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Bedside Nursing Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1366

California

Summary of Qualifications
    Past President of the Bay Area Legal Nurse Consultants - 2008
    Medical record review for quality standards and health care management 
        Long Term Care clinical and management since 1988 
    Current knowledge of Title XXII State Regulations for Long-Term Care & RCFE
    Current knowledge of Federal Regulations for Long Term Care
    Didactic and clinical education for all levels of nursing staff on Dementia Care  
    Nursing Standard of Care in all areas of nursing practice
    Thirty-five plus years teaching experience to health care professionals and patients
    Expert for the California State Board of Registered Nursing

Experience in:
    Bedside Nursing
    Wound Care and Treatment
                Hiring and Managing Nursing Staff
                Infection Control
                Safety Committee
                Sub-acute Care
                Creates and Maintains Operations Budget
                Generates Policy and Procedures

Professional Experience

Reliable Caregivers – On-Call Client Care Manager 2013-Current    
Responsible for after hours and holiday care management – Minimum 20 hrs./week
    Available for caregivers and the staffing coordinator for the elderly
    Available to clients, family members and responsible parties
    Intake assessment for appropriate in-home care 

San Francisco Towers – Life Care Community 2004-2013

    Director of Nurses – Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
    Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff for both skilled and assisted living facility
    Screen all patients for appropriate placement
    Risk manager for all staff and residents at SF Towers
    Generate and implement nursing policies and procedures
    Create and manage monthly operation budget and annual capital budget      

California State Board of Registered Nursing 2005–Current

    Review cases for the California State Board of Nursing in regard to registered nurses practices.  Analyze incident/s, standard of care, regulations. Opine on the deviation in the standard of care and causative outcomes to the patient.

Rhoda Goldman Plaza – Assisted Living Facility 2000-2004

    Director of Health Services - RCFE    
    Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff
    Set up necessary policies to license 4th floor dementia unit
    Screen all patients for appropriate placement
    Train and orient staff to RCFE rules and regulations

Fresno Community Health Systems – Multi-facility Hospital 1988-2000            
    Director of Nurses – SNF/Subacute Facility
    Hire and manage all levels of nursing staff
    Screen new admissions for appropriate placement
    Assure licensed nurses are trained in G-tube feedings, tracheotomy and ventilator care

    Director of Staff Development – SNF
    Orient and train all new staff in a 99 bed Alzheimer’s Facility
    MDS Coordinator – completed new government MDS forms for existing and new residents

    Nursing Supervisor – SNF
    Supervise staff in a 99 bed Alzheimer’s 
    Pass medications and perform treatments for 50 residents
    Admission and discharge residents

Education
    Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator’s License
    Community Care Training - 2000
    Master’s Degree in Health Administration
    Chapman University - 1998
    Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    Chapman University - 1995
    Teaching Credential for Adult Education
    UCLA - 1993
    Associate in Arts Degree
    Fullerton Junior College - 1967
    RN License 
    Fullerton Junior College - 1967

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