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Vanessa Muhammad's resume (1)

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Vanessa Muhammad's resume (1)

  1. 1. Vanessa Muhammad, MA, Doctoral Student 212 W Washington Street, Loft 813 Chicago, IL 60606 (773) 447-0976 EDUCATION: Doctor of Health Administration Oct 2013 – Dec 2013 University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ Artium Magister Degree, Master of Arts, Clinical Social Work Sept. 2010 - June 2013 University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Chicago, IL Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry/Psychology June 1978 - May 1981 Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX WORK EXPERIENCE: Maternal Child Health Care Coordinator Aug 2013 - Current ACCESS Community Health Network Chicago, IL  Provide comprehensive OB Care Coordination services across multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers. Clinically manages a caseload of 150 diverse multicultural population of high-risk Medicaid/Medicare pregnant women to achieve optimal prenatal care experience.  Ensure culturally focused patient education, referral coordination, and individualized patient-driven care plan development with multidisciplinary care teams comprised of High-Risk OB/Providers, Midwife, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Case Managers and Lactation Consultants to provide optimum care coordination approach to meeting patient’s prenatal, psychosocial and case management needs.  Provide preliminary social work skills to develop client rapport; implement evidence-based guidelines to be used in patient care; anticipatory guidance in such areas as healthy relationships, nutrition, parenting, family violence dynamics, trauma, and loss and grief. Conduct Edinburgh Depression Scale screenings to determine appropriate follow up care post-emergency department, hospitalization, specialist, etc.; developing and implementing patient goals, and procuring resources. Assess and address barriers when patient has not met treatment goals.  Responsible for assisting with data collection and reporting on quality improvement efforts.  Documents/chart all patient contacts in patient record according to protocols. University of Chicago Medical Center Emergency Department March 2008 - Oct. 2010 Specialty Care Patient Advocate/Outreach Coordinator Chicago, IL  Served as liaison to physicians and healthcare providers in the optimal delivery of patient care.  Provided highly visible caring client services for ER 36-patient beds with medical home connections and primary care physicians. Featured in Medicine on the Midway magazine.  Facilitated and coordinated transfer of ER patients to Mercy Hospital and other community partners. Research Assistant Jan 2011 – June 2012 University of Illinois Department of Pediatrics Chicago, IL  Implemented and executed research activities and procedures (participant consenting/assenting, administration of semi- structured clinical interviews for two 5-year case studies that include: Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH) and Chicago Urban Resiliency Building (CURB), by recruiting adolescents (and their parent) from various clinics around the Chicagoland area that are at risk for depression. The clinical trials involved use of specific websites to determine how to best help teens build healthy lifestyles that may prevent depressive disorders. Psychotherapist Intern Oct 2011 - May 2013 CommunityHealth Chicago, IL  Provided individual psychotherapy sessions and psychosocial assessments to socio-culturally diverse adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse; clinical concerns include grief and loss, and other affective disorders.  Facilitated diabetes, health wellness, and women’s support group workshops.  Taught nutrition course for clinic fitness program.
  2. 2. Teen Parenting Initiative Intern/Co-Chair Oct 2010 - Sept 2011 Chicago Child Care Society Chicago, IL  Conducted individual and group psychotherapy sessions; provided case management and home visitations services; developed treatment plan goals and crisis intervention to a culturally diverse population of 11-15 year-old pregnant and parenting adolescents.  Linked clients with the necessary tools, resources, agencies, and programs that meet their psychosocial and psycho- educational needs.  Developed effective, sensitive, therapeutic, and empathic working alliances with individuals and groups to better assess their needs providing students with a safe and nurturing environment for developing appropriate social skills.  Effectively managed the demands of students with special needs and those with challenging behaviors providing superior support and excellent classroom management. Specialty Care Patient Advocate/Outreach Coordinator Mar 2008 - Oct 2010 University of Chicago Medical Center Emergency Department Chicago, IL  Served as liaison to physicians and healthcare providers in the optimal delivery of patient care.  Provided highly visible caring client services for ER 36-patient beds with medical home connections and primary care physicians. Featured in Medicine on the Midway magazine.  Ensured quality patient care through effectively coordinating care processes with other members of the care team to increase timely transfers/discharges and exceptional care. Co-Founder Dec 2001 - Aug 2010 Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization, Inc. (MAGIC) Chicago, IL  Co-Creator of MAGIC’s historical National Teen Test Day event, where over 2000 youth tested for HIV/ STI’s and a series of 20 other medical exams.  Experienced in coordinating annual health fairs; developing and managing successful programs and events.  Created Urban Youth Café—a 20-week program that trains apprentice chefs to develop entrepreneurial and culinary arts, skills and techniques to provide orientation to healthy cooking, including reducing health disparities, increasing household income, basic home economics, collective purchasing and on-the-job training. Assistant Mortician Feb. 2003 - Ongoing W.W. Jackson Funeral Home Chicago, IL  Preform embalming, cosmetics, and transportation for the deceased.  Manage funeral arrangements and services.  Counsel families throughout the bereavement process to ensure a compassionate, personal, and caring memorial for their loved ones.  File certified documents to ensure proper legalities are met.  Build alliances with families, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood partnerships for pre-need services. CERTIFICATIONS:  CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (Human Research Curriculum) Group 2. HSP, Social/Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel  HIPAA On-Line Training Certification  Investigator Education Certification  The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (Certificate Number: 851877)  CPR & First Aid, AED & HIV Certification  Domestic Violence Advocate Certification  Adept at EPIC, REDCap, MEDITECH, Centricity, Oracle, and Athena Electronic Health Systems