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Registered Nurse since 1998 with progressively responsible nursing experience, solid foundation in acute care medical-surgical nursing.

Freelance writer - adept at distilling complex and meaningful information in order to reach audiences at all levels.

Specialty areas: wound care, general health writing/editing, education, customer satisfaction, documentation, nursing, protocols, quality, quality control, safety, team building, conflict resolution.

Work History


Freelance Writer

Healthcare freelance writer

Dec 2014Mar 2016

Rehab Liaison

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia

Develop census through targeted goals and develop referral relationships within the geographic territory.

Assist with coordination of referral to admission conversion process and represent HealthSouth in community-related activities.

Utilize market analysis data to identify new business and potential opportunities.

Identify barriers to admission, respond appropriately and follow up on admissions variables.

Understand healthcare operations, legal guidelines, competitive analysis, and marketplace trends.

Provide in-services and professional presentations for referral sources, community groups and other organizations, promoting HealthSouth’s services, programs and outcomes.

Jan 2014Dec 2014

RN Case Manager

JFS./Jewish Family Services

Coordinate and administer clinical home care for caseload of multiple patients. Communicate with attending physician patient and patients’ family to maximize patient safety and comfort.

May 2013Oct 2013

Utilization Management Nurse

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield/Kelly Services

Conducts pre-certification, concurrent, retrospective, out of network and appropriateness of treatment setting reviews to ensure compliance with applicable criteria, medical policy, and member eligibility, benefits, and contracts.

Mar 2013Apr 2013

Nurse Reviewer

Va Premier/ATC Healthcare

Temporary Contract - Review ED claims to determine level of proper reimbursement for Medicaid claims.

Mar 2011Aug 2012

Intake Analyst


Communicate with claimants/their representatives to initiate a long-term care claim.

Advise policyholders of policy coverage and benefit triggers and ascertaining medical data and history.

Make decisions about reasonable expectations of benefit eligibility and obtain mutual agreement on how to proceed.

Provide excellent, professional customer service.

Document calls and follow-up work.

Generate correspondence to claimants.

Handle multiple Long Term Care policy types.

Jul 2010Aug 2010

Nurse Reviewer

Va Premier/ATC Healthcare

Temporary Contract - Review ED claims to determine level of proper reimbursement for Medicaid claims.

Oct 2009Mar 2010

Staff RN

Virginia Department of Health/ATC Healthcare

Temporary Federal contract through state health department to provide the public with H1N1 vaccine through public schools, health departments and remote sites.

Served as Branch manager of nursing team on several remote projects.

Jun 2008Nov 2008

Wound Care Coordinator

Kindred Hospital

Reduced nosocomial pressure wound rate from 30% of census to zero within three months of hire. Maintained zero rate until separation from position.

Initiated corporate wound care program and transitioned from random supply ordering to corporate wound care supply formulary.

Establish, implement, and maintain policies and procedures, along with standards of care and practice related to wound, ostomy, and continence patient care needs. Provide direct patient care and assistance to staff nurses, and act as consultative service to affiliated healthcare agencies.Evaluate all wounds upon admission and ongoing to determine treatment plan, provide early problem identification and assist in planning patient care.

Collaborate with Medical Director on plan of care for egregious wounds.

Plan/conduct regular Wound Care Committee meetings and provide quarterly progress report for Board of Directors meetings.

Evaluate products and cost effectiveness for use in hospital and make recommendation.Review and develop plan for discharge with all involved disciplines.Educate staff on products available for use in hospital.Evaluate culture results and conference with physicians on Plan of Care.Educate families on care of patients.Involved in marketing the wound care program through outcomes and relationships with physicians.Promote adherence to the Company's Code of Business Conduct and the Corporate Compliance Agreement by monitoring employee performance and identifying and responding to compliance issues.Hire/Train/Supervise two additional Wound Care Team LPN members.

Aug 2007Jun 2008

Staff Development Coordinator

Cambridge Healthcare Management - Lexington Court Rehab & Nursing Ctr

Manage and provide required education to the entire staff, including the state required 12 hours of CNA training (patient's rights, transfers, infection control, etc.) as well as manage Employee health issues, including required vaccinations.

Jun 2006Mar 2007

Clinical Manager


Responsible for direct supervision of home health clinicians: Nursing, PT, OT, ST and home health aides. Review OASIS assessments, coordinate intake of referrals, staffing cases with appropriate clinicians.



Jul 1998Jun 2018

Registered Nurse

Virginia Board of Nursing

Current and unencumbered through 2016.

Jun 2014Jun 2016


American Heart Association



Member, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)

Member, James River Writers (JRW)

Member, National and Richmond Area Speleological Societies (NSS, RASS)

Annual Volunteer, State Fair of Virginia First Aid Station (1999-2010)