CATHERINE MENSAH, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
Home: 513)- 318-5344
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Over Ten years experience in providing culturally sensitive nursing services to individual of different background
Highly skilled in assessing individual physical, health,mental and psychological health need
Background in acute care, homecare, acute long term care, Psychiatry (adult & pediatric), OB GYN, Geriatric long term care, Pediatric care.
Hands-on experience in evaluating and treating individual using theoretical and evidence based nursing practice
In depth knowledge in formulating plan of care, and establishing priorities necessary to achieve individual as well as family outcomes
Well-versed in evaluating individual care-plan and make amendment as needed.
Flexible, quick learner who adapts easily to new situations and enjoys challenges. Self motivated professional with a commitment to providing quality nursing care.
Advance Registered Nurse
Nationally Certify Family Nurse Practitioner.
Healthsource of Ohio Family Practice 513-***-****
Clinical /Practicum Experience August 2016-June 2017
Manage acute illnesses and chronic multi-system diseases in individuals in a family practice setting.
Perform comprehensive physical assessments including gynecological exams and pap smears.
Counsel clients on primary preventions regarding health risk factors, including smoke cessation, health maintenance, and provided disease management based on national guidelines.
Provide urgent care of major and minor illness and walk in injuries of all ages. Perform EKG interpretation, order radiology, appropriate laboratory tests, review results and follow-up on treatment plan.
Manages chronic conditions such as diabetes, HTN, hyperlipidemia, obesity, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and pain management.
Healthsource of Ohio Family Practice / Bethesda OB / GYN Clinic
Pediatric & Women Health Clinical Rotation Summer 2016- Summer 2017
Provided detailed assessment of pregnant women and GYN patients who presented with all kinds of conditions.
Developed differential diagnosis for OB/GYN patients after assessment. Reviewed treatment plan for effectiveness and made changes according under the supervision of my preceptor.
Performed OB/GYN assessment and managed conditions related pregnancies.
Performed comprehensive well woman care including pelvic examinations, STI education, family planning, pap smears, obstetrics, contraceptive counseling to diversify population of women.
Provided care to women with gynecological problems such as uterine fibroid, PCOS, AUB, endometriosis etc. and made appropriate referrals as needed.
Community Clinical Rotation Aug 2012- Nov 2012
Registered Nurse (BSN)
Serve as interdisciplinary treatment team member.
Serve as a health care provider assuming specific health care duties; provide health consultation for clients and families in coordination with interdisciplinary health care team. (i.e., administers medications and treatments as ordered by physician, assist with physical examinations under physician protocols, take and record vital signs).
Provide non-psychiatric assessment, DSM clinical diagnosis, pharmacologic management when indicated, and informed consent.
Initiate, direct, and modify nursing care plan; observe, evaluate and record behavior, condition and response to medication, treatments and therapeutic activities.
Assist nursing personnel and other health care professionals in care plan, and communicate client progress and needs to staff as necessary.
Development, implementation, and evaluation of client/family/staff education programs.
Direct delivery of and evaluates nursing care of clients.
Collaborate with external providers.
Via Quest Home Health Care: Cincinnati – Ohio
REGISTERED NURSE (CHARGE NURSE) Dec, 2017 – Date
Provides direct services to patients within a psychiatric and medical nursing focus to include:
Medication education including names of medications, dosages, action, side effects, risks, visual identification of
Medical and psychiatric medications and the effect of allergies, medical history and drug interactions.
Behavioral and medical health education related to psychiatric medications and symptoms.
Provide care for medically complex and critically ill individual in acute care setting
Provides care for individual with pulmonary/vent, neuro/trauma and wound care
Assessment of medical and psychiatric medications effectiveness; their actions, side effects and complications.
CINCINNATI CHILDREN HOSPITAL: Cincinnati, Ohio- 513-***-****
REGISTERED NURSE (In-patient Unit) August 2012- Nov 2017
Provide direct patient care to individual with behavioral and medical health needs
Assessment and reassessment of patient’s physical and psychological needs
Create plan of care that is individualized to the patients’ needs
Create plan of care that is individualized to patients’ goals and objectives
Report individual concerns and changes to the resident and attending physician in a timely manner
MOUNTAIN CREST NURSING AND REHAB: Cincinnati, Ohio
REGISTERED NURSE (Charge nurse) June 2010- August 2012
Caring for patient experiencing psychological/mental illness; Dementia/Alzheimer’s with behavior,
Caring for patients with orthopedic and chronic illness; hip and knee surgery; stroke related illnesses; Cardio-pulmonary illnesses.
Providing evidence-base individualized therapy in other to meet patient behavior and psychological needs
Interact with patient and their family to identify their physical and psychological needs in a timely manner
Document patients’ records and procedures
Collaborate with appropriate physician with respect to treatment plan of care
Provide information to patients and families about conditions and appropriate plans of action
MAXIM HOME HEALTH CARE: Cincinnati, Ohio
REGISTERED NURSE (Home Care) July 2009 – July 2010
Initiates plan of care and makes necessary adjustment per individual needs
Initiates appropriate preventatives and rehabilitative nursing care of individual in their home
Educate individual and families in meeting personal goals
Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patients
Supervise care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses and home health aide to individual in their home.
MAPLE KNOLL VILLAGE: Springdale, Ohio
STAFF REGISTERED NURSE (Charge Nurse) Feb 2007- June 2009
Care for individual experiencing psychological/mental illness; Dementia/Alzheimer’s with behavior,
Care for individual with orthopedic and chronic illness; hip and knee surgery; stroke related illnesses; Cardio-pulmonary illnesses,
Providing evidence-base individualized therapy in other to meet individual behavior and psychological needs
Respond to distressed individual in a non-threatening manner and redirect as necessary
Maintain safety and precaution standard
Collaborate with appropriate physician with respect to treatment plan
GOLDEN AGE CARE CENTER: Cincinnati, Ohio
REGISTERED NURSE (Supervisor) Nov 2006- April 2007
Provide direct care to individual with neurological, multiple trauma, traumatic brain and orthopedic injuries
Assessment of individual physical and psychological needs from the time of admission to discharge
Create individualized care plan for better patient outcome
Report changes and individual concerns to physician in a timely manner
EDUCATION, LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
Basic life support with Automatic External Defibrillator May 2017
Chamberlain College of Nursing (MSN, FNP) August 2014
Miami University, CINCINNATI OHIO (BSC IN NURSING) February 2010
State tested Nursing assistant, Bronx New York September 2005
Good time management skills.
Excellent understanding of medical terminologies and codes.
Good communication skills (Written and Oral).
Excellent team worker.
Dedicated Registered Nurse willing to obtain a position with a reputable health care organization where I can fully utilize my healthcare experience, outstanding people skills and the knowledge acquired in my nursing education to provide quality health care to Individuals, their family and maximize the effectiveness of the organization.
REFERENCES AVALIABLE UPON REQUEST