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Nurse Practitioner Nursing

East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
January 02, 2018

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Maria Riza R. Uy, MSN, APN, FNP-C

** ******** *****, **** *******, NJ 08520


Tel. No. 609-***-****

Short summary of my qualifications and skills:

• I am a Family Nurse Practitioner, recently certified and currently working as a Nurse Manager.

• I have more than 25 years of experience in healthcare in various capacities as a registered nurse and a physician.

• I have experience working as an interdisciplinary care coordinator in sub-acute and long term care

• I have experience in developing treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care and professional practice guidelines as a physician in my home country.


Nurse Manager

November 2017 to present

The Manor, Centra-State Medical Center, Freehold, New Jersey

Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

Maintains nursing guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.

Maintains nursing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.

Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care; enforcing adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measuring health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments.

Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training nurses and auxiliary staff.

Completes patient care requirements by scheduling and assigning nursing and staff; following up on work results.

Maintains nursing staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.

Provides information to patients and health care team by answering questions and requests.

Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by designing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals.

Protects patients and employees by developing and interpreting infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing.

Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records.

Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques..

Lead/Senior MDS Coordinator

November 2013 to October 2017

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, NJ

Coordinates and supervises overall care for sub acute and long term patients ensuring proper admission process and discharge planning are in place including education of patients and their families of their disease process and goals for their care.

Acts as a Liaison to the Interdisciplinary team

Sets up communication process, including all staff involved in the MDS and care Planning Process.

Provides timely notification of admissions, discharges, financial class changes and scheduled care planning meetings for long term care patients.

Make sure that assessments are scheduled on time including proper review of RUGS and rates for clinical reimbursement.

Coordinates with the Director of Nursing in summarizing quality initiatives, performance improvement and quality measures.

Leads the facility in Joint Commission and Department of Health Survey.

Acts as as Clinical IT Coordinator and Trainor for electronic health record (PointClickCare) for St. Lawrence and Morris Hall.

Perform as the senior MDS Coordinator directly supervising clinical reimbursement staff for proper reimbursement and accurate assessments for submission to CMS.

Nursing Supervisor

November 2016 to October 2017

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, New Jersey


-Supervises all employees working in the Center during the tour of duty.

-Assumes leadership during any emergency hospital situation.

-Acts as the Rapid Response person for staff and patient/family emergency concerns and/or situations.

-Attends and actively participates in departmental and inter-departmental committees, when requested.

-Conducts nursing employee evaluations as assigned:

a.Measures performance of staff, ability to establish standards of care, standards of practice and completes and/or shares evaluation information with the DON/ADON.

b.Completes evaluations on assigned employees in a timely manner.

-Counsels/disciplines employees professionally and objectively in a timely manner.

-Promotes professional rehabilitation growth and development of nursing staff.

-Demonstrates knowledge and skill in coordinating nursing staffing.

-Is knowledgeable of the scope of practice of all nursing employees and overall staffing distribution; assignments are reflective of practice as defined by licensing and accrediting bodies and job descriptions.

-Notifies Hospital Administration of emergency situations.

-Assists in overall Center-wide performance improvement program by identifying, reporting and tracking problems and making recommendations to the appropriate Department Director.

-Participates and completes Nursing QA as assigned.


-Makes rounds to assess patient needs and staff performance in delivering rehabilitation and skilled nursing care.

-Serves as a clinical resource person, patient advocate, and clinical role model of rehabilitation and skilled nursing for staff.

-Responds to and provides direction in clinical emergency situations. Completes the Code Critiques. Acts as the Rapid Response person.

-Acts as a resource person to other allied health professionals to interpret nursing and administrative policies and procedures.

-Implements hospital policies pertaining to the safety of patients/residents, staff and visitors within the hospital environment.

-Ensures that documentation by nursing staff is in accordance with performance improvement and legal standards.

-Acts as pharmacy and purchasing liaison during assigned shift.


-Acts as a resource person for employees.

-Assesses individual nursing staff member’s level of expertise in nursing and reports findings to the Director of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing.

-Assists in promoting and providing unit staff development/education on assigned shift.

-Ensures self and staff attendance at mandatory and other nursing educational presentations.

School Nurse

September 2014 to present

Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey

Works school nurse on a part time basis under direct supervision of the Director of Health Services by providing comprehensive health care to a diverse student body.

Rehabilitation and Advanced Care Coordinator

November 2014 to December 2015 (concurrent with MDS Position)

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center

Coordinates the provision of rehabilitation and advanced care services with members of the interdisciplinary team and each patient and /or family by making sure of the following:

-Assessments are completed within time frames

-Patients’ needs are supported in a person-centered manner in order to meet self managed goals

-Discharge planning occurs from the time of admission to discharge

-Educational resources are provided to the patient and/or family in order to increase knowledge about the patient’s disease process(es)

MDS Coordinator

October 2010 to November 2013

St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, NJ

Performs reviews, summarization, submission of MDS data as well as utilization review, quality assurance related to MDS data, facilitates care planning with the interdisciplinary team.

Lead the facility in transitioning from MDS 2.0 to MDS 3.0.

Created new forms for nursing documentation for better CMS and Department of Health regulations compliance.

Lead and coordinated St. Lawrence ad Morris Hall in replacing MDS Accucare software to the web based PointClickCare software.

MDS Coordinator

July 2010 to October 2010

Merwick Care Center, Princeton, NJ

Performs reviews, summarizations, submission of MDS data as well as utilization review, quality assurance related to MDS data, facilitates care planning with the interdisciplinary team

Support MDS Coordinator

January 2010 to June 2010

Merwick Care Center, Princeton, NJ

Worked as a backup MDS Coordinator whenever coordinator is on leave encompassing assessments for MDS, care planning, RAPS, coordinating care planning meetings and organizing utilization review.

RN/Charge Nurse

October 2006 to June 2010

Merwick Care Center, Princeton, NJ

Provided direct indirect patient care in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. Communicates with all disciplines (physicians, therapists, social worker, co-workers, etc) about change in condition and progress towards goals and discharge plan.

Assess, plans, implements, evaluates the nursing care of residents within skilled nursing setting.

Responsible for ensuring continuity of care of the residents between shifts by providing direct care as well as supervising the care given by LPN’s, CNA’s and support members.

Participates in resident and family teaching including discharge planning.

Maintains role as resident advocate with a focus on the facility’s mission.

Registered Nurse

September 2004 to September 2006

Staffing Remedies, West Orange, NJ

Worked as a full time travelling RN to whatever facility or hospital assigned to; with the flexibility to adapt immediately to various working environment including the following: medical-surgical unit, correctional, oncology, sub acute, long term care.

Physician Consultant- Department of ENT-HNS

February 2001 to April 2004

Perlas Polyclinic and Specialist Center, Caloocan City, Philippines

Worked as ENT-HNS specialist by providing diagnosis, treatment and management for all general ENT and Head and Neck surgery patients. Gives lectures to outpatient clinic quarterly. Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly conferences.

Active Non-Faculty Consultant

February 2000 to April 2004

Department of ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital and College of Medicine, Caloocan City, Philippines

Provided diagnosis, treatment, and management including admitting patients under own service seen on own private medical office located in the hospital. Attend clinical grand rounds monthly departmental meetings, case presentations and departmental audits.

Resident Trainee Physician, 1995-1997; Chief Resident, 1997-1999

February 1995 to February 1999

Department of ENT-HNS, Manila Central University Hospital, Caloocan City, Philippines

Attended to all general ENT-Head and Neck Surgery patients in the out-patient department, emergency room and clinical division.

Rotated on 24 hour duty every 2-3 days and act as senior house officer in rotation during senior year.

Completed at least one approved research prior to completion of residency training program and presented to research committee.

Assisted faculty consultants in giving lectures to the college of Medicine.

Supervised junior and senior medical interns at the hospital during rotation in the department.


Maryville University, December 2017

St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

Our Lady of Fatima University, 2002

Valenzuela City, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Manila Central University Hospital Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation, 1992

Caloocan City, Philippines

Doctor of Medicine

University of Santo Tomas, 1988

Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology

Professional Membership

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Upsilon Sigma Rho Medical Confraternity

MCU-FDTMF- College of Medicine

Caloocan City, Philippines

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Omicron Iota Chapter

New Jersey State Nurses’ Association

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