Provide individualized primary care to adult population with a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Strengths Compassionate, patient-centered practice Proficient interdisciplinary communication skills Independent, self-motivated learner Adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing
Adult Nurse Practitioner Practicum August 2007 to May 2009
September 2010 to CurrentAurora Health Care NURSE PRACTITIONER － MARINETTE, WI
Responsible for evaluating, diagnosing, treating and managing acute, critical, and chronic cardiology patients within both an outpatient clinic setting and inpatient hospital setting, in collaboration with the cardiologist.
Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations and assessments to determine differential diagnoses.
Responsible for ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests and studies including lab work, EKG's, echocardiograms and Lexiscan Cardiolyte stress tests for the purpose of determining patient management and treatment.
Consulting with the cardiologist as appropriate.
Prescribe, recommend and regulate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, including controlled medications when warranted.
Counsel, instruct and educate patients on their physical health and conditions, treatment options, and medications, individualizing education to meet patient needs and encouraging patient participation in developing plan of care.
August 2003 to September 2010Columbia St. Mary's REGISTERED NURSE － MILWAUKEE, WI
Performed assessments and individualized interventions for pre- and post-operative patients as well as for medical patients with complex co-morbidities.
Utilized interdisciplinary collaboration to provide safe, patient-focused care.
Enhanced problem-solving and analytical skills through incorporating organization policies and procedures, feedback, and continued education into knowledge base.
Preceptor for graduate nurses and nurse interns.
Performed unit charge nurse duties including managing unit skill mix, appropriate assignment delegation, and providing support in emergency situations.
August 2007 to December 2007CONCENTRA MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE HEALTH － Milwaukee, WI
Provided urgent and ongoing care to those with work related injuries.