Ruthanne Wojtusik RN, CLNC
St. Pete Beach, FL ***06
Analytical, compassionate and skilled Registered Nurse with solid and keen consulting skills using excellent rapport and top-notch patient advocacy.
Expertise in the review and analysis of medical situations to determine appropriate treatments in alignment with resources and care continuum. Compassionate, patient-centered care.
Excellent interpersonal skills; engage, initiate, and facilitate partnerships with medical teams, showing natural ability to build rapport with patients and families.
Skilled in working as a self-starter, successful in remote environments, established as a consultant and as a helpful resource. Strong leadership talents.
Highly organized and successful simultaneously blending leadership, administrative, and medical planning, implementation, and consultation responsibilities.
Critical Care Services • Quality Assurance/Quality Control • Supervision • Trauma• Triage • Health Assessment Medical/Surgical • Patient Advocacy • Referrals • Interventions • Cardiology• Utilization Review
Charge Nurse Cardiac Step down Unit
Educational Background and Credentials
Diploma of Nursing
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL SCHOOL OF NURSING – Trenton, NJ
Associate of Liberal Arts
HOLY FAMILY COLLEGE – Philadelphia, PA
Practical Nursing Certification
JAMES MARTIN SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING – Philadelphia, PA
Registered Nurse – Florida Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant – Vicki Milazzo Institute
DAVITA MEDICAL GROUP, St. Petersburg, FL
Clinical Projects Nurse/RN, 2018 – 2019
Developed and provided education to Affiliate providers pertaining to Best Practice. Performed chart reviews to help identify potential avoidable admissions and identified barriers in care. Created slide presentations, graphs, and excel worksheets to support findings.
SALEM ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS, Tampa, FL
Utilization Management/RN, 2017 2018
Developed and updated charts and review in the implementation of provided health care. Ensured quality of care while fostering open lines of communication between medical professionals and U.S. Military and their families. Offered key recommendations and guidance on treatments, medication administration, and medical awareness. Overseen pertinent communication regarding sensitive medical/physical issues in a timely manner. Assessed the member's current health status, resource utilization, past and present treatment plan/services, prognosis, short/long term goals, treatment/provider options, and Identified related risk management quality concerns and report these scenarios to the appropriate resources. Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory requirements, ethics/Compliance policies, and quality initiatives; monitored self-compliance and implemented process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations as it relates to the provision of Utilization Review (UR) services.
Enhanced knowledge and comprehensive awareness utilizing Inter Qual and Millerman criteria.
Full spectrum medical documentation, accommodations, research, and application of authoritative medical and nursing literature and standards of care.
Actively seek ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
FLORIDA BLUE, Tampa, FL
Prior Auth/Utilization Management 2004/2016
Held concurrent responsibility for full spectrum review and planning of medical charts and quality assurance reviews. Provided expertise as Utilization Review Nurse and prepared discharge planning. Multitasked with documentation and call center skills from remote setting.
Exceeded organizational goals in fast-paced work environment.