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Meet Natalia Roberts, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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My Background

My name is Natalia Roberts, and I am a recently graduated Family Nurse Practitioner. I currently work at Sutter Medical Group in Internal Medicine. From working in low-income, uninsured clinics to private practices and in hospital settings, I have a wide array of unique experiences with various patient population groups. I provide compassionate and the highest quality of care to all of my patients. I am an advocate for all of my patients to have improved access, quality and cost effective health care. I am passionate about providing health education to urban communities and marginalized groups. Through my e-portfolio, I hope you learn more about me.

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Academic Experience

My Studies

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August 2017- December 2020 

Masters of Science in Nursing, Samuel Merritt University

Family Nurse Practitioner

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August 2011 - May 2016

Bachelor of Science, University of California Merced

Biological Sciences with emphasis in Human Biology

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August 2011- May 2016

Bachelor of Arts, University of California

Sociology with minor in Public Health

 

Nurse Practitioner Experience

January 2020 - December 2020

Family Nurse Practitioner Student, Brighter Beginnings Antioch

  • Conducted physical exams and health screenings from newborn to adult that included blood pressure and cholesterol checks as well as TB skin tests. Performed exams and completed paperwork for sports and camp physicals.

  • Developed targeted health education and adherence strategies for diabetes, hypertension and asthma medication regimens; educated on disease processes; and linked patients to community resources.

  • Ordered, processed, and interpreted quick-result lab tests for certain diseases such as influenza, strep, and urinary tract infections; obtained specimens for confirmation of test results with outside laboratories.

  • Performed procedures such as: pap smears, minor sutures, splints, staples, incision & drainage, and toenail removal.

  • Provided chart review including: annual screenings at the appropriate age, medications reconciliation and ensured the standard of care was met

  • Referred patients to medical specialists and coordinated patient care with social workers, case managers and mental health professionals.

  • Chart and document pertinent history of present illness, patient findings, and treatment plan

  • Conduct telehealth visits via phone with consideration to triage and addressing immediate patient concerns.

July 2020- December 2020

Nurse Practitioner in Training, The Turek Clinic

  • Conducted history and physical exams of the male, adult population

  • Educated patients about disease process and referred patients to medical specialists and coordinated care with mental health professionals 

  • Performed sterile technique and prepared each patient for surgery 

  • First assist for all surgical procedures performed in office 

  • Discussed surgical consents including risk, benefits, options of each procedure with each patient 

  • Monitor surgical patients post-operatively daily on GetWell Loop (App)

  • Ordered labs and prescribed medication

  • Medically clear patients for surgical clearance and determine what level of surgical clearance they need 

  • Collaborate with staff and other facilities to deliver the highest quality of care 

  • Delegated tasks and managed staff to perform their roles 

  • Charted and documented pertinent history of present illness, patient findings, and treatment plan

  • Provided chart review including: annual screenings at the appropriate age, medications reconciliation and ensured the standard of care was met

  • Performed circulating nurse duties in the operating room

September 2020- December 2020

Family Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine, Sutter Health

  • Conducted history and physical exams of adult and geriatric population 

  • Ordered, processed, and interpreted labs results 

  • Ordered, reviewed and prescribed medication 

  • Educated and discussed with patients about diseases process, chronic disease management, quality of life and their medication 

  • Charted and document pertinent history of present illness, patient findings, and treatment plan 

  • Conducted telehealth visits over the phone and video 

  • Referred patients to specialists and coordinated patient care with case managers, social workers and mental health professionals 

  • Performed procedures such as pap smears, suture removal, wound care, IM injections

  • Presented and discussed patient cases with other providers and specialists to evaluate treatment plans 

September 2020- December 2020

Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Medicine, Sutter Health

  • Conducted history and physical exams from newborn to geriatric age patients 

  • Ordered, processed, and interpreted labs results 

  • Ordered, reviewed and prescribed medication 

  • Educated and discussed with patients about diseases process, management, and medication 

  • Charted and document pertinent history of present illness, patient findings, and treatment plan 

  • Conducted telehealth visits over the phone and video 

  • Referred patients to specialists and coordinated patient care with case managers, social workers and mental health professionals 

  • Performed procedures such as pap smears, high vaginal swab, suture removal, wound care, nasopharyngeal COVID-19 test

  • Presented and discussed patient cases with other providers to evaluate treatment plans 

 

Work Experience

Current Roles

October 2020-Present

Registered Nurse, Roots Community Health Center

• Performed nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal COVID-19 swabbing for over 300+ patients per day

• Called and informed patients of their COVID-19 status

• Educated patients of their isolation date and provided emergency precautions

• Collaborated with other departments providing necessary referrals

• Triaged and prioritized patients based upon level of medical attention needed

• Assisted in the organization and delivery of vaccines for over 300+ patients per week

  • Performed over 300 IM Deltoid COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

Volunteer and Leadership Experience

Past Roles

June 2020-July 2020

Registered Nurse, Project Room Key

  • Performed nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal COVID-19 tests to patients

  •  Conducted physical examinations and assessments

  • Administered medication to patients and monitor them for adverse events and side effects

  • Communicated all patient observations, concerns, and changes of condition to the healthcare team

  • Respond directly to needs and concerns of patients and family members

September 2019- April 2020

School Registered Nurse, Vallejo School District

  • Perform assessments and health screenings

  • Administer medication to patients and monitor them for adverse events and side effects

  •  Providing health-related education to students and staff in both individual and group settings

  •  Overseeing infection control measures

  • Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school

  •  Provide emergency first aid treatment

  • Assist with emergency resuscitation and perform CPR as needed

  •  Coordinate referrals to private healthcare providers

  •  Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment

  •  Respond directly to needs and concerns of patients and family members

  • Work in a team-based environment and handle stressful or unpredictable situations in an organized manner

February 2019, June 2019, January 2020

Camp Nurse, The Hill Vallejo

  • Performed direct hands-on patient care including wound care, collecting vitals and performing assessments

  • Administered medication to patients and monitor them for adverse events and side effects

  • Provided emergency first aid treatment

  • Assisted with emergency resuscitation and perform CPR as needed

  • Referred campers to emergency department as needed

  • Communicated all patient observations, concerns, and changes of condition

  • Responded directly to needs and concerns of patients and family members

  • Collaborated in a team-based environment and handle stressful or unpredictable situations in an organized manner

January 2016 - May 2016

C.A.R.E Peer Educator, Violence and Sexual Prevention Program, UC Merced

  • Educated and conducted presentations to students, staff, and faculty on sexual violence prevention

  • Facilitated violence prevention programs for incoming freshmen students at UC Merced

  • Organized and planned “Changing the Rules Fair” for sexual assault awareness month in April 2016

August 2014- February 2015

Cancer Center Intern, Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center

  • Shadow Dr. Pillai and met with patients about their chemotherapy treatment

  • Rotated under radiation oncologists, nurses, medical scribes, and radiation therapists

  • Analyzed and help diagnosed patients’ cases with a tumor board comprised of oncologists, radiologists, etc.

August 2010- May 2011

Family Volunteer, George Mark Children's House

  • Spoke and directed 50+ calls/messages per day to the person he or she needed

  • Created flyers, newsletters, etc and compiled a mailing list for 350 + people

  • Organized and distributed mail, and assisted the staff in any way they needed me to do so

  • Screened and catalogued guests, and informed guests about the facility and the work the staff does at the home

  • Assisted families and nurses in taking care of their children in any capacity they need

September 2009 - June 2011

Canteen Host/ Registrar, American Red Cross

  • Administered, compiled, and executed 60+ registrations of blood donors

  • Oversaw and communicated with blood donors in the canteen area of our blood drives

  • Assisted and accommodated donors with food and beverages after giving blood 

  • Educated donors about the process of donating blood and the impact of it

 

Licenses and Certifications

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Licenses

Registered Nurse, CA , Lic No

Nurse Practitioner, CA

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Life Support for Health Care Providers

BLS - Expires January 2023

ACLS- Expires April 2023

PALS- Expires April 2023

Certifications

AANPCB- Family Nurse Practitioner
Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety
Responding to Adverse Events
Teamwork and Communication
Public Health Nurse Certification - In Process

 

Research and Publications

Research Assistant, The Turek Clinic, San Francisco, CA

 “Sperm fine-needle aspiration (FNA) mapping after failed microdissection testicular sperm extraction (TESE): location and patterns of found sperm”, PubMed, August 2018

 Research Assistant, Public Health Department, UC Merced, Merced, CA

  • Conducted and facilitated focus groups and developed surveys for the general population about the disease coccidioidomycosis for the Public Health Department of Merced County

  • Executed in creating a valley fever timeline, videos, posters, etc.

  • Investigated and reviewed academic journals and other literature about valley fever

 
 
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