I am a healthcare provider with 20 years of experience. The last 15 years I have dedicated to cardiology. It is my passion and calling to continue in this field. I am board certified as a Clinical Cardiac Nurse Practitioner. I have extensive experience in both acute care and outpatient settings. I am highly motivated. I am a team player and work well with colleagues. I am reliable and hard working. I am able to think critically and independently. I am an advocate for my patients and believe in providing the best care that I can.
-Training and experience in management of interventional cardiology patients
-Training and experience in TAVR patients
-Training in Watchman procedure
-Training in various electrophysiology treatments and procedures
-Cardiac device interpretation and management
-Heart Failure Clinic management
Assist Cardiologist in both the hospital and office setting to provide care to patients.
Hospital Duties: Responsible for completing history and physicals, consultations, and discharge summaries. Perform daily rounds both independently and with the Cardiologist, which includes writing progress notes, ordering and reviewing diagnostic tests, and providing needed treatments for the given medical condition. Evaluate patients pre/post invasive cardiac procedures. Function as a liaison in medical decision making and communication with medical staff when Cardiologist is unavailable. Supervise stress tests. Assist Cardiologist with weekend call.
Office Duties: Independently evaluate and treat patients with various cardiac conditions; general cardiology, EP, heart failure clinic, hospital follow up, and urgent work ins. Travel with the Cardiologist to outlying clinics to help provide super clinics. Review all diagnostic tests and provide recommendation for treatment on all testing ordered by the Cardiologist and myself. Assist nursing staff with triaging patient phone calls and function as a resource for all questions needed.
Leadership: Serve as the clinical lead for the APPs. Responsible for writing the APPs schedules and approving time off as requested. I work closely with management to help resolve any APP issues. I developed the Cardiologist/APP Pod system to help better provide continuity of care for patients, on both the inpatient and outpatient settings. I am responsible for training of new APP hires.
Hospital Rotation: I worked in the the acute care setting biweekly. During my hospital rotations I performed H&Ps, discharge summaries, and daily progress notes. I ordered and interpreted results of diagnostic tests. Converse with referring physicians regarding cardiology consults. Evaluate patients pre/post invasive cardiac procedures. Assist with direct supervision and training of family practice residents during their cardiology rotation. Supervised stress tests. Coordinate the Cardiologist daily schedules, and keep track of all procedures and patient billing.
Office Rotation: Independently evaluate and treat patients with a variety of cardiac conditions, but was a main provider involved with the heart failure clinic. Supervised a variety of stress tests; nuclear, plain treadmill, stress echo, and dobutamine stress tests. Supervised the anticoagulation clinic. Reviewed all tests ordered by either the Cardiologist or myself. Served as a resource for the nursing staff, help with triage of patient calls. Staffed outreach clinics as needed.
Leadership: I developed the heart failure clinic. In addition to becoming certified in the management of heart failure, I also attended additional training specifically for the heart failure clinic. This included development of treatment protocols and educational materials, and working directly with Intermountain Medical Center Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Clinic on mutual patients.
I worked in both the hospital and office settings.
Hospital Setting: I worked directly with the Cardiologist as their case manager. This involved patient discharge planning, patient assessment and evaluation, pateint record retrieval, patient education, outside physician referral, and assisting Cardiologist with billing.
Office Duties: Telephone patient triage, initial evaluation of any urgent in-office patients, medication reconciliation, patient care and planning under direct physician guidance. Supervise nuclear, plain treadmill, stress echo, and dobutamine stress tests. Holter monitor and KOH application, download, and preliminary interpretation.
Intensive Care RN: responsible for the planning, organizing, and performance of nursing care for critically ill patients in the adult ICU and CCU. Assumed responsibility and accountability for nursing actions while providing direct patient care. Duties included coordination of plan of care with ordering physician, providing ADLs, medication administration, reassessment of cares provided, and providing patient and family education.
The Family Nurse Practition option prepares students from primary care throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. FNP courses are designed to develop critical clinical decision-making skills necessary for primary care providers working with diverse populations. Rural health issues are emphasized. The curriculum adheres to the guidelines set forth by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties (NONPF). Students are required to complete fifty-three semester hous of credit. This includes a minimum of 816 hours of clinical work.
Program provides learning opportunities for undergraduate studens in a variety of classroom and clincal settings to prepare studens to take the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine (CVNP)
American Acadaemy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
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