Certified Family Nurse Practitioner | Clinical Researcher | Team Leader Offer 15+ years of direct patient care experience, the past 6 of which have been spent at one of the country's largest allergy practices. Combine clinical experience with extensive involvement in research studies, and, in recent years, have served as a sub-investigator on 20+ studies. Solid academic foundation with ongoing development, strong certifications and credentials, and recognition for excellence in nursing through professional and academic honors. Proficient user of MS Office, TouchChart EMR, eScribe, and Kronos.
Family Nurse Practitioner January 2007 to CurrentThe Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center － Knoxville, TN
Collaborate with a team of multidisciplinary specialists--board certified in infant, pediatric, adolescent, and adult allergy, asthma, and immunology--to care for patients with allergies, asthma, or sinus problems.
Serve as an FNP for one of the country's largest and most established allergy practices--30 physicians in 20 offices and 3 states--not only providing for the opportunity to work alongside the most talented clinicians, but also providing for the management of patients who seek the support of a seasoned practice.
Diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of allergies, asthma, and chronic sinus conditions; order and interpret CT sinus, lab, and x-ray reports.
Work directly with Dr.
Overholt, MD--practice founder--requiring the highest level of clinical acumen and the ability to manage a high volume of patients.
Specialize in adult and adolescent allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology, managing patients independently in accordance with GCPs.
Gained invaluable experience guided by Dr.
Overholt who served as the past president of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine; fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; a regular health commentator for the local NBC station; and host of the popular "Dr.
Bob Show." Assisted as a sub-investigator in clinical research studies, conducting patient interviews to gather data, and completing documentation of drug interactions and treatment effectiveness.
Sub-Investigator January 2007 to Current
Completed 20+ research studies in the areas of allergies, asthma, COPD, hypertension, oncology, renal, HAE, CIU,.
and atopic dermatology.
Involved in in-depth studies on drug efficacy and safety.
Full summary available.
Family Nurse Practitioner January 2006 to January 2007Oak Ridge Neurosurgery － Oak Ridge, TN
Performed in a surgical assistant capacity, supporting operating room procedures, and reviewing and interpreting.
x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.
Provided assistance within the office environment including documentation and triage.
Performed before- and after-surgery rounds with physicians, assessing post-operative patient conditions, connecting with patients to build relationships, and optimizing surgical and treatment outcomes.
Clinical Research Coordinator January 2005 to January 2006Renal Medical Associates
Coordinated research studies with Amgen, Covance, Luitpold, and Immunicon Pharmaceuticals.
January 2005Summit Medical Group
Performed chart audits to collect data for the "ALIVE" study.
Registered Nurse January 2003 to January 2006Baptist Hospital West － Knoxville, TN
Worked within the ICU, ER, and Cath Lab; assisted with special procedures; and served as a house supervisor in.
leading team to advocate for, and respond to, patients' needs.
Provided cardiac monitoring during moderate.
sedation, assisting techs and physicians during IVC filter, angioplasty, and stent placement procedures.
medical supplies and equipment inventory, purchased new stock when needed, and managed drug par levels.
Supported the opening of a new boutique hospital facility by ordering supplies; increasing staff awareness of cost control techniques; and establishing first-time systems, processes, and protocols.
Increased organizational efficiencies and clinical effectiveness by developing electronic tools for staff, creating standardized forms, and identifying professional development opportunities.
Provided ad hoc support to CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, and Medical Imaging, supporting biopsy procedures, assisting with obtaining peripheral access, and performing general patient care.
Maintained monthly logs of team members participating in the "Step-To-It" wellness program.
January 1999 to January 2003
serving as a shift leader during the latter position, delegating workflow, troubleshooting issues, and serving as a key resource for staff.
Provided cardiac monitoring during the administration of conscious sedation for bronchoscopy and transesophageal echocardiograms; performed tilt table tests and cardiolite stress tests.
Managed assignments within the Cardiac Diagnostics unit, ensuring appropriate delegation of workflow, supporting team members with direct patient care, and meeting with supervisors weekly to review metrics.
Assisted with recruitment and selection of talented clinicians, in addition to the onboarding of new staff.
Foundational experience as an RN with a home health agency, managing patient care by assessing home health needs, evaluating treatment outcomes, and collaborating with physicians to optimize care planning.
Registered Nurse January 1997 to January 2003Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center － Knoxville, TN
January 1997 to January 1999Emergency Department
Master of Science : Nursing, 2006Carson-Newman College － Jefferson City, TNGPA: Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Mu Chapter | Rho Mu Graduate ScholarshipNursing Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Mu Chapter | Rho Mu Graduate Scholarship
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 1997The University of Alabama － Tuscaloosa, ALNursing
Associate of Applied Science : Nursing, 1996Shelton State Community College － Tuscaloosa, ALNursing
Associate of Science : Nursing, 1996Nursing National Collegiate Nursing Award | Student Nurses Association Vice President Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Clinical Research Training, NIH Clinical Center Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Curriculum, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certified Professional Medical Auditor, National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Specialists, 2007-2008
"The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma" Research Day, Carson-Newman College, 2006 Affiliations Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Tennessee Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
ad, allergies, agency, care planning, Clinical Research, cost control, dermatology, documentation, equipment inventory, forms, GCP, Good Clinical Practice, home health, Imaging, Immunology, managing, access, office, Nursing, oncology, organizational, patient care, direct patient, treat patients, processes, protocols, recruitment, research, safety, supervisor, surgery, triage, troubleshooting, Ultrasound, workflow, x-rays, x-ray
Presentation "The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma" Research Day, Carson-Newman College, 2006 Affiliations Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Tennessee Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Master of Science : Nursing , 2006 Bachelor of Science : Nursing , 1997 Associate of Applied Science : Nursing , 1996 Associate of Science : Nursing , 1996 Clinical Research Training, NIH Clinical Center Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Curriculum, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certified Professional Medical Auditor, National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Specialists, 2007-2008
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