MARJORIE ANN RISOLA, RN, BC, IPC, WOCN

Broadly experienced nurse leader with expertise in long-term care (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities for the elderly, and medical day centers for physically and mentally disabled adults. Professional focus on quality control, education, and training.  Areas of focus include nursing staff training and education, record audits, care planning, infection prevention, and development of practice protocols. Long-term care experience includes being a Nursing Director and a Charge Nurse. Certified in wound care, gerontology, and Infection Prevention. Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nurse Consultant/Quality Assurance 2017 - present
DGRB Services, LLC
Toms River, New Jersey

Consulted with Assisted Living Facilities, Medical Day Centers, Skilled Nursing/Long Term Care
Assisted Living facilities:
• Facilitated the opening of new building, worked with attorneys and the New Jersey Department of Health
• Medical record audits, state survey readiness, staff education nursing standards and infection prevention
• Re-organized and managed the nursing department
• Educated licensed and non-licensed staff on areas including: Nursing Services/clinical practice, Care Plan process, Documentation, Telemetry Monitoring, Peritoneal Dialysis, Wound Care, Infection Preventionist, Cardiac Services, Wound Vac, Changes in Federal Regulations, Electronic Medical Record, Medication orders and documentation
• Performed Electronic Medical Record (EMR) audits
• Developed Policy for Infection Prevention
• Developed Nursing Services Protocols
• Perform Medical Records Reviews
• Act as Clinical Support (Regional Nurse) to 6 distinct skilled nursing facilities

 

Regional Nurse/Clinical Support 2004 – 2017
Hospicomm
Philadelphia, PA
Management and Consulting for Long Term Care
• Provided Regional and Clinical support to seven skilled nursing facilities

 

Nursing Director 2001 - 2004
Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
• Worked closely with Administration in providing resident quality of care, Staffing, Nursing Budget
• Developed and managed a progressive 32 bed sub-acute unit.
• Coordinated Education for Licensed and Certified Nursing Staff
• Introduced advanced Nursing services

 

Assistant Nursing Director 1998 - 2001
Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
• Infection control and monitoring
• Education, Management of Residents
• Disciplinary actions
• Staff Scheduling

 

Nurse Educator 1997 - 1998
Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
• Infection control and monitoring
• Monitor employee health
• Manage competencies of nursing services

 

Charge/Manager-Sub-Acute Unit 1994 - 1996
Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
• Managed the care of 60-bed unit
• Start-up of sub-acute unit (30 beds)

 

Charge Nurse/Unit Manager 1990 - 1992
Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center
West Orange New Jersey
• Responsible 45 bed high acuity unit
• MDS and Care Plan Assessment
• Implemented Skin Care System
• Staffing for Unit
• Staff Education

EDUCATION

Lyons Institute: Certified Laboratory Technician 1973

Union County College: Associates Degree 1985-1990

 

LICENSES

Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

CERTIFICATIONS

Wound Care Certification 2006 - Re-Certification-2019

American Nursing Credentialing Center:
Certification in Gerontology 1997
Certification in Gerontology 2008
Certification in Gerontology 2019

Infection Prevention Programs for Long Term Care 2016-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ):
• Chairperson of Quality Improvement Committee - 2004
• Co-Chair of Best Practice Committee - 2018-2019
• Contracted Consultant IPC, COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-2021
• LTC facilities COVID-19 outbreak management
• Active Lecturer
• Education: Committee member since 2010

RECOGNITION

New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
• Certificate of Excellence in Nursing 2000
• Heart Failure Program: Received an accreditation Overlook Hospital 2010