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Mental Health Registered Nurse

Location:
Pittsfield, MA
Posted:
July 27, 2020

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KELLY BUCKLEY

Pittsfield, MA ***** C: 413-***-**** adev2t@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

I am a recent graduate of UMASS Amherst College and am currently board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to provide advanced specialty psychiatric care with a dual emphasis on intervention through psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. My role allows me to intervene with vulnerable populations and promote mental health across the lifespan. Additionally, I am able to work with children, adolescents, adults, and older persons in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, public health departments, hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, health maintenance organizations, government facilities, schools of nursing and independent private practice. As I continue to develop my skills, I plan to utilize my education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems thinking. As a PMHNP, I will provide the highest level of nursing practice. Over the next decade, my professional goals include developing my clinical practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and ensuring continued education for Professional Development. Licenses

• First Aid/CPR

• Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

• Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Massachusetts, License number RN270478

• Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) Certification (PMHNP-BC)

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• CNP #: RN270478

Skill Highlights

• Extensive nursing experience in, psychiatric

intensive care/mental health nursing, and

substance abuse/detox nursing

• Rehabilitation support functions

• Psychiatric and Mental Health Care

• Medication Prescribing and Administration

• Clinical Documentation

• Patient Health Education

• Disease Diagnosis and Management

• Therapeutic Communication

• Planning and coordination

• Nurse Education and Mentorship

Professional Experience

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner August 1, 2020-Present Greylock Mental Health

132 Mass MocaWay

North Adams, MA 01247

Psychiatric Registered Nurse 03/2006 to Current

Berkshire Medical Center Pittsfield, MA

• Behavioral Health RN/Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit/McGee Unit-Substance abuse/Detox Unit.

• Monitored behavioral and psychosocial responses to nursing intervention with assigned patient load.

• Responded to patient and family questions regarding medication issues, problem behaviors, and medication refills.

• Documented assessments, interventions, evaluations, and progress toward outcomes in patient records.

• Promoted self-efficacy and self-management plans to stabilize behaviors.

• Implemented behavioral management interventions to defuse and de-escalate volatile situations.

• Coordinated with the healthcare team to establish, enact, and evaluate patient care plans.

• Developed and adapted individualized treatment plans according to patient recovery goals.

• Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.

• Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery, and reducing compliance issues.

Registered Nurse Case Manager 05/2009 to 07/2017

Nonotuck Resource Associates Pittsfield, MA

• Case manage 19-22 families/Adult Foster/Family Care

• Care plans/Treatment plans

• Home visits - Excellent time management

• Collaboration with medical professionals

• MDS assessments

• Applications for enrollment and acceptance into the AFC Program

• Developed appropriate care plans for at-risk individuals and high-risk families.

• Advocated for patient needs with the interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans.

• Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors, and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Delivered information regarding care and medications to patients and caregivers in comprehendible terminology.

• Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.

• Developed care plans, covering goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporating therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions.

• Communicated with patients regarding continuing care and medications and discussed treatment plans with family members and guardians.

Night Staff/Psychiatric Registered Nurse 05/1998 to 08/2012 Berkshire County Arc Pittsfield, MA

• Communicated with primary care physicians or emergency care providers to relay patient needs.

• Monitored diet, physical activity, behaviors, and other patient factors to assess conditions and adjust treatment plans.

• Coordinated care with physicians and other clinical staff to prepare for treatment, carry out interventions, and enhance the continuum of care to deliver comprehensive services.

• Treated patients using pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities to address various disorders, diseases and injuries.

• Advocated for patient needs with the interdisciplinary team and implemented outlined treatment plans. Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health 03/2005 to 03/2007 Hillcrest Commons Pittsfield, MA

• Communicated with patients regarding continuing care and medications and discussed treatment plans with family members and guardians.

• Effectively managed daily charting for each patient.

• Provided client assessments upon admission and discharge.

• Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.

• Documented all medications administered to mental health patients, following instructions from physicians and healthcare providers.

• Handled various patient-oriented duties, including vital sign monitoring, medication administration, and patient behavior assessments.

• Assessed patient conditions, monitored behaviors, and updated supervising physicians with observations and concerns.

Education and Training

Master of Science: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 05/2020 University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, MA

• Summa cum laude graduate

• Major in Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

• Post-MSN PMHNP

Master of Science Degree: MSN Ed Nursing 06/2017

Norwich University Northfield, VT

MSN Ed Nursing

• Magna cum laude graduate

Bachelor's Degree: Nursing Education 05/2014

Our Lady of The Elms College Chicopee, MA

• Magna cum laude graduate

Associate of Science: Nursing 06/2006

Berkshire Community College Pittsfield, MA

GPA: Graduated with Honors

• Graduated with Honors - June 2006

• Major in Nursing

• Magna cum laude graduate

Licensed Practical Nurse 06/2003

Questar BOCES Columbia-Greene Educational Center Hudson, NY

• Cum laude graduate

Clinical Experiences

• Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children and Adolescents

(September 2018-December 2018)

This clinical practicum experience was in a community-based health care agency providing advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing care to children, adolescents, and their families, 168 clinical practicum hours.

• Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults and Older Adults (January 2019 - May 2019)

This clinical practicum was completed in a community-based health agency providing advanced practice psychiatric mental health care to adults and older adults, 168 clinical practicum hours.

• Advanced Psychotherapy Modalities with Individuals, Groups, and Families (May 2019-August 2019)

This clinical practicum was completed at the Partial Hospitalization Program at Berkshire Medical Center. The focus was on developing advanced skills to deliver individual, group, and family psychosocial therapeutics using evidence-based psychosocial treatment models across the lifespan, 112 clinical practicum hours.

• Psychiatric Mental Health- Complex Health Problems (September 2019-December 2019) This clinical practicum offered experience in a health care facility providing psychiatric mental health care to individuals with complex health problems, 112 clinical practicum hours.

• Final Direct Care residency (January 2020-May 2020) This practicum provided an intensive immersion opportunity for me to further enhance and integrate my prior learning and to gain experience with designated PMHNP essentials and specialty competencies, 112 clinical practicum hours

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Special Clinical Interests

Substance Use Disorder

Mood Disorders

ADHD

PTSD

Trauma-informed care

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Women's Issues and Health

Child, Adult, and Geriatric Psychiatry

Additional Skills

Although I appreciate the fact that I will face a number of challenges while implementing my role and skillset into clinical practice, I believe that I will be successful in doing so because of my “grit”. The definition of grit is a firmness of mind or spirit – unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. This term is used in positive psychology as a way to describe an individual's passion and powerful motivation that allows him or her to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within an individual's path to accomplishment and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. As previously mentioned, I believe that grit is my greatest personal strength. My other strengths include optimism, curiosity, teamwork, and self-motivation. An optimistic and positive attitude not only promotes personal actions, but it also allows me to recognize achievements in others, thus inspiring fellow team members and making it easy to successfully work together as a team. My curiosity allows me to seek out new opportunities for learning, as well as provides me with the spirit to volunteer for new roles or participate in new projects. With regard to being self-motivated, once co-workers have an opportunity to get to know me, they quickly gain confidence in me and trust that the final product I deliver to them or their client will be quality and completed in a timely manner. When combined with grit, these traits allow me to better related to co-workers and clients, thus creating strong personal connections over a brief period of time.



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