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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Miami, Florida, United States
January 24, 2017

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Maria Cristina Rodriguez, MSN, ARNP

**** ** **** ****** *****, Florida 33155 305-***-****

~ Nurse Practitioner ~

Exceptionally qualified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with fifteen years in delivering primary care to patients of multiple ethnicities and ages; skillfully perform examinations, laboratory testing, and medical procedures. Master of Science in Nursing, with specialty in Adult Gerontology, and expertise treating oncology and hematology patients, individuals with low socio-economic backgrounds, as well as from Spanish speaking communities. Experience in General Practice as a Medical Doctor in South America. Fluent English & Spanish, EMR Systems, Proficient in MS Office Suite

Proven expertise in:

Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration

Geriatric Care & Emergency Care

Health Care Standards & Practices

Written & Verbal Communication

Sutures, Incisions, & Burn Care,

Physical Exams, Testing & Diagnosis

Hematology & Oncology Care

Triage & Treatment Planning

General Practice & Primary Care,

Inpatient & Outpatient Care

Disease Prevention & Counseling

Pediatrics, Obstetrics, & Gynecology

Education and Certification

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology (8/2016)

Florida International University, Miami Florida

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Foreign Educated Physician BSN/MSN Accelerated Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude (8/2014)

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Foreign Educated Physician BSN/MSN Accelerated Program

Doctor of Medicine (12/1999)

Federico Villarreal University, Lima, Peru

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Florida Board of Nursing, (License 9388580, 12/2016)

Registered Nurse, Florida Board of Nursing (License Number: RN 9388580, Florida, 8/2014)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Health Care Association (License Number: 893139, Florida, 6/2006)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certificate, American Heart Association (3/2015)

Health Care Provider Basic Life Support, American Heart Association (11/2014)

Medical Doctor, Doctor of General Medicine, Peru (License Number: 1590, 12/1999)

Bilingual in English & Spanish

Evidenced Based Practice Workshop, Florida International University, 6/2014

Culturally Competent Nursing Care, Florida International University, 1/2014

Human Growth and Development, Nutritional and Statistical Methods, Miami Dade College, 7/2012

English as a Second Language, 1/2007

Professional Experience

Miami Oncology Institute – Coral Gables, Florida

Registered Nurse, Oncology & Hematology, August 2014 to Present

Deliver Nursing care in Cancer Care Institute specializing in outpatient hematology and oncology.

Provide comprehensive daily follow-up, chemotherapy and hematology nursing for 30-40 patients. Assist in chemotherapy protocols, including bone marrow and skin biopsies, cyst and seroma aspiration, chemotherapy infusion. Track laboratory, pathology and imaging results, and communicate effectively to collect medical history. Assist in physical exams. Update patient charts.

Key Contribution:

Initiate sensitive communication to gather information and assist patients in understanding their medical conditions, symptoms, treatment plan, and potential side effects to treatment.

This role requires above average counseling skills, nursing expertise, as well as emotional intelligence to translate complex medical terminology into everyday language, and deduce each patient’s physical and emotional status.

Pasteur Medical Center, Miami, Florida

Practicum ARNP 4/2016 to 7/2016

Delivered health care to Spanish-speaking older adults in a health care facility.

Excelled in primary care role with patients aged 50-90 years, including initiating effective communication, taking accurate medical histories, and performing physical examinations.

Key Contribution:

Identified risk factors for diseases, recommended proactive prevention strategies, and recommended remedial care to alleviate existing conditions.

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Homestead, Florida

Practicum ARNP 1/2016 to 7/2016

Delivered “hands-on” care in clinical environment, while developing skills in triage and care plans.

Triaged patients into three groups: critically ill patients requiring immediate care, those requiring hospital care, and others who could be treated at home. Performed medical procedures such as suture repair, incision and drainage, and charted patients’ histories, conditions, and treatments.

Key Contributions:

Partnership with supervisor facilitated developing viable inpatient and outpatient care plans.

Francisco Hernandez, MD Endocrinologist Medical Office, Miami, Florida

Practicum ARNP 8/2015 to 12/2015

Collaborated with GP MD to diagnose and treat patients ranging from 13 to 90 years of age.

Took patient histories, updated charts, conducted physical exams, provided the physician with verbal updates and reports. Narrowed down potential diagnoses, partnered with doctor to make final diagnoses and treatment plans. Administered endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism procedures, while under supervision of the attending physician.

Key Contribution:

Juggled multiple tasks in this busy practice, while building an effective collaboration with the physician. This led to good outcomes for the patients.

Kendal Regional Medical Center– Miami, Florida

Medical Assistant, 5/2009 to 12/2013

Partnered with colleagues to deliver health care in a full service health center.

Collaborated with colleagues and supported doctors, nurses and other medical care providers in diagnosing and treating patients. Adhered to professional standards in health care and documentation.

Key Contribution:

Employed diverse education and health care expertise to assist colleagues and support patients.

The Palace Rehabilitation Home Health Center – Miami, Florida

Phlebotomist, 5/2006 to 4/2009

Played key role in patient care as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Drew blood from patients, evaluated patients, and communicated effectively to ensure patients understood the procedure. Performed testing for issues such as blood glucose levels; also prepared blood, urine and other specimens for testing. Verified patients identities. Ensured needles, test tubes, and other equipment were in sterile and in good repair.

Key Contribution:

Achieved solid knowledge of US Health Care, while providing a vital service to patients.

Previous Experience includes more than six years as a Primary Care Physician (8/1999 to 12/2005) at Edgardo Rebagliati’s Social Security Hospital and Hipolito Unanue General Hospital in Lima, Peru working in all aspect of primary care and acute care, and medicine including working with diverse and underprivileged populations. Provided emergency medical care, physical examinations, diagnosis and testing, immunizations, prenatal, care, vaginal deliveries, intrauterine device insertions, specialist referrals, and community health education.


Baptist Hospital, Miami, Florida, 2013, 2014

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, Psychiatric Center 2013 Trauma Center, 2014

Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida, Pediatric Center, 2014

Jackson North Hospital, Miami Florida, Obstetrics and Gynecology Center, 2013

Jackson Memorial Hospital South, Miami Florida, Surgery Room, 2013

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