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Nursing Consultation Services

Health Counseling Services offers organizations contracted nursing consultation services.  Our highly qualified and experienced
nurse consultants provide exceptional nursing care to organizations within community settings.  

nurse consultants are registered nurses experienced in community nursing settings.  As an independent contractor, each nurse consultant is matched to a specific site or home.  That nurse is invested in creating the positive long-term relationships necessary to meet the unique needs of both the organization and the people they serve.

Nursing consultation services to organizations also include:
  • 24-hour nurse call coverage 
  • Healthcare policies and procedures and required health care forms
  • Clinical support from HCS contract managers
  • Training materials and a variety of resources
  • Discounted fees for selected training courses

Health Counseling Services serves both large and small organizations. We individually bid each contract for nursing services, offering you professional nursing consultation required by your regulations and designed to meet the needs of the people you serve. If you are interested in learning more about our nursing consultation services, please contact Ruth Toner or Karen Lilla, our contract managers. They are readily available to discuss your needs, and in turn offer a detailed proposal for nursing consultation services to your organization.

About the HCS Contract Managers

Ruth Toner has over 20 years of nursing experience and has worked extensively in both acute care and community health settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from Valparaiso University in 2001. Ruth has provided nursing consultation services for a number of Minnesota companies licensed under the Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health, and  has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory requirements that must be met by companies serving individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. She is experienced at customizing services in order to meet the needs of provider organizations and the individuals that they serve. Contact Ruth if you are interested in nursing consultation services for your organization.

Karen Lilla is a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in the community field. She has provided nursing consultation services to a number of providers under a variety of licensure requirements. She is an experienced instructor who manages the education department at HCS, developing new courses to meet the community’s ever changing needs. She is also our American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator.  An experienced instructor, she teaches CPR and First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and Medication Administration courses at HCS. Karen adeptly manages the recruitment and orientation of HCS nurse consultants, providing them with technical and clinical support, as well as specific training on state regulatory requirements.  Contact Karen if you are interested in becoming a nurse consultant with HCS.  

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