WINIFRED ONYALI, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Seeking a MSN, APRN, FNP-C position that will permit me to utilize my expertise and Advanced Practice Nursing skills to provide quality patient care and make a positive contribution to your healthcare team/organization while improving patient outcome.
Summary of Highlights
Possess extensive experience as a nurse in medical surgical, intensive care, post anesthesia care, emergency care, long-term care, home health, case management. I have a strong leadership, collaborative, and communication skills.
Provided direct quality, safe, cost-effective, and evidence-based care to patients across lifespan in family practice / pediatric clinic
Performed comprehensive assessment of patients and developed a patient-centered plan of care including tests, diagnosis, treatment, referral, education and follow - up care for adult, pediatric, and women in outpatient clinics
Educated patients on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and interventions to promote optimum wellness
Documented patient visits using electronic medical records (EMR) system in compliance with Medicare and other payers regulations
Collaborated with medical specialties including social workers through appropriate referrals, including hospitals/ emergency care
Functioned as an interdisciplinary team member, effective communicator, a problem solver and a team player in the organization
Documented and coded patient diagnosis, procedures, and visits accurately for appropriate reimbursement
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) Chamberlain University March 2019
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Auburn University June 1997
Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development (BS) Auburn University August 1993
Associate of Science (AS) Southwestern Christian College December 1990
Licensure and Certification
Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (FNP-BC) AANP April 2019
Registered Nurse (RN) Texas Board of Nursing Exp. September 2021
Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association Exp. January 2022
NURSE PRACTITIONER PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Family Practice Dr. Khoa Nguyen, Houston Family Physicians (Houston, TX) 375 Hours
Women’s Health Dr. Khoa Nguyen, Houston Family Physicians (Houston, TX) 125 Hours
Pediatrics Dr. Martin Yudovich, Pediatric Associates (Houston, TX) 125 Hours
Obtained health histories, performed age appropriate physical exams, evaluated x-rays and lab tests and collaborated with medical staff in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of adult and pediatric patients in the clinic
Performed pap smears, DRE, STD screenings, well pelvic exams, contraceptive care and referred patients for care as appropriate
Processed quick-result lab tests for certain diseases such as influenza, strep, and urinary tract infections; obtained specimens for confirmation of test results with outside laboratories
Educated patients and family on health promotion, disease management /prevention
Performed timely, condition and age appropriate immunization for infants, children, and adults
Conducted physical exams and health screenings that included blood pressure and cholesterol checks as well as TB skin tests. Performed exams and completed paperwork for sports, camp, and employment physicals.
Facilitated patient decision-making and self-care autonomy through provision of educational tools and patient centered care plan.
Collaborated with the physician and interdisciplinary team members in the clinic to provide quality, evidence-based care to patients
Family Nurse Practitioner Premier Urgent Care. (Katy, TX) February 2020 - Present
Provides urgent medical care to patients including assessment, treatment and referrals as needed
Family Nurse Practitioner Houston Family Physicians. (Houston, TX) April 2019 – Present
Cares for patients in clinic & nursing homes. Obtains health histories, performs comprehensive assessment / physical exams.
Reviews and orders medications & tests. Develops individualized treatment plan. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary care team.
RN Case Manager - Service Coordinator Anthem, Inc. (Houston, TX) January 2017 – Present
Coordinate services for Texas Medicaid Star Kids program; collaborate with TX Medicaid and providers
Conducted in-home assessments of medically dependent children and their families, device individual service plan
Refer members with identified needs to other beneficial state programs/resources. Performed periodic follow up calls and home visit to review/update service plan and address identified needs.
RN Case Manager Aetna Insurance (Houston, TX) December 2012 – December 2016
Performed Medicare telephonic case management of TX teacher’s retirement account for the MCO
Conducted pre- hospitalization, in -patient, and post-discharge telephonic assessment of members and address identified needs
Collaborated with facility CM /Discharge planner to create a safe and effective discharge plan to home or lower level of care
Assisted with NCQA and Medicare measures compliance. Rounded weekly with medical director and multidisciplinary team.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED
Administrator/Director of Nursing Dynamic Care Health Services Inc. (Houston, TX) August 2005 – August 2012
Directed and coordinated all administrative and financial activities of the agency including staff employment and education
Performed in services, weekly patient assignments, annual evaluations of staff, chart reviews and quality assurance monitoring
Provided comprehensive home health care to patients and families, including initial assessment/admission p, periodic reassessments, follow up visits and supervised visit for LVNs and home health Aides. Performed timely, accurate, documentation.
Staff Nurse, ICU Memorial Hermann South West Hospital (Houston, TX) August 2003 – November 2008
Managed of patients in Intensive care unit requiring mechanical ventilation, advanced hemodynamic, Intracranial pressure, central venous pressure, arterial line, electrocardiogram, and frequent vital sign monitoring.
Performed patient admission and discharge assessment, complex medication administration, and care documentation in EMR
Performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and continuous venous-venous hemodialysis monitoring, assisted physician with endoscopy, colonoscopy, intubation, central line, arterial line, and swan Ganz catheter placement in the unit
Participated in multidisciplinary rounds, family conferences, palliative care. Educated patients and families.
PACU/Emergency Room/ICU Nurse TriStar Staffing, Harris County Hospital (Houston, TX) January 2000 – December 2005
Delivered care to pre and post-surgical patients in the hospital, out-patient surgical centers, and emergency department
Performed patient admission, lab work, intravenous access insertion, education and care documentation in EMR
Recovered/ assessed post-surgical patients, managed their pain, administered fluid/medication, monitored vital signs and EKG
Performed assessment for home discharge or transfer to lower level of care; collaborated with care team members and families
Long Term Acute Care Nurse/ICU Nurse The Right Solutions Staffing Agency, Triumph Hospital (Houston, TX) April 2002 – May 2005
Provided care to patients in LTAC intensive care unit including ventilator dependent and hemodynamically unstable patients
Performed patient admission and discharge assessment, medication administration, and documentation of care in EMR
Performed gastric- tube feeding and wound care. Collaborated with multidisciplinary care team members and families
Patient Care Coordinator, Orthopedic/Trauma/Plastics Hermann Hospital (Houston, TX) September 1998 – March 2000
Provided safe and quality care RN care to patients in the orthopedic, trauma, and surgery unit; executed physician orders
American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2019 – Present
Houston Area Nurse Practitioners 2019 -- Present
Texas Nurses’ Association 1997 – Present
American Nursing Association 1997 – Present