Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN


Last Updated: October 10, 2019 (11 months ago)

Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN
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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.”

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

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Interim Director of Behavioral Health | MSN, RN

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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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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."