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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Skokie, Illinois, United States
September 20, 2019

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Reena James LinkedIn URL 847-***-**** Skokie, IL 60076

Skilled and highly trained, multilingual (Hindi, Malayalam, and Arabic) nursing professional with extensive demonstrated experienced providing comprehensive, compassionate care in diverse clinical specialties and settings. Newly graduated Family Nurse Practitioner with 675 hours of advanced clinical and didactic training in preparation to independently assess, diagnose, treat, and manage primary care for individuals across the lifespan. Commended by preceptors and supervisors for the utilization of evidence-based practices and strong clinical judgment to effectively provide care with an emphasis on quality, safety, and satisfaction. Seeking to leverage professional credentials and experiences to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adults by serving as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Education & Certifications

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, 2018


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2014


Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery, 1994


Illinois State Board of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner License, (Active)

Illinois State Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse License, (Active)

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification, (Active)

Clinical Rotation Experiences

Garnered didactic and clinical expertise in the attainment of complete medical histories and the performance of comprehensive physical exams including ordering and interpretation of diagnostic studies, as appropriate. Established differential and working diagnoses and generated age and developmentally appropriate individualized treatment plans inclusive of prescription medications and nonpharmacologic interventions. Educated patients and their family members on diagnosed conditions and plans of care to optimize outcomes. Generated timely SOAP notes to ensure continuity of care and organizational compliance. Completed 675 hours of advanced training in the areas of:

adult health Amita Health, Arlington Heights, IL – 180 hours 08/18 - 12/18

adult health Community First Medical Center, Chicago, IL – 90 hours 08/18 - 12/18

women’s health Advocate Medical Group, Chicago, IL – 90 hours 01/18 - 05/18

pediatric health management Sahara Medical Center, Chicago, IL – 90 hours 08/17 - 12/17

adult health Orchard Medical Group, Skokie, IL – 225 hours 01/17 - 05/17

Professional Experience

volunteer FNP Sahara Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2019 – Present

Successfully completes 10 to 20 patient visits per day. Obtains complete medical history and conducts physical exams. Orders and interprets diagnostic labs and images to further explore patient’s primary complaints. Performed minor in-office procedures including pap smear examinations, wart, skin tag and suture removal. Prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Acquiring extensive, invaluable experience in the management and treatment of patients with routine and complex medical conditions.

registered nurse: medical surgical John Stroger Hospital, Cook County, IL 2009 – Present

Provides expert level nursing care for up to 6 patients per shift on a 26-bed medical-surgical unit. Implements pre- and post-operative care for patients with a keen emphasis on patient comfort and safety. Effectively manages patient pain levels through the administration of PCA, oral and IV medications, and epidurals; monitors patient responses to care and communicates any abnormal findings warranting prompt medical attention. Performs skilled nursing procedures including wound care, central line use, PICC line, Midline, triple lumen insertion, use and removal of port-a-cath, NG tube care, Dobhoff tube, chest tube, G-Tube, J-Tube, Foley, Rectal Tube, nephrostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, ileal conduit, urostomy, wound vac, haemovac, and JP drain, IR drain, and biliary drain. Skilled with the use of orthopedic immobilizers including neck collars, Jewett braces, leg and knee immobilizers, and slings. Exhibits basic EKG skills and is able to administer chemotherapy drugs. Successfully orients new nurses, helping to teach them and make them comfortable with their roles. Occassionally works as charge nurse, coordinating care with social workers, PT, OT, and transportation. Involved with patient education as part of job and discharges patients every day. Proficient with EMR, Cerner, and Practicefusion.

Presented with the Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Patient Safety during 2018.

Honored with the Certificate of Excellence for demonstrated compassion and commitment when delivering patient and peer centered services.

Conducted a patient care improvement project to reduce the number of pressure ulcers by implementing preventative care techniques resulting in improved patient outcomes.

registered nurse: cardiothoracic step down Rush North Shore, Skokie, IL 2008 – 2009

Played a pivotal role in delivering recovery focused care for 3 to 4 patients per shift on a 15-bed cardiothoracic step down unit. Maintained ongoing patient monitoring to ensure the comfort and safety of each patient. Took care of patients with open- heart, lung, and major abdominal surgeries.

registered nurse: long term care Glencrest Nursing Home, Chicago, IL 2007 – 2008

Implemented skilled nursing care for up to 20 patients with comorbid chronic illnesses and psychological conditions in a 250-bed residential, long-term care facility. Took care of patients on ventilators, with major wounds, on long term feeding tubes, on dialyses, that are bed bound, paralyzed, and/or needing psychiatric treatment. Supervised LPNs with their work, specifically with giving IV medications and monitoring sick patients.

Additional work experience as Registered Nurse: Emergency Room with Ministry of Helath Sumail Hospital, Registered Nurse: Pediatrics with Ministry of Health Sohar Hospital, and Registered Nurse with Sir Sunderial Hospital.

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association

Indiana Nurses Association of Illinois

National Nurses Organizing Committee

Community Involvement

St. Mary’s Knanaya Catholic Church, Teacher

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