Interim Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health | BSN, RN


Last Updated: October 10, 2019 (12 months ago)

Interim Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health | BSN, RN
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Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced nursing management professional with a background that includes 15 years of diverse involvement in behavioral health nursing. A strong leader and mentor with an ability to make timely and effective decisions that produce results and meet high patient care standards. Provides leadership and preparation for TJC, CMS, and State surveys, and delivers successful outcomes above benchmarks.

References & Reviews

• “We had a state survey within 3 weeks of her starting and due to her hard work, the hospital scored a 100%!”
• “Her background is a huge strength and she works very well with difficult personalities.”
• “She was able to come in and do a solid assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.”
• “She was able to jump into some big projects needing immediate action and direction.”
• “She completed investigations of regulatory standards and made recommendations for improvement.”
• “She is dependable, team oriented, patient oriented, organized, and excellent at building relationships.”
• “She knows her regulations and has very high standards, but she is also able to be fluid in her approach.”

• Strategic Planning
• Program Evaluation
• Budget Management
• Physician Recruitment and Retention
• Corrective Action Plans
• Safety & Risk Management
• Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Medical Populations
• Therapeutic Milieu/Program Development
• Standards of Care
• Addictions/Pain Management
• Team Building
• Regulatory Compliance, TJC, CMS
• Performance Improvement

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Title:

Interim Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health | BSN, RN

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Summary:

Leadership & Acute Care Experienced

A highly experienced nursing management professional with a background that includes 15 years of diverse involvement in behavioral health nursing. A strong leader and mentor with an ability to make timely and effective decisions that produce results and meet high patient care standards. Provides leadership and preparation for TJC, CMS, and State surveys, and delivers successful outcomes above benchmarks.

References & Reviews

• “We had a state survey within 3 weeks of her starting and due to her hard work, the hospital scored a 100%!”
• “Her background is a huge strength and she works very well with difficult personalities.”
• “She was able to come in and do a solid assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.”
• “She was able to jump into some big projects needing immediate action and direction.”
• “She completed investigations of regulatory standards and made recommendations for improvement.”
• “She is dependable, team oriented, patient oriented, organized, and excellent at building relationships.”
• “She knows her regulations and has very high standards, but she is also able to be fluid in her approach.”

Qualifications & Achievements:

• Provides leadership for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services including inpatient adult and adolescent mental health, medical detox, residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs
• Delivers transition and stabilization for services including education related to documentation, restraint & seclusion, and suicide/behavioral risk assessment
• Assumes supervisory responsibility over a multidisciplinary staff including: Registered Nurses, Social Work, Psychologist, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Case Management, and Health Unit Coordinator
• Developed education within the nurse residency program related to Mental Health law, detox protocols, and managing challenging patients
• Developed and taught multiple disciplines in a variety of service areas including crisis intervention and de-escalation
• Excellent communicator possessing progressive leadership experience with a “can do” sense of confidence in achieving targeted outcomes in patient care operations, education, and program development

Expertise:

• Strategic Planning
• Program Evaluation
• Budget Management
• Physician Recruitment and Retention
• Corrective Action Plans
• Safety & Risk Management
• Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Medical Populations
• Therapeutic Milieu/Program Development
• Standards of Care
• Addictions/Pain Management
• Team Building
• Regulatory Compliance, TJC, CMS
• Performance Improvement

Experience:

• Interim Clinical Director of Behavioral Health | 16 Bed Adult & Adolescent Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
• Interim Director of Nursing | 25+ Bed Geropsychiatric Center
• Divisional Director of Behavioral Health Services | 400 Beds, Multiple Facilities
• Director of Behavioral Health Services | 100 Bed Behavioral Health Unit

Education:

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
• 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."