To obtain a position in the field of healthcare and/or nursing where I can develop professionally while providing quality health care to my patients, thereby achieving both personal and professional goals. With specialty in HIV/AIDS, and with many years of practice in Africa, I have experience in the prevention and management of many infectious diseases in primary care. Affable, loyal and dedicated individual with an ambition to succeed in any given environment; Extensive experience in the field of nursing, but willingness and skill to gain knowledge about new subjects; Accepting of challenges, regardless of the situation; Team player, whilst also working efficiently on own; Twenty years of experience in medical, surgical and primary care nursing in many health institutions.
BLS from AHA. EKG Course Completion. ACLS
Management of HIV/AIDS
Working knowledge of French language
I have participated in taking the history and managing hundreds of patients with HIV infection and various opportunistic infections in various clinics in North Carolina.
Participated in the creation of HIV groups in one of the health areas (health districts) in Cameroon as a medium of education on HIV prevention and destigmatization, and also as a weapon of communication with the local community which had a positive impact as more people opted for voluntary screening.
01/2014 to 12/2016
Nurse Practitioner HIV/AIDS specialtyDUKE SCHOOL OF NURSING － Durham, North Carolina
I am a graduate student at Duke University School of Nursing and a Duke employee.
I have completed 392 hours in clinical care of HIV and 442 clinical hours of primary care in various primary care clinics in North Carolina.
During these clinical placements, I have gained a lot of clinical experience and carried out the following activities among others under the guidance of my preceptors; Took comprehensive and problem focused health histories of patients, Performed accurate physical examination, evaluated signs and symptoms of patients including age appropriate changes noting pertinent positives and negatives, Developed appropriate differential diagnosis with rationale, Ordered appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures, interpreted results of diagnostic tests and procedures Ordered appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments Modified the plan of care during follow up after evaluating patient's response to prior interventions Provided guidance and counseling to both patients and families based on identified health promotion needs,
02/2006 to 11/2011
Nurse Anesthetist in charge of operating rooms Assessed all patients programmed for surgery during pre-anesthetic assessment to determine patient fitness for anesthesia and took appropriate measures to ensure a safe anesthesia and surgery.
Decided on the choice of anesthesia based on the patient's physical and psychological status and also on the type of surgery.
Administered local, regional and general anesthesia to thousands of patients of all ages including endotracheal intubation during general anesthesia.
Worked in the recovery room alternatively with the operating room to assist patients recovering from anesthesia.
Pain management post-surgery using narcotics.
I was responsible for rapid response to resuscitate any patient in all the units especially during the political upheavals in 2009 when there were a lot of gun-shot injuries.
I resuscitated many asphyxiated newborns and revived them successfully.
Consulted patients, made laboratory orders and prescribed treatment for many conditions such as malaria, pneumonia, Aids related complications, hypertension, musculoskeletal disorders and many other tropical diseases.
Preceptor in peripheral intravenous placement including pediatric access.
Made schedule for all the staff in the operating room including their annual vacations.
02/2002 to 02/2004
Charge NursePresbyterian Integrated Health Center
Consulted patients, made laboratory orders and prescribed medications accordingly to treat many of the endemic diseases which included malaria, typhoid fever, onchocerciasis, intestinal parasites, skin diseases, respiratory infections and many others.
Referred complicated or surgical conditions to the district hospital which was the first referral level for proper intervention.
Carried out health education in schools, religious gatherings, social groups on personal and environmental hygiene, and also to women during ante natal clinics on ante natal care and the advantages of breast feeding which greatly transformed the poor habits of the local community.
Created outreach community health posts in all the neighborhoods of the community as an innovation to improve vaccination and health coverage in the community.
Carried out home visits in the community to assess their needs with particular attention to environmental hygiene and protection of their water sources as there was no pipe borne water in the community.
Carried out vaccination of children and infants against preventable diseases such as poliomyelitis, whooping cough, measles, tetanus, and diphtheria with the administration of vitamin A, during infant welfare clinics and also in the community during outreach.
Mobilized the community towards any health activities such mass vaccination campaigns to ensure their acceptance and participation.
I raised the vaccination coverage in the community for the first time to 96% which earned the health center a brand new motor cycle from the ministry of health as a reward of hard work.
Trained community health workers who served as health facilitators in health activities in all the neighborhoods of the community served by the healthcenter.
Created HIV/AIDS groups in the community involving leaders from social groups, churches and traditionalists.
This actually despaired some of the misconceptions and stigma attached to the disease as many people accepted voluntary counseling and testing.
Conducted more than 200 deliveries and referred complicated pregnancies to the district hospital for proper management.
Carried out minor surgeries such as perineal repairs after a tear during delivery, circumcision and suturing of fresh lacerations.
Compiled weekly and monthly statistics and write monthly and yearly reports of the health center activities.
Attended monthly coordination meetings at the district health office to get information from the hierarchy and also to report any important health issues from my health area.
Monitored the outbreak of any disease of epidemic potential in the community such as cholera, meningitis, and measles and submitted weekly reports to the district office for appropriate action.
01/1994 to 01/2002
Registered NursePresbyterian Church in Cameroon Health Services
Consulted and made laboratory orders to patients, interpreted results and prescribed appropriate treatment for conditions such as malaria, cardiovascular conditions, Typhoid fever, AIDS related complications, Pneumonia, asthma amongst others.
Assisted the anesthetist in the operating room during surgery days to prepare medications and to monitor patients under anesthesia.
Participated in internal education of staff by organizing educational sessions on topics such as infection control, care of the unconscious patient, blood transfusion amongst others.
Accompanied the doctors during ward rounds and participated in making decisions about the patients care as I was the most senior registered nurse.
DNP Duke School of Nursing
Nurse ManagerDuke Medical Center
09/2012 to Current
RN, CNIIDUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL － DURHAM, NCRN, CNII Vascular Access Team Insertion of peripheral intravenous Insertion of peripheral central catheters to patients and using the ultrasound in difficult access.Insertion of PICC lines using the ultrasound and the Vasonova (venous processing system) to locate the tip of the central catheter.Placement of midlines for peripheral use.Placement of peripheral intravenous catheters in pediatrics.Troubleshoot peripherally inserted central lines for any complications such as malposition, infection, and occlusion.Accessing and de accessing portacath central lines and troubleshoot when a problem arises.
Master of Science: Adult gerontology Primary care Provider /HIV&AIDS SpecialtyDuke University School of Nursing － DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, DURHAM
2013 earning the distinction of President's List 3.8