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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Location:
Keystone Heights, Florida, 32656, United States
Posted:
May 21, 2018

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THOMAS L. CHRISTOPHER, ARNP-BC

**** **** ******* ****

Keystone Heights, FL 32656

352-***-**** Home

(386-972)-9603 Cell (PRIMARY)

ac5jec@r.postjobfree.com

Objective:

To deliver high quality evidence-based advanced nursing practice with genuine compassion. Education:

Master of Science in Nursing May-2017

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Bachelor of Science in Nursing May-2010

Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

Associates Degree in Nursing May-2004

Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

Associates in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services April-2000 St. Johns River Community College, Palatka, FL

Paramedic Certification 7/17/1997

St. Augustine Technical Center, St. Augustine, FL

Emergency Medical Technician 04/1994

St. Augustine Technical Center, St. Augustine, FL

Work Experience:

Express Family Care, Palatka, FL 10/25/2017-Present 6500 Crill Avenue Suite #4

Palatka, FL 32177

Job Description:

FNP-BC via the ANCC

Asses & treatment of Urgent Care, Family Practice, Occupational Health, & Worker’s Compensation patients ages 6 months and older

Skills include but not limited to: suturing, skin biopsies, Slit Lamp eye examinations, digital & local anesthesia for painful procedures, 12-lead EKG interpretation, first read interpretation on x-rays, IV& IM administration certain medications, and educating patients at a level or manner in which they understand. Have current DEA Controlled Substance Prescribing Authority This position is collaborative, but very autonomous in nature. Express Family Care, Crescent City, FL 8/2015-5/2016 300 South Main Street Crescent City, FL

Description: Staff Nurse at the Putnam County Jail, Palatka, Florida Supervision and delegation of ancillary staff

Intake assessments of newly incarcerated inmates

Assisting clinician with care of inmates with acute & chronic conditions. Collaborating with clinician in treating emergent & non-emergent illnesses and injuries Administration of all prescribed medications to all inmates, and charting accordingly Recognizing, initiated treatment, facilitated transport of non-emergent & emergent illness, injuries, diagnostic testing, & referring of inmates to the emergency room, and/or other treatment facilities, or specialists This position was collaborative, but very autonomous in nature Page 2 of 3

Staff Nurse, Urgent Care 2008-2010

MedEx Medical Express of Palatka, Palatka, FL

Job Description:

Assisted in the treatment of Urgent Care Patients

Supervised ancillary personnel

Maintained & operated laboratory equipment in an onsite lab. This included equipment for CBC, CMP, lipid panel, urinalysis, pulmonary function testing, respirator fit testing, & responsible for ensuring all requirements were met to maintain an onsite laboratory certification

ACLS, CPR, & continuing education classes on various topics relevant to the setting Performed DOT, Probation, Worker’s Compensation, & random drug screens Called back patients within 48-72 hours of treatment to check on their recovery status & patient satisfaction Assisted in sterile procedures, & any additional duties asked of me; including routine office cleaning Emergency Room Charge Nurse 2005-2008

Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka, FL

Job Description:

Treated emergency, intensive care, & non-emergency patients Charge Nurse of a 23 bed emergency room

Supervised, assisted & coordinated with all staff

Served as needed as the “House Supervisor”

Head of Cardiac Arrest response team

ACLS & CPR instruction

Oriented new employees to the department

Precepted nursing students

Participated in researching & teaching continuing education classes for the staff Staff Nurse, ER and ICU 2004-2005

Shands at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, FL Job Description: Treated emergency, non-emergency, & intensive care patients Assisted & coordinated with all staff for a team focused care model Member of IV start & Cardiac Arrest response team

Oriented new employees to the Emergency Room & ICU departments Paramedic- Field Training Officer, Firefighter 1995-2005 Putnam County Emergency Medical Services

Job Description: Treated pre-hospital emergency, non-emergency, & trauma patients Field training officer for new Paramedics & oriented them to the service Preceptor for Paramedic & Emergency Medical Technician students ACLS & CPR instructor

Continuing education instruction

Certified car seat safety instructor, & held annual public car seat safety instruction techniques in coordination with the Florida Highway Patrol.

Scholarly Activities:

Symposium May-2015

Christopher, T., Knight, A., Overfelt, R. (2015, May). Contraceptive methods: Condoms. Contraceptive update for the family Nurse practitioner. Symposium conducted at the University of North Florida School of Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida.

Symposium November-2014

Christopher, T., Santos, C. (2014, September).

Contraceptive methods: Condoms. Contraceptive update for the family Nurse practitioner. Symposium conducted at the University of North Florida School of Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Scholarly/Professional Publications August-2014

“A Rash: Scarlet Fever or Not”

Brooks College of Health

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Published in December 2016 issue of Advance for NP’s and PA’s Binge Drinking Mobile Medical Application August-2014 Content published in mobile medical application named Moment Strong. Christopher, T., Belcon, R., Santos, C. (2014)

Poster Presentation at University of North Florida April-2013

“Smoking Cessation Strategies in Adults with COPD” Brooks College of Health Interdisciplinary Research Day, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Masters Project/Review of Literature April-2013

“Smoking Cessation Strategies in Adults with COPD” Brooks College of Health

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

License & Certifications:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner-ANCC 10/11/2017-Present DEA Controlled Substance Prescriptive Authority 10/2017-Present Registered Nurse 6/07/2004-Present

Paramedic 7/17/1997-Present

American Heart Association Issued:

ACLS, CPR, & PALS

Professional Organizations:

Board Certified by the ANCC 10/2017-present

American Nurses Association May 2015- present

State of Florida Notary of the Public March 2015-present Member of the Free and Accepting Masons of Florida Pineland Lodge #86 November 2010-present

Palatka, Fl. 32177

Awards:

Dean’s List for Honors 2002-2004

St. Petersburgh College, St. Petersburgh, FL

Putnam County Civic Duty Award August- 2010

Putnam County Paramedic of the Year 2001, 2003, & 2005



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