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Patient Care Mental Health

Lombard, IL
May 16, 2024

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Geb (Gebreyesus) Hidad

*** **** *** ****** 708-***-****

Hillside, IL 60162


A reliable, and ethical healthcare provider with a proven ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians, and other medical professionals. Contributing collaborator on multidisciplinary teams. Calm and able to intervene during crises while meeting all ethical and organizational standards. Effective communicator fluent in English and five East African languages, Bilen, Amharic, Arabic, Tigrigna, and Tigre. Consistently earned praise from patients, family members, and supervising clinical directors for delivering excellent nursing care. Dedicated and resourceful nurse (APRN) with a stellar record of clinic management and patient care.



Current Illinois Registered Nurse


Riveredge Hospital, Forest Park, IL January 2023 – October 2023

Clinical Rotation

Provided direct psychiatric evaluation and treatment across the life span to psychiatric and substance use patients in various settings. Besides, provided psychotropic medication management and brief therapy.

Collected a focused psychiatric history, perform psychiatric mental health assessment and screenings, and develop a rudimentary differential diagnosis for the chief complaint utilizing DSM-5 and ICD-10 in all patients across the lifespan.

Developed a beginning plan for health maintenance and write complete psychiatric progress notes.

Presented patients to preceptor verbally while interpreting findings, proposing appropriate diagnostic studies, and treatment modalities/options.

Developed a therapeutic relationship with patients/family while providing mental health education on health promotion and disease prevention/intervention across the lifespan.

University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL March 23, 2020 – Present

Administrative Nurse I

Provide administrative supervision for the mental health staff.

Function as a role model and direct patient care and fulfills unit and organizational goals.

Ensure proper competency and training documentation for all unit staff members.

Maintain accreditation by the Joint Commission.

Direct patient care related unit activities and personnel on an assigned shift utilizing the nursing process and relationship-based care model as the framework to ensure quality patient care and workflow.

Identify work priorities and determine daily assignments and staff scheduling.

Take initiative to improve patient outcomes by integrating shared leadership, evidence-based practice, relationship-based care, and standards of nursing excellence into practice, through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self, and colleagues.

Prepare and administer medication/treatment according to the MD/Team orders, utilizing a professional knowledge base to assure patient safety.

Use a care plan in providing patient care.

Evaluate care given and adjust the plan of care to meet the changing needs of the patient.

Document appropriately patient care provided, and assessment observed.

Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members to provide patient-centered care.

Riveredge Hospital, Forest Park, IL October 2017 – December 2020

Registered Nurse

Worked as a charge nurse in coordinating each patient’s care.

Made assignments in consideration of the staffing mix, patient needs, census and acuity, age, gender, need for medical care, strengths and expertise of staff members, and safety considerations.

Continuously assessed, monitored, and intervened to prevent complications, promote healing and optimize safe outcomes.

Established a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family assuring they receive physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care based on an assessment of their needs.

Provided teaching to the patient and family how to safely care for the patient within the health care setting and upon discharge.

Provided clinical care as prescribed by the Department of Nursing, internal and external regulatory bodies, and standards of nursing practice.

Provided care in coordination with families, doctors, & other health professionals.

Initiated treatment plan and provide psychotherapy services to the patients.

Built relationships with, reassuring, listening, and talking to patients.

Assessed and plan nursing care requirements.

Assessed treatment success at case conferences and meetings.

Luster Products Inc., Chicago, IL March 2014 – January 2023

Since 1957, a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products

Quality Assurance/Control Manager – R&D Department

Assured product quality: Coordinate product testing processes and oversee the testing procedures.

Participate in product testing.

Recommended and facilitated solutions for product improvement.

Identified issues, investigated, and resolved using Out-Of-Specification (OOS) processes. Share findings and resolutions with coworkers to prevent similar occurrences.

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, IL July 2011 – June 2019

Registered Nurse

Administered and monitored treatment regimens as a float nurse at Med-Surge, ICU, Rehab, ER, and Behavioral Health units.

Assessed, monitored, and intervened to prevent complications and promote healing.

Established a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family assuring they receive physical, emotional, and spiritual care based on an assessment or their needs.

Identified and assessed resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action.

Participated in educational activities to improve clinical knowledge.

Used group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems.

Educated colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor.

Initiated/participated in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes.

Collaborated with other disciplines throughout the hospital, based on the patients’ needs, including, but not limited to psychological therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, dietary, infection control, pharmacy, pastoral care, and volunteer services.

New Covenant/Converge Home Health Agency, LLC, Des Plaines, IL April 2011 – 2014

A provider of home care health services offering various types of support including nursing, health care aid, medical social services, speech, occupational and physical therapy.

Registered Nurse

Traveled to client homes, completed initial assessments of patient and family needs, and documented health history, current symptoms, and issues.

Provided patient care adhering to the physician-directed home health care plan.

Monitored and recorded patients’ vital signs. Reported results and possible concerns to primary care physician and agency case manager. Administered prescribed treatment.

Educated patient and family regarding health concerns, treatments, and precautionary measures needed to meet long-term health goals.

Supervised HHA’s and LPNs for patients.

Assisted with patient admittance and discharge based on established policy.

Alberto-Culver / Unilever, Melrose Park, IL June 1997 – May 3, 2013

Since 1955, a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products. Purchased by Unilever in 2011.

Chemist/Process Engineer – Quality Assurance Department (9/00 – 5/2013)

Assured product quality: test batches and line samples against established procedures and standards meeting established time frames and adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices.

Identified issues, investigated, and resolved using Out-Of-Specification (OOS) processes. Share findings and resolutions with coworkers to prevent similar occurrences.

Collected and analyzed test result data on a proactive basis.

Contributing member of cross-functional process improvement team charged with improving line productivity.

oPersonally recommended decreasing product temperature by 10% which improved productivity on two lines by 90% each.

Chemical Compounder – Compounding Department (6/97 – 9/00)

Reviewed daily production schedule, pulled ingredients, and mixed following company-prescribed formulas. Adhered to Good Manufacturing Practices throughout the completion of tasks.

Set up and operated batching equipment; efficiently manufactured consistently high-quality batches.

Recommended process improvements based on batching experiences; changes included updating batch sheet instructions specifically related to mixing time, mixing directions, steps of chemical addition, and heating set points.

Partnered with Process Engineering Staff; provided technical support and troubleshooting during pilot plant processing that included process design, scale-up, and test batch manufacturing.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL September 1992 – December 1995

The nation's largest medical school and research facility operates the state's major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ healthcare professionals.

General Office Clerk – Chemistry Department

Prepared chemicals for science labs and neutralized old chemicals for disposal.

Maintained chemical records and reference files.


Psych Mental Health NP, University of St Francis, December 2023

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the University of Illinois at Chicago, December 16, 2017

Associates Degree in Nursing, Triton College, River Grove, December 2010

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, December 1996

Associates Degree in Math, Awarded with Honors, Truman College, Chicago, May 1992

Diploma in Business, Awarded with Honors, Manchester, Great Britain, August 1988




UI Health Continuous Quality Improvement

American Nurse Association

Member of the Chemical Engineers


Volunteer and provide assistance in meeting the needs for members of the Eritrean community

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