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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Palm Bay, Florida, United States
March 16, 2019

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Toya Alder

**** ******** **. **, **** Bay, FL *2907 • Home: 321-***-**** • Cell: 321-***-**** •

Professional Summary

Professionally trained, board certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Gerontology with extensive experience maintaining high standards of care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs looking for an opportunity that would allow me to apply the knowledge and skills I have attained through my Master's degree along with 20 years of experience in various clinical settings as a registered nurse.


●Strong clinical judgment

●Patient/family focused

●Problem resolution capability

●Thorough physical assessments

●Insulin medication management

●EKG interpretation

●PICC Line placement/removal

●Chest pain management


●Patient and family advocacy

●Intravenous therapy

●High level of autonomy

Work History

Advance Practitioner Registered Nurse

Steward Medical Group/ Cardiology- currently

Provide comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis, and prescribe treatments under the protocol in the direct management of acute and chronic illness and disease

Examines and treats patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals.

Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.

Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.

Performs a variety of tasks, lead and direct the work of others.

Familiar with a variety of the fields, concepts, practices, and procedures.

Promote wellness and prevent illness and injury in various settings for individuals, families, and communities

Work autonomously and in interdisciplinary teams as resources and consultant.

Registered Nurse, Progressive care unit, 02/2016 to 7/2018

Palm Bay Community Hospital – Palm Bay, FL

●Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and treatment of various disorders and diseases.

●Assist patients with daily functions.

●Ensure efficacy of treatments through monitoring of treatment regimens.

●Instruct patients and family members on proper discharge care.

●Closely monitor acute conditions.

●Develop patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses.

●Observe patient health and side effects from treatments and medications, noting all details on the patient's chart.

Registered Nurse, Progressive Care Unit, 11/2007 to 01/2017

Sebastian River Medical Center – Sebastian, FL

●Charge nurse

●Oversaw and managed 15 - 20 clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism

●Implemented necessary changes based on evaluation of staffing requirements and floor assignments.

●Treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.

●Managed care for post-operative patients through discharge.

●Liaison between patients and physicians to ensure patient understanding of treatment plans

●Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams

Clinical Coordinator/ Assistant Manager, Progressive Care Unit, 01/2013 to 01/2014

Sebastian River Medical Center – Sebastian, FL

●Effectively managed clinical oversight for 59-bed unit.

●Monitored, analyzed and corrected staff performance and worked with nurse manager to raise standards of practice.

●Developed, implemented, revised, and evaluated policies and procedures.

●Administered job knowledge assessments and competency testing

●Delegated staff nurse duties

●Coordinated Quality Improvement Activities to identify performance areas needing development

●Initiated hospital-wide study to identify areas for process improvement

●Trained new staff on quality control procedures.

●Ensured HIPAA compliance.

●Reviewed documentation for compliance with requirements and accuracy of information.

●Performed monthly inventory and maintained office and medical supply counts

●Provided leadership for nursing personnel

Registered nurse, Progressive Care Unit, 02/2005 to 06/2007

Palm Bay Community Hospital – Palm Bay, FL

●Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.

●Administered medications as ordered and monitored effectiveness and for possible adverse reactions

●Monitored abnormal labs and reported to MD

●Admitted and discharged patients accordingly

●Provided patient education and treatment

Relief Staff Nurse, 01/2005 to 01/2007

All About Staffing – Ft. Pierce, FL

●Provided relief for understaffed units

●Floated to various hospitals and departments in need of staffing

●Developed and implemented nursing care plans

Registered Nurse, 01/2001 to 01/2005

Parkway Regional Hospital – Miami, FL

●Adeptly handled all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care to monitoring of six patients per shift.

●Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.

●Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress

●Provided counseling in health maintenance and disease management.

●Followed infection control procedures.


Health First Medical Group 01/2017-01/2018

Provide primary-care services in accordance with specific protocols and consistent with the standard of care for the specialty of family medicine, geriatric medicine, all under the supervision of assigned MD/ARNP.

Perform other duties and activities as appropriate and/or assigned preceptors as pertains to providing quality or timely medical care and or administrative duties with regards to managing facility relationships, organization, billing and credentialing of facility patients.


Masters of Science: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, January 24 2018

South University Online - Savannah, GA.

Bachelor of Science: Nursing, August, 2015

Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT

Associate of Arts: June, 2014

Eastern Florida State College - Palm Bay, FL

Associate of Science: Nursing, June 2004

Broward Community College - Coconut Creek, FL

Practical Nursing: June 2000

Sheridan Vocational College - Hollywood, FL

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