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Heather Goorsky
RN, ALNC Edit

Ardent Legal Nurse Solutions, LLC Edit

Cumming, GA Edit

19 Years of Expertise

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Certified Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant with excellent client relationship and project management skills. Registered Nurse with 23 years of experience in various areas of the medical field. Areas of expertise include Cardiology, Telemetry and Arrhythmias, Implanted Pacemakers/Defibrillators, Spine Center, Pain Management, Implanted Pain Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulators, Assited Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Telehealth Triage, and Management. Action-oriented and personable with strong ability to communicate effectively with legal, medical, and patient audiences. Well written and succinct reports. Proficient computer skills include Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, and Adobe Acrobat DC PRO.

Child Abuse

Demonstrative Evidence

Healthcare

Medical Malpractice

Work Place Accidents

Workers Compensation

Wrongful Death

Addiction

Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant (ALNC)

Assisted Living

Biomechanics

Cardiac

Cardiovascular

Case Management

Dermatology

Elder Abuse

Elder Care

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Fall Protection

Floor Nursing

Hypertension

IV Therapy

Legal Nurse Consultant

Life Care Planning

Long Term Care

Medical Devices

Medical Record Review

Medical Surgical (Med-Surg)

Nursing Home

Outpatient

Pain Management

Registered Nurse (RN)

Risk Management

Staff Nursing

Telemetry

Triage

Workers' Comp

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Aug 2019- Present

Northside Hospital - Atlanta, GA

Cardiovascular Registered Nurse III/Cardiac Device Clinic

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers and defibrillators for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott/St Jude, Biotronik, and Sorin. • Serve as department resource person for device remote monitoring systems including Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific Latitude, Abbott/St. Jude Merlin.net, and Biotronik home monitoring. • Perform device aided AV Optimizations and transtelephonic pacemaker checks. • Extensive knowledge of the Medtronic Paceart software program and CERNER for EMR documentation. • Work closely with several Cardiologists & EP Physicians regarding evaluating arrhythmias and general cardiac medication/triage questions for patients.

Mar 2018- Present

Ardent Legal Nurse Solutions, LLC - Cumming, GA

Founder/RN, ALNC

• Review and analyze medical records. • Screen medical/legal cases for merit. • Detect tampering in medical records. • Assist with or create demonstrative evidence. • Evaluate medical information and provide professional nursing opinions regarding the causation of injuries and the assessment of damages to individuals. • Provide subcontracting ALNC services. • Assist in developing, implementing and coordinating a medical care plan with health care providers as well as family, and monitor and evaluate treatment efficacy and cost. • Interview witnesses under the direction of an attorney to help expose the truth in cases. • Act as a fact/expert witness or locate expert witnesses for testimony.

Jan 2018- Present

PaceMate - Cumming, GA

Device Nurse Consultant

• Remote monitoring cardiac device technician. • Remote monitoring website management. • Patient communication. • Ensure patients are not lost to follow up.

Mar 2019- Aug 2019

Millennium Physicians Group - Fort Myers, FL

Device/Multispecialty Cardiac RN

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable Loop monitors for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St Jude/Abbott, Biotronik, and Sorin. • Serve as department resource person for device remote monitoring systems. This includes Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific Latitude, Abbott/St. Jude Merlin.net, and Biotronik home monitoring. • Extensive knowledge of the Medtronic Paceart cardiac device software program and EMR for documentation. • Work closely with 3 Cardiologists regarding evaluating arrhythmias and general cardiac medication/triage questions for patients. • Administer cardiac stress test (nuclear and treadmill). • Administration of Protime / INR test and anticoagulation adjustment per doctors’ protocols.

Dec 2016- Mar 2019

Lee Health Spine Center/Pain Management - Fort Myers, FL

Registered Nurse

•Clinical leader for MAs. • Room patients and obtain current complaint and medical history • Nurse triage: phone and in-person. • Evaluate Medtronic implanted pain pumps. • Assist in fluoroscopy procedure room for spinal and other types of injections. • Process urine drug screens.

Jan 2016- Nov 2016

HCA - Fort Myers, FL

Nursing Supervisor for National Contact Center Management

• National Contact Center Management (NCCM)/Consult-A- Nurse: Scheduling, payroll, hiring, termination, call audit reviews, review of daily metrics, annual RN evaluations and training new staff. • Led training development and implementation for the Center. • Managed a Training Gap Analysis Project in preparation for all 4 Telehealth Contact Centers to become one and work as one enterprise. • Develop and deliver Power Point and Web-Ex presentations.

Feb 2015- Jan 2016

Lee Health - Fort Myers, FL

Device/Multispecialty Cardiology RN

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable Loop monitors for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St Jude, Biotronik, and Sorin. • Serve as department resource person for device remote monitoring systems. This includes Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific Latitude, Abbott/St. Jude Merlin.net, and Biotronik home monitoring. • Extensive knowledge of the Medtronic Paceart cardiac device software program and EPIC EMR for documentation. • Assist with holter monitor application and scanning holter monitor results. • Assist with applying event monitors on patients. • Work closely with 5 Cardiologists, including 1 implanting MD, regarding evaluating arrhythmias and general cardiac medication/triage questions for patients. • Administer nuclear pharmacologic and exercise stress tests to patients. • Protime Clinic - test patient\'s PT/INR via fingerstick and adjust patient\'s Coumadin dose according to MD protocols.

Apr 2012- Feb 2015

HCA - Fort Myers, FL

Telehealth Triage RN/Team Lead

•Telephonic triage nurse for patient populations of all ages. •Scheduling of nurses. •Call audits and coaching of nurses.

May 2009- Apr 2012

Guardian Cardiac Device Monitoring - Fort Myers, FL

Co-Founder & Clinical Coordinator

•Co-founded and designed the business plan for Guardian Cardiac Device Monitoring, LLC. •GCDM is a third party remote monitoring company for pacemakers and defibrillators. • Implemented several policy and procedures for the Clinical Division of GCDM. • Sales: helped to obtain Physician Practice clients for GCDM throughout the country. • Assisted in the execution of enrolling new Physician Practices and their patients to GCDM\'s services. • Responsible for performing pacemaker and defibrillator remote monitoring checks for patients. • Performed transtelephonic pacemaker checks. • Designed a Heart Failure report based off of one of the device company\'s HF trends and histograms. •Personally responsible for performing monthly Heart Failure monitoring reports on patients for MD clients. • Served as Clinical Resource contact person for the MD and Practice Clients as well as Device Manufacturer Representatives. • Assisted in overseeing and training new personnel. • Implemented and maintained the various IT components of the remote monitoring websites and also the Paceart computer software database.

Dec 2008- May 2011

Florida Heart Associates - Fort Myers, FL

Device/Arrhythmia and EP Triage Nurse

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers and defibrillators for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott/St Jude, Biotronik, and Sorin. • Serve as department resource person for device remote monitoring systems including Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific Latitude, Abbott/St. Jude Merlin.net, and Biotronik home monitoring. • Perform echocardiograph aided AV Optimizations and transtelephonic checks. • Extensive knowledge of the Paceart software program and GEMMS ECIS for documentation. • Holter monitor application and interpretation of holter monitor results. • Apply event monitors on patients and interpreting transmissions. • Worked closely with EP Physician regarding evaluating arrhythmias and general cardiac medication/triage questions for patients.

Jan 2007- Nov 2008

Northeast Georgia Heart Center - Gainesville, GA

Device Clinic Coordinator

• Responsible for independently initiating, organizing and managing all aspects of the 1,600 patient cardiac device clinic. • Evaluated device functions and made adjustments on pacemakers and defibrillators for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude, Biotronik and Sorin. • Close working relationship with all Drs but especially EP Physicians regarding evaluating arrhythmias and adjustment of cardiac devices and patient medications if needed. • Inform physicians of device or lead malfunctions. • Device related triage calls • Established protocols for remote monitoring systems which included enrolling and managing. • Implemented the Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific, St. Jude and Biotronik remote monitoring systems in the clinic. • Worked closely with the NGHC business department on billing procedures to ensure clinic is in compliance with Medicare billing requirements. • Clinical preceptor to students of Arrhythmia Technologies Institute.

Feb 2004- Oct 2006

Florida Heart Associates - Fort Myers, FL

Device/Arrhythmia and EP Triage Nurse

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers and defibrillators for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott/St Jude, Biotronik, and Sorin. • Serve as department resource person for device remote monitoring systems including Medtronic Carelink, Boston Scientific Latitude, Abbott/St. Jude Merlin.net, and Biotronik home monitoring. • Perform echocardiograph aided AV Optimizations and transtelephonic checks. • Extensive knowledge of the Paceart software program and GEMMS ECIS for documentation. • Holter monitor application and interpretation of holter monitor results. • Apply event monitors on patients and interpreting transmissions. • Worked closely with EP Physician regarding evaluating arrhythmias and general cardiac medication/triage questions for patients.

Jul 2000- Feb 2004

Southwest Florida Heart Group - Fort Myers, FL

Pacemaker/ICD RN

• Evaluate device functions and make adjustments on pacemakers and defibrillators for the following companies: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott/St Jude, Biotronik, Teletronics and Sorin. •Perform transtelephonic checks. • Extensive knowledge of the Paceart software program for documentation. • Worked closely with EP Physicians regarding evaluating arrhythmias.

1996

Edison Community College now named Florida SouthWestern State College - Fort Myers, FL

A.S. Nursing

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Apr 2019 - Present

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Apr 2019 - Present

Advanced Pacemaker/Defibrillator Technical Specialist granted by Arrhythmia Technologies Institute

Jul 2000 - Present

Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant

Mar 2018 - Present

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)

2019 - Present

International and American Association of the Legal Nurse Industry (IAALNI)

2019 - Present

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