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Cheryl Marasco RN, BSN, CWCA16 Flintstone Road, Narragansett R.I 02882
Mobile Phone: 1-401-218-3518 Secondary Phone: 401-782-8325 E-mail: Marasco69@gmail.com
OBJECTIVETo continue my work in the healthcare industry, in a job that allows me to combine both my management and nursing experiences.
WORK EXPERIENCEClinical Nurse ManagerWound Care SpecialistDirector of Quality Assurance and performance ImprovementHomecare AdvantageKnowledge in Care Anywhere computer programWound evaluations, treatment palns and clinical Educator of wound Care and PreventionManaging nurses for 40-50 patientsIntense knowledge in Medicare and commercial billingICD-9 codingOasis and SHP computer systemsManage skilled and home health personalInvolved with training and concurrent staff educationMember of R.I coalition of home care professionals - Independently initiated wound management program, providing our clients with a certified experienced wound consultant, and knowledgeable staff on the most current advanced wound care products and utilization. Resulting in being number one in the State in wound prevention and healing rates. - Independently initiated a national wound company billing system; that significantly decreased cost, and improved patient outcomes and product availability. - Independently initiated a partnership program with Abbott Nutrition to provide no cost supplements and dietary education, therefore, reducing re-hospitalization of at risk clients.January 2012-present Certified Wound Care Specialist Gordian Medical: American Medical Technologies, largest Medicare B biller in the United States.Wound care specialist/consultantClinical EducatorClinical Mentor to new employeesMember of AMTs National Speakers BureauMember of AMT research teamJanuary 2007- December 2011
American Medical Technologies, 17595 Cartwright Road, Irvine CA, 92614Responsibilities: Consulted with long term care facilities, in the New England area providing the most current education on advanced wound care, and guide them at the bedside in their decisions relating to appropriate utilization of advanced wound care treatments, and their application. My goal was to empower bedside nurses to make good decisions and choices regarding the most current wound care treatments available, and to have a better knowledge of the wound healing processes. I also gave in-services, and lectured on wound topics, and was responsible for creating internal educational power point presentations for other AMT employees. My duties also included clinical mentoring of new employees and preparing the transition to AMT, and to field representative in a four week period.
IV Nurse SpecialistDecember 2005 - January 2007 Pawtucket Valley Infusion | Coventry, RI
Responsibilities: Included insertion and maintenance of central and peripheral lines in the homecare, home, and medical office settings. I also taught staff, patients, and their families how to properly care for the site, and administration of medications.
Pediatric and Adult Med Surg/ Orthopedics unit, Charge NurseFebruary 1996 - December 2005 South County Hospital | Wakefield, RIResponsibilities: Caring for a general pediatric population in combination with adult med-surg patients. I also was the house IV expert, and was often called to work on pediatric patients in the emergency room, including emergency transport.
Some of my other duties, included, nursing supervisor, responsible for staffing, patient placement, staffing issues, and crisis interventions. Charge nurse for a 22 bed pediatric and adult med surg unit. This job entailed coordination of patient placement and supervision of the nursing staff, and liaison between both physicians and management. Member of the Policy & Procedure committee. Assisting in the the development of educational programs and implementation. I also created the Central & IV line treatment Policies and procedures, including the education and implementation to the nursing staff.
Pediatric ICU NurseJune 1995 - July 1996 Hasbro Children's Hospital | Providence, RI Responsibilities:
Monitored critically ill children, and making life saving interventions. Duties included maintaining patient airways thru use of Ventilators, trachs and intubation .Acute surveillance of advanced life support equipment, and the ability to detect changes. This job was reliant on me performing my part in a highly skilled, individualized team. Education and teamwork were vital.
Cardiac Critical Care NurseDecember 1993 - October 1994 Deborah Heart and Lung Center | Burlington, NJ Responsibilities:Monitoring and caring for critically ill children, both pre-operatively and post-operatively .Preparing and educating parents and children about expectations, treatments and outcomes.
Float NurseOctober 1992 - July 1993 Burlington County Memorial Hospital | Mount Holly, N.JResponsibilies:Filling in where needed in a 600 bed hospital. Duties included adult med-surgical care, general pediatrics, neurology, orthopedics, and labor and delivery
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Nursing-June 26th, 2011Chamberlain College of Nursing Associate Degree,-Nursing- 1989
Laramie County Community College | Cheyenne, WY Bachelor of Science in Management- 1985
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University | Daytona Beach,FL.REFERENCES
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