KENNETH C. MCCAWLEY - RN, BSN, VWCN, CICP

Current Director of Nursing for a 120-bed rehab facility. Decorated Military Veteran.  Trauma and ICU Nurse. Experienced Clinical Specialist. Experienced Expert Witness.

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Nursing Services, Lackawanna Health and Rehab, Peckville PA, October 2017-Present

• 24 hour administrative and clinical management of 284-bed skilled nursing facility for a for-profit healthcare system.
• Provide clinical guidance for interdisciplinary care team members.
• Serve as a clinical specialist to maintain regulatory compliance.
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Nursing Services, Saber Healthcare Services, Lake Ariel PA, September 2016-October 2017

• 24 hour administrative and clinical management of 130-bed skilled nursing facility for a for-profit healthcare system.
• Provide clinical guidance for interdisciplinary care team members.
• Served as a clinical specialist for company facilities to maintain regulatory compliance.
• Active bedside care

 

PACU Charge Nurse, Post-Acute Care Corporation, Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa, February 2015-December 2017

• Care of the acutely ill critical care step-down client.
• Assessing, evaluating, and treating multisystem pathophysiologically comprised clients.
• LTAC Department of Health knowledge of compliance of care.
• Requires extensive competency in Critical Care Management of the acutely ill.
• Active bedside care

 

Emergency Department Charge Nurse, Regional Hospital, Scranton, PA, June 2014 – December 2017

• Medical triaging of patients in 16 bed Emergency Department
• Assessing, evaluating, and treating multisystem pathophysiological dysfunctions.
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Medical Department, Health Services Administrator, Lackawanna County Prison, Scranton PA, May 2013 – September 2016

• 24-hour administrative and clinical management of 1200 bed correctional facility.
• Performed clinical systems analysis for positive patient outcomes.
• Serving as a Forensic Nurse Specialist
• Supervise and direct clinically 23 staff members.
• Active bedside care

 

Senior Clinical Specialist, Guardian Healthcare Services, PA, October 2013- May 2014

• Corporate clinical liaison for several skilled nursing facilities.
• Perform root cause analysis to incorporate evidence-based practices for increasing positive clinical outcomes.
• Serve as a clinical resource for approximately 40 Clinical Department Heads.
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Nursing, Saber Healthcare Services, Dunmore PA, 2011 – October 2013

• 24 hour administrative and clinical management of 105-bed skilled nursing facility for a for-profit healthcare system.
• Provide clinical guidance for interdisciplinary care team members
• Served as a clinical specialist for company facilities to maintain regulatory compliance.
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Nursing, The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Scranton PA, June 2008- 2011

• 24-hour administrative and clinical management of a 173-bed skilled facility.
• Provide clinical guidance for interdisciplinary care team members
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Nursing, John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital, Wilkes Barre, PA, February 2007-May 2008

• 24-hour administrative and clinical management of 21-bed fast track short-term rehab unit.
• Planned, developed, and guided the startup procedures for the new short-term unit.
• Active bedside care

 

Director of Nursing, The Laurels Health and Rehab, Peckville PA, October 2001-February 2007

• 24-hour administrative and clinical management of a 38-bed skilled nursing facility.
• Development of administrative and clinical policies, supervising R.N.s, L.P.N.s, and C.N.A.s
• Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations governing long-term care.
• Provide clinical guidance for interdisciplinary care team members.
• Maintain a fiscal budget.
• Active bedside care

 

Petty Officer, United States Navy, 2005

• Leading petty officer casualty receiving, EMF Dallas. FMF lead corpsman 3rd Battalion 7th Marines. Battle of Fallujah.

R.N.A.C/Wound Care Consultant, Carbondale Nursing Home, April 2001-October 2001

• Coordination of patient plan of care, formulating and revising written care plans, computerized MDS and RAPS per state and federal regulations
• Management of Restorative Nursing Program
• Serve as a Wound Care Consultant for evaluation and treatment of various wounds.
• Tracking Quality Indicator Profiles.
• Assist with the development of professional working policies.
• Active bedside care

 

Unit Manager/Nursing Supervisor, Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton PA, February 1998-April 2001

• 24 Hour management of two separate skilled nursing units involving administrative and professional working policies
• Clinical Management of Ventilator Rehab Unit as well as Transitional Rehab Unit
• Nursing supervisory of a 376-bed skilled facility
• Active bedside care

 

Clinical Care Coordinator, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Community Medical Center, Scranton PA 1997-1998

• Effectively manage and interact with the staff of a 6 bed Open Heart Unit.
• Requires leadership ability to cope with emergency situations and expertise in Critical care settings
• Maintain effective communication between family, staff, and physicians

Charge Nurse, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Community Medical Center, Scranton PA, 1992-1997

• Effective care for an acute, critically ill client
• Requires leadership abilities to cope with emergency situations
• Member Code Blue/Trauma teams
• Ability to delegate to other licensed professionals

EDUCATION

1989-1992 Community Medical Center School of Nursing, Scranton PA
• Diploma Prepared RN
• Awards/Honors
o Recipient, Excellence in Intensive Care Nursing
o Recipient, Humanitarian Award
o Student Council President
1994 Penn State University, Worthington Campus
• BSN
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude

CERTIFICATIONS

• ACLS, PALS Cardiology, Respiratory, Critical Care Instructor
• Past faculty member, Delaware Valley Transplant Program
• Critical Care Certification (CCRN)
• Emergency Nursing Certification
• Pre-Hospital Trauma Care Certification
• TNCC Certification
• VOHRA Wound Care National Certification 09/10/2018. Certification # 1000485
• CCRN – Critical Care Registered Nurse
• CEN – Certified Emergency Nurse
• CICP – Certified Infection Control Preventionist through CMS 05/2019.

AWARDS

• Major (Select), Nurse Corps, United States Military
• Deployed as Combat Corpsman 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Navy)

 

PUBLICATIONS

1. McCawley, Kenneth C., Fall Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Multidisciplinary Proactive Team Approach to Avoid Negative Health Outcomes and Legal Pitfalls, American Health Lawyers Association, April 2017.

2. McCawley, Kenneth C., Skilled Nursing Expert Witness on: Avoidable Pressure Ulcer Development, SEAK Expert Witness Directory Blog, October 2016.