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Project Manager Medical

San Francisco, CA
April 30, 2016

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Patricia Prata

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Bangor, PA ****3


Educational Degrees/Certifications

Southern CT State University: Master of Public Health 2001

Certified Health Education Specialist 2001

University of New Haven 1985

Bachelor of Arts Communications/Journalism

Cum Laude/Honors Scholar

Certification as Functional Behavioral Analyst 2011

AHA CPR & AED Certification 2015

Positions and Employment

Bright Star of Lehigh Valley 10/2011 - Present

35 E. Elizabeth Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Elderly Care Representative: In-home services provided to elderly or disabled clients with chronic illness in need of assistance with everything from Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to transporting for medical/mental health purposes, family contact and support, treatment care plan development and protocol to follow with strong focus on safety preparation.

Progressions, Inc. 6/2010- 8/2013

881 Marcon Blvd

Allentown, PA 18109

(P/T) Independent contractor-- Functional Behavior Analyst/Mobile Therapist to children with emotional/psychological diagnoses due to traumatic life events or disabilities

Assess new client in possible need of care following FBA protocol including 4-6 week oversight in varying settings to determine possible diagnoses and type of treatment/intervention to be recommended to company psychiatrist via an FBA report

Develop treatment plans: inclusive of behavior goals/interventions to meet goals

Supervise therapeutic support staff

Transfer of skills to client/parent/family to assist w/behavior modification

Creative implementation of interventions to meet behavior goals; examples: role-playing, modeling; game-playing w/discussions to identify antecedents, etc.

Stay-at-Home Mother & Part-time Independent Educational Consultant

(varying agencies/schools): 2006-2010

Prepare, develop & implement educational presentations (social- or emotional-based) to students and families. Responsibilities included: Scheduling, coordination & implementation, record keeping analyses.

Project Manager

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ 2001-2006

97 Paterson Street

New Brunswick, NJ Responsibilities related to diabetes research and interventions:

Project manager/researcher for CDC-funded study TRIAD – Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes

Regulatory compliance management for government and accreditation agencies

Assistant writer/editor and researcher for medical journal publication of study results

Protocol and grant writing; pharmaceutical grant fundraising

Managing Editor of national quarterly diabetes publication for medical professionals

Focus groups to determine reasons for non-compliance w/health recommendations

Trainings to individuals involved in studies to assist w/improved compliance for better health management, as well as recruit/train new departmental employees

Study participant database analyses to extract pertinent information such as non-compliance

Strong communication, consultative, and client service skills to conduct study outreach

Results-oriented with focus on achieving statistical-based study findings, which were published in medical journals

Part-time Adjunct Instructor

Chubb Institute, Parsippany, NJ 2005-2006

Taught Intro to Medical Assistance (one evening per week to adults returning to school or entering the medical field for the first time)

Quality Improvement Coordinator

Health Net of the Northeast (aka PHS Health Plans) 1996-2001

Shelton, CT; Neptune, NJ

Designed, developed and implemented health programs including, but not limited to: diabetes, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, mammograms & childhood immunization compliance. Responsibilities included performing needs assessments; data analyses to identify non-compliance; team/individual design/development of program goals and objectives; implementation of educational seminars (large & small groups); protocol development.

Accreditation compliance oversight

Associate training as needed primarily for medical computer programs used within the company

Easter Seals, Somerville, NJ 2001

Weekend residential counselor assist mentally disabled adults w/varying w/ADLs, teach basic life skills, record keeping, safety awareness -- strong focus & attentive to detail

Freelance Writer/Editor:

Strategies magazine (>20 years); UMDNJ Monthly Diabetes Publication for continuing medical education (approved by NJ Board of Nursing and Medicine); managing editor & writer for Southern CT State University Dept of Public Health Newsletter; editor of national Source Journal; Cutter magazine (national small business publication); The Sound newspaper; Penthouse, New Haven County Women’s magazine and Plant more.

Medical Publications:

Socioeconomic position and health among persons with diabetes mellitus: a conceptual framework and review of the literature. Epidemiologic reviews. 2004; 26(1): 63-77. Diabetes Care -- Out-of-Pocket Costs and Diabetes Preventive Services: Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study

Volunteer Activities & Memberships:

2010 Blue Valley Patriots Cheerleading Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator

2005-2007: NJ Diabetes Association member

1998-2000: CT Public Health Association member

1997-1999 Health Net United Way Coordinator & Associate Aerobics Coordinator

1998: Volunteer for Women & Children homeless shelter, New Haven, CT

1990-1998: Assistant Girl Scout Leader

Specialized Trainings & Skills:

Published author, editor and managing editor of numerous publications – overseeing production from start to mailing

Functional Behavioral Certification (2011)

Crisis Prevention Intervention (2008)

Safety Training (2009)

CPR & First Aid Certified (2008; 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet search engines and networking sites.

Database management & analyses

Definite team player

Use of measurement tools, charts, graphs, research-related interview sheets

Proficient in observational analyses, varying settings

Efficient in multi-tasking and strong organizational/time management skills

Passionate, dedicated, reliable and determined

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