Director of Clinical and Education Services
Shiela Johnson is the Director of Clinical and Education Services for USA Healthcare – Alabama, LLC. She serves as a consultant to seven long-term care facilities, a skilled assisted living facility and a geriatric and adult psychiatric hospital. Responsibilities include training Directors of Nursing in their roles; providing focused training for staff caring for complex residents to better meet resident needs; reviewing hospital transfers; conducting documentation in-services; assist with staff in-services for new policy updates; research and implement new equipment/software for nursing services; conducting CPR training for nursing staff; and assisting with grant writing for USA Healthcare.
Prior to entering the medical field, Shiela spent 20 years as a successful cosmetologist. She had a desire to help serve others; especially the elderly and this led her to begin a second career in nursing. Shiela received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Wallace State Community College in 2007 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2018. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Alabama – Huntsville.
Her career in long-term care began in 2008, working as a Unit Manager for five and a half years at an independently owned nursing facility. In 2013, Shiela joined the USA Healthcare organization as a Unit Manager and after three months, she was promoted to the Director of Nursing role, where she remained for three and a half years. Her talents were identified as an asset to the USA Healthcare Organization, and she was promoted to her current position in 2017.
One of Shiela’s many accomplishments included receiving a grant from CMS, allowing each of USA Healthcare’s long-term care facilities to participate and implement the It’s Never Too Late program. This program provides equipment and software to encourage resident participation in activities and improve quality of life. This was the first federal grant awarded from the CMP program in the state of Alabama.
For Shiela, learning is a lifelong process and she continues to strive to provide the best quality care she can. Through the innovations and programs that Shiela has helped to implement within the facilities she serves daily; she has continued her goal of improving the quality of life for the residents in the elderly population and answering her call to serve others.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM