Advanced Practice Nurse with 21 years of experience providing high level medical care in a variety of healthcare
settings. Focus in Oncology medicine including early diagnostic phase, acute and chronic care, health management,
and end-of-life care for the last 4 years. Strong desire to enhance my oncology knowledge and skills and return to
practice in a team environment with a strong commitment to quality patient care and professional service.
Completed ONS Post-Master's Foundation in Cancer Strong care management skills
Care Online Course - 4/16/2015
Enthusiastic quick learner
Completed ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy
Certificate Course - 10/31/2014 Strong Public Speaker
Trained in in- and out-patient care Familiar with a variety of computerized clinical
Effective quality and education program development
Marcella Jones, RN, MSN, CNP Franklin Medical Center Cell: 614-296-0004 Richard Gitomer, MD Emory Healthcare Network - President, CQO, & Director for Clinical Operations Phone: 404-686-8181.
Conduct weekly outpatient Hematology/Oncology clinic visits in collaboration with OSU Oncology Specialist.
Implemented a standardized Oncology care program for patient population to decrease time to diagnosis and.
time from diagnosis to treatment.
01/2012 to 08/2014Nurse Practitioner ODRC - Franklin Medical CenterColumbus, OH
Managed Hematology and Oncology patients requiring inpatient care for post-operative needs, symptom management for side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation, and emergent care for acute oncologic emergencies Provide medical care to inpatients with acute and chronic health conditions including post-operative care, complex wound management, and IV and antibiotic therapy Provide acute and chronic women's health services and prenatal and postnatal care management Coordinated the delivery of care for long-term and end-of-life patients.
Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Manager01/2011 to 10/2011Emory University Hospital MidtownAtlanta, GA
Coordinated medical management of complex Cardiac patients as leader for multidisciplinary care team.
Responsible for driving performance improvement efforts for all clinical quality initiatives and clinical education needs by developing education tools, coordinating process development, and establishing maintenance procedures of quality standards.
Provide clinical support to RN staff to assist in the implementation of new products, policies and procedures, and care initiatives.
Developed lifestyle-focused patient education program for Heart Failure and Post PTCA.
Quality Improvement Coordinator/NP02/2009 to 01/2011Emory University Hospital MidtownAtlanta, GA
Key member of the administrative quality strategic team that led improvement efforts to improve the hospital's quality measure scorecard from below 50th ranking to 11th in UHC rankings in less than 2 years Lead team that coordinated Core Measure Quality Improvement efforts and process development for LOS and discharge quality metrics for hospital system Developed data tracking and auditing tools and provided Concurrent Data on Core Measure Performance to nurses, physicians, and department management and hospital administrators with plans for improvement Created provider and nursing education to facilitate Core Measure Improvement initiatives.
Advance Practice Nurse/Clinical Manager02/2006 to 02/2009Dekalb MedicalLithonia, GA
Served on Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Intensive Care Units as a part of the multi-disciplinary medical management team Responsible for Unit supervision and management in collaboration with Unit Manager as a nurse administrator for 3 units Assessed, Developed, and Implemented education programs for all units Developed and Coordinated the Graduate Registered Nurse Program for new RN's Served as Joint Commission Leadership Team representative Responsible for Local, Clinical, and Department Orientation Developed and Instructed Electronic Documentation Course Responsible for initiation and evaluation of all DMC quality initiatives Served as Information Technology Clinical Liaison for computerized clinical documentation at local and system level Developed and Facilitated education for new products and services Presented education topics at both local and system education courses including Preceptor Workshops, Support Staff In-services, Medical-Surgical Essentials Course, Telemetry Course, and Critical Care Course BCLS and ACLS Instructor and local hospital BCLS/ACLS course coordinator and facilitator.
Director of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner04/2002 to 02/2006Georgia Correctional Health, LLCJonesboro, GA
Provide acute and chronic care management of inmates on site and in the infirmary, including management of hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, endocrine disorders, acute renal failure, seizure and other neurological disorders, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease conditions, mental health disorders, and post-operative care.
Manage 75+ employees in a multi-functional medical unit in a 1800-bed correctional facility Successful implementation of Staff Education and Clinical Empowerment programs Development and implementation of medical and nursing care models for patient population Responsible for Staffing, Department Budget, Supply and Resource Management, Quality Improvement, and Overall facility management Responsible for interviewing employee candidates, hiring, counseling and evaluating all employees.
12/1999 to 07/2006Nurse Practitioner Emerginet LLC - Southern Regional Medical CenterRiverdale, GA
Provide emergency care in a Level I Trauma emergency department and ambulatory care center with patient loads of 25-35 patients per shift.
Responsibilities include chest, abdominal, and orthopedic radiographic interpretation and treatment management, major and minor suture repair, and wound care.
Provided wellness and chroniccare management to indigent population including Women's Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, ad Occupational Health conditions.
01/1995 to 12/1999Registered Nurse - Telemetry/ICU-Trauma/CCU Southern Regional Medical CenterAtlanta, GA
Performed assessment and care of critically ill patients utilizing advance assessment skills, hemodynamic.
monitoring, vasoactive intravenous medications, and management of mechanical ventilation.
Coordinated Quality improvement initiatives and education for fellow staff nurses.
07/1993 to 01/1995Registered Nurse - Telemetry / Maternal-Child / Pediatrics Doctor's Hospital Augusta Regional Medical CenterAugusta, GA
Provided care to patients with multiple types of cardiac diagnoses requiring inpatient care Performed peritoneal dialysis and Tenchoff catheter exchanges Selected by hospital administration to serve on a 14 member Quality Care Team Program Cared for routine and high-risk ante-partum patients Assisted in Vaginal and Cesarean deliveries Performed post-partum and newborn care Cared for inpatient pediatric patients Developed Postpartum and Newborn Care Program for Teen Mother.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Nursing1999Emory UniversityAtlanta, GANursing
Adult/Critical Care NP/CNS CourseworkGPA: Graduated with Honors
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor SocietyGraduated with Honors
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Bachelor of Science: Nursing1993Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboro, GANursing
Ohio Board of Nursing - NP.COA.12845-NP / RN.375400-COA1
Nurse Practitioner Board Certification - Adult NP - ANCC- #0341919
AHA Basic Cardiovascular Life Support Provider
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management, mental health, Nursing, Occupational Health, ONS, Oncology, patient care, policies, process development, program development, Public Speaker, Quality, Quality Improvement, quick learner, Staffing, strategic, supervision, Telemetry, therapy, Trauma, ventilation, Workshops, wound care