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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Catonsville, Maryland, United States
Posted:
January 29, 2017

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EXPERIENCE:

July **** – Present:

Life Renewal Services

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Description: Assess, diagnosis, and treat child, adolescent, and adults with psychiatric disorders. Prescribe psychotropic medications; utilize brief CBT & other therapeutic techniques.

Aug 2015- Sept 2016

Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Description: Assess, diagnosis, and treat child, adolescent, and adults with psychiatric disorders. Prescribe psychotropic medications; utilize brief CBT & other therapeutic techniques.

March 2013- Sept 19, 2014

Future Care Health Management

Nurse Practitioner

Skills/Accomplishments:

Disease prevention and management. Assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic illness and injury. Provide primary care to patients of various ages in the sub-acute setting. Provide palliative care to those who are experiencing end of life. Manage CHF and COPD programs, diabetes, and treat dementia and other psychiatric disorders.

March 2011 – February 2013

Genesis Physician Services

Nurse Practitioner

Skills/Accomplishments:

Disease prevention and management. Assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic illness and injury in the sub-acute rehab and long term care setting. I am proficient at decreasing rehospitalizations as our goal is to treat patients right in the center. I head the first CHF and COPD programs within our center and I helped facilitate, analyze, and audit the current disease protocols and pathways . I facilitated a wound team and led weekly wound rounds. Provide palliative care to those who are experiencing end of life and treat dementia and other psychiatric disorders. Proficient in medical chart review.

May 2010 – February 2011

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Scientist / investigator / nurse practitioner in diabetes and metabolism research.

Skills/Accomplishments:

Interview study participants, perform physical exams. Order and interpret labs and other diagnostic testing. Coordinate clinical research. Supervise and train nurses for research studies. Perform clinical research on human subjects. Gather and interpret research data. Knowledge of federal and state Disease management in diabetes and metabolism. Review research protocols and regulations and recruited research subjects based on inclusive and exclusive criteria. Participate in grant, protocol, and report writing. Write scientific articles for publication.

March 2009 – May 2010

Dr. Ira Kaplan, Glen Burnie, MD.

Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Skills/Accomplishments:

Disease management. Assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic illnesses and injuries in the primary care setting. Extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the primary care arena. Extensive knowledge and experience of comprehensive and coordinated care of the patient focusing on wellness and disease prevention. Knowledge and experience with insurance companies, billing and reimbursement. Supervised office workers.

November 2000 – March 2008

St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Registered Nurse

Skills/Accomplishments:

2000 – 2006 RN in the Adult Intensive Care Unit. I was also a Team Leader/Charge Nurse in which I was in charge of all the critical patients in the unit as well as supervised the other employees on the unit. I also implemented nursing and patient bed assignments.

I sat on a Performance Improvement Quality Assurance Committee in which I performed chart audits and peer reviews as well as designed and implemented unit educational programs.

2004 – 2006 Cross trained in the Coronary Care Unit and Emergency department.

2006 – 2008 Care Management including utilization review and discharge planning. Evaluation of the medical necessity, appropriateness, and efficiency of health care services of the hospital based on provisions of the applicable health benefits plan. Knowledge of Interqual, Millman & Roberts, Medicare and Medicaid criteria.

Performed discharge planning services for patients discharged to home. A multi-disciplinary approach was utilized to ensure all medical needs are met as well as social and financial challenges.

November 2004 – November 2007

Life Star Response, Baltimore, MD.

Critical Care Transport Nurse

Skills/Accomplishments:

Transported critically ill patients to receiving hospitals where care could be rendered. A couple of examples of this diverse group of patients include patients with active myocardial infarctions on life saving drips, monitors, and balloon pumps and patients with respiratory failure on ventilators and life saving drips.

2003 – 2005

Legal Nurse Consultant

Skills/Accomplishments:

Independent consultant reviewing charts for attorneys as well as being an expert witness including depositions. Proficient at chart reviews.

August 1998 – November 2000

Franklin Woods

Registered Nurse

Skills/ Accomplishments:

Registered nurse general staff sub-acute unit. Cared for a wide variety of patients who would be admitted to this unit after their acute hospital stay.

June 1995 – August 1998

Favorite Nurse/Favorite Temps

Registered Nurse

Skills/ Accomplishments:

Registered nurse general staff Med-Surg and private duty. Traveled to several local hospitals as a RN.

August 1994 – August 1995

Riverview Nursing Center, Baltimore, MD

Registered Nurse / Charge Nurse

Skills/ Accomplishments:

Charge nurse on skilled unit in charge of the entire unit including patients and nursing staff. Supervised other RNs, LPNs, and medical assistants. Prepared nursing assignments, delegated to nursing staff, and in charge of floor patients.

EDUCATION:

August, 2014 – August 2015

Johns Hopkins University

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s program. GPA 3.91

Clinical rotations: Johns Hopkins Child & Adolescent inpatient unit, Day Hospital, & ED

Mosaic Community Health Services, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kraus Behavioral Health.

2006 – December 2008

University of Maryland Master of Science Degree

Adult Nurse Practitioner Program

Graduated with honor with a GPA of 3.62 and as a member of the distinguished nursing honor society: Sigma Theta Tau

2003- May 2006

College of Notre Dame Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Graduated with a GPA of 3.96 and as a member of distinguished nursing honor societies:

Sigma Theta Tau and Kappa Gamma Pi

2003

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Program

Medical-Legal Institute, Houston, TX.

2000

Howard County Fire and Rescue, Columbia, MD.

EMT-B Program

1990 – 1994

Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD.

Associate of Science Degree. Registered Nurse Program

Graduated with honor

VOLUNTEER WORK

1999 – 2002 Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 1

Volunteered as EMT-B on ambulance and fire truck

1991 – 1992 Liberty Road Vol. Fire Department Station No. 46

1982 – 1983 Candy Striper, Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

CERTIFICATIONS / AWARDS / COMMITTEES

8/2016 Member of Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

4/2016 Member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals

9/2015 Nationally certified by ANCC for Family Psychiatric Mental Health

5/2014 Wound Care Certified by WCC

5/2014 Member of the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy Association

2011 Published paper in Expert Opinion On Drug Metabolism & Toxicology.

Pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of aleglitazar for the treatment of type 2

Diabetes with high cardiovascular risk.

Since 3/2009 Nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Adult

Medicine

Since 2008 Member of Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland

Since 2006 Inducted into distinguished nursing honor societies: Sigma Theta Tau

and Kappa Gamma Pi

2004 – 2005 Sat on Performance Improvement Quality Assurance Committee in the Adult

Intensive Care Unit. Performed chart audits and peer reviews. Designed and

implemented unit educational programs.

Since 1994 Registered with the Maryland Board of Nursing



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