Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Patient-focused professional, offering broad-based experience in providing nursing care to patients within intensive care and medical-surgical units. Equipped with excellent knowledge in monitoring and treating patients with acutely ill and life-threatening conditions. Well-versed in precepting new graduate nurses and clinical students from numerous universities. Effective team player, with articulate interpersonal and communication skills in maintaining relationships with diverse levels of individuals, from patients and families to doctors and healthcare teams. Proficient in utilizing Epic, Cerner and Sunrise computer charting system.
Master of Science in Nursing September 2014 - May 2017
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing August 1995-May 2001
Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
Licensures & Certifications
Licensures: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, State of Florida
August 2018 Valid Until July 2023
Active DEA License
Active NPI License
Florida Board of Nursing, Valid Until: April 2020
Certifications: Certified Adult- Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 2018
Active Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Active Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Active National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Apex Innovations
BROOKSHIRE RHEUMATOLOGY & WELLNESS CENTER, TAMPA, FL
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Wellness Center, PT January 2019–Present
Perform detailed and comprehensive patient history and physical examinations
Order and interpret laboratory data and imaging studies including but not limited to X-ray and CT Scan
Assess and diagnose diseases in varying levels of acuity, and instituting appropriate treatment plans
Initiate pharmacologic therapy and monitoring for efficiency and safety
Practice evidence based medicine with a thorough understanding of relevant clinical guidelines
Teach patients and the families regarding diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of rheumatologic related disease process.
Educate on the importance of natural hormone replacement, and PELLET therapy
Administer various biologic infusions including remicaide, cimzia, simponi aria, orencia, actemra, and rituxan etc.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL
Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit, FT Aug 2018–Present
Provide direct patient-care with acute illnesses, including acute congestive heart failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Aflutter, supraventricular tachycardia, management of pacemaker, obstructive sleep apnea, drug overdose, respiratory failure, chronic kidney disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, gastrointestinal bleed etc.
Exemplify proven knowledge of specialized monitoring and medical treatment as well as intensive nursing care which include critical care drips titration including insulin, narcotics, anti-arrhythmic, heparin, pressor including dopamine, dobutamine, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, vasopressin, amiodarone, diltiazem, and epinephrine.
Responsible in guaranteeing the delivery of optimal care to critically ill patients and their families
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Staff Nurse, Medical Intensive Care Unit/ Cardiac Critical Care Unit, FT Jul 2004–Jul 2018
Rendered direct care to various patients with cancer, advanced pulmonary disease, sepsis, gastrointestinal disease, renal disease, acute stroke, hemorrhagic bleeds, acute heart attacks, pulmonary emboli, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); as well as with chest tube, ventilator, and Swan-Ganz catheter
Handled hypothermia management for several post-cardiac arrest patients
Worked as float nurse in cardiovascular intensive care unit for post open-heart surgery patients on critical drips and mechanical ventilators
Immediately relayed changes on clinical condition of the patients to physicians, nursing supervisor and manager, and co-workers whenever necessary and worked with Rapid Response Team
MossRehab, Elkins Park Hospital, Elkins Park, PA
Staff Nurse, Rehabilitation Units (Stroke, Brain, and Spinal Cord Injury), Per Diem Jul 2004–May 2018
Manage and provide care to long-term rehabilitation patients with head injury, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), strokes, paraplegics, and quadriplegics
Provide physical therapy to patients using electric wheelchairs, walkers, slings, canes, prostheses, and orthopedic equipment
Asses each needs of the patient, to educate and improve their skills for activity of daily living and promote effective functioning in the society with disability
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical/ Oncology Unit, FT May 2002–Jul 2004
Exhibit patient-focused in providing care to patients with atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, electrolyte imbalances, wound infections, incision care, care of chest tubes, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, and titrating, while monitoring patients with cardiac-specific infusions and peritoneal dialysis
Initiate early ambulation therapy and implement discharge education
Franklin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Stream, NY
Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical/Oncology Unit, FT Mar 2002–May 2002
Recognize and treat cancer-related health concerns. Collaborate with a team of healthcare professionals to share expertise and knowledge.
Give supportive resources on the patient and the families to promote positive outlook.
Teach patients and the families regarding treatment expectations.
Watch and record the patient’s progress on a constant basis. Chart the patient’s response to treatment and medication.
Help patients and their families by primarily meeting their complex post-operative needs following gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology surgery
Implement comprehensive nursing care for pre- and post-operative patients, including monitoring and assessing of vital signs, airway, and consciousness level
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Active
Florida Association Nurse Practitioner Active
Member of Penn Care Rapid Response Team 2010-2018
Proficient in EPIC, Cerner, Sunrise EHR Charting
Functioned in multiple roles 2010-2018: Staff preceptor, charge nurse, coordinate staff scheduling and resource person for unit EPIC electronic health record