Melinda Winkler

  • Centralia IL

RN

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

RN

SMGSMG Heart and Vascular Center , Mt Vernon, IL  

Rooming patients, taking histories, verifying information such as medications, making follow up phone calls and appointments, precerting of tests and scheduling tests.  Also, setting up referrals to other physicians, home health, and cardiac rehab.  

May 2008 - Feb 2013

RN

Washington Co Rural Health Clinic

Rooming patients, taking health histories, vital signs, verifying medications, referrals to specialists, home health and for medical equipment.  Also, finding resources to help patients pay for medications when patients could not afford them, and resources for our cancer patients going through chemotherapy.  

May 2002 - Oct 2007

RN

Illinois Eye Surgeons

Rooming patients, administering testing such as visual field machine, slit lamp pressure testing, and refracting.  Using knowledge of ICD-9 codes for chart coding and billing.  Working knowledge of CPT codes for procedures.  Knowledge of chart auditing and meaningful use.  Customer service and front desk duties. 

May 2001 - May 2002

Medicare Biller

St. Mary's Hospital

Billing medicare claims, writing appeals for denied claims for hospital.  Knowledge of medicare rules and regulations.  

Education

Education
Jan 2006 - May 2007

Associate Degree Nursing

Kaskaskia College

Studies for ADN degree

Aug 2004 - Jul 2005

LPN

Kaskaskia College

Studies for LPN 

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2007 - Present

RN

Illinois
Registered Nurse
Apr 2014 - Present

BLS

American Red Cross
Basic life saving for healthcare providers

Goals

1.  To further my education and obtain BSN degree.

2.  To educate patients on preventive health maintenance.

3.  To educate patients on resources available to them.