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Professional Summary
Compassionate, vigilant and conscientious licensed practical nurse with an intensive clinical training of up to 540 hours, progressive experience in the direct patient residential care and in hospital settings. Experienced in intentional rehabilitative care for mental health individuals and substance abuse disorder. Attentive to details treatment plan with implementation. An action-oriented professional who is known for his skills in understanding patient's needs, assessment and management.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech): Agric-Economics 2008 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho, Oyo, Nigeria
Diploma.: Practical Nursing. 2016 Greater Lowell Technical High School Tyngsborough, MA, United States
Skill Highlights
Nursing care
Wound dressing
Ambulatory assistance
Feeding assistance
Vital signs
Catheter care
Good assessment skill.

Medication administration

IV management

Record keeping

Proficient in computer literacy Infection control

Immunization 

Specimen collection

Tracheostomy care

Professional Experience
LPN Floor Nurse 06/2017 to Current Penacook Place Haverhill, MA
Admitting new Patient into the Transitional care unit for rehab.
Delegating duties to non-licensed nursing staff and monitoring resident care.​
Performing ongoing assessments of resident's physical and mental health.​Explaining procedures, rehabilitation, and treatment protocols to Patients.​Planning and managing patient care according to each patient's needs.​  Administering PO, IM, IV, SL medication.
​Verifying that patient charts are updated promptly and accurately.​Observing and recording patients' conditions and reactions to medications and treatments.
​Discharging of Patient that have completed there planned goals and have achieved there projected outcome and ready to be discharged either to their home, LTC, or an assisted living facility. ​
Per Diem Nurse 10/2017 to Current Hunt Nursing & Rehab Center Danvers, MA
Floats from Rehab, to Longterm and Dementia floor as needed by the facility.
Administering drugs, medications, treatments, inoculations, and tests as allowed by law.
Implementing verbal physician orders and authenticating in writing, within a reasonable time, and included in the patient records.
Communicating with physicians, Nurse Practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.
Completing other tasks within the scope of Licensed Practical nurses and the program services and procedures.
Clinical Program Manager.(Substance abuse and Mental Health program). 10/2013 to 09/2016 Advocates Inc Framingham, MA
Provided support, supervision, and delivery of client services such as intake, treatment planning, intervention, evaluation, and coordination of other services to achieve client goals. 
Provided transportation to program participants as connected to treatment needs.
Participated in or facilitate group work.
Developed and document Individual Action Plans (IAPs) and reviews, outlining rehabilitative goals and interventions, which reflect program participant preference and meet established standards.
Performed interventions with program participants that address their identified goals and result in skill development.
Communicated program participant's progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes, monthly submission of progress notes and submission treatment plans as needed.
Provided crisis intervention and access emergency services.
Ensured that the client's rehabilitative treatment and clinical records meet Rehab Option Standards.
Maintained constructive and productive communications with agency staff and service providers.
Identified and addressed community integration issues for clients on caseload or as designated.
Provided on-call coverage for emergency crisis intervention and consultation.
Licenses and Certifications
  • License Practical Nurse (LPN) No-LN95393.                 August 2017.
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).                                Jan 2017.
  • Medication Administration Protocol (MAP).                   June 2016.
  • First Aid and CPR.                                                           Dec.2017.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI).                                       Oct 2016.
  • Screen Intervention Referral to treatment (SBRIT).        August 2016.
  • Substance Abuse disorder (Training).                             July 2016.           
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Objective

Recent Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, hard-working, compassionate and professionally driven seeking opportunity for continual professional growth in a psychiatric care setting.

Professional Summary

Dedicated and patient-focused with 15 years of nursing experience with accomplished special skills in a variety of clinical settings including emergency nursing, behavioral and mental health, crisis intervention, neurology, and inpatient and outpatient nursing settings.

Education
2018
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate
2012
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
Nursing-Emphasis Public Health
Master of Science in Nursing
2004
Howard University
Washington, DC
Nursing
Bachelor of Science
1997
Florida International University
Miami, FL
Health Services Administration
Bachelor of Arts
Professional Licensure and Certifications
  • Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Florida, License #APRN11002526 Exp. 04/21
  • Registered Nurse, Florida, License #RN Exp. 07/20
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), ANCC # Date 05/19
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR & AED Certification 06/19
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 02/19
  • Emergency Nurses Association Provider Course Certificate 09/22
  • PNCB Certified Pediatric Nurse since 2007
Professional Experience
September 2015 to Current
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Hollywood, FL Pediatric Emergency Staff Nurse

Assist with prioritizing and triage using the ESI rating system. Provide immediate care for patients suffering from trauma, major/minor injuries, respiratory distress/failure complaints, drug overdoses, psychiatric crisis and other illnesses. Conduct mental health status and suicide risk assessments. Assist with de-escalating hostile and aggressive patients by use of least restrictive interventions. Prepare patients for minor surgical and radiological procedures, and initiate advance treatment protocols (pain medications, EKGs, intravenous lines and blood draws, radiological exams, nebulizer treatments etc...). Assist with procedures that require sedation, stabilize patients for transfer for inpatient admission, communicate therapeutically with patients, document changes in health status and report as needed. Empowering patients and families by providing education in order to promote family health.

August 2014 to August 2015
Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Hospital Rockville, MD Pediatric Emergency Staff Nurse

Provided direct and individualized patient care based on symptoms, as well as patient history in order to implement advanced nursing protocols and care plans. Collaborated with the health care team to ensure effective patient care and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Provided immediate care for emergency services, and initiate patient education by teaching the patient and family how to manage their illness/injury by explaining post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition, and medication administration. Displayed professionalism while completing multiple urgent and emergent tasks. Floated to the adult emergency department and emergency pyschiatric/behavioral health unit as needed. 

August 2012 to July 2014
Children's National Health System Washington, DC Infection Control Practitioner

Conducted surveillance for health-care associated infections using CDC/National Healthcare Safety definitions. Oversaw, monitored, and investigated infection control practices, education, and interventions. Facilitated and participated in multi-disciplinary care delivery teams, unit practice councils, conducted mini-root cause analysis, and provide data driven action plans for infection prevention. Developed and revised infection control policies, procedures, and guidelines.

December 2010 to August 2012
Children's National Health System Washington, DC Acute Care Float RNII

Floated to all the acute care units and on-site clinics (Hematology, Gastroenterology, Medical Specialties, and Dermatology).

August 2009 to November 2010
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Float Pool Clinical Nurse II

Floated to all the general medical surgical units, including Bone Marrow Transplant unit, Emergency department, and Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

March 2008 to February 2010
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ Housewide Flex Team Clinical Nurse II (Per diem)

Floated to general pediatric units, including NICU II, PICU, Perioperative/PACU, Emergency department, Telemetry & Airway unit, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology/Neurosurgery/Orthopedics/Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit, and Bio-Behavioral unit.

September 2005 to March 2008
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ Clinical Nurse Level III

Specialized training in EEG/Epilepsy monitoring & a resource for the newly developed Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit. Preceptor for nursing students and new hired graduate RN. Viewed as a solid contributor and demonstrated full proficiency related to job expectations. Adhered to hospital policies & procedures. Provided healthcare teaching, education, discharge planning and continuity of care.

August 2005 to May 2006
Scottsdale Healthcare Shae Scottsdale, AZ Clinical Nurse (Per Diem)

Provided general pediatric medical care. Crossed trained & floated to NICU and Couplet care.

June 2004 to August 2005
Children National Medical Center Washington, DC Registered Nurse I

Demonstrated competency in recognizing variance from normal. Delegated tasks appropriately to PCT. Organized & prioritized assignments and demonstrated flexibility and willingness to change.

Post-Master's Student Clinical Rotations

Pediatrics/Adolescents Care January 2018 - April 2018

180 hours, Pediatric Emergency Department, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

  • Worked under direct supervision of a License Certified Social Worker providing psychiatric mental health assessments for patients who presented in mental health crisis, Baker Acted, or Marchman Acted
  • Interviewed patients and parents, reported suggestions to ER medical doctor, updated family and provided community referrals for outpatient psychiatric care
  • Attended meetings on alternative placement for ADHD kids and treatment team meetings for adolescence in the inpatient psychiatric unit that discussed plan of care and treatment options

Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics May 2018 - July 2018

45 hours, Reflections Wellness Center, LLC

  • Facilitated group therapy that focused on psychoeducational topics for clients with addiction and mental illness disorders to reduce maladaptive behaviors
  • Observed Psychiatrist do initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up assessments, and medication management
  • Reviewed and discussed with Psychiatrist medications, mental health diagnosis, recommendations, charting and documentation

Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics June 2018 - November 2018

375 hours, Psychiatric Assessment Emergency Center, Memorial Regional Hospital

  • Worked under direct supervision with APRN, PMHNP-BC performing mental status examinations, reviewing and interpreting laboratory results, crisis interventions, suicide screening/safe environment, and utilized my DSM-5 to determine diagnosis, and prescribing appropriate mediations
  • Utilized mental health screening tools and monitored for change in patient status that presented with alcohol or substance abuse additions
  • Collaborated with APRN, Psychiatrist and other health care team members on patient status and recommended treatment plans
  • Reviewed, educated, and administered antipsychotic injectable medications to patient with severe mental illness participating in the Long-Acting Therapy Clinic
Skill Highlights
  • Excellent teamwork and Interprofessional collaboration
  • Skilled in conducting physical and mental health examinations
  • Familiar with DSM as dated and psychopharmacology management
  • Trained in in- and out-patient care settings
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Psychiatric population familiarity
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Resourceful and quick problem solving
  • Trained in emergency/safety response
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Energetic and organized
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accurate documentation and organizational skills
  • Individual and Group therapy familiarity
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Maintain confidentiality and protecting sensitive data
  • Psychological support
Memberships
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Associations
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Professional Summary
RN with extensive experience in Home Care. Background in Med/ Surg and Critical Care. 25 years of Management and Supervision of nurses, aides and therapists.
Licenses
RN with licenses in Kentucky and Illinois. 40 years of active nursing experience including direct patient care, infection control, quality improvement, supervision and management.
Skill Highlights

Dependability 

Organization

Time Management

General nursing skills

Assessment

Education

Professional Experience
Clinical Nurse Manager Sep 2010 to Current
Lourdes Hospital Paducah, Ky Manage approximately 45 nurses for Home Care, responsible for all clinical education, quality and outcomes, scheduling for 24/7 coverage as well as personnel issues, hiring and accountability.
Transition Coordinator Jan 2007 to Apr 2010
LHC Group Lafayette , LA Traveled over United States teaching newly acquired home care agencies about Medicare, Medicaid and home care regulations as well as policies and procedures. Worked in Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon and Louisiana.
Asst. Director Jul 2000 to Jan 2007
Lane Memorial Hospital Zachary , LA

Started as a field nurse in home care, then worked in infection control, performance improvement and quality control eventually becoming Asst Director. Educated home care software to field nurses and taught Medicare/Medicaid guidelines and regulations.

Education and Training
Associate of Science, Nursing 1975 Paducah Community College Paducah, Ky Classes taken at LSU toward BS as well as Regents College.Have attended numerous courses and seminars to increase skill level of attributes for management and nursing.
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Education
  • Master of Science - Psychiatric Community Mental Health Nursing
  • Columbia University
  • New York, New York
  • 1983
Minor Nursing Education
  • Bachelor of Science - Nursing
  • Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 1978
Employment History
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • East Boston, Massachusetts
  • August 2013 to Current
  • Consultant to Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians in  PACE Program serving adults 55 and over including the chronically mentally ill and the medically frail with the goal of keeping participants healthy and independent so they can remain in the community
  • Provide consultation to multidisciplinary team regarding the pharmacological and behavioral management of dementia related problems, and evaluation and treatment of a variety of psychiatric issues / problems including depression and other major mental illnesses in the context of multiple medical co morbidities.
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  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Erickson Communities Brooksby Village- Erickson Health Medical Group
  • Peabody, Mass.
  • August 2007 to August 2013

  • Consultant to Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians in a Continuing Care Retirement Community serving over 1800 residents in independent, assisted living ( including specialized dementia assisted living ), sub acute rehab and skilled nursing facility settings.
  • Provided consultation to the multidisciplinary team regarding the pharmacologic and behavioral management of dementia related problems, and evaluation and treatment of a variety of psychiatric issues / problems including depression and other major mental illnesses in the context of multiple medical co morbidities.
  • Provided individual and family supportive psychotherapy, crisis intervention and other mental health services as needed in an outpatient medical practice and through the continuum of care.
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Evercare
  • Auburndale, Massachusetts
  • March 2000 to August 2007
  • Consultant to over 50 Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians in over 50 nursing homes.
  • Provided clinical support to the primary care team and oversight of the mental health care provided to Evercare members.
  • Provided consultation to and mentoring of Evercare NP's regarding the pharmacologic and behavioral management of dementia related problems, and evaluation and treatment of a variety of psychiatric issues / problems including depression and other major mental illnesses in the context of multiple medical co morbidities.
  • Worked with nursing home facility staff to support the Evercare model of treatment in place by providing emergency evaluation, crisis intervention, follow-up and helped identify and address facility education needs around individual cases with goal toward patient centered care.
  • Assessed and addressed broader facility specific educational needs through inservice education programs to improve quality of care.
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • January 1998 to January 2000
  • Coordinated care for all patients that the psychiatry department had delegated medical management for and worked to ensure that the mental health care provided was coordinated, efficient and cost - effective.
  • Contributed to the patient's understanding of the clinical process of care.
  • Provided clinical resource management for all patient's through the continuum of care.
  • Assisted in triage and consultation re. level of care decisions and maintained longitudinal oversight and follow-up for all high risk cases.
  • Consultant
  • Harvard Community / Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • January 1991 to January 1998
  • Assisted in development of centralized psychiatric emergency service for HCHP at the Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain.
  • Coordinated emergency evaluation and triage of members in crisis.
  • Provided emergency services to members and consulted to Arbour Hospital Crisis Service clinicians in managing difficult / problematic cases.
  • Assisted in level of care decisions, decreasing medically unnecessary inpatient stays.
  • Coordinated services with utilization management, center based mental health departments, primary and specialty care departments.
  • Assisted in evaluation of the Arbour Crisis Service program and quality and outcome measurement.
  • Assisted in the development of home based services.
  • Provided consultation to subacute and long term care facilities regarding psychopharmacologic and behavioral management of First Seniority patients.
  • Managed Care Consultant
  • Assured Health Systems
  • Burlington, Massachusetts
  • January 1988 to January 1990
  • Consultation to inpatient treatment providers in effort to expedite treatment and discharge planning to control psychiatric and substance abuse utilization.
  • Performed concurrent review; served as liaison between health care providers and third party payers.
  • Recommended redesign of third party benefits to insurer for clinically appropriate, cost effective treatment alternatives.
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Lahey Clinic Medical Center
  • Burlington, Massachusetts
  • January 1987 to January 1988
  • Coordinated emergency evaluation and triage of HMO members in crisis, provided emergency service and short-term outpatient psychiatric care to a variety of patients.
  • Provided follow-up case management services to patients who were considered at risk, in an effort to control psychiatric and substance abuse utilization.
  • Monitored and expedited inpatient treatment and coordinated aftercare of HMO patients who required psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Participated in inpatient treatment planning meetings at affiliated hospitals acting as liaison.
  • Developed utilization review policies, procedures and systems.
  • Provided on call services and consultation to the hospital ER.

  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • The Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • January 1986 to January 1987
  • 50 bed crisis oriented inpatient unit, MGH affiliate, training site for Harvard Medical School residents.
  • Responsible for treatment of 7-10 inpatients under supervision of an attending psychiatrist.
  • Completion of initial evaluation, diagnostic formulation and treatment plan development.
  • Treatment team leader and clinical supervisor to nursing staff.
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • New York, NY
  • January 1983 to January 1985
Other Professional Activities
  • Selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - U.S.Department of Health and Human Services- Provided service in Louisiana on the Katrina Assistance Team to disaster victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina- October 2006.Worked with and provided support to the American Red Cross, provided crisis intervention, evaluation / treatment and case management services as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team, addressing the needs of older adults.
  • Mass Pro- 2006-2007 : Assisted in the development of a state wide Quality Improvement Program for CMS- :"A Systems Approach to Quality Improvement in Long Term Care- Depression Screening and Treatment "- 75 Identified Nursing Home Participants
  • Columbia University- Undergraduate Nursing Program- 1983- taught in BSN program while a graduate student at Columbia working towards a minor in education.
  • Completed Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry for Advanced Practice Nurses -Specialized Health Management , Newton, Mass.  1.
Research
  • Participation in Epidemiologic Research Study: " Recent Patterns of Medication Use in the Ambulatory Adult Population of the US: The Slone Survey: acknowledgement in jama.ama- assn.org/cgi/content/full/287/3/337.