Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN Last Updated: June 18, 2018 (29 days ago)
Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN
Currently Available
Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Visionary Nurse Executive with over 10 years of senior level management experience developing and directing patient care activities. Provides outstanding recruitment and retention, communication and cross- cultural team management. High-energy, results oriented professional with an entrepreneurial attitude and strong commitment to the highest standard of patient care.

References & Reviews

• “The nursing department was very fractured when she came in, there were a lot of silos and cliques, she brought it together in such a way that even now, there isn't one nurse who wouldn't drop everything and go to work for her today.”
• “She is a leader's leader, she is highly respected for her knowledge and is eager to share that knowledge including evidence-based research with everyone.”
• “She has a very elegant way of communicating with people, she cuts to the chase but isn't blunt.”
• “She's terrific at working with folks from all departments, she provides options to get things done and she really listens to what others have to say.”

• Demonstrated success in multi-campus, regional, military, federal and private sector
• Developed, trained, and supervised Intake Teams
• Experience in clinical management for three busy Emergency Department Behavioral Health Units operating within a very complex model utilizing Tennova Mobile Assessment and State contracted Mobile Crisis Team for Medicaid patients
• Responsible for Corrective Action Plan related to an ED EMTALA violation which involved the care of a behavioral health patient
• Increased provider responsibility to develop and manage order sets for ED physicians to utilize in stabilization of behavioral health patients
• Led an Improvement Team designed to increase nursing staff efforts contributing to a shorter recovery time by setting up studies to evaluate evidence-based improvement resulting in a decreased LOS by 28 days in first quarter
• Developed nursing programs utilizing Critical Pathway and multidisciplinary case management in all specialties
• Implemented and pioneered a custom Electronic Medical Record System utilizing Forensic Care
• Participated in successful completion of a recent extensive survey by DCR in which Best Practices in Nursing were identified
• Successfully completed multiple TJC surveys, ACHA, Medicare and Medicaid surveys
• Children, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric
• Recruitment and retention
• Oversight of 25+ FTEs
• Budget Management
• Negotiation and conflict resolution
• Mentorship & Shared Governance Models
• Chief Nursing Officer, Behavioral Health | 220+ Bed Psychiatric Treatment Center
• Director of Nursing | Multi-Campus, Assisted Living
• Interim Director of Behavioral Health | Contract Assignments For Hospitals 50 – 650+ Beds
• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
• Registered Nurse (RN)

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Title:

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN

Date Available:

Currently Available

Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

Visionary Nurse Executive with over 10 years of senior level management experience developing and directing patient care activities. Provides outstanding recruitment and retention, communication and cross- cultural team management. High-energy, results oriented professional with an entrepreneurial attitude and strong commitment to the highest standard of patient care.

References & Reviews

• “The nursing department was very fractured when she came in, there were a lot of silos and cliques, she brought it together in such a way that even now, there isn't one nurse who wouldn't drop everything and go to work for her today.”
• “She is a leader's leader, she is highly respected for her knowledge and is eager to share that knowledge including evidence-based research with everyone.”
• “She has a very elegant way of communicating with people, she cuts to the chase but isn't blunt.”
• “She's terrific at working with folks from all departments, she provides options to get things done and she really listens to what others have to say.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Demonstrated success in multi-campus, regional, military, federal and private sector
• Developed, trained, and supervised Intake Teams
• Experience in clinical management for three busy Emergency Department Behavioral Health Units operating within a very complex model utilizing Tennova Mobile Assessment and State contracted Mobile Crisis Team for Medicaid patients
• Responsible for Corrective Action Plan related to an ED EMTALA violation which involved the care of a behavioral health patient
• Increased provider responsibility to develop and manage order sets for ED physicians to utilize in stabilization of behavioral health patients
• Led an Improvement Team designed to increase nursing staff efforts contributing to a shorter recovery time by setting up studies to evaluate evidence-based improvement resulting in a decreased LOS by 28 days in first quarter
• Developed nursing programs utilizing Critical Pathway and multidisciplinary case management in all specialties
• Implemented and pioneered a custom Electronic Medical Record System utilizing Forensic Care
• Participated in successful completion of a recent extensive survey by DCR in which Best Practices in Nursing were identified
• Successfully completed multiple TJC surveys, ACHA, Medicare and Medicaid surveys

Expertise:

• Children, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric
• Recruitment and retention
• Oversight of 25+ FTEs
• Budget Management
• Negotiation and conflict resolution
• Mentorship & Shared Governance Models

Experience:

• Chief Nursing Officer, Behavioral Health | 220+ Bed Psychiatric Treatment Center
• Director of Nursing | Multi-Campus, Assisted Living
• Interim Director of Behavioral Health | Contract Assignments For Hospitals 50 – 650+ Beds

Education:

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

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