Clinical Educator for Interprofessional Practice
Liz joined the UNE community in November 2017 as the Clinical Educator for Interprofessional Practice within the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation. In this role, she works with Center staff, UNE clinical & community-based affiliates, and UNE health professions leadership, faculty, staff and students to implement interprofessional practice (clinical) learning experiences for UNE health professions students and other related innovative health learning activities. Specific responsibilities include educating & training clinical preceptors to implement interprofessional practice learning activities; further development and implementation of the Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum (CIPC); and training UNE health professions students in clinical interprofessional practice competencies prior to and/or during interprofessional clerkships.
Prior to joining UNE, Liz enjoyed a diverse nursing career in women's health & prenatal care; as nurse team lead in an urban federally qualified health center; as infection preventionist for a health care system in midcoast Maine; and as nurse care manager for a behavioral health home program in Portland, focused on ensuring integrated and coordinated care for Medicaid beneficiaries with serious & persistent mental illness, medical co-morbidities, and socioeconomic challenges, in an effort to positively impact the Triple Aim.
While technically Liz is "from away", she has fallen in love with Maine and is proudly raising her two Mainer daughters - and enjoying everything this beautiful state has to offer - with her husband.