Independent and confident while maintaining an excellent collaborative approach to patient care when necessary for patient referrals. I am a hospitalist nurse practitioner of four years. This specialty requires that I function as a primary care provider as well. I understand how chronic conditions may cause acute conditions and I often diagnose new chronic conditions which require education and treatment prior to hospital discharge. My approach to care stems from holistic and evidence-based modalities. I will take the time to listen and invest in the well-being of all those in need of medical care. As a nurse, my unique contribution to medicine is the ability to educate patients so they have an understanding of their disease process and the next steps they need to take regarding prevention and/or treatment.
Epic Medical Group, Sherman Oaks, CA 2016- Present
Independently contracted, autonomous Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist providing inpatient care from admission to discharge. Patients are managed in the following units: ICU, medical/surgical, acute rehab, psychiatry, telemetry, and step-down. Responsibilities include referring patients to specialists, directing and coordinating patient care, nursing, and support staff through rounding; prescribing pharmaceuticals and treatments appropriate to assessed medical condition; complying with Medicare and Medi-Cal guidelines and maintaining eligibility in both programs; and communicating with patient and families in regards to assessments, education, and plan of care. Additionally, I am a clinical preceptor for UCLA students.
Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Resident, Sherman Oaks, CA 2015- 2016
For one year, I precepted under an Epic Medical Group Hospitalist. This program mentors and trains nurse practitioner residents on clinical skills and theory necessary for hospital medicine. This program focused on improving patient safety, evidence-based practice, leadership, and quality care. An emphasis was also placed on hospital efficiency, healthcare finance, and CMS compliance.
ICU Registered Nurse 2005- 2016
My career began as an ICU new graduate at USC Hospital. Three months of clinical and classroom training prepared me for a future in ICU nursing. Over the course of 11 years, I have trained and worked as an ICU registered nurse and charge nurse at many of the best institutions in the country including: UCLA, Stanford, Memorial-Sloan Kettering, Cornell- Burn ICU, UCSF and Queens Medical Center.
University of California, San Francisco 2018- 2019
Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of California, Los Angeles 2014- 2016
Master of Science in Nursing Specialization: Adult Gerontology/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
University of Texas, Arlington 2011-2012
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Cum Laude Honors
Santa Monica College 2003-2005
Associate Degree in Nursing
Licensure and Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center 2016- present
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
State of California Board of Registered Nursing Current
Nurse Practitioner license
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing license
Registered Nurse license
NIHSS Certification Current
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Current
Basic Cardiac Life Support Current