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Registered Nurse Practitioner

Canonsburg, PA
November 26, 2020

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Jenice Rightmyer MSN, RN, AG-ACNP-BC, CCRN

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Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-***-****


University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 1990-1994

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

SANE certificate 2006 and 2016

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

MSN Coursework 2008-2010

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, MSN 2011-2015

Graduation: April 24, 2015


PA Registered Nurse RN 504722L Expires: 04/30/2019

PA Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner SP016206-AGACNP-BC Expires: 04/30/2019

WV Registered Nurse 89798 Expired: 10/22/2017 WV Advance Practice APRN89798-AGACNP-BC Expired: 06/30/2017


CCRN Expires: 07/31/2020

ACLS Expires: 03/2019 BCLS Expires: 11/2018 NIH Stroke Scale Certification: completed 08/2015

ANCC Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Expires: 07/21/2020 CCM-Certified Case Manager ID# 00083888 Expired: 05/2016

Professional ACNP Experience:

AHN Allegheny General Hospital

490 East North Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Cardiothoracic Critical Care ACNP


Responsibilities include the daily management of intensive care patients in collaboration

with the surgery teams after open heart surgery including coronary bypass grafts, valve

replacements and heart transplants. Thoracic surgery including lung lobectomies and

esophagectomies. Additional experience with liver/kidney/pancreas transplant patients.

Assessing, managing, diagnosing and treating a variety of medical illnesses, specializing

in cardiogenic and septic shock. Management of ECMO, LVAD’s and IABP’s. Skills

include ventilation management and radiologic and lab value interpretation. Invasive

procedures include Swan Ganz insertion, arterial and central line placement, chest tube

and pigtail catheter insertion, bronchoscopy, dialysis catheter insertion and intubation.

AHN Canonsburg Hospital

100 Medical Boulevard

Canonsburg, PA 15317

ACNP Nocturnist


Responsibilities include overnight admissions for the hospitalist service encompassing patients with influenza, pneumonia, DKA, COPD exacerbation and sepsis including the ICU with inpatient management. Leading the rapid response team for the hospital as well as the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Invasive procedures include central line and arterial line placement.

WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital

1 Medical Center Drive

Morgantown, WV 26505

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


Responsibilities include the daily management of critically ill patients after open heart and thoracic surgery. Assessing, managing, diagnosing and treating a

variety of surgeries and medical illnesses. Skills have included ventilation

management, radiologic and lab value interpretation, collaboration with

other specialties. Invasive procedures including Swan Ganz insertion, arterial

line placement, chest tube and pigtail catheter insertion, bronchoscopy, dialysis

catheter insertion, central line placement and balloon pump removal.

Professional RN Experience:

UPMC Worksource

Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Staff Nurse


Providing care to 1-2 critically ill patients in a variety of urban ICU settings including

vascular surgery, neurovascular accidents and weaning of mechanical ventilation.

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Surgical ICU

Pittsburgh, PA

Advanced Senior Professional Staff Nurse (Clinical Nurse III), Charge Nurse


Providing care to 1-2 critically ill post operative patients, specializing in thoracic and

vascular population. Managing sedation, cardiovascular drips, large amounts of blood

products. Intubation and aggressive ventilator weaning. CRRT and ECMO experience. Experienced with Core Power-Chart and physician order entry computer system.

Select Specialty Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

RN Staff Nurse, Casual, 3/2009-2/2010

Provided care to 5-6 critically ill patients in a long term setting. Complex

medical and surgical patients including ventilators and extensive wound


UPMC Presbyterian Hospital 10E/W

Pittsburgh, PA

Primary Nurse Care Coordinator, 11/2008-2/2010

Primary nurse coordinator for 34 bed medical/surgical unit. Responsible for

patient care as well as staffing and disciplining. Assisted unit director in

budgeting staff and resources for the unit. Coordinated with case management and social work in discharge planning and disposition of all patients. Worked with home care and durable medical equipment in planning safe home

discharges. Worked with patients and families regarding disposition. Performed weekly and monthly QI audits.

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

RN Case Manager, 2/2007–11/2008

Inpatient case manager for surgical unit. Performed utilization reviews and communicated directly with insurance companies to obtain authorizations. Developed and implemented discharge plans for complex patients including nursing home and rehabilitation placements. Communicated directly with physicians to discuss treatment plans. Evaluated patient acute length of stay and discussed alternatives with the medical teams. Experienced with EPIC computer program and CMS regulations.

Health Dialog

Pittsburgh, PA

RN Health Coach, 2/2005–2/2007

Provided up to date health information for Medicare beneficiaries and assisted telephonically with health related concerns. Provided counseling and guidance with health care choices, assistance and encouragement in managing chronic medical conditions. This included general symptom management, answers to urgent medical questions and general health related information.

Health Direct, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

Worker's Compensation Telephonic Case Manager, 11/2003–2/2005

Provided case management in a worker's compensation arena covering multiple

states and jurisdictions. Managed health care of injured workers and their treating

providers and employers. Reported to and worked in conjunction with claims

adjusters to effectively manage injured workers back to gainful employment.

Worked within PA, MD, DE, DC and NY.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Same Day Surgery Staff Nurse, 8/2002 – 11/2003

Provided preoperative and postoperative surgical care for high acuity pediatric patients. Utilized wide range of knowledge of multiple pediatric surgeries ranging in age from infants to young adults.

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, 6/1999–8/2002

Provided nursing care for complex telemetry and thoracic surgery patients. Orientation of new staff and charge nurse responsibilities. Unit Based Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Pittsburgh PA

Professional Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, 12/1998 – 6/1999

Provided nursing care on a large 40 bed general surgical floor. Duties included direct patient care, charge nurse responsibilities and new staff orientation.

AG-ACNP Student Clinical Experience: Critical Care Experience UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh, PA Transplant Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Preceptor: Lindsay Cornman CRNP 2/2015-3/2015 Completed 120 hours. Responsibilities include daily management of critically ill patients in consultation with the critical medicine team and surgeons. Assessing, managing, diagnosing and treating a variety of surgeries and medical illnesses.

Critical Care/Trauma Experience UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Preceptor: Maighdlin Anderson CRNP 11/2014 Completed 180 hours. Responsibilities included daily management of the patient with the critical care team, trauma and neurosurgeons during multidisciplinary rounds. Assessing, managing and treating neurological conditions and head trauma. Implementation of head trauma protocols and withdrawal management.

Assessing and managing multi-system traumas including GSW. Management of acute strokes and intracranial bleeds.

Clinical Experience UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Cadaver Lab. Clinical Preceptor: Ben Reynolds PA-C 11/2014 Skills included simple and complex suturing and resection of specific anatomy.

Medicine/Orthopedic Experience UPMC Presbyterian Hospital 7G/Orthopedic Consult Service Rotation. Clinical Preceptors: Wesley Thacker MD., Jilalu Kelbe MD., William Levin MD., Francisca Jovin MD. 3/2014

Completed 180 hours of assessing, managing and treating a wide variety of medical illnesses including angina, gastrointestinal disorders and infectious diseases, Orthopedic consultation including the management of endocrine and cardiac issues along with a multidisciplinary team approach to the population of orthopedic injuries requiring a surgical intervention.

Differential Diagnosis Experience UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Clinical Preceptor: William Levin, MD. 11/2013

Completed 120 hours of assessing and diagnosis with formal patient presentation. This included physical assessment, history and determining a differential diagnosis

under the supervision of the faculty and attending physician.

Professional Organizations:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member, 2014-current American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member, 2010-current The Three Rivers Chapter of AACN, Member, 2010-current American Nurses Association, Former Member, 2009-2010 International Association of Forensic Nurses, Former Member, 2007

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nures Practitioner Program, Advisory Board Member, 2018-current


Above and Beyond Award, UPMC Hospital Based Award, Spring 2010

Conferences Attended:

ACNP Critical Care Boot Camp 2016, Vanderbilt University. Objectives included current critical care practice evidence based guidelines, demonstration of critical care procedures and current methods for diagnosing and managing patients with common critical care conditions.

Publications: Journal Article: Rightmyer, J. University of Pittsburgh & Singbartl, K.

Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (co-author) (2016). Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia. Nursing 2016. Sept, Volume 46-Issue 9-pg 57-60.

Presentations: UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Unit 7D, “Effective Ways to Utilize Case

Management” 4/2011

UPMC Magnet Fair, “Paraesophageal Hernia Repair” Poster Presentation 3/2013 UPMC Magnet Fair, “Successful Recruitment for Certification in the Surgical ICU” 3/2012

UPMC Magnet Fair, “Preventing Falls in the Inpatient Setting” 3/2010


Peripheral Vascular Disease Presentation, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing,

ACNP class Guest Lecturer, 02/2018

Critical Care Lab Values Presentation, WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital, Critical Care

Nursing staff, 03/2017

Cardiac Medications and Drip Titrations, WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital, CTU. 2016.

Provided oral and written instructions on cardiac medications and titration of vasoactive

medications to registered nurses.

Palliative Care in the ICU, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Surgical ICU, 2010- 2011. Level III Capstone Project. Attended online education sessions on palliative care. Provided 2 group learning sessions to fellow staff members.

Department Recruitment Coordinator: Recruitment Planning and Student Liaison Coordinator, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Surgical ICU, 2011-2012. Level III Capstone Project. Attended a clinical coaching class, 8/2011. Was the department representative at Student Nurse Development Day 10/2011. Was preceptor for a student nurse from Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing 12/2011. Was preceptor for

senior nursing student from Wheeling Jesuit University for 84 hours. Was the liaison for the clinical instructor and the senior nursing student from Carlow University and

assisted with integration of the student nurses to the unit and selected their nurse mentors. Provided an education packet with department specific information to the clinical instructor and the students.

Department Donor Advisory Group Representative, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Surg- ICU, 2012-2013. Attended Regional Core Meeting 10/2013. Attending monthly Donor Advisory Group meetings and reported results to fellow staff members. Provided up to date organ donor information including federal regulations. Performed monthly audits on organ donor referrals.


Dress for Success, Mentor and Career Coach of Women in Need, Pittsburgh Branch, 2017-


University of Pittsburgh Graduate Nurse Student Organization (GNSO) Former Secretary, 2013-2014.

Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pittsburgh, PA. Volunteer, 2012-2013. Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA. Disaster Service, 2003. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Surgical ICU, AHA Walk Organizer, 2010 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Surgical ICU, Toy Drive, 2010. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Surgical ICU, Holiday Food Drive, 2012. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Donor Advisory Group Committee Member, 2012-2013. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Retention Council Committee Member, 2011-2012. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Pain Management Committee Member, 2009-2010. UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Magnet Committee Member, 2007-2010.

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