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Board Certified NP, 10 years exp. ortho surgical first assistant

Location:
Marshall, MN
Posted:
June 26, 2018

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DIANA E. ARMSTRONG

RN, MSN, APN-BC, CNOR

Marshall, MN 314-***-**** ac5067@r.postjobfree.com

BOARD-CERTIFIED ADULT NURSE PRACTITIONER

Patient-focused, dedicated, compassionate professional with multi-state licensure seeking a role as a nurse practitioner with a progressive, patient-centered organization that values knowledge, experience, and commitment. Over 12 years experience as Surgical first assistant. Skilled at working in the pre-operative, intra-op, and post-op arenas. Confident, proactive, collaborative patient advocate who understands the challenge of providing excellent patient care within the bounds of a managed-care environment. Skilled at identifying and resolving problems and fulfilling responsibilities in a professional manner. Diverse background in patient care, practice and clinical management with multiple competencies and certifications in the health care industry.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AVERA MARSHALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, MARSHALL, MN 2016 - PRESENT ORTHOPEDIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

In collaboration with physician: Conduct history and physical exams; diagnose, treat, and perform minor procedures for orthopedic patients. Collaborate with a team of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to develop and implement outstand- ing, individualized patient care and ensure an efficiently run operation. Manage peri-operative period to optimize care for surgical patients. Maintain detailed medical records and make hospital rounds; Provide Orthopedic call coverage for ED, Provide all first assistant duties.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Educate patients and family members on care plans, test results, disease processes, medications, and pain management techniques. Developed and streamlined clinical practice protocols.

• Surgical First Assistant

COMPHEALTH, MARSHALL, MN 2015 – 2016

LOCUMS TENUMS NURSE PRACTITIONER, AVERA MARSHALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER In collaboration with physician: Conduct history and physical exams; diagnose, treat, and perform minor procedures for orthopedic patients. Collaborate with a team of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to develop and implement outstand- ing, individualized patient care and ensure an efficiently run operation. Manage peri-operative period to optimize care for surgical patients. Maintain detailed medical records and make hospital rounds; conduct after-hours calls with pa- tients. Perform all first-assistant duties.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Educate patients and family members on care plans, test results, disease processes, medications, and pain management techniques.

• Surgical First Assistant

THE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER OF ST. LOUIS, CHESTERFIELD, MO 2006 – 2015 NURSE PRACTITIONER

In collaboration with physician: Conduct history and physical exams; diagnose, treat, and perform minor procedures for orthopedic patients. Created and maintained surgical schedule, including getting medical clearance for patients, setting up surgical tools, and coordinating with multiple physicians and medical providers. Provided surgical followup by con- ducting hospital rounds, telephoning patients, and performing in-office post-op visits. Evaluated and treated patients, diagnosed and treated multiple orthopedic and non-orthopedic disorders and conditions, and administered injections. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Served as infection control specialist in the practice and managed staff of medical assistants.

• Routinely received consistent positive feedback from patients.

• Surgical First Assistant

ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL, CHESTERFIELD, MO 2004 – 2008 NURSE PRACTITIONER

Together with physician, performed duties listed above for surgical patients. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• In collaboration with anesthesiologist, established a pre-surgical program to ensure appropriate testing and/or consultations were on record, resulting in fewer day-of-surgery cancellations and delays. Previous positions include Nurse Practitioner, Center for Interventional Pain Management, St. Louis, MO, 2003-2004; and Staff Nurse/OR, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1998-2003. EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING/ADULT NURSE PRACTITIONER, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO ADULT NURSE PRACTITIONER, ANCC #0377405-2, FL license #ARNP9488113, MO license #100571, MN license

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REGISTERED NURSE, FL license #RN9488113, MO license #100571, MN #229610 ACLS, certified 2017

BCLS, certified biannually

CNOR CREDENTIAL, 1996

RECOGNITION/AFFILIATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

MEMBER, Association of Operating Room Nurses, University of Missouri Columbia School of Nursing Alumni, American Association of Nurses/MONA, National Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Or- thopedic Nurses, St. Louis Nurse Practitioners

AUTHOR, Armstrong, D., & Bortz, P. (2001). An Integrative Review of Pressure Relief in the operating room. AORN (73), 645-674.



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