Nurse Practitioner focused on providing quality care and maintaining direct lines of communication with patients and the entire health-care team. Superb interpersonal and leadership skills is loyal and collaborative with a steadfast commitment to quality preventative care advocacy.
Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Supported patients with customized patient teaching tools. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages. Maintained patient charts and confidential files. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, mechanical ventilation, cardiac drips, and spinal injuries.
Performed practicum training under the supervision of Dr. George Covert for a total of 576 clinical hours with 144 hours each of emphasis in Pediatrics, Women's Health, Across the Lifespan, and Adult Health. Lead implementation of computerized charting program including staff training, acting liaison between software company and clinic during transition. Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.Delivered high quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patients.Managed the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of various disorders and diseases.
Performed admission assessments and documentation, recertification of service assessments, discharge planning and education, wound care, wound vac therapy initiated and maintenances, lab draws, medication reconciliation with education and compliance assessment, patient and family education on wound care, feeding pumps, ostomy care, blood glucose monitoring, medication administration, IV antibiotic therapy including PICC line care, and post-op home care. Heavy data entry, computerized charting, communication within the group of home health nurses, and physicians from 5 different hospitals.
Began as Medical/Surgical Nurse, transferred to specialize in Surgical Nursing as charge nurse, then moved to Newborn Nursery/NICU. Computerized charting using Meditech and McKesson, admissions, discharges, collaborated work with LVN, CNA, and unit clerk staff, general floor nursing duties. Post operative care including most surgeries with the exception of heart surgeries unless floated to PCU or ICU. Floated floors included ICU, PCU, and medical. When employed in Newborn nursery was NRP certified, performed education in breast feeding and newborn care to new mothers and families.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 2015
Registered Nurse, Arkansas, since 2009
American Heart Association -ACLS
American Heart Association- BCLS
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