Rita Gaim, APRN, FNP/C

Nurse Practitioner

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 954-397-3251

  • To obtain a position as a Nurse Practitioner, to serve families with excellent care and compassion while furthering my knowledge and expertise.
  • Utilize my knowledge and skills in diagnosing, development of treatment plans and making referrals as needed to ensure excellent patient outcomes.

Work Experience

Nurse Practitioner

Freedmen’s Health
January 2021 to July 2021

  • Perform comprehensive health assessments including medical history by committing to a sense of high integrity to ensure that patients are properly cared for
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions by remaining team-oriented to help create well-rounded treatment plans.
  • Provide education, counseling, immunizations, appropriate screening and necessary referrals.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in formulating, implementing and modifying individualized care plans to ensure optimal health outcomes.

Renal Transplant Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner

Memorial Hermann Hospital
September 2015 to December 2020

  • Facilitates patient care as case manager for transplant patients post-discharge, and for an indefinite period of time as determined by the multidisciplinary transplant team.
  • Perform comprehensive history and physical examinations.
  • Provide education, counseling, immunizations, appropriate screening and necessary referrals.
  • Review and analyze patient’s history, assessment and all critical clinical data in the development of a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Provides coordination of patient care and facilitates organ acquisition and transplantation through effective performance of on-call responsibilities in collaboration with transplant physicians.

Ben Taub General Hospital Nurse Clinician III

Mercy Health Partners
December 2013 to September 2015

4/2012-12/2013

  • Provide direct quality care to patients including assessment, monitoring, documenting, and evaluating of medical condition.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in formulating, implementing and modifying individualized care plans to ensure optimal health outcomes.
  • Educate patients, and caregivers on medication self-administration, disease self-management, and lifestyle management to sustain the recovery process after discharge from the hospital.
  • Provide professional comfort and emotional support to patients, families and caregivers to reduce anxiety in stressful situations; leverage interpersonal skills to counsel and provide relief from fear, anger or grief.
  • Serve as a graduate nurse preceptor bridging the gap between the classroom and clinical area to prepare the new nurse to practice safe, and quality nursing care independently.
  • Serve as charge nurse, responsible for ensuring each patient’s smooth transition onto the unit, quality nursing care and proper staffing for the next shift.

Education

MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner

Prairie View A&M University – Houston, TX
May 2017

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
May 2013

Skills

  • Nursing
  • Epic
  • Hospital Experience
  • Medical Imaging
  • Primary Care Experience
  • EMR Systems
  • Cerner
  • Patient Care
  • Medication Administration
  • Vital Signs
  • Venipuncture
  • Home Care
  • ICD-10
  • Microsoft Powerpoint

Certifications and Licenses

RN License
APRN
Certified Nurse Practitioner
BLS Certification
ACLS Certification

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