Enthusiastic, personable, and compassionate family nurse practitioner. Possess excellent communication, teaching and mentoring skills. Strong background in infectious diseases. Family nurse practitioner with five years experience in diagnosing, treating and following up with patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.
While I am interested in a Family or Internal Medicine private practice environment, I am amendable to any opportunity where I can use my skills and talents; to be challenged and continue to grow professionally and personally.
Family nurse practitioner certification through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Prescriptive authority with Schedule II course completed in April, 2013. Recertification of BLS July, 2013.
-Certified with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; October, 2008
-Precepted nurse practitioner students for the past five years
-Conducted education programs for nurses in Infection Control
-Won poster award in 2008 with Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives
(OONE) for "Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare
Perform thorough physical exams, order and interpret appropriate lab results, diagnose, prescribe medications including Schedule II's, manage anticoagulation for patients along with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, interpret bone density results, administer IV Reclast/Boniva, conduct women's health including pelvic and PAPs, men's health in prostate/testicular exams, and promote health maintenance through extensive education and counseling. Manage care for residents in two skilled care nursing facilities.
Thorough physical examinations, diagnosed and managed treatment for patients, diabetic education, Lovenox teaching and managed anticoagulation, interpreted EKGs and labwork, diagnostic studies (CXRs, abdominal and bone x-rays). Managed acute and chronic health problems. Shared hospital rounds with collaborating physicians. Significant geriatric sub-population in practice.
Performed hospital rounds for Infection Disease specialists and Infection Control department. Collected and analyzed patient data for the infectious disease specialists, examined patients, collaborated with ID physicians in the management of treatment for patients with regards to antimicrobials, monitored peaks and troughs of specific antibiotics, wound care management and worked closely with infection control practitioners on hospital related infectious disease issues. Extensive antimicrobial background.
Charge nurse on a 52-bed extended care facility that administered medications, performed physical exams, managed wound care for residents, rounded with the medical director, performed assessments on nursing home residents and collaborated with their physician for outcome/plan of care, supervised nurse's aides and LPNs, delegated responsibilities to LPNs along with nurse's aides and reported health problems, abnormal lab values to patients physician along with implementing physician orders.
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