Administrative Director, Organ Transplant @ Hackensack University Medical Center
B.A, Biology @
AVP, Renal Transplant @ From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Administrative Director, Organ Transplant @ From June 2013 to October 2014 (1 year 5 months) Clinical Analyst @ From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Assistant Administrator @ Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge to manage daily operations and maintenance of practice suites, including coordinating
AVP, Renal Transplant @ From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Administrative Director, Organ Transplant @ From June 2013 to October 2014 (1 year 5 months) Clinical Analyst @ From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Assistant Administrator @ Utilize broad scope of industry knowledge to manage daily operations and maintenance of practice suites, including coordinating and submitting comprehensive regulatory reports for CMS, UNOS, NYSDOH, and TJC; facilitating cost-effective program financial strategies; and ensuring spending is well within established budgetary limitations.
Lead decision-making regarding all financial authorization / clearance for procedures, along with monitoring organ acquisition costs and reviewing invoices for accuracy and timeliness of payment submissions to ensure seamless processes.
Direct a top-performing clinical and clerical support staff, including handling all evaluations, recruitment, and development, as well as leading the team to obtain recent recertification for a Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Clinical Manager @ NEW YORK ORGAN DONOR NETWORK; Strategically steered a global plan of care to support donor evaluation processes and recovery within the New York donation service area, including directing consent processes, implementation of donor management protocols, and adherence to NYODN / UNOS guidelines for organ sharing, as well as providing 24-hour on call monthly administration.
Collaborated with hospital services to provide clinical in-services to hospital partners and community liaisons, along with building and sustaining productive operations by providing on-site team evaluations and training of clinical field staff.
Played a vital role in supporting a quality assurance department, hospital services department, and medical director with weekly case reviews and data analysis, as well as reviewing, implementing, and revising organizational SOPs as necessary. From 2008 to 2010 (2 years) Clinical Nurse Coordinator @ Drove healthcare services success by coordinating plans of care for all patients with end stage liver disease from initial evaluation through to presentation at multidisciplinary transplant listing conferences, including supporting transplant surgeon and hepatologist with clinical assessment of all potential liver recipients in outpatient clinics and inpatient settings.
Ordered necessary serological testing, imaging studies, and required consultations to evaluate the medical suitability of all potential liver recipients, along with delivering case presentations and weekly reviews of patients' list management status.
Collected and evaluated statistical data relating to pre-liver transplant processes while adhering to UNOS guidelines as they pertained to addition and maintenance of recipients on transplantation waitlists. From 2006 to 2008 (2 years) Pre-Liver Clinical Nurse Coordinator @ Expertly coordinated plans of care for all patients with end stage liver disease from initial evaluation to listing with UNOS, including using strong assessment skills to assist hepatologists, transplant surgeons, and liver fellows in managing acute liver patients in clinic settings, as well as presenting cases and weekly reviews of patients' list management status. From 2006 to 2006 (less than a year) Transplant Coordinator @ Applied dynamic leadership talents toward directing assessment and evaluation of potential organ donors, including organizing donor management plans of care, assisting with organ sharing and recovery processes per The Sharing Network's policies and procedures, and coordinating efforts with hospital staff for effective organ / tissue donation.
Developed targeted strategies via collaboration with core hospital staff to enhance organ / tissue donation processes, along with coordinating and planning physician / nursing education in-services to ensure seamless donation procedures.
Participated in donor-related committee meetings (e.g. donor council, performance improvement, and community outreach), and worked with hospital leadership to guarantee compliance with organ procurement policies and procedures. From 2003 to 2006 (3 years) Staff Nurse @ Demonstrated solid nursing abilities toward providing skilled care to patients within CCU, ICU, and Telemetry units, including using telemetry certification knowledge to interpret cardiac arrhythmias and evaluate need for intervention.
Counseled patients and families on plans of care for dietary restrictions and activities of living with cardiac dysfunction. From 1995 to 2003 (8 years) School Nurse @ Coordinated and planned solutions-focused health services for children attending Newark Public Schools, including organizing and delivering educational workshops for parents and children on healthcare issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as attending key meetings to assist in creating individualized special needs care plans. From 1995 to 2003 (8 years)
M.S, Health Science/Health Administration @ New Jersey City University From 1998 to 2001 B.A, Biology @ Rutgers University-New Brunswick From 1988 to 1992 Christine Palms is skilled in: Administration, Budgets, Community Outreach, Clinical Research, Customer Service, Data Analysis, EMR, HIPAA, Healthcare, Healthcare Consulting, Healthcare Information Technology, Healthcare Management, Hospitals, Inpatient, Leadership
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