Diane Brown - Legal Nurse Consultant.
Diane Brown Healthcare Consulting Group, L.L.C.
5732 East Fallcreek Parkway North Drive
INDIANAPOLIS IN, 46226
My Objective is to obtain future cases as an Expert Witness/Legal Nurse Consultant involved in research or litigation in the area of Medical Malpractice in the field of Long term Care/Nursing Homes. I feel that I have strong nursing experience in both Acute and Long Term Care Nursing Settings. I have nineteen years of experience as a Nurse Consultant in Long term Care Nursing facilities, 3 years of nursing experience as a Director of Nursing Services in Long Term Care, 3 ½ years experience as Assistant Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. I have two years experience as a Nursing Instructor in Schools of Nursing. I have also worked in Acute Care in Critical Care Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing and am also trained to work with Post-Operative Open-Heart Surgery patients in the Acute Care Hospital settings. I have strong organizational and communication skills. I am highly motivated, with a strong work ethic, able to work independently, and possess strong writing skills. I am able to meet deadlines.
NURSE CONSULTANT/OWNER - APRIL 2002-CURRENT
Diane Brown Healthcare Consulting Group L.L.C Indianapolis, Indiana 46226
Performed Legal Nursing Consultation based on prior nursing experience and Standards of Nursing Practice for Attorneys.
Provided Nursing Consultation to Long Term Care Facilities in Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee
Have Nursing Staff working with this group with experience as Directors of Nursing Services, MDS Coordinators, and as Indiana State Department of Health Surveyor.
Able to perform Pre Survey and Post Survey Consultation, as well as Consultation for the Development, Implementation and Monitoring of Nursing Care Delivery Systems
REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS - MAY 2008-April 2010
Life Care Centers of America Cleveland Tennessee
Oversaw the development and implementation of clinical programs throughout the continuum of care in an assigned region in accordance with all laws, regulations and Life Care Center Standards
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and providing training and support for nursing management in the region
DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS - FEB 1997- APRIL 2002
Vencor/Kindred HealthCare Company Louisville, Kentucky
Provided Nursing Consultation to Long Term Care Facilities in the Indianapolis, Indiana area
Worked with as many as 14 Facilities in District, with a total of 1800 Beds
Monitored and Managed State Department of Health Survey Activities for Facilities.
Conducted "Mock Surveys" in a three-month time frame prior to Annual State Department of Health Surveys
Was in this Position during the implementation of PPS and assisted facilities with Implementation of Case Mix Management Systems, MDS Coding and EDS Audits.
DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES - SEPT. 1996 TO Feb. 1997
Brandywine Manor/Beverly Enterprises Greenfield Indiana
Accountable for all Resident Care activities performed within the facility on a 24-Hours basis.
Provided Direction, Supervision, and Evaluation of all Resident Care
Assumed responsibility for Nursing Service compliance to Federal, State and Local regulations as well as Beverly Standards
REGIONAL NURSE CONSULTANT - Feb 1995 to Sept 1996
Eastern Indiana/Beverly Enterprises Inc Saint Louis, MO
Assisted Facility Management in the development of Action Plans for correction of concerns identified
Internally via regulatory review and the Quality Assurance Process
Provided consultant and assistance to facilities within area of designed responsibility
Performed as a Quality Assurance reviewer as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
REGIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - Oct 1994 to Feb 1995
Carmel Indiana Office/ Beverly Enterprises Saint Louis, Mo.
Responsible for coordinating and managing training functions at the Regional Level.
Coordinated Nursing Assistant Certification Programs
Provided Consultative Support to enhance Regulatory Compliance
REGIONAL NURSE CONSULTANT - Nov. 1991 to Oct 1994
Southern Indiana Beverly Enterprises Carmel Indiana Office
DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES - March 1990 to Nov 1991
Sugarcreek Conv. Center/ Greenfield Indiana Beverly Enterprises Cincinnati Ohio Office
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES - April 1987 to March 1990
Churchman Manor Indianapolis, Indiana/Beverly Enterprises Indianapolis Office
CRITIAL CARE/CORONARY CARE NURSE - May 1980 to May 1987
Saint Vincent's Hospital Indianapolis, Indiana
INSTRUCTOR PRACTICAL NURSING - June 1985 to Oct 1985
Putnam Memorial School of Practical Nursing Bennington, Vermont
INSTRUCTOR OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING - Jan 1984 to May 1985
Indiana University School of Nursing Indianapolis, Indiana
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN THE SCIENCE OF NURSING 1975-1980
INDIANA UNIVERSITY Bloomington/ Indianapolis Campus
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING 1980 TO 1985
INDIANA UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS CAMPUS
Completed 45 Hours of Course Study towards 48 Hour Masters Degree in Nursing.
Member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honorary Society
Member of Pi Lambda Theta Education Society
Member of Alpha Omicron Pi Social Sorority
Member of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Member of Greater Indianapolis Chapter, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Member Indianapolis Sailing Club June 2008 to Current
Trinity Lutheran Church, Indianapolis Indiana.
- Served on Board of Education Committee as Secretary, 2003 to 2006
- Served as Adult Leader to Trinity Church Youth Group, 2001 to 2007.
- Served as Team Leader and supported of "Great Banquet" Program at Trinity Church. 2002 to 2007.
-Home Owners Association as Treasurer from 1991 to 1993
-Have Taught First Aide Badge to Boy Scout Troop #41, 1999 to current.
-Served on Trinity School Parent Teacher Organization as Secretary 1995-1996.
-Certification for Survey and OBRA Compliance March 28, 1995.
- Tuberculosis Update and Certification January 1988
- Basic Intravenous Therapy November 1988.
-Nurse Aide Program Director Training Seminar, June 2, 1987.
- Numerous other Certifications and Attendance to Continuing Education Seminars and Courses.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST