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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Apex, NC
November 28, 2018

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Rhea L. Jimenez, MSN, CRNP

**** ***** **** *** ****, NC 27502 717-***-****


National Spine and Pain Centers, Dunn NC

Nurse Practitioner January 2017- September 2018

Provided pain management services to patients with various chronic pain conditions (i.e. neck and low back pain due to spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease; joint pain due to osteoarthritis; musculoskeletal disorders; rheumatoid disorders, peripheral neuropathies and myofascial pain)

• Collaborated with the attending physician to offer a full range of imaging guided, minimally invasive procedures to relieve neck, back and joint related pain, as well as trigger point injections for myofascial pain

• Conducted follow up visits and triaged patients who are procedural candidates for interventional pain and spine surgery

• Managed patients who did not benefit from procedural treatment by exploring other pain management modalities

• Evaluated patient’s health status through the interview process, physical examination, patient history, diagnostic procedures and test as indicated to arrive at a diagnosis and tailor pain management needs

• Prescribed, managed and adjusted pain medication regimen, including opioid and adjuvant therapies in accordance with sound working knowledge of legislation and pharmacology

• Interacted with other medical professionals to promote maintenance of chronic pain management

• Functioned as sole onsite provider evaluating an average of 25-30 new and follow up visits per day

• Delivered both high-quality evidence-based care and excellent customer service to patients

• Used electronic health record and completed documentation and billing in timely manner

• Supervised staff members as a means of ensuring appropriate treatment, communications and patient service

Holy Spirit Hospital a Geisinger Affiliate, Camp Hill PA Registered Nurse (Medical and Surgical ICU) August 2007- November 2016 Provided skilled nursing care to patients in a 21-bed medical and surgical intensive care unit

• Maintained an accurate nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning intervention and evaluation

• Assisted physicians in performing special and emergency procedures

• Monitored cardiac, pulmonary and physical status of patients and promptly assess any acute changes

• Performed the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively

• Educated patient and families regarding diseases and treatments

• Provided leadership and preceptorship to new and existing staff

• Skills Performed: medication administration (PO, IM, IV, SQ) and titration, hemodynamic monitoring, ventilator management, continuous hemodialysis treatments, hypothermia monitoring, IV insertion, arterial/venous blood draws, sterile dressing changes, tracheal suctioning and care, nasogastric tube placement, Foley catheter insertion HealthSouth Acute Rehabilitation Hospital, Mechanicsburg PA Registered Nurse October 2010- July 2015

Responsible for total patient care, including medications, orders and treatments

• Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired outcomes.

• Documented the effectiveness of nursing care and modified plan of care as patient progresses toward expected outcomes

• Maintained good interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers and other health team members

• Assisted patients in coping psychologically with physical and lifestyle changes

• Provided preceptorship to new and existing staff EDUCATION


RN preceptor 2009-2016

Charge nurse 2008-2016

Hospital-wide Nursing Excellence Council Member – 2009-2010 Critical Care Excellence Council Chair 2010-2012

ACLS/ BLS Certified

Code Blue and Rapid Response Team responder 2008-2016 Bilingual (English, Filipino)


American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016- Present American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 2014-2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2004-2007 MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduated August 2016

Widener University, Harrisburg, PA

GPA: 3.8

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2007

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

GPA: 3.6 Magna Cum Laude

Dean’s List 2004-2007

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