I have been in the health care field since 1977. My background consists of geriatrics and long term care, rescue squad First Responder, family practice clinics, cardiology and electrophysiology, clinical research, OB/GYN, pediatrics, owned group homes for mentally ill and developmentally delayed adults, sales and marketing of my group home services to referral sources, Nurse Para-Med examiner for insurance companies, phlebotomy, IV therapy, performing EKG’s with basic interpretation training, supervisory positions, and urgent care. I earned my Associates Degree in Registered Nursing, recently completed my BSN, and am currently pursuing my MSN degree through University of Phoenix – Online.
09/07/2009 Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, University of Phoenix
07/11/2007 Registered Nurse, State of Wisconsin #159880-030
05/17/2007 Associate Degree RN, Blackhawk Technical College
12/17/1992 Licensed Practical Nurse, Gateway Technical College
06/05/1977 High School Diploma, Whitewater High School
2009-Present Milwaukee Career College
My current position is Medical Assistant Instructor. I am responsible for the dissemination of
state approved curriculum course information and skills to students in order for them to
be able to gain certification and employment as a Medical Assistant. Courses and skills
taught include Medical Insurance, injections, ear lavage, medication administration,
EKGs with basic interpretation, and venipuncture .
2009-Present Pine Brook Pointe
My current position is Registered Nurse Consultant. I oversee quality assurance, delegate tasks to
LPNs and unlicensed staff, write policy and procedures, staff education, and available to answer questions off hours.
2008-2009 Kindred Care
My position was as a Unit Manager for two units with a total of 50 beds. I oversaw the
day-to-day operation of the units, resident care and needs, liaison between families
and healthcare providers, assure duties delegated to staff were completed and
follow up with resident issues was completed
2007-2007 Beloit Memorial Hospital Occupational Health
My job responsibilities include, but are not limited to collection of urine drug screens, performing breath alcohol tests, triaging and assessing injuries, providing medications and treatments per protocols, performing pulmonary function tests, patient education, phlebotomy, perform physical exams for pre-employment and Department of Transportation, perform EKG’s, and ensure that labs are packaged and shipped correctly.
2007-2007 HealthNet of Janesville
My job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, rooming patients, taking vitals, taking brief history of reason for their visit, identifying patients of high risk, fill and provide medications as prescribed and enrolling patients in Patient Assistant Programs.
2006-2006 Wisconsin Heart
My job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, rooming patients, taking vitals, taking brief history of reason or their visit, identifying patients of high risk, participating in any emergent care needed, perform EKG’s, Pulse Oximetry, provide patient instructions/education, perform triage nursing for patient phone calls, medication refills, re-stock clinic items as needed, and monitor patients while they are in clinic.
2005-2006 Urgent Care, Group Health Cooperative
My job responsibilities included, rooming patients, taking vitals, taking brief history of reason or their visit, identifying patients of high risk, participating in any emergent care needed, perform EKG’s, Pulse Oximetry, Spirometry, administer various injection and medications, administer immunizations, wound cleaning and preparation, wound dressing, patient instruction/education, assist with travel education, and immunizations, re-stock clinic items as needed, and monitor patients while they are in clinic.
2000-2004 Wisconsin Center for Clinical Research/ Arrhythmia Center
My job responsibilities included recruitment of appropriate patients for clinical research studies that I was assigned. This entailed extensive chart review, following Federal and State Regulations governing clinical research, obtaining informed consent from patients, collecting
data pertinent to the studies, collecting specimens, patient assessments for adverse events, processing data, completing case report forms, dispensing of study medications and/or materials, performing experimental procedures, process, package and ship specimens according to regulations.
1995-2000 Owner/Administrator/Facility Nurse, Better Life/Shade Tree, Inc.
Owned, operated and oversaw health needs of residents of my group homes for mentally ill and developmentally delayed adults. I managed sales and marketing of our services to referral sources and created and dispersed marketing materials for growth of business.
I performed intake interviews and assessments with prospective residents, performed as a liaison between residents, their families, social services and the medical community. Managed 24 hour staff for resident care, prepared nutritious menu appropriate for all resident dietary needs, and performed resident health assessments.
2007 Certified Urine Drug Screen Collector
2007 Certified Breath Alcohol Technician
2007 American Heart Association Renewal for Health Care Provider Basic Life
Support and Defibrillator Use
2002 Certificate Basic EKG Interpretation