Certified Nurse Practitioner with 8 years experience providing high quality primary and preventive health care to adult and elderly patients in a variety of settings including transitional care, long term care, and independent/assisted living to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
Expertise in providing primary and preventive care to adult and geriatric patients with multiple chronic co-morbidities
Execution of pharmacologic and non-pharmocologic interventions
Ordering, reviewing and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic data
Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams
Provision of patient-centered care and patient/family education with sound judgment
Maintenance of detailed documentation
Nurse Practitioner, 09/2012 to 08/2016 Allina SeniorCare Transitions – St. Paul, MN
Provided primary care to adult and elderly patients in the transitional care setting.
Worked in collaboration with a physician to assess health status, formulate differential diagnoses, identify needs, develop treatment plans, implement the plans and evaluate patient response to treatment for a variety of patient populations/conditions.
Performed admission history and physical examinations and any subsequent history and physical examinations
Performed urgent or episodic visits
Ordered rehabilitation and psychiatric evaluation and treatment including emergency room evaluation
Signed telephone orders and regulatory order renewals
Initiated appropriate resident/family teaching and counseling including discussion of the patient's condition and advance directives
Ordered and interpreted laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures to evaluate a patient's condition or response to therapy
Initiated treatment with medications and therapeutic devices in accordance with applicable State of Minnesota and Minnesota Board of Nursing regulations governing prescriptive practice
Participated as a member of the clinical practice council to discuss/implement ways to improve clinical practice.
Attended quarterly quality assurance meetings at the transitional care unit.
Participated as part of an interdisciplinary group to improve medication reconciliation processes for patient transfers from the hospital to the transitional care setting.
Participated as part of an interdisciplinary group to develop clinical care pathways (general care, COPD, elective hip/knee, CHF, MI, pneumonia and lumbar fusion) for transitional care staff to utilize as a new model to provide clinically-integrated care.
Participated as a "coding champion/super-user" for a clinical documentation improvement project.
Precepted an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner colleague that joined Allina Seniorcare.
Participated in a workgroup to help determine a process of strategic planning to establish a vision, goals, and roadmap for the SeniorCare Transitions practice to align more with Allina's overall organizational strategy which included reviewing Seniorcare's care model in partnership with Allina Health hospitals and clinics focusing attention on quality and care integration measures, exploring opportunities to support provider productivity and work-life balance and identifying infrastructure support needs.
Assisted in the development of a clinical assistant supportive role to the nurse practitioner practice. Worked with a clinical assistant daily in practice.
Participated in a quality improvement program to increase referrals to Allina homecare.
Participated as part of an interdisciplinary group in the interviewing process of Allina Health and Home Care's president.