Rejoice Bonsu is a dedicated and patient focused Family Nurse Practitioner with proven strengths in acute patient care, staff development and patient advocacy. She displays an exceptional aptitude to deliver positive patient outcomes in a fast-paced environment while simultaneously building productive relationships. Known for exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, as well as maintaining accurate and efficient documentation.
Her work experience includes the following: Family Nurse Practitioner Fellow at the Southwest Family Clinic – Houston, TX from September 2019 to March 2020. Where she provided primary and episodic care services for patients across the lifespan to include well care, immunizations, anticipatory guidance and health promotion with a focus of preventative medicine; Perform complete health history, comprehensive and focused physical examination, and prescribe evidence-based interventions including ordering and evaluating diagnostic testing, as well as prescribing appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions; Establish diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness and implement an individualized plan of care with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention; Exhibit professionalism in triaging and responding to telephone calls from patients, families and caregivers, medical offices, and pharmacies in a timely manner while efficiently responding to emergencies; Create meaningful relationships with patients by addressing their individual health, psychosocial, educational, and cultural care needs. As a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hermann Central Staffing, Houston, Texas from 04/2019 to present & 09/2016 to 08/2018. She was responsible for support nursing as a clinical nurse on various units: Medical Surgical, Telemetry, Orthopedics, Trauma Surgical, Oncology, Rehabilitation, Neuroscience, Observation, COVID, Mother-Baby, and Transitional Care Units; Provide quality care to patients through the implementation of evidence-based nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis, interventions, and ongoing evaluation; Collaborate with health professionals and interdisciplinary team members to ensure optimal patient outcomes; Skillfully respond in urgent situations with appropriate and timely nursing interventions to ensure patient safety and optimal patient outcomes; Provide therapeutic listening, and emotional support and education to patients while providing compassionate care.
In addition she worked as a Registered Nurse / Relief Charge Nurse at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital – Houston, TX from April 2014 to September 2016. In that capacity she utilized evidence-based nursing treatment plans to ensure positive outcomes while fostering a healing and safe environment for patients; Highly skilled in code management, administration of blood and blood products, tube feedings, ostomy care, parenteral nutrition, and implementing principles of infection control as per practice protocols/physician orders; Recognize clinical changes in patient status and implement appropriate interventions with concise communication of assessment and plan of care to physician; Work closely with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members to deliver quality care and ensure optimal patient outcomes; Serve as relief charge nurse, preceptor and clinical resource to nursing staff; Contribute to evidence-based practice initiatives to advance standards of care excellence and positively impact patient by participating in the implementation of a detox program to help patients with substance abuse transition to sobriety; Recognize clinical changes in patient status and implement appropriate interventions with concise communication of assessment and plan of care to physician; Educate patients/families about medications, and disease condition and health maintenance.
Bonsu also worked as a Registered Nurse Fellow at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital – Houston, TX from September 2013 to March 2014. She was responsible for the same skills and responsibilities as described in the aforementioned Medical Surgical position.
Also as a Registered Nurse / Home Healthcare / Hospice Care at Inter-Active Healthcare Inc., Houston, Texas. She provided highly skilled home care grounded in evidence-based care guidelines and clinical knowledge for the care of home care and hospice patients; Manage end of life symptoms such as pain, dyspnea, nausea, constipation, anxiety, and depression to ensure dignity, comfort and optimal quality of life; Maintain a collaborative relationship and open communication between physicians, team members, patients and patients’ families; Evaluate, document and report patient’s response to medical and nursing interventions as noted in the plan of care; Comfortable having end of life conversations regarding goals of care; Provide therapeutic listening, and emotional support and offer spiritual assistance to patients while providing compassionate care.
She received her degree in Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Houston, TX in December 2018; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Houston, TX in May 2013; Associate Degree in Nursing from Houston Community College – Houston, TX in May 2012; Associate of Arts from the Houston Community College – Houston, TX in May 2010.
Bonsu has her advanced assessment skills and strong clinical judgment as a Nurse Practitioner; she has computer proficiencies in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and Care4 EMR; experienced in suturing; stapling; EKG interpretation; and splinting extremities.
Her certifications and licenses include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, FNP-C, issued 03/2019, current’; American Heart Association, BLS and ACLS, both current; National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), current; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, State of Texas, 03/2019, current and Registered Nurse, State of Texas, issued 08/2012, current.