Curiculum Vitae

Education

Carlow University - May 2015

  • Master of Science in Nursing; Concentration in Education and Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration; Healthcare Management
West Virginia University - May 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Certification
  • 2012 - Present | CPR and First Aid Instructor; American Red Cross 
  • May 1996 | Certificate in Gerontology; West Virginia University
Specialty Certification
  • MASTER CERTIFICATE LEAN ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS-HEALTHCARE:
    Essentials of Project Management, January 2016; Lean Six Sigma, September
    2015; Six Sigma Green Belt-Healthcare, January 2015; Villanova University
  • 2013 - Present | Care Manager – Certified; National Academy of Certified Care Managers
Professional Teaching Experience
  • 2014 - Present | Adjunct Faculty in Community Nursing Clinical and Classroom Setting | Carlow University
    • Lead Senior Nursing Students in a variety of settings to promote health, wellness, and disease prevention in the city of Pittsburgh in support of underprivileged citizens
  • 2012 - 2013 | Home Health Aide Orientation Coordinator | Celtic Health Care
    • Curriculum development, evaluation, and orientation of all Home Health Aides in the Pittsburgh and Lawrence regions; Instructor for HHA for compliance purposes
  • 1999 - 2000 | Instructor | Medical Careers Institute
    • Classroom instruction to LPN students in Anatomy, Physiology, and Normal Life Span Growth and Development courses
  • 1998 - 2002 | Registered Nurse | Riverside Regional Medical Center
    • Consultant and Educator for patients and families with recent Myocardial Infarction or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Professional Leadership Experience
  • 2015 - Present | Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Coordinator & Liaison | Carlow University
    • Assist over 600 FNP students per year with placement needs for clinical experiences through establishment of working relationships with health care organizations in the formation of a partnership; Management of the Clinical Faculty regarding rubric compliance and evaluation; Development of programs to improve and enhance the student experience regarding clinical; Grant proposal writing and Preceptor program development
  • 2013 - Present | Document Control Supervisor | Celtic Healthcare
    • Medical Records Department for over 3300 home health and 580 hospice patients. Leadership over a team of coordinators including implementation of processes streamlining inner-workings of the department and incorporating improvements company-wide; Consent Team Lean Process Leader; Face-to-Face Initiative Leader; Key team member of the Mergers & Acquisitions team; Key team member of Revenue Cycle
  • 2011 - 2013 | Private Pay Supervisor | Celtic Healthcare
    • Component of the full continuum of care utilizing technology to coordinate care following the care management model
  • 2008 - 2013 | Geriatric Care Manager | Celtic Healthcare
    • Assessment, advocacy, medication management, and coordination of care
  • 2009 - 2011 | Clinical Intake Coordinator | Celtic Healthcare
    • Excellent customer service through triaging of calls, data input of referrals, discharge to home coordination, and medical data review
  • 2003 - 2007 | Registered Nurse | UPMC Passavant
    • CVICU staff nurse providing care to a variety of diagnoses for acutely ill patients
  • 1998 - 2002 | Registered Nurse | Riverside Regional Medical Center
    • Monitoring and initiating Persantine Stress Testing, IV insertion, and EKG monitoring. Worked closely with doctors in conscious sedation induction and monitoring during procedures; Charge Nurse of Williamsburg Cardiac Rehab Division, Well Care Management Representative of Cardiac Rehab for Goldmine Program and BLS Instructor
  • 1997 - 1998 | Registered Nurse Clinical Nurse II | Wheeling Hospital
    • 6 bed CVICU where care was provided to patients and families as an ACLS prepared nurse including advanced assessment skills and patient care with Swan Ganz catheters, Cardiac Output monitoring, respiratory regulation/extubation, IABP care, IV Infusion/drug monitoring/regulation, incision care, chest tub care/removal and patient transport to tertiary centers
  • 1996 - 1997 | Registered Nurse Open Heart Recovery Unit | Charleston Area Medical Center
    • 18 bed intensive care unit of patients directly from the Operating Room with hemodynamic complications. Care of patients as listed above.
Honors/Awards/Membership
  • 2015 
    • Sister Rose Curran Nursing Leadership Award
    • Student Representative for MSN/MBA Program
  • 2014
    • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honorary Society; Induction 1996
    • Carlow Graduate Colloquium Presenter. 
    • Wellness Initiatives in Uganda. April 2, 2014. [Merit-based, selected as one of the 3 best projects out of a total of 13 candidates]
  • 2012 - 2014 
    • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers –Certified GCM
  • 1997 - 1998
    • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Recent Lectures and Speeches (By Invitation)
  • The Healthy Heart | Celtic Healthcare | 2015
  • AHP in the Classroom and the Community | Carlow University Uganda Initiatives | Peer Reviewed Selection ISAHP; 2014; Washington, D.C.
Community Service
  • 2010 - 2011 | Northway Christian Community Church KIDZ Gig Healthcare Team
  • 2007 - 2011 | Seneca Valley Junior Football Association

Biography

 

  • Registered Nurse with 20 years experience from Critical Care to Home Health Care
  • Transformational Leadership style qualities to motivate students/staff to reach fullest potential
  • Life-long learner contributing to Evidence Based Practice focus
  • Team Player with devotion to the mission and vision of organization
  • Unique combination of business perspective and clinical perspective to optimize organizational goals
  • Additional knowledge in project management lean enterprise solutions in healthcare
  • Expertise in Power Point and technology presentation programs

 

 

Publications

Dorney, B., Kallenborn, E., Morgan, D., Robertson, S., Nsemo, D., Suehr, N., Faust, K., Kavulick, J., Rawlings, S., and Shukla, N., Carlow University – Uganda Initiative Benefit and Cost Analysis using Analytic Hierarchy Process.
Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP) 2014, Washington D.C., U.S.A.