Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN (CA)


Last Updated: November 29, 2019 (12 months ago)

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN (CA)
Immediately
Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A dedicated behavioral health consultant with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings that include General, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Psychiatry. An effective change agent with sensitivity to individual interests, cultures, and leadership objectives. Leadership positions include management, directorship and various nursing executive roles in behavioral health. This high-energy leader thrives in large academic, nonprofit, and mission-based organizations. Strong interpersonal skills combined with a successful track record of achievements in clinical operations and people management.

References & Reviews

• “She decreased the wait time between patient transfers from our ED into the mental health units through ongoing 5150 certificate training of staff to evaluate patients for acceptance into the units.”
• “She did a fabulous job here with reviewing, developing, and implementing programming on the inpatient unit.”
• “She was able to bridge the communication gap that existed between nursing and physician leadership.”
• “She successfully collaborated across all disciplines within and outside of the behavioral health department.”
• “Overall, her continual push for all CE programs (clinical and organizational) for the RNs and staff throughout the years increased the quality of care in her units.”
• “Her commitment to improving the skills and talents of her staff is excellent.”
• “She is approachable, possesses solid knowledge of the behavioral health industry and assisted in creating and implementing a vision within the department.”
• “She encourages feedback and keeps her staff focused on achieving these goals using a positive attitude to encourage increased performance.”

• Sections 5150, 5151, 5152
• TJC, CMS
• Magnet Status
• Regulatory Requirements
• Team Building
• Recruitment and Retention
• Programmatic Development
• Behavioral Health Services
• Trauma-Informed Care
• Recovery Model
• Complementary Therapies
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Culture Change & Management
• Wound Care Development
• Nursing Education & Training
• Electronic Medical Records
• Staffing and Scheduling
• Financial Management
• Budgeting & Payroll Oversight
• Strategic & Business Planning

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Title:

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN (CA)

Date Available:

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A dedicated behavioral health consultant with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings that include General, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Psychiatry. An effective change agent with sensitivity to individual interests, cultures, and leadership objectives. Leadership positions include management, directorship and various nursing executive roles in behavioral health. This high-energy leader thrives in large academic, nonprofit, and mission-based organizations. Strong interpersonal skills combined with a successful track record of achievements in clinical operations and people management.

References & Reviews

• “She decreased the wait time between patient transfers from our ED into the mental health units through ongoing 5150 certificate training of staff to evaluate patients for acceptance into the units.”
• “She did a fabulous job here with reviewing, developing, and implementing programming on the inpatient unit.”
• “She was able to bridge the communication gap that existed between nursing and physician leadership.”
• “She successfully collaborated across all disciplines within and outside of the behavioral health department.”
• “Overall, her continual push for all CE programs (clinical and organizational) for the RNs and staff throughout the years increased the quality of care in her units.”
• “Her commitment to improving the skills and talents of her staff is excellent.”
• “She is approachable, possesses solid knowledge of the behavioral health industry and assisted in creating and implementing a vision within the department.”
• “She encourages feedback and keeps her staff focused on achieving these goals using a positive attitude to encourage increased performance.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Management and oversight of multi-site Behavioral Health and system-wide initiatives such as; Restraint Reduction, Policy and Procedure, Quality Council, Clinical Transformation, Hospital Readmission Reduction, Magnet Status, Culture of Safety, Utilization Review, Recruitment and Retention, and Networking
• Budgeting and Payroll oversight
• Strong ability to bridge the communication gap between nursing and physician leadership
• Successfully collaborates across all disciplines within and outside of the behavioral health department
• Creates and implements a clear vision to the team
• Actively involved with GALLUP survey and employee engagement initiatives
• Financial responsibility of an operating budget up to $20M
• Expert in staff training and achievement of meeting compliance standards requirements
• Management oversight of up to 350 FTEs

Expertise:

• Sections 5150, 5151, 5152
• TJC, CMS
• Magnet Status
• Regulatory Requirements
• Team Building
• Recruitment and Retention
• Programmatic Development
• Behavioral Health Services
• Trauma-Informed Care
• Recovery Model
• Complementary Therapies
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Culture Change & Management
• Wound Care Development
• Nursing Education & Training
• Electronic Medical Records
• Staffing and Scheduling
• Financial Management
• Budgeting & Payroll Oversight
• Strategic & Business Planning

Experience:

• Regional Director of Patient Care Services | Multi-Site Mental Health Units | 90+ Inpatient Beds
• Administrative Director, Behavioral Health | Hospital System | 70+ Inpatient Beds
• Director of Nursing | Nursing Home | 100+ Beds

Education:

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN)

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Testimonials

"She has been perfect for us particularly since we are in our Joint Commission survey window for both our Disease Specific Care certification reviews and our triennial accreditation.  I also believe she is the one that’s helped us identify the root cause of some of our SSI’s.

Thank you for connecting us with [her]."

"[She] is an excellent addition to our team. She was able to hit the ground running, and I am very excited to be working with her. I believe with her positive attitude, we are really going to be able to turn our little home health ship around, and get it running well."

"[She] walked into a very challenging position - technically, politically, and operationally. She inherited a disorganized and unreliable credentialing history, records, and dysfunctional staff. She has a terrific work ethic, very pleasant interpersonal and leadership style, and great fund of knowledge. She has been incredibly reliable, dedicated, focused, and industrious. Thank you for sending her to us."

"[The Galileo Interim] was well received by our hospital staff members. She built relationships and was always in an "appreciative inquiry" mode. She quickly came up to speed on the transition of the retiring Quality Manager, and effectively transferred the necessary information to the new Quality Manager.

Many among our team have said they would like her to stay? We would like to have her come back for specific projects as needed."

"[He] spent an extended time at our hospital and lay the foundation of a strong infection prevention program. He assisted with program development (including training a new IP) and with policy development. He was well-received by everybody. Very adaptable to different audiences, always professional, and approached circumstances with a goal of providing support and guidance. In my experience, he was one of the strongest infection prevention professionals I've worked with, and he has my strongest recommendation."