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Registered Nurse Case Manager and Infusion Nurse

Des Moines, IA, 50309
October 21, 2022

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LISA GERDES 1-641-***-**** Mason City, IA 50401


Versatile Registered Nurse with over 29 years of experience delivering high-quality care to patients in Home Care, PICC/Infusion, Critical Care, Cardiac Stepdown Unit and Case Management. Proven leader skillful in uniting and guiding nursing teams toward achieving patient care goals and improving satisfaction. Focused on continuously driving innovation and improving patient outcomes.


Critical Thinking

Medical Screening

Patient Monitoring

Compassionate and Caring

Creative Problem Solving

Care Coordination

Patient Examination

Patient Care Assessment

Specialized Healthcare Referrals

Accurate Documentation

Clear Patient Communication

Coordinating Referrals

Patient Relations

Family and Patient Support

IV and Venipuncture Certified

Electronic Health Records Management

Intake and Discharge

Strong Medical Ethic

IV Drug Therapy Management

Patient Care

Vascular Care Understanding

Patient Care Planning


Medovent Solutions West Palm Beach, FL

Registered Nurse

05/2022 - Current

Travel Case Manager Managed 2 Critical Care Units, Telemetry Unit, and a

Burn Unit alone without a Social Worker. I was on my own after starting

position there after 3 days. I was able to adapt quickly to the new hospital

and the charting. Felt confident in my abilities as a Case Manager. Flexible

with the staffing needs and able to work in different areas with an average

census of 45-50 patients a day. Made referrals through Navi Health to next

level of care. Set up home care and ordered equipment patients needed at

home. Arranged Infusion Therapy needs through company of patients

choice. Ordered necessary supplies for patients care needs.

Developed relationships with staff and physicians and collaborating with

patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values, and beliefs.

Learned resources for the community and developed relationships with

facilities and the staff.

Mercy Medical Center North Iowa - East Campus Mason City, IA

Registered Nurse

09/1990 - 05/2022

While employed at Mercy I assisted in the development of the Infusion/PICC Team. I also, developed the Home Care Liaison Position and recruited by the Case Management Team. I am proud of my accomplishments and with the development of me professionally. During my twenty-nine plus years of employment at Mercy I maintained a thorough accurate and confidential documentation in the electronic medical records. I advocated for patients by supporting and respecting basic rights, values, and beliefs. Oversaw patient admission and coordinated the discharge planning. I worked with Ensocare as the referral source to other facilities and Cerner for charting. I also worked with Milliman Care Guidelines for determining a patient status.

I trained other Case Managers and worked on the Medical Floor as well as the Critical Care Unit. During Covid I was the only Case Manager in the Critical Care unit. Determining placement and assisting in the transfer of critical patients for ECMO and other life sustaining procedures. Determined next level of care for patients such as to Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Acute Rehab Hospitals and setting up transfers of patients to other facilities.

Maintain a cheerful outlook and confident in y abilities as a Case Manager. I have kept up to date on the rules and regulations for Medicare, Medicaid and have fought for patients with insurance companies so that patients receive the best care and next level of care as possible.

Counseled patients and caregivers, Providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support.

Maintained personal and team compliance with rounding with Medical Team daily. Collaborated with doctors and other ancillary services to plan post hospital care needs and prevention of return hospitalizations.

Education and Training

North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, Iowa

Associate of Science in Nursing


Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona

Started Bachelor of Science Degree in 2019 until present


Courtney Denny

807 NE Forest Ridge Drive

Ankeny, IA 50021

309-***-**** (personal number)

515-***-**** (work)

Wendy Dundee

3997 180th St

Elma, IA 50628


Kami Waalkens

984 Highway 105

Northwood, IA 50459


Pam Robins

1140 Buena Vista Dr.

Greensboro, GA 30642


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