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Registsered Nurse

Smithfield, VA, 23430
August 21, 2012

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Heather Vann

***** ****** ****** ****, **********, VA 23430



To obtain a Registered Nurse position that will provide the opportunity for professional development and advancement toward furthering my nursing career.


Possess a positive, energetic approach to working collaboratively with others, solving problems, and providing evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care. I have exceptional multi-tasking abilities and work efficiently both alone or as a part of a team.


2011-2012 | Medical Careers Institute, Newport News, Virginia

• Associate of Applied Science in Health Science – Registered Nursing, June 2012

• Over 500 clinical hours completed in settings to include Telemetry, Med/Surg, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department

1999 | Medical Assisting- Kee Business College, Newport News, VA

• Diploma


July, 2010 - Present | Medical Assistant/Human Resource Specialist

Professional Performance Development Group, San Antonio Texas

• MA clinical abilities and responsibilities in OB/GYN clinics

Escort patients to exam room or treatment area

Patient triage, obtaining vital signs by visual and auditory measures, fetal heart tones

Assist providers with providing quality care with GYN examinations and office procedures (endometrial biopsies, insertion of IUD, suture removal, pap smears, cervical cultures for STD testing, GBS cultures)

Restocking and cleaning of exam rooms

• Human Resource Specialist – clerical and professional abilities and responsibilities

Generate work schedules for seven clinics and finding coverage for open shifts

Being “on-call” 24/7 for call-outs and finding replacements to fill shifts

Keeping track of expirations of immunizations and licenses of over 300 employees

Assist new employees with in-processing at Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital

Finding coverage utilizing PRN employees for leave requests

February 2012 – 08/15/2012 | Labor Pool-Medical Assistant

Riverside Staffing Resources, Newport News, Virginia

• Worked in several outpatient specialty offices including OB/GYN, Urology and Cardiology

• work collaboratively with medical team to assist providers with patient care

• obtain pertinent medical history and vital signs for all patients prior to being assessed by provider

• assist providers on patient examinations

• performing EKG testing

• venipuncture

July, 2009 – May, 2010 | Medical Assistant

Women’s Healthcare Associates, Jacksonville, NC

• Promote efficient patient flow and patient care in busy OB/GYN office

• Patient triage, obtain patient chief complaint and history, anticipate the needs of the provider in the care for the patient based on complaint

• Escort patient to exam or treatment room

• obtaining vital signs by visual and auditory measures, fetal heart tones

• assist providers with providing quality care with GYN examinations and procedures (endometrial biopsies, IUD insertion and removal, suture removal, pap smears and other vaginal/cervical cultures, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, and Leep procedures)

• Performing various lab tests as needed (glucose tolerance test, urinalysis, hematocrit, fingerstick glucose test)

• New OB patient interviews to obtain medical and family history to initiate care

• Restocking and cleaning of exam rooms

• Adhere to infection control procedures: Personal protective equipment, disposal of waste, aseptic technique

• Administer IM and Subcutaneous injections as ordered

• Assist with training and supervision of new employees

November, 2000 – May, 2009 | Medical Assistant

Peninsula Neurosurgical Associates, Hampton, VA

• Answering phones

• Patient registration

• Escort patients to exam or treatment rooms and assist physician with physical exams and epidural steroid injections

• Obtain chief complaint and history of present illness and vital signs

• Post operative suture removal

• Perform lumbar, cervical, and hip x-rays

• Retrieve radiologic results electronically utilizing PACS from the hospital

• Insurance precertification and authorization for surgical procedures and out-patient procedures

• Reconsideration of insurance claims that have been denied inappropriately denied

• EOB review and working claims after EOB is received and payment recognized

• Arrange referrals for patients for other specialty care or testing and follow up appointments

• Collect patient payment


• BLS Certification from American Heart Association, expires 5/2014

• RN License number 000*******, expires 4/30/2015

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