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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
September 20, 2019

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Robert Keen MSN, RN

**** ******* **.

Valdosta, GA 31602

229-***-****

adaeh5@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Exceptional practitioner and clinical leader with vast clinical practice experience in top tier healthcare organizations. Extensive experience patient care (acute/chronic) in various settings including inpatient, sub-acute, home care, clinical and primary care, Clinical management of patients with diseases of Cardiac, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Neurology, Orthopedic, Pulmonary, and Renal body systems. Proven successful patient-centered care in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team. Established local resident with strong community involvement.

New AGNP Graduate- 08-03-19 RN since 1990

Clinical experience includes over 500 hrs clinical experience in local clinics and Primary Care.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bethany Hospice Valdosta, GA July 2017-

Weekend RN, On Call Full-Time

(Opportunity closer to home and complementary to Graduate school)

Provide all skilled professional nursing care to patient/family/caregivers as prescribed by the physician and in compliance with regulations by the State Board of Nursing and Company policies when called upon after hours. Prioritize calls, and to see patients as needed. Guide after hours’ staff in assessing and treating physical, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual; needs. After clinical and social staffs report findings and interventions, determine appropriateness and if any, further instruction is needed. Work closely with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure proper patient follow up on previous night after hours’ call. Adhere to Company policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and directives.

Archbold Memorial Hospital Thomasville, GA January 2017-July 2017

RN, Progressive Cardiac Unit

Must Demonstrate holistic approach to nursing care. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate competency in basic nursing skills, computer skills. Position possesses the clinical expertise for assessment of patient /client needs for medications and supplies and performs troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and/or services provided to those needs; skilled in creating care plans for their patients; skilled instructing patients and/or their caregivers on the care and use of systems, equipment, medications, and supplies they need for their health; and able to provide care in the home environment.

Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA August 2016- January 2017

Adjunct/Part Time Faculty College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Adjunct (part-time) faculty must perform duties associated with teaching at the post-secondary level. These include (but are not limited to): preparing lectures and their class instructional materials; preparing and leading class discussion; providing prompt responses to student questions and inquiries as well as prompt and appropriate feedback on tests, quizzes, and assignments; and following VSU policies and procedures related to teaching. Position possesses the clinical expertise for assessment of patient /client needs for medications and supplies and performs troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and/or services provided to those needs; skilled in creating care plans for their patients; skilled instructing patients and/or their caregivers on the care and use of systems, equipment, medications, and supplies they need for their health; and able to provide care in the home environment.

Barnes Healthcare Outpatient Infusion Clinic Tallahassee, FL January 2016- March 2017

PRN Nurse Infusion RN- Sub-Acute Clinic and home environment.

Position possesses the clinical expertise for assessment of patient /client needs for medications and supplies and performs troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and/or services provided to those needs; skilled in creating care plans for their patients; skilled instructing patients and/or their caregivers on the care and use of systems, equipment, medications, and supplies they need for their health; and able to provide care in the home environment.

High patient satisfaction rate

Low complication rate

Excellent assessment, documentation and trouble-shooting skills with minimal information

Strong educational skills with patients and their caregivers as to home regimens, best practice, and common issues with preventive and responsive actions.

Barnes Healthcare, Corporate Office Valdosta, GA, November 2015- January 2016

Chronic Care Manager

Manages the overall operational effectiveness of the program; effectively communicates with clinical, sales, and operations teams; participates in on-site meetings including leadership meetings; and leads and participates in program development and process improvement to optimize care.

Selected accomplishments:

Redirected job roles and descriptions to align with stated organizational goals and objectives

Standardization of referral/intake/ and authorization process

Engaged internal customers, identified inefficient internal processes and collaborated to change processes, forms, and eliminate redundancies.

Engaged nurtured relationships with external referral sources, physicians, hospitals and rehabilitation centers

From November 3, 2015 to January 4, 2016 increased active census from 10 to 27 patients in 3 states

Increased Inotropic patient census from 2-6pts

Barnes Healthcare, Corporate Office Valdosta, GA, March 2015- November 2015

Healthy at Home Coordinator/Health Coach/COPD Educator

(Promotion, opportunity to live and work in Valdosta)

The Healthy at Home Coordinator monitors and promotes the progression of the patient intake process through admission; assist with qualifying referred patients for the Healthy at Home program; provides continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment through ongoing assessment of the patient; and effectively communicates with facility personnel, patients, and family, as well as with the clinical, sales, and operations teams.

Selected Accomplishments:

Formal definition of policy and procedure for service-line

Integration of Telehealth home monitoring and education

Formal development of multidisciplinary Medication Management Therapy process

Coleader in hardware/software transition

30- day Readmission rate reduced- 8% readmission rate for CHF/COPD

Barnes Healthcare, Corporate Office Valdosta, GA, October 2014- March 2015

(Opportunity to live and work in South Georgia/North Florida)

PRN Nurse Infusion RN- Sub-Acute Clinic and home environment.

Position possesses the clinical expertise for assessment of patient /client needs for medications and supplies and performs troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and/or services provided to those needs; skilled in creating care plans for their patients; skilled instructing patients and/or their caregivers on the care and use of systems, equipment, medications, and supplies they need for their health; and able to provide care in the home environment.

High patient satisfaction rate

Low complication rate

Excellent assessment, documentation and trouble-shooting skills with minimal information

Strong educational skills with patients and their caregivers as to home regimens, best practice, and common issues with preventive and responsive actions.

Corizon Health

Hamilton Correctional Institution Jasper, FL October 2104- June 2015

PRN, RN

Possesses the clinical expertise for assessment of patient /client needs for medications and supplies and performs troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and/or services provided to those needs; skilled in creating care plans for their patients; skilled instructing patients in the care and use of systems, equipment, medications, and supplies they need for their health; and able to provide care in the correctional environment.

Memorial Regional Hospital Hollywood, FL January 2014 – July 2014

Nurse Manager – 8 Central Medical Oncology 01/2014 – Present

(New opportunity with major regional facility)

Twenty–four hour accountability for the overall operation of a 36-bed Medical-Surgical Oncology unit with 60-FTEs. Responsible for ensuring quality patient care. Coordinate unit-based quality assessment and improvement efforts. Manage unit within established budgetary parameters. Serve as primary liaison between units and other members of the healthcare team.

Selected Accomplishments:

Improved clinical and financial outcomes

Increased average daily census from 23 to 30

Established platform for successful patient satisfaction scores implementing Studor Principles

Development of frontline leaders with hiring of Clinical Nurse Educator, and Clinical Manager

Increased development of Nurse Manager Role through direct patient care, rounding, and staff training and education

Prepare unit for telemetry capable environment and staffing

SOUTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER, Valdosta, GA May 2013– January 2014

Nurse Manager – 4 Medical-Neurology/Nephrology 06/2013 – 01/2014

(Hospital cuts & realignment led to re-assignment back to 4 West Neurology-Nephrology Nurse Manager)

Twenty–four hour accountability for the overall operation of a 33-bed Neuro (Stroke) and Nephrology Medical Nursing unit with 90-FTEs. Responsible for ensuring quality patient care. Coordinate unit-based quality assessment and improvement efforts. Manage unit within established budgetary parameters. Serve as primary liaison between units and other members of the healthcare team.

Selected Accomplishments:

Improved vacancy rate by 50 % leading to improved clinical and financial outcomes.

Increased patient satisfaction scores by implementing Studor Principles.

Increased development of Nurse Manager role through direct patient care, rounding, and staff training and education.

Received several “raves” and 1 letter to the editor regarding the quality of care provided on 4 Medical.

Director of Nursing – Medical / Surgical Services 2012 – 05/2013

(Hospital realignment let to assignment as Medical Service / Surgical Service Line – Director Role)

Provided line management for 7-units: Medical Oncology, Medical-Renal, Ortho-Neuro, Surgical, Acute Dialysis, Impatient Wound care, and Traction (135 Inpatient beds, 22 Procedural beds), 250+ FTEs.

Selected Accomplishments:

Facilitated inter and intradepartmental communication and collaboration.

Ensured the delivery of quality patient care while meeting regulatory/accreditation standards.

Managed departments within established budgetary parameters.

Represented the hospital in various local state and regional activities.

Functioned as the Nurse Administrator in the absence of the Nurse Administrator and Associate Nursing Administrator.

Maintained an atmosphere which ensured the Hospital’s mission, vision, values, and code of conduct, goals, policies and standards were constantly met.

Functioned as the relief Administrative Coordinator- “House Supervisor” for 280 bed campus.

Director of Nursing – Inpatient Medical Services 2008 - 2012

(Organizational realignment led to separation of Medical/Surgical into 2 independent Service Lines with separate director leadership).

Provided line management for Medical Oncology, Medical-Renal, Acute Dialysis, Endoscopy, and Traction (68 Inpatient beds, 22 Procedural beds), 160+ FTEs.

Selected Accomplishments:

Facilitated inter and intra-departmental communication and collaboration.

Ensured the delivery of quality patient care while meeting regulatory/accreditation standards. Manages department within established budgetary parameters.

Represents the hospital in various local state and regional activities.

Functioned as Nurse Administrator in the absence of the Nurse Administrator and Associate Nursing Administrator.

Maintained an atmosphere, which ensured the Hospital’s mission, vision, values, code of conduct, goals, policies and standards are consistently met.

Functioned as a relief Administrative Coordinator.

Director of Nursing – Medical &Surgical Services 2006 – 2008

Provided line management for Medical Oncology, Medical-Renal, Orthopedic-Neurology, Surgical, Acute Dialysis, Endoscopy, and Traction (138 Inpatient beds, 22 Procedural beds), 250+FTEs.

Selected Accomplishments:

Facilitated inter and intra-departmental communication and collaboration.

Ensured the delivery of quality patient care while meeting regulatory / accreditation standards.

Managed departments within established budgetary parameters.

Represented the hospital in various local and state and regional activities.

Functioned as a Nurse Administrator in the absence of the Nurse Administrator and Associate Nursing Administrator.

Maintained an atmosphere, which ensured the Hospital’s mission, vision, values, code of conduct, goals, policies and standards were consistently met.

Functioned as the relief Administrative Coordinator.

Nurse Manager 5 West – Medical & Surgical Oncology 2003 – 2006

Twenty-four (24) hour accountability for the overall operation of the nursing unit. Responsible for ensuring the quality of patient care. Coordinated unit-based quality assessments and improvement efforts. Managed unit within the established budgetary parameters. Served as the primary liaison between units and other members of the healthcare team.

Interim-Nurse Manager – Acute Dialysis 2004-2005

Twenty-four (24) hour accountability for the unit. Responsible for ensuring quality patient care.

Nurse Manager – Specialty Clinics 10/2000 – 01/2003

Responsible for the successful implementation and ongoing management and overall success of the Program. Hospital-based outpatient program included Wound Healing Clinic, Diabetes Education Program and Diabetes Clinic.

CURATIVE HEALTH SERVICES, INC VALDOSTA, GA 03/1999 to 09/2000

Program Director – Wound Care Center –SGMC

Start-up / Responsible for the successful implementation and ongoing management and overall success of a Wound Care Program: included responsibility for operations, personnel, budgets, reimbursement, and quality management, marketing and sales. Acted as member of the Hospital Management team, developing and maintaining client relationships that maximize success of the program for both the Curative Health Services, Inc. and SGMC.

SOUTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER, Valdosta, GA 1996 to 03/1999

Director – Medical Center Home Health

Start-up – Implementation of a new hospital-based home health agency. Functioned as the leader and department manager of the Home Care Agency and was responsible for organizing, directing and administering the hospital-based agency. Served as the Administrator for the agency as well as the Director of Nursing.

EDUCATION

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 2017- 2019

Master of Science Degree in Nursing (AGNP)

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 2005 – 2007

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL 1990

Associates Degree in Nursing

University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl 1988

Biology, Pre-Med

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 7 successful JCAHO surveys.

Familiarity with Hospital Personnel/Finance/PCS/Hospital/Infection Control/EOC P&Ps.

Former Critical Incident Stress Management Team Member.

Former Member Customer Care Team

Previous Chair of PCS Nurse Managers.

Involved in Case Management with all disciplines of Health Care team.

COPD Educator

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member – South Georgia Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Prior Member – American Nurses Association – Georgia Nurses Association

ANA Delegate

South Georgia Nursing Collaborative – Chapter Chair – Georgia Nurses Association

Finance Committee Member – Georgia Nurses Association

Oncology Nursing Society

AAMI

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Previous PTO Vice President, Southland Christian School Sunday school teacher; 2nd, 3rd and 8th grades, Crossroads Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee member, Crossroads Baptist Church Deacon, Crossroads Baptist Church Chairman – Building Committee, Cub Scouts

INTERESTS

Travel, sports, family and church activities, cooking, gardening, ballroom dancing, investing

REFERENCES

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