Evaluation Coordinator, Mosaic Primary Care Network, Jan. 2011 to present
Responsible for all evaluation plans and activities for the Primary Care Initiative
Evaluation Coordinator, Chinook Primary Care Network, Sept. 2007 to 2011
Responsible for all evaluation plans and activities for the Primary Care Initiative and Alberta Wait Times Management Initiative
Manager, Sexual Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) 2004-2007
Directed the provision of sexual health services, sexual health promotion activities and created new approaches to deliver services to reduce the rates of unwanted pregnancy and STIs. Designed adolescent sexual health drop-in program for delivery through storefront centres near secondary school locations. Result: The first centre opened in Sherwood Forest Mall 2006.
Nurse Researcher/Educator, MLHU/University of Western Ontario (UWO), 2000-4
Implemented the new role of Nurse Researcher/Educator in the PHRED partnership between the Middlesex-London Health Unit, UWO and Brescia College. Completed two evaluation studies, initiated a program of research on woman abuse, presented several papers and taught community health to third year nursing students.
Associate Professor, UWO, Nursing, 2000-2007
Coordinated the third year of the nursing program for two years. Taught Family and Community Health. Continued to have individual and groups of undergraduate and graduate students
The Clinic Manager, MLHU, London; 1997-2000
Responsible for the provision of clinical services for the sexual health and sexually transmitted disease programs. Integrated the birth control and STD programs to improve functionality of the clinic and client service. Implemented creative programs to increase client services with minimal increases in staff.
Nurse Manager, MLHU, London; 1995
Program evaluation and redesign for the Young Families program. Team building and motivation for success. Started well-baby clinics in all areas of the city. Developed improved articulation with acute care and laid foundation for lay home visitors.
Vice President Nursing, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto; 1993
Directed the 1000 staff nursing Division in restructuring concepts to achieve their stated vision. $50,000,000 budget. Restructured the nursing management, saving $600,000. Decentralized the Intravenous Team, saving $400,000.
Assistant Executive Director, Patient Services, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital; 1989-93
Responsible for 500 staff in Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Education, Recreation Therapy and Volunteers, Staff Health, Infection Control and Patient Placement. $20,000,000 budget. Created the Patient Services Management Team. Developed, implemented and lectured on a comprehensive and progressive discipline system for five union groups. Promoted the organization and system through lectures and selling manuals to other facilities. Improved managers skills and reduced grievances. Developed a research based staffing system; a computerized orientation program for Emergency Department RN’s and developed an interdisciplinary program for geriatric patients. Negotiated for off-campus courses from Lethbridge in Medicine Hat and secured interest free loans for staff from the Hospital Board. Founded the Canadian Association of Nurse Administrators and the Alberta Association of Nurse Administrators.
Assistant Executive Director, Nursing, Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg;1982-9
Restructured and re-energized the Nursing Division of 450 staff to achieve excellence in care delivery and professionalism. $10,000,000 budget. Saved 6% of total nursing budget annually; improved quality of care; reduced staff turnover and improved orientation and support for new staff. Created, implemented and published an objective and quantifiable hiring system. Eliminated grievances related to hiring practices. Designed the first performance evaluation system in Manitoba to include peer and upward evaluation components. Increased compliance and effectiveness of evaluations for all staff. Helped negotiate the first Nursing degree program for psychiatric nurses at Brandon University and the first post RN program at University of Manitoba. Established a network for senior nurse administrators in Winnipeg. Participated as the MARN representative on the Premier’s Task Force on the Future of Nursing chaired by Justice O’Sullivan.
Consultant, Occupational Health Nursing Ontario Ministry of Labor, London; 1979-82
Facilitated the development health services in the workplace throughout SW Ontario. Facilitated and consulted to several working groups developing the original certification program for occupational health nurses. Result: The first national nursing certification exam process for a specialty group in Canada.
Previously, Director in a long term care facility, Maternity and Operating Room staff member in acute care, office nurse and an Occupational Health Nurse in a large food processing plant.