Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Professional Profile
Driven, talented, and accomplished, multilingual (Russian & Ukrainian) Nurse Practitioner with exceptional healthcare leadership and clinical expertise eager to leverage advanced knowledge and skills to deliver compassionate care for adult and geriatric populations. Patient-centered healthcare professional backed by more than 500 hours of advanced training and nine years of RN experience; highly regarded among supervisors and preceptors for strengths in patient relations, clinical judgment, and health management. Skilled in applying evidence-based practice while independently and collaboratively providing the highest level of comprehensive care to support individuals in achieving and maintain peak levels of health and wellness. Maintains a firm commitment to the delivery of safe, high-quality, and cost-effective care in alignments with core values of the profession. Areas of Training and Experience Include:
Patient Care Management
Acute & Chronic Care Management
Outpatient ESRD Treatment
Therapeutic & Preventative Care
Patient & Family Education
Comprehensive Health Assessments
Diagnostic Testing & Interpretation
Peritoneal Dialysis Administration
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA (2019)
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, ATS Institute of Technology, Cleveland, OH (2009)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, (Current)
Ohio State Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse License, (Current)
American Heart Association, Basic Life Support Certification, (Current)
CLINICAL ROTATION EXPERIENCE
PRIMARY CARE Family Physicians Association, Mayfield Heights, OH - 180 Hours 01/2018 - 04/2018
ADULT GERONTOLOGY Family Physicians Association, Mayfield Heights, OH - 250 Hours 01/2019 - 04/2019
NEPHROLOGY Amir Alamir, Inc, Cleveland, OH - 60 Hours 01/2018 - 04/2018
DAVITA, Independence, OH 5/2017 – Present
Play a pivotal role in collaborating with inter- and multidisciplinary healthcare providers to coordinate requisite clinical services for patients receiving hemodialysis treatments in the outpatient care setting. Coach, mentor, and train junior nurses in the application of best care practices to ensure accurate implementation of prescribed treatments while safeguarding patients and other clinicians throughout the facility. Delegate staffing assignments and assist nurses in the provision of care, when needed, for complex cases. Cultivate an sustain a team-oriented environment and resolve any issues that arise to minimize the risk of negative impact on patient care delivery.
Assumes Facility Administrator role, when needed, including management of all clinical and administrative duties ensuring compliance with organizational protocols and federal healthcare guidelines.
Spearheaded the recommendation and implementation of changes to the outpatient dialysis unit operations resulting in higher standards of patient care and satisfaction ratings.
Oversee certain health initiatives (Blood Stream Infections, hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, anemia management, dialysis adequacy, dialysis access management) ensuring top quality care delivery.
Contribute to the unit efforts to achieve higher Dialysis Quality Indicators (DQI) scores.
FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE, Cleveland, OH 3/2016 – 4/2017
Case managed a panel of 180+ patients receiving dialysis treatments; coordinated the full scope of care including treatment planning, collaboration for the delivery of integrated care, and monitoring patient interventional responses to support positive results. Offered influential organizational leadership by intentionally delegating staffing assignments on the basis of treatment needs and available skill sets, resolving care concerns or complaints, and maintaining an environment committed to safe, quality care. Assisted in the audits of employee performance; provided timely and constructive feedback, as needed, to support continued professional development and skill refinement. Integrated DQI score and employee appraisals to continuously improve upon healthcare delivery and patient satisfaction.
Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC), Mentor, OH 9/2014 – 3/2016
Leveraged healthcare leadership and clinical expertise to oversee a patient care-team, that included nurse, technician, social worker, dietitian, biomed and physician; planned/evaluated schedules and optimized workflow process to maintain throughput and a satisfying patient care experience. Conducted routine and unannounced performance and charting audits to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures in addition to OSHA guidelines. Coordinated with local hospitals and medical centers to facilitate the admission, discharge, or transfer of patients, on the basis of acuity, stability, and identified healthcare needs. Collated, analyzed, and presented requested data for Facility Health Management (FHM) meetings. Assumed Facility Manager duties and oversight for all clinic operations in the absence of this employee. Assisted in delivery of direct care, as needed.
Instrumental in boosting unit DQI scores.
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE, Cleveland, OH 8/2013 – 8/2014
Assessed, planned, implemented, and monitored hemodialysis treatments for up to 40 patients per day in the outpatient treatment setting using Fresenius and Braun equipment. Performed pre-treatment health assessments as well as initiated, terminated and monitored patients throughout the duration of dialysis to observe vital statistics and minimize the risk of adverse outcomes. Collaborated with interdisciplinary clinicians and allied healthcare professionals to plan and secure appropriate resources and care to minimize the risk of hospitalization. Counseled and advised patients and their family members on access care, diet, medication, fluid and electrolyte management to support effective disease and treatment management.
MR HOMECARE OF CLEVELAND, Cleveland, OH 4/2012 – 7/2013
Independently evaluated the biopsychosocial and physical health of adult patients in their residential settings to identify medical care needs and to generate treatment plans aimed at improving their overall wellness. Liaised with patient’s PCP and advocated for their needs and wishes to ensure high quality care and the ability to achieve established care goals and objectives. Leveraged strong communication and interpersonal skills to foster relationships with patients and their families and to provide support in understanding treatment plans, healthy behaviors, therapeutic and preventative care measures promoting optimal health and quality of life. Documented all patient interactions to the appropriate medical record in compliance with rigorous standards of care and professional practice.
UHCMC, Cleveland, OH 2/2011 – 3/2012
Staff Nurse (Transplant, Bariatric and General Surgery)
Utilized the full scope of the nursing process to provide individualized care across the continuum for 5 to 8 patients per shift who previously underwent transplant, bariatric, and general surgical procedures. Collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare providers to interpret and administer integrated intervention plans aimed at promoting a full and timely recovery. Educated patients and their family members on chronic disease management and postoperative care; reviewed hospitalization and discharge care plans to minimize the risk of further medical complications. Safeguarded patients and clinicians by ensuring that all individuals abided by infection control measures including universal, neutropenic, contact and droplet precautions. Ensured that all clinical and administrative tasks were carried out in compliance with organizational protocols and federal healthcare regulations.
Instrumental in initiating Code White and Code Blue actions; assisted physicians and medical personnel to stabilize patients on the unit or until transfer to the ICU or SICU was facilitated.
Additional work experience as a Programmer Analyst/Developer with Sherwin Williams Inc., and as a Certified Nursing Assistant with Gwynedd Square Center for Nursing and Care