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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
March 01, 2019

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Summary

Dedicated registered nurse (RN) with specialty experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Developed strong psychiatric-evaluation and treatment-planning skills through my master’s in nursing degree preparation in psychiatric nursing at Northeastern University, my Master’s degree preparation in counseling psychology from Framingham State University, my experience working at Marlborough Hospital on the behavioral health unit, and my senior nursing practicum experience at Carney Hospital on the adult psychiatric unit. I have knowledge of psychotropic medication administration and management, employ appropriate counseling techniques when working with patients, and effectively build therapeutic rapport with patients. My past work experience and formal education has prepared me to be skilled in these areas.

Reliable, ethical healthcare provider with ability to stay calm and intervene during crises, educate new nurses and clinicians, facilitate groups, and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams. Proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals. Known as a patient advocate and compassionate care giver who believes in empowering patients by providing health education and nursing care that enhances wellness and quality of life.

Education

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) expected May 2019

Psychiatric Nursing Specialization

Senior Practicum: 600 hours, Outpatient Private Practice, Progressive Therapeutics

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

12/2014, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) GPA: 3.776/4.0

Senior Practicum: 140 hours, Adult Psychiatric Unit, Carney Hospital:

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

5/2013, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Candidate for licensure (LMHC)

Senior Internship: 600 clinical hours

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

8/2008, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Specialization: Counseling Psychology

Licenses/Certification

2/2015 - Present, Licensed Massachusetts State Registered Nurse, #RN2298716

8/2013 – Present, BLS Certified 2/2015 – Present, CPI Certified

Work Experience

Registered Nurse

2/2015 – Present, Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, MA

RN on 22-bed adult behavioral health unit. Actively participate in development and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients with broad range of mental health issues. Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, hospitalists, nursing supervisors, RNs, mental health counselors, groups leaders and social workers. Ensured that doctors’ orders were effectively carried out, including testing, medical procedures, consultations and stat orders for five-point restraint.

Key Accomplishments:

Effectively manage the floor as charge nurse ensuring patient and staff safety, respond appropriately as challenges arise and communicate necessary information to staff, supervisors and physicians.

Educate RNs around preforming EKGs and assist in training new hires.

Respond in restraint and emergency situations with a levelheaded and quick thinking to restore unit safety.

Completed Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training to professionally respond to assaultive and unsafe behaviors.

Masters Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Student

8/2018 – Present

Worked side by side with an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner. Perform psychiatric evaluations and diagnose mental illness. Prescribe and review psychiatric medications under supervision. Provide therapy including CBT, motivational interviewing, and DBT techniques. Provide education to patients and families around risks and benefits of treatment, medication and alternative therapy side effects, and mental health promoting activities. Identify and manage crisis intervention of patients.

Masters Level Clinician

5/2013 – 9/2013 & 5/2015 – 11/2018, Genesis Counseling Associates, Framingham, MA

Provide individual and family counseling services. Facilitate group therapy sessions for up to 20 clients, including specialized group therapy such as an anxiety group. Perform substance abuse evaluations and intake assessments for the first offender, second offender and anger management programs. Run Fist Offender Driver Alcohol Education groups in accordance with Massachusetts state laws. Work with clients and collaborate closely with interdisciplinary team members, health care providers, and other agencies to develop and implement individualized treatment plans. Maintain client records through progress notes, attendance records and written reports.

Key Accomplishments:

Educate Bachelors and Masters level intern students and newly hired clinicians.

Mastered therapeutic techniques such as motivational interviewing & cognitive behavioral therapy.

Medical Assistant

12/2009 – 3/2015, Charles River Medical Associates, Hudson, MA

Worked at a busy primary care outpatient office. Achieved excellence in taking patient medical histories, vital signs, patient call triage, phlebotomy, injections, EKGs, and performing various laboratory tests. Efficiently handled of administrative duties and ensured cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment.

Key Accomplishments:

Helped train and educate newly hired medical assistants around clinical skills such as venipuncture, taking vital signs, laboratory testing as well as administrative responsibilities.

Assisted in developing a pre-visit form used in daily processes to aid in meeting medical home requirements.

Responsible for medication prior authorizations of practice patients.

Student Nurse / Senior Practicum

9/2014 – 12/2014, Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA

Worked one-on-one with a RN preceptor to independently care for a patient load of up to six patients in an adult psychiatric unit. Completed psychiatric, nursing and mental status assessments and assisted in admission and discharge procedures. Learned and employed deescalating strategies as needed to maintain safety on the unit and assisted in restraint procedures and administered medications under RN supervision. Achieved proficiency with and utilized Meditech for all documentation.

Affiliations

2/2015 – Present, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Member

Skills

Medication Administration, Patient Assessment, Mental Status Assessment, Substance Abuse Evaluations, Patient Advocacy, Patient/Family Education, Therapeutic Techniques, Deescalating Strategies, Injections, Venipuncture

Soarian, Meditech, Allscrpits, LMR, Novaris

Effective Communication, Flexibility and Ability to Adapt, Critical Thinking, Desire to Learn, Attention to Detail, Time Management

References will be furnished upon request



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