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FEMA educator, registered nurse, emergency preparedness educator

Somerville, NJ, 08876
December 10, 2019

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Allison L. Chanda RN, BSN, CEN

* ***** ***** *****, **********, NJ 08876 <E-mail: Phone: 201-***-**** (M)

New Jersey RN, Active, 26NR16087600

Education and Honors

• 2017-current: American Public University,

Charlestown, WV

o Master of Arts: Emergency and Disaster

Management- Capstone Option

o Current GPA: 3.9

• 2008-2012: Rutgers, The State University of New

Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

o BSN: Rutgers College of Nursing

o GPA: 3.70; Magna Cum Laude Honors

Certifications, Professional Organizations, and Committees:

• FEMA certifications: 100, 200, 700, 800

• FEMA Hospital Emergency Response Team

(HERT) instructor

o Recipient of MVP award during HERT


• Emergency Preparedness Resource Committee

(EPRC): Co-chair

• Emergency Department Special Operations Team

(EDSOT): Chair; member

• Highly Infections Pathogens Team: lead resource


• Hospital Emergency Management Committee:


• Board Certified Emergency Nurse

• TNCC certified

• New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps: volunteer

• Emergency Nurses Association: member

• Behavior Treatment Committee: member

• Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of

Nurses, Alpha Tau Chapter: inductee


RN, Emergency Department: 08-2015- Present

RN, Float Pool: 10/2018- Present

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System New Brunswick, New Jersey

• Responsible for developing, revising and

maintaining ED Mass Casualty Response Plan

o Manage potential and actual incidents according


• Educate clinical and non-clinical staff on MCIs, HazMat incidents

o FEMA Certified Hospital Emergency Response

Team Instructor

§ Satisfies JCAHO and OSHA requirements

for Hospital Based First Receivers

• Act as lead resource nurse for Highly Infectious Pathogens team

o Develop and educate staff on protocols for

infectious pathogens such as Ebola

• Regularly attend hospital-based committee meetings including Emergency Management, EPRC, and


• Identify and recruit new committee members, as

well as maintain rosters and meeting minutes

• Work collaboratively with emergency management,

information technology, engineering, security, and administration to assess Hazard Vulnerability

Analyses (HVA) and risk management

• Continuously collaborate and maintain open

working relationships with NGOs, local, state,

interstate, and federal authorities including:

o Rutgers University

o Middlesex County DOH and SORT

o Volunteer emergency services

o New Brunswick Fire and Police Departments

o New York City Office of Emergency



o Bellevue Hospital


• Assist in updating and evaluating the hospital-based Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) on a continuous


o Identify alternate Incident Command Centers,

Alternate Care Sites, and business continuity


• Create and utilize tabletop exercises with staff to highlight various emergency scenarios and create a sense of awareness

Allison L. Chanda RN, BSN, CEN

1 White Birch Court, Branchburg, NJ 08876 <E-mail: Phone: 201-***-**** (M)

New Jersey RN, Active, 26NR16087600

• Coordinate and lead emergency preparedness

exercises, as well as develop After Action Reviews to identify areas of improvement and corrective


• Assist in evaluating and monitoring Performance

Indicators and implement necessary corrections

• Monitor and update contact information for hospital wide mass notification system through Send Word


• Accountable for maintaining inventory and integrity of emergency management supplies, including

decontamination and evacuation equipment

• Ensure compliance with governmental and OSHA

standards and regulations

• Provide nursing care for adult medical, surgical, critically ill, psychiatric, obstetric, and pediatric patients

• Utilize TNCC standards to care for trauma patients 07/2013-08/2015

RN, Emergency Department

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

New Brunswick, New Jersey

• Care for critically ill adult and pediatric populations in a 43 bed adult ED and 14 bed pediatric ED

• Act as Charge Nurse responsible for managing coordination of workflow between physicians, nurses, and patient care technicians

o Manage daily nursing assignments

o Maintain open communications with all hospital departments to ensure efficient workflow

• Provide life-saving measures to critically ill patients according to ACLS and PALS standards

• Triage incoming patients to facilitate appropriate patient care

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