Green Legal Nurse Consultants, San Bernardino, CA 92404 2013-2016
Owner and Manager
Established and developed an independent medical-legal consulting practice; Evaluate medical records; Create reports and chronologies; Attend IME/DMEs; Provide research information to attorneys; Assist with development of demonstrative evidence; Make recommendations for appropriate types of testifying experts; Identify applicable standards of care; Address probable arguments from opposing counsel; Produce cost projections for future care.
Redlands Community Hospital, 350 Terracina Blvd., Redlands, CA, 92373 2009-2011
Oversaw all activities of the above departments; Developed and implemented policies and procedures based on current standards of care; Participated on multiple hospital-wide committees; Collaborated with other managers to affect smooth operations; Conducted staff meetings; Initiated and maintained responsible staff scheduling practices and daily communications to create permanent records.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA 2005-2009
Accountable for efficient and cost-effective operations of the Women’s Operating Room. Identified and directly addressed issues that affected quality of service. Collaborated with managers, physicians, and others to maintain standards of care. Actively participated on appropriate Careline and Best Practice teams to support and promote quality service. Integrated appropriate team members onto committees, teams, and projects. Made employment decisions for personnel based on competencies and social skills required for specific job functions. Ensured safe quality of care as defined by industry standards, regulatory bodies, and company policies and procedures.
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, Anaheim, CA 2007-2008
Simultaneously served as interim director of perioperative services (Operating Room, Recovery Room, GI Lab, and other related departments) for sister facility while maintaining full responsibility of Long Beach Women’s Operating Room. Coordinated activities of all departments within perioperative services: OR, PACU, GI Lab, Pre-admitting, Pre-op, and Observation Care. Collaborated with CEO, Director of Nursing, Chief of Anesthesia, and Chief of Medical Staff to ensure continual safe delivery of patient care in all areas.
Kaiser Permanente-Anaheim, 441 N. Lakeview Ave., Anaheim, CA 2001-2004
Perioperative Educator/Staff Nurse
Responsible for development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of nursing education programs and clinical competencies for all staff for the Operating Room and PACU; coordinated orientation of students, performed new employee evaluations; developed, maintained, and organized education records; initiated education for equipment, products, and procedures; developed and revised policies and procedures; followed up on all unusual occurrence reports.
Star Lady Herbs, 100 East Market Street, Orwigsburg, PA 1999-2001
Owner and proprietor of retail health food store serving as local source of quality herbs, vitamins, and health foods. Focus on preventative medicine and holistic approaches to improve quality of life through public education and support groups. Responsible for all activities necessary for efficient management of the business including advertising, funding, maintenance of products and supplies, scheduling of classes, and coordination of activities of associated therapists.
Good Samaritan Medical Center, Pottsville, PA 1996-2000
RNFA and Director, Physician Assistant Services
First assist on all types of procedures provided by this 220 bed acute care center; proactively established RN First Assistant role including development of job description and protocols, formatted and revised policies and procedures. Responsible for operations of physician support department including staff schedules and assignments, budget, employee evaluations, setting of agendas and conduction of staff meetings, liaison between physicians and employees; coordinated activities of physician assistant students; as director, continued to first assist on surgical procedures on a daily basis.
Clinical Instructor, PA Program: DeSales University, Allentown, PA College (formerly Allentown College)
St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA 1972-1996
Clinical Instructor, Surgical Services (OR, PACU, GI Lab, and Same Day Admitting)
Developed, coordinated, implemented, and evaluated nursing education programs and clinical competencies for all staff; coordinated student activities within all of perioperative services. Organized and maintained nursing education records; Participated in establishment of department goals; initiated education for new equipment, products, and procedures to improve patient care.
Surgical Cardiovascular Coordinator
Responsible for development of cardiac service and maintenance of cardiovascular supplies, equipment, and implants; Coordinated staff education. Scrubbed and circulated for all types of procedures; served as preceptor, and trained personnel in specific procedures; Responsible for procurement of all departmental supplies.
A.S. Registered Nursing Cypress College
B.S.H.S. Health Sciences-Honors Chapman University
RNFA Certificate UCLA
CLNC Certificate Vickie Milazzo Institute
Member of Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)
Member Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)
Member of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
Member of AALNC Journal Editor Board
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