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Nurse Medical

Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary:
120,000 to 150,000
Posted:
September 17, 2019

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Linda A. Yochem, RN-BC,CCM, COHC, CLNC

**** ******** *****

Warrenton,Virginia 20187

Phone: 703-***-****

E-mail: adadf4@r.postjobfree.com

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Professional

Objective:

To apply my years of experience and the expertise, which I have acquired in a broad range of clinical and managerial healthcare positions to be part of an organization’s management team, whose goal is to ensure the highest quality of wellness and care for the clients, employees and their families in a cost effective manner.

Experience:

March 2003

Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute

to Present

14225 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, VA 20153

My title is Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor (full-time), Employee Health Registered Nurse. I have been a RN for 35+ years. My role includes managing worker's compensation program, case management, pre-employment physicals with drug testing, tuberculosis program, respiratory programs, biological exposures follow-up and managing/designing new programs for the clinic. The employee population is 1615 reporting to the Chantilly facility (three hospital lab sites). I am also responsible for coordinating, presenting and managing the wellness program; Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Hypertension, SARS, stress reduction, stroke, Blueprint for Wellness (for 4 locations and multiple events) and other health related topics. I am involved in direct patient care and the employee orientation program. I have reviewed medical records and have written chronological reports with other possible causes for Workman’s Compensation claims prior to going to the Commission. I am responsible for development of policy and procedures as well as, standing orders for our department. I am Greenbelt Six Sigma certified as of November 2008. Since HealthyQuest’s inception, I have been the Regional Health Promotion Team Leader for 5 sites (totaling over 4,000 employees plus spouses) . My whole career has evolved around Wellness and Promotion of healthy practices. Each year, I have reviewed the BFW report and planned the activities for the year to promote ways to improve the health of our employees in Chantilly. In Dori Ziegler’s (Corporate Manager) absence I have prepared the metrics for the whole organization, (43,000). Each year, I have coordinated a Health Fair with over 50 vendors for our population. I am responsible for community outreach, such as American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Organ Donations etc. I enjoy meeting new people and setting up events of all kinds. I am detailed oriented. Two out of three years, my Wellness Program has won the Healthiest Employer Award given by The Washington Business Journal and placed in the top 3 the alternate year. Most recently, my company has hired two RNs on the west coast, I am responsible for standardizing all functions and support of these clinics.

October 2001

Washington Gas

to March 2003

6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151

My title is Senior Occupational Health Nurse. My duties include the following; drug testing (DOT and pre-employment), performing pre-employment physicals, screening (i.e. audio testing, vision testing (Snellen chart), health questionnaire, vital signs, Multistix, range of motion of joints, and auscultation of heart and lungs), preparing First Aid and First Report of Injury reports, triaging employees (911, urgent, or needs to see a doctor in a few days), preparing running notes and Case Management of Work Related Injuries, preparing medical records for IME and MMI, making these appointments, informing the employee, preparing the letter for the physician, preparing and submitting a supplement for LOST time, submitting reports for OFF duty, LIGHT duty, or FULL Duty to contact in Safety that compiles the OSHA 300 log, make appointments with doctors and physical therapy facilities for injured employees, following up with doctors and coordinating care between several physicians, performing Respiratory Assessment with exam and vital capacity analysis, preparing and tracking the Restriction list, (Temporary and Permanent), administering the flu vaccine, blood pressure evaluations, sick management tracking, returning employees to work (work-related or sick), and providing nursing care to all employees that seek assistance. Washington Gas has 2000 employees. I manage the Hearing Conservation Program, HAZWOP Program, LEAD, MERCURY and ASBESTOS Programs, as well as, the DOT and Respirator Programs. I do all the exams and testing for all the programs. I see an average of fifteen employees in the Health and Medical Services department each day. I am heavily involved in chart review and appropriateness of care. I assist Washington Gas' attorneys with cases. I was certified in spirometry by a NIOSH approved course in October 2002. I was certified as a Legal Nurse Consultant in September 2002. I handle management and employee issues involving medical issues. I prepared chronological reports, reviewed medical records and researched insurance documents for services that were able to prove that the employee had perjured herself.

January 2000

Dominion Semiconductor, LLC (Corporate Nurse, Inc.)

to October 2001

9600 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA 20110

My title was Occupational Health Nurse. My role involved performing vision exams, reviewing baseline physicals with lab results with all new employees, managing arsenic urine program, managing the respiratory program, running reports, completing accident/injury (Worker’s Compensation) reports, following up with employees, managing sick leave and health issues of employees, performing blood pressures, performing blood sugars, teaching at Health Fairs, preparing and tracking of restrictions, making appointments for employees (sick or Worker’s Compensation), coordinating care between several physicians, triaging employees (e.g. “911”, “urgent”, or “needs to see a doctor in a few days”), entering notes on Sprintware, returning employees to work (for sick or work related), and providing nursing care to all employees and on-site contractors who seek assistance. Dominion Semiconductor, LLC had 1300 employees. I have seen as many as 25 employees in an 8-hour shift.

November 1998

Washington Gas (Corporate Nurse, Inc.)

to January 2000

6801 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151

My title was Occupational Health Nurse. My duties included the following; drug testing (DOT and pre-employment), performing pre-employment screening (i.e. audio testing, vision testing (Snellen chart), health questionnaire, vital signs, Multistix, range of motion of joints, and auscultation of heart and lungs), preparing First Aid and First Report of Injury reports, triaging employees (911, urgent, or needs to see a doctor in a few days), preparing running notes and Case Management of Work Related Injuries, preparing medical records for IME and MMI, making these appointments, informing the employee, preparing the letter for the physician, preparing and submitting a supplement for LOST time, submitting reports for OFF duty, LIGHT duty, or FULL Duty to contact in Safety that compiles the OSHA 200 log, make appointments with doctors and physical therapy facilities for injured employees, following up with doctors and coordinating care between several physicians, performing Respiratory Assessment with exam and vital capacity analysis, preparing and tracking the Restriction list, (Temporary and Permanent), administering the flu vaccine, blood pressure evaluations, sick management tracking, returning employees to work (work-related or sick), and providing nursing care to all employees that seek assistance. Washington Gas has 2000 employees. I saw an average of fifteen employees in the Health and Medical Services department each day.

December 1997

The Retina Group of Washington, P.C.

to November 1998

8316 Arlington Blvd., Suite. 424, Fairfax, VA 22301

The Retina Group of Washington, P.C. is a physician practice of nine physicians and surgeons and one low vision doctor. My role and title was Office Manager/R.N. I managed two of the six Retina Group of Washington offices in the greater metropolitan area, one in Fairfax and one in Alexandria. The two offices that I managed account for nearly half of the total revenue of the organization. I was responsible for the day to day activities. My role involved hiring, training, and disciplining of all staff, and assuring accuracy in all areas of the practice. I was heavily involved with QA, patient complaints and their resolutions. I participated in the education of clients in the diseases of the eye, scheduling surgeries, updating staff on changes in insurance requirements and the billing processes. I was responsible for maintaining employee files. I was the resource person for employee injuries and illnesses.

June 1997

Community Home Health of Virginia

to December 1997

9879 Forestwood Lane, Suite 2A, Manassas, VA 22110

Community Home Health of Virginia is a subsidiary of Medical Services of America, Inc. It is a home health agency that delivers skilled services and private duty services as well as, durable medical equipment, infusion therapy, Diabetes management (MedXpres), and oversight management.

On a daily basis, I visited physician practices, hospitals, financial planners, insurance carriers, and others to market our services. In addition, I was responsible for effective intake, education, and coordination of home health services in a five county region (Prince William, Fairfax, Stafford, Fauquier, and Loudoun). My duties include coordinating the care of patients between providers, hospitals, nursing homes and our agency, health fairs, and education of the community.

Feb. 1995

Aetna Professional Management Corporation

to Feb. 1997

7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201D, Falls Church, VA 22046

Aetna Professional Management Corporation is the subsidiary of Aetna Life Insurance Co. which delivers primary care in a managed care environment known as HealthWays Family Medical Centers. HealthWays Family Medical Centers of the Mid-Atlantic Region is credentialed by twenty-three insurance plans. HealthWays purchases physicians' practices and, in turn, employs the physicians and their staffs. A Site Supervisor is sent to train and manage these offices. I was the Site Supervisor for the locations in Manassas, VA. and in Silver Spring, MD. Previously, I was Site Supervisor at the facility in Fredericksburg, VA. I supervised all staff, worked as a team player with the physicians, and ensured that the organizational goals were obtained. I was also in charge of the QA, UR, UM program for the Mid-Atlantic Region (Falls Church office).

My responsibilities involve all areas of the practice including filling in for staff absence with direct patient care to upkeep of the physical environment. I performed scheduling for support staff, physicians, and on-call rotation. I ensured that all areas of the operation ran smoothly, effectively, and efficiently. I was responsible for handling all billing problems, as well as, resolving all patient concerns. I am experienced with ICD-9 and CPT coding. My offices were always within budget.

I have participated in "start ups" for four sites including the Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA site. I planned and held Health Fairs for business development, held an open house at the Fredericksburg site and participated on a radio program. I have assisted other Site Supervisors with trouble shooting problems at their facilities. Although I had been employed with Aetna Professional Management for less than two years, within the first 12 months I received a Hero's award for my efforts.

My QA, UR, UM responsibilities involve chart audits, patient satisfaction follow-up, insurance and capitation reimbursement, hospital and referral utilization for seven sites.

May 1994

Kaiser Permanente

to Feb. 1995

14139 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

My title was Clinical Coordinator of a pediatric outpatient clinic housed within a HMO setting. I also served as acting OB/GYN clinical coordinator, as well. My responsibilities involved meeting organizational goals as well as managing a staff of 13 R.N.s, 2 L.P.N.s, 10 Clinic Assistants, 3 PARC's, and 2 clerical staff. I was responsible for scheduling, which was coordinated with providers and support staff, budget, managing FTEs, developing and implementing efficient systems, QA&I activities, coaching/disciplining staff, in-services, leading team meetings, and performing direct patient care when the situation warranted. I participated in Operations Meetings for the Woodbridge Center. I represented Kaiser Permanente in various community activities such as: Board Member of the Primary Pediatrics Council of Prince William County for Children, and other region sponsored activities.

I made suggestions for additional (ad hoc) software for the computers which was implemented region-wide.

As a Clinical Coordinator, I was responsible for the total operation of the Pediatric and OB/GYN Clinics.

July 1993

Bailey's Health Center (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

to May 1994

5827 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

My title was Clinical Manager/Project Manager of a primary care clinic for indigent patients. This clinic was operated by PHP Healthcare Corporation under a contract from Fairfax County. Although my responsibility was to PHP Healthcare Corporation, I developed and successfully utilized many diplomatic skills in ensuring that Bailey's Health Center enjoyed the support and cooperation of the Fairfax County Health Department while simultaneously turning Bailey's Health Center from a minimally productive activity for PHP Healthcare into one of its most successful centers. I was responsible for all operations, budget, billing, and staffing at all levels: M.D.s, P.A.s, N.P.s, M.A.s, etc. I handled all problems that arose. Our patient load range was 80-100 per day. This was a multi-cultural community; most (80%) patients did not speak English.

Oct. 1990

NAVCARE Jacksonville (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

to July 1993

#60 Highway 24 East, Midway Park, NC 28544

My title was Charge Nurse/Alternate Project Manager of a busy primary care clinic for military dependents and retirees. We cared for 350-400 patients a day. I managed a staff of 45. I handled all problems that arose involving conflicts between doctors, patients, or employees. I became very experienced in all aspects of clinic management from physical plant maintenance, electrical and alarm systems, IBM computer operations, to nursing functions such as emergency cases, heavy involvement in QA/UR, streamlining the patient flow, assisting with JCAHO Accreditation. My collateral duties were to credential all staff, interviewing prospective employees, verifying references, completing paperwork for new employees, and orientation for new employees (R.N., L.V.N., M.A.).

On a daily basis I performed assessment and evaluation of staff, which included disciplining when necessary.

I developed new ways to help our clinic function at its optimal level. We were JCAHO Accredited with Honors in 1991.

I utilized my skills on a daily basis in such widely varied activities as interpersonal communication skills, patient teaching, EKG's, respiratory treatments, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, ear lavages, IV therapy, vital signs, and computer skills.

During this time of my employment, I was asked to consult at a facility in Columbus, GA. The contract at the Columbus facility had been revised and I spent several weeks evaluating, developing, and training the Columbus staff in new procedures consistent with the contract.

I received two PHP Pride Awards; one for my contributions toward obtaining JCAHO accreditation and the other for my contributions at the Columbus, GA facility.

Sept. 1988

NAVCARE Oceanside (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

to Oct. 1990

Tri-City Plaza, 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083

As of July 1990, I was promoted to Director of Nursing, I resigned my position when my husband received military orders. I worked as the Charge Nurse since beginning my employment, I acted as the Director of Nursing in times of vacation and illness until my promotion.

My duties included maintaining overall efficiency of the clinic. I opened and closed the clinic, which entailed: disarming/arming the alarm system, bringing up/shutting down Datastat and Primaq computers, counting narcotics, running I & E reports, preparing rooms for patient care, preparing all equipment for use, assessing daily quality assurance measures, consulting with M.D.s, mid-levels, Military liaison, HBA, and Radiology as necessary, daily scheduling of staff and related problems, triaging patients as well as prioritizing emergency conditions, supervising all staff, directing patient care, counseling staff members on problem areas, orientation of new staff (R.N., L.V.N., M.A.), a resource person for all staff, and effectively dealing with difficult patients.

I was involved daily with QA issues such as, chart reviews, immunization reviews, growth chart plotting reviews, and recovery of moneys lost due to exceeding a two-hour turnaround time. I assisted with preparation of charts and clinic for both JCAHO visits. I prepared QA meeting minutes, made monthly contributions, and distributed them to all pertinent staff.

My interest in staff development assisted me in giving in-services, orienting new staff, providing one-on-one instructions, identifying problem areas with staff and counseling accordingly. I was proficient at providing both verbal and written direction. Also, I directed emergency drills such as code and fire, to better prepare staff for such events.

My collateral duty consisted of developing and implementing the Infection Control policies and procedures at our clinic. I have developed the policies and procedures according to PHP policies, JCAHO, and OSHA requirements. The major program has been directed at daily, weekly, and monthly evaluation of our performance to comply with the requirements established. I have issued memoranda to staff in regards to: measles outbreak and requirements for MMR, immunization schedule update, informed consent and research for Hepatitis B Vaccine, handwashing technique, incubation periods for chickenpox, blood spillage, use of isolation room, and proper disinfecting of rooms. I implemented a follow-up system for abnormal lab results and, also, followed up with phone calls to ill patients. As the Relief Supervisor (Charge Nurse), I performed all duties my Director of Nursing performed without difficulty. As Charge Nurse, I performed direct patient care with a census of 200 to 250 patients per day.

Dec. 1987

Fallbrook Hospital District

to Sept. 1988

Fallbrook, California

I worked as a Staff Nurse who floated to medical-surgical unit, intensive care unit, and emergency room unit. I supervised nursing assistants (4) and L.V.N.s (3-5). I also implemented the nursing process for direct patient care.

July 1987

Tri-City Medical Center

to Dec. 1987

4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

I planned, implemented, assessed, and evaluated nursing care of telemetry patients, pre-operative patients, and post-operative open heart surgical patients. I was also responsible for monitoring telemetry EKG strips and treating arrhythmias as conditions warranted.

April 1987

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

to July 1987

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

I performed newborn assessments and administered care as condition warranted. I instructed parents on proper daily care. I was responsible for the care of newborns with meningitis, apnea, failure to thrive, and sepsis. I developed proficiency with many types of monitors. A level II Nursery.

Jan. 1987

Visiting Nurse Association

to April 1987

8123 Engineer Road, San Diego, CA 92111

I was a Staff Nurse that visited homebound patients. My duties included performing assessments, physical examinations, and reporting abnormalities to the physicians. I maintained records for a case load of twenty patients. My responsibilities included instructing on diet, medications, activities, and procedures. I trained family members in becoming competent care-givers.

April 1985

St. Vincent's Medical Center

to Jan. 1987

P.O. Box 2982, Jacksonville, Florida 32203

I was a Staff Nurse on an I.V. Therapy Team of ten nurses. I performed venipunctures on all age groups including infants and critically ill patients. Also, I administered chemotherapy agents to patients on the oncology unit, provided nursing care to cancer patients, assisted with activities of daily living, cared for port-a-cath sites, and implemented the nursing process to all patients receiving direct patient care.

Feb. 1984

Superior Care, Inc.

to March 1985

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite. #834, Houston, Texas 77005

I coordinated care for Medicare patients for a Home Health Agency. My responsibilities included planning assignments, arranging care to correlate with visit patterns. I performed injections, in-home I.V. antibiotic therapy, maintained patients on hyperalimentation, gave instructions on disease processes, medications, diabetic teaching and skin care. I was active in public relations through meetings with physicians and Senior Citizens' Clubs.

Nov. 1983

Gulf Coast Hospital

to June 1984

2800 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77520

My duties were as a Charge Nurse (days) on a busy 37 bed surgical unit. I supervised a staff of R.N.s (2) L.V.N.s (3-5), and nurse assistants (3-6).

June 1982

Baptist Medical Center

to Aug. 1983

200 Forrest Avenue, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

I was Charge Nurse during nights (11-7), for a medical step-down telemetry unit with a 32 patients census. I supervised R.N.s (2), L.V.N.s (3) and nurse assistants (2-5). I participated in all codes and performed direct patient care. During this time, I was Charge Nurse on a Pediatric/Orthopedic Unit with a census of 30-32. I cared for patients with fractures, burns, as well as child abuse cases.

Education:

1982 Associate in Applied Science Degree

Northeast Alabama State Junior College

P.O. Box 159, Rainsville, Alabama 35986

June 1982 Transferring Patients

Baptist Medical Center

200 Forrest Avenue, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

July 1982 Catheter Care

Baptist Medical Center

200 Forrest Avenue, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967

Nov. 1983 A. Pre-op teaching of the surgical patient

B. Insulin teaching

C. Communication-Interaction Assertiveness

Gulf Coast Hospital

2800 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77520

Dec. 1983 A. I. V. Techniques

B. Code Blue Module

C. Emergency Nursing

Gulf Coast Hospital

2800 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77520

Feb. 1984 Hyperalimentation in Home Care

Superior Care, Inc.

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite. #834, Houston, Texas 77005

July 1984 Infection Control

St. Vincent's Medical Center

P.O. Box 2982, Jacksonville, Florida 32203

Jan. 1986 The AIDS Epidemic

St. Vincent's Medical Center

P.O. Box 2982, Jacksonville, Florida 32203

Oct. 1986 Chemotherapy Module

St. Vincent's Medical Center

P.O. Box 2982, Jacksonville, Florida 32203

April 1987 Venipuncture Certification

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

May 1987 A. Intravenous Push Medication

B. Fetal Circulation

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Oct. 1987 A. Reading EKGs

B. Basic EKGs

Tri-City Medical Center

4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

Feb. 1988 The Pediatric Patient

Fallbrook Hospital District

Fallbrook, California

Nov. 1988 Infection Control

NAVCARE Oceanside

Tri-City Plaza, 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083

April 1989 Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Workshop

NAVCARE Oceanside

Tri-City Plaza, 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083

Feb. 1990 A. Rapid Fluid Resuscitation: How to Correct Dangerous Deficits

B. Code Blue

NAVCARE Oceanside

Tri-City Plaza, 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083

March 1990 A. Operating EKG machine: Bergen model L-10

B. GYN Examination and Protocol for Pregnancy Testing

NAVCARE Oceanside

Tri-City Plaza, 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083

Nov. 1990 Patients Rights and Responsibilities

NAVCARE Jacksonville

#60 Highway 24 East, Midway Park, NC 28544

April 1991 How to Lead and Build Your Team

NAVCARE Jacksonville

#60 Highway 24 East, Midway Park, NC 28544

May 1991 Temp-a-dot Thermometers

NAVCARE Jacksonville

#60 Highway 24 East, Midway Park, NC 28544

June 1991 Beta Blockers

NAVCARE Jacksonville

#60 Highway 24 East, Midway Park, NC 28544

Nov. 1993 Cipro

Bailey's Health Center (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

5827 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

Dec. 1993 A. Blood-borne Pathogens

B. OSHA Update

Bailey's Health Center (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

5827 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

Jan. 1994 TB Update

Bailey's Health Center (PHP Healthcare Corporation)

5827 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

May 1994 A. HIV Update

B. OSHA Standards

C. TB Update

D. Safety

Kaiser Permanente

14139 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Oct. 1994 A. Asthma

B. New Supervisor Course

Kaiser Permanente

14139 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Nov. 1994 Mastering Change

Kaiser Permanente

14139 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

May 1995 Making Your Program Work – Patient and Family Health Education

Aetna Professional Management Corporation

August 1995 Managing Small Physician Practices

Aetna Professional Management Corporation

August 2000 Blood-borne Pathogens

Dominion Semiconductor, LLC

June 2001 AED/Heart Start Certification

Dominion Semiconductor, LLC

August 2001 Occupational Hearing Conservation Certification

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, Certification No. 67207

September 2002 Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Course (Certification: Scored in 99th percentile out of 175 participants)

September 16-21, 2002

King of Prussia, PA

October 2002 Spirometry Certification

October 17-18, 2002

Morgantown, WV

April 2003 CPR / First Aid / AED Certification

Chantilly, VA

April 2005 CPR / First Aid / AED Certification

Chantilly, VA

March 2005 NALNC Conference CME Update

New Orleans, LA

February 2006 Excellence in Leadership

Chantilly, VA

March 2006 NALNC Conference CME Update

San Diego, CA

April 2006 CPR / First Aid / AED Certification

Chantilly, VA

May 2006 EHS Conference

May 23-25, 2006

Las Vegas, NV

August 2006 Occupational Hearing Conservation Certification

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, Certification No. 67207

April 2008 CPR / First Aid / AED Certification

Chantilly, VA

November 2008 Greenbelt Six Sigma Certification

Chantilly, VA

Multiple other online CEUs and webinaires plus all annual training

December 2017 ANA: Board Certified Case Management

B.S.N. in progress G.P.A.: 3.87



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