To obtain a position as a Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner where my skills attained from academic study and clinical experience will be challenged. In addition, it will allow me to hone my critical thinking skills and further my educational and leadership experience
William Paterson University-Masters of Science Nursing May 2017
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark NJ May 2013
New Jersey State Boards APN Expiration May 2021
New Jersey State Boards RN Expiration May 2021
American Heart Association BLS/CPR/AED Certified Expiration September 2021
American Heart Association ACLS Certified Expiration November 2021
Advanced Practice Nurse (Full Time Adult/Gerontology) August 2017-Current
Orion HealthCare, East Orange, NJ
Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for patients with chronic conditions.
Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain physiologic stability
Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
Facilitates patient and family decision making by providing educational tools
Registered Professional Nurse (Full Time Traumatic Brain Injury)
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ October 2015- August 2017
Assess persons requiring rehabilitative services including patients recovering from stroke, orthopedic knee and hip replacements and amputation, and persons suffering debilitation from medical and surgical conditions.
Performs continued post-operative care for patients with orthopedic and cardiovascular procedures to include wound and drain management. Pain will be monitored through assessment, appropriate and timely medication, followed by clear and concise documentation.
Coordinates the multidisciplinary rehabilitative care of patients, and participates as a member of the rehabilitation interdisciplinary team. Contributes
information specific to the patient s response to education, medication therapy, pain control, skin condition, bowel/bladder training, and discharge planning.
Encourages and instructs patients to do as much for themselves as possible, within safe guidelines. Such as: Assisting patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL s), socializing with others, and getting out of bed for meals.
Registered Professional Nurse (Full Time Telemetry)
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark NJ August 2014-October 2015
Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications appropriately
Identifies irregular telemetry readings and notifies appropriate medical team members
Provide nursing care and maintain a strict protocol regarding administration (peg tube feeding, insulin administration, dressing changes etc.)
Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician
Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication
Assess vital signs
Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol
Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format
Registered Professional Nurse (Per Diem)
GoodLife Adult Daycare, East Orange, NJ October 2013-Aug 2015
Conduct/Assess the nutritional, medical, physical and mental functional needs of the clients during the initial assessment and ongoing as necessary.
Assess Vital Signs
Administer medications/provide nursing care and maintain a strict protocol
Chart documentation accordingly regarding the health status and behavior of each client.
Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals; Provide follow-up on patient lab or diagnostic test results
Teach patients and their families how to manage their chronic illnesses or injuries
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