Catonsville Maryland *****
Date: October, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
I am excited to hear about your position as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am well prepared to be an immediate contributor of your team, with my solid education, and experience in all aspect of patient care.
The following are highlights of my qualification and accomplishments:
Extensive experience in patient care/support and including assessment, counseling, education regarding medications and treatment, lab work, documentation with care plan for diagnosis, and administration of treatment procedures.
Computer skills managing heavy daily patient volume including telephone triage, appointment scheduling, and patient referral. Proficiency in all documentation records, maintenance of paperwork, to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality.
Training peers on the unit with new computer updates (super user).
Experience dealing with broad range of patients with medical and psychiatric problems, including Alzheimer.
My strong initiatives and leadership skills, combined with my capacities to direct staff, and supervisory functions augment my comprehensive nursing procedures in delivering quality patient care.
Enclosed is a copy of my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my abilities and capacities align with your organization. Thank you for the time and consideration.
I would like to maximize my leadership and nurse capacities to provide additional healthcare services opportunities to maximize my professional and growth potential. I possess outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to relate to patient's families and other healthcare providers. AANP Certified Nurse Practitioner licensed Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing in Family Medicine; more than 30 years of experience in the field of nursing seeks to assume the responsibilities of a Nurse Practitioner at Johns Hopkins. I am confident that my experience, knowledge, decision-making and leadership skills are key strengths that will carry over and contribute to the continued success of your nursing department
CPR - Certified (2012)
Basic Life Support (2018)
Telemetry Certified (1993)
Intravenous Certification (2003)
Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (2010-Current)
Creating Master Treatment Plan
Health and wellness expertise
Computerized charting specialist
Familiarity with disease management programs
Psych and mental health care proficiency (in-and out-patient care)
Volunteer/Consultant at Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) Senior Center
Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team at SPHS
Registered Nurse/Unit Supervisor Ellicott City, Maryland
Sheppard Pratt Health Systems (January, 2007-Present)
I work as a Charge/Registered Nurse for an (outpatient and inpatient) units and staff averaging twenty plus patients and ten plus staff members. This included the provision of adequate nursing care, the safe administration of drugs, supplies, maintenance of records, application of hospital policy and disciplinary standards. Also provided mental health care to co-occurring adolescent and adult patients. Additional, services to families incorporate the assessment, diagnosis, and medication management of mental illness. Provided mental health promotion and interventions, including family and group therapy, brief psychotherapy, social skills training, and psycho-education. Advised individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. Counseled individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Assessment and treatment of individuals with mental, medical, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Provided activities that include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management. Have experience with outpatient mental health program, providing care to adults with mental and co-occurring mental health issues. Master treatment planning with multidisciplinary team members, discharge planning, and following up care.
Charge Nurse/ RN/ Supervisor Catonsville, Maryland
HCR-Manor Care (Ruxton & Woodbridge Valley) (January, 2000-January, 2007)
Demonstrate leadership skills directing nursing assistants and supervisory functions and working with post-hospital patients requiring skilled nursing care. The RN supervises personnel to deliver nursing care within the scope of practice, coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that residents' needs achieved in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, center policies and procedures, and federal, state and local guidelines. RN provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.
Charge Nurse/RN/ Supervisor Catonsville, Maryland
Ridgeway Manor (January, 1997-January, 2000)
Supervises nursing personnel to deliver nursing care within the scope of practice, coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that residents' needs attained in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, center policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local guidelines. Provide medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses and disabilities on a 24hr unit. Nursing staff provides services to a diverse group of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision.
Supervisor/RN Baltimore, Maryland
Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Senior Care Services (January, 1995-January, 1997)
Responsible for the daily operations of the program, including supervision of the team, financial performance, and delivery of quality care, as well as providing direct care as necessary. Assuring that the psychosocial needs and the safety and physical comfort of the client identified and met. Assist with the rehabilitation of clients according to the individual care plan, observing, recording all pertinent information, and reporting to the appropriate supervisor. Teaching clients, family members, and auxiliary nursing personnel proper health maintenance care.
Staff Nurse/RN Berlin, Maryland
Atlantic General Hospital (January, 1992-January, 1993)
Staff nurse on the Medical/Surgical unit and telemetry patients on the same unit. Responsibilities includes exercising independent nursing judgment in managing the care of patients with complex health problems and collaborating with patient, family and other healthcare providers/disciplines to optimize the patient's return to health and promote independence in self-care. Supervises and coordinates the work of ancillary healthcare personnel.
Charge Nurse/RN Princess Anne, Maryland
Manokin Manor (January, 1991-January, 1992)
Charge nurses must ensure staff members have appropriate training and qualifications for the patient assignment and match the staff's competencies with the needs of the patient. As a leader of the shift, assure adequate resources are available, policies and procedures followed, and regulatory requirements met. The charge nurse wears many "hats" simultaneously. They have been equated to air traffic controllers and are often described as the "go-to" person, the one to get things done or the resource that has all of the answers. The staff responsibilities may extend beyond staffing the unit. They function as a resource to the staff on the unit, other departments and disciplines, and even physicians. Charge nurses possess more than clinical expertise, they are problem-solvers and usually can recognize a potential problem before it arises.
LPN/Charge Nurse Salisbury, Maryland
Salisbury Nursing Home (April, 1989-January, 1990)
LPNs in nursing homes provide routine bedside care, help evaluate residents' needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. Take vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. Also, treat bedsores, prepare and give injections and enemas, apply dressings, give alcohol rubs and massages, apply ice packs and hot water bottles, and monitor catheters. LPNs observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. Collect samples for testing; perform routine laboratory tests, feed patients, and record food and fluid intake and output. Assists patients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, keep them comfortable, and care for their emotional needs.
Staff Nurse/LPN Cambridge, Maryland
Dorchester General Hospital (January, 1988- April, 1989)
Medical/Surgical floor hanging blood, IVs, telemetry, post-op, post ICU patients. Rotating to different units in the hospital as needed.
Staff Nurse/LPN Cambridge, Maryland
Eastern Shore Psychiatric Hospital Center (September, 1986-January, 1988)
New graduate working at the State Psychiatric Hospital, in a role of a psychiatric nurse to assist the patient in improving from a mental illness issue and or in finding strategies for the patient to manage with the disease. The most important duty of the psychiatric nurse is to maintain a positive attitude and provide a therapeutic relationship with the patient, building the patient's self-confidence and desire to overcome the mental handicap. Commonly use psychotherapy interventions that include cognitive behavior therapy and family therapy. Psychiatric nurses trained to identify the risk factors in a patient's illness and assess when the patient may be at risk to self or to others.
Masters of Nursing in Family Practice Downers Grover, Illinois
Chamberlain College of Nursing (2015-2018)
Critical Incident Stress Management Certification Catonsville, Maryland
University of Baltimore County (2015-Present)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Stevenson, Maryland
Stevenson University (2005 – 2008)
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Salisbury, Maryland
Wor-Wic Community College (1988 – 1991)
Certificate Program for Licensed Pratical Nurse Cambridge, Maryland
Eastern Shore Hospital Center (1985 – 1986)
Certificate Program for Certified Nursing Assistant Cambridge, Maryland
Cambridge Nursing Home 1985
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2018)
American Nursing Association (1998-2018)
National Alliance of Mental Illness (2013-Present)
Woodbridge Elementary School Catonsville, MD
Consultant Nurse (2001-2011)
Help teachers manage the classroom, organize and manage multi-cultural students during fasting and various school activities. Help cover for school nurse as needed.
Al-Rahmah School Catonsville, MD
Consultant Nurse (2009-Present)
Help organize immunization records for all students in the school. Reviewed all health and immunization records of students and assisted with getting student compliant with state regulations. Assisted with medical emergencies and consultations as needed.
Islamic Society of Baltimore Catonsville, MD
Assisted with various community activitiey and fundraising activities and consultations as needed.
Meals on Wheels Cambridge, MD
Assisted with preparing meals for seniors in the community, and ensuring timely delivery of meals on a weekly basis.
References and further information provided upon request.