Ruth Amador  MSN, RN
57 Olney Road, Palmer, MA 01069
ramador.rn@gmail.com 


EDUCATION

2012 Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts, Masters of Science, Nursing Education

2012 Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts, Bachelors of Science, Nursing

2005 Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts, Associate of Science, Nursing

1995 Mount Ida College, Newton, Massachusetts, Associates of Science, Mortuary Science

1989 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Bachelors of Arts, Psychology


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2017-July 2018
Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer, MA
Nurse Manager
Duties: Responsible for direction of patient care activities, assessments, interventions, evaluation of patient outcomes. Manage staff, provide management of operational and nursing activities. Consult with staff, physicians, Director of Behavioral Health, and Nurse Executive on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient safety. Adhere to system and departmental compliance policies including all applicable laws and regulations. Maintain state and federal regulatory requirements.

Feb 2010-August 2017          
Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer, MA
Public Health Nurse
Duties: Community blood pressure/glucose/flu clinic, educational programming, Board of Health disease surveillance. Public health community assessments, program intervention, local, state, federal government collaborations

March 2006- August 2017 
Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT
Registered Nurse / Charge Resource Nurse            
Duties: Provide inpatient medical/ surgical nursing care on an infectious disease unit, nursing assessments, medication administration, discharge planning, & multidisciplinary collaboration. Supervise & delegate tasks to RN’s & ancillary staff .

August 2014-Dec 2014 
American International College, Springfield, MA
Adjunct Faculty –Community Health Nursing
Duties: Coordinate clinical experiences for senior nursing students, clinical instruction on population health curriculum mandates, in-class & off -site supervision, evaluation of student progress

May 2006 - Oct 2009
Community Healthcare Group (CCA), Springfield, MA
RN Care Manager-Behavioral Health
Duties: Intensive nursing care management for chronically ill clinic based patients. Perform nursing, substance abuse/mental health assessments & referrals, medication administration; home visits/ joint PCP clinic visits to assess clinical status, response to treatment & compliance. Participate in case conferences. Collaborate with PCP & specialty providers. Supervise medical assistants.

July 2001- May 2006
Community Healthcare Group (CCA), Springfield, MA
Behavior Health Clinician
Duties:  Provide counseling and case management to patients with chronic illnesses through on-site and home visits.  Conduct mental health and substance abuse assessments to determine level of care needed.  Collaborate with area psychiatrists, mental health and substance abuse agencies to implement intensive interventions.

Oct. 1999-July 2001
Community Substance Abuse Center, Chicopee, MA
Outpatient Clinician
Duties:  Performed intake assessment and provided individual and family treatment for individuals with addiction. Coordinated care with other providers.  Conducted psycho-educational groups on various topics: HIV, Loss and Grief, Relapse Prevention and Health Issues.

July 1997- Oct. 1999
Providence Hospital, Holyoke, MA
Outpatient Clinician / Clinical Coordinator
Duties:  Provided intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment to adolescents.  Performed clinical assessments, diagnosed using DSM , conducted third party billing.  Supervised and facilitated groups.  Provided individual and family therapy on drug related issues. Worked in collaboration with DMH, Probation, DSS, DYS, and other agencies to coordinate services for dual-diagnosed patients. 

Nov. 1989 – March 2016
Commonwealth Community Services, Westfield, MA
Developmental Service Worker
Mental Retardation Worker II – Supervisor
Duties:  Performed a variety of direct care tasks to insure the emotional and physical well- being of developmentally delayed individuals.  Supervised  residents in daily living activities.  Responsible for the development and implementation of behavioral / therapeutic programs.  Assisted  in hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating employees.  Directly responsible for employees hired to serve various group homes of deinstitutionalized individuals. 

Jan. 1996 – July 2017
La Rosa Funeral Home, Holyoke, MA 
Funeral Director / Embalmer/ Consultant
Duties:  Direct and supervise funeral arrangements.  Provide grief counseling and facilitate support groups.  Responsible for removals, transportation, preparation of deceased. File all death related city, state and government documents.  Monitor and maintain business documents, inventory, incoming and outgoing funds.


PRESENTATIONS

Amador, R. (2017, July).
  Coaching and Mentoring Hispanic Nurses within Professional Organizations. Poster Presentor :43 Annual National Association of Hispanic Nurses Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

Amador, R. (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 February). Blood borne Pathogens. Continuing Education Module at the Department of Public Works, Belchertown, MA.

Amador, R. (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016) November). Emergency Preparedness. Educational Program presented at the Palmer Senior Center, Palmer, MA.

Amador, R. (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 November). Coping with the Holidays. Educational Program presented at the Palmer Senior Center, Palmer, MA.

Amador, R. (2012, December). Emergency preparedness for non-English speaking Hispanic elders. Capstone presentation at Elms College, Chicopee, MA.

Amador, R. (2013, February). Heart Disease Prevention. Educational Program presented at the Palmer Senior Center, Palmer, MA.

 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses 
National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Board Member
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Western MA Chapter, Founder
Sigma Theta Tau – International Honor Society of Nursing Organization of Nurse Leaders

 
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
2018   National Association of Hispanic Nurses Membership Ambassador Award
2017   Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award
2017   National Association of Hispanic Nurses Membership Ambassador Award
2016   Holyoke Community College Distinguished Alumni Award
2015   Public Service Ambassador Springfield Puerto Rican Parade Honoree
2015   National Association of Hispanic Nurses Membership Ambassador Award
2014   Elms College School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
2014   Hartford Hospital Professional Practice Nursing Award
2014   National Association of Hispanic Nurses Membership Ambassador Award
2013   Elms College School of Nursing MSN Capstone Award


VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES
National Association of Hispanic Nurses: National Engagement Committee
National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Western MA Scholarship Committee
Western Massachusetts Nursing Collaborative
Holyoke Community College Alumni Board
Bay Path University Advisory Board
New England Donor Services Volunteer
New England Minority Nursing Leadership Conference


CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
MA/CT Registered Nurse Licensure
CPR
Stop The Bleed Trainer


LANGUAGES
Fluent in Spanish