Gaynell Walker-Burt, PhD., RN, CS

(Walker Consulting)

Professional Discipline:
• Nursing

Special Qualifications:
• ANA Board Certification – Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

JC Experience:
• Chairperson, Hospital Care of Patient Function Group for five years
• Chairperson, Hospital Provision of Care Function Group for the past three years

CMS Experience:
• 1981-Present: Contract Nurse Surveyor for CMS*
• CMS regulations and JCAHO standards are ongoing focus of consultation activities for hospitals and other levels of care

Hospital Experience:
• 1985 – 2007: Director of Nursing at a State Hospital in Georgia
• Served as a Nurse leader in the hospital section of the Department of Mental Health in Michigan

Community Experience:
• Served as Nurse Administrator responsible for nursing practice in community services to include a Methadone Clinic, ACT Teams and MH Group Homes

Consulting Interests:
• JCAHO survey preparation
• Program Development
• Setting up a Mental Health Unit
• Nurse Staffing & Staffing Effectiveness
• Nursing Policies and Procedures

For Customer Contact:

• Home State: GA
• CV Available Upon Request
• Note: Due to her ongoing affiliation, Dr. Walker-Burt cannot be available for CMS-related consultation