Staff: School Nurse
I have worked for the past 20 years as a Registered Nurse. My experiences as a nurse are from various backgrounds: first, as a staff nurse in a hospital on a Oncology floor for 2 years; and then, as a Nurse case manager for a rural home health and hospice program for three years. For another 14 years I worked in a Long term care facility in various positions, with the last position serving as Director of Nursing for six of those years. In this role I oversaw the care of the residents, the training of the staff, and ensured compliance to both state and federal regulations. I later took a position as a Staff nurse in a hospice program. During that year of service, I managed my own territory, ensured that the patients and families received the best care possible, and helped follow their wishes regarding their care in the home. I have now accepted the position as school nurse for Subiaco Academy. My responsibilities include: managing and overseeing the day to day operations of student health; medication administration; assessment of students; managing the hands-on medical care (including the documentation); and facilitating all of the health related needs (including the scheduling of appointments).