COMFORT O. LACY, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with strong work ethics and devoted passion for diverse patients’ health and wellbeing. I have 12 years of experience in progressive bedside nursing. I pose a vast experience in medical-surgical, telemetry, step-down, oncology, behavioral health, outpatient (Gynecology), and community health. I am a compassionate, respectful, goal-oriented professional nurse. I’m self-motivated with a positive and productive disposition and constant drive to learn, excellent communication skills to all personnel and patients through the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), teaching, delegating and collaborating with families and residents to ensure a quality care.
Chamberlain University, Downers Grove, IL
Masters of Nursing Science- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) – September 01, 2014 – February 25, 2018
Cumulative GPA – 3.79/4.00
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 04/24/2012 – 04/30/2013
Award: President’s Honors
Cumulative GPA – 3.66/4.00
Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL
Degree: Associate Degree in Nursing – 03/01/2007 – 05/31/2008
Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse, 01/05/2005 – 04/30/2006
Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by AANP
CPR Certification through American Heart Association
Advanced Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Illinois (Certification Number: F07180147)
Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois (License Number: 041.380430)
Also Licensed in many other States across the USA
Illinois State Licensed Practical Nurse
Illinois State Licensed Pharmacy Technician
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Excellent knowledge of pharmacology and disease management
Excellent knowledge of physical assessment and diagnosis
Excellent knowledge of disease process and evidence based practice
Experience with healthcare setting
Good computer and trouble shooting skills
Excellent listeners and communicator
Excellent collaborator, efficient team player
Self-motivated, and independent
Ability to provide clear, concise, and relevant information
Ability to navigate EMR, Windows environment, utilize Outlook, create, edit, save and send documents utilizing Microsoft Word
Intermediated knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
Family Nurse Practitioner May 2017- February 2018
JIL Medical Consultants (Practicum)
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing evidenced based preventative and primary care
Complete History and physical assessment, recommend appropriate diagnostic tests
Diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment plan
Document findings in an electronic medical record
Review laboratory report, interpret, and make appropriate recommendations
Educate about disease process
Recommend appropriate referral to other specialties to ensure continuation of care
Collaborate with primary care physicians and specialists to provide the best possible care
Collaborate with the nursing staff and the patient’s families to ensure continuation and adherence to treatment plan
•.John H. Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL June 2014 - Present
•.Registered Nurse, Medical/surgical/Telemetry/Gynecology unit
•.Provides high quality care to patients with diagnosis of stroke, acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, respiratory failure, and chest pain to name a few. Perform physical assessments; safely administer medications/IV therapeutics and monitor responses. Demonstrate wide knowledge base for numerous treatment procedures.
•.Monitor patients with acute and chronic cardiac disease for arrhythmias.
•.Educate patients and families on disease process, treatment plans, medication, and doctor’s order.
•.Communicate with physicians and other health care providers, regarding changes in patient conditions and possible problems.
•.Serve as a patient advocate to ensure that patients’ medical and emotional needs are recognized and met.
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL January 2011- June 2014
Charge Registered Nurse, medical/surgical/oncology/orthopedic unit, level II
Performed comprehensive range of clinical functions in the 36-bed general medical /surgical oncology unit. Managed care for stable to acutely ill orthopedic, vascular, and general surgical patients. Assessed patients’ developmental stages and conditions on diverse patient populations transferred from ER or directly admitted. Administered medications; educated patients on disease processes, medications, procedures, and medical/nursing intervention. Responded to medical emergencies. Delivered high quality care, enhancing patient experience and quality of life. As a staff nurse, supervised staff of 9 and served as charge nurse. Scheduled staff and assigned duties to nurses and nursing assistants (NAs). Act as preceptors to new RNs.
Continental Care and Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, IL October 2009 - December 2011
Attended to patients in a 200-bed acute care/rehab/behavioral facility. Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provide interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Evaluated patient needs, prioritized patient care flow and provided health treatments. Educate patients on medication regiment to promote compliance. Communicated with physicians and other health care providers, regarding changes in patient conditions and possible problems. Served as a patient advocate to ensure that patients’ medical and emotional needs are recognized and met.
Medex Home Health Care, Chicago, IL October 2009 – December 2011
Patient care in various homes
Planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for patients in the home setting
Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team in coordinating patient care and treatment plans
Manage patient cases according to hospital protocol and state regulation
Providing emotional support to patients and relatives
Educating the clinical team as needed to promote patient centered care
Ensure efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens
Monitor patient reactions to medications for complications, and initiate care accordingly
Collect blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens for lab testing
Closely monitored patients for acute conditions, while promoting safety
Alden Northmoor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Chicago, IL May 2006 – September 2009
Licensed Practical Nurse
Attended to patients in a 180-bed long-term skilled facility by promoting health, preventing diseases and helping patients cope with illness. Responsibilities encompasses:
-Administering medications – Wound dressing – Tracheostomy care – Oxygen therapy- Nasopharyngeal and oral suctioning – Insertion of catheters – Vital signs
Educating patients and families on disease process, treatment plans, medication, and doctor’s order.
Educate nursing assistants on the prevention of transmitted infectious bacteria.
Assess, observe, and record symptoms, reaction, and progress.
Liaison between patients, nurses, physicians to address problems requiring immediate/long term resolve.
Report changes in patients’ condition and other matters of concern requiring prompt attention.
Available upon request