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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric

Location:
Laurel, MD
Posted:
December 19, 2021

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CHIDINMA J. ONYEGWU, DNP, MSN, BSN-RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Laurel, MD 20724 301-***-****

adpo1p@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

An enthusiastic doctoral prepared Nurse Practitioner dually certified as Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with comprehensive education and practical experience across the life span of psychiatry, with a solid foundation of knowledge in psychiatric management and Family Practice. Excellent exposure and strong interest in all populations in psychiatric nursing with a desire to grow and become part of a collaborative team of professionals providers • Proficient in Assessment, diagnosis, treatment, medication management and charting • Highly effective skills in listening, evaluating, organizing, and communicating with clients • Effective and efficient in providing necessary mental health care and education for clients with psychiatric disorders and co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders. Work well with members of multi-disciplinary teams • Multicultural sensibility with a compassionate drive to make a positive difference in the clients lives • A conscientious professional commitment to using a holistic approach to practice utilizing evidence based practice • A patient advocate with strong clinical skills enhanced by a natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. • EDUCATION

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program University of Cincinnati – May 2018 to Aug. 2019

• Clinical rotation site: MBI Health Services, Washington DC.

• Preceptor: Dr. Ikechi Nnawuchi.

• Number of clinical hours completed so far: 550 hours Doctor of Nursing Practice

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN- Jan. 2017 to May 2019 Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Bowie State University, Bowie, MD – Aug. 2011 to May 2014 Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse

Howard University, Washington, DC – Aug. 2005 to May 2008 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jan 2020 – Present

IC Health Services Inc.

Pikesville Maryland

• Perform psychiatric evaluation/assessment and medication management including suboxone therapy.

• Provide telehealth consultations over a video platform( ZOOM)

• Ensure proper and timely documentation of all visit on EMR (Kareo).

• Ensure appropriate psychiatric treatment and routine follow up visits and medication management.

• Ensure that appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed;

• Sign all medical orders as required by Federal or State Law. Medication order changes (dosage adjustments) and lab order.

• Performs all administrative task including, patient scheduling, billing and other activities required in the running of a private practice.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner June.

2019 – Present

The Freedom Center, Gaithersburg Maryland

• Assumes the responsibility for administering all Psychiatric services performed by the Program.

• Ensure that evidence of current physiological dependence, length of history of addiction, or exceptions to criteria for admission are documented in the patient's record before the patient receives the initial dose;

• Ensure that a psychiatric evaluation has been performed upon patients’ admission.

• Ensure appropriate psychiatric treatment and routine follow up visits and medication management.

• Ensure that appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed;

• Sign or countersign all medical orders as required by Federal or State Law. Medication order changes

(dosage adjustments);

• Communicates pertinent patient information to the Medical Director.

• Conduct CRISP check on all patients prior to treatment of service. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Sep.2018– Feb.2020

Maryland House Detox, Linthicum Maryland

• Assumes the responsibility for administering all medical services performed by the Program.

• Ensure that evidence of current physiological dependence, length of history of addiction, or exceptions to criteria for admission are documented in the patient's record before the patient receives the initial dose;

• Ensure that a psychiatric and medical evaluation including a medical history has been taken, and a physical examination has been done before the patient receives the initial dose;

• Ensure that appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed;

• Sign or countersign all medical orders as required by Federal or State Law. Medication order changes

(dosage adjustments);

• Communicates pertinent patient information to the Medical Director.

• Conduct CRISP check on all patients prior to treatment of service. Nurse Practitioner Sep. 2016 – Sep. 2018

House Call of DC-House Calls for The Elderly, Washington DC

• Provide home, onsite, one-on-one, psychiatric care to Geriatric homebound and nursing home patients throughout DC Metropolitan area.

• Provided tremendous savings to healthcare systems by reducing ER care and hospital admissions.

• Possessed strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times.

• Collaboration with other care providers including nursing, physicians, behavioral health(therapist/councelors) social workers, care coordinators.

• Possess and utilize strong communication, customer service and organizational skills. Nurse Practitioner Jun. 2014 – Mar. 2017

Community Clinic Inc. - Silver Spring, MD

• Work independently and collaboratively with a group of providers to provide comprehensive primary care to people of all age groups.

• Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections disease as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, in pediatric, adults, and the geriatric populations.

• Prescribe medication, therapy, and other medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury.

• Provides GYN services (pap smear and women wellness exam)

• Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.

• Review and discuss test/lab results or prescribed treatments with patients.

• Provides health education and preventive care.

• Refer patients for specialty follow up care and emergency care as necessary

• Participate in the in-service training program, and after hours, weekends and holidays house calls.

• Assist the patients and department with other duties as assigned Perioperative Registered Nurse Jun. 2010 – Jun. 2014 VA Medical Center – Washington, DC

• Supervise and directs patient’s care in the operating room during regular shift and on call hours, identifying any potential problems involving patient, resource and/ or safety issues and takes appropriate action.

• Assistant team leader for orthopedic surgical services:

• Member of the Shared Governance Administrative Practice Committee: managed staff scheduling.

• Former member of the VA OR clinical practice committee.

• Worked with the sterile processing department to find ways in preventing holes in sterile instrument wrappers.

• Serves as a resource person in orthopedic surgical services.

• A member of Dr. Sadr ‘s research team: Functioned as clinical trial nurse, collecting research samples, and communicating with the research team regarding observed results.

• Participates in performance improvement activities in the operating room: identifying the causes of delays in the operating room surgical procedure time. Collecting data related to operating room IN/OUT time, and room turn over time.

• Serves as a preceptor for nursing student from Howard University, UDC and Trinity University. Part time Psychiatric Registered Nurse Sep. 2009 – Dec. 2013 Prestige Healthcare Resources – Washington, DC

• Assists in the care of individuals suffering from mental illnesses, working with patients and their families and communities to assess mental health needs and provide personalized care as appropriate.

• Provides psycho education to patients and families regarding prescribed medication, reason for taking and side effects.

• Assess levels of dysfunction

• Helping patients regain or acknowledge effective coping mechanisms

• Preventing further disability and providing information on preventative measures

• Performing counseling and teaching patients how to be self-sufficient and less reliant on others.

• Work with adults or children in both the facility and home health settings Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Jul. 2008 – Jun. 2010 Howard University Hospital - Washington, DC

• Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care.

• Assists physicians during examinations and procedures.

• Performs various patient tests and administers medications

• Establishes patient care plan and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.

• Performs a full range of nursing procedures such as: dressing changes, catherization, wound irrigation, intravenous fluid administration, blood transfusion, oxygen administration, vital signs, specimen collection and other unit specific procedures as prescribed by the provider. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Golden Key International Honor Society 2013

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse license, Maryland Board of Nursing- Registered Nurse license, District of Columbia Board of Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner Certified, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center DEA License

Suboxone waiver, BLS, CPR,

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