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Nurse Educator Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Medical Records Review,Medical Chronologies,MSA, Future Cost Analysis, Life Care Planning experience, Risk Management Audits, MDS 2 0, MDS 3 0, QIS survey, QA implementation, QI implementation, ICD 9 coding experience, ADR Review and appeals process for HMO, Focus PDA, Department of Health Services, LTC self reporting process, Incident Management LTC, Risk Management LTC, Quality Indicators, Quality Measures LTC, Medicare Guidelines, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation LTC, Case Management, Utilization Review, SOP Policy, SOP Procedure Development, Assisted Living LTC, POC writing, POC implementing,

Expert Witness No.2245


EDUCATION

1988 – RN Diploma
St.Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester MA.            

1988 – RN Diploma
Assumption College, Worcester MA.                    

2001 – BA, Orginizational Management
Warner Southern University, Lake Wales FL                

EXPERIENCE

4/2013 – Present
Private Rehabilitation Center
Director of Nursing Services

5/2010 – 4/2013
Campus Clinical Director of Nursing Services
Handmaker Jewish Services Assisted living and LTC

7/2009 – Present
Founder/ CEO
Private Consulting Firm

7/2009 – 5/2010
Assistant Director of Nursing
Catalina Care Center

7/2008-7/2009
Assistant Director of Nursing
Life Care Center of Tucson

   
1/2005-7/2006
Neurosurgical Intermediate Care Center Nurse Manager
Northwest Medical Center

2/2002-9/2004
Unit Manager, (Medicare Unit)
The Groves Center               

5/2000-7/2002
Medical Surgical Unit Manager
Lake Wales Medical Center                             

12/1997-5/2000
ER Charge Nurse
Lake Wales Medical Center       

1/1995-11/1997
ER Charge Nurse
Biloxi Regional Medical Center                    

5/1985-12/1995
Staff Nurse ICU/ER/Specialty Float Nurse
Harrington Memorial Hospital       

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PUBLICATIONS
Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1/2010 – Founder/CEO of a Private Foundation to Facilitate Drug Awareness/Education
4/2010 – Certified Nurse Executive, AANAC       
9/2011 – Director of Nursing-Certified Long Term Care Nursing, AALTCN       

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS
4/2010-5/2013 – AANAC                       
9/2011-5/2013 – AALTCN                               
5/2012-1/2014 – NADONA                      
1/2010-present – Partnership for Drug Free America- AZ Affiliate                      
       
EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Records Review
  • Medical Chronologies
  • MSA, Future Cost Analysis
  • Life Care Planning experience
  • Risk Management Audits
  • MDS 2.0 and MDS 3.0
  • QIS survey
  • QA/QI implementation
  • ICD-9 coding experience
  • ADR Review and appeals process for HMO
  • Focus- PDA
  • Department of Health Services LTC self-reporting process
  • Incident / Risk Management in LTC
  • Quality Indicators and Quality Measures in LTC
  • Medicare Guidelines for Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation in LTC
  • Case Management
  • Utilization Review
  • SOP Policy and Procedure Development for Assisted Living and LTC
  • POC writing and implementing

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