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Nurse Practitioner Medical

Location:
Port St. Lucie, FL
Posted:
September 25, 2018

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Claudette

Johnston-Creary

Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34987

ac66bx@r.postjobfree.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

TREASURE HEATH PALLIATIVE CARE

PALLIATIVE CARE PRACTITIONER AUG 2017 – PRESENT

Treat and assess patients with serious illnesses.

Assess patient needs and diagnose health challenges.

Provide primary care services to patients who have terminal illnesses

The focus is improving the quality of life for the patient and the family, symptom management and comfort care. Oversees a caseload of 80 patients, home visits, ALFs, Nursing homes, Independent living facilities and initial visits in the hospitals.

Consult with Medical director and clinical team at IDT meetings to improve and target areas of disease management to prevent gaps in care.

Communication with interdisciplinary team for management of chronic illness

CENTER POINT MEDICAL INC, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

PRIMARY CARE PRACTITIONER DEC 2015 – JULY 2017

Health Assessment, order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

Direct or supervise less-skilled healthcare personnel or supervise a particular colleague.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.

Screenings for Failure to thrive patients mainly the geriatric population that become placement issues. Dementia & depression screening.

Outpatient visits, home visits, visits to ALFs, and Nursing homes

LEWIS HEALTH INSTITUTE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

PRIMARY NURSE PRACTITIONER JAN 2015 – DEC 2015

Health Assessment, order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

Direct or supervise less-skilled healthcare personnel or supervise a particular colleague.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.

See 15-20 patients per day in a primary care setting

FORTIS INSTITUTE, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Nursing Professor Feb 2012 - 2015

Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.

Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.

Prepare course materials such as syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts.

PORT ST LUCIE MEDICAL CENTER, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Medical Surgical Nurse/Psych Aug 2012 – Present

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition, administer Mini-cog tests in addition to depression scales and screening for placement in ALFs or group homes.

Initiate & monitor detox protocols for substance abuse patients.

Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. Addressing the needs of a broad range of mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Mood DO, Psychosis NOS, and Depression).

Administer and monitor for adverse effects of psychotropic medications

Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.

Conducting group meetings with patients to address healthy lifestyles.

Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems in the young adult to geriatric population.

Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.

EDUCATION

BEACH CHANNEL HS, Farrockaway, NY

SOUTH UNIVERSITY, Savannah, GA

Post Graduate Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate as an Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. AGPCNP-BC ANCC Certification, FL Licensed

DEA licensed

PHOENIX UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ

MSN/MHA

SUNY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, Brooklyn, NY

BSN

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF MIRAMAR, Miramar, FL

Clinical Educator Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.

Supervise professional and technical staff in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals.

Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.

Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted.

JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER, Jupiter Medical Center, FL

Intensive Care Nurse Aug 2007 - Feb 2011

Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.

Administer medications intravenously, by injection, orally, through gastric tubes, or by other methods.

Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.

Advocate for patients' and families' needs, or provide emotional support for patients and their families.

Administer blood and blood products, monitoring patients for signs and symptoms related to transfusion reactions.

Compile and analyze data obtained from monitoring or diagnostic tests.

Monitor patients' fluid intake and output to detect emerging problems such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances.

Assess patients' psychosocial status and needs including areas such as sleep patterns, anxiety, grief, anger, and support systems found.

Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.

FORT PIERCE SURGERY CENTER, Fort Pierce, FL

PACU Nurse Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Monitor and assess patients post-surgery

TENET RESOURCE POOL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Psychiatric Nurse Jan 2009 - Nov 2013

Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans for the adult and geriatric populations.

Monitor and assess patients that suffer with mental illnesses, also patients with substance abuse problems.

HOME HEALTH NURSE, Hobe Sound, FL

Home health Nurse Jan 1997 - Dec 2009

Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.

Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.

Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.

ON ASSIGNMENT HEALTHCARE, Cincinnati, OH

Travel Nurse Jan 2004 - Sep 2007

Monitor patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis or shock and institute appropriate interventions.

Set up and monitor medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, and pressure lines.

Prioritize nursing care for assigned critically ill patients based on assessment data and identified needs.

Provided care to cardiac patients on telemetry.

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES, Fort Pierce, FL

Registered Nurse (RN) Case Manager Jan 1999 - Sep 2002

Interpret and explain information such as eligibility requirements, application details, payment methods, and applicants' legal rights.

Compile, record, and evaluate personal and financial data in order to verify completeness and accuracy, and to determine eligibility status.

Keep records of assigned cases, and prepare required reports.

Managing a 200 patient caseload, scheduling of appointments with primary care physicians and specialists. Providing care for the medically needy. (Population consisted of young adult to adolescents).



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