Flat Rock, NC
Independent Medical Field Case Manager
2008 to Present
contractor) for, Ability Services Network, Managed Care Options, and MHayes. Occupational Health and Safety Consultant to improve effectiveness of current systems in place. Owner Occupational Management Systems and The Case Manager.
Medical Field Case Manager
2006 to 2008
Las Vegas, NV
Coordination of Workers Compensation patients and their medical care. Coordination of cost cutting measures, appropriate referrals and guidance as needed. Communication with physicians and other health practitioner involved with patients care and recovery.
Medical Case Manager
2004 to 2006
Medical case manager for Workers compensation claimants. Onsite job analysis, Attending and coordination physician treatments and visits. Cost savings treatments. Return to work coordination. Onsite Job analysis. Catastrophic Medical case management.
Occupational Safety & Health RN
1999 to 2003
An Occupational Health and Safety consulting and resource Center. Designed and did on-site evaluations for contracted companies to reduce their workers compensation exposure. Offered complete case management for multiple companies and insurance companies. Attended and testified at worker's compensation hearings as a professional witness in litigation cases. Resolved conflict and facilitated communication with all parties concerned.
Nursing Science in Nursing Science
1982 to 1988
BS Business in Business
1973 to 1977
Computer technology, Motivational Speaking, Teaching, Management, Peropl Skills, Project organization and management.
I am a highly motivated, results-focused Occupational Health Nurse and Medical Case Manager with over 18 years of Workers Compensation, Occupational Safety and Health and team management experience. I have a proven track record of successful time management, prioritizing tasks, and organizing projects. I possess strong leadership and successful team building capabilities and excellent technical, communication, presentation, and customer service skills. I understand and am experienced in cost containment as well as loss prevention.
Other areas of solid knowledge:
• Workers Compensation
• Occupational Safety
• Customer Relationship Management
• Medical Case Management
• Program Development
• Business Development
Areas of Experience: 2000 to Present:
Workers Compensation Medical Case Manager: Contact medical provider and injured parties on claims involving medical treatment and /or disability to coordinate appropriate medical care. Develop medical management strategy and give the provider information necessary to facilitate a return to work plan. Work with medical providers and suggest cost effective treatment alternatives, when appropriate. Help ensure that all injured parties are on an aggressive treatment plan. Proactively manage the medical expenses by partnering with specialty resources to achieve appropriate claim outcomes. Obtain medical records from providers telephonically during initial contact, and follow up with written correspondence if necessary. Contact employer to initiate modified duty or full return to work. Obtain job description and discuss job modifications required to ensure a prompt return to work. Decrease claims costs with early return to work.
Occupational Health & Safety RN: Responsibilities included Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Waste Disposal and Training. Employee Education and Training, Fire Safety and Evacuation, Ergonomic Design of work stations to decrease incidence of exposure. Coordination of return to work for injured employees. Onsite Job Analysis, Records management, FMLA and specific in-house program development.
Job Placement and re-training: Vocational Rehabilitation Provider: Responsible for injured workers return to suitable employment. Responsible for injured workers re-training to another type of suitable employment. Designed and implemented rehabilitation plans for successful returns to employment.
Supervision and Training: Occupational/Employee Health Nurse Consultant: Hired and trained a suitable RN to function as an Occupational Health Nurse for the company contracted to. Designed and implemented all aspects of Health and Safety Programs which did not exist previously. Set up Audiometric testing for employees at risk and redesigned work stations to reduce injury. ? Owned: Occupational Management Systems: An Occupational Health and Safety consulting and resource Center. Designed and did on-site evaluations for contracted companies to reduce their workers compensation exposure. Offered complete case management for multiple companies and insurance companies.
Occupational Safety RN, Ergonomic redesign, Job analysis, Safety Programs, Safety certification, Safety training, OSHA Compliance, Safety Accident Investigations, Staff/management training in safety process.