Hospice of Wake County
Raleigh, NC 27607
March 2008 – Current
Title: RN Case Manager
Duties: Responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family care to support terminally ill patients and families in home, skilled nursing facility or residential care facility. Frequency of patient / family contacts will be at the discretion of the Case Manager and his/her assessment of need, but will be a minimum of once per week. The Case Manager endeavors to utilize teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to provide comfort care and maximize the quality of life for the patients and families.
Assess home care needs, assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect confidentially and privacy and communicate in a courteous and respectful manner. Provide direct care to patients as prescribed in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care.
Evaluate and perform ongoing assessment and revise initial written plan of care with Interdisciplinary collaboration weekly or as the needs and conditions of the patient/family change. Authorize, coordinate and supervise care, as prescribed in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, with contracted
vendors in order to meet the needs of the patient. Attend and participate in bi-weekly patient care conferences (PCC).
Document accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status, document patient care reflecting nursing interventions, patient response to care, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress.
Coordinate community resources and other agency disciplines participating in patient care. Supervise and maintain ongoing effective communication with other hospice personnel involved with patient care.
Provide bereavement resources to the family as appropriate. Establish HHA plan of care as well as indirectly and directly supervising the plan of care per regulations. Participate in the Total Quality Management philosophy of the agency.
Raleigh, NC. 27614
July 2004 to March 2008
Title: Chemotherapy RN
Duties: Administer chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, IVIG, and other therapies via peripheral and central line accesses. Triage all incoming physician phone calls. Educate patients and families regarding therapies received. Assist patients with access to oral chemotherapy as needed.
South Florida Oncology Hematology
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
April 2002 to July 2004
Title: Nurse Manager (West office)
Duties: Supervise and educate nursing staff in the mixing and administration of all in-office chemotherapy and medical treatments. Educate patients on therapy received. Triage all incoming physician phone calls; approve daily schedule of patient flow and scheduling of nursing staff. Update weekly inventory of all medications and supplies. Assist with patient enrollment in patient assistance programs as needed.
Memorial Health Systems
Memorial Regional Hospital
Hollywood, FL 33020
May 2000 to February 2003
Title: Registered Nurse II, Oncology
Duties: Assumed responsibility for direct patient care including the administration of chemotherapy, blood and blood products, as well as routine patient care. These duties performed on inpatient oncology floor, as well as outpatient cancer center.
South County Hematology-Oncology Associates
Delray Beach, FL. 33484
April 1998 to May 2000
Title: Registered Oncology Nurse
Duties: Initiate patient contact in office, assess vital signs, obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and/or port access. Instruct patients in the provision of specimens for urinalysis, cultures and occult blood. Document patient care and co-ordinate patient preparation for surgical interventions. Assist with in-office procedures, mix and administer all in-office chemotherapy and medical treatments. Educate patients and family on therapy received. Triage all incoming physician phone calls, approve daily schedule of patient flow, update weekly inventory of all medications and medical supplies, assist physician with bone marrow biopsy and aspirations.
Salick Health Care
Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami Beach, FL 33140
June 1997 to April 1998
Title: Stem Cell Coordinator
Duties: Coordinate all aspects of High-dose chemotherapy with peripheral autologous stem cell transplantation. Obtain patient’s previous medical records, formulate a medical summary including documented statistics regarding chosen protocol for submission to insurance companies. Upon patient approval supervise and assist in all aspects of nursing care; schedule pre-testing per protocol requirements, assist surgeons at bedside with apheresis catheter placement, apheresis harvesting (collection of stem-cells). Arrange for transportation of stem-cell product to and from processing center, administration of high-dose chemotherapy, growth factors, IV antibiotics, blood and blood products, including stem cells. Schedule patient housing and transportation as needed. Educate patients on all therapies received. Document and report all data and toxicities to appropriate personnel. Conduct biweekly stem-cell meetings with physicians, department supervisors, and administration for case presentations and updated status of current transplant patients. Maintain QA for all equipment in use. Participate as member of CODE team as needed. Remain on-call twenty-four hours a day for all stem-cell patients and staff.
Impact Center of South Broward
Hollywood, FL 33021
July 1995 to June 1997
Title: Registered Nurse, Oncology
Duties: Perform apheresis to collect stem-cells required for transplant. Collaborating with surgeons to ensure appropriate apheresis catheter placement. Administer high dose chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, blood and blood products, including stem cells. Educate patients on all therapies received. Document all data and toxicities in clinical trials program, including registration and follow-up information; write detailed medical summaries for submission to patient insurance companies and; scheduling pre-testing per protocol requirements. On call twenty-four hours for all Impact Center patients.
President, Performance Improvement Committee-, created center manual and file quarterly quality assurance reports to corporate office.
South Miami Hospital
South Miami, FL 33143
August 1992 to July 1995
Title: Registered Nurse, Oncology
Duties: Assumed responsibility for direct patient care within the skills previously learned in Nursing and Certification Programs. Including the administration of chemotherapy, blood and blood products, as well as routine patient care.