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Skills

Nurse Practitioner Skills
Assess patients on life continuum: Review of Systems/ Physical Exam/ Diagnose/ Prescribe/ Coordinate Plan of Care: · Preventive Services, Episodic Care, Follow up Care · Teaching/ Coaching/ Anticipatory Guidance Procedural skills including: · Pap smears · Basic suturing, lesion incision, minor biopsy · Joint injections/ arthrocentesis · Opthalmologic evaluations including slit lamp · Cerumen impaction removal
Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, PPO, indemnity products
Familiar with benefit limitations, process for use of guidelines for authorization and referrals
Informational Technology
Practical use and evaluator of efficacy in  variety of  electronic medical documentation sytems   Skilled in reviewing outcomes, trends and find meaningful use from data    
Critical thinking skills
Holistic approach to care delivery including physical, emotional, spiritual needs   Diverse background in inpatient, home care, and managed care   Detail oriented and big picture perspective   Outcome oriented

Work experience

2007Present

Clinical RN, MS

Scottsdale HealthCare

Within a magnet culture of personalized health care, delivered direct patient care for diverse adult population with medical and surgical problems; cardiac, respiratory, gynecology oncology, orthopedics including knee and hip arthroplasty;  end of life care; plan of care, teaching, assessing home care needs

Provided leadership within shared governance model by leading mutidisciplinary task force for efforts in

  • clinical outcomes
  • patient safety
  • patient satisfaction
  • employee safety
  • employee satisfaction

Chaired  SHC Quality Council - assisting in the development of ACE - Accountability for Clinical Excellence - a nonpenalizing approach to event reporting

Led an evidence based quality initiative in handoffs using SBAR

19922010

Home Infusion Nurse

Critical Care Systems

Home infusion on per diem basis, including patient/ family assessment and teaching within home environment to be able to successfully self administer intravenous therapy, primarily including anti-infectives, hydration, steroids, parenteral nutrition.

20052007

Director of Patient & Family Support Services

Mayo Clinic Hospital

Led strategic planning for daily hospital operations for utilization review, case management and effective discharge planning.  Partnered with finance in developing role for Clinical Documentation and Coding role.

Improved metrics and morale in a dysfunctional team.

19962005

National Assistant Director of Case Management

CIGNA HealthCare

Progressive leadership path in managed care quality, case management, disease management, and program management within the limitations and benefits of HMO/PPO/ Indemnity.

· National Assistant Director of Case Management (2003 – 2005)

· Regional Health Services Management Trainer (2001 – 2003)

· Medicare Ambulatory Case Management Supervisor (1999 – 2001)

· Project Consultant, Phoenix Staff Model (1997 - 1998)

· Quality Coordinator, Phoenix Staff Model and Private Practice (1996 - 1997)

19911996

Nurse Manager

Maricopa Medical Center

Manager for the Adult Progressive Care unit with hiring, firing, mentoring, process improvement with 50 FTEs and $1.5 M budget.  Developed and managed the initial inpatient CM/ Care Coordination program.

19761991

Clinical RN / Clincal Educator

Good Samaritan Hospital

Clinical RN and Clinical Educator for staff orientation and continuing educational needs for ICU, telemetry and Emergency Department

19831990

Clinical Faculty/ Adjunct faculty

Arizona State University, College of Nursing

Clinical Faculty for acute and critical care elective and subsequently adjunct faculty for the Cardiovascular elective.

Education

2007Present

Family Nurse Practitioner Masters Certificate

Grand Canyon University

Clinical with excellent preceptorship:

--Adult Health (163 hr logged)

--Pediatrics (158 hr logged)

--Womens Health - included gyn oncology and primary care (92 hr logged)

--Geriatrics - included pain management and  long term care facility (80 hr logged)

Clinical Practicum (~210 hr logged)

--Minute.clinic

--Infectious Disease

--Endocrinolgy

--Primary Care - NOAH clinic

19781982

Masters of Science, Nursing

Arizona State University
19701974

Baccalaureate

Mary College/ University

Summary

Seasoned RN and New Nurse Practitioner desiring to use NP skills in a collaborative, team environment in providing quality, effective and efficient care.

  • strong critical thinking skills
  • excellent problem solving skills
  • strong work ethic

Poster

NP related CE

Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations · American Academy of Nurse Practitioners · American Nurses Association · American Nursing Informatics Association · Arizona Geriatric Society · Oncology Nurses Society · Sigma Theta Tau

Personal Interests

Personal interests:  fun time with family and friends; gardening, hiking, jewelry making

Certifications

Certification History

AACN / Neuroscience
20112013

ACLS and Healthcare (BLS)

American Heart Association