Erika Garcia DNP,
Family Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified
NPI: 147******* Lic. #: 123528
Family nurse practitioner seeking full time employment, four years experience, fourteen years experience in healthcare.
University of Texas at El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Lubbock, TX
MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Sigma Theta Tau
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso Community College (EPCC)
FT, Nurse Practitioner: September12, 2017- present
Dr. M. Moazam, 3913 Broaddus, El Paso, TX 79904
Primary care provider to pediatric and adult patients. Manage acute and chronic conditions, preventive medicine. Manage clinic by self 2 days out of the week. 15-20 patients a day.
FT, Nurse Practitioner: February 13, 2017- August 25, 2017
WellMed at Murchison, 1810 Murchison, El Paso, TX 79902
Provide primary care to elderly patients. Coordinate with their PCP to provide care to acute and chronic illness. See scheduled patients and walk-in patients: 10-12/day. Evaluate hospital discharged/ pre-op patients. Primary Responsibilities: Provide preventative and primary care for patients. Work with primary care physicians to provide the best care possible. Collaborate with a team along with the nursing staff to coordinate care. Assess for palliative care. Perform house visits as necessary. Routine tele-conference meetings to discuss care plans.
FT, Family Nurse Practitioner: 05-13-13 to 01-30-2017
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, 700 S. Ochoa, El Paso, TX 79901
Primary care provider in a federally funded community clinic; seeing 18-22 patients/ day in a dominant Spanish speaking facility. Provide non-urgent care to patients with acute conditions. Assess needs, diagnose, plan, prescribe, and place orders. Provide management of acute and chronic conditions, provide continuation of care along with follow-up care to post hospital discharge patients. Evaluate new and existing patients during routine follow up visits. Provides primary care, provide health promotion and maintenance, diagnose, treat, and manage the patient's preventive, acute, and chronic health problems according to guidelines. Prescribe medications and treatments according to guidelines and findings. Perform annual physical exams. Conduct office visits in Spanish and document in English using EMR. Practice alone 3 days of the week and under the supervision of a supervising physician 2 days/week. Submit charts to medical director for supervision as required by law. Work along independently and collaboratively with other health care professionals. Duties included but were not limited to performing PAP tests, GYN exams, obtaining medical histories, managing medications, focusing on the prevention of disease and illness, ordering, interpreting diagnostic studies and results. Placing referrals, delegating assignments to personnel, providing patient education, patient counseling, and continuity of care as pertinent. Perform screening tests, request laboratory test or other diagnostic study to assess the patient. Provide duty coverage as needed after regular work hours. Serve as preceptor to a medical student and a reference to newly hired NP’s. Provided diabetic teaching through Diabetic Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) course. Certified DEEP trainer. Implemented quality improvement project to improve HbA1c on uncontrolled Type 2 DM patients with excellent results.
FT, Registered Nurse II, Tel- A- Nurse, GS 0610-10-4: **-**-**-**-**-**
William Beaumont Army Medical Center-Department of Army, 5005 N. Piedras, El Paso, TX 79920
Perform telephone triaging for military families using a comprehensive protocol system tool to assess and identifying the safest course of action needed. Provide answers to health questions, medical concerns, diagnosis, treatments, and medical conditions accordingly. Provide guidance regarding newborn care, child illnesses, post- partum care as necessary. Educate on health promotion, disease management, illness prevention. Refer to appropriate level of care.
FT, Registered Nurse II, Title 38, G2 S5: **-**-**-**-**-**
El Paso VA Healthcare Clinic- Department of Veterans Affairs, 5001 N. Piedras St., El Paso, TX 79930
Care Manager, 2010-2010
Implement a pilot program to provide nursing care with a team to manage a panel of patients in a primary care setting. Implement cost-effective ways to maximize wellness, prevent illness, and manage acute and chronic diseases to attain positive health outcomes and promote healthy lifestyle changes. Provide patient education, advocate for patients, manage care, triage, identify and link patients with appropriate resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary team.
Primary Care Nurse II, 2008-2010
Provide nursing care to veterans. Perform comprehensive telephone and clinical triaging in an outpatient clinical setting. Provide patient education as an integral part of services offered. Provide nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems. Provide acute noninvasive treatment to patients in the clinical area, facilitate continuity of care through a multidisciplinary approach. Float to specialty clinics to assist with daily operations. Provide ideas on improvement and collect monthly data for performance improvement. Precept students and other nurses. Rapid team responder. Interim Nurse Manager as necessary. Member of the Nursing Professional Standing Board.
FT, Registered Nurse Level II, CCU: 03-17-06- 06-23-08
Sierra Medical Center, 1625 Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79902
Monitor and care for high acuity patients in an acute critical care cardiology unit. Care for sedated intubated patients on mechanical ventilators. Monitor and titrate different and continuous medication drips. Monitor and provide care for post surgery, diagnostic procedures, and interventions. Assist and coordinate activities in code situations. Serve as a translator/resource for staff and in patient conferences. Assist, teach, and coach peers, students, and float personnel. Assist peers in reviewing and collecting data for PI and chart audits. Float outside of service area to ICU and Telemetry. Assist in making assignments for staff. Correct staffing issues. Co-charge nurse at least once a month.
FT, Registered Nurse Level II, Med Surge Unit: 01-17-05- 03-15-06
Providence Memorial Hospital, 2001 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902
Provide patient care in an acute setting. Notify physicians of patients condition and relevant patient information. Carry out physicians orders and provide, direct, individualized client care to clients with different health problems, and diagnosis. Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate, and document nursing care. Transfer patients to appropriate level of care as ordered. Administer ordered medication. Promote, maintain, and restore clients health through collaboration and communication with doctors and allied health personnel. Inform, prepare, and provide the client for health procedures. Provide education to clients and families about health promotion and maintenance. Delegate assignments to the nursing assistant and supervise nursing students.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION
American Nurses Credentialing Center: FNP-BC
Texas Board of Nurses: APRN, Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse
American Heart Association: BLS, PALS, and ACLS Healthcare Provider
HONORS AND ORGANIZATIONAL ENROLLMENT
Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Top Nurse in El Paso, 2012
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
Alpha Chi National Honor Society
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Texas Nurse Practitioners
El Paso Area of Advanced Practice Nurses
Fluent in English and Spanish
Working knowledge of electronic medical records