Contact number email
QUALIFICATIONS: Skilled professional with more than fifteen years’ experience inpatient, outpatient and Medicare managed care. Has an extensive knowledge and experience with emergency and specialty medicine. Displays outstanding leadership and communication skills. Has 6 years of LPN experience. Recently completed LPN to RN program and is currently working as a RN.
Standard Healthcare School of Nursing, Falls Church, Virginia
Major: Registered Nurse
Graduation date: May 16, 2020 (Honors)
Standard Healthcare School of Nursing weekend program, Falls Church, Virginia
Major: License Practical Nurse, Diploma May 24, 2014 (Honors)
License Practical Nurse obtained August/2014
Northeastern University, Boston, MA,
Major: Health Science
Framingham High School, Framingham, MA
High School Diploma, May 1998
EMR CHARTING EXPERIENCE: Cerner, Epic, SMS, Pyxis, eClinical works, GE Healthcare, MedOnc, PreManage, Facets, Community Care, DMAS portal, ICUE, Medictech
INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL, Falls Church VA August 2020- June 2021
Trauma Acute Care Surgery/Trauma IMC
Identifies irregular telemetry readings and notifies appropriate medical team members.
Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
Administers, infuses high risk medications such as Heparin, Milrinone, Insulin and Cardizem drips.
Monitors and maintains patency of artificial airways, suctions to remove secretions, and change inner cannulas per MD orders. Observes G tube checking patency and confirming placement, wound care, and monitors the proper functioning of the KCI wound vac.
Monitors lab and blood gases. Pours and dispenses medications, documents information using EMR Que Shift, performs IV insertions, and dispenses fluids and antibiotics per doctors’ orders.
Utilizes critical thinking skills in gathering patient information. Assists with bedside care, bathing, toileting and oral care.
Monitors medication regimen and therapeutic lab values for anticoagulation therapy.
Assesses and monitors for signs and symptoms of infection and change dressings to drive line insertion site of trauma surgery and trauma IMCpatients.
Monitors and documents mean arterial pressure, blood pressure, numerical settings or waves forms on monitor for trauma surgery and trauma IMC patient’s in electronic medical record in EPIC.
UNITED HEALTHCARE, Reston VA (Remote) September 2020- Present
RN Case Manager, Fairfax VA
Assess, plan and implement care management interventions of high risk maternity and NICU patients that are individualized for each patient and directed toward the most appropriate, least restrictive level of care
Assist hospitals with discharge planning, which also includes coordinating private duty nursing for patients with for tracheotomy, ventilators and G-tube
Identify and initiate referrals for both healthcare and community-based services; including but not limited to financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
Develop and implement care plan interventions throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact. Advocate for patients and families as needed to ensure the patients choices and needs are met
Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
UNITED HEALTHCARE, Reston VA (Remote) December 2017- September 2020
LPN Telephonic Community Health Worker
Making outbound calls and taking inbound calls to assess members’ current health status Follows specific timeframes for member outreach, health risk assessments and facilitation of care team meetings with the member, caregivers, and other members of the health care team to coordinate the members plan of care
Identify and facilitate community resources for members as needed
Identifying gaps or barriers in treatment plans
Providing patient education to assist with self – management
Interacting with primary care providers, pharmacists and other clinicians on a continual basis to coordinate the members care
Encouraging members to make healthy lifestyle changes
INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL, Leesburg VA August 2016- July 2020
Licensed Practical Nurse
Gathered patient’s medical history, Conducted reassessment, monitored vital signs, reported changes to the doctor, inserted IVs for procedures, administered meds (oral and Intramuscular), developed charts, Assisting ER physicians with procedures, ultrasound guided IV insertion, visual acuity eye exams
Monitored for the signs and symptoms of the ill effects of medications prior, during and after procedures.
Perform EKG and obtain tracings for critical emergency department patients. Prepare patients for heart catherization procedures for acute myocardium infarctions.
Wound care, Perform splinting, crutch walk education, specimen collection, Foley/Straight catherization insertion and discharge planning for the emergency department patients. Perform EKG and obtain tracings
NORTHWEST GEORGIA ONCOLOGY, Marietta GA
Triage Nurse LPN February 2015-August 2016
Performing assessments on clinical trial and chemo patient’s
Receive incoming triage sick calls, administering chemo injections
Performing central line dressing changes
Patient teaching/education and medication refills
Submit medical diagnosis codes for hospice, home health and infusion
Requesting prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic procedures
Processing appeals for denied authorizations and managed the utilization of specialty drugs and follow Medicare guidelines
Measure vital signs, and coordinate care between infusion center and hospital admissions department
Access medi/power ports, Perform venipuncture, triage sick calls and scheduling.
WELLSTAR, ATHERTON PLACE, Marietta GA
Charge Nurse LPN-PRN February 2015-February 2016
Shift leadership position that oversees personal care resident assistants and personal care helpers.
Oversee the resident’s day-to-day care, medication assistance/administration, and medication reconciliation and resident care plans and files.
Assist the nursing director to assure the facility is in compliance with all state rules and regulations.
Coordinate care with doctors, family, residents, and outside agencies to maintain the best possible level of health for each resident.
Acts as a designated responsible person in the absence of the manager.
Assist personal care manager with scheduling, development and supervising staff
HOMESTEAD HOSPICE, Cartersville GA October 2014-August 2015
Licensed Practical Nurse-Part-time
Provide end-of-life care to patients in their home or facility.
Assisted in planning and caring for the family and patient’s needs
Administered sublingual, by mouth, Intramuscular and subcutaneous medications
Observe for physical and emotional changes in a patient’s condition from prescribed medications and treatments. Document and report abnormal findings
Support instruct and educate family, patient and caregiver on care
Maintain the dignity of the dying patient
Hourly documentation of patient’s condition
Perform treatments such as vital signs, injections, dressing changes, accu-checks
Provide postmortem care to the expired patient
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate care for hospice patient
KAISER PERMANENTE, Kennesaw, GA March 2014-October 2014
Responsible for applying cast, splint and braces
Assist the department supervisor with daily staff assignments and making adjustments as necessary.
Responsible for staying current with orthopedic trends, care and supplies.
Responsible for setting up injections for procedure
Responsible for assisting providers with injections
Facilitate with handling problematic work situations within the department
Responsible for scheduling appointments for members
Rooming patient’s and performing vital signs
Stocking exam rooms
KAISER PERMANENTE, INTERNAL MEDICINE Falls Church, VA
Clinical Assistant December 2012-March 2014
Medical management of diabetes, hypertension, colorectal, and kidney disease
Prepare the patient for medical examination
Accurately and efficiently enter physician orders into HealthConnect system, and retrieve patient and physician information including diagnostic test results from system.
Assist with application of knee immobilizer splints, wrist splints, Velcro thumb Spica splints, cane and crutch training.
Performing hearing screening on pediatric population
Performing EKG on adults/pediatric patients, and obtaining tracings
Measuring vital signs and immediately notifying physician or other licensed health care provider of patients observed to be in distress
Keep exam and procedure rooms stocked and cleaned
Assisting with scheduling follow-up appointments and activities as recommended by the physician
Conduct outreach calls for colorectal, cervical cancer, breast cancer and hypertension screening
Conduct vision-screening tests to include visual acuity, pupil exams and corneal abrasion workup.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HOSPITAL, Washington, DC
Emergency Medical Technician August 2009-Sept 2013
Perform IV insertion and routine venipuncture, vital signs, suture removal and arterial blood gas collection, EKG, foley catheter insertion
Transport of patient specimens, orders, supplies and document as needed
Assists ER physicians with procedures, ultrasound guided IV insertion, visual acuity eye exams
Assist in monitoring mental health patients, specimen collection, and arterial blood gas test.
Replenish department stock items when required
Perform various splinting, fitting and applying pre-operative braces, ortho-glass and plaster splint, perform crutch walk education and assist with orthopedic procedure
Perform point of care glucose using the correct technique; perform controls on point of care glucose machine every 24 hours.
Provide physical comfort and emotional needs of patients and their families
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Certificate of honor with a completing GPA of 3.75 Licensed Practical nurse Program.
Awarded Loudoun Hospital Foundation and Family Nursing Scholarship (2019)
Awarded Ladies Board Nursing Scholarship (2019)
American Heart Association
BLS Certification valid through July 2014
TNCC expires 2025
REFERENCES Furnished upon request