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Nurse Practitioner

Middleburg, OH

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Nurse Practitioner

MetroHealth Medical Center,


Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Nurse Practitioner for the Surgical Oncology and General Surgery Department.
  • Specialty in breast and colorectal cancer patients
  • Physical assessment and plan of care of new patient's
  • Care of follow up and post op patient's
  • Provide plan of care and care for wounds post op, ostomy, simple I&D's, debridement of wounds, removal of drains, seroma care
  • Oversee the patient's in the Breast Resident Clinic assuring follow up care and appropriate management.
  • Oversee the Ostomy Clinic with the Wound Specialist for post op ostomy patient's
  • Community Outreach by participating in Health Fair's to provide Breast exams and promote screening for breast and colorectal cancer. Recently Dr. Joseph received a Grant from the American Cancer Society and Walmart to promote colorectal screening.
  • Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Natalie Joseph and Dr. Jeremy Lipman at MetroHealth Medical Center

Governing Board Member

Holy Name Church Parish Council,


for Pope John Paul II Ozanam Center (food pantry) and Director of the Wellness Clinic at Holy Name 2004 to present

Parish Nurse

Holy Name Church Parish Council,


Developed a food pantry, clothing room, and Wellness Clinic

Oncology Nurse/CNS in the Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Infusion Clinic

Louis Stokes Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

2003 2009

  • Administration of chemotherapy and other agents for treatment of cancer
  • Proficient in intravenous access: peripheral, ports, boviac, and PICC lines
  • Case management of patient care for patients with all types of cancer, hematology disorders, arthritis, immune globulin deficiency disorders, anemia, and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Provide education for the patient, family members, caregivers and other nursing and ancillary staff regarding patient care needs
  • Serve as a resource person for hospital staff on 3A the Inpatient Oncology Unit
  • Strong collaboration with Multidisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care and member of the Inpatient Multidisciplinary Committee for development of the inpatient Oncology Unit
  • Coordinate the outpatient clinic day to day operation, scheduling patient assignments, ordering supplies, ordering lab work, etc.

Cancer Committee member

GI Tumor Board Metro,

2008 2008

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Staff Nurse Louis Stokes Medical Center

Inpatient Multidisciplinary Oncology Committee, Cleveland, OH

2008 2008


Parish Nurse

Holy Name Church Parish Council,

2008 2008

Expanded and developed Inpatient Oncology Unit at Parma Community Hospital 
Obtained funding to develop and implement the Broslow Express Cart for the Pediatric unit, ER, surgery, radiology, and recovery room. 
Instructional Program for nurses for the care of Respiratory Patients in Home Health Care

Tumor Board member Parma Hospital

Patient Education Committee,

2003 2005

Manager of Inpatient 3 Medical Unit

Parma Community Hospital, Parma, OH

2001 2003

  • Daily operation of the unit involving staffing, scheduling, management of staff, evaluations of staff, managing the length of stay, assuring for quality care of patients, and high patient satisfaction
  • Implemented staffing pattern of 12 hour shifts only
  • Developed and implemented the use of the Broslow Pediatric Express Cart for my unit, ER, surgery, radiology, and the recovery unit
  • Implemented that the RN staff become certified in PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Developed and implemented the Standard of Practice for Chemotherapy administration.
  • Developed an instructional program and competency for nurses to give chemotherapy on the inpatient unit and provide safe quality of care
  • During my time as manager the unit won the Patient Satisfaction Award twice, when other units have never received it.
  • Highly praised for keeping a low length of stay and flow of beds available for admissions while maintaining quality of care
  • Lead person for Multidisciplinary Rounds on the unit working with staff, social service, case manager, physicians, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietary, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, hospice, and clergy

During the time as Manager of 3 Medical, I worked part time as CNS for three physicians.
  • Standard Care Agreement with Dr. Steven Clary, Dr. Roheny. And Dr. Robertson
  • Under the Standard Care Agreement -wrote admission orders, plan of care, and discharge summaries

Case Manager Utilization Review

Parma Community Hospital Quality Department,

1999 2001

  • Case manager for a 52 bed medical surgical unit for patients with chronic disease processes of COPD, CHF, cellulites, pneumonia, diabetics with wounds, arthritis, renal failure, dialysis, urosepsis, lung cancer and other cancers, dementia, Alzheimer's, and deep vein thrombus
  • Responsibilities of case manager are to provide quality health care. decrease fragmentation, enhance client's quality of life, and contain costs
  • Collaborated with Multidisciplinary team to provide the best patient care.
  • Recruited by the Quality Department to implement the Case management model to hospital inpatient units

Case Manager on the Heart/Lung and IV team

Parma Community Hospital,

1996 1999

  • Responsible for the admission of Home Health care patients and following them until discharge
  • Demonstrated advanced physical assessment skills, patient and family teaching, instructing patient and families on medications and treatments
  • Provided care to post -op open heart, cancer patients post lobectomy, CHF, COPD, DM infections, Immune disorders, wound care
  • Proficient in intravenous access devices-peripheral IV's, PICC line, broviac, and ports
  • Developed an educational program for the nurses to improve the quality of care given to patient's with chronic obstructive lung disease
  • Collaborated with respiratory therapy in teaching nurses oxygen therapy and the use of respiratory equipment

Charge and staff nurse duties, and ACLS Instructor

Parma Community Hospital,

1984 1996

Manager and staff nurse

Immediate Care Center,

1982 1984

Medical Intensive Care Nurse

Cleveland Metro Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit,

1983 1983

1983 Cleveland Metro Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit

Charge Nurse and staff nurse Coronary Care Unit

Parma Community Hospital,

1976 1982

Charge nurse and staff nurse

St. John's Hospital on Detroit Ave,

1973 1976

Committees: Benign Breast Tumor Board Metro


MSN Post Masters in Adult Nurse Practitioner

Ursuline College Adult NP, Cleveland, OH


BSN in Nursing

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Cuyahoga Community College,


MSN in Nursing

Case Western Reserve University,

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