Risë Mitchell

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Omaha, NE
  • Jan 19, 2019
Full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP)

Personal Summary

I will be graduating with a Doctorate of Nurse Practice (DNP) with a focus in Psychiatric Mental Health in May 2019.  I currently have four years of RN experience and one year of CNA experience in inpatient mental health units. 

I believe knowledge and information are powerful tools.  I have taught Mental Health First Aid to community members of the Omaha Metro area, with the goal of reducing the fear and stigma associated with mental illness.

My treatment philosophy is to help people realize their potential, within their situations, and help them achieve it.  I want people to have the opportunity to excel in their roles as parents, children, students, employees, and community members.

Work Experience

Registered Nurse
Sep 2013 - Jan 2019 Veteran's Affairs Hospital

August 2016 - Present

Veterans Hospital, Omaha, NE                                                         

Staff Nurse (Part-Time), Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Services

  • Trained to provide Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) for non-violent de-escalation.
  • Provided patient care for clients on inpatient psychiatric unit, Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) and Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM).
  • RRTP: Observed and assessed patients for alteration in baseline functioning, monitored for drug and alcohol misuse, and encouraged healthy coping skills. Provided safety to Veterans on the unit by monitoring visitors, belongings brought on the unit, and overnight rounding.
  • MHICM: Provided in-home mental health care for clients with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), managed mental health care and medications for Veterans, and helped Veteran keep housing standards up to code.
  • Certified to perform Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments.

 

June 2015 – August 2016

Veterans Hospital, Omaha, NE                                             

Staff Nurse, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

  • Trained to provide Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) for non-violent de-escalation.
  • Provided care for patients with acute and chronic mental illnesses ranging from psychosis, substance withdrawal, suicidal or homicidal ideation, and self-harm tendencies in a collaborative care model between doctors, therapists, social workers, and nurses.
  • Custom care plans for Veterans based on military-related illnesses (mental and physical).
  • Observed patients for thought content, paranoia or suicidal thoughts, inappropriate behavior or behavior changes and/or reactions to medication changes.
  • Provided Charge Nurse supervision duties to ensure nursing responsibilities are completed while maintaining safety on unit for patients and staff.

September 2013 – June 2015

Veterans Hospital, Omaha, NE

Registered Nurse, Inpatient Medical Surgical Unit                                  

  • Performed nursing responsibilities to include physical and mental assessments, medication administration and monitoring, admission and discharge processes, developed patient-centered care plans, and provided education to patients and family members.
  • Performed Charge Nurse duties to delegate unit responsibilities, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, and maintain unit safety.
  • Daisy Award Nomination for customer appreciation.

 

Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Oct 2014 - Jan 2019 Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare

 

October 2014 – Present

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, Omaha, NE

Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Adult and Child Curriculum)

  • SAMHSA-sponsored program to educate professional and community members about mental health illnesses, concerns, treatments, and local resources.

Educated 472 Omaha Metro community members in Adult and Child curriculum, as of 2014.

Registered Nurse
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 Immanuel Hospital

July 2013 – September 2013

Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE                                           

Staff Nurse, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

  • Trained to use Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) for non-violent behavioral de-escalation
  • Worked with adult population
  • Observed and assessed patients for thought content, paranoia or suicidal thoughts, inappropriate behavior or behavior changes and reactions to medication changes. Collaborated with treatment team doctors, therapists, and behavioral technicians to maintain safety and therapeutic setting.
Behavioral Health Technician
May 2012 - Jul 2013 Immanuel Hospital

May 2012 – July 2013

Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE                                                      

Behavioral Health Technician, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

  • Trained to use Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) for non-violent behavioral de-escalation
  • Worked with children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations
  • Worked directly with hospitalized patients experiencing acute psychiatric illnesses. As a behavioral technician, I spent a lot of time providing supervision to maintain safety and treatment guidelines, conducted group sessions to discuss symptoms and coping strategies.

 

Public Health Technician
May 2006 - Dec 2010 US Air Force

May 2006 – December 2010

United States Air Force                                                                     

Public Health Journeyman

  • Completed Basic Military Training (BMT), USAF Hearing Conservation Certification, Public Health Apprentice, and Health Management Workshop.
  • Recognition: AF Achievement Medal, AF Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, AF Longevity Service, and AF Training Model.
  • Awards: Airman of the Quarter (2007, 2008)
  • Job details: Certified to perform audiology testing on military members, perform health and food inspections, track communicable and sexually transmitted illness in compliance with local CDC offices, track medical qualifications for deploying members, scrub enlisted members’ records for medical compliance requirements, educated military members about preventing communicable disease.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Aug 2011 - May 2013 University of Nebraska Medical Center
DNP, PMHNP
Aug 2016 - May 2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Total Years Experience

5

Skills

Nursing:

Professional, compassionate, authentic, thorough in assessment, and approachable.  Competent in behavioral assessments, formulating care plans, prescribing required medications and therapy.  Comfortable treating patients of all ages.  Enjoys challenges.

Technical:

Proficient in using programs associated with the VA to include: CPRS, BCMA, and Mental Health Suite

Experience in using programs: One Chart, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point

Personal:

I grew up as an Army Brat and have lived in several different cultures.  I believe I am non-judgmental and open-minded when it comes to providing care to people.  I enjoy learning new ways of providing care, new medications, and new therapies.