Dr. BLERINA FARUKU DNP, FNP, MSN, BSN
Seeking a clinical leadership position in health care and/or education field. I am committed to making a positive and powerful impact on society by transforming health care and education.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
•Initiative-taker with strong interpersonal, communication, project management and analytical skills.
•Able to work across functional teams.
•Problem-solver and demonstrate people skills that facilitate effective interactions within cross-functional teams.
•Demonstrate advanced understanding of health equity.
•Demonstrate advanced computer software and system skills.
•Excellent collaboration skills and ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.
•Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal presentations skills.
•Business acumen and ability to interact effectively with all levels in the organization and with external providers.
•18 years of experience in the health field leading complex, multidisciplinary data projects in public health, community health, or healthcare industry including clinical management experience managing multi-disciplinary care teams and experience in a clinical research setting
•Firm understanding of health equity, rural health, and social determinants of health. Experience leading initiatives in health policy and working with key decision leaders and stakeholders in policy.
•Proven leadership skills, conceptual thinking, and strategic problem- solving ability.
•Demonstrate ability to lead and influence via virtual forums.
•Demonstrate success leading long-term projects and/or multiple projects at the same time in a matrix environment.
•Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook).
•Strong experience and advanced proficiency with Excel and MS Project to leverage project planning tools.
•Proven ability to adapt to change and manage cultural change in an evolving environment.
CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN
Doctor of Nursing Practice, May 2021
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, WI
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, May 2015
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, May 2013
LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, May 2006
LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE, Woodland Hills, CA
Associates in Liberal Arts and Science, May 2002
June 2009- June 2022
OPTUM/UNITED HEALTHCARE, Minneapolis, MN
Senior Clinical Quality Analyst Manager
* Provide hospitals and health systems with the highest quality
team of expert care
•Secure, track and review records via multiple media
•Identify program specific documents within member’s records
•Obtain appropriate medical records from various health care providers
•Use clinical judgement to prepare records for external review
•Use clinical judgement to triage patients for program candidacy
•Make appropriate referrals into various programs in a timely manner
•Function as a liaison between COE facilities and Care Managers or referring parties
•Complete skilled telecommunications in a high-touch member program
•Encourage and support members participating in the program with sensitivity and compassion
•Provide seamless customer service to include updating member information, vendors portals, and internal documentation
•Develop and maintain positive relationships with external vendors
•Develop and maintain a positive enthusiastic working relationship with all staff, as well as all members, caregivers, and external service providers
•Identify appropriate resources for research and problem resolution
Managed a group of 15 nurses: coaching, performance management, scheduling, and supervision
November 2016- May 2021
CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN
•Provide guidance and support to the nursing bachelor and master's degree pursuing students
•Efficient in technology and communication skills with the nursing students
•Checked and corrected the student’s papers with instructions for improvement
•Quick responses and turnaround times to the student’s questions and concerns
•Courses taught in nursing included managing health information and technology, coordinating patient centered care, making evidence-based decisions, pharmacology for patient safety, introduction to nursing research, ethics and technology, health assessment and promotion for disease prevention in population focused health, leadership for nursing practice, and quality improvement of interprofessional care
January 2009- March 2022
SALVATION ARMY Home Health Care, Philadelphia, PA
Office Nurse Manager
Managed a team of fifteen employees
Cultivated a strong internal culture designed around collaboration, feedback, motivation, and accountability
Duties included hiring, coaching, performance management, scheduling, and supervision
April 2007- June 2009
AMN HEALTHCARE, San Diego, CA
•NATIONAL INSTITUTES of HEALTH, Bethesda, MD
Clinical research nurse position in the metabolic unit
•MARYLAND GENERAL HOSPITAL, Baltimore, MD
Medical/Surgical/Oncology nurse position
•RIDDLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Media, PA
Medical/Surgical/Telemetry nurse position and Home Health
•SINAI HOSPITAL, Baltimore, MD
Medical/Surgical/GI/GU nurse position
Speak, read, and write fluently English, Spanish, Italian, Albanian