients. I provided healthcare training and education to my patient(s) and/or my patient's family to facilitate recovery.
I determined patient eligibility for admission based on admission guidelines, and regulatory requirements. I managed in home services. I set up and trained on in home equipment use. I outlined and supervised nursing aide's and reviewed their care plans. I provided in the home physical and emotional assessments. I collaborated with physicians, LCSWs and other health professionals to achieve the most appropriate plan of care established by the team. I assisted my families and the patient cope with the end stages of life and bereavement.
I preformed front and back office assistance to medical providers. My duties consisted of preparing patients for examination and various treatments in the departments of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Dermatology, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, ENT, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology/Optometry and Occupational Medicine. I collaborated and obtained referrals and authorizations from insurance carriers. I conducted ICD 9 coding.