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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Posted:
April 28, 2018

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With the progressive complexity of our population’s health, there is a strong need for exceptional care in the field of primary care. My enclosed resume reflects my 7+ years of nursing experience, accreditations and licenses. If you can use a highly competent professional with exceptional experience in various settings, I am your ideal candidate. As a general medicine provider at Britton Pain Clinic, I work with complex adult patients with multiple co-morbidities on a daily basis. I have gained experience with Preventative Care, Pain Management, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, etc.

My desire to become a nurse practitioner was brought to light during a high school field trip to the Mayo Clinic. One of the speakers was a nurse practitioner. She shared many personal stories about her patients with such passion, that I knew that this is what I wanted as a career goal. The opportunity to continue learning, educate the public, and potentially inflict positive change in the world of health through primary care is a dream come true. With this as my motivation, I developed strong clinical abilities, interpersonal skills and the work ethic necessary to study graduate level nursing practice at the University of North Dakota (UND). In May 2010, I acquired my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UND. The experiences I assumed throughout my undergraduate studies, as well as the years I have been employed as a registered nurse have reinforced and solidified my intense interest in a nurse practitioner career. Through studying, work and travel, I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and acclimating to new situations. Educational and work-related experiences have instilled in me the importance of teamwork.

In the field of healthcare, strong leadership and the ability to work well with others is of the utmost importance. I pride myself in my ability to lead others, as well as work as a functional team member who assures the inclusion of all members. Classmates and colleagues have been enlightening, bestowing upon me alternative worldviews. Experiences in the medical world have deepened my passion, as well as strengthened my work ethic and adaptability in learning. Much of this is attributable to the five-year career I had with HealthEast. It was a privilege to be a member of the team, to work and grow in collaboration with others to optimize health and well-being for our communities. In addition to empowering individuals of the community to adequately manage their health. As an NP, I work hard to achieve these goals.

After graduating with my master’s degree in the Adult Geriatric Primary Care track in May of 2017, I chose to continue in the fall to complete a doctoral degree in nursing while working full time. I will graduate with my DNP in May 2019. Further education will strengthen my scientific knowledge whereby, enhancing the expertise of my clinical practice in a world with progressively complex health conditions. Please refer to my curriculum vitae for a detailed description of my education and work experience. If you require additional information, I can be reached by phone at 651-***-**** or by e-mail at ac44z0@r.postjobfree.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Megan Johnson

Megan R. Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, AGCNP

Home: 4313 Clemson Circle A

Eagan, MN 55122

Phone: 651-***-****

Email: ac44z0@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Nurse Practitioner focused on providing quality, safe, cost effective patient care. More than eleven years of experience in nursing and healthcare. Comprehensive experience with the adult and geriatric population.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Nursing Practice May 2019

University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Grand Forks

Master of Science, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner May 2017

University of North Dakota, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Grand Forks

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May 2010

University of North Dakota, School of Nursing, Grand Forks, ND

CLINICAL ROTATIONS, MSN AGPCNP

St. Benedict's Senior Community, Talahi Nursing and Rehab, Good Shepard

St. Cloud, MN May 2016- August 2016

• Transitional care and long-term care, comprehensive physical assessments on adults ages 50 through 100, medical and pharmacological management of acute and chronic illness.

Maplewood Good Samaritan, Greeley Golden Living and Linden Golden Living

Stillwater, MN August 2016- December 2016

• Transitional care and long-term care, assessment and management of care for patients receiving rehab for joint replacement, heart surgery, stroke, as well as those with complex chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD or heart disease.

HCMC Whittier Clinic

Minneapolis, MN January 2017- March 2017

• Primary care, assessment and treatment of common conditions with a focus on a diverse, underserved and vulnerable population. Utilization of professional medical interpreter services during visits.

FirstLight Health System – Pine City Clinic

Pine City, MN April 2017- May 2017

• Primary care, comprehensive wellness assessments of patients 12 years and older, focused visits for common health conditions.

HealthEast Woodwinds Clinic

Woodbury, MN March 2017-April 2017

• Endocrinology, focused visits with patients that struggle with conditions such as diabetes mellitus (1, 2, and gestational), hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiencies. Management of insulin pumps.

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Paul, MN March 2017-April 2017

• Neurosurgery, provided acute level assessment of patients, determined proper management for patients with brain tumors, hematomas, intracranial hemorrhages, hydrocephalus, blood vessel abnormalities including aneurysms, neuro-trauma, spinal disorders (i.e., including fusions, tumors, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease including disc replacement), infections of the brain or spine, brain and spinal post-procedure care.

Skills solidified:

- Identifying risk factors, division of treatment strategies based on extensive research and consultation, appropriate case management

- Preparation of case files, collection of patient history through effective interview technique, assessment and development of medical and pharmacological treatment plan

- Utilization of the electronic medical record to retrieve and update data on assigned patient cases

- Assisted other providers during examinations and procedures

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APRN-CNP for Britton Pain Center (St. Paul, MN) Full Time September 2017 – Present

• Developed a new general medicine role to provide clinical care for new and established patients including assessment, diagnosis/treatment of illness, ordering and interpreting medical diagnostics, chronic illness management, wellness care, prescribes medications non-pharmacologic therapeutic treatment options

• Maintains APRN/CNP standards and practices per Minnesota Board of Nursing

• Follows the established safety and health measures

• Implements policies and changes

• Develops and Implements treatment plans

• Follows up and evaluate patient status

• Orders labs, imaging and other diagnostics and treatments

• Implemented a patient referral system and complete referrals as indicated

• Facilitates patient and family participation in self-care

• Promotes of optimal health

• Provides patient education

• Sole Nurse Practitioner in practice collaborating with an interdisciplinary team: Pain Specialist, Physician Assistant, Doctor of Chiropractic Services, Laboratory Technician and Medical Assistants

RN Care Manager for St. Joseph's hospital (HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN) PT (48hrs) March 2016 – July 2017

• Extensive experience in excellent communication and problem-solving skills, strong ability to work in a collaborative practice model, educating patient and families on the importance of advanced health care directives, Accountable for documenting patients’ care management plans and activities

• Determined patients’ insurance coverage or other sources of payment for services, concerned directly with identifying and addressing client risk factors and/or obstacles to care

• Identified client needs, current services, and available resources, then connected the client to services and resources to meet established goals (i.e., transitional care, long term care or home health)

• Consistently communicated the care preferences of clients, served as their advocate, and verified that interventions meet the client’s needs and goals of treatment

• Screened patients for healthcare needs, providing education to the patient and family about the process of care management and evaluating their understanding

RN for St. John's hospital (HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN) PT (64hrs) April 2015 – February 2016

• Telemetry Monitoring, Medications (IV drips), IV Starts, Rapid Response

• Developed/maintained of individualized care plans, collaborated with interdisciplinary teams (physicians, therapists, nutritionists, social workers and nursing assistants), patient admissions and discharges, patient education (based on learning needs) for management of diagnoses

RN for St. John's hospital (HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN) PT (64hrs) April 2015 – February 2016

• Coordinated care on a 28 bed Complex Medical and Respiratory Care Unit for patients with conditions including; Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Injuries, Strokes, Cancer, COPD Exacerbation, Pneumonia, Brain Tumors, Narcotic Overdose, Sepsis, and Renal and Respiratory Failure.

• Maintained confidentiality while providing patient care, individualized education needs of the patient and family, collaborated patient care with an interdisciplinary team, exceptional communication with patients and staff.

• Developed trusting relationships with patients and their families, therapeutic communication during patient interactions, assessed and prioritized patient’s needs and demonstrated proper safety procedures.

• Specific Duties: hospice/comfort cares, pain management, fall risk prevention, bowel and bladder retraining, tracheostomy cares/suctioning, ventilator weaning, tube feeding, chest tube care

RN for Southview Acres HCC (West St. Paul, MN) Full Time (80hrs) August 2010 – February 2012

• Provided primary nursing care on a 64 bed unit for a wide variety of patients including: Med/Surg, Ortho, Oncology, Renal, Cardiac, Respiratory, Transitional, Long Term, Dementia Care, Nutritional Comprised, Hospice and Diabetic Patients.

• Responsible for training new staff, supervising and directing a team of LPNs and CNAs.

PCA for Tufte Manor (Grand Forks, ND) May 2009 – May 2010

• Provided assistance for residents with their daily activities.

CNA for Maple View (Grand Forks, ND) July, 2009 – Dec, 2009

• Assisted residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia with their daily activities

RA for Clare Bridge (Eagan, MN) June, 2007 – Apr, 2009

• Assisted residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia with their daily activities

Home Health Aide for Comfort Keepers (Grand Forks, ND) Sept, 2007 – May, 2009

• Assisted clients with daily activities in their home setting

CNA for Valley Elder Care (Grand Forks, ND) Feb, 2007 - Apr, 2007

• Assisted multiple residents with their daily activities

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE

*Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) April, 2015

*Basic Life Support (BLS) May, 2015

*Minnesota Board of Registered Nursing License June, 2010

License NO. R 195806-7

*Certified Nurse Practitioner August, 2017

License NO. #5358

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

*Member, Tissue Integrity Committee September, 2014 – April, 2015

• Prevalence and Incidence Study conducted monthly.

• Responsible for skin checks of all patients on the unit, with focus on bony prominences to ensure all pressure ulcers are discovered and treated.

• Responsible for determining why they weren’t found by staff nurses and determining solutions to prevent pressure ulcers from going unnoticed.

*Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) March, 2017 - Present

SUPPORTING SKILLS

*Computer Skills: Diet Analysis, Affinity, MS (Word, Works, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), SPSS, Optimus, McKesson and Epic Charting

*Familiar with Medicare, Medicaid, HealthPartners, HealthEast, various other insurances

*Leadership and Supervisory Skills

*Customer Service

* Cultural competence

* Attention to Detail

* Adaptability

* Compassion

* Communication

* Ethics

* Confidence

* Stamina

* Critical Thinking

* Commitment to Development



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