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Nurse Practitioner FNP-C

Houston, Texas, United States
August 28, 2018

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A well-rounded and committed professional who completed my Family Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston in the Texas Medical Center. I am a patient advocate with experience partnering across all levels of care in Clinic, Sterile Procedures and Therapies. I have also worked Family Practice, Pedi to Adult in a stand-alone ER. I received additional training in Stand-alone clinics; OB/GYN, Derm, Plastics Botox and fillers. I am looking for a clinic that is willing to teach me new skills, a job whom I can partner with and can be mutually beneficial to the entire department.

Phone: 713-***-****


Tonya Alexander, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., FNP-C


Surgical/Clinical Urology

Infusion Urology Oncology in

Bladder & Prostate

Assisted with opening Urology Ambulatory Surgical Center

Clinical OB/GYN

OB-GYN Scrub Tech

Charge Nurse – Day Surgery

OR –Circulator/ Procedure Rm


Pain Management

Pre-Op / PACU

Pre – Op Registration / Testing

UT Professor Assistant

EMR – EPIC /MediT/eClinical


Photography- Certified

Stand Alone ER- NY Travel

Chart Review - Utilization

Derm/OB/Breast Ca

Evidence-Based Practice

Student FNP- DOT Assessments

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,

Current - RN III /FNP-C Seth Lerner, MD UROLOGY Specialist (7/2017 – Present)

Clinical Urology – Intravesical BCG / Intron A/ Mitomycin/ Gemcitabine / Docetaxel / Valrubicin

Follow up Post op: CTU / FPF / Staple removal / Cystectomy / Pouches –Indiana/Studer / Slings / TURBT / TURP / Stents

Clinic: Other Urology MD’s: : HRT, ED, UTI, Stones, Neph tubes; Office procedures assist: Vas / cysto / peyronie’s tx & multi general urology

AIDET – Champion Team / Community Bladder Cancer Support Group - Stand in host / Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

HCA-Conroe Regional Medical Center, Conroe, TX, 4/2014 – 05/2017 (Position was created for me until Grad School ended)

Spring Branch Medical Center, Houston, TX, 2/2005-5/2010 (Hospital closed)

Staff Nurse (PRN) – Day Surgery Pre-Op & PACU, Pre-Admit Testing (Pedi – Adult)

Pre- Op; Post-Anesthesia Care Unit; Pre-Assessment Testing, with additional functions in other company facilities on an as-needed basis.

Provide patient care for routine day and in house surgery in Pre-Op and PACU.

Pre-Op: Pt history, Reviewed H& P, Medical reconciliation, Consent pt, Chart review for dates

PACU: Monitor pt care following surgery, Assess Pt needs & safety, Education- Post Op Care

Ensured comprehensive post-operative care and follow up instructions; Detailed discharge instructions, follow up pt calls, and responding to further inquiries.

Pre-Op Pt Admission Testing: Pt History, Medication Reconciliation, EKGs & Labs drawn from surgical orders.

Provided pre admit surgical education and discharge instructions.

Spring Branch: Served as staff photographer for facility events / Staff Portraits / Document OR Case via photographs

HMU - Houston Metro Urology Surgical Center, Houston, TX, (F-T) 10/2011- 4/2014 (Started Graduate School)

Charge Nurse/OR Circulator, PACU, Pre-Op, Educational Nurse / Prostate Oncology Nurse (Pedi-Adult)

Provide full suite of nursing care pre- and post-surgery for a busy urology surgical facility.

Pre-assessments and health histories prior to urology surgery, medication reconciliation, prepared patients for procedures. OR Circulator, TURBT, TURP, Sling, ESWL, Cysto, Vas, Hydrocel, Implants, etc

Review safety goals and concerns – for Ambulatory Surgical Center Accreditation

Administration of medications

Worked with Dr. Ricardo Gonzales in making video’s to provide to pt prior to surgery to assist with educating pt on surgery and the care following procedures.

OR Circulator among urology surgical procedures / assist in sterile procedures; Including Running Board

PACU assessment and monitoring post surgery.

Oversee scheduling, supervision, and guidance of nurses in the capacity of Charge Nurse and provide leadership support.

The Only Infusion Nurse in ASC for Chemo - drug Provenge used for metastatic prostate cancer.

POST OP: Intravesical Mitomycin & BCG installations

Partnered with team of 17 Urologist to prepare for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care process for HMU’s new ambulatory care center. Including Chart Utilization Review / Medical Records Review.

Professional Experience Continued

Iroquois Springs New York Urgent Care, Rock Hill, New York 5/2010 - 8/10/2010 (RN Travel Nurse 13 week assignment)

Staff ER Nurse (F-T + Call) (Pedi - Adult)

Busy 24/7 Stand-Alone Clinic – Children – Adults

Urgent Care was contracted to treat an Elite Upper Escalon kids camp 600+ kids, 150 Adults

Work quickly to access pt, History of current symptoms and triage.

Administered daily meds prescribed by PCP: PO, sublingual, & Injections. Growth Hormones, Asthma, Diabetes

RN – follows MD orders for administration. Work directly under the care of the physician.

Monitor health conditions, stabilize allergic reactions, splint fractures, clean wounds & bandage, sutures; Plan of Care; Assistant to procedures.

Required good listening skills and remaining calm under pressure.

Memorial Hermann-Memorial Village Surgery Center (USPI), Houston, TX, 8/2010- 2012 (Left – for F-T Position/Benefits)

Staff Nurse (PRN) (busy Pedi & busy Adult Surgery Center)

Delivered Post Anesthesia Care Unit nursing support in a surgery center affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health Systems.

Monitored Post Surgical patients; assessed patient surgical area; treated according to protocol / orders.

Prepared Care Plans & performed patient evaluations – post operatively.

Coordinated interventions across multiple surgery specialties.

Monitored and maintained medical charts including any physiological changes, and provided discharge instructions.

Communicated effectively with physicians and medical staff to coordinated care.

Urban Click Photo/Alexander’s Platinum Pictures,

Professional Degreed Photographer & Owner Houston, TX, 1999-2012

Directed operations and creative elements of photography business providing broad services including Wedding, Seniors, and New Born. Managing photographers, studio rental, paying employee taxes, insurance.

Supervised, trained, and managed 8-member staff.

Received multiple awards for photography including being voted Top Billboard Bride Photographer for 4 consecutive years and Top Houston Wedding Photographer for 2 years.

Worked with HBU, and Houston Art Institute – mentoring their photography students

Trained with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain forensic and evidence photography certification.

Joseph Coselli, M.D. Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston, TX, 1999-2002 (Left- started RN School 2001)

Executive Assistant (Adult, AAA)

Coordinated office functions for multiple executives and administrators to ensure streamlined operations, scheduling, and communications.

Facilitated new physician credentialing and new staff licensing processes and implemented new hire orientations.

Collaborated within department staff and medical professionals on the deployment and integration of new electronic medical records system.

Used SAP System for account payables / reimbursements

Temp Assignments: Administrative assistance assignments – 1997 – 1999 attending School

Gillett Properties- 52 + week assignment, Houston Texas

Maersk Steamship Lines, Houston, TX, 1992-1997 (Laid – off, Regional Director and New Director brought in his Admin)

Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator/PR & Events Coordinator

Served as executive support to regional director and sales executives

Delivered recruiting and selection assistance through candidate pre-screening and predictive index personality assessment and interpretation.

Oversaw employee recognition program and planned and executed all office functions and events for geographically disperse staff.

Coordinated and administrated benefits program for over 500 employees at multiple locations.

Saved company $72K per year through the development and implementation of strategy to reduce personnel costs / Supplies.

Recognized as Employee of the Quarter five times and once as Employee of the Year.

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Professional Experience Continued

AMI Hospital/Baylor University, Nederland & Dallas, TX, 1980-1992 (Left – Moved to Houston – Life move)

Medical Assistant – Primary Care / OB-GYN Scrub Technician

1979-1980 – At 15 years old I Volunteered as a Candy Striper in the OB/GYN Department

1980 – Took a Certified Nurse’s Aide Course / Medical Terminology via AMI Hospital

Late 1980 – Hired as Nurse’s Aide ($2.10 per hr) in New Born Nursery / OB-GYN Floor

Fall 1981 – Received a Healthcare Scholarship from AMI

12/1981 – 1985: Worked as a Nurse’s Aide – weekends, nights while attending Lamar University

1981 – 1985: Cross trained to perform EKG’s, and assisted with EEG leads for evening shift

1981- 1985: Crossed trained in the lab, drawing blood on the floor,

Assisted Surgical Pathology with histology,

1986-1992: AMI trained me as a Clinical Medical Assistant / OB-GYN Scrub Tech

Held multiple roles including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Outpatient Services.

Provided sensitive and comprehensive patient care

Intake of extensive family history; vital signs;

Assisted with office surgical procedures: colpo’s/US/ pap’s / cryosurgery and needle biopsies. Pedi Lumbar Punctures

Supported physicians with hospital rounds, discharge paperwork, post-operative follow up, and new patient screening triage.

Successfully cross-trained in multiple departments to serve as a Medical Assistant, OB-GYN Scrub Technician, Community Educator

1986 – Baylor at Dallas an 8 month Histology Technician Training Course.

Conducted school-based outreach through the implementation of birth control, unplanned pregnancy education, and STD prevention to students in the Mid-County School districts.


Masters of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner-C, UTHCS-Houston, Tx (05/2017)

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (12/2013)

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice & Pre-Law, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (12/1997)

Associate Degree, Nursing, Houston Community College, Houston, TX (8/2004)

Associate Degree, Photography, ( Forensic Photography, Professional Photographers of America, Atlanta, GA (2001)

Associate Degree, Law Enforcement, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (8/1990)

State & County Law Enforcement Officer, Certification, Lamar University-Institute of Technology, Beaumont, TX (1992)

Certifications & Licensure

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (expires 2020) & Basic Life Support (expires 4/2020)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) AANP – Board Certified; NPI# Done,

DEA Eligible, Pending Process- Schedule II-V

Registered Nurse Compact Texas State License (expires 8/31/2019)

Registered Nurse, State of New York License (expires 5/31/2021)

Evidence & Forensic Photographer, Certification, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2010)

Predictive Index Personality Testing, Certification (2010)

EKG Technician/Phlebotomy Technician/Histology Technician I, Certification, (1982)

Private Pilot License, Jerry’s Aviation, Nederland, TX (1981)

FNP Student at UTHSC – Houston: Completed 669 Hours, out of 600

Jan-May 2017 Competed 145 hours out of 120; Family & Sr. Practice, Dr. B. Latthe, MD, Memorial Hermann

June-July 2016 Completed 137 hours, out of 120; Dr. Mucher at Blue Fish Pediatric Group, Memorial Hermann, Cypress, Tx

Aug-Dec 2016 Completed 122 hours, out of 120; OB/GYN, Susana Kataka-Gitu, FNP-C, Memorial Hermann, Kingwood, Tx

Completed 123 hours, out of 120; Family Practice Dr. Trang Nguyen

Completed 142 hours, out of 120; Urgent Care ER Anju Momin, FNP-C

EXTRA Hours of interest in OB/GYN; Derm; Urology; & Family

UTHSC Teachers Assistant (P-T) Jan – Aug 2016 Undergrad BSN Program. Assistant to Dr. Amy Calvin – Taught Skills Labs; Urology Surgical Lectures, was a mentor to BSN students, Proctor for exams.

Tonya Alexander, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., FNP-C

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