Demonstrated results-oriented, innovative Registered Nurse with expertise in integrative care disease management. Possesses extensive knowledge about the scope of complex disease management, care services, regulations, philosophy, and clinical intervention. Recognized for educating patients about self- management of acute or chronic illnesses.
Master of Science in Nursing – Chamberlain University 03/2019
Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track
Bachelor of Science in Nursing- South University 06/2007
Palm Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Masters of Business Administration (Emphasis Health care Management)
(University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) 12/2004
Bachelor of Science in Accounting – University of Colorado 12/1997
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION & TRAINING
(FNP) Family Nurse Practitioner – GA (#F07210504) Exp. 06/2026
(RN) Registered Nurse – State of GA (License # 234918) Exp. 01/2022
(RN) Registered Nurse –State of FL (License # 9370244) Exp. 04/2023
(BLS) Basic Life Support – American Heart Association Exp. 07/2023
NURSE PRACTITIONER PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Family Practice – Dr. M. Obiekwe, Atlanta Ropheka, Riverdale, GA 250 Hours
Internal Medicine – Dr. Nicole Sims, Murray Medical Center, Cascade, GA 125 Hours
Pediatrics – Dr. M. Nwaneri, Omega Pediatrics, Roswell, GA 125 Hours
Obstetrics and Gynecology Care – Dr. Lynette Stewart, Decatur, GA 125 Hours
Internal Medicine – Dr. Darrell Murray, Murray Medical Center, Austell, GA 125 Hours
NP Skills include:
Analyze and interprete patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
Diagnose or treat acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.
Consult with, or refer patients to, appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
INTEGRATED CASE MANAGER – Magellan Healthcare (Fayetteville, GA) 06/2014 – Present
Complex care disease management: decreasing hospital visits by more than 75%.
Developing and Managing plan of care.
Medication management and reconciliation: Teaching patients medication side effects.
Initial Assessment and follow up assessment and case management.
Complex disease management: Patient education on disease management.
Assisting with Referral coordination and follow up appointments.
Assisting with hospital discharge follow up: DME and Home Healthcare.
CASE MANAGER- Anthem Blue Cross (WPB, FL) 09/2012 -05/2014
Managing patients with core conditions (Diabetes, CAD, HF, Asthma and COPD).
Developing and managing patient plan of care.
Effecting healthy lifestyle changes with patients and family.
Updating medications, Labs and reviewing with patients.
CASE MANAGER – Reed Group (Westminster, CO) 04/2011 – 08/2012
Initial assessment reviews.
Managing patient short term disability approvals or extensions.
Monitoring patient plan of care, medication reconciliation.
Collaborating with providers, patients and employers on safely returning patients to work.
CLINICAL CASE MANAGER – Presbyterian St.Luke Medical Center, Colorado 03/2009 – 03/2011
Initial assessment and concurrent clinical reviews.
Case management and discharge planning.
Arranging for home care infusion and skilled home nursing care.
Utilization reviews and participation in interdisciplinary team meetings
NURSE CARE COORDINATOR (Hospice Care) –
Namaste Comfort Care, Denver Colorado 06/2008 – 03/2009
Admission and nursing assessment of patients.
Monitor patients’ vital signs, provide pain management care and medication management.
Update physician and family of any changes in patients’ clinical condition.
CARE COORDINATOR – Children’s Medical Services, WPB, Florida 02/2008 – 06/2008
Patient initial and annual assessments for children with special needs.
Assisting patients and family with receiving funding for special or durable medical equipment.
Attending care conferences or interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure adequate implementation of patient’s plan of care.
MED SURGICAL – West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, Florida 02/2007 – 02/2008
Assess patients’ vital signs and notify physician of significant changes.
Perform pain assessment/interventions/reassessments and documentations.
Complete pre-op checklist, time out, and correct site form according to policy.
STAFF ACCOUNTANT – MSI Consulting (WPB, FL) 01/2004 – 05/2005
GRANT ACCOUNTANT – University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) 06/2002 – 09/2003
STAFF ACCOUNTANT – Texaco Inc. (Denver, CO) 02/1998 – 12/2001