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 Expert  729731

Expert in General Nursing, Developmental Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Long Term Care


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Connecticut (CT)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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She was employed by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services and was accountable for applying professional nursing knowledge in the enforcement, licensure, consultation and implementation of the nursing service component of health care programs and facilities. She also provided consultation and review, evaluation and authorization requests for medical placement, services or equipment for clients serviced under medical assistance programs and offered consultation regarding interpretation of programs, policies and regulations.

She planned, reviewed and evaluated the coordination, assessment and monitoring of health services, and also provided consultation to community health care providers, private residential and day- care program providers and families. She recommended standards of care for state and private facilities and coordinated OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) administration, including completion of Level II evaluations for people in nursing facilities with suspected mental disabilities.

Her position required considerable knowledge of the relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations, including knowledge of principles and practices of nursing care administration and education for a variety of specialties within varied settings. Also, knowledge of principles and practices pertinent to community processes; knowledge of local, State and Federal health agencies and programs; knowledge of nursing education and skill in techniques of teaching; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to collect and analyze data.

As a Clinical Nurse Coordinator, she was responsible for the supervision and follow up of medical care for developmentally disabled individuals living in community group home settings. She also developed community health resources and provide on-going consultation and monitoring of services. She clinically supervised direct care staff in execution of clinical programs.

Expert has been a registered nurse since 1967.

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nursing

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developmental disability

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mental retardation

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pervasive child development disorder

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long term care

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nursing home

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elder care

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Americans with Disabilities Act


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   R.N.   Nursing   Saint Vincent College, School of Nursing  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Legal Nurse Consultant

 

Using her past expertise, she is called upon to render her expert opinions in pertinent matters that may include depositions and trial testimonies.

2001 to 2009

 

State of Connecticut

 

Department of Developmental Services

 

Nurse Consultant

 

She planned, reviewed and evaluated the coordination, assessment and monitoring of health services, and also provided consultation to community health care providers, private residential and day-care program providers and families. She recommended standards of care for state and private facilities and coordinated OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) administration, including completion of Level II evaluations for people in nursing facilities with suspected mental disabilities.

1994 to 2001

 

State of Connecticut

 

Department of Mental Retardation (D.M.R.)

 

Clinical Nurse Coordinator

 

She was responsible for the supervision and follow up of medical care for developmentally disabled individuals living in community group home settings. She, also, developed community health resources and provide on-going consultation and monitoring of services. She clinically supervised direct care staff in execution of clinical programs.

1982 to 1994

 

Dinan Memorial Center

 


 

Charge Nurse / Supervisor

 

She was Charge Nurse at Dinan Memorial Center which was a long term care facility owned by the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. As Charge Nurse, she was responsible for patients on the Young Adult Unit, which consisted of a large number of developmentally delayed individuals. This unit was unique, in that it was the only one of its kind in the New England area.

1967 to 1982

 

Park City Hospital

 


 

Charge Nurse

 

As Charge Nurse, she supervised the staff members on the unit .


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association; National Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association; National Association of Legal Nurse Consultants; Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

Awards/Recognition

Commissioner's Letter of Commendation

Medical/Professional Internships

Abuse and neglect investigator training; geriatric emergencies; the nurse's role in abuse investigations; Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Nurses Conference; neglect and sexual abuse investigations; Nurses as Advocates.


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Expert Witness Experience Summary:
She has been involved in depositions and expert witness testimony.
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