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  • 1. Judy Najavits, RN, MSW, CCM1742 12TH AVE NE 425 221-9139Issaquah, WA 98029 jnajavits@yahoo.com NURSE CASE MANAGER  Registered nurse and social worker with many years of progressive nursing, case management and clinical research experience.  Able to accurately evaluate patient status and progress, develop and deliver patient education, and advise and counsel patients from a nursing perspective.  Knowledgeable in all aspects of developing treatment plans, documenting patient progress, and assessing compliance with clinical programs and patient education.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with leadership abilities for building and fostering teamwork, and creating a positive workplace to deliver superior patient care.  Subscribes to the belief that reasonable cost containment measures and high quality patient care are not mutually exclusive. A balancing of optimal patient benefit with the ever present need to curtail overall costs should be an integral part of the case managers goal of obtaining quality, cost effective outcomes. Professional Licensure and CertificationRegistered Nurse, STATE OF WASHINGTON, RN 00139315Registered Nurse, STATE OF IDAHO, RN N-33027Certified Public Health Nurse, License 4799Certified Case Manager, CCM 00089189 Professional ExperienceTelephonic Nurse Case Manager 2003–PresentHEALTH DIRECT, INC; Seattle, WAProvide comprehensive telephonic nurse case management in a workers compensation and disabilitymanaged care environment to clients in California and Idaho. Position focuses upon medicalappropriateness of care with cost savings based upon American College of Occupational andEnvironmental Medicine (ACOEM) guidelines, coordination and utilization of services with return to workand productivity as soon as medically feasible.  Communicate with injured workers, medical professionals, employers, adjusters, and attorneys to obtain information necessary to make sound medical assessments regarding diagnosis and prognosis.  Assess injury severity, extent of disability, treatment plans, functional abilities and physical capacity job requirements to establish target return-to-work plans based upon official disability guidelines.  Write initial case and status reports on a monthly basis for assigned cases and respond to various written and telephone inquiries regarding status of case and post case facts.  Recipient (2009 & 2010) of ‘Values in Action Awards’ for Dependability, Knowledge and Professionalism.  Received (2008 & 2010) ‘You Make a Difference Awards’ for Excellence in Customer Service.Independent Contract Nurse Assessor 2001–2003NATION’S CARE LINK; Minneapolis, MNPerformed thorough functional and cognitive assessments on applicants applying for long-term careinsurance.Nurse Counselor–Clinical Research Drug Monitor 1998–1999DOCUMEDICS DIV., INTAKE INITIATIVES
  • 2. Monitored patients participating in two Schering-Plough Clinical drug Trials: Carenection, a nationalprogram for prostate cancer patients taking Eulexin with 300 patients participating nationwide, and theBe-in-Charge program with thousands of patients with hepatitis B & C taking Interferon and Ribavarin.  Conducted initial patient intake assessments to determine eligibility for the studies, securing all necessary consent forms.  Maintained the monthly contact with patients to determine compliance with the study protocol and assisted with side-effect management from a nursing perspective.  Conducted and recorded monthly phone interviews and responses to study questions, entering data into a computer database.  Provided support to patients on managing side-effects and disseminated monthly patient education information from Schering-Plough to the program participants.  Notified Schering-Plough’s drug safety board of any adverse events experienced by patients taking Eulexin, Interferon and Ribavarin.  Disseminated information to study participants on local and national resources, including support groups and financial assistance programs.R.N. Case Manager, Skilled Nursing Unit 1994–1998SETON MEDICAL CENTER; Daly City, CAReviewed, approved, and managed patient hospitalizations for a skilled nursing unit.  Evaluated all admissions for medical necessity and appropriate level of care.  Performed admission and concurrent chart reviews for insurance companies, worker’s compensation and other third party providers.  Participated in quality assurance activities.  Led interdisciplinary meetings to formulate care-planning goals for each patient.  Attended to psychosocial needs of patients and their families.  Identified and documented discharge planning orders  Evaluated benefit coverage and financial status of admissions.EARLY CAREERPer Diem Relief Nurse, 1992–1994SAN MATEO COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL; San Mateo, CADelivered nursing care as a per diem in the following areas: Psychiatric Utilization Review, PsychiatricDischarge Planning, Medical Surgical Utilization Review, and Medical Surgical Discharge Planning.Case Manager, Home Care, 1991–1992HEALTH SERVICE SOLUTIONS; Oakland, CAConducted home visits to provide health care assessments, wrote treatment plans, and supervised homecare aides delivering patient care as a part-time nurse case manager.Nurse Supervisor, Home Care Program, 1991–1992HEALTH SERVICE SOLUTIONS; Oakland, CARecruited, interviewed, hired, trained, and supervised a staff of 32 qualified nursing professionals,including RNs, LVNs, CNAs and home health aides to provide home care for home healthcare agency. Clinical InternshipsCompleted Clinical Training towards BSN degree. 1989–1990Internships: Summit Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, Gladman Hospital, Merrit-Peralta Institute,Kaiser-Permanente; Hayward, CA EducationBachelor of Science, Nursing, Samuel Merritt College; Oakland, CAMaster of Science, Social Work, University Of Wisconsin; Madison, WIBachelor of Science, Social Work, Adelphi University; Garden City, NY Computer SkillsMicrosoft Office, Online research, Medline

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