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Nurse Practitioner Assistant

Tyler, Texas, United States
August 13, 2018

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Lynda Schmidt

Experienced Nurse Practitioner

Troup, TX 75789


To secure a challenging position in an esteemed organization, and to use my skills in organizational development and constantly learn with an open mind. I am an experienced Nurse Practitioner with almost 20 years of experience in acute care. I am passionate about serving patients and have been blessed to be able to do so in my career.

Work Experience

Nurse Practitioner

UT Health Tyler - Tyler, TX

June 2017 to Present

Nurse Practitioner for a busy gastroenterology practice, both hospital based and clinic. Performs consults and evaluates patients for gastroenterologic pathology. Daily follow-up rounds, interpretation of radiologic and laboratory testing. Management of acute and chronic gastroenterologic conditions. Nurse Practitioner - ETMC

January 2016 to Present


NP for ETMC trauma services. Duties include: admission H&P's, daily rounds & management of trauma patients. Evaluation & treatment of patients in the Trauma bay. Placement of central lines & chest tubes for critically ill patients. Also function as an RNFA & assist in OR as needed on trauma patients as well as acute

care surgical patients.

First assisting on a variety of surgical procedures RNFA - Surgical Assistants of East Texas

September 2015 to October 2016

Which include general, urological, gynecological and laparoscopic cases. Became proficient assistant with the DaVinci system.

Nurse Practitioner

Surgical Acute Care

August 2014 to October 2015


Hospital based NP in the SICU. Managing critically ill surgical and trauma patients. Duties include: daily

interdisciplinary rounds, admission history & physicals, placement of central lines & arterial lines. Nurse Practitioner

Tyler Bariatrics

May 2010 to August 2014


Hospital based NP/RNFA working for a busy Bariatric practice. Duties included: Admission's, daily hospital

post op rounds, discharges. First Assisting on a variety of general surgery cases with a focus on laparoscopic

gastric bypass

Nurse Practitioner

Pulmonary Specialists of Tyler

February 2008 to May 2010


Hospital based NP. Duties included admission H&P's, management of critically ill patients in the ICU as well as taking call for the hospitalist practice.

Nurse Practitioner

Neuroscience Institute Trinity Mother Frances - Frances, ES August 2007 to February 2008


NP for a neurological practice. Duties included hospital rounds, First Assisting on neurosurgical cases. Also

worked tin the office doing f/u on post op patients. NP

August 2005 to August 2007

for a busy surgical intensivest group in the SICU. The patient population was comprised a mix of general

surgery as well as acute care surgery. Duties included interdisciplinary rounds, managing critically ill patients, placement of central lines for vascular access. Nurse Practitioner

Southtowns Radiology

October 2004 to August 2005


NP working in both the hospital

Nurse Practitioner - The Methodist Hospital Houston Nurse Practitioner/RNFA

Surgical Associates of Western New York

July 1999 to October 2004


NP for a busy general/vascular surgery practice. Hospital based. Duties included H&P's, consults. Daily inpatient rounding. Assisting on general & vascular surgery cases. Education

Masters Certificate for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Texas Tech - Lubbock, TX

January 2006

Masters of Science in Nursing

Daemen College - Buffalo, NY

August 1997

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Daemen College - Buffalo, NY

August 1994

Associates in Nursing

Trocaire College - Buffalo, NY

August 1991


VASCULAR, Geriatric, Acute Care, General Surgery

Additional Information


Proficient in the use of U/S for central venous access. Proficient in primary closure of complex wounds

I have performed U/S guided thoracentesis

RNFA- I have assisted in the OR since 2000 on a variety of general, vascular, & laparoscopic cases. Proficient in the placement of chest tubes

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