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Katherine_R._Wall_Resume_February 2015

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Katherine_R._Wall_Resume_February 2015

  1. 1. Katherine Rose Wall 7 Oak Grove Road Palmyra, VA 22963 443-758-1430 Objective Seeking professional growth as a registered nurse. Summary Motivated, committed RN with over 28 years as a diversified nursing professional. Successful in a variety of clinical, executive management and business, community outreach and educational areas. Nearing completion of a master’s degree to facilitate career growth. Lived in Alexandria, Egypt 2012-July 2013, with a cross-cultural experience and as a volunteer teaching nurses. Currently matriculating through a nursing refresher class with the University of Delaware. Accomplishments • Involved Educator. Coordinator/Deputy Co-Director Response Seminar 1996 “Preparing for the Nation’s Needs” and speaker “Medicine 1996”, evaluated as one of the two best speakers of the weekend on the impact of case management and HMO’s to the future of medicine. Coordinated and implemented a medical symposium at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center on Colon Cancer and lectured on Community Resources for Cancer Survivors with CEU and CMEs for health care professionals, while serving as Breast Health Field Executive. Awarded for excellence for organizing and supervising events on cardiac health, teaching community health promotion, prevention and awareness with Naval Air Reserve Norfolk. CPR Instructor 1995-1996. Spoke with the senior nursing class of 1996 at Old Dominion University on the politics of nursing. Organized a symposium on women’s health with the American Cancer Society and with the New England Chapter of the Navy Nurse Corps Association. At Naval Hospital Pensacola identified problems, expedited and improved mechanisms for effective training with nursing orientation in close collaboration with nursing leadership, creating reserve nurse competencies. Provided telephonic nursing, coaching, education, and case management to patient participants nationwide. Mentored to LPN students from VB Vocational Technical School during community health rotation, eventually becoming part-time instructor with the program. Mentored ODU accelerated students, providing orientation overview to home health nursing. Examined and evaluated all medical reservists for credentialing processes and closely processed necessary requirements and training, expanding competencies to all medical reservists at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Consistently maintained unit readiness and training above 90%, as Training Officer, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Obtained Directorate for Health Promotions with the Naval Environmental Center and the Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research and developed programs for health promotion and smoking cessation for the Naval Marine Corps Reserve Center Worcester, Massachusetts. Lectured to Junior ROTC Sea Cadets on Smoking and prevention. • Experienced clinician. Case Manager for medical intensive care unit and utilization manager on trauma intensive care unit for Level I Trauma Medical Center in Northern VA rated in top 100 hospitals nationwide. Provided support to cross cover various units
  2. 2. on an ongoing basis during low staffing. Original team-player and organizer of Surgical Intermediate Staff Unit, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital staff nurse. Helped establish functioning of unit, served as clinical in-service unit coordinator and clinical nursing unit committee member. Acted as Charge Nurse on off shifts. Rapidly assimilated as staff nurse on the busiest labor and delivery unit in the entire Department of Defense, supporting over 350 births, 1200 outpatient visits, and 120 operating rooms per month, ensuring optimal patient outcomes despite low manning due to deployments during Operation Desert Freedom. Significantly contributed to a 25% increase in productivity while on labor and delivery unit. Assertively resolved issues amongst departments and within the unit. Focused on patient care and staff communications. Served as guide/coordinator with nursing and coordination of medical-surgical units. As Active-duty Officer, trained to medical surgical nursing and cross-trained to psychiatric nursing, trained to charge nurse responsibilities. Attended numerous front line casualty training courses. Effectively assimilated into and assumed leadership of large, acute care Pediatric Clinic in absence of Nursing Division Officer at Naval Medical Center San Diego. • Executive Administrator. Managed the Integrated Medical Support Program for the Naval Hospital Pensacola and its clinics in seven southeastern states as Department Head, singlehandedly administering the training, credentialing and integration of 500- 600 medical reservists. Clinical Manager for home care agency responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary staff, supervising care, training new personnel for Start-up Company (Freedom Home Care). As Branch Manager for home care agency, doubled the branch patient census. Accountable for all operations and management of staff while providing comprehensive skilled health care services. Maintained staffing levels for the Naval Hospital Pensacola and outlying clinics at over 90% the most in hospital history. Additionally, revised and conceptualized more proficient ways to execute and implement the smooth transition of the functioning of the Naval Hospital with a few hundred reservists with three fleet hospital deployment exercises over eighteen months. Identified staffing shortfalls and often worked additional assignments in labor and delivery to support staff for the care of patients with increased acuity levels. Experienced float home care coordinator across the Hampton Roads area. Demonstrated expertise in assessments and evaluations of individual patients and families in hospitals and nursing facilities. Coordinated/ordered needed care for patients and medical equipment in close collaboration with physicians, nurse practitioners, and interdisciplinary teams. My expertise contributed to the home care company achieving the #4 rank in quality nationwide. • Skilled Communicator. Appeared on local television while serving as Reserve Liaison Officer May 1999 on the “Lois and Mike Morning Show” for the History of Military Nursing and April 1999 on “Blab TV” for the Integrated Medical Support Program Backfill-Integration. News columnist “Emerald Ladies Journal” 1998-2000 with self-titled news column “Ladies of Vitality and Effervescence: Living in Wellness. Provided health and wellness column. Served as a facilitator for the Director for Administration Environments of Care Committee, identifying communication issues in distributing information amongst departments while serving as Reserve Liaison. Involved Naval Hospital Pensacola Reserve Liaison and medical reservists in satellite conferences with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Naval Reserve Force and provided regional coverage for the inception of new telecommunication support programs for family members. Effectively communicated with personnel, cross-trained to various aspects of clinic and proactively communicated loopholes in processes to enhance
  3. 3. teamwork and effectiveness - improved morale and communication with civilian nursing staff. • Community Outreach. Effectively managed Breast Health Screenings and Education while serving as Breast Health Field Executive, coordinating community programs to inner city and multicultural, minority groups. Worked collaboratively with diverse women’s groups and organizations, assembled the city’s and surrounding areas network of medical programs and community organizations to facilitate communication and interaction for improved teamwork and effectiveness. Volunteered as the Core Team Leader for the American Cancer Society Central Massachusetts Chapter for the original community presentation of Breast Health Awareness, partnering agencies in the community working with the state researcher on breast health that culminated in a statewide tailored project and the creation of the ACS Breast Health Video. Organized and led teams for the statewide Strides Against Breast Cancer, serving as team leader in transporting and managing a team with 100 participants; facilitated three breast health teams for Central Massachusetts regions, and served as the facilitator/central support resource for Reach to Recovery as well as assisting with the revamping of the Reach to Recovery program in central Massachusetts. • Accomplished long and medium range planner. Facilitated and prepared the Reserve Liaison Department for the JCAHO inspection with a 97% score. Administered performance improvement project as the Representative for Quality Improvement under the Director for Administration, resulting in a 15% improvement. Department Head for Naval Air Reserves Medical physical exam process revamped and reorganized the physical exam systems as, resulting in a 30% decrease in time to complete exams. Expanded regional coverage area of home care delivery while serving as Case Manager with Best and Dependable Home Care, covering central and outer areas of Hampton Roads. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/AWARDS Member American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; Professional Affiliation American Heart Association; Charter Member American Military Servicewomen Memorial for America; American Holistic Nurses Association; Member American Legion; American Heart Association; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1996,) Junior Navy Nurse Corps Leadership Award New England Region (1998), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2000) Education Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts 1985 Graduate Enrolled in a master’s of science degree in nursing. Have matriculated through 22 credits with current GPA 3.8 Work History Disease Management Nurse Wellpoint/Health Management Corporation, Richmond, VA Sept 2007-November 2011. Branch Manager Advanced Technologies in Home Care, Charlottesville, VA September, 2006-May, 2007
  4. 4. Clinical Manager Freedom Home Health Care, Charlottesville, VA June, 2006-September, 2006 Nurse Liaison Continuum Home Care, UVAMC, Charlottesville, VA January, 2006-June, 2006 Nurse Case Manager Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, Virginia March 2005-Aug 2005 Staff Nurse Support Labor and Delivery NMCP March, 2004 to February 2005 (Active Duty Navy) Float Home Care Coordinator Sentara Home Health Care Chesapeake, Virginia November 2003-2004 Traveling Nurse Intelistaff Health Care, Sentara Norfolk General April 2004-November, 2004 Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Units and Acute Medical-Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit Clinical Nurse II Medical Intermediate Care Unit University of CA Medical Center San Diego, 2002-2004 Clinical Nurse III-Cardiac Step down Unit Scripps Memoriall Encinitas ,California June 2001-December, 2001 Division Officer Pediatric Clinic San Diego Naval Medical Center DET A December, 2002- April 2002 Command Reserve Liaison Officer Naval Hospital Pensacola November 1998-November 2000 Breast Health Field Executive American Cancer Society Central Mass Chapter 1997-1998 Community Health RN, Evenings, Visiting Nurse Association Central Massachusetts1996- 1997 Case Manager Best and Dependable Home Health Care, VA Beach, VA June 1994- September 1996 Clinical RN II Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Plastics/Gynecology-Oncology/Urology- Reconstruction, Surgical Intermediate Care Unit April 1992-June 1994 Navy Nurse Corps, Active-duty Recall Naval Hospital Oakland, Desert Shield-Desert Storm July 1990-April 1991 Navy Nurse Corps Reserve Officer, Orientation NH Oakland Mare Island Medical Clinic DET January –July 1990 Registry RN, Med-Surge, Nursefinders Walnut Creek, CA September 1989-Jul 1990 Active Duty Nurse Corps, Naval Hospital Oakland, CA, Med/surg nursing, trained to Charge Nurse, 1986-1989
  5. 5. RESERVE EXPERIENCE: -Reserve Pay Officer Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Nurse Corps Officer Commander Medical Detachment, Washington D.C. June 2005-June 2008 -Administrative Officer NMCP DET T Portsmouth, Virginia October 2004 to June 2005 -Staff Nurse Pediatric Clinic, Ambulatory Services NMCP Headquarters DET June 2003- October 2004 -Administrative Officer 4th Marine Division Medical DET NMCRC Worcester January –April 2000 -Training/Administrative Officer NMCP DET C NMCRC Worcester September 1996-October 1998 -Division Officer Naval Air Reserve Medical DET Sewell’s Point Medical Clinic Norfolk March 1994-September 1996 Professional Organizations: American Nurses Association Virginia Nurses Association: Training to serve on Continuing Education Committee as a reviewer for continuing education contact hour programs Watson Caring Science Institute OCT 2010 conference, July 2012 conference American Association of Diabetes Educators review conference Dulles, VA October 2011 Women in Military Service to America Charter Member Navy Reserve Association Lifetime Member St. James Armenian Church Women’s Guild Member Richmond, VA Simmons College Alumnae Association Member Doherty Memorial High School Alumnae Association Member Schutz American School PTA Board Member Alexandria, Egypt Schutz American School After School program Baking Class facilitator Spring 2012 Schutz American School Music Department Assistant: Helped create music annex and developed dewey decimal system music library Schutz American School Substitute Teacher: Started to substitute in times of need Spring 2012 Center for Hope and Healing Alexandria, Egypt: Volunteer teaching nurses various topics in nursing for ongoing development and care Spring 2012