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Family Nurse Practitioner

Henderson, Nevada, United States
January 17, 2018

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Henderson, Nevada 89014

C: 702-***-****

Career Summary

Two years’ experience as a surgical staff nurse and ten years as a certified surgical first assistant with multispecialty background in a tertiary hospital in the United States. Worked for three years as a primary care physician and one year of surgical residency as a medical doctor in the Philippines.


Simmon’s College September 2015- July 2017 Boston, Massachusetts

Masters of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

International Institute of Healthcare Professions Jan. 2014 - June 2015

Boca Raton, Florida

Associate Degree in Nursing

University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center 1995- 1999

Manila, Philippines

Doctor of Medicine

De La Salle University 1992- 1995

Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Biology

License and Certifications:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nevada State Board of Nursing

Passed the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) board certification examination. License in process through Nevada Board of Nursing.

Registered Nurse Current

Nevada State Board of Nursing

Certified Surgical Assistant Current

National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants

Fellow, Othopaedic Specialty Current

National Surgical Assistant Association

Duties Performed in the United States

Surgical Staff Nurse

Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans

Conducts pre- and post-operative education

Serves as the communication liaison to family and members of the operating team

Takes and monitors patients’ vital signs

Ensures that operating on correct patient and the correct procedure is being performed

Provides basic, bedside care

Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse

Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol

Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms

Preps operating room for patient/procedure

Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology

Monitors patients’ physical and emotional well-being throughout the care continuum

Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their post-treatment home care needs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation

Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

Certified Surgical First Assistant

Determine specific equipment needed per procedure

Select and place of x-rays for reference

Assist in moving and positioning of patient

Place pneumatic tourniquet

Confirm procedure with surgeon

Drape patient within surgeon’s guidelines

Provide retraction of tissue and organs for optimal visualization with regard to tissue type and appropriate retraction instrument and/or technique

Assist in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instrument for the task, placement of ties, placement of suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or other measures as directed by the surgeon

Use electrocautery mono and bi-polar

Clamp, ligate, and cut tissue per surgeon’s directive

Maintain integrity of sterile field

Close all wound layers (fascia, subcutaneous and skin) as per surgeon’s directive

Insert drainage tubes per surgeon’s directive

Select and apply wound dressings

Assist with resuscitation of patient during cardiac arrest or other life-threatening events in the operating room

Perform any other duties or procedures incident to the surgical procedure deemed necessary and as directed by the surgeon

Surgical Procedure Assisted in the United States

Robotic: total laparoscopic hysterectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, low anterior resection, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic sacral colpopexy, and transoral robotic surgery.

Laparoscopy: cholecystectomy, appendectomy, total hysterectomy, sigmoid colectomy, low anterior resection, diagnostic, tubal ligation, and salphingoophorectomy.

Orthopedic: total joint replacement ( hip, knee and shoulder), open/ closed reduction and internal fixation, arthroscopic surgery, surgical femoral head pinning, tendon repairs, and nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel, trigger finger) procedures.

General Surgery: colostomy for malignancy and ischemia, splenectomy, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, low anterior resection, mass excision, inguinal/ umbilical hernia repair, and hemorrhoidectomy.

OB/GYN: hysterectomy, colpopexy, repair of cystocele and rectocele, tubal ligation, cesarean section, and salphingoophorectomy.

Vascular: thrombectomy, av fistula for dialysis, femoral-popliteal bypass, carotid endarterectomy, and vein stripping

ENT: tonsillectomy, parotidectomy, excision of sublingual/submandibular mass, thyroidectomy

Neurosurgery: craniotomy/ craniectomy for bleeding and tumor resection, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, anterior/ posterior cervical discectomy with fusion and instrumentation, posterior lumbar laminectomy/discectomy with fusion and instrumentation, and anterior lumbar interbody fusion, with instrumentation.

Work History

Smoke Ranch Surgery Center November 2015- Present

Nevada Spine Clinic

Las Vegas, Nevada

Surgical Staff Nurse

University Hospital- Elyria Medical Center April 2014- October 2015

Elyria, OH

Surgical First Assistant

Blanchard Valley Hospital Mar. 2007 – March 2014

Findlay, OH

Surgical First Assistant

South Green Park Medical Clinic Jan. 2004 – Oct. 2006

Manila, Philippines

Attending Physician

Commcare Clinic Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2003

Manila, Philippines

Attending Physician

Out-patient care of Pediatric, Medical and Surgical patients

Perform minor surgical procedures such as mass excision, foreign body removal, wound closure for trauma, incision and drainage/debridement

Assist in medical transport of chronically ill or trauma patients to a Tertiary hospital

Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital

Manila, Philippines Jan.2002 – Dec. 2002

Resident Physician, Department of Surgery

Accomplish a complete clinical history and physical examination

Working up patients, prescribing and administering treatment, and participating in operations

Initial evaluation and treatment of patients, participating in rounds and conferences, attending clinics, operating on level-appropriate cases in the operating room, and acting as teachers and mentors to medical students on their surgical clerkships.

Diagnose and treat out-patient and in-patient Surgical cases including Cholecystitis, Appendicitis, Bowel obstruction, Hemorrhoids, Trauma, Othopaedic, Vascular and ENT.

Presents cases to Surgical and Medical staff for Educational and training purposes


Phyllis Edwards MD

Team Leader/Supervisor

Jackson Surgical Assistants

University Hospital-Elyria Medical Center

Phone No. 440-***-****

Trevor Schmiedebusch RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA

Director, Perioperative Services

Blanchard Valley Health System

Phone No. 419-***-****

Dorothy Hadad, RN, MSN

Dean, College of Nursing

International Institute of Healthcare Professions

Phone no. 561-***-****

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