Communicative Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in private practice with over 15 years of background assisting vulnerable patients with varying degrees of mental illness and substance-alcohol dependency. I hold dual certification as both a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist from the ANCC. Well-versed in developing and implementing effective treatment plans and monitoring patient progress. Caring and compassionate professional dedicated to administering quality patient care to promote healing and health. I moved to Pensacola 3 weeks ago and continue to work in my private practice but would like to establish myself here in Florida as a professional providing care to Florida residents in need of behavioral health treatment.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic
conducted psychiatric evaluations, devised medication and behavioral treatment plans for both Children and adults
managed caseload of approximately 300 patients
electronic health records maintained
ordered medications and managed all aspects of patients behavioral health treatment
referred to clinicians for therapy and outside resources
managed caseload of approximately 400 patients in this outpatient clinic
substance use disorders, adult mental health and child mental health practitioner
provided psychiatric evaluations, diagnosed and treated with medication and behavioral treatment plans all populations
rotated as a covering provider for various programs including methadone treatment for residential clients
provided residential treatment adolescents with medication management and evaluations
worked with multi disciplinary teams to create treatment plans for all populations
Providence Hospital is part of the Sisters of Providence Health Care system based in Georgia. The hospital originally hired me as a staff nurse to work on the inpatient Psychiatric Child and Adolescent unit . While working full time there, I began graduate school with the goal of becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. During my 7 years at Providence Hospital working inpatient, I was also trained to work on the Adult inpatient Psychiatric Units, the Detox unit and then trained as House Supervisor for all 6 floors of the hospital inpatient unit.
conducted psychiatric evaluations for outpatient child, adolescent and adult patients
devised treatment plans for medication and therapy
ordered and managed medications for caseload of approximately 200 patients in the outpatient clinic Brightside For Families and Children
Providence Hospital's ART (acute residential treatment unit) and Brightside For Families and Children are part of the Providence Hospital Behavioral Health system
The ART is a 30 bed acute residential treatment program for children and adolescents where children with psychiatric illness were assigned anywhere from 1 week up to 3 months
Brightside For Families and Children is a 45 bed long termresidential unit. Latency aged and Adolescents with psychiatric illness were housed here for an average of 1 - 3 years.
During my tenure at Providence Hospital, various assignments were made for me to work at the inpatient unit for children & adolescents (CHAD Unit 4th floor Providence Hospital), the ART (acute residential program) and Brightside For Familes and Children, an outpatient clinic attached to the 45 bed residential facility. Job duties required evaluations and medication ordering and management, state custody requirements such as Rogers Orders for antipsychotic treatment of children in the state custody and coordination and care with all families/interested parties of patients, devising behavioral treatment plans with multidisciplinary teams and working with community services to coordinate outpatient discharge plans
Alpha Nu Omega Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Member
Springfield Professional Business Women Member
2010 Mercy Hospital Nurse Leader of the year
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