March 2011 - RN with national certification in physical rehabilitation and licensed healthcare risk manager. Over 20 years of experience in a Level I Acute care trauma center includes research and over 14 years of combined experience in the development and training of hospital and business information systems. Hands on experiences at the bedside and with regulation and compliance give me a unique perspective in which to apply my knowledge. Through studies in risk management, I have an ability to make informed administrative and clinical decisions, which optimize clinical outcomes and maintain cost-effectiveness while focusing on patient-oriented care. My proven healthcare and business proficiencies have been augmented by direct work in collaborative communication with diverse patient populations, as well as staff and upper-level management. I have had responsibility over various projects at Advanced Worldweb Design, Tampa General Hospital, The Agency for Healthcare Administration, and Bush Ross, P.A. I am seeking an opportunity to grow as an integral part of a team wherein I can apply my skill set.Email:


Tampa Bay based position.  I would enjoy an opportunity to learn how I can be of greatest benefit to your company.

Work History

Work History
Oct 1997 - Present


Advanced Worldweb Design

- Daily use of Microsoft Office suite of products - Successful in Sales and Marketing of numerous national product and service lines - Maintain, update, and timely resolution of local and remote infrastructure issues - Team leader on numerous networking, educational, marketing, graphics, hardware, and software projects - Implementation and editing of cron jobs, PERL scripting and ASP scripts - Responsible for the preparation, organization, and dissemination of information and materials necessary to assist local and remote client locations to be updated, prior to any system-wide changes - Create and maintain customized spreadsheets and databases specific to clients needs - Evaluation, installation, and use of numerous database applications including ASP, CGI, and plain text databases

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

Nurse Paralegal

Bush Ross P.A.

Healthcare Practice Group provides legal defense services to healthcare facilities and practitioners - Assisted hospitals, risk managers and lawyers with medical and legal issues, including medical malpractice, privileging and credentialing, compliance, peer review, and Amendment 7 issues - Reviewed facility policies and procedures to determine compliance with state and federal regulations and compliance with accreditation and privacy laws - Communicated with deponents to coordinate deposition preparation - Organized and indexed numerous legal pleadings, request for production documents, and associated correspondence - Prepared legal documents and trial exhibits - Analyzed statutes and researched case law in relation to specific matters - Summarized written and electronic medical records (EMR), requests for production documents, and interrogatories - Coordinated negotiations, discussions, and presentations between plaintiffs and defendants - Applied healthcare expertise from pediatric and adult nursing experience to specific legal and regulatory issues - Prepared evidence and expert witnesses - Analyzed and interpreted defendant and plaintiff statements to determine the merits of various medically related claims and issues

Feb 2009 - Jan 2010

Registered Nurse Specialist

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Healthcare Facility Licensure and Regulation and provides information to Floridians about the quality of the health care they receive - Conducted federal (Medicare) recertification and state licensure inspections to establish compliance with federal and state regulations for prescribed pediatric extended care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, and dialysis clinics - Conducted complaint investigations to determine facility compliance with requirements of state and/or federal regulations for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, dialysis clinics and pediatric prescribed extended care facilities - Determination was made by observation, interviews and review of both written and electronic medical records (EMR) - Prepared statement of deficiencies following principles of documentation to inform providers of deficient practice

Mar 1987 - Jan 2009

Clinical Nurse III

Tampa General Hospital

The area's only level I trauma center, committed to providing area residents with excellent and compassionate health care - Provided direct patient care to high acuity adult and pediatric patients. Advanced from Clinical Ladder level I to Clinical Ladder level III - Participated in the development and presentation of several program specific marketing campaigns - Worked with the wellness program on numerous employee and community health and exercise campaigns - Charge nurse responsibilities included prioritization and delegation based on patient needs and staff availability - Preceptor for rotational nurses and new employees - Participated in the development and presentation of classes for the JCAHO patient safety goals - Assisted in the development and implementation of the medication and intravenous on-line documentation system for the information systems department throughout 2005 and 2006 - Taught multi-disciplinary courses preparing nurses, doctors, and super users for the implementation of the on-line medication documentation system from 2005 through 2008 - Research assistant, research coordinator, and study coordinator for various clinical research trials - Received numerous individual commendations and performance awards - Development and presentation of State of Florida approved Continuing Education courses such as 'Understanding the “75% Rule” for Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Patients'

Mar 1986 - Feb 1987

Intensive Care Nurse

Springhill Medical Center

Privately Held; Hospital & Health Care industry

- Assessed care plans and evaluated patient care needs - Implemented physician orders - Administerd prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs - Served as the primary coordinator for all disciplines - Monitored, recorded and communicated patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems - Instructed and educated patients and families - Assessed and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team - Provided age and culturally appropriate care - Oriented and mentored new staff members - Followed Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required


Aug 2010 - Jan 2011

Risk Management

University of Florida