Harlingen, TX *****
Experienced with over ten years of clinical experience and exceptional leadership capabilities. Ability to establish a care environment characterized by quality focus, patient advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Enhanced ability to create workable environment. Skilled at effectively leading, training, and motivating clinical and non-clinical teams in delivering exceptional healthcare. Proven track record of contributions to improving quality by ensuring HIPAA compliance, participating in quality assurance management and training.
AREAS OF STRENGTH AND EXPERTISE
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Master of Science, Healthcare Administration, Southern New Hampshire University
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Texas at Brownsville
Associate of Science, Nursing, University of Texas at Brownsville
Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success
Shadow Chief Operating Officer on projects to gain knowledge and insight: oversee entry projects
Valley Baptist Medical Center, Brownsville, TX 2014 to Present
Recruit, retain, and manage physician staff. Prepare schedules and resolve personnel conflicts. Work collaboratively with case managers and departmental directors to monitor patient status and length of stay, identifying ways to streamline length of stay and addressing patients exceeding observation status.
Valley Baptist Medical Center, Brownsville, TX 2017 to Present
Interim Case Manager Director
Organize and coordinate needed healthcare resources and services as a patient advocate, maximizing efficient and cost-effective use of resources and quality of patient care. Conduct initial intake and benefit assessments, develop care plans, monitor progress, and establish discharge goals.
Solara Hospital, Brownsville, TX 2007 to 2014
Charge Nurse/House Supervisor, Intensive Care Unit & Medical-Surgical
Managed nursing care for a unit with 35 medical-surgical beds and 6 intensive care beds, supervising LVNs, Nurse Aides, and non-clinical staff. Scheduled admissions, conducted assessments, established nursing diagnoses, developed care plans, monitored and documented treatments, educated patients and families, and performed discharge planning. Provided a wide variety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment. Ensured the delivery of high-quality, top-notch care by establishing an atmosphere of professionalism and maintaining high morale among staff. Kept detailed records for individuals participating in clinical trials.
Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, TX 2005 to 2011
Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical
Conducted ongoing patient assessments, established nursing diagnoses, established and developed care plans, monitored patient treatments and status, educated patients and families, and performed discharge planning. Led and supervised nursing staff, delegating duties and training nurses on quality control procedures. Authorized drug refills and communicated prescription information to pharmacies.