Master of Nursing
Psychiatric Nurse Therapist
South Shore Mental Health - North River Associates
May 2011 - June 2013
Provide clinical therapy to children, adults, couples and families in the South Shore area. Provide initial diagnostic evaluations to determine need of services, facilitate effective communication with prescribing Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Director. Facilitate coordination of care with educational providers, Department of Children and Families, medical providers and other community agencies as required. Prepared individual treatment plans, progress notes and CANS for children on routine basis. May 2011 - June 2013
Director of Nursing
From July 2004
Provide supervision for two full time registered nurses. Provide medical and psychiatric evaluations. Maintained nursing budget. Collect and aggregate data for risk management, infection control and medication management monthly for JCAHO requirements. Implemented immunization program through the Wellness Company Provide trainings to staff and administrators, i.e. infection control, CPR and first aid. Facilitate accurate and effective communication between the nursing staff, residents and Medical and Assistant Medical Directors. July 2004 - present.
Psychiatric Registered Nurse
North American Family Institute - Alternatives Program, Providence, RI
Implementation of expectations to successful living as part of a normative culture model.
Administration of psychiatric medications. Provide monthly medical assessments.
Liaison between medical/dental care providers and residents/parents to ensure appropriate
Substance Abuse Counselor
Adult Correctional Institute - Maximum Security
December 2002 - August 2005
Implementation of a core curriculum as part of a Correctional Academy Training
model. Provide individual treatment plans and disciplinary actions as needed.
Emergency Services Clinician
Kent County Mental Health Center
April 2001 - July 2004
Conduct psychiatric assessments at local hospital emergency rooms to determine whether or not psychiatric hospitalization is appropriate on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
Collaborate with emergency room staff, local police departments, and the families of individuals to complete emergency psychiatric assessments and safety plans. Conduct
emergency assessments via telephone with individuals in crisis situations. Provide mental
Team Leader - Supervisor - Housing Liaison - Resident Services Coordinator
Northern Rhode Island Community Mental Health Center
Resident Services Coordinator - Provided resource/case management services to consumers living in a center owned residence who were HIV positive and or mentally ill. 1999
Supervisor - Supervised seven staff members
including a registered nurse and one Master's level
Clinician. Oversaw the implementation of treatment plans and assessments for one hundred and sixty chronically mentally ill clients. Preformed Emergency Mental Status Assessments.
Preformed initial phone assessments for Outpatient / Emergency Service referrals.
Housing Liaison - Provided homeless consumers with safe and affordable housing as part of a Shelter Plus Care Grant through Rhode Island Housing. Oversaw five center owned apartment houses. Coordinated furniture acquisitions and moves as part of the State Furniture Program.
Provided mediating services between community landlords and clients/ case managers.
Qualifications & Certifications
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Community College of Rhode Island