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Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner- Strong Practice Mgmt Experience

Tysons Corner, VA
October 19, 2020

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Christine Fay Amorosi, RN, MSN, MHSA, AGPC-NP-C

**** ***** ******** ***** ******, Virginia 22102



Experienced health care professional with strong primary care, chronic disease management and practice operations expertise who strives to empower patients to improve their health status and quality of life.


Master of Science Nursing, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University

Certification: American Society of Pain Management: Drug Addiction and Opioid Management

Master of Health Care Administration, The George Washington University, Dean’s List,

Frederick Gibbs Scholar-Academic Excellence and Leadership, Columbian Women’s Scholar

Bachelor of Science Nursing, Georgetown University, Study Abroad: Manchester Royal Infirmary, England


Community Services Board- Primary Care Clinic: Woodbridge, VA

Conducted physical exams, symptom management, medication management and e-prescribing.

Conducted mental health screenings and telemedicine appointments using ZOOM secure platform.

Old Dominion Medical Center- Internal Medicine/Concierge Practice: McLean, VA

Collaborated with NP/ MD providing primary care for a busy internal medicine/concierge practice.

Conducted Medicare wellness exams, executive, and pre-op physical exams, EKGs, lab analysis. specialty consult coordination, e-prescribing, nebulization administration, and vaccine administration.

Mason and Partners Safety Net Primary Care Clinic: Manassas, VA

Performed physical assessments and care coordination for vulnerable patient populations utilizing interpreter services and conducted health/cancer screenings with community mobile van partnerships.

Developed treatment plans to address the patient’s medical and social determinant of health challenges.

The Washington Home-Skilled Nursing Facility: Alexandria, VA

Conducted geriatric health exams, Medicare screenings and managed post-acute needs for a senior patient population including addressing patients’ skilled nursing, and rehabilitation goals.


George Mason University School of Nursing, Fairfax, Virginia 2019-2020

Clinical Adjunct Nursing Faculty- Community Health

Co-developed the chronic disease telephonic program and work-flow protocols with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention addressing the acute and chronic health of vulnerable patient populations.

Trained BSN students on community health assessments, social determinants of health screenings, medication reconciliation and clinical EMR documentation using the S-B-A-R methodology.

Guided students on COVID-19 telephonic patient symptom screening and health history intakes.


Outpatient Oncology Primary Care / Triage Nurse

INOVA Schar Cancer Center, Fairfax, Virginia 2018-Present

Provided oncology care to newly diagnosed and current patients as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Supported surgical oncology care plan goals and patient care needs based on NCCN oncology care guidelines including the use of the NCCN distress thermometer to evaluate gaps in patient care.

Coordinated chemotherapy patient education and radiation-oncology treatment protocol requirements.

Conducted telephone triage and symptom management for active and palliative care patients.

Provide palliative care support to patients and families with referrals to Life with Cancer Program.

Outpatient Registered Nurse and Clinic Manager

Culmore Clinic, Falls Church, Virginia. 2013-2018

Provided direct outpatient care to vulnerable adult patients for a Primary Care safety-net clinic.

Performed patient history intakes, PHQ-9 depression screenings, and vaccine administration.

Conducted group diabetes education classes and personalized diabetes education for high risk patients.

Assisted with the identification, selection and implementation of electronic medical record selection and medical staff training to convert the Clinic from paper medical records to Practice Fusion EMR.

Recruited, trained new medical staff, medical assistants and RNs including the development of policies and procedures and workflow process to enhance overall patient experience.

Outpatient Community Health Nurse/Educator

INOVA Health System, Fairfax, Virginia 2009-2013

Conducted community and employee wellness screenings to address primary care health care needs.

Conducted patient education on hypertension management, diabetes management, and nutrition/fitness.

Identified health assessment gaps targeted interventions based on cancer screening guidelines.

Vaccination administration- yearly Fight the Flu campaign and vaccine education awareness.

Health Wellness Advisor/Part time School Nurse (Grades K-12) 2007-2009

Stone Ridge School Bethesda, Maryland

Managed primary care, urgent care and stated health care requirements for school community.


Float Staff Nurse: NRI Nurse Staffing Agency, Annandale, VA 2007-2010

Inpatient management of medical oncology patients: Gastric, GYN and Mixed Tumors.

Conducted care coordination and home care discharge planning for oncology patients.

Performed nursing assessments, chemotherapy education, lab draws and IV insertions.

NOVA RN Refresher Program/Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA 2005-2006

Obtained Advanced RN medical/surgical educational training/certification.

Staff Nurse: Georgetown University / Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, D.C. 1990-1993

Charge Nurse for evening shift and peer nurse trainer/mentor for new RN hires.

Conducted pre-op admissions, care and post-op management of surgical oncology patients.

Collaborated with clinical research team on administration of new chemotherapy protocols.

Staff Nurse: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. 1988-1990

Conducted pre-op admissions, care and post-op management of surgical oncology patients.

Presented complex patient cases at interdisciplinary team-based monthly grand rounds.

Obtained consents and provided education and nursing care for clinical research trial patients.


Association of Community Cancer Centers: Clinical QI Consultant

Led 3 PDSA Quality Improvement Workshops focused on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

oFacilitated the design of 6-Month targeted innovative QI projects to improve care delivery.

oIdentified quality measures and metrics to track QI project milestones and health outcomes.

Co-led the beta testing of an expanded NCI Optimal Care Coordination Model (OCCM) for Medicaid lung cancer patients at seven cancer centers to improve early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

oConducted on-site program assessments of selected prospective multidisciplinary case planning.

oFacilitated QI workshops in conjunction with the University of Memphis and Oncology physician leaders, administrators and subject experts to gain consensus on beta model.

oSubmitted OCCM research study to ASCO for Quality Improvement Conference.

Maxim Health Care: Quality Improvement Nurse Consultant

Conducted medical record audits for HEDIS metric indicators, preventive health and cancer screenings.

Conducted primary care office visit evaluations to ensure compliance with NCQA care standards.

Ernst and Young LLP: Management Consultant/ Interim Nursing Executive

Project management and execution of large-scale heath system mergers in New York, Atlanta and D.C., built primary care networks using care coordination risk models, IT integration and QI data reporting.

Senior manager for two regional medical management departments at large academic facilities.

Established standard operating procedures for operational process improvement standards incorporating clinical benchmarking standards and evidenced based research models of care to streamline access.

Developed and led training programs for teams of nurses and physicians on disease management policies, procedures, and clinical care guidelines to meet new payer insurance requirements.


Abstract Submitted for ASCO Quality Care Symposium (October, 2020) and Journal Publication

“An Optimal Care Coordination Model (OCCM) for Medicaid Patients with Lung Cancer: Results from the Beta Model Testing Phase of a Multisite Initiative in the United States”

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