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Nurse Practitioner

Location:
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Posted:
April 20, 2017

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NKEIRUKA OKAFOR (NIKKI). MSN, RN, FNP-C

**** ******* **** *****, ********, Texas 77407

(832) ***-****

aczwsi@r.postjobfree.com

Objective: To obtain a Nurse Practitioner position where my skills and potentials can be utilized and developed to the fullest extent.

Educational Background

Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (Distinction), Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL, 2016

BSN. Nursing (Cum Laude). Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2014

ADN. Nursing, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2011

LVN. Nursing, Lone Star College, Houston, TX, 2008.

licensure/certifications.

Registered Nurse State of Texas

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP - C) State of Texas

Certified Case Manager

Basic Life Support, American Heart Association: Current

EXPERIENCE:

Texas Medical and Geriatric Center. 2000 Crawford St #118, Houston.

Geriatric and Adult Preceptorship.

Preceptor: Dr. Alice A. Ajim, MD: November to December 2016

Provide patient education as it relates to individual medical conditions and needs.

Perform preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of acute and stable chronic conditions.

Perform pertinent history, physical examination to establish baseline, and identify immediate and comprehensive health care needs

Participated in the diagnosis with consultation and referral to specialist for unstable conditions

Performed minor procedures such as wound debridement, staple removal under the supervision of the MD.

Order, Perform and Interprets appropriate screening and laboratory tests.

Provide screening and treatment options for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and behavioral health disorders.

Recommend drugs necessary and appropriate in accordance with state and federal law.

The Park Sugar Creek Medical Clinic. 14019 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land.

Geriatric, Women Health, Pediatric, and Adult Preceptorship.

Preceptor: Dr. Flavia Thomas, M.D. March to October 2016.

Provide patient education as it relates to individual medical conditions and needs.

Perform preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of acute and stable chronic conditions.

Perform pertinent history, physical examination to establish baseline, and identify immediate and comprehensive health care needs

Participated in the diagnosis with consultation and referral to specialist for unstable conditions

Performed minor procedures such as wound debridement, staple removal under the supervision of the MD.

Provide screening and treatment options for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and behavioral health disorders.

Order, Perform and Interprets appropriate screening and laboratory tests.

Provide treatment options for common gynecological disorders.

Recommend drugs necessary and appropriate for a family practice in accordance with state and federal law.

RN Field Case Manager: Amerigroup Real Health Solution, Houston TX, November 2016-Current.

Conduct in-home assessment to identify specific individual needs or resources needed to treat, rehabilitate, and prevent disorders resulting in disability or loss of function.

Collaborate with medical directors and inter-disciplinary team to develop care management treatment plans.

Manage members with chronic illnesses, co-morbidities, disabilities, to insure cost effective utilization of health benefits.

Utilizes case management processes in compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures.

Computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding

Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment

Certified Case Manager Medicare Advantage: Aetna Health Insurance, Sugarland TX, March 2013-November 2016.

Conduct screening for dementia, Alzheimer’s, behavioral health disorders, and complete necessary referrals to specialist.

Use clinical tools and information/data review, conducts an evaluation of member's needs and benefit plan eligibility and facilitates integrative functions as well as smooth transition to other programs and plans.

Address all conditions including co-morbid and multiple diagnoses that impact functionality. End of life care.

Able to review prior claims to address potential impact on current case management and eligibility.

Use holistic approach to assess the need for a referral to clinical resources for assistance in determining functionality.

Consults with supervisor and others in overcoming barriers in meeting goals and objectives, presents cases at case conferences for multidisciplinary focus to benefit overall claim management.

Computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding

Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment

Stabilization Case Manager: Amerigroup Real Health Solution, Houston TX, January 2012-March 2013.

Post hospital discharge assessment

Medication reconciliation and entry into member’s profile

Schedule Follow up appointments as required

Assist member to locate specialists in disease management

Education and teaching on medication administration, side effects, and disease process

General care coordination for 30 days post discharge from the hospital

Inpatient bedside Hospital visit

Charge Nurse, Sugarland Healthcare Center & Rehab, Sugarland TX, August 2009- December 2011

Comprehensive physical assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and documentation

Assist patients with activities of daily living. End of life care.

Medication administration

Patient admission, transfer, discharge, and teaching. End of life care.

Skilled nursing such as diabetic care, wound care treatment, colostomy care, IV therapy and respiratory care.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing.

SKILL SUMMARY

Broad knowledge of key safety rules, standard and ethics for patients care

Ordering basic Laboratory test and interpreting results

Ability to manage typical patients’ assignment/ work load.

Very good knowledge of vision screening using (Snellen chart) and Nebulizer treatment for patients with Asthma and COPD

Working knowledge of both paper and electronic medical record (EMR) charting of patients information and care plan.

Strong organizational and patients care management.

Good knowledge of MS suite of softwares including; Words, PowerPoint and Excel spread sheet.



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