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Karen C.

Anthony, MS, RN
PO Box 223 Constantia, NY 13044
315-345-8637
karenanthony221@aol.com

Electronic Portfolio: http://karenanthony.weebly.com

Professional Profile
Motivated to bring enthusiasm and eagerness for excellence to the work environment. Thirty years of
experience as a nurse in diverse areas, including four years experience as a nurse educator in staff
development, and four years of management experience.

I hold a Masters Degree in Nursing from an NLNAC accredited nursing program and a Bachelors
Degree in Community and Human Services.
I am experienced in implementation and use of electronic medical records.
I am dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic facilitation of learning as a means of creating and
promoting a unified team of clinicians, all focused on providing excellent care.

Education
Master of Science in Nursing
2007-2011 Excelsior College Albany, NY
Bachelor of Science in Community and Human Services
2003-2007 Empire State College, State University of New York Saratoga Springs, NY
Registered Nurse Diploma
1982-1984 Crouse Irving Memorial School of Nursing Syracuse, NY

Experienced in Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)


Completed a needs assessment and designed and conducted various staff workshops for training in basic
computer skills. Designed a staff training schedule specifically for the EMR software in conjunction with
the software company. Acted as a member of the EMR Implementation Core Team, Clinical Champion
and superuser. The EMR was implemented successfully for 126 members of the interdisciplinary team.

Employment
Consulting Instructor 2011-present
Cayuga Community College
Auburn, NY
Provide program research, planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the electronic
portfolio program for second year nursing students.

Director of Clinical Services 2012-present


Loretto Geriatric Center Licensed Home Care Agency
177 Lawrence Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Lead and direct the care of almost 400 frail elders living in the community. Responsible for
performance of all direct care workers, supervisory staff, and on-call staff in the delivery of high
quality, cost effective care. Serve in the role of day-to-day operations management, performance
improvement and accountable for utilization of services and program outcomes. Evaluate and maintain
program policies and procedures and ensure compliance with all regulations.
Provide guidance and counseling to home care supervisors to assist them in continually improving all
aspects of home care services.

Director of Clinical Projects 2011-2012


PACE CNY/Loretto
700 E. Brighton Ave
Syracuse, NY 13205
Researched, planned, implemented, and evaluated clinical projects, including applying for a Certificate
of Need related to renovation of the Diagnostic and Treatment Center, the Electronic Health Record
Incentive Program through New York State Medicaid, and creating clinical pathways to be used by the
clinic, home care staff, and interdisciplinary team.

Director of Site Operations

2010-2011

PACE CNY/Loretto
700 E. Brighton Ave
Syracuse, NY 13205
Led and guided the interdisciplinary team as it cared for over 200 frail, elderly participants of the PACE
program, mostly residing within the community. Responsible for overall direction of services provided
by the interdisciplinary team. Established, implemented, and evaluated goals and objectives to meet
high quality care.

Nurse Educator 2006-2010


PACE CNY/Loretto
700 E. Brighton Ave
Syracuse, NY 13205
Created, implemented, and evaluated staff education, including mandatory in-servicing, CPR and First
Aid instruction, and new employee orientation. Facilitated a two-day workshop, Coaching Approach to
Supervision, for nurses and supervisors. Researched and promoted Culture Change in Long Term Care
and person-centered care philosophies. Chaired a corporate learning community titled, Continuum of
Care/Aging in Place, to identify future goals for the strategic planning efforts.

Home Care Coordinator 2000-2006


St. Josephs Certified Home Health Care Agency
Janus Park Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088
Coordinated and initiated home care services for patients referred for care and communicated needs
of patients to home care staff. Collaborated with outside agencies to co- deliver care. Created and
maintained a relationship with referral sources including hospitals, rehabilitative centers, and
physician offices and marketed our agencys services by providing in-services on types of home care
services available. Managed and provided education to staff on pertinent topics, coached staff on the
use of the EMR software, and audited charts for quality of care issues.

Home Care RN, per-diem 1994-2000


Home Health Providers
West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(moved to Visiting Nurses of CNY in 1999)
Provided patient assessment and care, including IV infusions, central line care, patient teaching,
medication administration, and wound care.

Registered Nurse 1984-1994


Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

Professional Affiliations, Membership, and Awards


Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York
Certified American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor 2008-2013
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, inducted 2009
National Gerontological Nursing Association since 2008
2008 Loretto Dove Award recipient. Award signifies an excellence in Leadership

Continuing Education
2013
2010
2010
2008
2008
2008
2008
2007
2007
2007

National PACE Association Conference, Miami, FL (Attendee and Presenter)


National PACE Association Conference, New Orleans, LA
Accounting and Budgeting Principles Workshop
Train-the-Trainer Program in Coaching Approach to Supervision by PHI National
Pioneer Networks Annual Conference: A Call to Action, in Washington, DC
Health, Mental Health, and Elder Abuse: At the Crossroads, Elder Abuse Conference, Syracuse
Leadership Development Workshops
Diabetes 2007: New Challenges and New Treatment
Behavioral Health Science Conference: Gero-Psychiatric Care: New Perspectives, Rome, NY
Alzheimers Conference, Syracuse NY

Community Activities
2011-present
2008-2010
2006-2010
2000-2003
1991-2003
1996-2001
1997-1999

Loretto Geriatric Center: member of the Foundation Board as an employee representative


Francis House (a home for those with terminal illness), volunteer
Syracuse Area Elder Abuse Coalition at Vera House, member
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program, volunteer
Christ the King Catholic Church, Religious Education Instructor
Adoptive Family Network of CNY, (President 1998-2001)
Liverpool Elementary School, Parent Faculty Organization, President