Facility audits/mock surveys in preparation for annual health and safety survey Research Paper

Work Experience
Pages of Life Consulting April 2015-Present
Nurse Consultant
? Provided onsite facility audits/mock surveys in preparation for annual health and safety survey
? Develop plans to decreased and monitor psychotropic medications by implementing safe non pharmacological alternatives
? Implemented pain and behavioral management alternatives
? Provide, team building consulting and culture change education

Emily Griffith Technical College November 2014?Present
Didactic/Clinical Nursing Educator
? Taught pharmacology, medical surgical nursing, and mental health best practices
? Provided one-on-one tutoring to prepare a student for the NCLEX exam with a 95% pass rate
? Established relationships in the community to ensure appropriate student placement
? Ensured academic standards were met by assisting in COE and ACEN accreditation processes

Denver School of Nursing July 2013?November 2014
Didactic/Clinical Nursing Educator
? Served as didactic/clinical educator for undergraduate and second-degree nursing students
? Taught fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology, medical surgical nursing, leadership, and clinical education
? Tutored and counseled students throughout their academic experiences by providing a positive learning experience
? Assisted in the development of a curriculum that met nursing standards
? Ensured continuity of the program as a member of the academic content team

Holly Creek September 2011?July 2013
Associate Executive Director-Administrator
? Led operations in a CCRC skilled nursing facility providing memory support and assisted living
? Achieved solid health and life safety surveys and the first zero-deficiency community for the organization
? Developed strong relationships with employees by implementing self-scheduling, an employee- driven safety program, and educational opportunities
? Developed and managed community?s 1.5 million dollar budget
? Lead the organization (600+ employees) through Alzheimer?s/dementia certification

Denver School of Nursing May 2010-October 2011
Educator
? Provided oversight of clinical sites and resolved issues using a proactive approach
? Assisted in the accreditation approval

Arvada Care and Rehabilitation Center April 2009?May 2010
Director of Nursing Services
? Managed nursing services for a long-term care, skilled nursing facility by providing care according to state and federal regulations
? Developed orientation plans for new staff members
? Managed in-services for staff on progress of program and procedural updates
? Oversaw budget planning processes and recovery plan
? Developed excellent community relations via networking with resource agencies
? Provided support in business planning, strategy, organization, health care finances, and network design operations
? Decreased state-cited deficiencies from 13 at a level F or below to 4 at a level D and below in scope and severity
? Saved $200,000 in the first thirty days of employment by eliminating agency nurses.
? Partnered with Colorado Acute in a flap program that generated an increase in Medicare patients and associated dollars

Health Center at Franklin Park, Denver Colorado May 2005?April 2009
Director of Nursing
? Directed services by establishing goals and objectives for a ninety-bed LTC facility, developing performance objectives, and developing work plans for seventy FTE
? Formulated solutions regarding infection control, organizational structure, and labor issues
? Achieved thorough knowledge of standards for facility licensing and accreditation, state and federal rules and regulations, and state and departmental administrative policies relating to treatments to ensure that requirements were met in designing long-term plans, monitoring of assigned program areas, and developing plans for corrective action

Assistant Director of Nursing
? Implemented policy and procedures for employee production and patient care
? Organized inventory and monitored class III medications and anticoagulant therapy
? Participated in weekly care conferences, analyzing medical status using the nursing process
? Consulted in weekly weight and wound meetings, implementing individual plans to improve patient health

Select Specialty Hospital, Denver Colorado May, 2005?May 2006
RN
? Provided specialized care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders that required extensive respiratory therapies to maintain normal breathing without mechanical support

Uptown Health Care Center, Denver Colorado July 2004?December 2005
LPN-Charge nurse

Hairs to You, Southampton, New Jersey 1990?2004
Owner
? Owned and operated a cosmetology business, servicing the elderly community in Southampton New Jersey, and then in the Denver Metro area


 

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