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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Posted:
April 12, 2018

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Lydia Ann Smith

Address: **** ***** **. ***** ****, CA 95403 E-mail: ac434f@r.postjobfree.com Mobile: 562-***-****

Education

San Jose State/Fresno State-San Jose, CA

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Post-Masters Program (online) Fall 2017-currently enrolled

Two year CCNE accredited Doctorate of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program including a strong science curriculum. Currently enrolled in Biostatistics using SPSS software, Theory, and Diversity. The focus of this program is applying evidence from the literature into advanced practice.

San Francisco State University-San Francisco, CA

Masters of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner Program graduated 2017

Two year CCNE accredited Masters of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program including a strong science curriculum. Obtained NP certification through AANP, furnishing license with schedule II privileges and NP I.D. number current.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh, PA

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner Program Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Three year CCNE accredited Doctorate of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner program including a strong science curriculum. Last classes taken include Finance, Adult Acute and Chronic Management of Complex Health Problems, Adult Acute and Chronic Management clinical, and Adolescent Health Management.

Graduate of Azusa Pacific University-Azusa, CA

BSN Nursing Program Fall 2006-Spring 2009

Three year CCNE accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program including a strong science curriculum, statistics, health assessment, Nursing Research, Human Diversity, Psychology, and numerous clinical including Medical Surgical, Obstetrics, Rehabilitation Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Pediatrics, Critical Care, and Community Health Nursing. Included a study abroad in South Africa during Community Health rotation.

Biola University-La Mirada, CA

Pre-requisite coursework for Nursing and Torrey Honors Program Fall 2003-Summer 2005

Two years of pre-requisite nursing courses including Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology. Coursework for the Torrey Honors Great Books Program included philosophy, history, and religion through discussion, reading, extensive writing, participation in Socratic dialogue, and mentorship with a tutor.

Nurse pracitioner clinical rotations

Nurse Practitioner Student Rotation at Stanford Hospital –Palo Alto, CA

NP student on cardiology unit at TAVR clinic at Stanford August 2016

Clinical rotation doing consultations for transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients, evaluating pre-procedure to determine if eligible, and post-procedure to evaluate improvement in quality of life for the patient.

Nurse Practitioner Rotation with Dr. Schultz Private Practice –Los Gatos and San Jose, CA

NP student working with MD Dr. Schultz in her primary care practice Summer 2016

Primary care rotation working with MD in her private practice seeing primary care patients for management of both acute and chronic health issues. Includes taking a thorough history and physical, creating an assessment and plan that includes treatment through medications and a variety of laboratory and diagnostic tests.

Nurse Practitioner Podiatry Rotation at San Francisco General/UCSF –San Francisco, CA

NP student working with NP who runs Podiatry clinic January-May 2016

Podiatry rotation assessing primarily diabetic patients’ feet, cutting toenails of patients with special tools, assessing patients for neuropathy, using Doppler to assess for pulses in patients who have poor perfusion, doing wound care, assessing and referring patients for orthopedic and podiatry surgeries as well as ordering appropriate foot wear modifications for patients.

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Rotation at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center–Pittsburgh, PA

NP student working with NP in UPMC Primary Care Practice Spring semester 2014

Assessing and providing history, physical, assessment and plan for primary care patients with a variety of both acute and chronic illnesses. Trained in understanding of medications, ordering tests and labs for patients as appropriate.

Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Rotation at FQHC–Pittsburgh, PA

NP student working with NP in Primary Care Community Clinic Fall semester 2013

Assessing and providing history, physical, assessment and plan for primary care patients with a variety of both acute and chronic illnesses. Trained in understanding of medications, ordering tests and labs for patients as appropriate. Learned culturally appropriate care for African American patients, including important differences in prescriptions, this population was the majority at this particular clinic.

Professional experience

Prohealth Hospice, Santa Clara County, CA

Hospice RN Case Manager March 2017-March 2018

Case manages individual patients coordinating their care with social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and their primary care doctor as well as other doctors of various specialties

Performs wound care for a variety of wound types including surgical wounds, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds. Inserts Foley and suprapubic catheters, teaches on urinary and Foley care to prevent infection.

Performs blood draws and teaches patients how to use their glucometers, checks patients INR for anticoagulant monitoring. Performs head to toe assessments for monitoring patients needs.

Teaches patients and families about their medications and conditions including Congestive Heart Failure, diabetes, COPD, post surgical care and a variety of other illnesses after patient hospitalizations. Teaches fall prevention for elderly patients.

Manages hospice patients who are dying which includes coordinating and teaching family members how to use medications such as Morphine, Ativan and other pertinent medications to relieve symptoms of death and dying for their loved one. Coordinates care with pharmacy, DME companies, assisted living and board and care homes, caregivers, and family members.

Gentiva Home Health, Santa Clara County, CA

Home Health RN Case Manager Aug 2016-February 2017

Case manages individual patients coordinating their care with social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and their primary care doctor as well as other doctors of various specialties

Performs wound care for a variety of wound types including surgical wounds, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds. Inserts Foley and suprapubic catheters, teaches on urinary and Foley care to prevent infection.

Performs blood draws and teaches patients how to use their glucometers, checks patients INR for anticoagulant monitoring. Performs head to toe assessments for monitoring patients needs.

Teaches patients and families about their medications and conditions including Congestive Heart Failure, diabetes, COPD, post surgical care and a variety of other illnesses after patient hospitalizations. Teaches fall prevention for elderly patients.

Amara Home Health and Hospice, Santa Clara County, CA

Home Health and Hospice RN Case Manager Aug 2015-Aug 2016

Case manages individual patients coordinating their care with social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and their primary care doctor as well as other doctors of various specialties

Performs wound care for a variety of wound types including surgical wounds, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds. Inserts Foley and suprapubic catheters, teaches on urinary and Foley care to prevent infection.

Performs blood draws and teaches patients how to use their glucometers, checks patients INR for anticoagulant monitoring. Performs head to toe assessments for monitoring patients needs.

Teaches patients and families about their medications and conditions including Congestive Heart Failure, diabetes, COPD, post surgical care and a variety of other illnesses after patient hospitalizations. Teaches fall prevention for elderly patients.

Manages hospice patients who are dying which includes coordinating and teaching family members how to use medications such as Morphine, Ativan and other pertinent medications to relieve symptoms of death and dying for their loved one. Coordinates care with pharmacy, DME companies, assisted living and board and care homes, caregivers, and family members.

Aya and Core Medical Travel Nursing for St. Joseph Memorial Care Home Health-Sonoma, San Jose & Santa Cruz, CA

Home Health RN Case Manager June 2014-Aug 2015

Case manages individual patients coordinating their care with social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and their primary care doctor as well as other doctors of various specialties.

Performs wound care for a variety of wound types including surgical wounds, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds. Inserts Foley and suprapubic catheters, teaches on urinary and Foley care to prevent infection.

Performs blood draws and teaches patients how to use their glucometers, checks patients INR for anticoagulant monitoring. Performs head to toe assessments for monitoring patients needs.

Teaches patients and families about their medications and conditions including Congestive Heart Failure, diabetes, COPD, post surgical care and a variety of other illnesses after patient hospitalizations. Teaches fall prevention for elderly patients.

Stat Staffing –Pittsburgh, PA

Registered Nurse July 2013-Spring 2014

Works as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings including both adult and pediatric facilities such as Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, Children’s Institute, Pediatric Specialty Care, Verland a facility for adults with disabilities, and other Adult Rehab facilities as needed. A per diem position while enrolled full time in Family Nurse Practitioner coursework at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Performs nursing skills such as medication administration, documentation, proper tracheostomy suctioning and cleaning techniques, changes colostomy bags, administers enemas as needed, gives feedings via NG or gastrostomy tubes. Charting both paper and electronic medical record systems depending on the facility.

Private Duty Home Care RN –Santa Rosa, CA

Home Care Nurse for Medically Fragile Special Needs Child August 2010-July 2012

Work with severely handicapped child in the home care setting after school day is over. Applies the nursing process for the health and well being of the child.

Performs medical procedures including G tube feedings and medications, respiratory monitoring as needed, assistance with activities of daily living, monitoring seizures, and other procedures as defined by the physician.

Sonoma County Office of Education –Santa Rosa, CA

School Nurse for Medically Fragile Special Education class October 2010-July 2012

Work with severely handicapped students in the school setting. Applies the nursing process for the health and well being of each student in the class.

Perform medical procedures including NG tube feeding, proper use of mechanical suctioning device, oxygen supplementation, G tube feedings, and other procedures as defined by the physician.

Administer medication, document medication and treatment given as prescribed by the physician and nursing interventions.

Handle emergency situations such as seizures, respiratory difficulty using the nursing process.

Maintains student health and emergency medical records and assist in the observation and recording of student development and progress.

Maintains a clean environment through sanitizing kitchen cleaning surfaces and cleaning mats and toys.

Participate in various meetings for the purpose of providing and or receiving information on the students’ medical condition including required staff meetings and in-service trainings, as well as participation in IEP meetings as necessary.

Communicate with families concerning the health and well being of their children in the class.

Children of the Promise Ministries-Cap Haitian, Haiti

Volunteer Nurse/Medical Oversight at an Orphanage March-September 2010

Assessed, examined, diagnosed, and treated (including deciding what type of medication and calculating the dosage) for all 33 children. No MD present, Haiti allows anyone to buy drugs at the pharmacy for their patients.

Weighed all children monthly, smaller children weekly

Updated medical files

Conducted assessments on newly admitted children

Treated patients from the community of all ages (infections, burns, wounds, etc.)

Drew up and administered medications to children at the orphanage and patients from the community seen in pharmacy clinic.

Gave breathing treatments as needed

Gave pre-natal/post-natal care and did patient education sessions for mothers and their babies.

Recorded children’s developmental progress

Organized vaccination schedules, gave and monitored vaccinations.

Cared for a variety of patients including but not limited to patients with HIV, Kwashiorkor malnutrition, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, sickle cell anemia, autism, diabetes, cardiac anomalies, scabies and syphilis. Implemented interventions from research articles.

Learned Haitian Creole to communicate with Haitian workers and patients.

Attended to emergencies such as seizures, NG feedings for malnourished babies at night etc., on call 24 hours a day.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Pediatrics-Riverside and Los Angeles, CA

Registered Nurse Pediatric Step-down Intensive Care Unit July 2009-February 2010

Duties included computer charting, IV/all medication routes administration, Foley catheter insertion, NG tube insertion, rectal tube insertion, ECG monitoring, care planning, head to toe assessments, oral care, bathing.

Cared for an ethnically diverse variety of patients from ages 0-99 of with diagnoses including cancer, diabetes, and cardiac disease.

Licensure/Certifications

Licensure

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners FNP Certification, AANC FNP-BC certification currently active

Includes NP ID number from the BRN and furnishing license as well with schedule II privileges

Registered Nurse in California July 27, 2009-currently active

Health Care Providers Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

Registered Nurse course through American Heart Association currently active

Course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intervention for all ages.

Public Health Nurse Certification-California

Registered Nurse Public Health Certification for the State of California currently active

Certification awarded by the State of California for clinical hours and coursework completed during Community Health Rotation during Community Health semester rotation at Azusa Pacific University.

Audiometric Certification–San Bernadino, CA

Registered Nurse continuing education course August 2011

Course in the anatomy and physiology of the ear and how to screen hearing for school aged children from pre-school through high school. State certification taken and passed in San Bernadino.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support –Los Angeles, CA

Registered Nurse course at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles December 2009

Course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intervention for ages 0-20, taught in conjunction with EKG monitoring certification course.

H o n o r s /Awards

Azusa Pacific University-Azusa, CA

Director’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence Fall 2006-Spring 2009

Awarded for previous and continued academic excellence throughout university career, honor roll student.

Biola University-La Mirada, CA

Community Service Scholarship for Outstanding Service Fall 2003-Summer 2005

Scholarship awarded to a select few undergraduate students with outstanding community service experience in high school.

National Student Nurses Association-U.S.A.

Student Nurse Member Fall 2008-2009

Active member of National Student Nurses Association, paid regular dues to remain current with trends and resources for student nurses in the United States of America.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, CANP & ANCC member-U.S.A Fall 2017

Active member of AANP, AANC, and CANP, pays regular dues to stay current with current trends in nursing, as well as attending conferences and using other resources provided by these organizations.

Volunteer Service

South Africa Study Abroad Program- Pietermaritzburg and Capetown, South Africa

Student Nurse Azusa Pacific University Spring 2009

Worked with HIV and TB patients from newborn babies to elderly adult patients.

Gave shots and did blood draws for HIV patients.

Assisted with education regarding HIV patients’ medications and nutrition.

Helped in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Program.

Did fetal assessments, treated ailments for HIV patients in the townships of South Africa, administered medications and vaccinations and learned Zulu to be able to speak to patients.

Stewart and Iris Ministries- Mozambique and South Africa, Africa

Volunteer Team Nurse December 2004-January 2005

Assisted in a hospital in South Africa feeding and holding AIDS babies while giving spiritual care to their mothers.

Monitored ministry team to ensure everyone took their malaria medication, and took care of a girl on the team who contracted malaria.

Worked in an orphanage in Mozambique primarily holding and changing babies.

Santa Rosa Christian Community Clinic-Santa Rosa, CA

Nurse Volunteer for rotating church clinic January-November 2011

Patient assessments for minor illnesses, referrals to other services as needed.

Administration of vaccinations

Screen vision and hearing, screen for diabetes.

New Life Christian Church-Pittsburgh, PA 2014

Sunday School Teacher

Teach junior high and high school girls Sunday School with additional health and safety and sexual education training.

Santa Rosa Redwood Gospel Mission-Santa Rosa, CA

Volunteer 2000-2003, 2010-2011

Helped serve meals to homeless from the community who were enrolled in a drug rehabilitation program

Calvary Chapel the Rock-Santa Rosa, CA

Volunteer July-November 2011

Help lead kids worship during Sunday School

World Impact Ministries-Watts, CA

Sunday School Teacher January 2006-March 2008

Taught pre-school and kindergartners the Bible.

Assisted with activities such as bringing children to park or the beach

Facilitated a visit to Azusa Pacific University to give the children a chance to experience a university campus and encourage them to apply for scholarships.



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