Andrea Jamesetta Chambers
Hennepin, Oklahoma 73444
405-***-**** – firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective: A compassionate, motivated and enthusiastic Nurse Practitioner is seeking a position to utilize skills, evaluating, diagnosing, developing and implementing treatment plans while complying with hospital policy/procedure and nursing practice guidelines.
Texas Woman’s University / Denton, TX May 2012
Masters of Science
Regis University / Denver, CO May 1997
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Metropolitan State College / Denver, CO June 1990
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Parks Business College / Thornton, CO June 1984
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science
Ardmore Veterans Center/ODVA /Ardmore, Oklahoma Mar 2016 - 2018
Family Nurse Practitioner
Provided care to elderly veterans with multiple complex chronic comorbidities, in the Ardmore ODVA(Oklahoma Department Veterans Affairs) facility. Worked closely with physicians and clinicians in a team approach to deliver optimal care.
On-call service provided 1-2 weeks/month in rotation with other providers.
Attended/participated in staff, (Infection control, pain management, Pharmaceutical update, wound rounds) and daily morning meetings.
Quarterly, participated in POC (plan of care) meetings to maintain consistency of care and to address concerns with other disciplines, and veteran's family. POC included education, medication review, end-of-life care, room changes, etc (Palliative Care or Comfort Care)
Performed H&P exams, assessment, managed acute/chronic health problems, implemented appropriate treatment plans and follow-up care, in collaboration with physicians and other health care services.
Ordered and interpreted diagnostic, laboratory and imaging studies and implemented treatment. If need, placed consult with collaborating/outside physician or VAMC-OKC.
Communicated/ made rounds with Unit Manager and staff regarding veterans in need of evaluation and veteran on Sick-Call list. Assessed, supervised, diagnosed, prescribed, treated, educated veterans and evaluated treatment.
VA Medical Center / Oklahoma City Oct 2013 - 2015
Family Nurse Practitioner
Provided care for veterans of all ages with complex multiple comorbidities in hospital subacute setting and acute rehabilitation.
Conducted history and physical exams, assessment, diagnosis an management of acute/chronic health problems and implemented appropriate treatment plans and follow-up care, in collaboration with physicians and other health care services.
In a supportive work environment, assisted veteran in attaining maximum health potential or providing for palliative, supportive and/or end-of-life care.
In collaboration with client/family, creating a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort emotional support, mutual trust and support.
In collaboration with other healthcare services, ensured veterans had reliable access to quality care in facility, community, durable medical equipment, and home-based setting, delivered by appropriately trained health care professionals, team and caregivers.
Educated and counseled veterans/family about medical procedures, therapies and treatments.
Ordered and interpreted diagnostic and laboratory studies, including radiology. Initiated/completed admissions, discharge orders and discharge summaries.
VA Medical Center / Oklahoma City Nov 2007–2013
PICC Line Nurse
Principal in starting a dedicated PICC Team Consult Service that contributed to improved patient care and organizational performance.
Developed effective implementation plans and evaluated interventions that resulted in positive patient outcomes.
Responsible for revising hospitals’ PICC line policy/procedures (insertion, care, and removal) and maintaining PICC line database and supplies.
Significant results seen in increased patient satisfaction, lowest infection rate in the VISN, reduced hospital costs, efficient use of nurses’ time, no delay in patient treatments, and 99% of PICC line consults received were placed at bedside.
Oklahoma University Medical Center / Oklahoma City 2005–2007
Substitute Charge Nurse
Coordinated patient care in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit with doctors, nurses, patients’ families, case managers, and therapists to achieve and ensure optimum patient care.
Facilitated and implemented multidisciplinary care plans and schedules, and trained nursing staff and students.
Supervised health-care staff, made patient assignments, ensured adequate staffing for next shift, coordinated admissions and discharges.
Prepared end-of-shift reports.
Oklahoma University Medical Center / Oklahoma City 2000–2005
Lead Clinical Registered Nurse
Coordinated nursing care assignments in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit according to patient needs and staff expertise for professionals and paraprofessional staff members with various skill levels.
Managed, directed and trained nursing staff to provided total patient care.
Liaison among nursing staff, physicians, patients, and patients’ families to provide education and support in stressful situations requiring tact and diplomacy.
Responsible for all direct patient care requiring intensive care, including multi-trauma, severe head and spinal trauma, burn patients.
Assisted with bedside surgeries, anticoagulant therapy, gunshot wounds, stabbings, motor vehicle and motorcycle collisions, and drug overdoses.
Maintained annual Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit competencies on equipment.
HCA Columbia Hospital / Oklahoma City 1998–2000
Clinical Registered Nurse
Provided care, education (diet, medication, physical, and mental changes) in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
Explained community service options and supported patients awaiting or receiving a bone marrow transplant.
Responsible for administering chemotherapy medication, infusing stems cells or bone marrow for patients diagnosed with breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia (ALL, CLL, CML, lymphoma, etc.).
University Hospital / Oklahoma City 1997–1998
Clinical Registered Nurse
As a float pool nurse, I worked in ICU, Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatrics (well babies), CCU, MICU, emergency room, med-surgical and cardiac step-down unit.
Responsible for all aspects of primary patient care: observed, charted, monitored vital signs, and patients’ condition.
Assisted MDs with assessment, treatment, provided general pre- and postoperative care.
Golden Key International Honour Society
Phi Kappa PHI Honor Society
Oklahoma Vascular Nursing Association
ACCOMPLISHMENTS and AWARDS
Star Award 2008, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Received seven monetary awards for
outstanding performance: 2012, 2011, 2009, and 2008
Recognition for documentation by JACHO, 2004, Oklahoma University Medical Center, Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)
Recognized as principal team player on STICU, with photo on the OU Medical Center Poster, 2002
Outstanding Nursing Award, Regis University, Denver, 1997
Recognition of Academic Excellence, 1996
Community College of Denver, Colorado: Phi Theta Kappa Society, 1995
National Dean’s List 1993–1997
Public Regional Transportation District Outstanding Achievement Award, Computer Replacement Project, Denver Colorado, 1995
Licensed APRN, Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)
Available upon request.