Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with advanced clinical training in orthopedic and spine surgery . Over 10 years of progressive experience in the Healthcare field. Contributes to revenue generation and increase in business through excellent care and support.
Spine, Scoliosis, and Orthopedic Surgery
Clinic, and inpatient setting treating orthopedic and spinal disorders.
Assessing, diagnosing, and planning care (ordering labs, diagnostic studies, imaging, and prescribing medications).
Treat occupational injuries, collaborate with nurse case managers, provide work restrictions, order functional capacity exams, and evaluate for return to work.
Perform in clinic joint, ligament, and trigger point injections.
Apply cast and splints.
Examine wounds and repaired lacerations with bandaging, suturing and chemical applications such as liquid adhesive.
Complete hospital rounds on post-op patients, inpatient consults, and discharge.
Take call for post-op inpatient.
Work autonomously, and collaborate with surgeon on patient care.
Coordinate referrals for specialty services and additional care as needed.
Medical-Surgical /Telemetry Unit Staff Nurse
Perform as a Registered Nurse and provided care to assigned patients on Med-Surg-Telemetry unit.
Interim charge nurse.
Perform initial admits, including complete medical history, medication reconciliation, physical examination with vial signs, and discharges.
Manage patients with chronic illness: hypertension, diabetes, renal disease/failure, abnormal cardiac rhythms, and post operative care.
Medication administration, IV therapy, parental therapy, wound care, and wound vac management.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary team.
Precept new hires, and student nurses.
Unit's superuser for electronic medical record, Paragon.
Help educate patients and family members about conditions, medication, and treatment plan.
Performed as clinical instructor for senior student nurses on medical-surgical unit.
Supervising nursing students in clinical setting adhering to university, and facility established policies, standards of care, and standards of practice.
Planned clinical experiences, and provided direct supervision and evaluation of nursing students delivering nursing care.
Provided documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course objectives.
Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member 7/2015-Present
America Association of Nurse Practitioners, Member 1/2016-Present
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Certification (June 2015-June 2020)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (June 2015-Present)
Registered Nurse-Louisiana Stated Board of Nursing (February 2010-Present)
Basic Life Support-American Heart Association, (2008-Present)
RKM Primary Care:
Physical assessment (well and sick visits) to all age groups. Managed patients with multiple diagnoses including but not limited to hypertension, diabetes, respiratory, mental health, musculoskeletal, and dermatology disorders. Medication management. Ordered labs according to diagnosis and interpretations of those labs. In-house labs: blood glucose, urine pregnancy testing, urinalysis, throat and vaginal swabs. Performed PAP smears and vaginal swabs. Discuss lab reports with patients. Patient and family education. Referred as needed.
LSU Urgent Care Clinic:
Provided care to patients across the lifespan with acute illness. Ordered appropriate diagnostic testing and interpret results. In-house labs: blood glucose, urine pregnancy test, urinalysis, and throat swabs. Diagnosis and treatment of acute diseases including but not limited to: acute respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and dermatology disorders. Performed vaginal exams, and swabs. Performed incision and drainage of abscess, foreign body removal, laceration suturing, suture removal, and fluorescein eye exam. Referred as needed.
Southern University Student Health Center:
Physical assessments with well and sick visits for adult students. Managed patients with multiple diagnosis including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, respiratory, mental health, musculoskeletal, and dermatology disorders including I&D of abscess. Vaginal exams (including PAP smears) and swabs for laboratory testing and in-house testing under the microscope. In-house labs: blood glucose, urine pregnancy test, urinalysis, and throat swabs. Discuss labs reports with patients. Patient education. Referred as needed.
Clinton Lower Health Center:
Physical assessment on the pediatric population for well and sick visits. Managed patients with multiple diagnosis but not limited to weight gain, asthma, allergies, respiratory and dermatology disorders. Kidmed screenings alone and in-house labs with interpretations. Discuss labs with patients. Patient education to parents. Referred as needed.
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