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Nurse Health

Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
January 27, 2017

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Harris, MSN, CRNP


P.O. Box 231652

Montgomery, Alabama 36123

Home: 334-***-**** or 334-***-****

OBJECTIVE: To pursue a career as a Registered Nurse Practitioner that will utilize my professional education, supervisory skills, and clinical expertise to promote positive health care outcomes.


Non VA Case Manager / Nurse III - May 2016 - Present Employer: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System 2400 Hospital Road

Tuskegee, Alabama 36083


Supervisor: Benita Vaughan, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager

Responsible for coordinating the care of patients needing consultative care across the continuum of care (in all settings including community based services, inpatient/outpatient services, and in the home).

Ensure all consults are appropriate and required tests have been completed prior to scheduling appointments and needed documentation is forward to the receiving facility and results are forwarded back to appropriate CAVHCS provider for follow-up.

Facilitator /advocate for the patient in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team by assessing, planning, organizing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the consultative care of the veteran.

Documenting and reporting variances in care.

Nurse Supervisor / Program Director - 12/06 – April 2016 Employer: Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). 201 Monroe Street. Suite 1350 -S

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Supervisor: Annie Vosel, BSN, RN, Division Director. 334-***-****

This role emphasizes clinical and management skills. The role encompasses directing the Child Lead Program to ensure that all program activities comply with National Lead Standards and all administrative functions adhere to ADPH protocol.

Provides medical and environmental case management for all children with a confirmed elevated blood lead level of 10μg/dL, so that all cases are identified, followed and entered into lead database.

Conduct community home health visits to families and agencies to monitor protocols.

Provide consultation service, advisory and education service. Harris, MSN, CRNP

Plan, organize, implement and evaluate the activities for the Alabama Childhood Lead Program throughout the state.

Compile data for use in preparing program budgets.

Prepare proposals for budget hearing.

Provide information to general public, clients and civic organizations, concerning services offered.

Manages child lead data to ensure accuracy of information so that reports are accurate and complete.

Responsible for providing statewide health education materials to include personnel, budgeting and organizational activities.

Supervises an ASA II and provides administrative guidance in a clear, precise manner.

Served as the specialized nurse for the Alabama Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Nurse Coordinator / Nurse Educator 12/2005 – 08/2006 Employer: Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). 201 Monroe Street

Montgomery, Alabama.36104

Supervisor: Dianne Sims, BSN, RN, Division Director, 334 - 279-8780

Provide care coordination for medical and environmental case management for all children with a confirmed elevated blood lead level:

Conduct home care coordination visits for children with elevated blood lead levels to monitor medical compliance

Provide consultation statewide to Patient-1st Coordinators, physicians and community organizations specific to lead


Coordinates the development, distribution and availability of appropriate written lead poisoning prevention education materials.

Facilitates education activities such as presentations, lectures and speaking engagements to groups on childhood lead poisoning.

Provided assistance in writing, completion and submission of grant application and quarterly reports.

Coordinate health education activities with other state programs.

Develop health education and communication tools for high-risk populations, case managers and health care providers such as Perinatal Program, WIC and Healthy Childcare Alabama.

Provide statewide consultation and care coordination for children with elevated blood lead levels

Register Nurse Visit /Admission Nurse – 7/2006 -2010 Employer: Amedisys Home Health

300 Interstate Park Dr. #324

Montgomery, Alabama. 3611

Supervisor: Michelle Williams, RN, Clinical Manager. 334-***-**** Harris, MSN, CRNP

This multi-faceted role included clinical practice,

Management and education. The role also provided skilled

nursing care for Clients in the home setting including the


Provided referrals to other community and health care providers.

Develop diagnosis of actual or potential problems based on collecting, analyzing, and comparing data collected

Educate clients and caregivers in all procedures and equipment.

Develops, implement and evaluate the client’s plan of care with the client, family and physician.

Visits all assigned clients as ordered and documents clients’ compliance, competence and tolerance to prescribed therapy, interventions and progress.

Assumes on-call responsibility as assigned.

Appraise the effectiveness of goal attainment in the plan of care

Inventories client supplies and informs.

Coordinates client’s care with direct service provisions under Medicare/Medicaid Program.

Assists in the marketing Amedisys products and services.

Participates in the identification of nursing QI indicators and the collection of data; compliance process.

Assist with training new home care employees.

Rehabilitation Staff Nurse – 4/2000 – 12/2005

Employer: Children’s Rehabilitation Service

602 S. Lawrence Street

Montgomery, Alabama

Supervisor: Wanda Williams, BSN, RN, Clinic Coordinator, 334-***-**** Practice areas included neurology clinic, cleft lip/cleft palate clinic, seizure clinic, scoliosis clinic, audiology clinic, and feeding clinic. Other areas of the staff nurse included:

Providing community health rehabilitation staff nursing to special needs population.

Provided skilled nursing care in the home, school or office setting.

Case managed hemophilia, neurology, scoliosis, hearing, orthopedic and seizure caseloads.

Provided progressively responsible patient health care in the field of community health nursing.

Assisted with developing and promoting services for children with special health care needs.

Performed supervision of clinic support staff.

Completed authorizations for services.

Scheduled clinic appointments, ordered equipment, arranged social service consults and support services as needed.

Maintained and reviewed charts to ensure compliance with federal and state health regulations.

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Developed and implemented care plans / discharge plans.

Assessed, monitored, and documented clients progress.

Assisted physicians in performing physical examinations, diagnostic test and treatments.

Provided counseling, support, and health education to clients.

Served as the liaison between Children’s Rehabilitation Service and the families. RN Supervisor, MDS Coordinator 12/1998 – 4/ 2000

Employer: Magnolia Haven Nursing Home

602 Wright Street.

Tuskegee, Alabama

Supervisor: Gwen White, RN, DON 334-***-****, may be contacted

Coordinated care conferences for each client.

Managed nursing and support staff.

Communicated client’s status and discharge plans to family and physicians.

Obtained client histories and documented status according to state and federal regulations.

Developed ongoing care plans.

Handled all admissions assessments for a 77-bed nursing home facility. RN Supervisor / Assistant MDS Coordinator 8/1996 – 11/1998 Employer: Cedar Crest Nursing Home.

4490 Virginia Loop Rd.

Montgomery, AL 36116

Supervisor: Wendy Williams, RN, DON, (334), 281-6825

The duties included: supervising and reviewing documentation of RNs and LPNs.

Assigned daily caseloads according to patient acuity.

Assisted with clinical certifications of staff.

Developed staff education material.

Assisted with hiring and evaluating staff.

Performed home visits and admission assessments as needed.

Community Health Nurse / Case Management, 2/ 1994 – 3/ 1997

Employer: Central Alabama Home Health Agency.

Community Health Nurse / Case Management, 2/ 1994 – 3/ 1997 Employer: Central Alabama Home Health Care

2637 Eastern Blvd

Montgomery, AL. 36106

Supervisor: Brenda Lee, RN, Clinical Manager, 334-***-****

Provided Coumadin management program in assigned areas.

Assisted with Planning, coordinating, and managing the

Compliance process for the Home Health Accreditation.

Provided case management.

Conducted skilled home health visits.

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Performed supervisory visits for LPNs and CNAs.

Coordinated community resources and services.

Developed discharge plans.

Provided patient education specific to disease process.

Assessed and documented clients’ status.

Performed chart reviews to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.

Trained new staff member within assigned area.

Coordinated service provisions for Medicare, Medicaid and managed care. EDUCATION: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Masters of Science in Nursing. May 2014

University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing. May, 1993

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, AL

Bachelors of Science in Community Health Education March, 1986 SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

I am a highly qualified registered nurse and health educator with an extensive clinical background within the health care system. In this dynamic and exciting field of healthcare I am opened to new innovative technology, research and collaboration. The following skills are exemplars of my employment abilities, which include: excellent physical assessment skills and clinical experience, excellent interpersonal relations in problems solving skills with a motivated and caring attitude. Computer Skills:

Microsoft office and outlook, Lotus Notes, Lotus Pro, Publisher. HONORS, AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Presidential Honors, Auburn University 2013

National NURSE Corps Scholar

Ruth Harrell Nursing Educational Scholarship

Auburn University Blue Jean Ball Nursing Scholarship Alabama Public Health Association (ALPHA) 1986-present Alabama State Employees Association 2000-present

Alabama Department of Public Health Leadership Academy 2012 Head Start Advisory Board Committee

Harris, MSN, CRNP


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