Fully credentialed LPN who is patient focused dedicated and a compassionate nursing professional with 25 years of experience providing exceptional care for patients with many types of diseases, injuries, and health concerns. Ensures efficient, accurate, and individualized care by working with health care providers to execute strategic plans. An exceptional team leader with an aptitude for communication and collaboration.
BLS/CPR certified through American Heart Association. Licensed Practical Nursing credential
Familiarity with disease management programs
Acute and rehabilitative care
Gastroenteral nutrition education
Talented in minor surgery assistance
Diabetes, Hospice and Stroke Patient Care
Computerized charting specialist
Strong medical ethic
Successful treatment of Crohns and Collitis
Proficient with prior authorizations
11/2015 to Current
Triage nurseAlbany Gastroenterology Consultants - Albany, NYUtilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Obtained prior authorizations for medications necessary to treat patients and pre authorizations for patient procedures/tests. Phone triage. Scheduling of CAT scans, MRI's and other imaging tests as ordered by provider. Ordering labs and setting up appointments as ordered by providers. Monitoring patients on Immunomodulators and Biologics to ensure they are up to date with necessary blood work as ordered by their provider. Treatment protocols and necessary monitoring for patients with Hepatitis C. Medication refills. Use of HYXNY and electronic medical records.
06/2012 to 02/2015
Float nursePrime Care Physicians/St. Peters Healthcare partners - Albany, NYDisciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Covered over 12 different doctor's offices as needed on a daily basis through the capital region. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Ensured that all necessary labs, imaging and any other up to date tests are in patients chart prior to doctor going into see the patient. Use of electronic medical records. Use of HYXNY. Medication refills, phone triage, patient education, prior authorizations and pre auths as necessary. Scheduling patients for same day appointments.
10/2010 to 05/2012
Office nurseThe Braverman-Panza Medical Group - Albany, NYSound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Use of EMR's, phone triage, patient education, administering shots as ordered by provider, medication refills, EKG's, prior authorizations and pre-auth's as necessary.
Education and Training
Associate of Business: Word processing/BusinessJunior College of Albany - Albany, NY, USA
Licensed Practical Nurse: NursingBOCES of Albany - Albany, NY, USA