A unique candidate with a Masters in Nursing and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Highly skilled in analytical thinking, problem solving and communication. Well-organized with over 18 years experience in healthcare.
PSYCHOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE, SC Aug ’99 – Present
Develop and deliver lectures in psychology curricula in both traditional and online formats.
Adhere to course competencies, teach and test relevant content.
Manage distance-learning courses via WebCT, Blackboard and D2L software.
Develop syllabi, overall course structure, administer and maintain students’ grades and records.
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER, RALEIGH, NC Feb ’12 – Feb ‘18
Provide primary psychiatric care of episodic, short term, long term, stable, acute and chronic psychiatric conditions.
Utilize, maintain and organize over 500 patient electronic databases using computer software.
Perform comprehensive psychiatric assessments, capacity evaluations, crisis intervention and prescribes medications in accordance to state and federal laws.
Ensure compliance and regulatory standards per CMS guidelines regarding medication management.
Collaborate with Pharmacy Consultants to reduce unnecessary use of psychotropics and to find the lowest effective doses.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary team, make appropriate treatment referrals, provide consultations and advocate for patients.
Supervise nurses and monitor compliance with nursing protocols and clinical practice.
SPEAKER, AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS, ALISO VIEJO, CA Apr ’14 – Dec ‘16
Provided training and educational speaking sessions on Nuedexta according to FDA guidelines.
Presented dosing, risks and benefits, efficacy, contraindications, adverse reactions of drug and summarized clinical studies.
STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, NORTH CAROLINA DEPT OF CORRECTIONS Aug ’01 – Aug ‘06
Provided individual and group counseling and psychotherapy.
Provided crisis intervention.
Assisted with the development of a written procedures manual for assessing violent recidivism.
Provided state-wide training on risk assessment with the NCDOC.
Administered, scored and interpreted both intellectual and personality assessments.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHAPEL HILL, NC 2008 – 2011
M.S.N in Nursing (Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Nurse Specialist)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHAPEL HILL, NC 2007 – 2008
B.S.N in Nursing
APPALACHAIAN STATE UNIVERSITY – BOONE, NC 1996 – 1998
M.A. in Clinical Psychology
WINGATE UNIVERSITY – WINGATE, NC 1992 – 1996
B.A. in Psychology
Field Trainer for newly hired psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at TeamHealth 2011 - 2017
Chosen out of 12 clinicians to organize and lead clinical research study (PRISM II) on a neurological pharmaceutical. 2013
Provided state-wide training on risk assessment within the North Carolina Department of Correction
HERBERT HARRIS, MD, PHD
Medical Director, ICON Plc
CARRIE RE, MBA
Long-term Care Neuroscience Area Manager, Avanir Pharmaceuticals
CHRISTY WADDELL, BA
Social Worker, Windsor Point