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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Raleigh, NC
Posted:
January 29, 2019

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CAROL DRESCHER, DNP, FNP-C, CNRN, CRRN, RN-BC

ac8bvz@r.postjobfree.com 603-***-**** LinkedIn

HEALTHCARE LEADER

SPECIALIZING I N N E U R O S C I E N C E A N D P A I N MANAGEMENT P R A C T I C E ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INNOVATION MACRO & MICRO VISION IGNITING TRANSFORMATION AND CHAMPIONING CHANGE, LINKING BEST-PRACTICES WITH QUALITY AND EVIDENCE-BASED CARE Clinical Administrative Team member, driving strategic action for one of the largest pain management practices in the Unites States

Solutions-focused healthcare leader and advanced care practitioner who is tactical, creative, and committed to creating a safe, high-performing, and patient-centered clinical environment that delivers quality patient care. Career history assuming first-time positions and living up to reputation for navigating ambiguity, overcoming resource dilution, and building relationships that rally multi-disciplinary care team members behind a common goal. Successful experience optimizing clinical operations through best-practices implementation while identifying opportunities to contain cost.

Staff Training & Development Quality Improvement Educational Initiatives

Regulatory Compliances Pain Management Productivity & Efficiency Gains

Evidence-Based Nursing

Program Development

Liaison & Communications

Process Improvement

Clinical Decision Making

Performance Improvement

H I G H L I G H T S O F H E A L T H C A R E V A L U E

Staff Management. Developed and implemented training and development initiatives with specialization in the administration of multimodal pain treatment options.

Precepted new providers, acclimating them to a professional medical setting, core measures of care, and imparting best-practices in the implementation of the nursing process.

Service-Oriented. Volunteer for American Nurses Credentialing Center for test development for the pain management nursing certification program.

Thought Leader and Subject Matter Expert. Presented to large audiences comprised of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, referral coordinators, and medical office staff.

Alternatives to Opioids: Managing Chronic Pain.

o Review national & state opioid-related statistics; non- pharmacological treatments for chronic pain; non-opioid pharmacological options.

o Comprehending interventional techniques and when to refer to a pain specialist.

Focus on Diagnosis Event (Boston Scientific): Treatment options for treating chronic pain—emphasis on spinal cord stimulator.

Healthcare Leadership. Served as a leader and chair of several councils, driven by a desire to always make a strong impact on healthcare. Key participant in nursing committees, strengthening initiatives to support continuity of quality care.

Evaluated and identified performance improvement areas in the delivery of direct patient care and administrated nursing services, improving quality, patient satisfaction, and processes. Special Projects

Provider manual.

North Carolina STOP Act

brochure (marketing) and

educational program (NSPC

providers).

Spinal cord stimulator program.

Educational needs survey.

EMR optimization.

Business of Pain Annual

Conference Planning

Committee.

o Developed the first nurse

practitioner/physician

assistant education

curriculum track.

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CAREER PROGRESSION & LEADERSHIP IMPACT

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING • CHIEF CLINICAL COORDINATOR INTERVENTIONAL PAIN CENTER/NATIONAL SPINE & PAIN CENTERS (8/2014 to Present) Critical leader during a period of change, combining efforts with business leaders in the launch of new clinical sites (IPC) and in the the execution of marketing collateral. Set the bar high in the delivery of quality services, resulting in transformational change which supported expansion to 9 new locations in North Carolina. Developed a reputation as an expert and served as a primary resource to other practitioners.

Transformed facility through organizational assessment and designed corrective actions such as staff training, policy development, performance & quality measures, continuous process improvement, evidence-based care coordination, patient care delivery, and rapport building.

Provided pivotal administrative leadership during M&As. Helped achieve post-merger synergy.

Changed culture by designing new training programs and by serving as an advocate for a new way, rallying staff behind a new direction with the goal of boosting staff productivity, compliance, and mitigating risk.

Determined needs in alignment with center’s goals and optimized educational curricula and programs.

Leveled-up the skills of the administrative leadership team, NPs, and PAs. Assisted in recruitment of top-notch team members who are devoted to patient-centered care.

Modernized the delivery of care through technology utilization and as a physician partner.

Strengthened company reputation through website content and marketing campaigns. Influenced public perception through presentations and company-sponsored speaking events.

Championed innovative programs to improve healthcare services, gaining a differentiating edge. Enabled the delivery of an expanded spinal cord stimulator program with great success.

Converted facility into an exemplary care environment by benchmarking best practices, enforcing quality standards.

Improved healthcare outcomes, managing a caseload of up to 32 patients per day from initial assessment/diagnosis to pain management treatment and follow-up care.

Held accountability for the ordering of pharmacotherapeutics, drug screens, interventional procedures. NURSE PRACTITIONER HOSPITALIST / HOUSE SUPERVISOR

VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (09/2013 to 04/2014)

Recruited to take an inaugural role as the facility’s first NP hospitalist. Designed and implemented first-time NP model with concentration on impacting nursing services.

Strengthened nursing services and continuum of care, from admissions through patient care coordination, patient education, and wellness promotion, to leveling up the skills of nursing staff.

Executed comprehensive NP services and admitted critical care and medical surgical patients based on acuity.

Conducted focused assessments, performed nursing diagnosis, took patient histories, and developed comprehensive treatment plans for patients with acute conditions.

Combined efforts with care team in sustaining the facility’s reputation through evidence and research-based nursing services.

NURSE PRACTITIONER HOSPITALIST / RESPIRATORY SERVICES CLINICAL LEADER CROTCHED MOUNTAIN SPECIALTY (06/2005 to 09/2014) Entrusted with the facility’s first nurse practitioner position. Exceeded expectations in the implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices across the delivery, coordination, and follow-up of care to patients in accordance with state/federal regulations and standards of excellence in nursing care. Performed SWOT analysis, Root Cause Analysis, and Failure Modes and Effects of patient care practices and clinical care delivery. As a leader, participated in committees and weekly teleconferences with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s RT department. Subsequently leveraged clinical acumen to establish a ventilator unit, develop telemedicine program, and instituted quality metrics. This helped drive down cost in the critical care units. Collaborated with Chief Medical Officer, Peter

Staats, highly regarded and reputable in the

pain field.

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Served as culture change agent, helping the care team understand the struggles of this population and deliver unbiased care.

Key participant in committees that drove organizational change.

Evaluated patients across the age continuum and developed individualized treatment plans for a patient population with acute respiratory conditions, seizures, infectious diseases, and autonomic neurostorming. Detected and identified acute changes in medical condition.

Performed admissions, physicals, progress notes, managed pharmacotherapeutics and interpreted labs/diagnostics.

Excelled in a prominent and exemplary team leadership capacity, engaging multidisciplinary teams in biweekly rounds, setting the tone for high-performance and patient-centered ethos.

Member of several quality committees: nursing leadership, physician leadership, patient safety, vent steering committee.

Assumed multiple leadership roles and served as a Respiratory Services Clinical leader. Delivered compassionate and effective direct patient care while also contributing to the betterment of the facility.

Assessed patient’s tolerance and response to ventilated care, to weaning, and monitored trach capping trials and decannulation.

Began career as a charge nurse, leading care team in the implementation of quality nursing services with specialization in brain injury, neurorehabilitation, LTACH services, and neurodevelopmental pediatrics. PRIOR WORK HISTORY

Adjunct Faculty Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (6/2008, 6/2009, 9-10/2012) Led evolution of nursing students in the pediatric clinical rotation, ensuring didactic and practicum adoption of current needs of the profession. Managed performance evaluation and provided constructed feedback in an inpatient clinical environment.

CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Nursing Practice—Frontier Nursing University (December 2016; GPA: 4.0) Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner—Rivier College (May 2009; GPA: 4.0) Associate Degree Nursing—New Hampshire Community Technical College (May 2005; GPA: 4.0) Master of Arts in Writing & Literature—Rivier College (Graduated “With Distinction,” May 1998) Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Concentration in Writing—Bradford College (Magna Cum Laude, December 1992) Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified Pain Management Nursing Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse BLS, ACLS DEA License MD 1973533, XD 1973533 NPI 112******* North Carolina Nursing License 5007173 AFFILIATIONS MEMBERSHIPS AWARDS

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners American Association of Neuroscience Nurses American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians The Pain Society of the Carolinas Annual President’s Award in Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement – NHCTC Certificate of Achievement for Attaining the Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average: Nursing Courses and Nursing Program



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