REGISTERED STAFF NURSE- ADULT GENERAL/GI SURGICAL UNIT
Compassionate, patient centered nurse practitioner, newly certified with both the ANCC and the AANP. Almost 10 years of nursing experience in top teaching hospitals, including the last seven years at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Diverse background, with expertise in GI general surgery and oncology surgery. Over 600 clinical hours, including time at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Strong desire to work in a team based setting to achieve best possible patient outcomes.
Registered Staff Nurse- Adult General/GI Surgical Unit, 01/2007 to Current Brigham and Women's Hospital – Boston, MA Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to provide nursing care, health promotion, and education to patients undergoing GI surgical procedures during the post operative period.
Proficient in providing care for GI surgical patients; specializing in colorectal cancer, chronic irritable bowel disease, bariatric weight loss, and pancreatic cancer, as well as medical and oncology overflow patients.
Provide comprehensive wound, drain, ostomy, and wound V.A.C. care and education to patients and families.
Perform charge nurse duties, including creating patient assignments and acting as a resource for other nurses and staff.
Preceptor to newly licensed nurses and student nurses.
Registered Travel Nurse- ED Overflow Unit/Cardiac "Hot" Unit, 07/2006 to 10/2006 Washington Hospital Center – Washington, DC Using a multidisciplinary team approach, Provided direct care to patients awaiting inpatient beds and closely monitored patients who were being ruled out for myocardial infarction.
Provided extensive teaching to patients regarding health promotion and chronic diseases, including, but not limited to, diabetes, HTN, and dyslipidemia, as well as smoking cessation.
Acted as charge nurse by creating patient assignments and acting as a resource for other travel nurses and staff.
Registered Travel Nurse- Float between Specialized AIDS/TB Unit and Trauma/Brain Injury Unit, 03/2006 to 07/2006 University of California San Diego Medical Center – San Diego, CA Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to provide care to chronically ill individuals diagnosed with AIDS and/or TB, and often with DRTB.
Cared for patients on the Trauma/Brain Injury Unit. A 6 bed room connected to the Trauma Unit, specializing in brain injuries, including, but not limited to, those with seizures and TBI or tumor burden. Managed care for all 6 patients with one nursing assistant.
Provided compassionate, holistic care to patients with TBI and their family members.
Registered Staff Nurse- Acute Surgical Trauma/Ortho Unit, 12/2004 to 01/2006 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA Delivered care to complex patients, who were involved in acute trauma, using a multidisciplinary approach.
Specialty led to proficiency in care and teaching to patients and family members, of the following; external fixation device, chest tube, and tracheostomy care.
Precepted newly licensed nurses.
Performed charge nurse duties, including bed control, patient assignments, and acting as a resource for other nurses and staff.
Master of Science: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner , May 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston, MA GPA 3.95
Bachelor of Science: Nursing , May 2004 Salve Regina University - Newport, RI GPA 3.14
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA Nurse Practitioner student practicum-Pain and Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic January 2014-May 2014
Performed history and physicals on new consult patients and established patients. Collaboratively established plan of care, both therapeutic and pharmacologic, for patients, including end of life planning.
Closely worked with the primary medical, surgical, and radiation oncology teams for optimum patient care.
New Bridge on the Charles Rehab Dedham, MA Nurse Practitioner student practicum- Short Term Rehab Unit and Memory Support Unit January 2014- May 2014
Independently Performed histories and physicals on short-term rehab patients, including surgical and medical patients, for both acute visits and routine rounds.
Independently rounded on Memory Support Unit and assessed patients needing acute visits.
Independently ordered medications, procedures, and tests for preceptor cosign and interpreted test results.
Discharged patients from acute rehab to home. Filled out discharge paperwork for preceptor review and cosign and provided patient and family education on both care and medication.
Independently wrote discharge prescriptions for preceptor to review and sign. Contacted local pharmacies for special medications for facilitation of discharge and patient safety assurance.
Participated in interdisciplinary care plan meetings.
Commonwealth Care Alliance Cambridge, MA Nurse Practitioner student practicum September 2013-December 2013
Independently assessed geriatric patients, who were in this community based practice, requiring hospitalization.
Rounded with preceptor to multiple community hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabs.
Assessed, coordinated, and managed discharge planning with interdisciplinary team.
Bentley University Health Services Waltham, MA Nurse Practitioner student practicum September 2013-December 2013
Collaborated with preceptor to perform history and physicals for both acute visits and wellness/birth control visits.
Participated in team meetings and psychosocial rounds.
Harbor Health Elder Service Plan, PACE Adult Day Care Clinic Mattapan, MA Nurse practitioner student practicum January 2013-May 2013
Collaborated with PACE team to care for the elderly in their community.
Independently assessed patients, both for annual physicals and acute visits and collaborated with preceptor for plan.
Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings.
Professional Certification and Memberships
Board Certified by both the ANCC and the AANP as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner As of August 2014 Board Certified Registered Nurse Current in Massachusetts Basic Life Support and AED Certified Valid through December 2014 Sigma Theta Tau Honer Society December 2013-Present Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners March 2013-Present Massachusetts Nurses Association January 2007-Present Reiki II Certification Dovenstar Reiki Clinic volunteer, December 2008-Present