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CYNTHIA M. WASHINGTON, RN, MSN, FNP-C, MA

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Dedicated and patient-focused Nurse Practitioner with proven strengths in acute patient care, staff
development, and family advocacy.
       Exceptional capacity to multi-task: manage numerous, often competing priorities with ease
        and foster the provision of superior patient care.
       Administrative and referral experience including admissions, assessment, treatment, referral,
        and education for a wide range of patients.
       Widely recognized as an excellent care provider and patient advocate.
       Demonstrated ability to forge, lead, and motivate outstanding healthcare teams that provide
        top-quality patient care.
       Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; superior accuracy in patient history,
        charting, and other documentation.

Certifications and Proficiencies
       Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner; Advance life support; Basic life support;

       Proficiencies: Med/Surg; MICU; SICU; PACU; Cardiac Cath; Bronchoscopy; Nuclear
       Medicine; Radiology; Triple lumen CVP; AV fistulas; Care plan creation and administration;
       NG/Peg tubes; Patient/family education; Training and in-services; Clinical applications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RALPH H. JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER, CHARLESTON, SC                                     2/2002Present
Clinical Applications Coordinator (2004-Present)
Coordinates, manages, implements and maintains patient care computer programs. Serve as consultant
for providers in the application of information technology to clinical practice. Skilled in Spacelabs
bedside monitoring, 12-lead EKG, and ventilators.
    Provide strong contributions as clinical lead of the various clinical procedures projects designed
     to electronically capture data from various clinical instruments such as BBraun Dialysis
     Machines, GE EKG Carts, DMS Cardiac Catherization System, ECHO Instrument, EndoWorks
     GI and Bronch Scopes, Spacelabs Bedside Monitors, ventilators.
    Implemented and coordinated ongoing staff education program.
    Provide computerized patient record system training for over 200 attendings, fellows, residents,
     medical students, nursing students, and clinical staff annually.



Critical Care Staff Nurse (2003-2004)
Diagnose, monitor and treat patient responses to life-threatening health problems. Administer, monitor,
document and evaluate therapeutic interventions and regimens specifically to the critically ill. Provide
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interventions to include mechanical ventilation, airway management, chest tube management,
continuous and 12-Lead ECG monitoring, cardioversion/defibrillation, continuous IV drugs,
hemodynamic monitoring, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, venipuncture and radial arterial
puncture, temporary pacemaker management/Transcutaneous Pacemaker, thrombolytic therapy,
ultrafiltration, continuous epidural infusion, gastric lavage and Sengstakin/Blakemore tube management,
interpretation of laboratory values, removal of arterial lines, epidural catheters, and PA catheters.
Administration of IV conscious sedation medications. Prepared equipment and assisted physicians
during patient examinations and treatments. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully
documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.


    Maintained a high degree of accuracy to achieve optimal patient acuity monitoring.


Netcare Staff Nurse (2002-2003)
Provided care for veterans in various levels of health care to include telemetry, nursing care unit, acute
med/surg wards, bronch lab, nuclear medicine, radiology, cardiac cath lab, micu, sicu, pacu, and
observation unit. Prepared equipment and assisted physicians during patient examinations and
treatments. Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals
participating in clinical trials.
    Exhibit motivation and dedication by providing the highest quality of care to each patient
    Implemented and coordinated ongoing staff education program.

TRIDENT HEALTH SYSTEM, CHARLESTON, SC                                                       20012002
Registered Nurse
Provided care for adults on a post-surgical unit. Care encompassed medication administration, dressing
changes, post-surgical interventions, health counseling and teaching. Collaborate with patients and
family members in the implementation of the total health care regimen and execution of a medical
regimen as prescribed or authorized by a licensed provider.
    Maintained a high degree of accuracy to achieve optimal patient acuity monitoring.


RALPH H. JOHNSON VAMC, CHARLESTON, SC                                                       20002001
VA Learning Opportunities Residency
Provide care for veterans on a surgical ward and in a surgical intensive care unit with direct supervision
of a registered nurse. Gain experience in medication administration, wound care, sterile techniques, post
surgical interventions, physical assessment, and documentation.




MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON, SC                                        19942000
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Administrative Specialist
Assisted in the development of the departmental budget for each fiscal year, managed procurement
transactions, managed and coordinated personnel transactions for approximately 42 employees, acted as
liaison between the director and regulatory agencies (i.e., JCAHO, DHEC, OSHA), coordinated
activities for disaster and fire drills, updated medical center policies, developed computer databases for
the department, and maintained up-to-date computer equipment.


MILITARY EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESERVES                                                            1986 Present
Nurse Corp Officer – Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, Georgia
Systematically and continually assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of care according
to the biopsychosocial needs of the patient (i.e., growth and development, coping mechanisms,
culture, and family medical technicians and other nursing personnel).

   Additional Duties:
      Sustainment Training Officer-In-Charge (2008-Present): Manage the planning,
      coordination, facilitation, and evaluation of educational and training programs for unit
      personnel. Participate in the design, assistance, and interpretation of education policies and
      suggest appropriate procedures. Provide input to instructors for continued growth. Advise
      the Chief Nurse, Executive Officers, and Administrators on matters concerning education
      and training of unit personnel based on metrics. Promote teamwork and communication
      among squadron training entities.


       Immunizations Officer-In-Charge (2005-2008): Responsible for developing appropriate
       operating instructions for the Immunizations Clinic. Supervised assigned staff to ensure the
       program is governed according to the Air Force and unit publications. Oversee and maintain
       an environment which is conducive to safe health care practices. Provide assistance to unit
       commanders to ensure all assigned military personnel are medically ready for wartime
       missions – approximately 1800 military personnel.

       Hospital Training/Skills Lab Officer-In-Charge (2003-2004): Assess learning needs of
       nursing service personnel (Approximately 60 military personnel). Supervise development of
       educational offerings to include hospital training. Advise the Chief Nurse on all matters
       concerning training of nursing service personnel.

Air Cargo Specialist (1986-2003) – Charleston AFB, Charleston, South Carolina
Responsible for processing military personnel and cargo for transportation via military aircraft to
designated assignments. Manage and Team Lead approximately 10 enlisted members. Coordinate
training of members in accordance with the mission of the Air Force. Monitor training and career
progression of enlisted members. Evaluate employees’ performance using the Employee Performance
Rating (EPR) System. Additional Duty: Processed, managed, and monitored security clearances for
200+ military personnel.
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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  Master of Science in Nursing, MSN (2005)
  FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM
  STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY – Stony Brook, New York
  Licensure
  Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), State of South Carolina

  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN (2001)
  MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA – Charleston, South Carolina
  Licensure
  Registered Nurse (RN), State of South Carolina

  Master of Arts in Computer Resources and Information Management, MA (1993)
  WEBSTER UNIVERSITY – Missouri, Illinois

  Bachelor of Science in Office Management and Business Administration (1990)
  SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY – Orangeburg, South Carolina

  Associate of Arts in Transportation (1990)
  COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE – United States Air Force

				
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