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Nurse Practitioner

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 14, 2017

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Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461 Email: SUMMARY

Outcome-focused Family Nurse Practitioner with outstanding patient diagnosis and primary care skills within patient-centered settings. Fully committed to improving patient/community health and achieving evidence-based outcomes for patients. Expertise includes:

Health Assessment & Disease Prevention Nurse Education, Orientation & Precepting

Holistic Inpatient & Outpatient Care Critical Care & Advanced Nursing Care

Records Accuracy & Confidentiality Patient Advocacy, Referrals & Interventions

Patient, Family & Community Teaching Evidence-Based Clinical Medicine Computer skills include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Access), Cerner Power Chart, Epic, IDX and MediTech.

Professional Credentials:

> Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified (FNP-C) – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

> Registered Nurse – Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

> ACLS Certification – American Heart Association

> BLS/AED Healthcare Provider Certification – American Heart Association

> 12-lead EKG Certification – University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

(Previously Licensed as a Registered Nurse in California, 2007-2008) EDUCATION

GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, Illinois Master of Science in Nursing, 5/2015

• 3.8 GPA

• Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Family Nurse Practitioner Clinicals:

> Geri Med Family Medicine, South Holland, Illinois (1/2015-4/2015)

> Chicago Metropolitan OB/GYN Clinic, Harvey, Illinois (1/2015)

> Advocate Medical Group Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinic, Chicago, Illinois (5/2013-12/2014)

> Riverside Medical Fast Care Walk0In Clinic, Kankakee, Illinois (1/2013-5/2013) Coordinated all aspects of comprehensive patient care, serving as the primary care provider for adult, adolescent and pediatric patients with both acute and chronic conditions.

– Collaborated with supervising physicians in providing leadership and direction to medical assistants, nursing assistants and nurses to facilitate patient-centered care.

– Responsible for patient examinations, pre-hospitalization work-ups, post-hospitalization follow-ups and urgent care visits, along with ongoing patient education.

– Provided small clinical procedures (e.g. IV insertion and maintenance) and various screening and preventive measures; also performed suture and drain removal.

– Provide patient education in medication administration, nutritional regimen, disease process, signs and symptoms of complications and preventive measures.

– Leveraged extensive nursing expertise to provide training and precepting for nurses.

– Maintained HIPAA-compliant records in Epic and Cerner EMR systems. Curriculum Highlights:

> Aging Family in Health & Illness > Advanced Nursing Research

> Young Family in Health & Illness > Adult Health Research

> Clinical Issues in Adult Health > Advanced Health Assessment

> Pharmacotherapy in Nursing > Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 5/2002

• 3.5 GPA



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL & HEALTH SCIENCES SYSTEM, Chicago, Illinois 10/2008-Present Admissions Nurse / Nurse Navigator (Nursing Services: 4/2016-Present) Partner with utilization review, case and clinical managers to review patient medical notes to determine appropriate nursing care upon admission. Responsible for obtaining information and authorizations concerning insurance coverage and benefits reimbursement.

• Act as the first point of contact for patients of all types: performing initial patient assessments and providing physicians with accurate and timely diagnostic data/documentation.

• Screen all admissions for their appropriateness for treatments; attend staffings and care plan meetings, and prepare discharge summaries, care plan forms and electronic medical records.

• Collaborate with doctors, nurses and ancillary staff to enhance admissions effectiveness and administration while maintaining abreast of the latest developments in the hospital. Flex Nurse (Extra Help: 10/2008-3/2010)

Assessed cultural, religious and age-related factors for possible impact on individualized patient care, developing care plans in alignment with the nursing process. Prepared discharge plans and expedited movement through the continuum of care in collaboration with patients/family members. Staff Nurse (Float Team/Med Surg Track: 6/2011-4/2016) Staff Nurse (7 East Med Surg Unit: 3/2010-5/2011)

Prioritized care for patients undergoing a wide range of tests, treatments and procedures in various states of health. Responsible for developing patient care plans, patient charting, discharge and transfer processing, and scheduling of ancillary procedures. Nominated for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses (2013).

• Cared for patients in a medical-intensive environment; provided head-to-toe assessments, nursing interventions, IV treatments, pain management and laboratory tests.

• Assessed patients for various levels of acuity; assisted with arrest codes and nursing interventions; provided basic/advanced life support and emergency treatment medical care.

• Provided education and emotional support to patients and family members during recovery and crisis situations.

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Chicago, Illinois 5/2001-10/2008 Staff Nurse

Administered care for adult, geriatric and pediatric patients throughout surgical procedures, ranging from elective procedures to critical illnesses/conditions.

• Chaired the NMH Surgical PACE Committee (two years).

• Four-time recipient of the NMH Preceptor Curriculum Award.

• Two-time recipient of the NMH Perfect Attendance Award.

• Recipient of the Nurse Excellence Award.


Travel Nurse

• Queen of the Valley Hospital: Med-Surg/Ortho (California)

• Allied Healthcare Registry (California)


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2000-Present Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates (SUNA): Chicago Metro Chapter, 2003-Present Illinois Nurses Association (INA), 2008-Present

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2015-Present Volunteer – LaSalle Chicago Marathon: First Aid Tent, 2003-Present Volunteer – Queen of Peace High School: Career Day, 2004, 2005 & 2008

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