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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Suffern, New York, 10901, United States
Salary:
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Posted:
June 13, 2018

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Presentation of Qualifications

Guernithe Cothia, RN, BSN, MSN,FNP

** ******* *****

Suffern, NY 10901

845-***-**** (home)

845-***-**** (cell)

ac5vfd@r.postjobfree.com

NURSING PROFESSIONAL

Highly, qualified, compassionate and dedicated advance practice provider with a strong and diverse clinical background seeking a full time position as a Nurse Practitioner in a family centered environment.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Background includes practical experience and formal education in these key areas:

Strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients and families.

Committed to practicing medicine using a holistic approach. Act as patient advocate as needed.

Follow evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition.

Ensure quality of care and open lines of communication between all members of the health-care team.

Extensive experience mentoring young nurses, providing assistance as resource person and motivator.

Highly self-motivated; interact effectively with medical professionals of all disciplines; work well independently or as a team member; excellent organizational skills; able to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Languages: English, French, Creole.

EDUCATION

College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Master of Science in Nursing

Specialization: Family Nurse Practitioner, 2017

Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2010

Change Project Profile:

Updated Heart Failure Pamphlet on Low Sodium Diet at Good Samaritan Hospital

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY

Associate in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Major: Mathematics and Sciences, 2006

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

New York State Registered Nurse

New Jersey State Registered Nurse

Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, BARS 12-Lead EKG/Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretations

Affiliations: New York Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, International Nurses Association

ACTIVITIES

Volunteer, St Joseph’s Church – feed homeless, read to young children and prepare children for communion

Volunteer, Senior Citizen Center - assist elderly with group activities.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Montefiore School of Nursing, Mount Vernon, NY

Clinical Instructor 2017-present

Responsible for educating and monitoring students.

Overseeing the completion of clinical rotations, giving students patient assignments, assessing student clinical work, answering to student questions, and taking part in faculty meetings. Supervising care provided by a group of students (usually 6 to 8 students in a group) while they complete their clinical rotation in your area of specialty.

Coordinating with clinicians at the clinical site to make student patient assignments.

Teaching students how to perform duties in the clinical site and answering their questions.

Evaluating your students’ clinical work

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Registered Nurse 2012-present

• Responsible for all aspects of critical care on a 36-bed Cardiology Unit.

•Responsibilities include assessment and patient care on infants through adolescent patients in cardiology, oncology, hematology and epileptic units.

•Provide age-appropriate care to infants, children and teenagers with varied diagnoses: cerebral palsy, diabetes, cardiac, GI, congenital heart defects, tracheostomies, bipab and more.

•Duties include admissions, conducting detailed assessments, developing comprehensive patient histories, establishing nursing care plans, taking vital signs, implementing medically prescribed interventions, dispensing medications via multiple routes, pre and post-operative care, ventilator management, tracheal care, suctioning, G-tube and NG-tube feedings, sterile procedures, wound care, dressing changes, discharge, and detailed charting.

•Central line dressing changes, central line lab draws, administering blood products, declotting central lines, maintenance and complication management of peripheral IVs, and all types of central lines.

•Monitor patients’ progress, react to problems, assess symptoms indicating physiologic and/or psychosocial changes, and document changes in patient’s condition.

•Provide extensive patient and family education regarding proper follow-up care, diet/nutrition and all other aspects of healthcare.

•Maintain strict confidentiality in compliance with all federal, state, and institutional policies.

•Serve as Charge Nurse, with responsibility for delegating patient assignments based on staff abilities, resolving problems, preparing for next shift, and ensuring proper delivery of care.

•Effectively communicate findings to physicians and other health care professionals, and function as a resource to the health care team members.

•Actively participate in unit Quality Improvement initiatives.

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, Yonkers, NY 2011-present

Registered Nurse

•Responsible for all aspects of critical care on a 24-bed Tracheostomy and Ventilator Unit.

•Provide age-appropriate care to infants, children and teenagers with varied diagnoses: cerebral palsy, diabetes, congenital heart defects, tracheostomies, bipab and more.

•Duties include admissions, conducting detailed assessments, developing comprehensive patient histories, establishing nursing care plans, taking vital signs, implementing medically prescribed interventions, dispensing medications via multiple routes, pre and post-operative care, ventilator management, tracheal care, suctioning, G-tube and NG-tube feedings, sterile procedures, wound care, dressing changes, discharge, and detailed charting.

•Monitor patients’ progress, react to problems, assess symptoms indicating physiologic and/or psychosocial changes, and document changes in patient’s condition.

•Provide extensive patient and family education regarding proper follow-up care, diet/nutrition and all other aspects of healthcare.

•Maintain strict confidentiality in compliance with all federal, state, and institutional policies.

•Serve as Charge Nurse, with responsibility for supervising RNs, LPNs and CNAs, delegating patient assignments based on staff abilities, resolving problems, preparing for next shift, and ensuring proper delivery of care.

•Effectively communicate findings to physicians and other health care professionals, and function as a resource to the health care team members.

•Actively participate in unit Quality Improvement initiatives.

•Extensive experience managing patients with behavioral, developmental and physical conditions/disabilities.

Somers Manor Rehab and Nursing Home, Somers, NY 2011-2012

Registered Nurse

•Responsible for all aspects of patient care at this skilled nursing facility.

•Coordinate nursing plan of care with residents and their family members.

•Plan and deliver individualized, age-appropriate nursing care to patients.

•Administer medications using various routes including oral, IV, PEG, and injections.

•Other duties include wound care, dressing changes, monitoring IV infusions, assisting other members, narcotic counts (with second nurse witness), and documentation.

•Actively participate on the Interdisciplinary Team.

•Serve as Charge Nurse, responsible for supervising RNs and CNAs, delegating patient assignments, preparing for next shift, and ensuring proper delivery of care.

•Float to all units of the facility (up to 50 beds per unit) to maintain proper coverage.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY 2008- 2012

Certified Nurses’ Aide

•Assisted nursing staff in the care of all patients on a Medical/Surgical Unit.

•Provided ostomy and incontinence care to enhance comfort and maintain intact integument.

•Observed patients' conditions, measuring and recording intake, output and vital signs, and reported all changes to professional staff.

•Assisted patients with mobility, supervised exercise routines and physical therapy, and assisted with activities of daily living (feeding, dressing, hygiene, range of motion).

•Also responsible for applying dressings, transporting patients to units, using a wheelchair or stretcher, preparing patients for tests/procedures and managing confidential patient files.

Excellent References Available Upon Request



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