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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55107, United States
July 25, 2018

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Rebecca A. Weber MSN, APRN, NP-C, ACPHN

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Certified Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Geriatric), with 11 years CNP experience in Palliative/Pain, Rehab and Geriatric Medicine., and 25+ years of RN health care experience in Management, Home Care, Critical Care with focus on Palliative Care.


Certified Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care)

April 2015- present

Fairview East (previously Healtheast Care System) St. Paul, MN Inpatient Palliative Care

-Provide palliative care inpatient consultation to patients at St. Joes, St Johns, Woodwinds acute care hospitals and Bethesda LTACH.

-Meet with patient and family and participate in Family care conferences to explain the role of palliative care and that I assess overall health, prognosis, expected disease trajectory, and quality of life, while helping caregivers and family members weight the benefits and burdens of treatment options.

-Present options for care while in hospital, including continuing will all aggressive cares and treatments, continuing current cares without escalation of care in condition declines or transition to more comfort focused cares.

-Provide education re: hospice

-Provide compassionate withdrawal of life support

Provide Pain Management services to those with life limiting illness

Certified Nurse Practitioner (Hospice and Palliative Care)

July 2013 – Dec 2015 (Per Diem, Part time) (originally Fulltime, MN Palliative Med division closed 11/14)

Aseracare Palliative Care and Hospice Minneapolis, Minnesota Community Palliative Care

-Provided Palliative Care to chronically ill clients in the community (home, ASL, NH), helping them with illness trajectory, goals of care, code status, symptom management and psychosocial factors.

-Participate in Family Meetings to update on medical condition, assess family and patients current knowledge of such and provide education and consultation to them

-Collect data for total quality improvement

-Provide regulatory Medicare Certification visits to Hospice patients. Participated in IDG.

Certified Nurse Practitioner (Pain and Spasticity Management, Stroke patient follow-up, Inpt consults)

February 2009 - July 2013

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation/Abbott Northwestern Hospital/United Hospital Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

-Spasticity Coordinator for patients with UMN disease/injury. Provided intrathecal pump management & coordination throughout the course of evaluation & treatment including pump interrogation & fluoroscopic troubleshooting, collaborated with Pain Management team.

-Followed Stroke patients after Discharge to insure rehabilitation plan is in place and assess any issues in regard to their functional status

Certified Nurse Practitioner (Pain Management)

August 2007 - June 2009

Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) Edina, Minnesota

-Initially RN Manager, then CNP. Provided pain management services for patients with chronic or cancer pain.

-Saw patients in collaboration with interventional Pain MD designing a plan of care for patient’s pain management. Followed patient’s receiving opioid management, coordinating this delivery. Intrathecal pain management services.

-Interfaced with Psychology and Physical Therapy for interdisciplinary pain management. -Participated in team meetings to insure quality delivery of care.

Certified Nurse Practitioner (Geriatric Care)

April 2013 - 2016 (part time)

On Call Clinicians, Inc Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Responsible for primary and urgent health care and promotion of wellness to seniors living in Assisted Living Centers .

-Partner with On Call Clinicians and ASL staff in overall patient care management. Develop protocols and guidelines to be used to direct patient care.

-Maintain accurate documentation for total data management. Integrate a palliative care approach to assist patients and their families in their disease trajectory.


Nurse Manager (Pain Management)

April 2006- August 2007

MAPS Pain Clinic Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Managed 30 RN’s and CNA’s in a busy, fast paced, Pain clinic and surgery center.

-Wrote and updated policies and procedures

-Initiated, coordinated and enforced program, operational and personnel policies and procedures

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

-Coached, counseled and disciplined employees: planned, monitored and appraised job results.

-Provided patient care and intrathecal pump refills in collaboration with the NPs.

Clinical Nurse Specialist (Infectious Disease and Family Health and Disease Prevention Divisions)

1998-99, April 2000- April 2006

Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

-Served as Occupational Health Nurse in NIOSH program “Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities.

-Served as Clinical Nurse Specialist on Bioterrorism team providing education and consult to Hospital Physicians and RN’s re: signs, symptoms and management of potential bioterrorism events with Anthrax, small pox, Ebola, etc.

-Provided educational seminars to nurses performing services for Medicaid program “Child and Teen Checkups”.

-Prior Hospital based ICU, CCU, ED and home care experience


Master's Degree, Nursing, June 2007

Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, Minnesota

Master's Degree, Health Care Management, September 1990

Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing, June 1985

Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota


Advanced Certification Hospice Palliative Care Nurse July 2018

American Association Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist September 1996

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse September 2011

American Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Certified Pain Management, September 2007

Certified Nurse Practitioner July 2007

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

ElectronicMedical Record: EPIC


Minnesota: RN,APRN

North Carolina RN

Florida, RN APRN

Languages: 2nd Language Spanish, intermediate


Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Palliative Care Advisory Council 2017- 2021

American Nurses Association/Minnesota Nurses Association

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Minnesota Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Care Providers of Minnesota

American Academy of Pain Physicians

American Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (Past President and Board Member)

Honoring Choices Ambassador


Kassenborg, H, Danilla, R, Weber, R, et al (2000). Human Ingestion of Bacillus Anthracis-Contaminated Meat. MMWR, September 15, 2000/49 (36):813-6

Kosevich,G, Sandin, K, Weber, R, et al (2014). Nurse Practitioners in medical rehabilitation settings: A Description of practice roles and patterns. JAANP, April, 2014 (26); 194-201


Available upon request


American Academy of Pain Medicine (2008) Essentials of Pain Medicine (15 hours).

American Academy of Pain Medicine (2008) AAPM 24th Annual Meeting (14.5 hours)

International Society of Pelvic Pain (2007) Pelvic Pain Conference (14 hours)

Spasticity Management, National Symposium (2009) Medtronic

Hospital Medicine for NP’s and PA’s (2009) Mayo Clinic (20 hours)

Medtronic: Management of Severe Spasticity non CME

Intimacy, Sexuality and the Rehabilitation Patient (2010) (2 hours)

The 8th Annual Rehabilitation Nurse Seminar (2010) (8 hours)

Update in Hospital Medicine (2010) Abbot Northwestern Hospitalist Services (8 hours)

Comprehensive Spinal Cord Injury Conference (2010) (8 hours)

Mayo Clinic Practical Neurology Update (2010)( 8 hours)

Strategies for Excellence in Stroke Care (2010) (8 hours)

Cognitive-Communication Disorders (2011), Brain Injury Conference (2011)

Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012) (47 CME hrs)

Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Assessment of the Brain (2012),Neuro-imaging and the implications for Care (2012)

Core Curriculum for Advanced Certification Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification, Four Seasons, (2013)

Advanced Planning for Health Care Directives, Honoring Choices, Gunderson Model, MN (2013)

Pain Management Update (2013) MAPS Annual Pain Update

Outcome of Cardiac Arrest in The Elderly, Geriatric Rounds (2013)

Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Medicine Conf (Ap 2014)

End of Life Advance Care Planning in a cross cultural context (May 2014)

Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment (May 2014)

COPD Essentials (June 2014)

Understanding VA Benefits for your patients (July 2014)

A Closer look at CHF (Oct, 2014)

Pharmacological Management of Complex Patient Conditions (November, 2014)

Understanding the Needs of the Dying (2015)

MAPS Pain Management Annual Conference (2015)

CAPC Annual Conference ( 2015)

Ethics in Palliative Care (2016)

CAPC Advanced Care planning Conference (2016)

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses/Complex Patients (2017)

Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care (2017)

Geriatric Medicine update(2017)

MN Palliative Care Conference (2018)


Intrathecal management for Pain and Spasticity (For Nurses)

Pain Management in the Elderly (target population Nurses)

Understanding Opioid Medications (For Nurses)

Understanding your Dementia Patient (For caregivers)

What is Palliative Care? (For caregivers and SW)

Is your patient eligible for Hospice? What is the criteria? (NH staff)

How to care for the dying patient (For Nurses)

Caring for CHF in Palliative Care

Palliative Care in the acute care setting: What Hospitalists shoud know!

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