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Nurse Practitioner Health

Farmington, New Mexico, United States
May 17, 2019

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Rita Abboud

Farmington, NM ***** 505-***-****


• Proven results in public health, community wellness, health promotion, and individualized care.

• Independent, efficient, and caring nurse leader with experience in research, care coordination, education and training, and creative innovation of health promotion activities.

• Tireless advocate and collaborative team member with excellent communication and technology skills.

• Seeking to join the PMS Farmington Community Health Clinic as a Family Nurse Practitioner to make a positive contribution to your patients and healthcare team. EDUCATION

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) – Chamberlain University 04/2019 Master of Public Health (MPH) – Johns Hopkins University 05/2002 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – University of Pennsylvania 12/1996

• Graduation Honors: Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biological Basis of Behavior – University of Pennsylvania 05/1995

• Graduation Honors: Cum Laude


Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified (FNP-C)– AANP Exp. 05/2024 Registered Nurse (RN) – State of New Mexico Exp. 09/2019 Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR/AED) – American Heart Association Exp. 04/2020 Nexplanon Trained Clinician – Merck & Co., Inc. ID 006******* Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor (CPSTI) – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Exp. 11/2019 NURSE PRACTITIONER PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

Family Practice/Primary Care

• Anariza Grush, FNP, Farmington Community Health Center (Farmington, NM) 85 Hours

• Andres Gensini, MD, Farmington Community Health Center (Farmington, NM) 16 Hours

• Heather Kovich, MD, Northern Navajo Medical Center (Shiprock, NM) 125 Hours

• Joseph Pope, MD Pinon Hills Family Practice (Farmington, NM) 86 Hours

• Melissa Rietz, FNP, Pinon Hills Family Practice (Farmington, NM) 120 Hours Urgent Care

• Mary Scott, FNP, Boulder Community Health Urgent Care (Superior, CO) 26 Hours Pediatrics

• Bradley Scoggins, DO, San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics (Farmington, NM) 126 Hours Obstetrics and Gynecology Care

• Donna Dineyazhe, CNM, Northern Navajo Medical Center (Shiprock, NM) 30 Hours

• Hope Arhelger, WHNP, Northern Navajo Medical Center (Shiprock, NM) 16 Hours NP Skills include:

• Perform routine pediatric, adolescent, adult, and women’s health examinations; provide relevant health education and screening.

• Manage patients with chronic illnesses, providing medication and lifestyle modification counseling as appropriate.

• Collect, analyze and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, and physical findings to develop appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans.

• Maintain timely and accurate clinical documentation.

• Provide patient-centered, culturally competent, evidence-based care.

• Develop treatment plans that adhere to standards of care and professional practice guidelines.

• Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.


Navajo Preparatory School (Farmington, NM)

SBHC Center Coordinator/ School Nurse 01/2007 – 02/2018

• Facilitated daily operations of school-based health center. Established and maintained clinic policies & procedures and CLIA license.

• Conducted nursing assessment, intervention, referral, and care coordination for 270 students in residential college preparatory high school.

• Managed various health promotion grants and activities funded by Indian Health Services and NM Department of Health. Launched the Maze of Life interactive health fair and Navajo Prep 5K Bun Run.

• Consultant for 504 Committee to determine classroom accommodations for students with health-related limitations.

• Coordinated student health needs accommodations with school and residential staff.

• Collaborated with local agencies on health initiatives such as immunization clinics, dental and vision services, Fitness Grams, Planned Parenthood Safer Choices curriculum, yoga classes, etc.

• Established staff wellness section of school wellness policy.

• Member of Critical Incidence Response Team, Mental Health Student Assistance Team, and School Administration Team.

• Supervised Health Assistant, Student Support Services Coordinator, and Wellness Activities Coordinator. Johns Hopkins University (Shiprock, NM)

Research Nurse & Study Coordinator 05/2002 – 05/2006

• Research Nurse for “A Phase 3 Study of MEDI-524 (NUMAX) for the Prevention of RSV Disease Among Navajo and White Mountain Apache Infants.”

• Recruited participants; administered informed consent; performed medical record reviews, physical assessments and obtained blood samples; provided education to parents.

• Study Coordinator for “Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Pneumonia Among Navajo and Apache Adults.”

• Presented epidemiology study to local Health Boards and Navajo IRB for approval; created Standards of Operation manual; collaborated with local IHS hospital staff to facilitate protocol implementation; reviewed medical records; oversaw daily operations; served as liaison between principal investigators and field staff at three sites.

Safer New Mexico Now (Albuquerque, NM)

Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor - contractor 10/2001 – Present

• Coordinate regional occupant protection initiatives, trainings and programs.

• Teach CPS Technician certification course, functional awareness courses, and car seat distribution site staff trainings to law enforcement, fire, healthcare, and other community agency staff.

• Provide technical expertise and verify car seat installations for certified technicians at local events.

• Present breakout sessions at annual Buckle Up New Mexico conference for child passenger safety technicians.

• Teach and promote Older Driver Safety Program curriculum and initiatives. NIDDK, Southwest American Indian Center (Shiprock, NM) Research Program Coordinator for Look AHEAD Study 04/2001 – 04/2002

• Prepared and submitted research application to Navajo IRB

• Developed site-specific protocols and documents.

• Provided supervision and training of staff on research, clinical, and administrative procedures

• Recruited study participants; provide case management for control group

• Monitored patient safety and compliance with study protocol.

• Communicated with principal investigators and local clinical staff regarding study progress. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) – 12/2018 – Present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Pi Chapter (STTI) 07/2018 – Present National Association of School Nurses (NASN) – 02/2013 – 02/2018

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