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Nurse Practitioner Care

Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
January 16, 2018

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Professional Objective

As a nurse practitioner, the field is wide and experience are plentiful. While I have had the good fortune of a variety of experiences in the field, I have found that wound care with a vascular specialty has been the most rewarding for me. As I am looking to expand my practice to new frontiers, I find that I desire to take on more responsibility and learn new skills in caring for patients.

My current expertise is primarily in wound care which involves diagnosis, treatment and procedural intervention of wounds. These include venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, lymphatic ulcers, pressure ulcers, PAD ulceration and many other wound types. As vascular concerns are often a major precipitating cause of this, I have also had the opportunity to become well versed in various types of peripheral vascular diseases, the causes of such, and treatments, which I currently see and treat daily.

I currently have about 2 years’ experience in sclerotherapy injection with and without ultrasound guidance for care of venous insufficiency, as well as cosmetic application. I would like to expand my skills in vascular care and treatment procedures to include not only sclerotherapy, but also training and experience in RFA and more recent vena-seal type procedures.

Future goals would include not only expansion of my current skills and knowledge, as well as acquisition of new knowledge related to wound and vascular fields. In the future I plan to acquire certifications to validate my expertise and am looking for opportunity where this is valued and embraced, as well as utilized to benefit not only the practice environment, but myself as a professional.

Education

Arizona State University 2012

Master of Science in Nursing

Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in Adult Health.

Preparation of the advanced practice nurse to care for adults across the health care continuum from primary preventative care with a focus on prevention of illness and promotion of wellness.

General courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, community health and pharmacology.

Grand Canyon University 2002

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a generalized focus in care of the chronic and acutely ill individual.

Licensure

oAdvanced Practice Nurse (AZ): Original License Date of January 4, 2012

APN4353

oRegistered Nurse (AZ): Original License Date of August 14, 2002

RN119829

Certificates

Adult Nurse Practitioner – American Association Nurse Practitioners

oDEA Certificate – Copy Available

oNPI - 128*******

Work Experience

Healthfinity Adult Nurse Practitioner

Peoria, AZ June 2017 -Present

Evaluation and management of the cardiac, vascular, wound care and lymphadenopathy patient

New and Existing patient consultation

Evaluation & treatments for various levels of peripheral vascular disease

Evaluation & treatment of various wound care patients including venous stasis wounds, arterial wounds, traumatic wounds, burn wounds and other causal wounds types.

Evaluation & treatment of basic lymphadenopathy patients including referral to appropriate sources (clinics, DME referrals)

Post-surgical evaluation of various cardiac, peripheral vascular and wound patients

Life style counseling to reduce risk of disease progression

Interpretation of labs and imaging findings

Valley Vein and Vascular Adult Nurse Practitioner

Peoria, AZ September 2015 -June 2017

Evaluation and management of the vascular, wound care and lymphadenopathy patient

New and Existing patient consultation

Evaluation & treatments for various levels of peripheral vascular disease

Evaluation & treatment of various wound care patients including venous stasis wounds, arterial wounds, traumatic wounds, burn wounds and other causal wounds types.

Evaluation & treatment of basic lymphadenopathy patients including referral to appropriate sources.

Post-surgical evaluation of various vascular and wound patients

Life style counseling to reduce risk of disease progression

Interpretation of labs and imaging findings

AFC Chiropractic & Physical Medicine Adult Nurse Practitioner

Peoria, AZ July 2013 – August 2015

•Evaluation and management of the chiropractic pain management patient

Patient evaluation and intake for service

Physical therapy evaluation

DME evaluation

Large joint therapies with assistance of ultrasound.

Trigger Point Injection therapy

Basic primary care needs of the patient who prefers homeopathic approach to medicine.

Laboratory evaluation

Medication adjustment

Food sensitivity testing

Allervision Skin Testing

Matrix Medical Network Adult Nurse Practitioner

Scottsdale, AZ January 2013 – July 2013

•Work individually with the adult and geriatric population providing education and assessment of the home environment.

•Provide annual wellness checks in the home environment.

•Teaching patients and their families about chronic disease processes and medication management.

•Review medication profiles with patients and their families to assess safety and efficacy.

•Evaluation of unmet needs of the health plan member.

•Routine screening exams for conditions such as neuropathy, depression, nutritional risk and other conditions as pertinent.

Phoenix Heart Adult Nurse Practitioner

Glendale AZ May 2012 – January 2013

•Currently serve as hospital liaison performing new patient consultation, existing patient re-evaluation and discharge planning for the cardiac patient. Responsibilities include

•Assessment of the cardiac and cardiovascular patient often with multiple co-morbidities.

•Performing complete history & physical exams

•Evaluation of current laboratory values and assessment of the significance of these values

•Evaluation of effectiveness of current medication regimen with authority to adjust and titrate appropriately

•Diagnosis of chronic and acute patient issues

•Performance of exercise and chemical stress tests with interpretation of EKG portion of testing.

•Dictation and progress notes

•Discharge Planning of the cardiovascular patient

•Follow-up planning

Banner Health Registered Nurse

Glendale, AZ September 2004 – May 2012

•Worked in a critical care setting for medical, surgical, cardiovascular and neurological patient populations in a facility with over 500 beds. These settings included ICU primarily, as well as step-down progressive care units and house resource positions.

Skills Highlights

•Clinical experience

•Cardiology

•Vascular care

•Wound care

•Strong clinical judgment

•Patient counseling

•Lab result evaluation

•Health and wellness

•Conducting physical examinations

•Self-Direction

•Sclerotherapy

•Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy

•Sharp wound debridement

•Identification of appropriate wound dressings

•Ultrasound result interpretation

•Sclerotherapy

•Acute & Critical care expertise

•Culturally competent care

•Strong medical ethic

•Teaching and continuing education

•Trigger Point Injections

•Large Joint Injections

•Use of ultrasound for joint injection

•Casting

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Wound care (AAWC)

CAZNAP

Conferences/ CEU Attendance

o2017

oOpioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives – 2017 Update (2.00 hours/ 2.00 pharmacology)

o2016

oSymposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall Meeting 2016

o2015

oSkills and Procedures Workshop for Advanced Practitioners

o2014 (30.15 CEU Hours/ 10.5 Pharmacology Hours)

oJoint & Trigger Point Injection Course (8.5 Hours/ 2 Pharm)

oSafe Prescribing for Pain (1.25 hours)

oCardiovascular Consultants Educational Conference (9.2 hours)

oClinical Application of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (0.8 hours/ 0.5 Pharm)

oHow to be a Super Preceptor and Not Lose Productivity (Or Your Mind) (1.4 hours)

oPharmacology Review for Advanced Practice Nurses (8.0 hours)

oSpondylolysis and Spondylolsthesis: What the Primary Care Provider Should Know (1.00 Hours)

o2013 (13.5 CEU Hours/ 1.25 Pharmacology Hours)

oNew Strategies for Obesity Management: Risk Stratification & Long-Term Weight Control (3.75 hours)

oOveractive Bladder: AUA/ SUFU Clinical Guidelines for Primary Care Physicians (0.75)

oTreatment of the Aging Lower Face and Neck: A Master Class with Lisa Donofrio (1.5 hours)

oDeveloping and Aesthetic Treatment Plan: Evaluating Facial Anatomy(0.75 hours)

oThe New Treatment Paradigm in Obesity: Proper Pateint Selection, Assessment of Comobidities and Stepped Interventions (2.0 hours)

oReview of Clinical Nutrition: Volume 1 (1.0 hours)

oVegetarian Diets and Weight Loss (0.5 hours)

oGastrointestinal Symptoms May Be Associated with Obesity (0.25 hours)

oIn My Practice: The Art, Science, and Business of Aesthetic Medicine (1.00 hours)

oType II DM – Assessment, Treatment – Case Simulation (0.75 hours 0.5 Pharm)

oChoosing Antidepressants for Older Adults: Effective Health Care (0.5 hours/ 0.5 Pharm)

oAcute Confusion – Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment – Case Simulation (0.75 hours/ 0.25 Pharm)

o2012 (60.25 CEU Hours/ 0.9 Pharmacology Hours)

oTrigger Points in Pain Management (1.0 hours)

oAANP 27th National Conference (34.75 hours/ 0.9 Pharm)

oManagement of Hypertension in Acute Stroke (No CEU)

o14th Annual Cardiac Care Conference (Heart Beat) (8.0 hours)

oWomen and Heart Disease (1.25 hours)

oCardiovascular Care Update (15.25 hours)

Professional Goal Statement

In my career, I have been privileged to care for extraordinary people, share in a piece of their lives, know their families, and sometimes even share in their death. I have also had the great luck to share this privilege with many 2other skilled, knowledgeable and professional individuals, without whom I would not be the nurse practitioner I am today. As I move forward in my practice, my goal moving forward to is continue my current work in vascular and wound care with expansion on my current expertise.

References

Mohammed Al-Baghdadi, MD 419-***-****

Jennifer Hill, ANP 602-***-****

Brenda Geisler, FNP 480-***-****

Tammy Tyree, ACNP 602-***-****



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