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Eugene, Oregon, 97401, United States
Posted:
October 23, 2016

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MARY BETH POWELL

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Eugene, OR *7401

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acw66z@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

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MEDICAL LEGAL CONSULTING

Owner

Advise legal teams on key implications of medical facts and develop defense strategies through complex civil and criminal cases

Eugene, OR

2012-2015

PEACEHEALTH

Director of Risk Management & Patient Advocacy

Directed risk identification, analysis and rapid implementation of effective mitigation and prevention strategies for four Oregon hospitals, including a Level II Trauma Center, two Critical Access hospitals and inpatient psychiatric and rehabilitation units, and four multi-specialty medical groups

Leveraged experience as ICU nurse and defense attorney to identify critical risk triggers in healthcare delivery systems

Reduced claims and lawsuits by 66% over four years, through a combination of staff education, analysis of early claims identification metrics, and development of proactive settlement resolution system

Responsible for payout reduction of >75% for claims over four years in Oregon region (per currently reported numbers)

Developed educational presentations for physicians, nursing, ancillary staff and administration, resulting in improved peer protections and increased adherence to regulatory requirements

Investigated and responded to state and federal regulatory complaints, inquiries and investigations

Actively participated/led quality and safety investigations and improvement plan reviews

Partnered with the Oregon Patient Safety Commission to develop and implement Early Disclosure and Resolution program, and supported physician providers in communication of adverse events

Developed and implemented Patient Advocacy position to streamline responses to complaints and increase overall patient satisfaction

Led department through system and network changes that resulted in 45% reduction in staff while maintaining existing workload

Springfield, OR

2008-2011

MEDICAL LEGAL CONSULTING

Owner

Founded independent legal consulting practice to provide customized advisory services to long-standing clients

Developed tailored legal strategies to navigate dynamic and complex medical regulations

Eugene, OR

2000-2009

CALKINS & CALKINS

Attorney Consultant

Managed numerous medical malpractice cases; legal team achieved dismissals or defense verdicts in >70% of cases

Developed defense strategies, analyzed case issues, prepared key briefs and motions with senior partner

Deposed expert witnesses, plaintiffs, and defended depositions of physician defendants

Provided comprehensive pre-trial preparation of witnesses and trial exhibits

Eugene, OR

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

1990-1999

LOOMIS & HOLLAND

Associate Attorney

Supported senior partner in all areas of medical products liability and medical/hospital malpractice defense

Researched, retained and interviewed medical experts

Participated in overall case development

Conducted depositions; served as liaison between company and clients

Eugene, OR

1988-1999

CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE STATE OF OREGON

Judicial Clerkship with the Hon. George W. Woodrich

Researched and analyzed case facts and law, prepared legal memoranda and presented facts and legal issues to judge

Participated in case analyses and discussions for settlement conferences with judge and attorneys

Supervised and served as resource for jurors; Managed trial evidence and exhibits

Eugene, OR

1981-1984

ROANOKE MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF NURSING

Instructor of Critical Care Nursing

Developed curricula for didactic and clinical instruction of critical care nursing

Accompanied students during all clinical experiences in the surgical, cardiovascular, medical and neurological ICUs

Implemented system-specific lectures, guest instructors and hands-on labs for students

Provided career counseling

Roanoke, VA

1980-1981

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER

Surgical/cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Staff/ Charge Nurse

Assessed and provided care to post-op adult cardiac, transplant, trauma and general surgical patients

Instructed colleagues on new procedures, medications and care of cardiac surgical patients

Denver, CO

1977-1980

SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Staff, Charge and Teaching nurse in trauma, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, infant & adult open-heart surgery, transplant and general surgery

Provided care and supervised staff in the care of critically ill patients, including post-operative pediatric and adult open heart surgery, neurological, orthopedic, GI and general surgeries, renal transplants and trauma

Collaborated with Critical Care Medicine chief on SICU bed allocation and unit policies

Served as Registered Teaching Nurse for new employees and students

Monitored staff development, including implementing corrective actions and terminations, if indicated

Gainesville, FL

1978-1980

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, DEPT. OF ANESTHESIA & CRITICAL CARE

Research assistant

With physician partner, developed tool for simulation training of ICU personnel

Published results from research on Simulation Training in the ICU in the Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and Do Dying Patients Predict their Own Demise? in the International Journal of Theory, Design and Research

Presented results at the ASA National Convention in San Francisco, CA

Gainesville, FL

1979-1980

NASA

Hyperbaric Medicine Research Associate

With the Director of Critical Care medicine, alternated between “diving” with patients in walk-in, whole body hyperbaric chamber, and monitoring, recording and analyzing findings

Provided care in the SICU for United States Navy divers with severe nitrogen narcosis or decompression sickness

Gainesville, FL

EDUCATION

1984-1987

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW

Member, National Moot Court Team

Winner, Oral Advocacy competition

Member, Environmental Law Society; Trial Studies

Eugene, OR

1975-1977

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing

Dean’s List

Specializations in Critical Care, Psychiatry and Obstetrical nursing

Gainesville, FL

ADDITIONAL

2008

2014

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Health Care Risk Management Certification Program

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEALTHCARE RISK MANAGEMENT

Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager (CPHRM)

Tampa, FL

Online

National



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