Fifteen years as RN with a focus in critical care, and with a newly acquired NP license in Florida, Desire a full-time nurse practitioner position in a hospital environment, with a strong desire to focus on preventative care and health education.
Skilled in conducting physical examinations
Vascular care understanding
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Computerized charting specialist
Strong medical ethic
Computerized charting specialist
Familiarity with disease management programs
Rivers Family Medicine Family Medicine.
Premcare Family Medical Center Family Medicine.
Pediatric Neurology - Pediatric Neurology Clinic.
Expresscare of Belleview- Family Practice Medical Care and Urgent Care.
Express care of Leesburg Family Practice Medical Care and Urgent Care.
CCM House Call Optumcare Home Health Care Visit.
Rapid Response Team / Code Blue 90Team.05/2014 to Current Orlando Health South Seminal HospitalLongwood, Florida
Assess the patient upon arrival to the clinical area and activate other members of the team when necessary based on clinical assessment.
Verify that the patient's attending/managing physician is called as appropriate.
Communicate with the patient's physician and provide information on the situation, background, assessment findings and recommendations.
Implement RRT protocol orders, if available and appropriate to Orlando Health RRT protocol.
Make arrangements with the Administrative Supervisor for transfer to a higher level of care if needed.
Initiate a Code Blue 90/Code Blue 45 if cardiopulmonary arrest is imminent.
Call a Stroke Alert, if applicable including completing orders per NIH guideline.
Perform a sepsis screen and communication result with Attending or Critical Care team.
Implementing Septic Protocol Treatment.
Assistant Nurse Manager02/2012 to 05/2014 Orlando Health, Dr. P. Phillip's HospitalOrlando, FL
Coordinates staffing needs and reviews coverage on a daily basis to meet patient care requirements.
Assists with the clinical evaluation of team members, completes written clinical performance evaluations team member assessments.
Participates in the hiring and evaluation of potential team members.
Monitors compliance with certifications, licenses and required education for team members.
Designs, implements and evaluates nursing models to improve the quality of service.
Utilizes evidenced based, quality clinical nursing practice consistent with nursing research, organizational and national practice standards.
Interfaces with patients and families to provide instruction, promote participation in patient care and to coordinate nursing activities.
Embraces, communicates and promotes change, Cultivates exemplary customer service throughout the unit/department.
Utilizes effective fiscal management skills and Contributes to the strategic and financial planning of the unit/department.
Identifies issues arising from individual differences and develops awareness of those issues in nursing staff, medical staff and other health care providers.
Manages various human resources functions including hiring, work assignments, coaching plans, and performance counseling.
Learning Specialist09/2011 to 02/2012 Orlando HealthOrlando, FL
Provided general and specific education to team members to be safe, competent and efficient.
Enhanced competence of all clinical team members by utilizing individual Education Action Plans and needs assessment.
Developed and coordinated orientation for the Intermediate Care Unit Collaborates with Cooperate Education to enhance competence of all clinical team members.
Planned, coordinated and evaluated unit specific programs to maintain and increase the knowledge and skills of team members.
Participates and may lead process improvement activities in their department.
Collaborates with the education department and nursing leadership team to effectively transition, and support new team members and or students.
Partners with the nursing leadership team to identify professional development needs.
Serves on hospital, practice and governance committees.
Multisystem Intensive Care Unit - Staff Nurse12/2003 to 09/2011 Dr. P. Phillips HospitalOrlando, FL
Provided and assessed patients need and developed individualized plan of care based on the patient's needs and responses.
Evaluated the patient's progress toward attaining expected outcomes.
Demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to patients with the use of Evidence Based Practices.
Severed as lead preceptor in the intensive care unit.
Provide patient care for the ventilated patient.
Administration of IV fluids, vasoactive drips and infusion of blood and blood products.
Continuous monitoring of patients with arterial lines, PA catheters SVO2 monitoring, and CCO catheters.
Severed as a lead preceptor in the Intensive Care Unit.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Nursing2017University of South FloridaTampa, FLNursing Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
Bachelor of Science: Nursing2011Walden UniversityMinneapolis, MNNursing RN to BSN program
Associate of Science: Nursing2002Cochran School of NursingYonkers, NYNursing
Associate Degree: Community Health1998Bronx Community CollegeBronx, NYCommunity Health
Activities and Honors
American Association of Nurse Practitioner 2017- Present
*The Central Florida Advance Nursing Practice Council 2015-Present
*American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2010- Present
*Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society 2010- Present
Administrative, coaching, counseling, Critical Care, customer service, financial planning, fiscal management, hiring, human resources, instruction, leadership, managing, Monitors, needs assessment, nursing, organizational, patient care, process improvement, progress, quality, research, staffing, strategic, Supervisor, plan of care, written
*Nominated for Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice 2010
Florida Nursing Association (FNA)