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Jessica Herraiz imageJessica Herraiz, APRN-CNP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

License:

  • Florida License APRN 11006608RN9530812

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Seven years of experience as Acute Care APRN in Medical/Surgical Thoracic Postop patients, Neurosurgical/Spine patients and Medical patients
  • Over eleven years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in a 26-bed critical care unit (Trauma, Neuro, Surgical, & Medical)
  • Charge Nurse for the nursing unit, delegating assignments, managing the workflow of the unit, and assigning tasks to others.
  • Proficient with multiple EMR applications – EPIC, Allscripts, and KBC documentation
  • Office Manager for 20-25 medical office staff

Education:

1/10 -5/2013 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Masters in Nursing – Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
8/97 -5/2002 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional Experience:

8/2020 - Present The BACK Center - APRN-CNP, Melbourne, FL
Provider for Orthopaedic Spine Center - Duties include – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in multi-disciplinary center, both Office based and Hospital based care for spine patients with some emphasis in general orthopaedics, pain rehabilitation medicine.
   
4/2019 - 8/2020 Cleveland Clinic Akron General  - APRN-CNP, Akron, OH
Inpatient provider for Neurosurgery – Duties include - Admitting, discharging, seeing new consults, rounding on floor and ICU patients, prescribing appropriate medications, ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic tests, First Assist in surgery, removal of intracranial drains, JP’s, and Hemovacs. Assist in surgery positioning, prepping, draping of the patient, retracting, suturing and closing. Also orienting new APP’s to the service, and training of APRN students.
   
11/2018 - 4/2019 Inpatient Medical Services - Alteon Health -APRN, Akron, OH
Hospitalist APP - Admitting, rounding and discharging patients. Perform comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations. Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data. Formulate a differential diagnosis. Documentation in the electronic medical record. Order and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests, including X-rays, MRI’s, Cat scans, EKG’s, and labs. Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. Facilitate the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals
   
1/2014- 11/2018 Donich Neurosurgery and Spine - APRN. Akron, OH
Inpatient and Outpatient APRN, Office Manager - Areas of practice – inpatient, outpatient and surgery, including rounding, consults, and OR first assistant. Assist with Lumbar and Cervical injections under fluoroscopy, Performs procedures – Removal of intracranial drains, JP’s, and Hemovacs. Assist in surgery - positioning, prepping, and draping of the patient. Assist with the insertion of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitors, drains, and application of skeletal traction devices.
   
6/2013- 12/2013 Cleveland Clinic - APRN, Cleveland, OH
InpatientAPRN - Responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the preoperative and postoperative Thoracic patient, including, assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status in collaboration with other health care team members. Functions independently to perform history and physical for complex acute and chronically ill. Documentation in the electronic medical record. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests, including X-rays, Cat scans, EKG’s, and labs. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. Performs procedures – Chest tube, JP, and Pleurex drain removal. Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Provides educational tools to patients and families.
5/2003- 6/2013 Summa Health System – Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
Registered Nurse – Neuro/Trauma/Surgical ICU
Direct patient care for medical, surgical, neuro, and/or trauma critically ill patients. Perform advanced nursing tasks, such as, assessments, medication administration, computer order entry, hemodynamic monitoring, assisting withconscious sedation, and respond to Code Blue calls. Other duties include:admitting and discharging patients, patient and family teaching, interdisciplinary communication, and precepting new staff and students. Role of charge nurse duties include: delegating nursing assignments, coordinate admissions, transfers, and discharges, negotiate patient, family and staff conflicts. Participate in research projects to improve patient care. Member of Clinical Practice Council.
5/2002- 5/2003 University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Registered Nurse - MSICU
Direct patient care for medical and/or surgical critically ill patients, including transplant patients (lung, pancreas, kidney, liver). Perform advanced nursing tasks, such as, assessments, medication administration, computer order entry, hemodynamic monitoring, and respond to Code Blue calls. Other duties included: admitting patients, interdisciplinary communication, and orienting new staff.

Licenses, Certification, Organization

  • Acute Care Adult Nurse Practitioner - State of Ohio and Florida
  • Register Nurse - State of Ohio and Florida
  • ANCC Certified
  • Certified BLS & ACLS
  • Member of OAAPN

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