Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN-BC


Last Updated: February 11, 2020 (12 months ago)

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN-BC
Immediately
Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A patient-focused Consultant with over 20 years of experience in clinical, behavioral health settings that include Adult Inpatient, Adolescent Inpatient, and Psychiatric Emergency Services. She has a demonstrated ability to provide strategic planning and develop creative solutions to complex issues. In-depth knowledge of regulatory guidelines provides alignment with unit, divisional and organizational plans and processes. She supports an environment that empowers the inter-professional team to participate in problem-solving, goal setting and evaluation. As a transformational change agent, she promotes the use of evidence-based research in clinical practice.

References & Reviews

• “I had a unit that was incredibly dysfunctional, and I brought her in to straighten it out. She was able to quickly identify immediate needs for resolution, develop and implement plans quickly and she was able to get the unit under control, functioning well, and build a cohesive team unit.”
• “She has excellent knowledge of behavioral health, both for adolescents and adults.”
• “She is a strong mentor, and she's able to analyze situations and bring key stakeholders together in a collaborative fashion.”
• “She is a strategic, action-oriented leader.”
• “She's a visionary, knows who the key stakeholders are and how to execute plans.”

• Behavioral Health Services
• TJC, CMS
• Regulatory Requirements
• Financial Management
• Nursing Education & Training
• Staffing & Scheduling
• Strategic & Business Planning
• Emergency Services
• Construction & Expansion Experience

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Title:

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN-BC

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A patient-focused Consultant with over 20 years of experience in clinical, behavioral health settings that include Adult Inpatient, Adolescent Inpatient, and Psychiatric Emergency Services. She has a demonstrated ability to provide strategic planning and develop creative solutions to complex issues. In-depth knowledge of regulatory guidelines provides alignment with unit, divisional and organizational plans and processes. She supports an environment that empowers the inter-professional team to participate in problem-solving, goal setting and evaluation. As a transformational change agent, she promotes the use of evidence-based research in clinical practice.

References & Reviews

• “I had a unit that was incredibly dysfunctional, and I brought her in to straighten it out. She was able to quickly identify immediate needs for resolution, develop and implement plans quickly and she was able to get the unit under control, functioning well, and build a cohesive team unit.”
• “She has excellent knowledge of behavioral health, both for adolescents and adults.”
• “She is a strong mentor, and she's able to analyze situations and bring key stakeholders together in a collaborative fashion.”
• “She is a strategic, action-oriented leader.”
• “She's a visionary, knows who the key stakeholders are and how to execute plans.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Provides management of multi-site Behavioral Health systems utilizing data to improve the operations of the care environment and guidelines of care
• Manages programs utilizing safety, quality, cost-effectiveness and measurable outcomes as criteria for success
• Assures a system that facilitates a patient/family-centered plan of care and desired outcomes
• Support the journey to excellence in clinical practice in Behavioral Health Services
• Demonstrates transformational and servant leadership
• Collaborates with inter-professional teams incorporating lead principles for safety and quality initiatives
• Maintained financial responsibility of an operating budget of $13M
• Participates in shared governance Committee, Professional Practice Council, Nurse Executive Council, Nurse Leadership Council and Workplace Violence Council
• Ensures patient satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and HR management of staff
• Effectively manages teams of up to 200 FTEs

Expertise:

• Behavioral Health Services
• TJC, CMS
• Regulatory Requirements
• Financial Management
• Nursing Education & Training
• Staffing & Scheduling
• Strategic & Business Planning
• Emergency Services
• Construction & Expansion Experience

Experience:

• Interim Director of Behavioral Health |15 Bed Adult Unit, 15 Bed Psychiatric Emergency Department | 95 FTEs
• Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health Services | 4-Unit, 95 Bed Division | 200 FTEs
• Nurse Manager, Behavioral Health Services | 21 Bed Adolescent Inpatient Unit | 55 FTEs

Education:

• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Board Certified Registered Nurse (RN-BC)

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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."