Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with several years experience at a Title X urban family planning clinic. Dedicated to work in low-income communities that lack sufficient family planning and healthcare services.
Strongly committed to providing compassionate education on safe sex practices, pregnancy options, and all methods of contraception, with particular expertise in gynecological, antepartum and postpartum care.
Masters of Science in Nursing, Concentration: Women’s Health
Columbia University, New York, NY, May 2011 - October 2013
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Columbia University, New York, NY, May 2011 - May 2012
Alumni Scholarship Recipient
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, August 2002 - May 2006
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
New York State Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health
New York State Registered Nurse
NCC Board Certified in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Public Health Solutions, MIC-Women’s Health Services, Brooklyn, NY December 2013 – Present
OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner
Perform direct patient care to reproductive-aged men and women including family planning, well-woman care, prenatal and postpartum services applying evidenced based care, and age-appropriate screening in an underserved urban family planning clinic.
Counsel on all contraceptive methods, pregnancy plans, sexually transmitted infections, preconception, health behaviors, and preventative measures.
Provide full antenatal care to both low-risk and high-risk patients, including obtain fetal heart tones via Doppler, order appropriate labs and timely ultrasounds, educate and counsel on expected, as well as dangerous pregnancy signs & symptoms, breastfeeding education, as well as what to expect during labor and delivery, and 6 week postpartum exams.
Insertion, and removal of all LARC methods: Paragard, Mirena, Skyla, and Liletta IUDs, as well as Nexplanon
Formulate treatment plans and prescribe medications on a host of infections, and disorders including, but not limited to STIs, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections.
Order and interpret labs and other diagnostic studies for both family planning and prenatal patients.
Provide TCA applications, polyp removal, and other simple procedures.
Working knowledge of Title X medical practices, professional medical billing and coding.
Women’s Health NP Clinical Experience (Total: 600 hours)
Choices Women’s Medical Center, Queens, NY June - August 2013
Provided full-scope gynecological care in a high-volume family planning and abortion clinic. Performed annual exams, counseled on and initiated various contraceptive methods, managed menstruation-related problems and concerns, screened for, educated about and treated sexually transmitted infections and vaginitis, counseled on abortion options and procedures, and provided post-abortion care. Observed Essure, IUD, and implant insertions, as well as first and second trimester elective terminations.
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Department of OB/GYN, Bronx, NY April - May 2013
Collaborated with the Director of the Women’s HIV Services to provide prenatal and postpartum care, and gynecological care to women with HIV/AIDS. Assisted in the management of abnormal PAP test results, sexually transmitted infections, and education on vaginal hygiene. Observed colposcopies and endometrial biopsies.
New York Presbyterian/ Herbert Irving Breast Oncology Services, New York, NY January - May 2013
Worked one-on-one with a women’s health nurse practitioner in the outpatient medical oncology clinic. Cared for women with breast cancer of all ages, performed thorough breast exams, and assisted with management of side effects from antineoplastic chemotherapy and hormonal agents.
Harlem Hospital, Women’s Health Service, New York, NY September - December 2012
Provided comprehensive prenatal and full-scope gynecological care, including well-woman exams in collaboration with an attending physician. Managed initial OB visits, including nutrition, smoking cessation, and screening for sexually transmitted infections and cervical abnormalities. Assisted in diagnosing and managing gynecologic pelvic disorders such as endometriosis, and adenomyosis.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
May 2008 - May 2011
Staff Research Associate, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Study coordinator for three NIH sponsored studies to determine the correlation of anatomic and physiologic imaging parameters to the molecular morphology of low-grade and high-grade gliomas. Served as chief liaison between the Department of Radiology and the Department of Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology.
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, Oregon
November 2006 - October 2007
Patient Access Services Specialist, Family Medicine Clinic
Triaged patients by telephone: after assessing described symptoms, directed patient to appropriate healthcare provider. Managed and trained new employees and administered patient health insurance transactions.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), New York, NY
June 2006 - August 2006
Public Education Intern, Reproductive Freedom Project
Researched topics such as abortion, birth control/emergency contraception, and sex education laws in the United States. Wrote summaries of recent events and court cases for the Public Education Associate.
Tompkins Square Middle School, New York, NY
January 2013 - June 2013
Volunteer Sex-Education Teacher
Co-taught comprehensive sex education to 8th grade girls in an urban public middle school. Devised lesson plans on topics such as female and male anatomy, sexuality, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and where teens can get confidential health care.
Community Outreach Centres, Kilingili, Kenya
November 2007 - February 2008
Co-managed government-sponsored health programs at 16 local primary schools treating a variety of infections and conditions. Devised a successful program of physical therapy and nutrition for an incapacitated, non-verbal, malnourished 20-year-old woman.
Barajas, R. F., Jr., Phillips, J. J., Parvataneni, R., Molinaro, A., Essock-Burns, E., Bourne, G., … Nelson, S. J. (2012). Regional variation in histopathologic features of tumor specimens from treatment-naive glioblastoma correlates with anatomic and physiologic MR Imaging. Neuro Oncol, 14(7), 942-954. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nos128
Elkhaled, A., Jalbert, L. E., Phillips, J. J., Yoshihara, H. A., Parvataneni, R., Srinivasan, R., Bourne, G., … Nelson, S. J. (2012). Magnetic resonance of 2-hydroxyglutarate in IDH1-mutated low-grade gliomas. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Sci Transl Med, 4(116), 116ra115. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002796
Srinivasan, R., Phillips, J. J., Vandenberg, S. R., Polley, M. Y., Bourne, G., Au, A., … Nelson, S. J. (2010). Ex vivo MR spectroscopic measure differentiates tumor from treatment effects in GBM. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Neuro Oncol, 12(11), 1152-1161. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq075