#7 Cartier Court
A dynamic, highly competent and result-focused nursing professional with over 28years of solid experience in diversified critical care environments.
Positions held include Primary Care Provider, Clinical Instructor, Quality/Risk Management, Emergency Department Clinical Educator, Emergency Department Team Leader, Intensive Care Resource Nurse and various staff nurse positions.
2014 Master of Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner – California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA (currently enrolled)
2010 Master of Quality Assurance – California State University Dominquez Hills, Carson, CA..
1995 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Samuel Merritt/St Mary’s College of California, Oakland, CA.
1988 Diploma of Nursing – Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Science, Saskatoon, SK Canada
2014-Present Family Nurse Practitioner,
Eisenhower Primary Care – Rancho Mirage, CA
2010-2014 Registered Nurse Emergency Department RN, Eisenhower Medical Center – Rancho Mirage, CA
2007-2010 Clinical Educator Emergency Department. Eisenhower Medical Center – Rancho Mirage, CA.
Full time clinical educator responsible for orientation and ongoing educational needs of emergency department staff including RN’s, LVN’s and EDT’s. Primary responsibility included: EMR education, training and policy and procedure development.
2005-2007 Registered Nurse Emergency Department RN. Eisenhower Medical Center – Rancho Mirage, CA.
Per diem clinical RN in the Emergency Department providing hands on direct patient care to a variety of patients and their clinical conditions. Assisted with the set up of a clinical quality improvement RN within the emergency department and provides ongoing support in the QI role. Chairman of the Patient Satisfaction Committee, responsible for assisting team improve customer service within the emergency department.
2003-present, Independent Nurse Consultant, TBD Consulting – Rancho Mirage, CA
Quality Consultant to the Betty Ford Center for JCAHO Accreditation 2005.
Provide clinical expertise and assistance with Independent Medical Exams, Screening for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases. Development of reports for attorneys, interviewed physicians and obtained appropriate declarations for ongoing cases.
2002-2003 Case Management/Utilization Review RN, John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Indio, CA.
Performed clinical/utilization review within Case Management/Quality Department. Utilized InterQual (software developed to determine medical appropriateness and clinical criteria from inpatient through outpatient care continuum) criteria to determined appropriateness of admissions, length of stay and medical necessity of care. Assisted medical staff with insurance issues as well as providing patients with appropriate follow up, durable medical equipment and referrals’ post discharge, within their insurance capabilities. Collaborated with Quality Improvement Department and Nursing staff regarding physician utilization practices for peer review process.
Presently employed as a per-diem instructor in the Education Department.
2000- 2002 Quality Improvement Risk RN, Eisenhower Medical Center – Rancho Mirage, CA
Primarily responsible for the development of a start-up position within the Quality Improvement department to redesign and implement a new Incident Reporting System. Other responsibilities included: tracking, trending and reporting or risk data to the quality Council. Responsibilities also included recommending and developing educational opportunities within the facility regarding standards, policy and procedure, JCAHO requirements and Federal regulations such as EMTALA.
1995- 2004 Adjunct Clinical Faculty, College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
Responsible for supervising, and instructing Associate Degree Nursing students in a variety of clinical areas including Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care, Emergency Department and skills labs.
1996-2001 Staff Nurse Emergency Department/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Eisenhower Medical Center – Rancho Mirage, CA
Responsibilities included Team Leader within the Emergency Department as well as providing direct patient care. Organized and supervised a busy emergency department with 6-8 RN per shift, and a variety of support staff per shift. Average daily patient census were 100-140 and of all acuity levels.
Provided intensive care for premature as well as infants with other medical problems. Provided direct nursing care for infants during and post delivery.
1995-1996 Staff Nurse Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Desert Regional Medical Center – Palm Springs, CA
Responsible for care of acute, intensive trauma patients including head injuries, burns, multiple fractures, spinal cord injuries, hemodynamically unstable, and multi-system organ failure.
1990-1995 Traveling Nurse, Cross Country Health, Boca Raton, FL
Traveled throughout the country (Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, California, Washington State and Oregon) as a clinical RN in a variety of clinical settings including; Neuro- Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedics, Emergency Department, Surgical Intensive Care, and Liver Transplants. Developing a broad understanding and knowledge base in a variety of different skill and procedures.
1988-1990 Staff Nurse, Shaughnessey Hospital, Vancouver General HospitaL – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Employed as a new RN in a variety of clinical areas including; Spinal Cord Intensive Care Unit, orthopedics, and urology units.
Completed Spinal Cord Intensive Care Course.
Certified Nurse Practitioner AANP(FNP-C)
Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN)
Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN)
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Instructor (TNCC)
Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Instructor (ENPC)
Course in Advanced Trauma Instructor (CATN)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor (PALS)
Emergency Nurse Association (ENA)
Southern California Association of Risk Managers (SCAHRM)
National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
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