#2 – 5760 Inglis Street, Halifax, N.S., B3H 1K6
tel. (902) 425-9121 cell. (902) 488-2169
To pursue new challenges that inspire passion, creativity and strategic thinking within a supportive environment that recognizes effort and achievement.
; Self-motivated and resourceful; commonsense approach to problem solving
; Ability to coordinate with many players to meet time and budget guidelines ; Big-picture perspective with attention to, and management of, detail
; Exceptional analytical and communication skills
February 2002 – present: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Central Intake Nurse
Responsibilities: (Same as the Community Support Services Nurse responsibilities, below.)
The position of Central Intake is a newly created job designed to increase the efficiency of access to all geriatric programs within Providence Health Care. Currently, Central Intake is responsible for coordinating admissions to eight programs providing acute medical and psychiatric care as well as outpatient appointments, home visits and ongoing support services to the geriatric population.
October 1998 - February 2002: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Community Support Services Nurse
; Establish and maintain waitlists and coordinate all aspects of patient admissions to three elective
inpatient programs: Geriatric Medicine, Psychiatry and Refractory Psychosis.
; Identify and prioritize referrals, arrange admission accordingly, or identify alternative community
resources for those for whom St. Vincent’s Hospital is not an appropriate setting.
; Facilitate admissions by providing pertinent details to all involved.
; Education and resource provider with regard to services available at Providence Health Care for
the geriatric population.
; Assist with the coordination and scheduling of the Outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program.
November 2000 - January 2002: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
This position was an opportunity to explore new challenges within the St. Vincent’s Hospital site and was held down in conjunction with the Community Support Services Nurse position from April 2001 until January 2002.
; Conduct patient interviews in order to complete assessments and maintain all patient records in
accordance with Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPA) legislation
; Monitor ongoing research studies sponsored by pharmaceutical companies in the context of Good
Clinical Practice guidelines and in accordance with Health Protection Branch of Canada and FDA
regulations (United States of America)
; Principle on-site liaison between the Ethics Board for Providence Health Care and the University
of British Columbia and all study sponsor companies. Responsibilities include applications for
Site and Study Protocols, Study Approvals and Financial Agreements.
July 1995 - October 1998: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
; Direct care, education and support of patients and their families within the acute care ward setting
of Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine.
2003 Master of Health Informatics (first year of the program)
British Columbia Institute of Technology
1997 Perinatal Nursing Specialty, Levels I and II
University of British Columbia
1995 B. Sc., Nursing
1990 B.A., French Literature
Crofton House School
Skills and Accomplishments
Presentation and information session to Community Mental Health Teams (Vancouver-Richmond Health Region), Vancouver, B.C., October 2000
; Coordinated Osteoporosis Conference, Whistler, B.C., May 2000
; Speak and write French; working knowledge of Spanish
; CPR “C” Ticket
Cycling, running, field hockey, cross-country skiing, kayaking
Emily Armstrong 2/2